13
Dez
2005

Iraq: 1000 Days of War - 1000 days of getting it wrong

A country dragged through Shock and Awe, insurrection and democracy.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/121305L.shtml

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1000 days of getting it wrong

CounterPunch
by Patrick Cockburn

12/13/05

Iraqis expected much from the fall of Saddam Hussein. They had endured 23 years of war and sanctions. The Iraqi armed forces, even supposedly elite units like the Special Republican Guard, simply packed up and went home. Nobody wanted to die for the old regime. Instead they hoped to enjoy the fruits of their oil wealth for the first time and begin to live like Kuwaitis or Saudis. Instead the US installed a colonial regime. Iraqis were marginalized and their opinions ignored. Iraqi professionals with PhDs and fluent in several languages found themselves being ordered about by young Americans whose only qualification was links to the Republican party...

http://www.counterpunch.org/patrick12132005.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp
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