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March 23, 2003

A Terrorist Killing Millions of Children

Countries from around the world have met to discuss this terrorist threat. The danger is clear as it kills 1.6 million children each year in countries across the world. Yet the world body meeting has failed to approve a concrete plan to neutralize this brutal killer.

The end of the World Water Forum has ended without a concrete plan to provide clean water to the poor of the world.

And the cost is so little. For those who talk about the deaths at the hands of Saddam Hussein as a reason for war, how do you justify inaction in the face of this silent killer of children?

It would take a fraction of military spending each year to save an unbelievable number of lives:

an investment in water and sanitation materials, training and programs of $10 billion per year for ten years would insure that all of the world's people were provided with enough water to meet their personal needs. This is about 1.2% of the world's total annual military expenditures..

Posted by Nathan at March 23, 2003 11:13 PM

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As usual, logic and compassion are relegated in the face of ego-mania, greed and the pursuit of power. The cost of justice really would be cheap
and the silent, frightened, majority of sane peace-lovers so relieved if the powerful of our world would tend to the real problems.The problems that concern us all. To be honest, I despair of it ever happening.Do you think it possible that powerful people are predominantly psychopathic? I honestly wonder sometimes.

Posted by: will law at April 20, 2004 08:50 AM

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