Thursday, March 31, 2005

Results of War

this from the Guardian today illustrates the socialist case against war quite strongly:
Jean Ziegler, the UN Human Rights Commission's special expert on the right to food, said more than a quarter of Iraqi children do not have enough to eat and 7.7% are acutely malnourished - a jump from 4% recorded in the immediate aftermath of the US-led invasion.
Modern war disrupts the intricate web of production upon which millions depend for existence, and so often proves to be greater than any of the ills it is supposed to solve.

As a fotnote, it's worth saying that Blair has often proclaimed his crusade to end child poverty in the UK, and this story contrasts with the whole school dinners story (on which more tomorrow.

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