Electricity is now more widely available [in Iraq] than before the war.
"Iraq produced about 4,400 megawatts of electric power before the war...[and] the country required, but could not produce, about 6,000 megawatts of power per day." (WashTimes)
Our stated goal is to "improve generating capacity to 6000 MW by June 1, 2004", a mere month away. According to the Ministry of Electricity, "the seven-day average (March 27-April 2) of peak electricity production was 3,883 MW, a decrease of 5.2 percent from the previous week". (CPA)
What else did Dubya say?
Iraq's oil infrastructure is being rebuilt, with the Iraqi oil industry already producing about 2.5 million barrels per day.
"We ought to be able to get the production back up on the order of two-and-a-half, three million barrels a day within -- hopefully, by the end of the year." (Dick Cheney speaking to the American Society of Newspaper Editors on 4/10/2003)
But surely there's real good news?
On June 30th, a sovereign Iraqi interim government will take office.