Sunday, June 23, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 23

1991 US Gen said in opening day of bombing during Gulf War US tried to kill Saddam
1996 Iyad Allawi interviewed in WashPost saying Iraqi National Accord supported a military uprising in
Iraq
2003 Oil Ministry made first foreign oil sale to Turkish company since invasion
2003 Official US found more evidence since Iraq invasion to prove Iraq-Al Qaeda ties
2003 US defense official complained to press Iraq-Al Qaeda ties were based on politics before war not based
on intelligence
2003 Bush at NSC meeting asked why US wasn’t pushing elections in Iraq and maybe they should come
before writing constitution
2003 Cheney chief of staff Libby told NYTimes reporter Miller Fmr Amb Wilson’s wife worked at CIA in
retaliation against Wilson Implied Wilson’s wife set up her husband’s trip to Niger
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2003 Cheney chief of staff Libby complained that CIA was selectively leaking info to press to lesson its role
in claims about Iraq’s WMD
2004 Pentagon report said only 6% of Iraqi police had finished training Said ISF lacked equipment
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Jerry Burke police and Interior Min adviser on how US failed to develop the Iraqi police)
2004 Report were two waves of foreign fighters to Iraq one before and one after 2003 invasion
2004 Report cooperation between Baathist and jihadist insurgents in Iraq and international terror
networks including Al Qaeda
2004 DepDefSec Wolfowitz said what was going on in Iraq was not an insurgency Said it was former
regime elements who didn't want to give up
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)
2004 US delivered $1.4 bil in cash to KRG for administration Went unaccounted for
2005 15 Sunnis and 1 Sabean added to constitutional drafting committee and 10 more Sunnis as advisers
(Musings On Iraq interview with constitutional scholar Zaid al-Ali on Iraq’s constitution)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq From War To A New Authoritarianism)
2006 US Iraq Cmdr Gen Casey briefed Bush on withdrawal plan Bush approved
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
2008 Report govt came up with new displaced program to force squatters out of homes and make them
return to their original areas Were 2.7 mil displaced and 2.5 mil refugees
(Musings On Iraq article on govt’s new displaced program)
(Musings On Iraq book review Children of War, Voices Of Iraqi Refugees)
2013 Parliament amended 2008 Provincial Powers Law but not implemented
2014 ISIS held large military parade in Mosul after city fell
2014 Fighting between ISIS and Hawija Brigades in Hawija, Kirkuk for control
2014 Jihad and Reform Front agreed to work with ISIS in summer offensive Said tribal revolutionaries
would sweep over Anbar
2014 Albu Mahal tribe surrendered Qaim Anbar to ISIS
(Musings On Iraq article on Albu Mahal tribe)
(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Western Front Is Anbar Next To Fall?)

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