Thursday, March 30, 2006


The duck's nuts of casualty studies is, of course, the Lancet Iraq study: embraced and defended almost universally by lefties. Casualty estimates for other conflicts are largely ignored by the left. Thus, there's little chance lefties are going to pick up on these reports:
A report by more than 50 charity groups says the rate of violent deaths in northern Uganda is three times higher than in Iraq.

The report has been prepared by Civil Society Organisations for Peace in Northern Uganda (CSOPNU).

It says nearly 150 northern Ugandans die every week due to the rebellion waged by the group the Lords Resistance Army (LRA).

Camps in the Uganda's north are home to more than 1.6 million people sheltering from fighting between troops and LRA rebels.

One study last year estimated that 1,000 people died every week in the north as a result of poor living conditions.

In its new report, CSOPNU says the main war victims are children.

Some 25,000 have been abducted by the LRA as fighters and "wives", while tens of thousands more trudge into towns every night rather than risk being kidnapped from their beds.

Half of all camp residents are under the age of 15.

A quarter of all children over 10 have lost one or both parents.
This will only become an issue for the left if it can come up with a blame Bush angle.


Anonymous MK said...

If it were up to the left, Iraq and Afghanistan would become another Uganda.

6:01 AM  

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