Is Good News Overlooked?
June 27, 2006
The following post was submitted to Senator Murkowski's office
today. It would be boon to all of us as Americans, to have this
information confirmed as accurate.
Ketchikan, AK - USA
About: Al Johnson writes, "Sort
of conservative, like Bush, and really like our military and
that for which is stands. Never cuts and runs."
Would you be kind enough to have one of your staff contact a
counterpart in the Department of Defense to confirm the statistics
offered as being authentic? I am sending this request as a letter
to the Sitnews editor. It would be the intent to follow this
up with the confirmation requested.
Your views on the information
would be welcome. In my opinion ,if acturate, these facts be
read into the daily log of the Senate by yourself. Tragic that
good news is often conveniently overlooked by the Main Stream
Media for up-patriotic ends.
Of course I didn't know. How could I?
As of May 2006 and! ---- These facts are verifiable on the Department
of Defense web site:
Did you know that 47 countries have reestablished their embassies
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 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, 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
Did you know that Iraq's Air Force consists of three operational
squadrons, which includes 9 reco nnaissance 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
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, 83 railroad stations, 22 oil facilities, 93 wa ter
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
Did you know that 2 candidates
in the Iraqi presidential election had a televised debate recently?
Note: Comments published
on Viewpoints are the opinions of the writer
OF COURSE WE DIDN'T KNOW!
and WHY DIDN'T WE KNOW?
and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Sitnews.
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