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The absolute devastation of Iraqi society, especially its children

Reflect on George Bushes - and his 2 principal acolytes, the UK's Tony Blair and Australia's John Howard - when the US unleashed the war of "Shock and Awe" on the Iraqis......and then ponder what has happened to the people of Iraq, especially its children.    We now know, courtesy this piece in global post, the devastation the war has wrought on children, and how many, now coming of age.....

"While the United States promised freedom, security and prosperity, young Iraqis have known very little of any of those things. The figures are staggering. Analysts believe more than 800,000 Iraqi children have been orphaned by conflict since 2003. Two million children are out of school and more than a million more are at risk of dropping out, according to UNICEF. Three million of Iraq’s 35 million people are now displaced inside the country — more than half of them children. The Association of Iraqi Psychologists says anxiety over violence has affected millions of Iraqi children, raising concerns about how they will function as adults."

Read the full piece here.

 

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