2010 Anal-Ocity #28Posted: 30 November 2010
This will most likely be the last anal-ocity for this year….for next month we start preparing for the upcoming 2010 Anal-Ocity Award, the “Assie”…….
recently when talking about the status of children in Afghanistan, a senior NATO envoy, one Mark Sedwill, said this……
“children are probably safer here than they would be in London, New York, or Glasgow or many other cities.”
His comments were made for the public record while filming a BBC special on children in Afghanistan…..
First a few stats for people….
Seventy-four children were killed by bombs or suicide attacks in Afghanistan during the first half of this year—
A rep from aid group Save the Children called the remark “daft,” since “one in five children die before they get to the age of five.” Reuters reports a number of statistics that fly in the face of Sedwill’s claim: 1,795 children died as a result of the war between September 2008 and August 2010; Afghanistan’s infant mortality rate is the highest in the world; UNICEF says the country is the most dangerous one to be born in.
So, Mr. Sedwill being completely oblivious to the situation in Afghanistan deserves a place in Anal statement history….