2003 © European Commision/ECHO/Javier Menendez Bonilla
This was the news for yesterday, World Water Day, from that suffering country:
During the 1990s, perhaps half a million Iraqi children died because of the international embargo on Saddam Hussein's government which deprived Iraq of clean water (no parts of those pumps!) and medicines. As the occupying power, the United States is now directly responsible for continuing Iraqi misery, even apart from the civil war and the insurgency. And for those of us who are U.S. citizens, that means you and me, as well as George W. Bush.