In Iraq, Things Really Aren't That Bad

(New York Times) George Ward - Americans are led to believe that Iraq is a nation of gangs roaming Baghdad's streets while public services are shutting down. Having returned from Iraq two weeks ago, I believe this picture is distorted. All major public hospitals in Baghdad are again operating. Nationwide distribution of food supplies has resumed. Despite some damage to the oil wells, petroleum production exceeds domestic needs, and exports should begin again soon. More Iraqis are receiving electric power than before the war.

2003-06-13 00:00:00

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