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I think it is time for Americans to realize that it is not all doom and gloom in Iraq. So I am going to focus on the positive stories.

 

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Iraqi Army and Multi-National Division - Baghdad soldiers resumed clearing operations in a southern part of the Iraqi capital Jan. 16.

 

Elements of the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, working side-by-side with 2nd Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division troops continued securing neighborhoods in Al-Doura, effectively disrupting insurgent and militia activities.

 

Searches conducted in Al-Doura resulted in the detention of three suspected insurgents and numerous small caches.

 

Among the items found were four AK-47s, four loaded magazines, one 60mm mortar and two sets of police body armor. To date, this ongoing operation has resulted in 19 suspects detained and the seizure of various weapons, munitions and bomb-making materials.

 

The joint operation continues in Al-Doura in an effort to ensure the safety of the local residents and the security of the community.

 

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AL ZAHRAH, Iraq, Jan. 17, 2007 — It is a small neighborhood about 12 blocks long and five blocks wide, just a few miles away from Balad. The main street is roughly paved; the rest are just dirt tracks filled with trash and mud, teeming with kids. All in all, there is nothing remarkable about Al Zahrah.

 

It has, however, managed to capture the attention of the U.S. forces at Forward Operating Base Paliwoda. “The people in this neighborhood have been good to us here. We’d like to do something in return for them,” said 1st Lt. Anthony Fazio, the projects purchasing officer for Headquarters/Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment.

 

The unit is proposing a $4 million renovation project that includes installing an underground sewage system with connections to each house in the area, drain culverts, sidewalks and paved roads.

 

The long term benefits of this project would be numerous. The construction project would provide about 150 people employment for at least six months, as well as create other jobs, such as garbage disposal, in the effort to maintain the neighborhood, Fazio said.

 

Neighborhood improvements might also catch the attention of the provincial government, potentially resulting in additional funding for other projects. The result would be an all-around economic improvement for the town, said Fazio.

 

The greatest benefit, however, would be the improved health of the inhabitants.

 

“The old sewage system backs up here, especially when it rains, causing dirty water and debris to rise to the surface,” said Fazio. “The kids go out and play in this stuff, and people are getting sick.”

 

The new sewage system and drain culverts will remove the dirty water and debris from the streets, greatly improving the living standard for the Al Zahrah residents.

 

“We hope that people will see the improvements made in this neighborhood, how it looks and how it works, and want the same for their neighborhoods. Then they would be willing to work with U.S. forces to stabilize the violence in their area so we can go in there and do it,” said Staff Sgt. Sean Cummins, the 404th Civil Affairs Battalion team leader.

 

The civil affairs team works as the eyes and ears for Fazio to provide information on what projects are most wanted and needed by the people, said Cummins.

 

The Al Zahrah renovation is actually a continuation of a project begun by a previous unit at Forward Operating Base Paliwoda, but was not completed before they were redeployed back to the United States. Fazio and his team did not hesitate to take up the challenge of its completion when they arrived to the area.

 

Amir ab Dalhide Morhan, the mayor of Balad, is working with Fazio on the project. “Even though there is a change in the commands (at Forward Operating Base Paliwoda), the policy always remains the same – to work with the people of Balad,” said the mayor.

 

Fazio patrols with the 404th Civil Affairs team to gain a better understanding of what improvements have been completed and to determine what developments still need to occur. He talked with the locals about the problems they are having, and explained how the proposed project will help to alleviate those issues.

 

With the mayor’s cooperation, Fazio has established several mandates to ensure the project will move forward with minimal disruptions. He intends to hire a local contractor who actually lives in Al Zahrah because the contractor will have a vested interest in making sure the project gets done, and gets done the right way.

 

Included in the proposal is a stipulation that locals must clean up garbage in the area before the project can get started, and that they must keep it clean once it is completed.

 

“I’m trying to change the mindset of the people. If they have to earn something, then maybe they will take pride in it and maintain it,” Fazio said.

 

The approval process for the Al Zahrah renovation project could take up to two months. Once approved, the project is scheduled to be finished within six months of its start date.

 

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BAYJI, Iraq, Jan. 16, 2007 — Paul A. Brinkley, deputy undersecretary of defense for Business Transformation, and Brig. Gen. Francis Wiercinski, 25th Infantry Division deputy commanding general of Support, along with more than a dozen world industry executives met with Riyad Aldahas, Director General of the State Company of Fertilizers in Northern Iraq, Jan. 10, 2007, at the Bayji Fertilizer Plant to discuss bringing the plant’s production back to full capacity in order to support agricultural needs throughout Salah ad Din Province.

“On behalf of the people of the United States, it is a great honor to be hosted by you today to discuss the future of the facility,” said Brinkley.

 

Salah ad Din Governor Hamed Hamood Shekti and Lt. Col. Scott Harris, commander, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, also attended the meeting.

 

Aldahas informed Brinkley and the businessmen that the fertilizer plant, which is controlled by Iraq’s Ministry of Industry and Minerals, is in need of parts to operate correctly and meet production demands.

 

Pumps, control valves and heat exchangers were three of the parts Aldahas emphasized replacing.

 

After the meeting, Aldahas gave a tour of the fertilizer plant to Brinkley and the business executives, showing them what the plant is capable of producing.

 

The fertilizer plant, which mass produces urea-based fertilizer, which is essential for agriculture in the province, opened in 1989 and has been unsteady in production since because of problems within the country’s ministries.

 

In 2003 the plant reduced its production to only 18% of their yearly goal. The facility was designed to produce 500,000 tons of fertilizer every year.

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U.S. and Iraqi Officials Work To Reopen Factories

 

AR RAMADI, Iraq, Feb. 2, 2007 U. S. officials are working with the Iraqi government to reopen various production factories to stimulate the local economy in Ramadi.

 

Mohammed Abdullah, the deputy minister of industry, met with Bob Love, the director of Iraqi operations for the Defense Business Transformation Agency, during a Jan. 31 visit to ceramics and glass factories to discuss the future of the businesses.

