Iran and electricity
July 27, 2007 § Leave a comment
The LA Times reports that Baghdadis are down to one or two hours of electricity a day, but that the Bush administration will no longer be measuring or reporting on that sort of local data. It will give Congress only the general statistic for the entire country. But obviously whether the capital has electricity would help you know whether the current policies are working.
The statistical problem af assessment of trends in Baghdad is made worse because so many have fled or already dead. If the number dying in a day is about the same as a year ago, the reality is then much worse (if it could be worse). I would guess that the current population of Baghdad is less than half of what it was in say 2004.