Well. OK, maybe not so much:
Over the weekend, the Associated Press ran a fear-mongering story headlined, “Water Makes US Troops in Iraq Sick.” The article made sweeping claims about a DoD inspector general’s report purporting to tie Dick Cheney and KBR/Halliburton to water-borne illnesses.
Alright. Let’s look at some facts that give you the context that the AP alarmists omitted.
There are 59 water production (treatment) sites in Iraq–37 operated by contractors and 22 operated by the US military. The report detailing problems with water monitoring and treatment identified three contractor-operated facilities and two military-operated facilties that did not meet standards.
That’s 5 out of 59.
In unrelated news, there are, on average, only four people killed by Tasers each year, so will you people please just get over it, fer Chrissake?
I swear, sometimes you leftards get all cranked up over the littlest things.