Almost twice as many Iraqi children are suffering from malnutrition since the U.S.-led invasion toppled Saddam Hussein, a U.N. monitor said Monday.I read this here. If only this boy would post more politics and less baseball. (Or just as much baseball, but more politics anyway!)
Four percent of Iraqis under age 5 went hungry in the months after Saddam's ouster in April 2003, and the rate nearly doubled to 7.7 percent last year, said Jean Ziegler, the U.N. Human Rights Commission's special expert on the right to food.
The situation is "a result of the war led by coalition forces," he said. . . .
Ziegler also cited an October 2004 U.S. study estimating that as many as 100,000 more Iraqis - many of them women and children - had died since the start of the U.S.-led invasion than would have been expected otherwise, based on the mortality rate before the war.
"Most died as a result of the violence, but many others died as a result of the increasingly difficult living conditions, reflected in increasing child mortality levels," Ziegler said.
You've probably read this elsewhere, but just in case, from this AP story: