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Baghdad is drowning in Sewage Is this the "Democracy" the Bush Administration has promised the Iraqis? Baghdad is drowning in sewage, suprax thirsty for water and largely powerless, suprax an Iraqi official said on Sunday in a grim assessment of services in the capital five years after the US-led invasion. (AFP/File/Wissam Al-Okaili) BAGHDAD (AFP) - Baghdad is drowning in sewage, suprax thirsty for water and largely powerless, suprax an Iraqi official said on Sunday in a grim assessment of services in the capital five years after the US-led invasion. One of three sewage treatment plants is out of commission, suprax one is working at stuttering capacity while a pipe blockage in the third means sewage is forming a foul lake so large it can be seen "as a big black spot on Google Earth, suprax" said Tahseen Sheikhly, suprax civilian spokesman for the Baghdad security plan. Sheikhly told a news conference in the capital that water pipes, suprax where they exist, suprax are so old that it is not possible to pump water at a sufficient rate to meet demands -- leaving many neighbourhoods parched. A sharp deficit of 3, suprax000 megawatts of electricity adds to the woes of residents, suprax who are forced to rely on neighbourhood generators to light up their lives and heat their homes. "Sewerage, suprax water and electricity are our three main problems, suprax" said Sheikhly, suprax adding that many of these problems date back to the Saddam Hussein regime when not enough attention was paid to basic infrastructure. Insurgency, suprax sectarian violence and vandalism since the US-led invasion in March 2003 had further ravaged services in the capital, suprax he added. More positively, suprax he said, suprax the extensive Baghdad security plan, suprax known as Operation Fardh al-Qanoon (Imposing Law) and launched on February 14 last year, suprax was allowing services to be gradually restored. "After the destruction there is now the reconstruction, suprax" Sheikhly said. Suprax "We have solved many of the security problems, suprax now we can focus on rebuilding." He who is silent is assumed to consent. Suprax My Son is not silent.... http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080203/wl_mideast_af...