By Hind al-Safar in Baghdad
11/16/07 "ICR" No. 237, 16-Nov-07 -- Child mortality in Iraq has spiralled because of the tense security situation, deteriorating health services and lack of medical supplies, say experts.
According to a report released in May 2007 by aid agency Save the Children, “Iraq’s child mortality rate has increased by a staggering 150 per cent since 1990, more than any other country.”
The report, entitled State of the World’s Mothers 2007, said that some 122,000 Iraqi children - the equivalent of one in eight - died in 2005, before reaching their fifth birthday. More than half of the deaths were among newborn babies in their first month of life.
IJ NOTE: There is no doubt by any rational, half intelligent person that this suffering is caused by the US obsession with oil as a means to live the American Dream and remain world superpower.
Knowing that, take a look around you right now and just try to find one item in the room which was not created or delivered by the use of oil. Now, who`s fault is it that these Iraqi kids are suffering and dying???
A better question; What are you going to do about it???