Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Media Doesn't Like Good News

Today I decided it was a good idea to talk about some good news. Of course, this good news may not be something that you have heard about from mainstream media. They especially don't want to tell you about actual progress that has been made in Iraq since June's troop surge.

Here are some of the facts...
  • Iraqi civillian deaths are down by over 50%
  • 101 U.S. Troops were killed in June and only 34 in October. 1/3 of those deaths were non-combat related deaths
  • Deaths from I.E.D.'s are down 78% since June

I may be wrong, but don't think that these have been pointed out by mainstream media and do show that the troop surge has had a positive impact in Iraq. As to the availability of troops to spread for other need...including this ongoing war, as well as upcoming issues...well that is yet to be determined and I don't have expert opinion to represent facts on that matter at the moment. I will try to find answers for that matter to address it at a later, more appropriate date. If any of you have a source for those facts, please feel free to share.

A great source for up-to-date information is Yup, a great site indeed!


Here's a joke for today...I haven't had an opportunity to format it into the site yet so I'll share it in the blog content tonight...

The Teacher had asked the class to write an essay about an unusual event that happened during the past week.

Little Johnny got up to read his.

It began, "My daddy fell in well last week."

"Good Lord!" the teacher exclaimed. "Is he OK?"

"He must be," said Little Johnny. "He stopped calling for help yesterday."

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