Friday, December 28, 2007

Clean Water in Iraq

Here's a picture from US Torture and Atrocities, which is a great daily read to bring good cheer into your life.

The story that goes with the photo is about a clean water project in Al Takadoom village in Wassit province. One of the reasons I'm very optimistic about Iraq is projects like this. With the security sitation under control and the infrastructure which was allowed to decay under Saddam being repaired, big improvements in the quality of life for the Iraqis are occurring. It's pretty tough for the enemy to fight against things like that when all they have to offer is violence and oppression.

Clean water, more electricity and security sell. What does Al Qaeda or Iran have to offer to compete with that?


Anonymous said...

Cool! After 12 years of US led sanctions and an invasion, it has only taken 5 years to get clean water back to some kids in a village in Iraq
With the way that Cuba's infrastructure has been allowed to decay under the nasty communists for the last 50-odd years I bet they'll be over the moon when Uncle Sam invades.

Anonymous said...

By the way, did anyone else notice a very populous, nuclear armed Moslem nation pretty much descended into anarchy yesterday?

K T Cat said...

Aon, the world is a dangerous place. Lots of unpleasant things happen all the time, very few of which we can control or even influence. I'm still glad we're doing what we are in Iraq. Tehy're about as close as one can get to a Western-style democracy right now. That's not a bad thing to be a part of.