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    Iraq : The Good News.

    This is purportedly 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. I am sorry that I have not been able to visit all of you during my two week leave back
    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 US 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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    Also more good news..Tommy Hamill escaped and is with troops..Is Haliburton employee..He was the one photographed in the back of a car with a gun close to his head
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    All Great News...

    For a change...Thank-You

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    Re: All Great News...

    Originally posted by Ed
    For a change...Thank-You

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    thanks for sharing! now lets get the Media to report some of this!!!
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    Dyno right we should be reading more news like that.
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    Can You Say, Media liberal bias. Thank God for the
    Ray Reynolds, Pat Tillmans and all the brave men
    and women doing a great job in a god awful place.
    Amazing how the fanatics get all the attention from
    the media,when in truth, most of the Iraqi people
    probably just want the same things for their families
    and lifes as us.

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    Fantastic! Great news for once!

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