The power grid was one of the biggest surprises as to just how deteriorated the Iraq infrastructure had become. Iraq had been spending most of their money on defense and graft instead of infrastructure. Many cities actually had power lines on the ground instead of in the air or underground.
Yes, I noticed within my first couple of months here back in 2004 that the infrastructure was in pretty poor shape, but Saddam's palaces were opulent to the point of being excessive.
The way Baath Party members had lived as opposed to how most others had subsisted was still evident when I arrived.
It angered and disgusted us. One more reason to be grateful that the Evil One and his awful sons are gone.
posted on 03/22/2008 8:13:28 AM PDT
(I have an inbred fear of stupid people.)
Amen Allegra. Thanks for everything you do. The legacy Saddams evil seems to fade with the general public. It can’t be said often enough that the world is a better place without him.
posted on 03/22/2008 8:32:37 AM PDT
(My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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