Thursday, December 20, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Dec 20


1983 Reagan envoy to Middle East Rumsfeld met with Saddam as part of new US policy to
back Iraq in Iran-Iraq War
2001 NYT article with Iraqi defector Haideri provided by INC claimed he went to 20 WMD sites
Haideri’s claims used in CIA DIA and White House reports Later found to be unreliable by US intel May 02 labeled fabricator by DIA
2002 IAEA inspectors said Tuwaitha facility involved in civilian nuclear research not involved in
weapons program
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
2002 CIA blocked UN Amb to UN Negroponte mentioning Iraq-Niger uranium deal in speech to
Security Council
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2004 Bush said he expected violence to increase before Jan 05 elections
2006 US military turned over 3rd province to Iraqi forces, Najaf
2011 VP Hashemi gave TV speech from Irbil denying terrorism charges against him
(Musings On Iraq article on charges against VP Hashemi)

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