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Originally posted by FreeMason
Romeo, in case you haven't been clued in, the Iraqis are producing more power than during Saddam's regime, purifying more water and have more access to health care. For future reference, don't blab your big mouth without blabbing some statistics. I don't have to because once you look them up you'll realize I'm correct. *I love my logic* hahah
Originally posted by Sauron
wheres your proof wheres your facts? you say someone else posted it please give me (us) a break you call a AP story proof suplied by the Departmen of National Defence proof!
I call it propaganda. you show the proof this time or are just going to run away again and start another thread,
Originally posted by FreeMason
Romeo, in case you haven't been clued in, the Iraqis are producing more power than during Saddam's regime,
Originally posted by AceOfBase
According to the the minister of electricity, Aihman al-Sammar, electricity before the war was 4,500 megawatts link. It's now at 4,100 megawatts.
It's gone down, not up.
If you read the reports on the CPA website, you can see the number of hours of electricity per day has gone down over the last several months.
Originally posted by heelstone
Please, the handover is to a puppet government.
Originally posted by nyarlathotep
Typical nitpicking by the Bush-bashers. They choose to pick on the electricity point, but how about all of this:
The overall number of telephones in Iraq, including cell phones, is up nearly 46 percent since before the war. Cellular phone usage has soared with more than 429,300 subscribers nationwide. More than 201,000 subscribers have had their land telephone lines reinstated, but there are still only 784,200 land lines, compared to 833,000 before the war.
Health-care spending in Iraq has increased some 30 times over prewar levels.
Originally posted by mwm1331
So tell me Merovigian if the mainstrem news sources are all lies what do you consider to be a reliable news source?
And how far does the conspiracy go?
Is it the media owners? the editors? the reporters? are the mailroom clerks in on it? What about the guy who runs the news stand down the street? Or the kid who delivers my paper?
So the U.S. is an imperialistic occupier huh?
The U.S is in iraq to take it over, to steal oil and to torture iraquis huh?
Fuelling suspicion: the coalition and Iraq's oil billions /28.06.04
The US-controlled coalition in Baghdad is handing over power to an Iraqi government without having properly accounted for what it has done with some $20 billion of Iraq's own money, says a new report published by Christian Aid.
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An audit, reportedly critical, of the coalition’s handling of Iraqi revenues is not going to be delivered until mid-July – after the coalition has ceased to exist.
Christian Aid believes this situation is in flagrant breach of the UN Security Council resolution that gave control of Iraq’s oil revenues and other Iraqi funds to the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA).
‘For the entire year that the CPA has been in power in Iraq, it has been impossible to tell with any accuracy what the CPA has been doing with Iraq’s money,’ said Helen Collinson, head of policy at Christian Aid.
Resolution 1483 of May 2003 said that Iraq’s oil revenues should be paid into the Development Fund for Iraq (DFI), that this money should be spent in the interests of the Iraqi people, and be independently audited. But it took until April 2004 to appoint an auditor – leaving only a matter of weeks to go through the books.
Early reports of the audit indicate strong criticisms of the CPA’s handling of Iraq’s money. But the CPA is not going to be around to be held accountable.
In the run-up to the handover, nearly $2 billion of Iraq’s money has been hastily allocated. The new Iraqi government will be committed to these spending decisions.
Iraq’s oil represents huge potential wealth. With half of the population still unemployed, the Iraqi people need to be able to see that the oil revenues are being spent to alleviate poverty and to improve their lives.
Romeo, in case you haven't been clued in, the Iraqis are producing more power than during Saddam's regime, purifying more water and have more access to health care.
For future reference, don't blab your big mouth without blabbing some statistics.
Electricity is now spread evenly across the country. Baghdad, which used to be favored under Saddam Hussein's regime, now gets 8-12 hours of electricity a day compared to 20 hours before the war...
(that's better? 8-12 is better than 20?)
More than 2,200 schools and 240 hospitals have been "rehabilitated," the coalition said - though the amount of work performed has varied. (rehabilitated? As in, fixed after the Coalition bombed them? After 11 years of sanctions? How many hospitals and schools were running under Saddam?)
The overall number of telephones in Iraq, including cell phones, is up nearly 46 percent since before the war. Cellular phone usage has soared with more than 429,300 subscribers nationwide. More than 201,000 subscribers have had their land telephone lines reinstated, but there are still only 784,200 land lines, compared to 833,000 before the war. (Um, HOW IN THE HELL IS THE AMOUNT OF CELLPHONES INDICTATIVE OF A STABLE ECONOMY? I know 13 year olds with cellphones.)
Twenty Iraqis have received Fulbright grants to study abroad, and six are women. (and this NEVER happened before? Iraq was one of the most well-educated Middle Eastern countries for YEARS!)
More than 77,000 public works jobs have been created through the National Employment Program.(why are they only mentioning Public Works jobs, is it because unemployment in Iraq is pushing 40%?)