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TMCNo1
11-28-2007, 05:36 PM
WE ALL SHOULD KNOW!
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 States 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?


OUR MEDIA HASN'T TOLD 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.


.......Pass it on! Give it a Wide Dissemination!


Freedom Isn't Free, and Silence is Consent

Lennyp04
11-28-2007, 05:42 PM
Harold, you are so right. When I turn on Cnn news all I see is violence and some more Bush Bashing. The media NEVER portrays the good that is actually happening over there. But I can't control the meida...but thanks for this thread!

ttu
11-28-2007, 05:45 PM
harold, very interesting.

damm liberals trying to hide everything.....


oh and my 400th post. yeahh

Mikey
11-28-2007, 05:52 PM
Thats awesome Harold. Thanks for sharing.

To comment on the fact about the Iraqi Air Force. I was there when the first Iraqi AF squadron was formed. My crew and I personnaly installed the network infrastructure in the schoolhouse where we (USAF) trained the new Iraqi pilots. I got to spend some time with the new members of the IAF and get to know them. They are good people that are dedicated to making a better life for the Iraqi people. All of us that pray for the US troops over there should also include a prayer for the Iraqi military that are fighting and dying right beside the US.

Maristar210
11-28-2007, 05:56 PM
Good for you Harold. All the naysayers can bite me. We are making progress.

mcdoon
11-28-2007, 06:12 PM
Glad you posted that, Harold. CNN can't hide the truth forever when people like you are telling the other side of the story. Sure, there's nasty stuff still going on over there, but it's blown way out of proportion when that's all the major news outlets report. News people could never have been truly objective, but these days they seem to almost be proud of their biased reporting.

Slinkyredfoot
11-28-2007, 06:25 PM
This is good knowlege and I really feel it is to bad we do not have more of an open dialog with a progressive country like Iran. They have major oil reserves and the procedes go for the good of the country with education and smart moves...

To bad the government as I know it is somewhat radical Islamic. The goverment hates the USA, I am not so sure the people do.

Thanks for sharing this, we are told only what CNN, the Clinton News Network, wants to tell the American people, this is an utter outrage and I am pissed in the short term.....;)

atlfootr
11-28-2007, 08:40 PM
sorry for jack'n, only read the title of thread -- not subject matter :o

TX.X-30 fan
11-28-2007, 09:12 PM
Thanks #1 it is a sad statement that info like this has to be disseminated over the net and not reported by "reporters"!!!



Hey Alt???? Go start a shark thread!!!!! :mad: :D :D

TMCNo1
11-28-2007, 09:30 PM
Hey Alt???? Go start a shark thread!!!!!

He must have just got through reading the vote in the poll, changing your underwear, drinking a beer, scratching your berries, smoking a cigar, smelling your socks while wearing sunglasses thread and got confused!:confused: :rolleyes: :D

atlfootr
11-28-2007, 09:56 PM
Hey Alt???? Go start a shark thread!!!!! :mad: :D :DDone deal :o