 

The factories in Ramadi are important to the government of Iraq and the United States, Love said. We have to move quickly.

 

Love said that meetings like this would speed up the process of opening the ceramic factory’s doors to its more than 700 employees.

 

"We are here to build that bridge to move into the future," Abdullah said.

 

During the meeting, the supervisor of the factories, General Manager Fouad Hamad, told Love and Abdullah that neither one of the businesses can operate without more generators.

 

"The future of my company is important to this community," Hamad said. "We need someone to take a deep look at our problem, so the people can come back to work."

 

Love told Abdullah that he would work closely with getting the generators needed, and promised to provide the movement of the generators to the factory.

 

"Hopefully, we will get this wheel turning and get the factories back to the way they used to be," Abdullah said.

 

Love said he has already seen great improvements since his first visit. He said the security in the area is better and he was impressed with the number of employees coming out to the factory despite the conditions.

 

"I am excited to see what can happen in the next two months," Love said.

 

After the meeting, the group toured the ceramic factory and the glass factory and spoke with some of the employees.

 

Mayor Latif Obaid Ayadah, the mayor of Ramadi attended the meeting.

 

Love spoke to Latif about getting Ramadi on board with a new wireless communication project for his city.

 

"We want that type of service," Latif said. "We very much need that type of service."

 

Love said it was just a matter of getting a letter from the minister of communications.

 

Love said he plans to return to monitor progress and to show his continued support for the factories and the local population who work there.

 

"A successful strategy for Iraq goes beyond military operations. Ordinary Iraqi citizens must see that military operations are accompanied by visible improvements in their neighborhoods and communities. So America will hold the Iraqi government to the benchmarks it has announced. ... To establish its authority, the Iraqi government plans to take responsibility for security in all of Iraq's provinces by November. To give every Iraqi citizen a stake in the country's economy, Iraq will pass legislation to share oil revenues among all Iraqis. To show that it is committed to delivering a better life, the Iraqi government will spend $10 billion of its own money on reconstruction and infrastructure projects that will create new jobs. To empower local leaders, Iraqis plan to hold provincial elections later this year. And to allow more Iraqis to re-enter their nation's political life, the government will reform de-Baathification laws, and establish a fair process for considering amendments to Iraq's constitution."

 

-- President George W. Bush

January 10, 2007

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U.S. Foreign Commercial Service Officers in Iraq report that the Dabin Group, a private Kurdish development consortium, welcomes prospective investors interested in the Harir Tomato Paste and Fruit Juice Factory, located about 60-km northeast of Irbil's city center. While refurbishment and technological upgrades will eventually be needed, Harir appears to be a plant that could be returned to productive operation in short order. At its peak, the facility was run by over 150 technicians and laborers. A recent visit by U.S. Embassy staff revealed that the 140,000 square meter factory has been carefully mothballed. Investors should note that Northern Iraq has been generally free of sectarian strife or terrorist acts for about a decade, which offers foreign businesses an ideal base within Iraq.

 

For specific information on this opportunity, please see factory profile feel free to contact Mr. Azzat Othman, Dabin Group: azzat.othman@dabingroup.com. For general commercial assistance on this or other topics, contact: Andy.Wylegala@mail.doc.gov or Mitch.Larsen@mail.doc.gov.

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United Parcel Service (UPS), the world’s largest package delivery company and a global leader in supply chain services, is headquartered in Atlanta, GA. UPS subsidiary, UPS Supply Chain Solutions (SCS), is moving an average of 100 trailers of goods a month into Iraq and delivered to over 20 Sites in Iraq. Using warehouse and storage facilities in Baghdad, UPS SCS is able to move a large volume of goods on a daily basis.

 

According to Ahmad Hammauda, UPS SCS representative in Iraq, “UPS is happy to be a part of the reconstruction program and helping the people of Iraq”.

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Here are some remarks the President had about Iraq's Reconstruction effort:

 

The other day, the Iraqi government passed a $41 billion budget, $10 billion of which is for reconstruction and capital investment. There's a lot of talk in Washington about benchmarks. I agree -- "benchmarks" meaning that the Iraqi government said they're going to do this; for example, have an oil law as a benchmark. But one of the benchmarks they laid out, besides committing troops to the Iraqi security plan, was that they'll pass a budget in which there's $10 billion of their own money available for reconstruction and help. And they met the benchmark. And now, obviously, it's important they spend the money wisely.

 

They're in the process of finalizing a law that will allow for the sharing of all revenues among Iraq's peoples. In my talks with members of Congress, some have agreed with what I'm doing, many who didn't -- they all, though, believe it's important for the Iraqi government to set benchmarks and achieve those benchmarks. And one benchmark we've all discussed was making it clear to the Iraqi people that they have a stake in the future of their country by having a stake in the oil revenues. And so the government is in the process of getting an oil revenue law that will help unify the country.

 

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The U.S. government has squandered about $10 billion on Iraq reconstruction aid because of contractor overcharges and unsupported expenses, and federal investigators warned Thursday that significantly more taxpayer money is at risk.

 

The three top auditors overseeing work in Iraq told a House committee that their review of $57 billion in Iraq contracts found that Defense and State department officials condoned or allowed repeated work delays, bloated expenses and payments for shoddy work or work never done.

 

More than one in six dollars charged by U.S. contractors were questionable or unsupported, nearly triple the amount of waste the Government Accountability Office estimated last fall.

 

"There is no accountability," said David M. Walker, who heads the auditing arm of Congress. "Organizations charged with overseeing contracts are not held accountable. Contractors are not held accountable. The individuals responsible are not held accountable.

 

"People should be rewarded when they do a good job. But when things don't go right, there have to be consequences."

 

Also testifying Thursday were Stuart Bowen, the special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction, and William H. Reed,

 

director of the Defense Contract Audit Agency.

