06. December 2004 · Comments Off on Nudge, Nudge, Nudge, Nudge, Nudge · Categories: Iraq: The Good

Friends of Iraq

Okay, $30.00 so far, not bad, not bad. But folks, we’ve only got until the 15th before this specific blogger challenge is over. Now I don’t expect to actually WIN this thing but I KNOW we can do better than this.

Ya don’t have 5 bucks? I’m not proud, drop in $2.50. A buck, one single dollar.

Once again this is to help 0ur military in Iraq help out the folks in Iraq. School supplies for kids. Candy to pass out to the kids while they’re on patrol. Helping the Marines stand up an Iraqi Television Station so they have something besides Al Jazeera. Many of the troops have been buying candy, school supplies, and toys out of their own pockets. Because that’s what American Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines do with lil kids. We help them where ever we can.

Click it, click it NOW.

02. December 2004 · Comments Off on Spirit of America · Categories: Iraq: The Good

Friends of Iraq

So you want to help our guys and gals over in the desert but you say you don’t know how? You’ve heard the military has shut down the any service member mail for the holidays? So what’s a person to do to help?

Simply click right here to help support the folks over in Iraq.

Come on $5.00 per person can make a huge difference. With the buying power of a charity, that’s like 10 bags of candy our troops can hand out to the kids in Iraq which translates into some serious goodwill. For you and I that’s a trip to your local coffee shoppe, for them it’s a bagful of classroom supplies.

(Would someone please remind me how to hotlink an image so next week I can put the click in the button? And who borrowed my HTML book and didn’t return it?)

UPDATE: Wow…our readers are both quick and efficient. I’m guessing charitible too?

11. November 2004 · Comments Off on Fallujah Brief · Categories: Iraq: The Good

Winds of Change has a comprehensive briefing on The Battle of Fallujah.

Hat tip to Smash.

08. November 2004 · Comments Off on Iraqi Govt Online · Categories: General, Iraq: The Good

Courtesy of Andy Chrenkoff, we find out that the Iraqi Interim Government now has an online presence. Be advised, it’s still in the process of being created, and many links go nowhere, but it’s there.

I must confess that I’ve not been a regular reader of Chrenkoff’s “Good News from Iraq” series, but I think that’s changing, effective today.

I thought his info on their interest and excitement about their upcoming elections (still 2 months away) was a great read, but the part that really excited me was this:

Powerline blog, via one of its readers, brings to our attention the results of an opinion poll, which is not getting any publicity outside Iraq. “[The] poll taken in Baghdad, Mosul and Dehok and published in Iraq on October 25. The poll probably over-sampled Sunnis, which makes its results even more striking:

“63% of Iraqis say that the withdrawal of American and allied forces will not be in the best interest of Iraq, it will undermine the work towards security and control of the country. 27% say that it would be in the best interest of Iraq. 9% had no opinion.

“58% say that terrorists do the kidnappings and assassination of police and soldiers. 9% say that patriots fighting for Iraq carry them out. 32% say ignorant Iraqis who have been brain washed & misled carry them out.

“89% said that the terrorism, kidnapping, beheadings and assassination of police and security forces do not help the freeing of Iraq and the building of a stable country. 6% said that it would help free Iraq and build stability. 4% had no opinion.”

It seems that insurgents are failing not only to win popular support but also to slow down the march towards democracy. Iraq’s Shia religious establishment have now thrown their weight and moral authority behind the election: