Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Reclaiming the Marshes of Iraq

One of Saddam Hussein's many misdeeds was the draining of the marshlands of southern Iraq, not just for the ecological impact but also for the complete disruption of a water-based culture that had thrived in that region for many, many years. John Hardy has a very impressive summation of that region. One of my hopes for post-Saddam Iraq is the restoration of those marshlands (inasmuch as they even can be restored).

Go read John's post, and give the pictures time to load.

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