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    firstsgtmike
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    Have You Read About ........?

    The good news that hasn't been fit to print or report on TV:

    Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1...

    .... the first battalion of the new Iraqi Army has graduated
    and is on active duty.

    .... over 60,000 Iraqis now provide security to their fellow citizens.

    .... nearly all of Iraq's 400 courts are functioning.

    .... the Iraqi judiciary is fully independent.

    .... on Monday, October 6 power generation hit 4,518
    megawatts-exceeding the prewar average.

    .... all 22 universities and 43 technical institutes and
    colleges are open, as are nearly all primary and secondary schools.

    .... by October 1, Coalition forces had rehab-ed over 1,500
    schools - 500 more than scheduled.

    .... teachers earn from 12 to 25 times their former salaries.

    .... all 240 hospitals and more than 1200 clinics are open.

    .... doctors salaries are at least eight times what they
    were under Saddam.

    .... pharmaceutical distribution has gone from essentially
    nothing to 700 tons in May to a current total of 12,000 tons.

    .... the Coalition has helped administer over 22 million
    vaccination doses to Iraq's children.

    .... a Coalition program has cleared over 14,000 kilometers
    of Iraq's 27,000 kilometers of weed-choked canals which now
    irrigate tens of thousands of farms. This project has
    created jobs for more than 100,000 Iraqi men and women.

    .... we have restored over three-quarters of prewar telephone
    services and over two-thirds of the potable water production.

    .... there are 4,900 full-service telephone connections.
    We expect 50,000 by year-end.

    .... the wheels of commerce are turning. From bicycles to
    satellite dishes to cars and trucks, businesses are coming
    to life in all major cities and towns.

    .... 95 percent of all prewar bank customers have service
    and first-time customers are opening accounts daily.

    .... Iraqi banks are making loans to finance businesses.

    .... the central bank is fully independent.

    .... Iraq has one of the worlds most growth-oriented
    investment and banking laws.

    .... Iraq has a single, unified currency for the first
    time in 15 years.

    .... satellite TV dishes are legal.

    .... foreign journalists aren't on 10-day visas paying
    mandatory and extortionate fees to the Ministry of
    Information for minders and other government spies.

    .... there is no Ministry of Information.

    .... there are more than 170 newspapers.

    .... you can buy satellite dishes on what seems like every street corner.

    .... foreign journalists (and everyone else) are free to come and go.

    .... a nation that had not one single element - legislative,
    judicial or executive - of a representative government, now does.

    .... in Baghdad alone residents have selected 88 advisory
    councils. Baghdad's first democratic transfer of power in
    35 years happened when the city council elected its new chairman.

    .... today in Iraq chambers of commerce, business, school
    and professional organizations are electing their leaders
    all over the country.

    .... 25 ministers, selected by the most representative
    governing body in Iraq's history, run the day-to-day
    business of government.

    .... the Iraqi government regularly participates in international
    events. Since July the Iraqi government has been represented
    in over two dozen international meetings, including those of
    the UN General Assembly, the Arab League, the World Bank and
    IMF and, today, the Islamic Conference Summit. The Ministry
    of Foreign Affairs today announced that it is reopening over
    30 Iraqi embassies around the world.

    .... Shia religious festivals that were all but banned, aren't.

    .... for the first time in 35 years, in Karbala thousands
    of Shiites celebrate the pilgrimage of the 12th Imam.

    .... the Coalition has completed over 13,000 reconstruction
    projects, large and small, as part of a strategic plan for
    the reconstruction of Iraq.

    .... Uday and Queasy are dead - and no longer feeding innocent
    Iraqis to the zoo lions, raping the young daughters of local
    leaders to force cooperation, torturing Iraq's soccer
    players for losing games, or murdering critics.

    .... children aren't imprisoned or murdered when their
    parents disagree with the government.

    .... political opponents aren't imprisoned, tortured, executed,
    maimed, or are forced to watch their families die for
    disagreeing with Saddam.

    .... millions of long-suffering Iraqis no longer live in
    perpetual terror.

    .... Saudis will hold municipal elections.

    .... Qatar is reforming education to give more choices to parents.

    .... Jordan is accelerating market economic reforms.

    .... the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded for the first time to
    an Iranian -- a Muslim woman who speaks out with courage for
    human rights, for democracy and for peace.

    .... Saddam is gone.

    .... Iraq is free.

    .... President Bush has not faltered or failed.

    .... Yet, little or none of this information has been
    published by the Press corps that prides itself on bring
    you all the news that's important.

    Iraq under US lead control has come further in six months
    than Germany did in seven years or Japan did in nine years
    following WWII. Military deaths from fanatic Nazi's, and
    Japanese numbered in the thousands and continued for over
    three years after WWII victory was declared.

    David Ray
    GySgt USMC (retired)
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    Shame on you firstsgtmike! Printing such material that does not support the liberal left, anti-war, anti-Bush, twisted agenda!

    I can only imagine how many more positive stories are circulating out there that are not being reported becaue they are favorable to President Bush's anti-terror and foriegn policy, therefore not conforming to the liberal media agenda.


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