October 13, 2003

Before & After...

"A dozen years after Saddam Hussein ordered the vast marshes of southeastern Iraq drained, transforming idyllic wetlands into a barren moonscape to eliminate a hiding place for Shiite Muslim political opponents ..."


"US soldiers driving bulldozers, with jazz blaring from loudspeakers, have uprooted ancient groves of date palms as well as orange and lemon trees in central Iraq as part of a new policy of collective punishment of farmers who do not give information about guerrillas attacking US troops."


Posted by Pedram at October 13, 2003 11:05 PM

It's almost as if they have made no effort at all to realize how the local customs work.

Posted by: asad at October 14, 2003 08:14 AM