The appearance before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee came as Congress prepares for a showdown with President George W. Bush next month over his budget request of nearly $100 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

So far, the Bush administration has spent more than $350 billion on the Iraq war and reconstruction effort.

 

The Army, which handles most of the Iraq contracting, said it had not reviewed the latest contract figures.

 

"The U.S. Army, along with the Departments of Defense and State, continue to help thousands of Iraqis daily with reconstruction projects to provide them with better lives," spokeswoman Mary Ann Hodges said. "We look forward to examining its findings and applying some of its recommendations in the future."

 

Senate Democrats said recently cited cases of waste were "outrageous rip-offs of the American taxpayer" and introduced legislation Thursday to stiffen punishment for war profiteers and cut down on cronyism in contracting.

 

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A U.S. contractor was sentenced to 46 months in prison and ordered to forfeit $3.6 million for his role in a bribery and fraud scheme involving contracts in the reconstruction of Iraq, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division announced today.

 

Philip Bloom, 67, of Bucharest, Romania, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia by the Honorable Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. Bloom was also sentenced to two years of supervised release. Bloom was arrested at Newark International Airport on Nov. 13, 2005, and pleaded guilty on March 10, 2006, to bribery, money laundering, and conspiracy in connection with a scheme to defraud the Coalition Provisional Authority South Central Region (CPA-SC) in al-Hillah, Iraq.

 

"Philip Bloom will now spend 46 months in jail for bribing public officials with cars, computers and jewelry, and laundering money in exchange for more than $8.6 million in contracts during the rebuilding of Iraq," said Assistant Attorney General Fisher. "The Department of Justice is committed to finding and convicting those who squander resources meant for the reconstruction of a nation through theft, fraud and bribery."

 

Bloom admitted to participating in a complex bribery, fraud and money laundering scheme while seeking contracts for his company, Global Business Group, during the early days of the war in Iraq. From December 2003 through December 2005, Robert Stein, a DOD contract employee and the Comptroller for the CPA-SC; Bruce D. Hopfengardner, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves; and numerous public officials, including several high-ranking U.S. Army officers, conspired to rig the bids on contracts being awarded by the CPA-SC so that all of the contracts were awarded to Bloom. In return, Bloom provided the public officials with over $1 million in cash, SUVs, sports cars, a motorcycle, jewelry, computers, business class airline tickets, liquor, future employment with Bloom, and other items of value.

 

In addition, Bloom laundered over $2 million in currency that Stein and his co-conspirators stole from the CPA-SC that had been slated to be used for the reconstruction of Iraq. Bloom then used his foreign bank accounts in Iraq, Romania and Switzerland to send the stolen money to Stein, Hopfengardner, and other public officials in return for the awarded contracts. In total, Bloom received over $8.6 million in rigged contracts.

 

During the course of the conspiracy, Stein and other co-conspirators stole U.S. currency and funneled those funds to Bloom in order to purchase illegal controlled weapons-including assault rifles, silencers, and grenade

launchers- which they converted to their own personal use in the United States.

 

Bloom has cooperated with the government's ongoing investigation.

 

On Feb. 1, 2007, Colonel Curtis Whiteford, Lt. Cols. Debra Harrison and Michael Wheeler, and civilians Michael Morris and William Driver were charged in a 25-count indictment for related charges including conspiracy, bribery, money laundering and others in connection with this scheme.

 

On Jan. 29, 2007, co-conspirator Robert Stein was sentenced to nine years in prison for related charges of conspiracy, bribery and money laundering, as well as weapons possession charges, for his role in the same

scheme.

 

On Aug. 25, 2006, co-conspirator Hopfengardner pleaded guilty to related charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering in connection with the same scheme as Bloom and Stein. Hopfengardner is

scheduled for a status conference on March 23, 2007.

 

These cases are being prosecuted by trial attorneys James A. Crowell IV and Ann C. Brickley of the Public Integrity Section, headed by Acting Section Chief Edward C. Nucci, and trial attorney Patrick Murphy of the

Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section, headed by Section Chief Richard Weber, all of the Criminal Division. These cases are being investigated by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, IRS

Criminal Investigations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the Department of Homeland Security (ICE), Army Criminal Investigations Division, the U.S. Department of State Office of Inspector General, and the FBI's Washington Field Office in support of the Justice Department's National Procurement Fraud Task Force and the International Contract Corruption Initiative. The investigation has received substantial assistance from the ICE Cybercrimes Division.

 

The National Procurement Fraud Initiative was announced by Deputy Attorney General Paul J. McNulty in October 2006, and is designed to promote the early detection, identification, prevention and prosecution of

procurement fraud associated with the increase in contracting activity for national security and other government programs. As part of this initiative, the Deputy Attorney General has created the National

Procurement Fraud Task Force, which is chaired by Assistant Attorney General Fisher.

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Utterly cool.

 

Give them all pink dresses!

 

 

 

A U.S. contractor was sentenced to 46 months in prison and ordered to forfeit $3.6 million for his role in a bribery and fraud scheme involving contracts in the reconstruction of Iraq, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division announced today.

 

Philip Bloom, 67, of Bucharest, Romania, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia by the Honorable Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. Bloom was also sentenced to two years of supervised release. Bloom was arrested at Newark International Airport on Nov. 13, 2005, and pleaded guilty on March 10, 2006, to bribery, money laundering, and conspiracy in connection with a scheme to defraud the Coalition Provisional Authority South Central Region (CPA-SC) in al-Hillah, Iraq.

 

"Philip Bloom will now spend 46 months in jail for bribing public officials with cars, computers and jewelry, and laundering money in exchange for more than $8.6 million in contracts during the rebuilding of Iraq," said Assistant Attorney General Fisher. "The Department of Justice is committed to finding and convicting those who squander resources meant for the reconstruction of a nation through theft, fraud and bribery."

