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Why aren't we told this???
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Posted on 03/16/2008 8:05:43 AM PDT by Rick66

Subject:? Why aren't we told this?

How Could? We Know? I didn't know! You didn't know! How could we? know?

Did you know? that 47 countries' have reestablished their embassies? in Iraq? ?

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 new schools are now under construction and 38 new? schools have been completed 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 State s 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? 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 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? 2004?

Did you? know that 2 candidates in the Iraqi presidential election had a televised debate recently? OF COURSE WE DIDN'T KNOW! WHY DIDN'T WE? KNOW? YOUR NEWS MEDIA REFUSES TO 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 the presidential motorcades.? Tragically, the lack of accentuating the positive in Iraq? serves three two major purposes of the liberal news? media:

1.? It is intended to undermine the world's perception of the? United States thus? minimizing consequent? ? support,? and:

2.? It is intended to discourage American citizens and erode their support for the war.

3.? It is intended to help the Democratic Party gain more power in the next elections.

---- All? the above facts are verifiable on the Department of Defense web site." _http://www.defenselink.mil/_ (http://www.defenselink.mil/)

Pass it? on! Give it wide? dissemination.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iraq; progress; troops; wot
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Why aren't the positives ever spoken about?
1 posted on 03/16/2008 8:05:44 AM PDT by Rick66
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To: Rick66

This is great! Bookmarked and BUMPED!


2 posted on 03/16/2008 8:08:37 AM PDT by Marie (Why is it that some people believe everything that happens is the will of G-d - except Israel?)
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To: Rick66
Here's some more: ??????

In case you ran out. ?????

3 posted on 03/16/2008 8:09:01 AM PDT by Rudder (Klinton-Kool-Aid FReepers prefer spectacle over victory.)
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To: Rick66
Here's some more: ??????

In case you ran out. ?????

4 posted on 03/16/2008 8:09:42 AM PDT by Rudder (Klinton-Kool-Aid FReepers prefer spectacle over victory.)
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To: Rick66
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5 posted on 03/16/2008 8:11:37 AM PDT by Doohickey
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To: Rick66

bang.


6 posted on 03/16/2008 8:12:24 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (A moderate Muslim is one who acts like a Christian.)
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To: Rudder

LOL!!!!!!!!!!


7 posted on 03/16/2008 8:13:22 AM PDT by arizonarachel (Our miracle is finally here! Check my profile to see a pic!)
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To: Rick66

The liberals have vested in our defeat.


8 posted on 03/16/2008 8:13:38 AM PDT by Democrap (http://democrap.com --- We have a plan!)
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To: Rick66

bttt...


9 posted on 03/16/2008 8:14:49 AM PDT by sit-rep
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To: Rick66

OKay!? Thanks for? posting???!?


10 posted on 03/16/2008 8:14:56 AM PDT by ovrtaxt (Member of the irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.)
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To: Rick66
Why aren't the positives ever spoken about?

Probably because nobody can sort them out of that bizarre writing "style".

11 posted on 03/16/2008 8:15:01 AM PDT by humblegunner ()
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To: Rick66

Thank you for the post.


12 posted on 03/16/2008 8:15:41 AM PDT by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: Rick66

Pinged Bookmarked and ??????

Just in case u need a few more


13 posted on 03/16/2008 8:15:44 AM PDT by Leofl (I'm from Texas, we don't dial 9-11)
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To: Rick66

Because our lazy President (whom I voted for twice) is both incapable of articulating this to the American people through the media headwind (though other Presidents have been able to get their message out he is too incompetent at putting words together), and too complacent to hire someone who can!


14 posted on 03/16/2008 8:15:55 AM PDT by VeritatisSplendor
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To: Rick66

bump


15 posted on 03/16/2008 8:16:11 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: Rick66

Bookmark? For later?


16 posted on 03/16/2008 8:16:42 AM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local communist or socialist party chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing.)
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To: Rick66
Why aren't the positives ever spoken about?

This Administration has been the worst in my 64-year old history in using PR to their advantage.

They do not understand the word "proactive," ONLY "reactive."

Small wonder that W's numbers are so low and the majority is turning against the war.

