From Thomas Barnett.
Depressing. Congo is losing about 45,000 people a month now just like during the long years of warfare. We're now up to almost six million in premature deaths, with nearly half of this holocaust occurring to kids under five.
Strong proof that a badly run peace can kill just as many as a war we ignore.
All this death is occurring despite a lot of international aid (billions) and the world's largest peacekeeping force (obviously, without Americans).
Puts Iraq in perspective, doesn't it?
Also makes you realize where we could be doing some good if we hadn't screwed up so nicely in Iraq, creating the long-term tie down.