Out of the Garden

Saddam Hussein has been accused of many atrocities, but one may predate him by a few years. Many Iraqis now claim that Saddam ruined the Garden of Eden during his regime. Critics say he destroyed what was left of the traditional site of the idyllic biblical area, in the southern wetlands, by building dams and draining swamps. "By taking our marshes, he took half our happiness," farmer and teacher Salih Karim Judran told the Associated Press. Then again, other histories have it that the Garden was first ruined by other inhabitants of the region, named Adam and Eve.

Subscriber access only You have reached the end of this Article Preview

To continue reading, subscribe now. Subscribers have full digital access.

Tags:
From Issue:
July/August
Subscribe to CT and get one year free.
Read These Next
Christianity Today
Out of the Garden
hide this
July July

Member-Only Access

This article is from the July 2003 print issue. Subscribe to continue reading.