Friday, January 06, 2006

More carnage

Add to the 130 people who were killed a few days ago in Iraq the 125 who were killed today.

Yet the Shrubites still stand by the "fact" that violence has not been escalating in Iraq, but getting better.

And this is just something I found that's a pretty good read:

One of those studies, released this fall at the United Nations, concluded that the number of armed conflicts has declined by 40 percent since the end of the Cold War. And, according to the 2005 Human Security Report, 2004 had the lowest number of conflicts in almost 30 years. That includes not only wars between countries, but civil wars and all forms of violent political conflict. Only terrorism is on the rise.

In perhaps the best news of all, the study -- funded by the governments of Sweden, Norway, Canada, Britain and Switzerland -- found the number of deaths per conflict plummeting along with the number of wars.