Sunday, January 30, 2005

Iraq: eyes wide shut (link fixed)

While we gird ourselves for the spin machine's glorification of the Iraq "elections," take a look at the images on Trevor Davis's blog. If you can. These are the faces of suffering, courtesy the US taxpayer, among others.

A recent epidemiological study in The Lancet estimated the deaths caused directly by the invasion and occupation in statistical terms. The late Irving Selikoff, one of the last century's great epidemiologists, used to say that statistics were people with the tears wiped away. Take a look at the tears. And weep.