Thursday, September 14, 2017

This Day In Iraqi History – Sep 14


1980 Iran’s Chief of Staff of military said it no longer abided by 1975 Algiers
            Agreement with Iraq over Shatt al-Arab border
2001 Fmr CIA Dir Woolsey said Saddam could be working with Al Qaeda
2001 Bush told Blair that there might be an Iraq-Al Qaeda connection
2002 Bush said Iraq had scientists infrastructure and buying equipment to enrich
            uranium to build nuclear bomb in a year
2003 Cheney said that Iraq had WMD and relationship with Al Qaeda dating back to
            90s
2003 Cheney said what US found since invasion proved Iraq had WMD capabilities
2003 Cheney said if Iraq had gotten fissile material it could have built a nuclear bomb
            in months to a year
2003 Cheney claimed that 9/11 hijacker Atta met with Iraqi intelligence in Prague in
            2001
2003 Cheney said Iraq involved in 1993 World Trade Center bombing
2003 Cheney said democracy in Iraq would be blow against base of anti-western
            terrorism in the world
2003 Cheney said US didn’t need more troops in Iraq and security improving
2003 Report Iraqi scientists said nuclear program scrapped in 90s during UN
            inspections
2003 Poll 52% of US respondents supported Bush’s Iraq policies down 23% since war
            ended
2004 Al Qaeda in Iraq car bomb hit Baghdad police station Killed 59 wounded almost
            100
2005 Baghdad bombings killed 150 and injured more than 500
2007 SecDef Gates said US could get down to 100,000 troops by end of 08 Petraeus
            complained too fast
2007 ISI claimed responsibility for killing Anbar Salvation Council head Sheikh
            Abu Risha
2012 New Baghdad-Irbil oil export/revenue sharing deal announced


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