17 posted on 03/16/2008 8:16:44 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (One of ONLY 37 Conservatives in the People's Republic of Vermont. Socialists and Progressives All)
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To: Rick66
This article is nothing but stink'n facts. All positive developments, but I don't want to hear or read good news.

lalalalalalalalalalala...My eyes are closed and I can't hear you.

The demonRATs are in their usual denial mode.

In Iraq, if it's not blowing up or bleeding, don't show it or talk about it.

18 posted on 03/16/2008 8:19:14 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: Rick66
Why aren't we told this???

Bush's Fault!!!!

had to get that out the way.

19 posted on 03/16/2008 8:19:28 AM PDT by Liberty2007 (We are busy winning hearts and minds while our islamfascist enemy is busy cutting throats and necks.)
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To: Rick66

One guess.....


20 posted on 03/16/2008 8:19:40 AM PDT by nuconvert (There are bad people in the pistachio business.)
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To: Rick66

The MSM does not report news that benefits conservatives.


21 posted on 03/16/2008 8:21:14 AM PDT by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: Rick66

Err...what the heck!?????????

Select all text.
Ctrl-C
Go into MS Word
Ctrl-V
Edit -> Replace
Find What: ?
Replace With: [blank]
Replace All

Ah, there you go!


22 posted on 03/16/2008 8:22:21 AM PDT by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: Rick66

Thanks much. Email around.


23 posted on 03/16/2008 8:26:05 AM PDT by cookcounty (Obama reach across the aisle? He's so far to the left, he'll need a roadmap to FIND the aisle.)
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To: Rick66

“Why aren’t we told this???”

Because Vladimer Putin runs our country. Who did you think ran it - George Bush?


24 posted on 03/16/2008 8:26:29 AM PDT by RoadTest ( "Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:" - L 12:51)
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To: Rick66

“why aren’t we told this?”

because the fifth column is active in the United States of America and because the fifth column is believed to be the ultimate, intellectual, brilliant, all-knowing, greatest, smartest group of people in the entire world.


25 posted on 03/16/2008 8:27:39 AM PDT by ripley
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To: Rick66

http://www.usaid.gov/iraq/

Here is a URL that will take you to the US Agency for International Develoment-one of the lead agencies for foreign aid projects (non-military).

Once there, click on the updates on the lower right-you will find detailed summaries of the projects we have done, who got paid what for the work etc.

The media/left does not care about freedom, other than to limit it and to achieve the lowest common denominator in terms human freedom. That is the key reason the US is so hated around the world-even though our personal freedoms are limited, as a nation we are the most free and most self-determined ever. If you doubt that there is a great conspiracy a foot, well, you will always wonder why the light does not penetrate the darkness.

It is called good vs evil. Always has been.

God Bless.


26 posted on 03/16/2008 8:27:52 AM PDT by Manly Warrior (US Army, Retired)
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To: Rick66
I'm SHOCKED?, I tell you?, SHOCKED?

Great read. Thanks for posting. We're just having fun with you. :)

?

27 posted on 03/16/2008 8:28:26 AM PDT by LiberConservative
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To: Rick66

I liked the ?’s.... Besides poster is dead on. We are never told anything good about Iraq because the media are intent on America electing a Liberal.


28 posted on 03/16/2008 8:28:57 AM PDT by tomnbeverly (Standing by for the: if your not with us your a racist tactic.)
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To: Rick66; Allegra
You left one out. All of these changes are because of the influence and work of the lovely and talented Allegra.

Hey if all of the bad stuff W's fault why can't the good stuff be Allegra's "fault".

29 posted on 03/16/2008 8:29:48 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (John McCain - The Manchurian Candidate? http://www.usvetdsp.com/manchuan.htm)
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To: Rick66

Gosh!

Sounds like a model country for the rest of the middle-east to emulate.


30 posted on 03/16/2008 8:30:17 AM PDT by adorno
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To: VeritatisSplendor

Bingo! Right on target.


31 posted on 03/16/2008 8:30:23 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (John McCain - The Manchurian Candidate? http://www.usvetdsp.com/manchuan.htm)
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To: Rick66

Because the Bush White House is the most inept disseminator of such news around?


32 posted on 03/16/2008 8:32:10 AM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Rick66

Thanks so much for sharing this.

Save to share with those who don’t want to know.


