Monday, October 9, 2017

This Day In Iraqi History – Oct 9

1969 Baath announced language and cultural concessions to Kurds as part
            of talks with Mullah Mustafa Barzani
1970 Tikriti removed as VP under Pres Bakr and retired from army Made Amb to
            Spain to get him out of country
2002 Bush told CENTCOM Cmdr Gen Franks he was not happy with Iraq war plan
2002 CIA Dir Tenet told Senate Intel Comm Iraq would only use WMD if regime
            was threatened
2002 Italian reporter gave US Embassy in Rome copies of documents on
            alleged Iraq-Niger uranium deal Were found to be fakes
2002 Ex-CIA agents complained to press that Bush admin using slanted intel to make
            case against Iraq
2003 Bush speech said Iraq doing better than most Americans thought & world better
            off without Saddam
2003 US forces raided Sadr office in Baghdad Got into gunfight with Mahdi Army
2003 Zarqawi hit Sadr City police station with suicide car bomb killing 10
2003 Spanish diplomat in Iraq assassinated
2003 Bush gave NatSecAdv Rice oversight of reconstruction program Congress then
            barred Rice from that duty
2006 Mujahedeen Shura Council announced Mutayibeen Coalition to unite insurgents
            and tribes
2015 Protests in Baghdad Babil Karbala Najaf Qadisiyah Muthanna Dhi Qar Maysan
            Wasit Basra Diyala for reform

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