Streams

Healing Iraq's Environment

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Over the last two decades, the Mesopotamia Marshlands in Southern Iraq—an area twice the size of the Florida Everglades—have suffered massive environmental degradation. But some parts of the region are starting to return to health. Dr. Azzam Alwash, founder of the non-profit environmental organization Nature Iraq talks about his efforts to restore the marshlands and the push to name the area Iraq’s first national park.

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Dr. Azzam Alwash
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Comments [1]

jgarbuz from Queens

With all due respect, 4,400 were killed and about 40,000 were wounded but 895,000 claims??? I remember the aftermath of the Korean war, where 38,000 were killed, and the Vietnam war, where 58,000 US GIs were killed, but it seems to be that this whole thing has gotten out of hand. We've had a volunteer military since the mid-1970s. Didn't the people who signed up know they were taking some risks by doing so?
We should definitely help brave veterans who volunteered their services, and have suffered for sure, but it seems we have a new "entitlement class."

They volunteered, and it is not their business to know why, but there business is to do or die in the missions that the civilian leadership sends them to. Soldiers are not politicians. They don't pick and choose the missions they are assigned to accomplish. If they want that role, they should run for Congress.

Mar. 21 2013 12:15 PM

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