Domestic news about Iraq
Average household incomes have soared by 60 percent in the last 20 months (to $263 a month), 70 percent of Iraqis rate their own economic situation positively, and consumer goods are sweeping the country. In early 2004, 6 percent of Iraqi households had cell phones; now it's 62 percent. Ownership of satellite dishes has nearly tripled, and many more families now own air conditioners (58 percent, up from 44 percent), cars, washing machines and kitchen appliances. MORE HERE
To this point in time; when the American Army provides real security to a country that has been foundering, good things happen. Capitalism flowers and people have a chance to make changes in their material wealth if not their spiritual wealth.
It is interesting that a 60% growth in household incomes translates into $263 a month. Ya know what? That’s still not very much money.
Then what about the popularity of cell phones; from 6% to 60% plus. I wonder how this phenomenon is explained sociologically. EVERYBODY has to have a cell phone. Oh Well.
Anyhow, may Iraq experience real freedom including the freedom to know and worship the ONE living God.