Monday, June 27, 2005

Remember the summer of 2003, when right-wingers pretended they weren't gloating or blaming the victims as France suffered thousands of deaths in a heat wave?

Well, lookee here...

The heatwave that hit much of Europe in 2003 killed almost 20,000 people throughout Italy, more than double the previous official estimate of the toll and taking it above that recorded in neighbouring France.

The report by the Istat institute found that 20,000 more people died in the country between July and September 2003 than in the same period of the previous year.

The 2003 heatwave killed an estimated 15,000 mostly elderly people in France....

Yup -- when it got really, really hot, Italians died too. Even though Italians were our brave coalition partners and not cheese-eating surrender monkeys! Who knew?

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