Saturday, July 28, 2007


Talk about risking life and limb...
Iraq is facing a hidden healthcare and social crisis over the soaring number of amputations, largely of lower limbs, necessitated by the daily explosions and violence gripping the country.
Why am I only reading about this in the Guardian? Oh yeah. We don't have a free press any more.
In the north of Iraq...there is a requirement for up to 3,000 replacement limbs a year. If that estimate is applied across the country, it suggests an acute and looming long-term health challenge that has been largely ignored by the world. The revelation of the scale of limb loss suffered by Iraqi civilians is not entirely surprising, even though it has gone unreported.
It's the Republicans' war. Hey, Commander Guy, is this what you mean by your surge succeeding?
Levels of amputations performed by military surgeons on US troops in Iraq are twice as high as those recorded in previous wars: the most recently available figures suggest 6 per cent of wounded US troops require an amputation, compared with 3 per cent in other conflicts.
Someone needs to amputate impeach the executive branch.

6 Comments:

At 10:17 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

Get. Out. Now.

 
At 1:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just more gross statistics to fill the pages of the history books Bush insists will tell the whole story in 50 years.

 
At 7:54 AM, Blogger Kirsten said...

I cannot get any angrier...
No, wait, I can...

 
At 8:46 AM, Anonymous Georgette Orwell said...

"Hey, he's a good man, we're gonna get him some new legs." --Recent comment about a soldier by Notaclue Bush.

Does Halliburton have a new prosthetics division?

 
At 2:40 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

Georgette O,
If they do, they'll overprice everything, but that's only if they manage to get anything produced in the first place.

And then they'll only let really rich amputees buy them...for a price.

 
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