Thursday, May 11, 2006

Iraq Index

The latest Iraq Index from the Brookings Institution is out. I notice that it's received the usual splash from the mass media. There's a summary here.

A selection.

Crude oil production reached 2.14 million barrels a day (MBD) in April of this year. It had dropped to 0.3 MBD in May of 2003.

Revenues from oil export have only slightly increased from pre-war levels of $0.2 billion, to $0.62 billion in April.

Electrical output is almost at the pre-war level of 3,958 megawatts. April's production was 3,600 megawatts. In May of 2003, production was only 500 megawatts.

The breakdown of foreign terrorists by country of origin is interesting. The largest number come from Algeria, at 20%. The next two countries are Syria and Yemen, at 18% and 17%, respectively.
(via Instapundit)


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