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    to decrease our dependence on foreign oil McCain proposes increasing our dependence on foreign uranium..., 2008-06-18 23:16:30 | Main | what are you gonna do, a resurrection?..., 2008-06-23 05:07:05

    celebrating highly effective failures:

    from a positively glowing account of US efforts to rebuild electricity production in Iraq:

    "Al [Herman] has shown the kind of approach that we celebrate," said Gen. David Petraeus, the commanding general of coalition forces in Iraq, "a complete impatience for bureaucracy, a willingness to do whatever it takes to accomplish a mission, tremendous initiative and capacity for independent action, and a selflessness that has led him to volunteer again and again to stay on to see the task to completion."

    Petraeus said he personally experienced the gruff effectiveness of the Prince.

    "I did," said Petraeus, who presented Herman with two commanding general coins for his work in Iraq, "and I told him to keep it up if it got things done."

    Effective! Doing whatever it takes to get things done!

    Despite the effort and success, and regardless of booming demand, Iraq hasn't been able to add 2,000 megawatts of generation to reach the 6,000 megawatt goal it was to meet nearly four years ago, which would still be more than 2,000 shy of today's demand.

    That target was based on pre-invasion levels. Prior to the 1991 Gulf War Iraq was producing 9,500 MW of electricity per day. Put on your party hats and light some candles.


:: posted by buermann @ 2008-06-19 14:01:45 CST | link





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