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Saddam's Dam

Reader comment on item: Saddam's Damn Dam [i.e., The Mosul Dam]

Submitted by Donald W. Bales (United States), Nov 7, 2007 at 21:20

The engineers would probably say, "Duh." But why not let the water out gradually?. A small rise of the river level might create some problems, but sewveral little floods would be a lot less harmful than a big one.

Are you sure Noah's flood was in Iraq? Some think it was in the Black Sea when the level of the Mediterranean rose and came in the strait. But then many cultures have a flood story. Not surprising since so many of the culture were riverine. The Ark may not have landed on Mount Ararat.

The Iraqis seem to be acting like some of our citizens-it anything is wrong, someone else should fix it. It is popular in the world and in some circles in the U.S. to blame everything on the U.S.-even things that happened before U.S. was a separate country and even before North America had any Europeans on it.

Donald W. Bales


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