There is a long way to go between the good news from Iraq that the US Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, called for a while back. The UN's environmental program is probably the last one we had expected to get any of these from. We know that environmentalists do not have a high star among the neoconservative authorities in Washington, and the UN made itself "irrelevant," according to US President George W. Bush, as they did not support the US invasion of Iraq. But this is where the good news from the invasion comes in.
The Iraqi swamp area in the south has been severely affected since the 1970s, when containment and construction of canals began to affect the areas. Following the first Gulf War following Saddam Hussein's attack and occupation of Kuwait, rebels in southern Iraq were called upon to stand up to the American despot
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