Monday, November 24, 2003

Iraq: thousands of teachers fired

I just saw this story ... according to UPI, the Iraqi CPA has fired 28,000 teachers as part of its anti-Baath Party measures.
A Central Command spokesman, speaking to UPI from Baghdad, acknowledged that the firings had taken place but said the figure of 28,000 "is too high."

He was unable, however, after two days, to supply UPI with a lower, revised total.
Another notable de-bathification effort.... 400,000 Iraqi soldiers were disbanded ... 400,000 soldiers (who know how to use weapons) are now jobless.