August 26, 2010

WE OWE THEM A REGIME CHANGE:

Venezuela, More Deadly Than Iraq, Wonders Why (SIMON ROMERO, 8/26/10, NY Times)

Some here joke that they might be safer if they lived in Baghdad. The numbers bear them out.

In Iraq, a country with about the same population as Venezuela, there were 4,644 civilian deaths from violence in 2009, according to Iraq Body Count; in Venezuela that year, the number of murders climbed above 16,000.

Even Mexico’s infamous drug war has claimed fewer lives.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 26, 2010 5:34 AM
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