Tuesday, October 09, 2007

2 hours

In Baghdad, elusive electricity is rare delight

When I was growing up in India in the 1970s, we would have days when we would not have electricity for a couple hours. But for the most part, it wasn't that huge an inconvenience. Just a couple hours out of the day.

On the other hand, in Iraq 30 years later, they are delighted to have electricity for 2 hours a day.
In a desert where daytime temperatures get over 120 degrees during the day. They get 2 hours of electricity.


Anonymous said...

My sister is in Iraq right now and reports that she can't try any of the off-base food because the water situation is not optimal. Rox

shayera said...

Rox, I've got a friend there and he tells me the same exact thing.
Dysentery is on the rise.

Undeniable Liberal said...

Winnin' hearts and minds!!

Chuck said...

I've read about this a few times and posted on it. This is disgusting. To think the U.S. taxpayers are going to be (are) burdened with HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS and those poor people are living in the stone age thanks to the bush/cheney war machine.

I think about those children. It's criminal.