I received this by email from my Dad. It contains some very interesting information that our media forgot to tell us. Are you surprised?
DID YOU KNOW THIS?
Did you know that 47 countries have re-established their embassies in
Did you know that the Iraqi currently government employs 1.2 million
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
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 navel 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 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 water facilities and 69
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 presidential election had a recent
televised debate recently?
OF COURSE WE DIDN’T KNOW!
WHY DIDN’T WE KNOW?-OUR MEDIA WOULDN’T TELL US! Instead of
reflecting 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 two purposes. It is
intended to undermine the world’s perception of the United States thus
minimizing consequent support, and it is intended to discourage American
—- Above facts are verifiable on the Department of Defense website.