 

Bloom admitted to participating in a complex bribery, fraud and money laundering scheme while seeking contracts for his company, Global Business Group, during the early days of the war in Iraq. From December 2003 through December 2005, Robert Stein, a DOD contract employee and the Comptroller for the CPA-SC; Bruce D. Hopfengardner, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves; and numerous public officials, including several high-ranking U.S. Army officers, conspired to rig the bids on contracts being awarded by the CPA-SC so that all of the contracts were awarded to Bloom. In return, Bloom provided the public officials with over $1 million in cash, SUVs, sports cars, a motorcycle, jewelry, computers, business class airline tickets, liquor, future employment with Bloom, and other items of value.

 

In addition, Bloom laundered over $2 million in currency that Stein and his co-conspirators stole from the CPA-SC that had been slated to be used for the reconstruction of Iraq. Bloom then used his foreign bank accounts in Iraq, Romania and Switzerland to send the stolen money to Stein, Hopfengardner, and other public officials in return for the awarded contracts. In total, Bloom received over $8.6 million in rigged contracts.

 

During the course of the conspiracy, Stein and other co-conspirators stole U.S. currency and funneled those funds to Bloom in order to purchase illegal controlled weapons-including assault rifles, silencers, and grenade

launchers- which they converted to their own personal use in the United States.

 

Bloom has cooperated with the government's ongoing investigation.

 

On Feb. 1, 2007, Colonel Curtis Whiteford, Lt. Cols. Debra Harrison and Michael Wheeler, and civilians Michael Morris and William Driver were charged in a 25-count indictment for related charges including conspiracy, bribery, money laundering and others in connection with this scheme.

 

On Jan. 29, 2007, co-conspirator Robert Stein was sentenced to nine years in prison for related charges of conspiracy, bribery and money laundering, as well as weapons possession charges, for his role in the same

scheme.

 

On Aug. 25, 2006, co-conspirator Hopfengardner pleaded guilty to related charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering in connection with the same scheme as Bloom and Stein. Hopfengardner is

scheduled for a status conference on March 23, 2007.

 

These cases are being prosecuted by trial attorneys James A. Crowell IV and Ann C. Brickley of the Public Integrity Section, headed by Acting Section Chief Edward C. Nucci, and trial attorney Patrick Murphy of the

Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section, headed by Section Chief Richard Weber, all of the Criminal Division. These cases are being investigated by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, IRS

Criminal Investigations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the Department of Homeland Security (ICE), Army Criminal Investigations Division, the U.S. Department of State Office of Inspector General, and the FBI's Washington Field Office in support of the Justice Department's National Procurement Fraud Task Force and the International Contract Corruption Initiative. The investigation has received substantial assistance from the ICE Cybercrimes Division.

 

The National Procurement Fraud Initiative was announced by Deputy Attorney General Paul J. McNulty in October 2006, and is designed to promote the early detection, identification, prevention and prosecution of

procurement fraud associated with the increase in contracting activity for national security and other government programs. As part of this initiative, the Deputy Attorney General has created the National

Procurement Fraud Task Force, which is chaired by Assistant Attorney General Fisher.

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In August, electrical production of megawatts exceeded 5,000 for 25 days producing enough power for approximately 450,000 homes in Iraq. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Gulf Region Division is helping the Government of Iraq jumpstart its electrical infrastructure by infusing more than $4 billion dollars into the nation’s system. More than 500 electrical projects have been completed thus far in areas of generation, transmission and distribution.

 

Water Project Nearly Complete

 

The Sadr City R3 Water Supply Project ($13.1M) in Baghdad is 94% complete with an estimated completion date Nov. 2007. Hot Tap installation was successfully completed last month and operator training class for 28 Baghdad Water Authority staff also began last month.

 

Distribution and Feeder Cable Project

 

Over 130,000 residents of Karkh, Baghdad Province, will benefit from reliable power from

the completion of the 11kV electrical network distribution and feeder cable installation project.

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Iraqi Community leaders joined the Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, to try and hammer out a solution to improper connections to the water supply, which leads to water line leakage and breakage, low water pressure and disease.

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Briefing on Reconstruction Progress in Iraq

James Soriano, al-Anbar Provincial Reconstruction Team Leader

Brigadier General John Allen, U.S. Marine Corps Deputy Commander of Multi National Force-West

Washington, DC

November 2, 2007

 

Twelve months ago, 24 months ago, all manner of venom spewed forth from mosque sermons on Fridays. Today, if you go to a mosque in Ramadi or Fallujah on a Friday, the sermons have returned to more traditional themes and topics of one's relationship to God and morality and so forth. But that -- those calls to arms and the appeal to insurgency is now absent. The moderate clerics have taken back the mosques that have fallen into the hands of radical preachers.

 

The city of Ramadi, a battlefield six months ago, is no longer under insurgent control. Anbar Province is leaving the long night of battle and entering into a post-conflict period. There are rising expectations among the citizens for better services, transparent government, accountable government. And typically, in the meetings that we've had with the Anbar aid, if you want to call them that, the delegation we're here with, the conversations with, you know, the president and all the others are not so much about security anymore. It's about reconstruction and economic recovery. So there's been a psychological shift to think about the challenges that -- of the period we're now entering, the post-conflict period.

 

Now, with the violence levels at historic levels -- low levels -- for example, the last week of Ramadan, which is typically a period of significant violence, a spike in violence annually -- it was the lowest measurable number of incidents that we've experienced since we kept records. Now, there is the opportunity for the Provincial Reconstruction Teams who represent the Department of State and the interagency to do those kinds of important reconstruction efforts and efforts to build capacity in government and the rule of law and be able to do that. Now, we escort them across the battlefield and we help them in that regard. But now we're transitioning those kinds of functions from a military capacity to appropriately the hands of the civilian interagency. And we're very excited about that and we think that transition's going smoothly. So let me end my remarks here and we can get into specifics if you like, as we go along. And Mr. Soriano and I will answer questions.

