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Iraq: no water « Previous | |Next »
January 25, 2005

President Bush's big idea: "The idea of democracy taking hold in what was a place of tyranny and hatred and destruction is such a hopeful moment in the history of the world."

Now have a read of Riverbend's latest post on the situation in Iraq over at Baghdad Burning.

There hasn’t been a drop of water in the faucets for six days. Six days. Even at the beginning of the occupation, when the water would disappear in the summer, there was always a trickle that would come from one of the pipes in the garden. Now, even that is gone. We've been purchasing bottles of water (the price has gone up) to use for cooking and drinking. Forget about cleaning. It's really frustrating because everyone cleans house during Eid. It's like a part of the tradition ... It's maddening to walk up to the sink, turn one of the faucets and hear the pipes groan with nothing. The toilets don't function… the dishes sit piled up until two of us can manage to do them-- one scrubbing and rinsing and the other pouring the water.

I presume that the city's water supply has been cut off. How can you live without water?

Riverbend concludes: "We've given up on democracy, security and even electricity. Just bring back the water."

Seems like the imperial president has forgotten about Iraq's needing water. No matter, the lack of water can be blamed on the Iraq's.

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 9:55 AM | | Comments (0)