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Patience Wearing Thin in Powerless Baghdad

Postwar Baghdad grinds along without water and electricity, and without work. Restoring power remains a baffling challenge. The conditions make it possible for looting to persist. Yet protesters call for Americans to go home. Hear NPR's Scott Simon and NPR's Linda Wertheimer.

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As NPR's senior national correspondent, Linda Wertheimer travels the country and the globe for NPR News, bringing her unique insights and wealth of experience to bear on the day's top news stories.
Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.