 

So when the government actually is working, when it's up and functioning and sanctioned and able to really work to flow resources to people by affecting projects and completing projects and that sort of thing, the sheikhs are actually a part of it. The tribes are drawn into the process of government at the local district or provincial level. And that's really what we've been doing, working very, very hard to get those governments up and functioning, tying the tribes in with government so that the government, participatory government, really looks out for the interests of the people.

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America's Gulf Region Division has met its oil projects goals by increasing crude oil infrastructure capacity to 3 million barrels per day; increasing the natural gas infrastructure capacity to 800 million standard cubic feet per day; and increasing the LPG (cooking gas) infrastructure capacity to 3,000 tons per day. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers budget invested $1.7 billion in Iraq’s oil infrastructure.

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Iraq’s infrastructure is continuing to improve and U.S. assistance projects are having a real impact on the lives of Iraqis, rebuilding vital public service facilities, supporting the emergence of democracy, and establishing a foundation for a strong economy.

 

At a cost of $13.4 billion, in a building program the size of which has not been seen since the reconstruction of central Europe under the post-WWII Marshall Plan, USACE is jumpstarting reconstruction by tending to critical repairs and improvement projects in oil, electricity, potable water and sewerage; much needed facilities for healthcare, education, governance and security; and transportation improvements for roads, railways, bridges, air and sea ports.

 

The World Bank 2004 estimate to rebuild the electrical system is $20 billion. With a U.S. IRRF funding allocation of $4.3 billion, USACE has achieved program goals for providing more power more equitably across Iraq through key infrastructure improvement in electrical generation, transmission, and distribution. Peak daily power generated has exceeded the pre-war level of 4,300 megawatts and is exceeding 9,500 megawatts as more generation is brought on line.

 

Work in the oil sector carried out by USACE at a cost of $1.7 billion has ensured the Iraqi oil industry has the capacity to produce 3 million barrels per day of oil, natural gas production capacity of 800 million standard cubic feet per day, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) production of 3,000 metric tons per day to meet domestic need. Projects included key repairs at refineries and gas-oil separation plants, repairing pipelines, reworking oil wells, and overhauling the Al Basrah Oil Terminal offshore in the Arabian Gulf. The Coalition Provisional Authority estimate to rebuild the oil infrastructure in Iraq was $8 billion. The remaining shortfall is being addressed by the Iraqi Ministry of Oil, the South Oil Company and North Oil Company.

 

In the water sector, the goal of 1.1 million cubic meters per day of potable water as the GRD portion set by the Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund has almost been reached. An estimated 3.8 million more Iraqis have access to potable water than did before the start of the program. USACE projects range from multimillion dollar water treatment plants--like those completed at Erbil and Nasiriyah--to compact water units provided to rural communities.

 

Across Iraq, 908 water projects are improving living conditions for Iraqis. Currently 718 of the projects have been completed. They range from new wastewater treatment plants, such as the $78 million Phase II of the Fallujah Wastewater System project, to rehabilitation of preexisting facilities and lift stations.

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Finally, a bresh a fresh air.

 

U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez today met with Iraqi and U.S. business leaders to collaborate on ways to strengthen Iraq’s economy and to build upon recent security gains that have resulted from the U.S. troop surge.

 

“There is no better time than now for economic liberalization and the growth of the Iraqi private sector,” Gutierrez said. “We are committed to working with our Iraqi counterparts to attract private investment into the country because an economically prosperous Iraq will advance hope and peace in Iraq.”

 

In Baghdad, Gutierrez participated in the second meeting of the U.S.-Iraq Business Dialogue (USIBD) together with US Embassy Minister-Counselor for Economic Affairs Ambassador Charles Ries. The creation of the Dialogue was one of the objectives Secretary Gutierrez outlined with Iraqi Minister of Trade Abd Al-Falah Al-Sudani during his 2006 visit to Baghdad. Today, the USIBD presented its first formal recommendations aimed at developing Iraq’s private sector, including adoption of policies to stimulate the growth of the private Iraqi banks and the creation of a joint U.S.-Iraq initiative to restart dormant private Iraqi industry.

 

Six private sector representatives, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Case New Holland, Nortel and Sallyport Global Logistics joined Gutierrez in Iraq. The Secretary was briefed by Embassy staff on economic progress in Iraq and met with General David H. Petraeus to learn about progress in U.S. military efforts and discuss joint U.S. Government civilian and military efforts to develop the private sector. He also met with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to discuss bilateral relations.

 

In Baghdad, he addressed a luncheon hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce in Iraq, focusing on the opportunity and responsibility that Iraqi business leaders have to build the nation’s economy.

 

“The private sector can best allocate capital, create jobs and innovate,” Gutierrez said. “It is government’s role to create an environment in which they can succeed. Developing Iraq’s economy will take ongoing partnership between the private and public sectors, as well as a commitment to instituting fundamental economic reforms. The U.S. is proud to help Iraq on its path to peace and prosperity.”

 

Gutierrez is in the region to attend the U.S.-Middle East and North Africa Trade and Investment Conference at the Dead Sea. Following Iraq, he will travel to Jordan to meet with his economic and trade counterparts to discuss expanding trade and investment as well as visit a public-private partnership that is improving education opportunities throughout the Middle East. The conference will build upon President Bush’s January Middle East visit where he highlighted the value of continued economic liberalization to create jobs, prosperity and hope for the people of the region.

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Coalition forces, Iraqi troops, and “Sons of Iraq” security volunteers are working together to rebuild areas south of Arab Jabour, Iraq, a senior military official in Baghdad said this morning.

 

Coalition forces recently completed Operation Marne Thunderbolt, which focused on the disruption of al Qaeda activities in Iraq, Army Colonel Terry R. Ferrell, commander of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, in Multinational Division Center, said in a conference call with online journalists and “bloggers.”

 

“We’ve focused on moving to places we haven’t been before,” said Ferrell, who has been in the Arab Jabour region since June.

 

Iraqi security forces and the Sons of Iraq helped the coalition move further south, he added. “They lead the operations in Marne Thunderbolt,” he said. “Their performance is outstanding.”

