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Originally posted by MajesticJax
Not everyone has an agenda. Relax.
With all the gloom and doom I like to post some nice things once in a while.
And I think the title is pretty funny.
Please forgive me if I've horribly offended you.
In any case, your point is well taken and it is important to see all aspects of war. The only reason I even mentioned the title to be honest is because I am very sensitive to graphic images with nightmares and the like, and it took me a good few minutes to muster up the courage to click on the external links thinking that they were of "abusive" nature.
Do you think that all those soldiers who have taken their own cameras with them and taken pictures are really going to ask permission to upload them on the internet or print them out and share them with people? Do you really think they even are required to?
Even people who live in areas of severe drought find a way to clean themselves and their clothes from time to time. Not everyone has a washing machine, but I'm quite certain they aren't all running around in clothes that haven't been washed in years.
How about the fact that only 24% or less of those living in Baghdad aren't connected to a general water network as of January this year?
or the fact that water doesn't necessarily have to be drinkable in order to be suitable to wash clothes in.
Cholera in Iraq continues to spread after early reports in September indicated health officials had a handle on the outbreak. The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed more than three thousand cases and estimates another thirty thousand people have come down with a milder form of the disease. So far, more than a dozen people have died. In Kirkuk, a city that accounts for two-thirds of the cases, one resident told the Associated Press: "Now we fear cholera more than the violence." The WHO also believes the Iraqi outbreak has spread to Iran via Iraqi refugees.
Speaking of water, you mean the troops don't really hand out water?