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A Benchmark of Progress, Electrical Grid Fails Iraqis

Date: August 1, 2010
Author: Steven Lee Myers
QUOTE: From the beginning of the war more than seven years ago, the state of electricity has been one of the most closely watched benchmarks of Iraq’s progress, and of the American effort to transform a dictatorship into a democracy. And yet, as the American combat mission — Operation Iraqi Freedom, in the Pentagon’s argot — officially ends this month, Iraq’s government still struggles to provide one of the most basic services.

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