But then there is this:
IRAQ: The Lights Have Gone Out, Who CaresAnd this:
16th February 2008, 09:20 am
BAQUBA, Feb 15 (IPS) - Lack of electricity in Baquba has shattered businesses, and the lives of families. Months of power failures has darkened morale everywhere.
Half of Baghdad without waterClearly "The Surge is Working" depends on what your definition of "working" is.
15th February 2008, 09:05 pm
Power failures and maintenance have disrupted running water supplies to almost half of the capital, Baghdad, home to nearly 6 million people.
For the effect on the people of another occuptaion, go to here. If you do read this, swear that a shiver didn't go up your spine.