But that infrastructure -- from telephone service to electricity to refuse collection -- is in ruins as a result of the brilliantly botched occupation that followed the U.S. invasion and the ineffectual and corruption-ridden efforts to repair it.
This has had a number of unintended consequences. And now this one, as well:
A cholera epidemic in northernMore here.
has infected 7,000 people or so people and could reach Iraq within weeks as the disease spreads through the country’s decrepit and unsanitary water system. Baghdad