Saturday, June 23, 2018

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)
2004 Report were two waves of foreign fighters to Iraq one before and one after 2003
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
2005 15 Sunnis and 1 Sabean added to constitutional drafting committee and 10 more
            Sunnis as advisers
2006 US Iraq Cmdr Gen Casey briefed Bush on withdrawal plan Bush approved
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
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

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