February 13, 2005

Did YOU Know?

Heh. I just got this from the College Republicans listserv:

Did you know that 47 countries have re-established their embassies in Iraq?

Did you know that the Iraqi government employs 1.2 million Iraqi people?

Did you know that 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?

Did you know that Iraq's higher educational structure consists of 20
Universities, 46 Institutes or colleges and 4 research centers?

Did you know that 25 Iraq students departed for the United States in January
2004 for the re-established Fulbright program?

Did you know that the Iraqi Navy is operational? They have 5 x 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,
9 reconnaissance and 3 US C-130 transport aircraft 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

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, railroad
stations, 22 oil facilities, 93 water facilities and 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 consist 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 election had a televised debate



Because a Bush- hating media and Democratic Party would rather see the world
blow up than lose their power.

Instead of shouting these accomplishments from every rooftop, they would
rather show photo's of what a few perverted malcontent soldiers have done in
prisons in many cases never disclosing the circumstances surrounding the

Instead of showing our love for our country, we get photos of flag burning
incidents at Abu Ghraib and people throwing snowballs at presidential

The lack of accentuating the positive in Iraq serves only one purpose. It
undermines the world's perception of the United States and our soldiers

Pass it on!

Posted by CD on February 13, 2005 11:45 PM
Category: The War on Terror
Semi-Intelligent Comments

Granted what you have listed here is positive, that does not change the fact that the majority of Iraqis do not want the US occupying their country.

Posted by: James at February 14, 2005 12:19 AM

And I'm sure they'd much rather have the Saddamster back. Take your troll droppings elsewhere.

Posted by: CD at February 14, 2005 12:26 AM

...the majority of Iraqis do not want the US occupying their country.

Out of a poll of three Iraqis, two said they didn't want the Americans there. They were both Ba'athists. Margin of error for this poll is ±100%.

Posted by: Army NCO Guy at February 14, 2005 02:32 PM

I must say that I am astonished by that lack of seriousness in your comment. And mean, is it meant as a sort of spoof of the left...well maybe I'm not so astonished after all. But do you wish to debate this. I will agree with you. Iraq does not want US or any other foreign country to have troops hanging around on the streets for the next 40 years. But that isn't going to happen. Furthermore, the polls show the IRAQIS NOW THIS!!! The Iraqis WANT US TO STAY UNTIL 1. The insurgency is defeated and/or 2. The Iraqis themselves can deal with what remains to be dealt with. The polls show this (there are several. If you wish to demand I provide the exact linkage, ask me in the commments, right now I'm tired).

And we really aren't "occupying" the country. I'm getting tired of that. We are there with the permission of a sovereign gov't that can ask us to leave. HOW DARE THEY NOT!!! THEY SHOULD DEMAND TO BE OVERTHROWN AND MURDERED BY BATHIST THUGS!!! Is it absurd to think the Iraqi people would want to wait a year or two until they were ready to take over the security situation? Come on!

Look...I need to be honest. I am getting tired of this crap. Now we have Iraqi elections and the media are complaining they are NOT FAIR because the Sunnis didn't vote in the right percentages and it means it isn't legitimate. Kinda like how Whites in South Africa and Nazis in post-war Germany not voting enough made their elections a fraud. I mean, the first free election in Iraq in...who knows how long ISN'T FAIR because the people favored by the regime decided NOT TO VOTE!!!

Sorry. It's just that all perspective is being lost and facts have become lies all for political reasons. I have even heard from some that democracy and freedom aren't necessary that important in some situations in regards to Iraq (often, but not always in regards to stabilty. Sometimes democracy is seen as important, but not in the way we define it. Sometimes freedom is important but not in the way we define. At least traditionally in America. Uh...by me. And most reasonable people).

Blah...sorry to rant.


Posted by: Jim at February 14, 2005 11:56 PM

Errr....Tired+Annoyed=Grammer and Typing Snafus

Posted by: Jim at February 14, 2005 11:57 PM
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