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>The article says that the "the marshlands [in Iraq] >have been desiccated through the combined actions of ... >We don't know either if the issue of the DU would be >an important one for the training of the Iraqi Neither do we know what is meant by "restoration". I heard someone on the radio (I forget who -- maybe USAID, on BBC) a few weeks ago saying that the goal of restoration had to be defined: Was all the land to be restored? Did it need to put back in original condition, wiht original species? Need it be made habitable, or be inhabited? Would any Madan live there, or are have they now been transformed to live another life style? Who stands to profit?? One should keep in mind the "restoration" which timber companies do in the US, where the diverse ecosystems of old-growth forest is replaced with little else but fast-growing pine trees, which can eventually be harvested -- and that's called "conservation". ________________________________________________________________ The best thing to hit the internet in years - Juno SpeedBand! Surf the web up to FIVE TIMES FASTER! Only $14.95/ month - visit www.juno.com to sign up today! _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk