More facts on whats going right in Iraq. Things you’re not likely to see in the MSM…(or the “indy” sites)
[quote]Reviewing the Situation - What’s going right in Iraq.
By Bill Crawford
Three months have passed since the last report on good news from Iraq — three more months of terrorists captured and killed, infrastructure built and rebuilt, weapons confiscated, services provided, and heroism on the part of our troops.
It has been said a thousand times that we can’t leave Iraq until Iraq’s security forces are willing and able to fight for themselves. And thanks to the training they are getting from U.S. forces, they are becoming ever more willing and able. There was plenty of bad news from Iraq this year, but among the best news is that Iraq’s police and army are showing marked improvement and are operating independently more frequently with each passing day. In fact, the progress they are making now warrants a separate section in this and future updates.
Reconstruction is another success story that is largely ignored. By the end of 2006, more than 2,600 projects had been completed. The supply of energy has been increased to 1.3 million homes, oil production is at 2.2 million bpd, 838 schools have been rehabilitated or constructed, 239 kilometers of road have been fixed, and 15 hospital rehabilitation projects have been completed.
None of the accomplishments presented here would make the failure to establish security and stability in Iraq any less disastrous. Yet these accomplishments are by no means rendered irrelevant because we are unsure of whether we will emerge victorious from the war. It is difficult to appreciate the good that is done by our soldiers if we are unaware of it; and it is easy to become discouraged if we ponder only the mess of the war and not the steady progress being made toward defeating our enemies and establishing a stable Iraqi society not ruled by a murderous despot. We still have a long way to go, but 2006 was the kind of year that should make us optimistic about the road forward. (what follows at link is a sourced list of things that are going right in Iraq)
Whats Going Right in Iraq[/quote]
Is it over? Of course it isn’t. Only the detractors want you to believe that anybody said this was going to be quick & easy. Patience requires maturity.