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Wit and Wisdom for a One Party State

A handbook for government by wishful thinking

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Blood, n. A viscous liquid, which in large quantities helps to smooth the passage of unpromising subject matter into the dustbin history.

2006 G. BURNHAM et al., The Lancet 368:1421-1428 "We estimate that, as a consequence of the coalition invasion of March 18, 2003, about 655,000 Iraqis have died above the number that would be expected in a non-conflict situation, which is equivalent to about 2.5% of the population in the study area. About 601,000 of these excess deaths were due to violent causes. Our estimate of the post-invasion crude mortality rate represents a doubling of the baseline mortality rate, which, by the Sphere standards, constitutes a humanitarian emergency."
2006 G.W. BUSH 20 Dec. "But I -- you know, my heart breaks for them. It just does -- on a regular basis. ..."
2006 G.W. BUSH 20 Dec. "... So there's been a lot of accomplishments. ..."
2006 G.W. BUSH 20 Dec. "... But the true history of any administration is not going to be written until long after the person [sic] is gone."

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