Friday, June 13, 2003

Marsh Arabs return to the ravaged Garden of Eden (via Instapundit)

The Chicago Tribune's Paul Salopek reports [registration required] that the Marsh Arabs are cutting the levees and dams that drained the Tigris-Euphates marshes. The problem with this is that uncontrolled flooding of these dry areas could result in salt poisoning of the affected areas. Saddam, so beloved of the Euro-left and its apologists here, drained over 7,000 square miles of wetlands {more than our Everglades, btw} and destroyed the habitat of over 1 billion birds, to say nothing of the tens of thousands of Marsh Arabs who lived for 5,000 years in a "sustainable" relationship with the marshes. They urgently need water experts and ecologists on the ground to release the water so that it does not do permanent damage.

Never fear, our ever-lovely enviro-fanatics are on the case! Well, actually, they aren't. It's that old devil George "It's all about the oiiiiiillllll" W. Bush who is actually pushing for scientific marsh reclaimation, in the face of widespread indifference on the part of the media and the usual whining suspects. Once again, we see that misanthropy and political invective are what really concerns the so-called "environmental movement." In the face of one of the greatest eco-crimes in human history, all they can do is writhe in their own self-hatred and destructiveness.

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