Shahzad Bhatti

September 5, 2004

People are now basically drinking raw sewage anywhere downstream from Baghdad, which is much of the population

Filed under: Politics — admin @ 3:06 pm

People are now basically drinking raw sewage anywhere downstream from Baghdad, which is much of the population
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People are now basically drinking raw sewage anywhere downstream from Baghdad, which is much of the population,” said William Fellows, a senior program officer for UNICEF who also works with the United Nations Development Program.
The public health dangers range from cholera to minor stomach problems, said Fellows, who is based in Amman, Jordan. “There is more diarrhea, there is more skin disease, there is more eye disease, there are more health problems.”

It wasn’t supposed to be that way. The coalition forces and their civilian counterparts were supposed to be fixing the sewage system of Iraq and millions of dollars have been budgeted for the work.

In addition, a massive $18 billion reconstruction package passed by Congress in November of 2003 set aside $675 million in taxpayer funds for sewage projects.

Certainly the unrelenting fury of the insurgency slowed work down on sewage projects, like everything else, as workers found that reconstructing Iraq was like trying to paint a house while it is on fire. Security, however, was only part of the problem

By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them
The radical collapse of all distinction between church and state and the promotion of an angry “Christianity” as the USA’s official state religion have grown increasingly apparent as the Bush regime has turned more grandiose and reckless after 9/11. That revolutionary program has gradually come into view despite the press’s failure to expose it, and despite the random efforts of the White House to conceal it (“Well, I first of all, I would never justify I would never use God to promote policy decisions,” Bush said, without conviction, to Brit Hume in an interview on September 22, 2003). A cursory survey of Bush/Cheney’s foreign and domestic innovations will make clear that from the start, this regime has been hard at work transforming the United States into a theocratic system, and, globally, at the gradual creation of a nominally Christian New World Order.

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