Yesterday and for the first time, I could spend some time watching TV in my room because I asked my brother to ask the power generator owner to double our share. I used to pay 60 thousands Iraqi Dinars a month (more than 47 $)for six hours of electricity a day.we receive 5 amperes through a cable that we linked to the generator. the 5 amperes are enough only to switch on the refrigerator and an air cooler. If we switch on another instrument, there would be a power failure and we have to call the owner of the generator to re connect us. The generator owner provides us with electricity for 6 hours a day only from 2 pm until 4 pm ( the hottest two hours in Iraq summer)then he switches off the generator until 8 pm when he switch it on for another 4 hours. We have to spend the rest of the day without electricity power because the Iraqi government and the Great US leaders spent the billion on painting the pavements and planting some flowers here and there and of course the big share of money went to the pockets of the security companies which the Iraqi officials and American officials in Iraq depend on. Anyway, Now I have to pay 120 thousands Iraqi Dinars (95 $) because now we buy 10 amperes. Now , I can switch on my room air cooler and the water pump. So yesterday. Myself and my wife and my son celebrated the great day by watching some movies in our room and enjoying the cool air from our cooler.
Also yesterday I read in the news that the American forces will provide some neighborhoods (the hot spots) with giant generators providing the residents with electricity for 12 hours a day. According to the newspaper, the US troops hope that providing electricity would decrease the insurgencies in that neighborhoods. I really wonder whether the US troops are afraid of the insurgents! Also I wonder if they know that the solution of stopping the violence in Iraq is by improving the services level, why didn't they do some real services projects since they invaded Iraq! Why did they keep wasting time until they lost the control! what kind of strategy did the US military commanders follow when they entered Iraq or the question should be (did they basically have any strategy?).
Its an irony that the US troops try to improve the social services in the hot spots. This will for sure reflect a bad image about the US trrops more than its now and may increse violence. people may beleive that violence is the only way to get what they want.
The US troops approve day after day that they failed in achieving anything positive in this country even the only thing they are proud of (collapsing Saddam regime)became a negative thing because people started to yearn to the old days of the regime they hated and wished to get ride of. they always make comparison and say "at least we had security during Saddam regime " or "at least we had electricity during Saddam regime" or "well, we never had to stay 12 hours in the fuel station to get 40 liters of fuel"
Please pull out your troops quickly. dont fix anything. Dont implement any project and dont forget to take your democracy because we dont want the democracy of blood shedding. Just leave. JUST DO IT