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IRAQ - a human tragedy

Original post made by Jag Singh, Duveneck/St. Francis, on Nov 9, 2006

The human suffering in Iraq has reached epic proportions. Iraqi doctors report that more than 50% of the fatalities (estimated in excess of 655,000) could have been avoided if proper medical care had been provided to the victims. A group of these doctors wrote an appeal in the prestigious British medical Journal for international support. “Many emergency departments,” they state, “are no more than halls with beds, fluid suckers, and oxygen bottles. . . . Our experience has taught us that poor emergency medical services are more disastrous than the disaster itself.”

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Posted by Journalist
a resident of Midtown
on Nov 10, 2006 at 1:05 pm

What is your source? When did this press conference take place? where can we read a full transcript?

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Posted by Journalist
a resident of Midtown
on Nov 10, 2006 at 1:16 pm

Apparently, he said that in 2003 at a congressional hearing. Boykin is known for his rather extreme views and statements. I think there's more to explore though - who are they trying to assasinate? People who are killing Iraqi civilians and US troops through suicide bombs and IEDs? Or innocent intellectuals like sweet old college professors in tweed jackets?
Vietnam is over. Iraq is not Vietnam and it never will be. There are a completely different set of objectives at stake for the US, and the insurgency there exists for different reasons. Our presence in Vietnam served our large cold war objectives. I think Iraq is much more important, and the war itself has the potential to be much uglier. I would like to see us out of there as soon as possible.

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