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Iraq: Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Iraq: Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics



by Felicity Arbuthnot

"A rock,
Breathing with the lungs of a lunatic,
That is it,
This is the twentieth century." (A Mirror for the Twentieth Century: Adonis - Ali Ahmad Said, 1930 - :)

Recently a contradictory, but in important areas, remarkably sunny opinion poll on "progress" in Iraq, conducted in April, was released. (i)

It was, it has to be said, a divide and rule sort of survey as it split respondents in to Shia, Sunni, Kurdish - the Shia, obviously were largely supportive of Prime Minister Nuri al Maliki, from the Iranian backed Dawa Party.

However, for those in the west wishing a phoenix to rise from Iraq's ashes - the illegal invasion, occupation, destruction, resultant mass graves of maybe one and a half million beings, the million orphans, the over four million displaced, the unimaginable, near industrial scale, often daily carnage, nearly a decade on  - incredibly, things are looking up..... MORE

SourcePravda.ru

URL: http://english.pravda.ru/world/asia/20-06-2012/121438-iraq_lies-0/

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