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Old 10-20-2004, 11:26 PM   #1
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What good have we done in Iraq?

Just passing this along.....

In a message dated 10/14/04 3:48:49 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
jatrjt@hotmail.com writes:

Where was Ted Koppel when this wonderful news was happening?

First-hand Iraq news from a medic. For those of you that believe the media,
maybe you should have a second thought and hear the truth. This is a letter
from Ray Reynolds, a medic in the Iowa Army National Guard, serving in Iraq:


As I head off to Baghdad for the final weeks of my stay in Iraq, I wanted to
say thanks to all of you who did not believe the media. They have done a
very poor job of covering everything that has happened. And just so you can
rest at night knowing something is happening in Iraq that is noteworthy, I
thought I would pass this on to you. This is the list of things that has
happened in Iraq recently. Please share it with your friends and compare it
to the version that your paper is producing.

Over 400,000 kids have up-to-date immunizations.

School attendance is up 80% from levels before the war.

Over 1,500 schools have been renovated and rid of the weapons stored there
so education can occur.

The port of Uhm Qasar was renovated so grain can be off-loaded from ships
faster.

The country had its first 2 billion barrel export of oil in August.

Over 4.5 million people have clean drinking water for the first time ever in
Iraq.

The country now receives 2 times the electrical power it did before the war.

100% of the hospitals are open and fully staffed, compared to 35% before the war.

Elections are taking place in every major city, and city councils are in place.

Sewer and water lines are installed in every major city.

Over 60,000 police are patrolling the streets.

Over 100,000 Iraqi civil defense police are securing the country.

Over 80,000 Iraqi soldiers are patrolling the streets side by side with U.S.
soldiers.

Over 400,000 people have telephones for the first time ever students are
taught field sanitation and hand washing techniques to prevent the spread of
germs.

An interim constitution has been signed.

Girls are allowed to attend school.

Textbooks that don't mention Saddam are in the schools for the first time in 30 years.

Don't believe for one second that these people do not want us there. I have met many, many people from Iraq that want us there, and in a bad way. They say they will never see the freedoms we talk about but they hope their children will. We are doing a good job in Iraq and I challenge anyone, anywhere to dispute me on these facts. So If you happen to run into John Kerry, be sure to give him my email address and send him to Denison, Iowa. This soldier will set him straight. If you are like me and very disgusted
with how this period of rebuilding has been portrayed, email this to a friend and let them know there are good things happening.



Ray Reynolds, SFC

Iowa Army National Guard

234th Signal Battalion
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Seph
Just passing this along.....

In a message dated 10/14/04 3:48:49 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
jatrjt@hotmail.com writes:

Where was Ted Koppel when this wonderful news was happening?

First-hand Iraq news from a medic. For those of you that believe the media,
maybe you should have a second thought and hear the truth. This is a letter
from Ray Reynolds, a medic in the Iowa Army National Guard, serving in Iraq:

.... Snip the good stuff ...


Ray Reynolds, SFC

Iowa Army National Guard

234th Signal Battalion

You will never hear any of this as it will not get good ratings or good circulations. Death, mahem, and controversy sell papers, magazines, and get viewes/listeners. The media is a business trying to make money and do whatever is needed to make money.
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You will never hear any of this as it will not get good ratings or good circulations.
no, you won't hear any of it because the media is extremely biased, and the will only report on the negative aspects of the war. they try to make our president, and our troops look like monsters just so they can fill their own personal agenda.

i ****ing hate the media.
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Ain't it great? And that's why other countries think we are doing more harm in Iraq than good.
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