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Greenfield?

1 May

This morning I heard a story on NPR about an American business man who has plans to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in a plan to build a water park and resort in the city of Baghdad.It is difficult for me to describe what I felt when I heard this story. Though I can certainly see the need for development and jobs in Iraq, I can’t help but see images flashing in my mind. Poverty, droughts, food shortages, starvation, murder, global warming. I also wondered at this type of development as it seems to me that imposing western and American culture on the rest of the world seems to be one of the things that helped get us into this mess in the first place.

I’d love to get your opinions.

Listen:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=90090656

Read:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/iraq/article3802051.ece

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