Thursday, June 08, 2006

Scientific American Ignores History

Thanks to American Future for bringing this to my attention.

I've emailed the editors at Scientific American with the following email:


To:
Date: Thu Jun 08, 2006 01:25:32 PM EDT
Subject: Reflooding Restores Wildlife to Iraqi Marshes


The article at http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa003&articleID=00069B23-2B04-1477-AB0483414B7F0000

mentions that:

In the 1990s the Garden of Eden was destroyed. The
fertile wetlands between the Tigris and Euphrates
rivers were diked and drained, turning most of 15,000
square kilometers of marsh to desert. By the year
2000, less than 10 percent of that swampland—nearly
twice as big as Florida's Everglades—remained. But
reflooding of some areas since 2003 has produced what
some scientists are calling the "miracle of the
Mesopotamian marshes"—a return of plants, aquatic life
and even rare birds to their ancestral home.


Interestingly, what you failed to mention is that
those fertile wetlands were destroyed by Saddam
Hussein, and it is only by the liberation of Iraq by
George W. Bush and the USA that this "miracle"
occurred.


We'll see if they will respond at all.

2 Comments:

Blogger neil said...

So you're saying that without George W. Bush, plants wouldn't grow.

I see your point.

4:41 PM  
Blogger Izzy said...

Please, Neil, don't attempt to prove how much of a fool you are.

The point is obviously that SA excluded the liberation of Iraq in the "miracle" that occurred.

5:23 PM  

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