Category Archives: Iraq

Partition IV

Have written about partition here, here and here. From Paul Mason, Timelines: The Iraq War (2010): Iraq and Kuwait, 1930s-1991 March 3, 1991 Iraq surrenders to UN coalition forces. The Kurds 1978-1997 March 1991 Uprisings against Saddam in Iraqi Kurdistan … Continue reading

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In the line II

Further on “In the line“, from Philippe Debeusscher, “Allies cool to Bush call to strike Iraq”, Agence France Presse and Reuters, via National Post, September 7, 2002, p. A13: George W. Bush personally lobbied the leaders of Russia, China and … Continue reading

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In the line

From Philippe Debeusscher, “Allies cool to Bush call to strike Iraq”, Agence France Presse and Reuters, via National Post, September 7, 2002, p. A13: Only Tony Blair, Britain’s Prime Minister, has offered clear support for U.S. plans, and Mr. Blair … Continue reading

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More Sensitive War

From an article by Olivier Knox, then of Agence France-Presse, “Cheney mocks Kerry’s ‘sensitive war on terror’”, National Post, August 12, 2004, p. A12: Dick Cheney mocked John Kerry yesterday for vowing to wage a “more sensitive” war on terrorism, … Continue reading

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Already Gone II

Have previously written about how the 2003 invasion of Iraq involved little surprise. U.S. and British government minds seem to have been made up, long before. Found a Washington Post article by Robert Burns, “U.S., British Planes Bomb Iraq Sites“, … Continue reading

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Tradition

From James Kuhnhenn, Knight Ridder Newspapers, “U.S. Democrats accuse Bush of making Iraq issue political”. Toronto Star, September 26, 2002: A10: The congressional debate over waging war with Iraq lost its bipartisan lustre yesterday in a burst of anger from … Continue reading

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Already Gone

Make Iraq pay for war, U.S senator says Paul Koring, Washington The Globe and Mail, August 2, 2002, p. A9 Rebuilding a post-Hussein Iraq as a civil, democratic society could could hundreds of billions of dollars, take a decade and … Continue reading

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