Friday, October 17, 2003

Who Lied About Iraq? II
Here is Oxfam's predition, heading into the war. The predictions are not specific, but I would still argue they have not borne out.

A recent visit to Iraq by aid agencies, as well as the experience of those working on the ground, confirmed that the water and sanitation system is on the verge of collapse. Clean water supplies, as well as the sewage system, depend on electricity. If power lines and power stations are targeted, sewage will not be pumped away and clean water will not be available. Inevitably, disease will sweep through a population whose child-mortality rates have already doubled in the last decade.


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