Thursday, April 28, 2005

Call It "Freedom Growth"

There's a reported twenty percent increase in deformed Iraqi babies, post "liberation." Part of this is due to inter-marriages, according to Dr. Lamia'a Amran, a pediatrician at the Iraqi Red Crescent Society in Baghdad. But the vast majority of deformities, "characterised by multiple fingers, unusually large heads, unilateral lips or no arms or legs," are caused by polluted water and depleted uranium from US bombs. And as is usually the case, it's the poor who are taking the biggest hit.

No need to thank us, Iraq! All part of Freedom's Blessings. And enough with the candy and flowers! You're embarrassing us already!