Monday, June 21, 2004

According to the CIA, there are 14.4 million Iraqis between the ages of 15 and 64 years. Only 8 million of them have formal sector jobs, and millions of those are working only part-time.

No wonder the US can't keep a lid on the Iraqi militias. Millions of young men out of work holding more guns per capita than even Americans do is a pretty clear recipe for disaster.

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