Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)

Reconstruction Left Iraq No Electricity - Poem by Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)

Reconstruction left
Iraq no electricity
no clean water why?

Tony Blair claimed
reconstruction need
not be rushed.

NATO the military
intentionally targeted
Iraq's water system.

Six years of occupation
later 2009 only oil plus pipelines
had been fixed properly?

Why was humane providing
essential water electricity
to Iraqi's not important?

To quote Blair
'they might have blown
up oil production'.

Lawyer Blair
inhumane ad hoc solutions
'I think' were unprofessional.

Ignored potential
Sunni Shia collapse
policy was secure Iraqi oil.

A power vacuum
was created dismantling
Bath Party Iraqi army.

Now truth and tell time
six years post U.S. Iraq invasion
36 percent of Baghdad's

drinking water is unclean unsafe
claims Iraqi Environment Ministry
in a good month most water is bad.

Yes each bad water month is an appalling
90 percent; cholera broke out in summer 2008;
officials fear outbreaks every fat oil year.

Everybody complains about
bad water in Baghdad except
Mubarak's friend Tony Blair.

Few are willing to risk life drinking
water from contaminated tap in Tony Blair's
'we have reconstruction about right'.

Cholera diarrhea but what helps prevent
dysentery infection, not an evil Tony Blair;
anti-diarrhoeal medications, clean water does.

In Baghdad desperate poor who cannot
afford clean bottled water are sick dying
proof is smelt stench of human waste

drinking water in Baghdad is diseased
infant children suffer continuous illnesses
adults suffer nausea constant diarrhea

someone should do something about
bad dirty water which brings disease
but Blair does not care if Iraqi poor get

sick die, Blair in Swiss 2011 interview said
'we have reconstruction about right'
'they might have blown up oil production'

meanwhile away from limelight back in Baghdad
good business is selling drinking water bottled
crates 7 feet high on the sidewalk are neat stacked;

NATO occupation drinking water, would you trust it?
It's like Hurricane Katrina; bomb devastation not repaired?
Legacy Iraq simple quotation. 'We've learned to be afraid.'

Comments about Reconstruction Left Iraq No Electricity by Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)

  • Dawn Fuzan (5/17/2014 1:30:00 PM)

    Terrence nice poem man! ! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Poem Edited: Sunday, July 29, 2012

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