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October 16, 2003
$5000 and France's Sympathy

The Dissident Frogman, an excellent bilingual blog, has an outstanding post about what's happening in Iraq, and how little of this gets out via the traditional, "independent" media:

At the risk of repeating myself, I heard almost daily on France-Info's broadcast: "Yet another US casualty in Iraq."

The Coalition is wiping out Saddam's SS and the Al-Qaeda skuzzballs by the hundreds.

I never heard : "Yet another hundred of SS and terrorist skuzzballs eliminated in Iraq."

The Coalition has completed 13,000 reconstruction projects, including 1,500 schools as of October the first -- and I'll assume this number includes the 330 that were rebuilt by the 101st Airborne with Saddam's money -- and "the teachers earn from 12 to 25 times their former salaries."

I never heard: "Yet another school rebuilt and reopened in Iraq."

There are 240 hospitals and more than 1200 clinics open, a pharmaceutical distribution that has gone from nothing to 700 tons in May and a current total of 12,000 tons - even though the supposedly "essential", "humane" and "brave" subsidy-eating NGOs prefered to bravely take off. 22 millions of vaccination doses where nonetheless administered to the children of Iraq.

I never heard: "Yet another hospital opened in Iraq."

Read the entire post, and add Dissident Frogman to your blogroll.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at October 16, 2003 12:46 PM

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