Iraq is a country over huge reserve of oil with one of poor population
Iraq holds under its sands the second largest reserve of oil of more than 120 billion barrels of oil and more than 120 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. It also contains other minerals in addition to the one of most fertile lands of various types of pants. In spite of this Iraq is one of the poorest courtiers in its living standards and population prosperity. The poverty in Iraq is one of the worst in the world. There are more than 25% of population living under the line of poverty and up to 25% living very poor life while the rest are just managing to offer some standard life which is not comparable to countries with much less resources. The unemployment in Iraq reached one third of population of age group between 15 – 30 years old. This is reaching up to 60% if taking into the account those who are working in temporary basis or occasional workers.
Even worse is the endemic and widespread corruption especially from the top of the power. After the war in 2003 and the occupation of Iraq then the overthrow of Saddam Hussein regime the bribery has taken place in all the government levels especially the top levels. Money was also stolen by the government officials in all levels including the oil industry.
All service systems including health, water, electricity, transports, marketing, hygiene, education, media, and others which used to be one of the best in the region becoming one of the worst in the region and the world.
Above all Iraq after 2003 became one of the most dangerous places to live. There is no security and the danger is wide spread from different kinds of threats. These are on the personal as well as groups’ levels. Socially it is a country spilt a part into continuums based on race, religion, and other demographic factors.
The existed tops (so called-leaders) have no vision for the country but each one of them is another dictator serving none but their lusts and interests. This is applied on all of those who are sitting on big or little powers or offices in Iraq. They are now for 7 months leaving the country to sink in its disasters and corruptions while they are busy trying to secure position here or there on the top of power. The top (leaders) are the worst including those govern Iraq for the last 4.5 years. The whole issue is predisposing Iraq into another coupe in which case those on the top may find themselves in the same place where Saddam Hussein spend his last few days of his life.