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Did you know

I got this email from a friend, and it originated from World Vision. Thought it was good enough to share. It has nothing to do with politics but what good is happening.    Did you know?                                 I didn’t know!                                 How could we?               Did you know that 47 countries have re-established                           their embassies in Iraq ?                     Did you know that the Iraqi government                  currently employs 1.2 million Iraqi people?              Did you know that 3100 schools have been renovated,                     364 schools are under rehabilitation,                   263 new schools are now under construction                and 38 new schools have been completed in Iraq ?                  Did you know that Iraq’s higher educational                     structure consists of 20 Universities,               46 Institutes or colleges and 4 research centers,                            all currently operating?                  Did you know that 25 Iraq students departed                     for the United States in January 2005                   for the re-established Fulbright program?                Did you know that the Iraqi Navy is operational?             They have 5 -100-foot patrol craft, 34 smaller vessels                         and a naval infantry regiment.        Did you know that Iraq’s Air Force consists of three operational                                   squadrons,       which includes 9 reconnaissance and 3 US C-130 transport aircraft                       (under Iraqi operational control)                 which operate day and night, and will soon add                  16 UH-1 helicopters and 4 Bell Jet Rangers?                 Did you know that Iraq has a counter-terrorist                         unit and a Commando Battalion?           Did you know that the Iraqi Police Service has over 55,000                  fully trained and equipped police officers?             Did you know that there are 5 Police Academies in Iraq               that produce over 3500 new officers every 8 weeks?                     Did you know there are more than 1100                      building projects going on in Iraq ?                  They include 364 schools, 67 public clinics,                      15 hospitals, 83 railroad stations,                     22 oil facilities, 93 water facilities                         and 69 electrical facilities.           Did you know that 96% of Iraqi children under the age of 5            have received the first 2 series of polio vaccinations?               Did you know that 4.3 million Iraqi children were                   enrolled in primary school by mid October?                     Did you know that there are 1,192,000                         cell phone subscribers in Iraq                        and phone use has gone up 158%?                   Did you know that Iraq has an independent                   media that consists of 75 radio stations,                   180 newspapers and 10 television stations?              Did you know that the Baghdad Stock Exchange                            opened in June of 2004?                  Did you know that 2 candidates in the Iraqi             presidential election had a televised debate recently?                       —- Above facts are verifiable on the Department of Defense web                                     site..                               ……Pass it on!                            http://www.defense.gov/                            http://www.pentagon.mil/                          http://www.defenselink.mil/                     http://www.defendamerica.mil/iraq.html                              http://www.jcs.mil/

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