Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Iraq Violence Drops, Now Gravediggers' Earnings At Risk

File this one behind the “just can’t get a break” tab.

Now there’s an article reporting that cemetery workers in Najaf, Iraq, are in a bad way because not enough people are dying. (“As violence falls in Iraq, cemetery workers feel the pinch”).

Please take note that, after the deaths caused by Saddam, the high death tolls in Najaf were the result of a “stampede during a Shiite Muslim festival killed hundreds on a Baghdad bridge,” and then “militia fighters loyal to the anti-American militant cleric Muqtada al Sadr and coalition forces fought in the cemetery,” after which “many cemetery workers were killed or injured by bombs left behind”--bombs later removed by U.S. and Iraqi forces.

I wonder if Iraq Body Count is going to chime in on this?

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