Wednesday, March 21, 2007


I only knew the bare minimum about the actual history of Iraq, not ever having any classes in college that addressed that country, and just knew enough to follow along. I read a great deal to educate myself. Mother Jones News has a great primer and educational piece that breaks it all down for you. Iraq 101. Some of the information tells us that since the attack in Iraq that Jihadists attacks have increased , around the world, by 607%. Before the war 100% of Iraqi children went to school, but in 2006 that number was down to 30%. 40% of them have expeienced a traumatic event and another 14% suffer from PTSD. The numbers and information are very interesting and if you want to get some basics you may want to check it out.

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