 

Iraqi security forces and the Sons of Iraq have worked together to clear terrain of improvised explosive devices and weapons caches while providing the coalition with intelligence. “Since June, they have found 267 IEDs and 85 weapons caches just in the Arab Jabour region,” Ferrell said. “One battalion found 167 IEDs alone.”

 

Overall, Ferrell said, he’s seen improvement and growth from the citizens throughout the operation.

 

“A lot of business that were closed down are now open,” he said. “New businesses are growing, and farmers are getting back into the fields.”

 

Ferrell said he believes the business growth is a result of security improvements brought about by the Sons of Iraq and Iraqi forces.

 

Now, coalition forces are focusing on getting local governments to connect with the national government, which Ferrell said is beginning to happen.

 

“Numerous government representatives are helping with the small communities,” Ferrell said. “As the area has become more secure as a result of our efforts, the Sons of Iraq and the security forces combined, that is the reason this is now starting to transition.

 

“Where we are today, people are making great strides,” Ferrell said. “We are continuing to make assessments, but there is still a lot of work to be done.”

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A buddy of mine in Iraq sent me an email and I though I should share part of it.

 

 

....Anyway, I thought everybody might be interested in the email below (this is my way of countering CNN and FOX News with some pro-american propoganda- straight from the mouth of a real Iraqi!). Below is an email that was sent to my XO, Lt. S, by a local contractor who we were helping with a project in our area (can't really go into specifics actually) that will provide power and basic life support to a LOT of people in the region that I am in. He si talking about a demolitions project that we were doing for them, so the reference to us using bombs is- inthis case- a positive one. Pretty funny, there have been a lot of jokes going around about what it makes you when an Iraqi man writes you a love letter. But basically, this points out that we are in the final stages of the counter insurgency and are actually focusing on the LOOs (Lines of Operation) and providing a better life for the people of Anbar who are already on our side.

 

 

Dear,Mr Lt S.

 

It is pleasant news , thank you very much and do you know that i hope

you with me at this happy moment in order to celibrate together in

drinking champaign or any drink you desire.

The date you suggest is good in wich you will meet my deputy Mr. Waleed

who will work with your team sinserely with his pleasure.

Thank you again and i will leave to Baghdad tomorrow in high morale

spirit and sing:

Thank God for victory day

Then thank swanson and Ray

And Smith , Varner and all of team

By all those gentle men

The blasting has been fact non dream

So project will be soon power plant

Who will know what i hear Site east?

I will hear lovelier song non bombing or blast.

 

 

(original message)

 

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

 

Mr. Akbal Frhan,

 

Greetings. I hope everything is well with you.

 

We have accomplished our final site survey. Everything looks

ready for

us to proceed with our plan. We plan to accomplish the mission

from

19-20 April. Please let me know if this will work for you.

 

Very Respectfully,

Lt S

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Army Maj. Gen. Jerry Cannon, the director of the Civilian Police Assistance Training Team in Iraq, briefed the progress of national and local Iraqi police forces. “We have a poll that measures the confidence that the people have not only in their government but in their police, and I can tell you … the trend is upward,” Cannon said. “It’s going to, obviously, take awhile to get it to a level where we would all say that it is a success. But, I can tell you, we know where the (police force) began … and we already consider it a great success.”

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Reports To Congress on Iraq reconstruction. Be very careful, the reading CAN get Intensive, and Extensive.

 

http://www.sigir.mil/reports/quarterlyreports/default.aspx <~~~~~~~~ this could have been a link of the month, but what I have planned for august is going to be fun "at least what I consider to be fun".

 

Remember folks!!!! Wait till you see what I can do for link of the year in december. It will be very,very

hot.

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The U.S. share of reconstruction spending in Iraq dropped from 60% in 2003-2004 to about 50% in 2007. The GOI budgeted $13 billion for capital investment in 2008, and it now bears the burden for reconstruction spending in Iraq. Further progress on the reconstruction front in Iraq depends on the GOI’s capacity to execute its capital budgets. In 2007, Iraq’s ministries spent just over 50% of their capital budgets, while the provinces spent about 30%. We are moving forward.

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The schoolhouse is run down.

 

Water leaks through numerous cracks in the roof and air conditioners do not operate, effectively causing temperatures inside the building to climb to unbearable lengths.

 

The walls covered with mold, no doors to the classrooms, broken windows, and cracks in the walls large enough to see the surrounding farmlands.

 

Despite all this, approximately 600 students at the Al Abbas primary school, located in northwest Baghdad’s remote New Taji Nahia, continued to study and garner their education.

 

Capt. Shaun Wheelwright first visited the school in February and said he was saddened to see the conditions of the school. Wheelwright, the former executive officer for Company A, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment “Wolfhounds,” 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team “Warrior,” 25th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, saw that more than half of their desks were broken, without desktops or seats, and each desk was used for six or more students.

 

Wheelwright said he wanted to help in any way that he could. That help began after he told his wife, about the poor conditions. He said she was also saddened to hear about the conditions and contacted a Hawaiian-based company, Oils of Aloha, for assistance.

 

The first donation of school supplies reached the students April 26. Wheelwright led the “Wolfhounds” and Iraqi Army Soldiers to the school to hand out the much-needed supplies.

 

Oils of Aloha donated more than 20 large boxes of supplies, which included pencils, paper, notebooks, rulers, and more.

 

“We are very happy and grateful,” said Braheem Ahmed Hamid, the school’s headmaster, after receiving the school supplies. “We are always in short supply of school supplies.”

 

Wheelwright knew the supplies were a start, but it would not be enough.

 

Immediately following that visit, the Wolfhound leadership worked with the Government of Iraq and applied for funding for reconstruction of the rickety schoolhouse.

 

The project was approved utilizing Iraqi Commanders Emergency Relief Program and government of Iraq funding resulting in over $260,000 rewarded in June.

