Wednesday, December 5, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Dec 5


1940 US Amb to Iraq sent note to PM Gaylani saying he was worried about direction of Iraq-
English relations because of Gaylani’s overtures to the Axis
(Musings On Iraq book review of Persian Gulf Command, A History of the Second World War In Iran and Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review of Rashid Ali al-Gailani, The National Movement in Iraq 1939-1941)
1985 Lebanon’s Al Safr paper published petition saying 500 Iraqi writer and intellectuals had been
interrogated and tortured to conform to govt
2000 UN Res 1330 renewed Oil for Food Program
2002 White House spokesman said Bush and Rumsfeld wouldn't claim Iraq had WMD if it wasn't
true
2002 Rumsfeld aid Herbits said he was taking over postwar Iraq planning because it was a mess
UnderSecDef Feith’s office was supposed to do postwar Iraq planning Herbits said he was screwing up
2002 Report Tuwaitha nuclear facility showed no signs of involvement in weapons program
2003 Pentagon banned France Germany Russia and other countries that opposed war from bidding
on reconstruction projects in Iraq
2003 US Air Force intel report Iran greatest threat to long term US influence in Iraq
2004 Suicide car bomb hit police station at main gate to Green Zone killed 7 wounded 50
2005 Report US forces trying new Clear Hold Build in Husaiba Anbar Iraqis seemed disorganized
leaving US to do most things
2006 PM Maliki said he was sending envoys to regional countries to discuss conference on Iraq
            US Abdul Hakim and Pres Talabani all rejected idea Nothing came of it

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