33 posted on 03/16/2008 8:33:15 AM PDT by krunkygirl (force multiplier in effect...)
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To: Rick66

Great job! Bookmarked!


34 posted on 03/16/2008 8:37:45 AM PDT by syriacus (Thanks webmaster!! I love to search via YAHOO on FR to find old FR threads! Far better than Google.)
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To: Rick66

Did you know that millions of Americans who are opposed to socialism in America are being heavily taxed to pay for this massive socialist project in a foreign country?


35 posted on 03/16/2008 8:38:32 AM PDT by shuckmaster
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet
This Administration has been the worst in my 64-year old history in using PR to their advantage.

So true. Especially during the second term, their PR has become absolutely pathetic. There are many ways to get around a media committed to oppose you. They did a good job for about three years. 2004 was so-so, and 2005-2008 have been just terrible.

I don't get it, because facts like this are just not that hard to get out given today's internet and alternative media. Reagan did a great job of this w/o the benefit of today's more diverse media.

36 posted on 03/16/2008 8:38:51 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: the invisib1e hand
bang.

?? ¿ ? ?

You killed one.

37 posted on 03/16/2008 8:40:09 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: shuckmaster

Thanks for reminding us that there are other viewpoints however erroneous.


38 posted on 03/16/2008 8:41:48 AM PDT by RightWhale (Clam down! avoid ataque de nervosa)
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To: Rick66

All your ? are belong to us?


39 posted on 03/16/2008 8:44:49 AM PDT by go_W_go
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To: Izzy Dunne
You killed one.

;)

40 posted on 03/16/2008 8:45:38 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (A moderate Muslim is one who acts like a Christian.)
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To: Rick66
Why aren't the positives ever spoken about?

Because actually it took several reorganizations and changes in military leadership before there were real positives of this kind. Counterinsurgency is much more than killing bad guys. It is creating the circumstances where the local community sees their lives as being substantially better because you are there; it is making sure that you don't create new bad guys faster than you kill off the old ones, and if you are really good, bad guys begin to realize that their lives will be a lot better if they cooperate and they become good guys.

We had to get the neocon politicals out and get genuine professionals in before this could happen. It is embarassing that Republicans were as bad as democrats are. Political loyalty and working on a compaign are no subsitute for knowing what you are doing.

41 posted on 03/16/2008 8:47:21 AM PDT by AndyJackson
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To: VeritatisSplendor
Because our lazy President (whom I voted for twice) is both incapable of articulating this to the American people through the media headwind (though other Presidents have been able to get their message out he is too incompetent at putting words together), and too complacent to hire someone who can!

Drives you crazy doesn't it
42 posted on 03/16/2008 8:52:09 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: Rick66
?Good news!?

43 posted on 03/16/2008 8:53:31 AM PDT by jdm (Relax, it's just the internet.)
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To: Rick66
Your permission to use as part of a letter to the local left-wing pro terrorist paper.
44 posted on 03/16/2008 8:53:42 AM PDT by YOUGOTIT (The Greatest Threat to our Security is the US Senate)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

You got that right.

This Administration has been totally incompetent in fighting the PR war against the media. He should have been pounding details like this list from DAY 1.

Naked stupidity... and it comes from the fact that this administration is totally out of touch with the average American. Congress is as well.


45 posted on 03/16/2008 8:54:29 AM PDT by navyguy (Some days you are the pigeon, some days you are the statue.)
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To: mad_as_he$$; Allegra

You’re right!

It’s Allegra’s fault.

Thanks Allegra!

:-)


46 posted on 03/16/2008 8:55:14 AM PDT by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: fanfan

I thought I was going to get positive news from that post... and all I got was Question(marks).


47 posted on 03/16/2008 9:04:15 AM PDT by Pikachu_Dad
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To: Rick66

This is what!? Captain James T. Kirk’s writing!? must!? look like!?


48 posted on 03/16/2008 9:14:58 AM PDT by John Jorsett (scam never sleeps)
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To: AndyJackson

Well said...


49 posted on 03/16/2008 9:35:55 AM PDT by econjack
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To: Rick66
Thank you for posting these facts.

Can you explain why our President has not enumerated these gains in talking to the American people? President Reagan would have done so.

50 posted on 03/16/2008 9:36:02 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Our tolerance will be our undoing.)
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