Thursday, April 03, 2008

How Could We Know?

I didn't know! You didn't know! How could we 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 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 every 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? YOUR NEWS MEDIA REFUSES TO 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 three two major purposes of the liberal news media:
1. It is intended to undermine the world's perception of the United States thus minimizing consequent support, and:
2. It is intended to discourage American citizens And erode their support for the war.
3. It is intende to help the Democratic Party gain More power in the next elections.

---- All the above facts are verifiable on the Department of Defense web site." http:/// < http://www.defenselink.mil/>
Pass it on! Give it wide dissemination.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Angie said...

Did you know: that we Americans are spending more on their education and programs than we are on our own?

10:53 PM, April 03, 2008  
Anonymous ablur said...

Angie, I don't know who gave you that information but it is completely wrong.

By some of the most liberal estimates it has cost us less than $5000 dollars per American household spread over 5 years. That is less than $1000 dollars per household per year. I will admit that is a lot of money.

The average American Household has 2.1 children in it. The average cost of basic education in America is just over $10,000 per child per year, Total funds budget.

That is more than ten times what we are spending in Iraq.
Feel free to look it up and check my math. I didn't even include private education which is over and above public. I also used total cost in Iraq not just educational funding that we are supplying.
Reality would probably bring it closer to 100:1.

1:53 AM, April 04, 2008  
Anonymous JMB said...

Great! post Ablur

3:03 PM, April 08, 2008  

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