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Friday, April 01, 2005

The Dirty Dozen....Rotten Egg #3

"War is not healthy for children and other living things". What an apt statement to describe a small bit in yesterday's news about the children in Iraq.

Two years after the American invasion, the number of Iraqi children suffering from the ravages of hunger has almost doubled. Under Saddam Hussein, nearly 4% of the childen were severely hungry. Today in Iraq, 7.7% of the children suffer from acute malnutrition. This form of malnutrition results in death for many of its tiny victims. Those who survive are often left with life-long physical and mental impairment. A full one-quarter of the children in Iraq do not get enough to eat!

There is no excuse for such neglect! Feeding the children should have been one of Bush's main priorities from day one of his pre-emptive strike against Iraq. Halliburton and Kellog, Brown, and Root have failed miserably in occupied Iraq as evidenced by a starving population. They have squandered billions of American tax dollars to fix nothing, feed no one, and have provided neither clean water nor sanition. The resulting squalor is a major factor in the climbing mortality rate of the already weakened children.

Why isn't the president to calling for a "culture of life" for the Iraqi Children? Why isn't Congress willing to "legislate" some sustenance into their poor bloated tummies? Was it really so important to guard the Ministry of Oil? Why isn't the Christian Right praying to God to Save Iraqi Kids? Where is the media? There are thousands of sick, hungry children in war-torn Iraq but Americans prefer to focus on a brain dead woman who did not want to be kept alive artificially.

What to do but toss the small bodies into the mass grave labeled, "Collateral Damage".

What color is hunger? This reeking, fuming, rotten egg has been dipped in Grey for it is the only color that can describe the bleakness of poverty and hunger.

"War is not healthy for childen and other living things...."
...............Kitchen Window Woman


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! Those are some powerful rotten eggs there Ms Window! Very hard-hitting and wonderfully good! Really enjoyed reading these last few! Keep up the groovacious work! Will check back soon (after I see you post/help you post your next one)! :)!


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