I wonder if environmentalists will give President Bush credit for this excellent development:
The marshlands of Iraq, which were drained during the early 1990s, are returning to their original state.These are satellite images of Iraq's marshland in May 2003 (left) and March 2005 (right) - the dark areas are flooded.
Under Saddam Hussein, the area of marsh was reduced to a tenth of its former size, as the government punished people living there for acts of rebellion.
The latest United Nations data shows that nearly 40% of the area has been restored to its original condition.
Drinking water and sanitation projects are under way, but the UN says that a full recovery will take many years.
I wouldn't hold my breath. But don't come and tell me war has never solved anything!