Good news from Iraq

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  1. Jetstorm

    Jetstorm Founding Member

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    http://www.cpa-iraq.org/transcripts/20031009_Oct-09Bremerpresscon.htm

    Now why doesn't this stuff get press? Oh, silly me, to think the media was actually impartial, and actually wanted us to succeed in rebuilding Iraq.

    Since May 1...the first battalion of the new Iraqi Army has graduated and is on active duty*

    Since May 1... over 60,000 Iraqis now provide security to their fellow citizens.

    Since May 1...nearly all of Iraq's 400 courts are functioning.

    Since May 1... the Iraqi judiciary is fully independent.

    Since May 1...on Monday, October 6 power generation hit 4,518 megawatts-exceeding the pre-war average.

    Since May 1...all 22 universities and 43 technical institutes and colleges are open, as are nearly all primary and secondary schools.

    Since May 1, as of October 1, Coalition forces had rehabbed over 1,500 schools - 500 more than their target.

    Since May 1... teachers earn from 12 to 25 times their former salaries.

    Since May 1...all 240 hospitals and more than 1200 clinics are open.

    Since May 1...doctors' salaries are at least eight times what they were under Saddam.

    Since May 1...pharmaceutical distribution has gone from essentially nothing to 700 tons in May to a current total of 12,000 tons.

    Since May 1...the Coalition has helped administer over 22 million vaccination doses to Iraq's children.

    Since May 1...a Coalition program has cleared over 14,000 kilometers of Iraq's 27,000 kilometers of weed-choked canals. They now irrigate tens of thousands of farms. This project has created jobs for more than 100,000 Iraqi men and women.

    Since May 1...we have restored over three-quarters of pre-war telephone services and over two-thirds of the potable water production.

    Since May 1... there are 4,900 full-service connections. We expect 50,000 by January first.

    Since May 1...the wheels of commerce are turning. From bicycles to satellite dishes to cars and trucks, businesses are coming to life in all major cities and towns.

    Since May 1...95 percent of all pre-war bank customers have service and first-time customers are opening accounts daily.

    Since May 1... Iraqi banks are making loans to finance businesses.

    Since May 1...the central bank is fully independent.

    Since May 1... Iraq has one of the world's most growth-oriented investment and banking laws.

    Since May 1... Iraq (has) a single, unified currency for the first time in 15 years.
     
  2. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    Looks good to me but I'm sure that CottonCreepo666 will find something wrong with it and call you a right wing idiot.
     
  3. dallastigers

    dallastigers Founding Member

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    I have not looked into all the details so the below might not be correct, but it would be a little sad if both Iraq and Russia (and in the future China) have a more growth oriented and simpler tax code than the US. It does sound good for Iraq when compared to the tax rates of its neighbors.



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