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U.S. – Funded Power Plant on Line in Iraq

Glistening in Iraq’s barren southern salt plains, a natural gas-driven power station has come on line, generating sorely needed electricity for war-weary Iraqis and demonstrating that much-maligned U.S.-led reconstruction efforts are beginning to bear fruit. U.S. officials said Sunday that increasing Iraq’s electricity generating capacity through facilities such as the 250 megawatt electricity plant near the southern city of Basra is crucial to American efforts to encourage Iraqis to turn their backs on the insurgency. ,a href=”http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/international/AP-Iraq-Power.html”>Full Story

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