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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Hard Times for Iraqi Grave Diggers

Only the mainstream "news" media could find the downside in this story:

As violence falls in Iraq, cemetery workers feel the pinch
By Jay Price and Qasim Zein
McClatchy Newspapers
Oct 16, 2007

NAJAF, Iraq — At what's believed to be the world's largest cemetery, where Shiite Muslims aspire to be buried and millions already have been, business isn't good.

A drop in violence around Iraq has cut burials in the huge Wadi al Salam cemetery here by at least one-third in the past six months, and that's cut the pay of thousands of workers who make their living digging graves, washing corpses or selling burial shrouds.
Just like a reporter to find the dark lining of a silver cloud!

Thanks Times are a Changing for bringing this to our atttention.

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