Thursday, March 29, 2007

Links About Iraq's Current Situation

The BBC maps situations and charts numbers well. Regarding Iraq the BBC has continued to excel in helping readers appreciate the dire situations in Iraq.

Jeremy Bowen, the BBC Middle East Editor, has written a piece, "Middle East fears broken Iraq."

"Iraq violence, in figures" charts deaths for both Iraqis and coalition forces.

An excellent map shows the violence in Baghdad in an animated way for areas, bombings and ethnic divisions.

Dr. Stephen M. Colecchi, Director, Office of International Justice and Peace, the U.S.Conference of Catholic Bishops, spoke at John Carroll University and Gesu Parish on 28 March 2007. Dr. Colecchi reminded listeners that the Christian population of Iraq is now half its size due to the current war.

Another population is swiftly shrinking: doctors. Many have lefts in recent months! The BBC post about this situation is entitled, "Iraqi medical crisis as doctors flee."
Flickr photo by stefrobb used under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0

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