Thursday, March 02, 2006
Glenn Zorpette - Save Iraq One Switch at a Time - New York Times: "Electricity has become a main focus of the struggle to win Iraqi hearts and minds, with the insurgents doing everything they can to damage power grids and stop the Americans and Iraqi government forces racing to patch them up. In the United States Government Accountability Office's hierarchy of reconstruction financing, 'electricity' is now second only to the category called 'security and justice.' More than $5 billion of American funds and about $1 billion of Iraqi money have gone into repairing the grid. Yet all this money and effort has done little to brighten the lives of Iraqis."