"B-But What About All The Schools?"
Moving on to another Eye-Rackee institution in shambles, Kagro X at the Daily Kos writes a post highlighting the shameless shilling Laura Bush is doing for her husband's disaster in Eye-rack. Of course she trots out the usual canards, like how the media is biased and not reporting how the schools are being rebuilt. Well, the media is actually focusing on the educational situation in that country, and the results are not good:
BAGHDAD — Iraq's schools, long touted by American officials as a success story in a land short on successes, increasingly are being caught in the crossfire of the country's escalating civil war.
President Bush has routinely talked about the refurbishment and construction of schools as a neglected story of progress in Iraq. The U.S. Agency for International Development has spent about $100 million on Iraq's education system and cites the rehabilitation of 2,962 school buildings as a signal accomplishment.
But today, across the country, campuses are being shuttered, students and teachers driven from their classrooms and parents left to worry that a generation of traumatized children will go without education.
Teachers tell of students kidnapped on their way to school, mortar rounds landing on or near campuses and educators shot in front of children.
. . .No credible current national school attendance statistics exist in Iraq, whose education system was once considered a model in the Arab world. But examples abound of schools being closed or left mostly empty as parents flee the country or keep their children home.
So to all the wingers out there, Eye-Rack is an unmitigated disaster with nothing good coming out of it. Deal with it.