The Human Price of Comfort

From Arab Woman Blues

Hush now, little one …

I have good news for you. American “consumer sentiment has improved to a 3 years high, propelled by falling gasoline prices and a favorable view of personal finances and economic growth” says a survey. You must be happy. This means more savings for you so you can consume more, eat and spend some more. Go right ahead and anesthetize yourself.

Now what this survey won’t show you, is that during those three comparative years, over 260’000 Iraqi children died since 2003 to make your life smoother over there, wherever you are. Now, Iraq has the highest mortality rate for children in the world.(read full article here)

Read all of it here.

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