as terri schiavo dies of thirst in a hospital bed in the prosperous nation of the United States of America ...
"The United Nations is marking World Water Day (WWD) 2005 with the launch of an International Decade of Action with the theme "Water for Life". By proclaiming the period 2005-2015 as the Decade of Water, the United Nations and affiliated Governments place greater international focus on water and water issues...One of these targets is to halve the number of people that do not have access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation by 2015." [emphasis mine]
gee here's an idea, let's start with terri schiavo. the woman dying five feet away from a water faucet!
many thanks to mrs. vonhuben for pointing out this stomach-turning irony.