A Marine Lieutenant Colonel writes to his troops.
As you read about these achievements you are a part of, I would call your attention to two things:
1. This is good news that hasn't been fit to print or report on TV.
2. It is much easier to point out the errors a man makes when he makes the tough decisions, rarely is the positive as aggressively pursued.
Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1, the first battalion of the new Iraqi Army has graduated and is on active duty.
Over 60,000 Iraqis now provide security to their fellow citizens.
Nearly all of Iraq's 400 courts are functioning.
The Iraqi judiciary is fully independent.
On Monday, October 6, power generation hit 4,518 megawatts; exceeding the prewar average...
All 240 hospitals and more than 1,200 clinics are open.
Doctor's salaries are at least eight times what they were under Saddam.
Pharmaceutical distribution has gone from essentially nothing to 700 tons in May to a current total of 12,000 tons.
The Coalition has helped administer over 22 million vaccinations to Iraq's children...
Uday and Qusay are dead-and no longer feeding innocent Iraqis to the zoo lions, raping the young daughters of local leaders to force cooperation, torturing Iraq's soccer players for losing games, or murdering critics.
Children aren't imprisoned or murdered when their parents disagree with the government...
It took the US over four months to clear away the twin tower debris, let alone attempt to build something else in its place. Now, take into account that almost every Democrat leader in the House and Senate has fought President Bush on every aspect of his handling of this country's war and the post-war reconstruction, and that they continue to claim on a daily basis on national TV that this conflict has been a
Taking everything into consideration, even the unfortunate loss of our brothers and sisters in this conflict, do you think anyone else in the world could have accomplished as much as the United States and the Bush administration in so short a period of time?
These are things worth writing about. Get the word out.
There is more...go read it.