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There IS progress in Iraq

by Mac McMullen / April 8, 2006 8:10 AM PDT

Contrary to what the media would have you believe, there is progress in Iraq.
U.S. soldiers who served in Iraq three years ago when it was liberated from Saddam Hussein's regime and are back again during its reconstruction said today the country had made and continues to make great progress.


?At least part of the press... wants us to magically snap our fingers, say the war is over, this country is back on its feet, and we're all coming home," he said. Many Iraqis, too, have unrealistic expectations about how quickly the Americans can help rebuild their country. "That's shortsighted," he said. "It doesn't happen overnight."


Infrastructure challenges are especially acute in Baghdad, partly because Iraq's largest and most high-profile city has several million residents. Consequently, power outages there incite the same type of highly vocal and negative reaction that, say, a power outage in New York City would incite.


U.S. troops, too, are seeing vast improvements in their own living conditions in Iraq. The military has built an infrastructure support system that includes beds, washing machines and dryers; cooked meals with fresh fruits and vegetables; greatly expanded phone, Internet and television access and even an opportunity to take college courses.

"a lot of people are knocking out college [courses] left and right."


Full article: http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Apr2006/20060408_4761.html

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Great article, Del. It's always nice to see...
by Jack Ammann / April 8, 2006 7:49 PM PDT

...something really positive about Iraq instead of the constant and continuous junk from all the NAY saying left wing anti-American radicals. Keep on posting this kind of great information.

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Yes that constant negative spin
by Dragon / April 9, 2006 11:06 AM PDT

we hear constantly is a bit wearing, and it is why many people are swayed by it. Much of what is said, by people in the news, and by the Chris Matthews of the world, is out of context or lacking in fact. Though they may actually believe what they are saying, I get the impression that they do not read a balanced view of what is going on -- just headline stuff and polls. Even after hearing excellent stuff, it seems to go in one ear and out the other.

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