Honestly. Is the Middle East run by idiots? After Egypt ordered a cull of pigs following the swine flu outbreak (note so far there have been no confirmed pig to human confirmed flu cases, only human to human) the Iraq Government has called for the wild boars at Baghdad zoo to be slaughtered.
Let me reiterate: these people are too STUPID to be allowed to rule a country. If there was ever an argument against democracy and in favour of an academic oligarchy I think Iraq is that argument.
P.S. The whole name change thing makes me laugh. Can't call it swine flu because people get confused! What about Spanish flu? Did people think this was passed around only by Spaniards? Scary thing is... they probably did.