Thursday, November 02, 2006

South Africa's mortality rate

Sorry, I just realized I left that South Africa reference hanging there below. The reason I brought that up is because the mortality rate in S. Africa in 1991 was 8/1000 and now it's 22/1000. In 1991 births outnumbered deaths by 4.25:1. Today deaths outnumber births 1.22:1. What a tragedy.

I still believe dismantling the Apartheid regime was the right thing to do, but if post-Saddam Iraq is a failure after 3.5 years, then what about post-Apartheid S. Africa after twelve years?