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Old 12-31-2007, 07:18 AM   #1
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Did You Know?

Did you know???

I didn't know! How could we???

Did you know that 47 countries have re-established
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 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?



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

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..

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Old 12-31-2007, 08:17 AM   #2
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I get my news from CBS so I was a thinkin It was on its way to hell in a handbasket

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Old 12-31-2007, 08:27 AM   #3
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Quagmire is the term I keep hearing in the media!
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Old 12-31-2007, 08:39 AM   #4
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Thats great info John, thanks for sharing! My son was on a police traing team on his tour in Iraq. In the 9 months he was there he reqruited and trained over 1000 Iraqi's for the police department. He was stationed in Falluah, in a police station his whole tour and said he could see a change in the way the people lived and thought. Believe it or not, we are helping that country out!
I hope this isn't negative!
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Old 12-31-2007, 10:00 AM   #5
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I watched a dvd last night called "Home of the Brave". A story of several troops who served in Iraq, I looked at the label, half way through, to see if Michael Moore produced it. All doom and gloom.
Hopefully more people are becoming aware of the agenda of our Hollywood and news weasels are forcing on the pubic.
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Old 12-31-2007, 11:01 AM   #6
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Old 01-01-2008, 02:39 PM   #7
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Thank you for sharing this information. Of course, the media only plays up the bad things because that's what draws viewers. Every time I watch the news, I think of Don Henley's "Dirty Laundry".
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Old 01-01-2008, 04:36 PM   #8
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With the possible exception of Fox News..all the "mainstream media" is a liberal propaganda brain washing machine. Will also include most Hollywood movies and TV shows from the major networks. I refuse to listen to or watch their trash. I also dont like newspapers..they way too liberal too. Talk radio is about the only way to get the truth nowadays...and of course the commie liberals are trying furiously to shut them down by trying to reinstate the "fairness doctrine"...meaning if you got somebody telling the truth you got to give equal time to a pinko to prattle an equal amount of time. The whole deal makes me want to puke. I'm thinking of moving to Costa Ricca.

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Old 01-02-2008, 07:36 AM   #9
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The only TV I watch is a 30 minute rerun of Andy Griffith each night and the only movie I've been to for 10+ years was Walk The Line.


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