 

“The Al Abbas school was the least functioning school in the area,” said Capt. Brian Sweigart, former commander for Company A, 1st Bn., 27th Inf. Regt., and his unit was responsible for the area which the school was in. “The kids wanted an education, and they had no other choice. Three schools in the area were destroyed by terrorists some time ago, and now the Al Abbas school is the only school in the area.”

 

Sweigart relinquished command of Co. A in April, then assumed command of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Bn., 27th Inf. Regt., and took the lead of the battalion’s embedded Local Reconstruction Team. He is now responsible for acquiring funds, and recommending projects such as the Al Abbas school.

 

One of his new duties includes inspecting the progress of the reconstruction projects. While traveling to the Al Abbas school to see the finished project, June 17, Sweigart rode in the back of a Stryker armored vehicle with a smile on his face, looking eager to see the school. As the Stryker ramp was lowering, Sweigart yelled, “I’m excited!”

 

Sweigart, who hasn’t seen the school since April, walked through the newly refurbished school with local leaders. The courtyard and classrooms that were previously muddy are now cemented.

 

The cracks in the walls were fixed, and the school was resurfaced and painted.

 

Artwork adorned the exterior of the classrooms, including a map of the region. Environmental control units were installed, desks repaired, and restrooms built. The school looked new.

 

“I’m impressed,” Sweigart said as he walked through what was previously the worse school in the area. “They did a good job [reconstructing the school]. It is above standard.”

 

“Education is the foundation for any country,” stated Capt. Mark Weber, effects coordinator with 1st Bn., 27th Inf. Regt. “Providing an environment where the students are able to concentrate on their studies will develop the next set of leaders for Iraq.”

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New Primary Healthcare Center in An Najaf Makes Care More Accessible

 

Provincial and local officials hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony July 19 to open a new Primary Healthcare Center in Sooq-sha’lan.

 

An Najaf Deputy Governor Hassan Abtan pointed out that, prior to the PHC’s opening, residents traveled for an hour to get medical care. “Now it’s just 5 to 10 minutes away,” he added.

 

He praised the quality of the construction, said the Iraqi crew who built it should be proud, and also complimented the partnering effort between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and provincial officials to ensure the project’s successful completion.

 

Those attending included Abtan, Dr. Radhwan, director general for An Najaf’s Health Directorate, Dr. Enaas, the PHC’s administrator, and Mayor Farooq. An Najaf is a province located south of Baghdad.

 

The new facility is expected to serve 200 patients a day and, at 2,200 square meters, is the largest PHC being built in Iraq. It offers basic health care, dental exam, x-ray room, laboratory for blood work, pharmacy, treatment rooms, emergency trauma services, inpatient and maternity care (pre-natal and birthing).

 

“The project is designed to make health care service more accessible to the people of An Najaf,” said Gulf Region South district construction representative Ken Lloyd. “This modern one-story structure is equipped with state-of-the-art medical equipment, furnishings, and consumables. It has a back-up generator, water treatment system, fire-alarm system, a telecommunications room and intercom system. It’s an important step in Najaf’s quest to improve neighborhood healthcare,” he added.

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IA Medical and Dental Clinic Gets It Done

 

CAMP TAJI — The doors opened up early at the Iraqi Army Troop Medical and Dental Clinic, but not until the clinic workers completed the daily task of picking up around the facility and conducting vehicle maintenance.

 

By then, Iraqi Army Soldiers stationed on Taji start to trickle in - sick call slips in hand - to be seen by one of the military nurses for various medical reasons.

 

“On average they see 60 to 70 patients a day,” said 1st Sgt. Timothy Baker, logistics training advisory team member, 152nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Sustainment Brigade. “They have a very nice facility here and they do very good work.”

 

Like any other military medical treatment facility, Iraqi Soldiers enter, check-in and take a seat in the waiting room. One by one they are called in to get their vital signs read and have their names entered into the medical database. Then they are either treated on the spot or referred to the emergency department on the other side of the building.

 

When you enter the emergency department, you see the Iraqi Army nurses treating fellow Soldiers, doing everything from an intravenous injection, to reading an electrocardiogram, to administering an X-ray.

 

These soldiers within the facility possess very critical and much needed skills that the Iraqi Army is in short supply of.

 

For example, 1st Lt. Bahaa, is just the second dentist in the Iraqi Army, and sees approximately 10 to 15 Soldiers a day. Their needs range from fillings, tooth reconstruction, cleaning and sometimes emergency cases.

 

“I am very proud to serve in the Iraqi Army,” said Bahaa.

 

Another part of the clinic, the mortuary affairs department, just moved into a newly built facility next door where they also can facilitate up to 56 bodies, if needed, on any given day. What makes this so significant is that this specific department is the first one to be built in Iraq and serves the entire region. Their mortuary affairs department also operates a “Wounded Warriors” program that takes care of Iraqi Soldiers wounded or injured in combat.

 

These Iraqi Army Soldiers of the Troop Medical and Dental Clinic prove on a daily basis that they are committed and ready for the challenges that lie ahead. They do their jobs and they do them very well.

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The United States will continue to reduce its troop strength in Iraq, but will increase its footprint in Afghanistan, President Bush said here today.

The president accepted the recommendations of military leaders to reduce U.S. troop levels in Iraq by 8,000 through January. If security conditions continue to improve in the country, further reductions will be possible, Bush said at the National Defense University.

 

Bush also announced plans to deploy a Marine battalion to train Afghan National Army troops in November and to send an Army brigade to Afghanistan in January.

 

Bush said security progress in Iraq is responsible for the reduction. The progress is an outgrowth of the success of the surge, launched Jan. 10, 2007, that fed five U.S. Army brigades, a Marine expeditionary unit and two Marine battalions into Iraq through June 2007. Bush called the reductions the “return on success” strategy. That strategy calls for reducing American combat forces in Iraq as conditions on the ground continue to improve.

