HOW IS IT REALLY GOING IN IRAQ?
3300 Iraqi schools have been renovated since the overthrow of Saddam. In fact, 85 percent of Iraqi primary and secondary schools have reopened since Saddam was removed. 25% more Iraqi children receive innoculations than during Saddam's reign.
We have have printed and distributed 9 million new math and scient textbooks.with no pro-Saddam propaganda, distributed 159,000 student desks to Iraqi schools, distributed 81,735
teaching kits to Iraqi primary school teachers.
What do the Iraqis think? 71% said they expected their lives to be even better in a year. 76,000 new jobs have been created by the Iraqi National Employment Program.
There are now 600 judges working in Iraqi courts. 170 newspapers are currently published.
Coalition forces have refurbished 70 mosques and 75 medical facilities.
The current budget for the Iraqi Ministry of Health is 25 times greater than under Saddam's reign.
700,000 pregnant Iraqi women received a tetanus vaccination to improve their pre-natal healthcare.
Iraq has increased oil production by 500,000 barrels per day.
There has been a 40 percent increase in the availability of electricity compared to the time under Saddam. 20 million Iraqis (out of the 27 million) get clean water due to new water and sanitation projects. There has been a 20 percent increase in subscriptions to telephone service since Saddam's departure.
The fact is, life is better in Iraq and the world is safer with Saddam gone. Whether the world wants to admit it or not.