Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Obama Administration's role in the starving of Somalia

 According to an article
by Joanne Mariner
"Starvation in Somalia"

On the cover of yesterday’s New York Times was a devastating photo of what the caption, perhaps out of deference to readers’ tender sensibilities, called a “malnourished child.”  With stick-thin legs and an emaciated belly, the small, dark, naked child, lying on his back and cradling his head in his hands, appeared to be starving.

The accompanying article said that tens of thousands of people in Somalia had already died, and that more than 500,000 children were on the brink of starvation.  According to aid officials, the current situation in Somalia is one of Africa’s worst humanitarian disasters in decades.

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