 

“The reduced levels of violence in Iraq have now been sustained for several months,” Bush said. “While the progress in Iraq is still fragile and reversible, [Army] Gen. [David H.] Petraeus and Ambassador [Ryan C.] Crocker report that there now appears to be a ‘degree of durability’ to the gains we have made.

 

“Over the next several months, we will bring home about 3,400 combat support forces – including aviation personnel, explosive ordnance teams, combat and construction engineers, military police and logistical support forces,” Bush continued. “By November, we will bring home a Marine battalion that is now serving in Anbar province. And in February 2009, another Army combat brigade will come home.

 

“This amounts to about 8,000 additional American troops returning home without replacement,” the president said. “And if the progress in Iraq continues to hold, General Petraeus and our military leaders believe additional reductions will be possible in the first half of 2009.”

 

An example of the progress occurred last week in Ramadi, when coalition forces turned over control of Anbar province to elected Iraqi leaders.

 

“Iraqi forces are now leading security operations across Anbar, with American troops in an overwatch role,” Bush said. “With this transfer of responsibility, the people of Anbar took charge of their own security and their own destiny. It was a moment of pride for all Iraqis – and a moment of success in the war on terror.”

 

In 2006, Anbar was the most dangerous place in Iraq. Al-Qaida terrorists were in control of almost every major population center, and the province was a safe haven allowing the terror group to plan, train, re-fit and finance terror operations in other parts of the country. “A military intelligence report concluded that the province was lost – and Anbar was held up as proof of America’s failure in Iraq,” Bush said.

 

But al-Qaida’s campaign of brutality and murder to intimidate the people backfired. The surge brought in 4,000 more Marines that proved the U.S. commitment to Iraq. “Together, local tribes, Iraqi troops and American forces systematically dismantled al-Qaida control across the province,” Bush said.

 

Attacks in the province have dropped by more than 90 percent, and casualties are down dramatically. The government is up and running, and American provincial reconstruction teams are helping local leaders create jobs and economic opportunity, Bush said.

 

“And as security has improved, reconciliation is taking place across the province,” he said. “Today, Anbar is no longer lost to al-Qaida. It has been reclaimed by the Iraqi people.”

 

The security progress in Anbar has been mirrored all over Iraq, with Iraqi security forces in the lead. Iraqi soldiers and police have cooperated and launched operations against extremist groups in Basra, Baghdad, Amarah, Mosul and Diyala province. “All of these operations are Iraqi-led, with American forces playing a supporting role,” Bush said.

 

Violence in Iraq is down to its lowest point since the spring of 2004, and civilian deaths are down. Sectarian killings are down, suicide bombings are down, and normal life is returning to communities across the country, Bush said. The Iraqi government is making political progress and has passed several major pieces of legislation.

 

The progress has allowed the United States to pull out the surge units, reduce tour lengths for Army troops from 15 months to a year and shift forces once slated for duty in Iraq to Afghanistan, the president said.

 

The people of Afghanistan will benefit most from the security progress in Iraq, Bush said. The Taliban and its al-Qaida allies have regained strength and are using the tribal areas of Pakistan as safe havens. American troops who were scheduled to deploy to Iraq will deploy to Afghanistan beginning in November. This will make the “quiet surge” of NATO forces into Afghanistan a bit louder, the president said.

 

Additional troops have deployed to Afghanistan from the United Kingdom, France, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Australia, Germany, Denmark and the Czech Republic. The United States increased its presence in Afghanistan by 3,500. The number of trained Afghan army and police forces has increased from less than 67,000 to nearly 144,000.

 

“These troop increases have made a difference, yet huge challenges in Afghanistan remain,” Bush said. “As we learned in Iraq, the best way to restore the confidence of the people is to restore basic security – and that requires more troops.”

 

More American units will deploy to Afghanistan in the coming months, the president said.

 

“In November, a Marine battalion that was scheduled to deploy to Iraq will instead deploy to Afghanistan,” Bush said. “It will be followed in January by an Army combat brigade. The mission of these forces will be to work with Afghan forces to provide security for the Afghan people, protect Afghanistan’s infrastructure and democratic institutions and help ensure access to services like education and health care.”

 

Even as reinforcements arrive in Afghanistan, the United States and its allies will work to double the size of the Afghan National Army over the next five years, Bush said.

 

“The Taliban and al-Qaida will not be allowed to return to power,” Bush said. “The terrorists will suffer the same fate in Afghanistan that they are now suffering in Iraq. They will be defeated.”

 

Terrorists also are operating in Pakistan and must be dealt with, Bush said. “These extremists are increasingly using Pakistan as a base from which to destabilize Afghanistan’s young democracy,” he said. “And in the past year, the Taliban, al-Qaida and other extremist groups operating in these remote regions have stepped up their attacks against the Pakistani government itself, hoping to stop that country’s democratic progress as well.”

 

These groups threaten Pakistan’s government, and defeating these terrorist and extremists is also Pakistan’s responsibility, “because every nation has an obligation to govern its own territory and make certain that it does not become a safe haven for terror,” Bush said.

 

The United States and its allies will continue to work with Pakistani officials to defeat the extremists, Bush said.

 

Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan are all theaters in the same overall struggle, the president noted.

 

“In all three places, extremists are using violence and terror in an attempt to impose their ideology on whole populations,” Bush said. “And in all three places, America is standing with brave elected leaders, determined reformers, and millions of ordinary citizens who seek a future of liberty, justice and tolerance.”

 

Military progress is being made, the president said, but defeating the enemy will require victory in the ideological battle. “We must show the people of the broader Middle East a better alternative to a life of violence and despair, and that alternative is freedom,” he said.

 

Much remains to be done, Bush said, and he acknowledged that tough times are ahead.

 

“Yet, we can have confidence in the outcome,” he said. “With faith in the power of freedom, we will transform nations that once harbored our enemies into strong and capable allies in the war on terror. With faith in the power of freedom, we will prove that the future of the Middle East belongs not to terror, but to liberty. And with faith in the power of freedom, we will leave behind a safer and more peaceful world for our children and grandchildren.”

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