Friday, December 14, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Dec 14

1927 Agreement made over new Anglo-Iraq Treaty Wasn’t signed due to Iraqi complaints
1983 State Dept memo said that major setback for Iraq would be strategic defeat for West
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Anthony Tucker-Jones on Iran-Iraq War)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War, The Lion of Babylon, 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Iran-Iraq War)
1998 WashPost report US went over multiple drafts with head UN inspector Butler before he
submitted report to Security Council
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
2001 Sheikh on Iraqi state TV read poem to Saddam praising 9/11 attack
2001 DIA report Iraq had 100 tons of WMD agents and munitions Could produce WMD Didn’t
know if happening but could be on small scale
2002 Iraqi opposition meeting in London Came up with 65 member committee but marked by
general disunity
2002 Pentagon report on postwar Iraq warned that US could win the war and lose the peace Warned
there would be no Iraqi govt after invasion so there would be chaos in country Said that US was only planning for war and not postwar Iraq Said Iraq’s economy was a wreck, and that US should not dismiss military or carry out extensive deBaathification because could fracture Iraq
2003 Bremer announced US had captured Saddam
2004 Bush gave fmr CIA Dir Tenet fmr CPA head Bremer and fmr CENTCOM cmdr Gen Franks
Presidential Medal of Freedom
2005 Bush admitted that US used faulty intelligence on Iraq but said war still justified to remove
2005 Kurdistan Islamic Union candidate said KDP was attacking party for withdrawing from
Kurdish list
2006 Iraq think tank public opinion poll 95% believed security in Iraq worse than 2003 66% said
violence would decline if US forces left 38% were not confident in PM Maliki to improve Iraq Almost 90% said govt did poor job in fulfilling promises
2008 Bush and Maliki signed Status of Forces Agreement 
2008 During signing ceremony for SOFA in Baghdad reporter threw his shoes at Bush and Maliki

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