Did you know, who knew, all about Iraq




 
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Did you know, who knew, all about Iraq
 
April 3rd, 2007  
Donkey
 
 

Topic: Did you know, who knew, all about Iraq


Did you know, who knew, all about Iraq

Do you know ?

I didn't know!

How could we?

Did you know that 47 countries have reestablished their embassies in Iraq ?

Did you know that the Iraqi government currently employs 1.2 million Iraqi people?


Did you know that 3100 schools have been renovated,

364 schools are under rehabilitation,

263 new schools are now under construction

and 38 new schools have been completed in Iraq ?

Did you know that Iraq 's higher educational structure consists of 20 Universities,

46 Institutes or colleges and 4 research centers,

all currently operating?

Did you know that 25 Iraq students departed for the United State s in January 2005

for the re-established Fulbright program?

Did you know that the Iraqi Navy is operational?

They have 5 - 100-foot patrol craft, 34 smaller vessels and a naval infantry regiment.

Did you know that Iraq 's Air Force consists of three operational squadrons,

which includes 9 reconnaissance and 3 US C-130 transport aircraft

(under Iraqi operational control)

which operate day and night, and will soon add 16 UH-1 helicopters and 4 Bell Jet Rangers?

Did you know that Iraq has a counter-terrorist unit and a Commando Battalion?

Did you know that the Iraqi Police Service has over 55,000

fully trained and equipped police officers?

Did you know that there are 5 Police Academies in Iraq

that produce over 3500 new officers each 8 weeks?

Did you know there are more than 1100 building projects going on in Iraq ?

They include 364 schools, 67 public clinics, 15 hospitals, 83 railroad stations,

22 oil facilities, 93 water facilities and 69 electrical facilities.

Did you know that 96% of Iraqi children under the age of 5

have received the first 2 series of polio vaccinations?

Did you know that 4.3 million Iraqi children were enrolled in primary school by mid October?

Did you know that there are 1,192,000 cell phone subscribers in Iraq

and phone use has gone up 158%?

Did you know that Iraq has an independent media that consists of 75 radio stations,

180 newspapers and 10 television stations?

Did you know that the Baghdad Stock Exchange opened in June of 2004?

Did you know that 2 candidates in the Iraqi presidential election had a televised debate recently?

OF COURSE WE DIDN'T KNOW!

WHY DIDN'T WE KNOW?


Something to open our eyes????
OUR MEDIA WOULDN'T TELL US!

Instead of reflecting our love for our country,
we get photos of flag burning incidents at Abu Ghraib

and people throwing snowballs at the presidential motorcades.

Tragically, the lack of accentuating the positive in Iraq serves two purposes:

It is intended to undermine the world's perception of the United States

thus minimizing consequent support,

and it is intended to discourage American citizens.

---- Above facts are verifiable on the Department of Defense web site.
http://www.defenselink.mil/
.......Pass it on! Give it a Wide Dissemination!
April 3rd, 2007  
Marinerhodes
 
 
Thanks much. I passed this on to my Marines so they could have a little ammunition for the naysayers.
April 3rd, 2007  
Team Infidel
 
 
hooah...
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Did you know, who knew, all about Iraq
April 3rd, 2007  
phoenix80
 
 
great post. Thanks for it

so bad that many many can't see the progress and despise the progress out of their blind hatred for America and Bush's administration.

Iraq is way better today than it was 5 yrs ago.

Thank you America!
April 3rd, 2007  
PJ24
 
 
Interesting stuff.

Here's a little google on the Iraqi Stock Exchange.
April 4th, 2007  
Donkey
 
 
A link to the Fulbright program www.iie.org/fulbright/

Helping Iraqi Schools http://www.iraqischools.com/ (Notice who are behind it)

Iraqi Development Program http://www.iraqdevelopmentprogram.org/

Not listening to the mainstream news media.....priceless

-edit

and Iraqi news paper http://www.alsabaah.com/paper.php?source=akbar&page=37

Looking into other Iraqi news papers you can start to see that they are allowed much more freedom of the press then under Saddam, albeit some is communist press, none the less it is freedom.

A whole list of Iraqi media (not an entire list mind you)
http://www.newswealth.com/Countries_...Iraq/iraq.html


April 4th, 2007  
bulldogg
 
 
Good stuff Donkey.
April 5th, 2007  
The Other Guy
 
 
Nice.

Then why are people still dying every day?

There is good, yes, but there is also quite a lot of bad.

How many of the above in Southern Louisiana and Mississippi have been rebuilt? Very little.

Of course, you are right about the non-reporting media. But that's because they've all left Iraq. Only the NY Times remains in Baghdad out of US newspapers. The LA times just pulled out.
April 5th, 2007  
Marinerhodes
 
 
People are dying everyday because - at the risk of sounding callous - that is a fact of war.

As soon as the insurgents and other power hungry fools get their heads out of their 4th point and start realizing how well they can have it then people will stop dying, the US will help rebuild the country (as we have in so many past wars and conflicts) and the US will get out.

Then they can go back to killing and maiming each other.
April 5th, 2007  
Donkey
 
 
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Originally Posted by The Other Guy
Nice.

Then why are people still dying every day?

There is good, yes, but there is also quite a lot of bad.

How many of the above in Southern Louisiana and Mississippi have been rebuilt? Very little.

Of course, you are right about the non-reporting media. But that's because they've all left Iraq. Only the NY Times remains in Baghdad out of US newspapers. The LA times just pulled out.
A handful of people died in my own state last night like they do every night from gunshots to stabbings to auto accidents to natural causes...why because people die...

Also in Iraq because terrorist A-holes like to blow themselves up and everyone with them in the name of god, much why we are still there....

-edit

Quite a lot has been done in the wake of Katrina http://www.katrinareconstruction.org/index.asp and with the billions upon billions of dollars poured into those areas the only excuse is corruption that most people from that area know very well about within the state of LA...

Don't believe everything the TV tells you or what your friend that watched it last night does, look it up for yourself it isn't that hard to use the internet....
 


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