Hypocrites

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Now we have the President of Iran lecturing Bush on morality... in the language of the 12th century.

Oh, great - the neo-cons have dragged America (and the world) into the New Dark Ages.

How far have we fallen? Condi Rice shows her diplomatic skills are still far below world class.

Should we be surprised by our incompetence? At the wolf at our door?

Here's a song to cheer us up:

Meanwhile, the family values we are so caught up with in the US don't translate to action. The US ranks 32nd out of 33 industrialized countries when it comes to newborn mortality. Is this the "culture of life" our "religious" leaders talk about?

Here's the list of newborn deaths per 1,000 live births in the top 33 industrialised countries. They are grouped from A to F. Each group is listed alphabetically.

A - Japan 1.8/1000
B - Czech Rep 2/1000
B - Finland 2/1000
B - Iceland 2/1000
B - Norway 2/1000
C - Austria 3/1000
C - France 3/1000
C - Germany 3/1000
C - Israel 3/1000
C - Italy 3/1000
C - Luxembourg 3/1000
C - Portugal 3/1000
C - Slovenia 3/1000
C - Spain 3/1000
D - Australia 4/1000
D - Belgium 4/1000
D - Canada 4/1000
D - Denmark 4/1000
D - Estonia 4/1000
D - Greece 4/1000
D - Ireland 4/1000
D - Lithuania 4/1000
D - Netherlands 4/1000
D - New Zealand 4/1000
D - Switzerland 4/1000
D - United Kingdom 4/1000
E - Hungary 5/1000
E - Malta 5/1000
E - Poland 5/1000
E - Slovakia 5/1000
E - USA - 5/1000
F - Latvia 6/1000

We have no shame... Have a nice day.

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