Theodore's World: Some Things The U.S. and Our Allies Are Doing in Iraq

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April 02, 2007

Some Things The U.S. and Our Allies Are Doing in Iraq

Here is some positive news about what the U.S. and our allies are doing in

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 are or have been constructed/renovated?

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 States in January 2005, for the re-established Fulbright program?

Did you know that the Iraqi Navy is op erational with 5 one-hundred 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 3,500 new officers each 8 weeks?

Did you know there are more than 1,100 building projects going on in Iraq which include 364 schools, 67 public clinics, 15 hospitals, 83 railroad stations, 22 oil facilities, 93 water facilities and 69 electrical facilities.

Did y ou know that 96% of Iraqi children under the age of 5 have received the first 2 series of polio vaccinations?

Did you know that 4,300,000 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?




Instead of reflecting our love for our country, we get photos of flag burning incidents at Abu Ghraib and people throwing snowballs at the presiden tial motorcades.

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

1) it is intended to undermine the world's perception of the United States thus minimizing consequent support

2) it is intended to discourage American citizens.

Above facts are verifiable on the Department of Defense web site.

Posted by Wild Thing at April 2, 2007 12:55 AM


These facts need airing, BDS interferes too much, like you said the media is too concerned about that Marxist pig Hillary's campaign fund or making Obama into another JFK to lay out the facts. Talk about making silk purses from sows ears, Ugh!!! I see nothing there that is capable of walking on water, no matter how hard the media tries to sell them. I for one am glad the weekend is over and I don't have to put up with any more of Fox New's fair and balanced Cuban at large.

Posted by: Jack at April 2, 2007 04:47 AM

Man, it's good to hear that all this good is coming of you guys' efforts over there. I know we are not getting an accurate picture of what's really happening over there. How can we get this information out to people in mass numbers? Most people here are so unaware of the good things that are happening there. What can be done to change this?

Posted by: Jack at April 2, 2007 05:37 AM

That's right they don't want us know!
Why would we want to know we're doing anything
I guess they don't realize that these people deserve the same freedoms that we enjoy and that's what we're there for--human rights and freedom!
Not oil, not revenge.
Can't anyone get that right?
Even my 4 year old understands it.

Posted by: Lynn at April 2, 2007 06:18 AM

Jack, yes me too. Sometimes I just can't take one more talking head and the lies, then I take a break and come back for more of their BS. augh

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 2, 2007 11:12 PM

Jack, that is part of the problem. I used to send things right to the media and ask them why aren't you telling about this story or that story. I gave up after I got responses they were not interested.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 2, 2007 11:16 PM

Lynn, your 4 year old is much smarter then they will ever be. I have come to feel it is too late for them to want to know or care. I even think they don't love America and that is so hard to think a person could be like that.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 2, 2007 11:20 PM