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Declining hours due to increased use of air conditioners, decreased megawatt hours, and additional fighting in South Central Iraq. However, some areas showed an increase due to attempts at grabbing more power than allocated by the National Dispatch Center.
SEC'Y POWELL: This is the nature of the economy that we inherited from this regime, a regime that was bankrupting itself by providing these kinds of subsidies for gas, for food, and for other necessities which they control. It was a way in which they controlled the population. As the new government takes over and as the economy settles down and it becomes more market-based, you will start to see all of these prices start to go up to market level conditions or certainly not at the current subsidized level. Even electricity was free and we have to change all of that as we bring this country along and bring it into the 21st century and into an integrated economic world.
maybe they should stop attacking the people coming in to fix the stuff.
Originally posted by marg6043
Or maybe US should get their buts out of Iraq onces and for all and let them be.
You know we can't do that until there is a McDonalds on every street corner and all shopowners accept Visa, M/C, or AMEX.