Monday, July 23, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Jul 23

1986 US briefing said that Iraq might need more US help because facing setbacks
            in Iran-Iraq War
1987 Iraq For Min Aziz wrote UN saying Iraq welcomed ceasefire proposal UN Res
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Anthony Tucker-Jones on Iran-Iraq War)
(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq review Iran-Iraq War, The Lion of Babylon, 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War)
2002 Blair cabinet meeting John Scarlett head of Joint Intel Com said Saddam could only be
            removed by invasion
2002 Blair cabinet meeting Sir Dearlove head of MI6 said Washington decided war was
inevitable Bush wanted to justify invasion via terrorism and WMD Said that intelligence and facts were being used to justify invasion
2002 Blair’s foreign policy adviser said Iraq was fourth most dangerous country with
            WMD behind North Korea Iran and Libya
2003 Bush said deaths of Qusay and Uday Hussein showed that the old regime was gone
            and would not return
2003 US released photos of Uday and Qusay to prove they were killed in face of Iraqi
            rumors they were alive
2003 Bremer said only matter of time before Saddam was captured
2008 Kurdish List got Pres Talabani to veto draft provincial election law that
            included equal division of power in Kirkuk
(Musings On Iraq article on veto of election law)
2012 ISI carried out 30 car bombs and other attacks across 20 cities as part of new
            Breaking Walls Campaign that killed more than 115

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