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New London Update (2/24/06)
Coverage of the Rally at New London's City Hall (w/ pics)

Tuesday, May 25, 2004


More Good News From Iraq

Again, Chrenkoff has the definitive summary of all things good happening in Iraq (for the first go 'round see here).In honor of his amazing service to the world I have added him to the Blogroll so you can always get the latest. Here's a teaser:

HUMANITARIAN EFFORT: Iraqi education system is being rebuilt - slowly: after years of neglect under Saddam and post-liberation looting, of "14,924 schools in Iraq... 80 percent of them (11,939) need some sort of repair following the looting when the former regime fell. Some 40 percent (5,970) need major rehabilitation and 9 percent (1,343) are in need of demolition or rebuilding." USAID has already spent $74 million through primary education activities and approximately $70 million through secondary education activities on its Year 1 Education Program.

Additionally, Arthur has a great bit on perspective in the Abu Ghraib prisoner situation:

"They called all the prisoners out to the courtyard for what they called a 'celebration.' We all knew what they meant by 'celebration.' All the prisoners were chained to a pipe that ran the length of the courtyard wall. One prisoner, Amer al-Tikriti, was called out. They said if he didn't tell them everything they wanted to know, they would show him torture like he had never seen. He merely told them he would show them patience like they had never seen."

Wonder what happened to Mr. al-Tikriti? How about his wife and unborn child? Go read the rest.

Visit his site and encourage him to keep up the great work!


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