From Think Progress blog in the USA:
Electricity Levels In Baghdad At Lowest Level Since U.S. Invasion
In Sept. 2003, President Bush promised that he would help Iraqis “restore basic services, such as electricity and water, and to build new schools, roads, and medical clinics.”
From The Times in London:
Since the invasion not a single Iraqi hospital has been built, according to Amar al-Saffar, in charge of construction at the Health Ministry.
Think Progress continues:
This effort is essential to the stability of those nations, and therefore, to our own security.”
But three years later, electricity levels in Baghdad are at an all-time low.
Residents of Baghdad are receiving just 2.4 hours of electricity this month, compared to an average of 16-24 hours of electricity before the U.S. invasion.
The lowest level prior to this month was 3.9 hours/day.
According to our chart — using data compiled by The Brookings Institution — electricity levels have been steadily going down in the past two years (data for parts of 2003-2004 were unavailable) and are now at their lowest point since the U.S. invasion
Abuses in building US embassy in Iraq: here.
About a million Iraqis fled their homes since the 2003 invasion.
Saddam Hussein was a bloody dictator.
Who, when he committed his worst crimes in Iraq, was supported by Bush administration people like Donald Rumsfeld.
However, under this despicable regime, Iraqi electricians managed to restore electricity quickly to normal, after the 1991 Gulf war.
Under Saddam Hussein, there was no Al Qaeda in Iraq (a pretext for the 2003 start of the war, admitted to be wrong now by the Bush administration).
Under Saddam Hussein, there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq (another pretext for the 2003 start of the war, admitted to be wrong now by the Bush administration).
Under Saddam Hussein, gay people often feared the police, but did not fear for their lives. Now, they do.
Under Saddam Hussein, there was terrible torture in Iraq, in Abu Ghraib jail and elsewhere.
Today, it is even worse.
Under Bush, Iraqi women lost rights which they had for decades.
‘Reconstruction’ in Iraq: only prisons are built there.