Friday, July 27, 2007

Electricity Availability Down to Just 1-2 hrs/day in Baghdad. How to fix the problem? Stop reporting to Congress on electricity availability.

"As the Bush administration struggles to convince lawmakers that its Iraq war strategy is working, it has stopped reporting to Congress a key quality-of-life indicator in Baghdad: how long the power stays on.

Ryan Crocker, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last week that Baghdad residents could count on only "an hour or two a day" of electricity. That's down from an average of five to six hours a day earlier this year."
U.S. drops Baghdad electricity reports - Los Angeles Times

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