“Greeted as liberators…”
Despite $2 billion spent, residents say Baghdad is crumbling
By Leila Fadel, Knight Ridder Newspapers
Mon Jul 25, 4:38 PM ET
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Talib Abu Younes put his lips to a glass of tap water recently and watched worms swimming in the bottom.
Electricity flickers on and off for two hours in Muthana Naim’s south Baghdad home then shuts off for four in boiling July heat that shoots above 120 degrees.
I guess Iraqi citizens have run out of flowers to toss at our feet, and have gotten around to noting that their country has been ruined.