Friday, November 16, 2007

The Darker Side Of Life In Iraq

Life is always two sided. As I speculated on signs of improvements in the condition of the Iraqi people in the item I posted yesterday, there came this hideous news of developments in Basra.

The paradox is that whilst there are signs of some positive moves in the areas dominated by American troops, things may be getting worse in areas that had previously been until British control.


Andy Howell said...

Will we ever see an end to this mess?

Harry Barnes said...

Andy; Think what Iraq could have been. Its oil resources could have built a wealthy nation, with an economy that diversified for when the oil ran out. Then it has a cultural heritage on which a massive tourist industry could have been based. It also had a home grown democratic potential which came to the surface in a mass movement in the late 1950s.

We need an international effort to nurture, what should have been nurtured half a century ago.