Forwarded by Len/Frieda
DO YOU KNOW THAT…
- 47 countries have reestablished their embassies in Iraq?
- the Iraqi government currently employs 1.2 million Iraqi people?
- 3100 schools have been renovated, 364 schools are under rehabilitation, 263 schools are now under construction and 38 new schools have been built in Iraq?
- Iraq's higher educational structure consists of 20 Universities, 46 institutes or colleges and four research centers, all currently operating?
- 25 Iraq students departed for the United States in January 2005 for the re-established Fulbright program?
- the Iraqi Navy is operational? They have 5- 100-foot patrol craft, 34 smaller vessels and a naval infantry regiment.
- Iraq's Air Force consists of three operational squadrons, which includes nine reconnaissance and three U.S. C-130 transport aircraft (under Iraqi operational control) which operate day and night, and will soon add 16 UH-1 helicopters and four Bell Jet Rangers?
- Iraq has a counter-terrorist unit and a Commando Battalion?
- the Iraqi Police Service has over 55,000 fully trained and equipped police officers and five Police Academies that produce over 3500 new officers every eight weeks?
- there are more than 1100 building projects going on in Iraq, including 364 schools, 67 public clinics, 15 hospitals, 83 railroad stations, 22 oil facilities, 93 water facilities and 69 electrical facilities?
- 96% of Iraqi children under the age of five have received the first two series of polio vaccinations?
- 4.3 million Iraqi children were enrolled in primary school by mid-October?
- there are 1,192,000 cell phone subscribers in Iraq and phone use has gone up 158%?
- Iraq now has an independent media that consists of 75 radio stations, 180 newspapers and 10 television stations?
- the Baghdad Stock Exchange opened in June of 2004?
- two candidates in the recent Iraqi presidential election had a televised debate?
The above facts are verifiable on the Department of Defense web site.
You probably won’t know this unless you see it on the Internet. Why? Because our liberal U.S. media are not interested in good news… particularly if it reflects positively on the war efforts of the Bush administration.
They prefer to accentuate the negative aspects which undermines world perception of the United States' role in this war, discourages support of the war by the American people, and downplays the heroic efforts of our military personnel who are winning the war.
Why? Strictly for political gain and ultimate control of the executive and legislative branches of our government in coming national elections.
We can only hope that, when the chips are down, the silent majority will again rise to the occasion in the voting booth to thwart the selfish aims and pursuits of these politicians who will do anything possible to return to power… except to tell the truth.