Thursday, June 01, 2006

Iraq no more violent than D.C.

Andrew Walden has written an article for FrontPage Magazine (via TROP) about the rate of violence in Iraq. He shows, thanks to comprehensive research, that it is more deadly to live in Washington, D.C., and pre-Katrina New Orleans than Iraq.

    The remnants of Saddam’s socialist dictatorship in alliance with al-Qaeda are still able to kill Iraqi civilians in sufficient numbers so that their leftist allies in the U.S. can get the video footage they need to blame Bush—but fewer than they killed under Saddam.

I have been saying this for years. Once in a blue moon CNN, an anti-war leftist media outlet, shows a man-on-the-street story from Baghdad, showing people going about their business -- kids playing soccer, people gathering in cafes, laughing, weddings, and the like. The tone of voice of the reporter is always one of surprise. People are actually doing something other than cowering in their hovels!

Another interesting statistic is the number of deaths under Saddam Hussein verses post-Saddam. It's fairly cold to compare death stats like this, but reality is reality. A certain number of civilians have perished as a result of the U.S.-led invasion and occupation, but more would have died if Saddam had been allowed to continue his brutality of the population.

I highly recommend reading the entire article at FrontPage. It's not very long, and includes a link to the research quoted in the material. Go here for the story.

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