Thursday, October 09, 2003

Who turned on the lights?

File under: "Sometimes you have to take a couple steps backward in order to take a couple thousand forward".

After six months and an outlay of about $130 million, Iraq's U.S.-led administration says it has managed to restore the electricity supply to prewar levels.

The milestone is one the administration had been eager to reach after a summer of blackouts and deepening resentment among Iraqis over a lack of basic services.


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