"Iraq’s New War Is a Fight for Water"

"As bombs continue to tear apart its towns and villages, Iraq is now in the grip of an environmental crisis that experts and officials warn may do what decades of war have not been able to – destroy the country. The new war on Iraq, says one member of the country’s parliament, 'is a war of water'.

The Tigris and Euphrates, two of the world’s great Water Courses, Fed Life To the Historic Lands of Mesopotamia, 'the Land Between Two Rivers'. the Previously Lush Plains South of Baghdad Are Widely Held To Be the Cradle of Civilisation, the birthplace of some of humanity’s greatest achievements and earliest empires."

Phil Sands and Nizar Latif report for the Abu Dhabi National September 4, 2009.

Friday, September 4, 2009