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Nobody in the media is telling you the real story about what`s going on in Iraq. They`re only saying how hopeless it is. Well, here are some facts you`re just not hearing.
Do you realize that a huge chunk of Iraq is still greeting us as liberators? Kurdistan comprises 33 percent of the entire country. They`re now today putting finishing touches on their park system. They are building a university there called the American University of Iraq. Have you ever heard that? Iraq`s deputy prime minister said they`re naming it after us to thank us for liberating them.
A new opera house is being built. Two new international airports. The terminals feature state-of-the-art high-speed interne internet. I`m not sure we even have that in La Guardia. But have you heard any of these? Of course not. Of course not.
Why? Well, the media argues that good news just doesn`t sell. Again, that is a lie. Good news just doesn`t sell some people`s agenda, and that agenda is to say that we`re losing in Iraq. It`s a war not worth fighting. The American University of Iraq? That doesn`t sell that agenda.
BECK: You know, I remember my wife and I, we went right after September 11, we went to Israel and tried to get a handle on the Middle East. I was trying to bone up on what is happening in the Middle East.
And I remember when I got off the plane, my wife said to me, "I expected tanks. I expected fires everywhere. I expected people running with blood on their faces. And it just wasn`t that." The media had spun it so badly that it really didn`t reflect the same as what you saw on TV in real life.
They'll begin with intensive English to prepare for regular university courses, which will all be taught in English as in the other five American Universities around the world, including three in the Arab world: Cairo, Beirut and Sharjah.
Originally posted by annestacey
How about the Opera House and the two new airports? What's your opinion?
Originally posted by ThePieMaN
The American University in Beirut happens to be an excellent school. People have gone there from all over the world. The American University is not a new thing in the middle east. They have been around for a long time.
Originally posted by Mdv2 You're right. There's also an American University in the UAE.
Originally posted by AGENT_T
Originally posted by Mdv2
There's also an American University in the UAE.
Yep!! Between Media City and my old haunt, The Hard Rock Cafe And The Palm Hotel... Owned by Mohammed Bin Salem.