- Under Saddam Hussein, prior to the invasion, there were NO commercial television stations and NO independent newspapers. By 2006, 54 commercial TV stations were operating and 268 independent newspapers and magazines in circulation.
- In 2003, there were 833,000 telephone subscribers. Today, there are 17.7 million cellular subscribers and 1.3 million landline users.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Is Iraq today better than Saddam's Iraq? Hell, yes.
This report (PDF format) on Iraq from the Brookings Institute, published monthly, carries some fascinating facts and insights on the changing face of Iraq since the invasion in early 2003. For example: