Tuesday, September 5, 2017

This Day In Iraqi History – Sep 5

1965 Imam Khomeini arrived in Najaf from Turkey spending next 13 years there
1990 Saddam called for overthrowing Saudi and Egyptian govts for their opposition to
            Kuwait invasion
1993 Ahmad al-Samarraie became premier of Iraq
2002 Blair officials met over draft of WMD dossier Said Iraq had capability to
            produce WMD Not sure it had made any
2002 Blair officials discussed WMD dossier Said Iraq had nuclear program but couldn't
            make weapon with sanctions
2002 Powell called CENTCOM Cmdr Gen Franks saying he was worried not enough
            troops planned for invasion
2002 Gen Franks told Powell thanks for the advice but US military different from
            when he served
2006 Bush speech said US had to stay the course in Iraq or would regret it later
2009 500 demonstrated in Hawija against joint Iraq-Peshmerga-U.S. patrols in town
Said only army should be doing security in district
2014 Germany sent first shipment of military supplies to Peshmerga

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