Sunday, November 06, 2005

This Isn't News?

From the Washington Post:

"In August, new business startups in Iraq exceeded 30,000. Individual Iraqis are better off financially than they have been for 20 years. According to the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, per capita income has doubled since the United States toppled the Saddam regime. There are more than 3.5 million cellular phone subscribers in Iraq, up from zero when Saddam ruled. Internet cafes are thriving in even small towns."

Let's see that again, and please, let me know if you've already seen this on the nightly news or PBS and it's old news:
  1. In August, new business startups in Iraq exceeded 30,000.
  2. Individual Iraqis are better off financially than they have been for 20 years.
  3. Per capita income has doubled since the United States toppled the Saddam regime.
  4. There are more than 3.5 million cellular phone subscribers in Iraq.
  5. Internet cafes are thriving in even small towns.
No? Well, neither was I, actually. Because it's not being reported on. It's in the Washington Post blog section, and that's it.

By the way, for those that claim to support the troops, it might be a day to say "nice job, keep up the good work."

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