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from the Dept. of Forgetting Afghanistan...,
Government studies suggest that 70 percent of buildings were destroyed in the city during the last conflict between US troops and insurgents.
Doctor Hafid al-Dulaimi, director of the Commission for the Compensation of Fallujah Citizens (CCFC), established by the government, told IRIN that a study had been carried to assess the scale of destruction. He reported 36,000 destroyed homes in all districts of Fallujah, along with 8,400 shops.
Al-Dulaimi pointed out that 60 children's nurseries, primary and secondary schools and colleges were destroyed and 65 mosques and religious sanctuaries were almost demolished by the attack, with 13 government buildings requiring new infrastructure.
The US has set aside about $4 per resident whose home it destroyed. Iraq's deputy minister of industry thinks that ought to be $20. I bet a family of five could afford some really nice patio furniture for 100 bucks.
:: posted by buermann @ 2005-04-05 08:52:21 CST |
those people who no longer have homes now have freedom, which is even better. why do you hate america josh?
posted by jordan
@ 2005-04-05 23:11:42 | link
Cuz freedom isn't free, no there's a hefty fuckin' fee, it costs folks like you and me, yeah freedom costs a buck 'o five, but that ain't near enough to buy patio furniture for a family of five or even three.
posted by buermann
@ 2005-04-06 00:42:36 | link