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NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 24, 2006

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki: “[M]any around the “Modernization Of The Maternity And Child Hospital In Irbil,
world … underestimated the resolve of Iraq’s people and A City Of About 900,000, Is Now Complete.” (State Department
were sure that we would never reach this stage. Few Website, www.state.gov, Accessed 7/25/06)
believed in us. But you, the American people, did and we are
• “The $6.8 Million In USG-Funded Renovations
grateful for this.” (Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki, Address To A Joint
Session Of Congress, Washington, D.C., 7/26/06)
Included Major Structural Repairs, A Water
Purification System, A Medical Waste Incinerator,
Al-Maliki: “Iraq will not forget those who stood with her and And Back-Up Generators For Uninterrupted
who continues to stand with her in times of need.” (Prime Power.” (State Department Website, www.state.gov, Accessed
Minister Nouri Al-Maliki, Address To A Joint Session Of Congress, 7/25/06)
Washington, D.C., 7/26/06)
“Nine Well Projects Were Completed In … The Ninawa
Al-Maliki: “Since liberation we have witnessed great Province, Which Historically Has Made Little Use Of Its
accomplishments in politics, the economy and civil society. Surface Water.” (State Department Website, www.state.gov, Accessed
We have gone from a one-party state, ruled by a small elite, 7/25/06)
to a multi-party system where politics is the domain of every
citizen and parties compete at all levels.” (Prime Minister Nouri Al- • “Each Well Is Capable Of Providing More Than
Maliki, Address To A Joint Session Of Congress, Washington, D.C., 10,000 Gallons Of Water Per Day.” (State Department
7/26/06) Website, www.state.gov, Accessed 7/25/06)

“Four Iraqi Army Division Headquarters, 20 Brigade “Iraq’s Oil Production Is Expected To Roughly Double
Headquarters, And More Than 70 Battalions Are Over The Next Four Years To 4 Million Barrels A Day …”
Currently In The Lead In Their Respective Geographic (H. Josef Hebert, “More Iraqi Oil Production Predicted,” The Associated
Press, 7/26/06)
Areas.” (State Department Website, www.state.gov, Accessed
7/25/06) • Iraqi Oil Minister Hussein al-Shahristani: “We are
The Iraqi Army Now Independently Operates Its Base increasing production.” (H. Josef Hebert, “More Iraqi Oil
In Kirkuk. (Blackanthem Military News’ Website, Production Predicted,” The Associated Press, 7/26/06)
www.blackanthem.com, Accessed 7/27/06)
• “Iraq’s Oil Industry … Suffered During The 1990s
“Iraqis Are Now In The Lead In Diyala Province.” (Bill When The Country Under Saddam Hussein Did
Crawford, “Progress Report,” National Review, 7/25/06) Not Have Access To State-Of-The-Art
There Are Currently More Than 269,000 Trained And Technology Or Engineering Know-How.” (H. Josef
Hebert, “More Iraqi Oil Production Predicted,” The Associated
Equipped Iraqi Security Forces. (State Department Website, Press, 7/26/06)
www.state.gov, Accessed 7/25/06)

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