Question by dinkum360: Irresponsible biased media discouraging American citizens?
Verifiable facts from DOD website http//www.defense.gov/. that the media does not report.
47 countries have established embassies in Iraq.
Iraqi government employs1.2 million people Iraqi people.
3100 schools have been renovated, 364 schools are under renovation 263 schools are under construction and 38 new schools have been completed in Iraq.
Iraq’s higher educational structure consists of 20 universities, 46 institutes or colleges and 4 research centers, all currently operating.
Iraqi navy is operational, it has 5 100′ patrol craft and 34 smaller vessels, it also has a naval infantry regiment.
Iraq’s air force consists of 3 operational squadrons which includes 9 reconnaissance and 3 C-130 transport aircraft and will soon have 16 UH-1 helicopters and 4 Bell Jet Rangers.
Iraq has a counter-terrorist unit and a Commando Battalion.
The Iraqi Police service has over 55,000 fully equipped trained police officers.
There are 5 police academies in Iraq that produce more than 3000 new officers every 8 weeks.
1000 building projects are ongoing in Iraq. They include 364 schools, 67 public clinics, 15 hospitals, 83 railroad stations, 22 oil facilities, 93 water facilities and 69 electrical facilities.
96% of Iraqi children under age 5 have received the first 2 series of polio vaccination.
4.3 million Iraq children were enrolled in primary school at mid-October.
Iraq has an independent media that consists of 75 radio stations, 180 newspapers and 10 television stations.
The Baghdad Stock Exchange opened in June 2004.
There are 2 candidates in the Iraqi presidential election and they had a televised debate recently.
Our media does not tell us any of this. We get photos of flag burning incidents at Abu Ghraob and people throwing snowballs at the presidential motorcades.
Does this undermine the world’s perception of the United States thus minimizing consequent support ?
Is not reporting facts like these a blatant (and very effective ) attempt to make the current Administration look bad in this election year ?
Do the citizens of the United States deserve better service from the media ?
Is Iraq better off, or at least well on the way to being better off, than it was under Saddam Hussein ?
Answer by Kid1000’s 6th account
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