Thursday, February 17, 2005

Since the Major News Media Don't Find This Stuff "Newsworthy"......

.......(via Beautiful Atrocities)

If you turn on any major news network or open up any major newspaper today and look for some news about Iraq, chances are you will read something like the following-

"Iraq a terrorist spawning ground, CIA admits"

Iraq Insurgents Can Conduct 60 Strikes Daily -Pentagon

Pentagon Unsure of Iraq Deployments

A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq

Three Fort Stewart soldiers killed in Iraq

Now I'm not saying that these articles aren't newsworthy. They certainly are, and they need to be reported. But ask yourself this, have you read or heard the following news reported by the major news sources?

This list is from the following site- Roads to Iraq-

Did you know that 47 countries have re-established their embassies in Iraq?

Did you know that the Iraqi government 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?

Did you know that 25 Iraq students departed for the United States in January 2004 for the re-established Fulbright program?

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 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?

My answer, of course, is no. A big fat OF COURSE NOT.

Thanks a lot Major Media. You guys are really helping out in this war. I mean, if it wasn't for you, we might actually get our troops home faster! Of course that would mean you would have to go back to covering important issues Like Kobe's trial or Michael Jackson, but hey- at least you could look yourselves in the mirror in the morning.

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