Violence in Iraq make headlines daily, howeverthe violence there is only part of the story. Very few media outlets report on the accomplishments that occur every day in Iraq.  In two very short months Americans will go to the polls to elect thier representatives in congress.  Many of the congressional races will come down to the candidates position on Iraq.  With Iraq being one of the central issues of this election the Media has a responsibility  to accurately report on what is happening in Iraq. This is a responsibility  that they are not living up to.

Here are a few stories from Iraq that likely didn’t make the evening news nor most news papers.

Al Bawasil School Renovation Stops Violence

Soldiers from Company B, 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony Sept. 15 celebrating the re-opening of the Al Bawasil School in Muelha, a town in the northern Babil province, south of Baghdad.

A total of 150 workers were hired by a local Iraqi contractor to make complete renovations on the existing classrooms in the school and to build additional classrooms enabling the building to double as a primary and secondary school. The project took 100 days to complete and cost approximately $128,500 to fund.

Seven new classrooms were added to the school doubling the number of classrooms in the school. New electrical power systems, tiled floors and fans were installed. All of the other classrooms were given fresh coats of paint inside and outside, and tile floors replaced the dirt ones to which the students were accustomed.

Weapons Cache Found Near Kathamayan Mosque

Local citizen steps forward with information about a weapons cache.

As a place designated for worship, a mosque is a sensitive area to operate, and the decision to search the place of Muslim worship was a weighted one, said Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Shover, command sergeant major, 1st Sqdn., 14th Cav.

The squadron received several tips from local citizens that illegal armed militia have been using the mosque to conduct insurgent operations in the area.

A suspected armed militia group leader on the squadron’s high value individual list was also believed to be inside the mosque.

U.S. Soldiers, Iraqi Army Help Adhamiyah Residents

Baghdad soldiers along with elements of the 9th Iraqi Army Division and local Iraqi leadership in Baghdad’s Adhamiyah neighborhood provided free medical attention to residents Sept. 5-12.

Soldiers from 414th Civil Affairs Battalion, along with soldiers from 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, helped provide aid to approximately 500 local residents, many of whom would have otherwise went without desperately needed medical attention.

“We just did a major clearing operation in this sector, so we’re just trying to provide a little relief,” said Capt. Brian Wilson, medical operations planner, 414th.  “Access to health care has been difficult. So together with the Iraqi army, we’re trying to alleviate some of that suffering.”

Trade Show Highlights Progress in Irbil

More than 800 companies from 27 countries were represented inside a makeshift convention center in the capital of the Kurdistan region.

Iraqi Army Reaffirms Faith in Future of Iraq

Marines Make Midnight Run to Aid Iraqi Girl

U.S. Marines rush to the aid of a 7 year old Iraqi girl after she fell from a three-story building.


  1. Otto

    Meanwhile about 100 Iraqis a day are being killed, and about 2 or 3 Americans, and the country is totally insecure. You have to be kidding me. You truly are in a state of denial. Where have I heard that before.

  1. 1 Blue Star Chronicles

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    Sunday has been a violent day in Baghdad. The AP reports that 24 workers at a refriderated food factory were kidnapped by gunmen. Twenty-six workers were being forced into a refridgerated truck, when two refused to get into the truck they were shot and…

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