The Iraqi citizenry learned early on that Bush and Cheney NEVER UPGRADED America's electrical grid.<quoted text>
What are you smokin'? Only if you were a supporter of Saddamn did you get anything. Twice as many homes have electricity tan while Saddamn was in power. They have over ten times as many cars and over a hundred times as many cell phones!
And how long were you going to keep sanctions against Saddamn's Iraq? Why were our planes getting shot at? Why was Saddamn staving Shiites to death?
You are drinkin' way to much red Kool Aide.
Not one plane was shot down in over ten years of No Fly Zones!
P.S. And when Saddam did fire at us that area was leveled into a parking lot.
Iraqi Power Grid Nearing Collapse
August 4, 2007 / http://tinyurl.com/pd8t7s2
Iraq's power grid is on the brink of collapse because of insurgent sabotage, rising demand, fuel shortages and provinces that are unplugging local power stations from the national grid, officials said Saturday.
Electricity Ministry spokesman Aziz al-Shimari said power generation nationally is only meeting half the demand, and there had been four nationwide blackouts over the past two days. The shortages across the country are the worst since the summer of 2003, shortly after the U.S.-led invasion to topple Saddam Hussein, he said.
Power supplies in Baghdad have been sporadic all summer and now are down to just a few hours a day, if that. The water supply in the capital has also been severely curtailed by power blackouts and cuts that have affected pumping and filtration stations.
Karbala province south of Baghdad has been without power for three days, causing water mains to go dry in the provincial capital, the Shiite holy city of Karbala.
Bush: Blackout is 'wake-up' call
Dems, GOP spar over energy policy
http://tinyurl.com/ev2nf August 15, 2003
LOS ANGELES, California (CNN)-- President Bush said Friday the massive blackout that struck the Northeast and upper Midwest -- as well as parts of Canada -- is a "wake-up call" to modernize the electricity system.
The blackout also provided an opening for some sparring between the administration and Democrats over energy policy with the two sides trading shots over which party was more interested in developing a comprehensive plan.