DefenseLINK News report The rebuilding effort continues in Iraq, and coalition military officials here today provided a summary of the past week's progress. Children in a village of Tamim province received school supplies, clothing and toys from the Nahrain Foundation, a nongovernmental organization that focuses on providing proper nutrition, decent clothing and medical supplies to Iraqi women and children. The foundation received its supplies as part of a joint effort between American donations and a coalition forces-run program known as "Operation Provide School Supplies," which accepts donations from private citizens and corporations in the United States. More than 600 children will return to renovated or rebuilt schools in Maysan province when school starts this fall. This week, renovation on the Al-Eethnar Mud School was completed, and the Al Eethar Mud School was replaced at a cost of $87,000, benefiting 500 students who attend classes there. Eight newly built schools in Wassit and Babil provinces are receiving new furniture before the start of the school year. Each of the school projects will receive office desks and chairs, file cabinets and new student desks. Collectively, 400 three-student desks will be proportionally divided among the schools, based upon the number of students.
This report is not like Chrenkoff put out, but I am happy to see someone reporting the good news from Iraq.Arthur Chrenkoff blogged Life imitates Chrenkoff - Pentagon starts putting out its weekly summaries of positive developments in Iraq. Do I claim credit? No, but it's good to see these things finally happening. Rest assured that fruitful talks are taking place at the moment regarding the continuation of the "Good news" enterprise after I retire from blogging, but in the meantime, here's the latest compilation from a href="http://allthingsconservative.typepad.com/all_things_conservative/2005/08/iraq_news_round.html">All Things Conservative - and remember that my second last "Good News from Iraq" is coming up next Monday. In related news, read this worthwhile and very long piece by Rosemary Goudreau, editorial page editor of "The Tampa Tribune", who a few weeks ago started some soul searching in the mainstream media about the coverage of Iraq. You might not agree with some of Goudreau's conclusions, but she comprehensively covers all sides' arguments in this very important debate. And yours truly gets a cameo appearance.
Marc @USSNeverdock blogged No it's not Chrenkoff this time but the US government is taking a page from his book. About time too. These are the kind of things MSM should be reporting but refuse to do so.