• 2001
  • There was fragmentary intelligence gathered in late 2001 and early 2002 on the allegations of Saddam's efforts to obtain additional raw uranium from Africa, beyond the 550 metric tons already in Iraq. (globalsecurity.org)
  • The NIE states: "A foreign government service reported that as of early 2001, Niger planned to send several tons of pure "uranium" (probably yellowcake) to Iraq. (globalsecurity.org)
  • As of early 2001, Niger and Iraq reportedly were still working out the arrangements for this deal, which could be for up to 500 tons of yellowcake. (globalsecurity.org)
  • The rationale for the Iraq War (i.e. the 2003 invasion of Iraq and subsequent hostilities) has been a contentious issue since the Bush administration began actively pressing for military intervention in Iraq in late 2001. (wikipedia.org)
  • Throughout late 2001, 2002, and early 2003, the Bush Administration worked to build a case for invading Iraq, culminating in then Secretary of State Colin Powell's February 2003 address to the Security Council. (wikipedia.org)
  • Democrats
  • Later Wednesday a congressional committee considers a resolution by opposition Democrats seeking information from the Bush administration, amid more heated debate across the political spectrum over the war in Iraq and the issue of treatment of terrorist suspects. (voanews.com)
  • A resolution before the Republican-controlled House International Relations Committee marks the latest attempt by Democrats to intensify debate over Iraq pre-war intelligence. (voanews.com)
  • House Democrats have tried unsuccessfully to push through a number of resolutions relating to Iraq intelligence, and the CIA leak case only to have them voted down at the committee level. (voanews.com)
  • The organization drew attention to the attacks by MoveOn.org on Gen. David Petraeus, calling the group devoted to "defeat in Iraq" after MoveOn ran an ad full of factual inaccuracies in The New York Times referring to him as "General Betray Us", which was widely criticized by the media and both Republicans and Democrats. (wikipedia.org)
  • On November 17, 2010, Pelosi was elected as the Democratic Leader by House Democrats and therefore the Minority Leader in the Republican-controlled House for the 112th Congress. (wikipedia.org)

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  • Bush
  • MICA: We just heard more Bush bashing about accusations of torture in Iraq. (voanews.com)
  • WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush is warming up his veto muscles after the Senate passed a war funding bill Thursday that sets a deadline for withdrawal of U.S. combat forces from Iraq by next April. (cnn.com)
  • (historycommons.org)
  • She served as the House Minority Whip from 2002 to 2003, and was House Minority Leader from 2003 to 2007, holding the post during the 108th and 109th Congresses alongside President George W. Bush. (wikipedia.org)
  • Shortly after the invasion, the Central Intelligence Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency, and other intelligence agencies largely discredited evidence related to Iraqi weapons as well as links to Al-Qaeda, and at this point the Bush and Blair Administrations began to shift to secondary rationales for the war, such as the Hussein government's human rights record and promoting democracy in Iraq. (wikipedia.org)
  • Iraq war critics such as former weapons inspector Scott Ritter claimed that these sanctions and weapons inspections policies, supported by both the Bush and Clinton administrations, were actually intended to foster regime change in Iraq. (wikipedia.org)
  • Iraqi
  • It seeks documents and other records involving the White House Iraq Group, comprising officials who were the driving force behind President Bush's determination to remove [former Iraqi dictator] Saddam Hussein. (voanews.com)
  • The Iraq Freedom Congress (or Iraqi Freedom Congress, IFC) is a libertarian socialist, progressive, democratic, and secularist group. (wikipedia.org)
  • In recent months, in the face of tough enemies and the brutal summer heat of Iraq, Coalition and Iraqi Security Forces have achieved progress in the security arena. (wikisource.org)
  • One reason for the decline in incidents is that Coalition and Iraqi forces have dealt significant blows to Al Qaeda-Iraq. (wikisource.org)
  • Coalition and Iraqi operations have helped reduce ethno-sectarian violence, as well, bringing down the number of ethno-sectarian deaths substantially in Baghdad and across Iraq since the height of the sectarian violence last December. (wikisource.org)
  • The Report to Congress on the Situation in Iraq (sometimes referred to as the Petraeus Report) was a two-part report released on September 10, 2007 by General of the Multinational force in Iraq David H. Petraeus and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker on progress by the Iraqi government in the ongoing Iraq War. (wikipedia.org)
  • Zaab Sethna of the Iraqi National Congress (INC) arranges for Iraqi defector Adnan Ihsan Saeed al-Haideri to be interviewed by Judith Miller of the New York Times. (historycommons.org)
  • Iraqi National Congress logo. (historycommons.org)
  • [Source: Iraqi National Congress] Over a period of four years, the CIA's Iraq Operation Group provides the Iraqi National Congress (INC) with $100 million, which the organization uses to set up training camps and propaganda operations in Northern Iraq. (historycommons.org)
  • After founding the Iraqi National Congress (INC), Ahmed Chalabi approaches the CIA for help in overthrowing Saddam Hussein. (historycommons.org)
  • The same former official also said that in June 1999 a businessman approached him and insisted that the former official meet with an Iraqi delegation to discuss "expanding commercial relations" between Iraq and Niger. (globalsecurity.org)
  • Thus, the majority of today's Iraqi Turkmen are the descendants of the Ottoman soldiers, traders and civil servants who were brought into Iraq during the rule of the Ottoman Empire. (wikipedia.org)
  • The U.S. led the effort for "the redirection of former Iraqi weapons of mass destruction (WMD) scientists, technicians and engineers to civilian employment and discourage emigration of this community from Iraq. (wikipedia.org)
  • The U.S. and the United Nations maintained a policy of "containment" towards Iraq, which involved economic sanctions, Iraqi no-fly zones enforced by the United States, United Kingdom, and France (until ending its no-fly zone operations in 1998) and ongoing inspections of Iraqi weapons programs. (wikipedia.org)
  • Two weeks after the CIA informed the White House and other departments that evidence of an Iraqi attempt to purchase Nigerien uranium is scanty (see March 8, 2002 ), Vice President Dick Cheney appears on CNN to assert the opposite: that Iraq is actively pursuing nuclear weapons. (historycommons.org)
  • uranium
  • According to Perle, Hamza said that after the Israeli strikes against Iraq's Osirak reactor in 1981 (see June 7, 1981 ), Iraq built some 400 uranium enrichment facilities all over the country in order to protect its nuclear program from future attacks. (historycommons.org)
  • Because this report, in our view, did not resolve whether Iraq was or was not seeking uranium from abroad, it was given a normal and wide distribution, but we did not brief it to the President, Vice-President or other senior Administration officials. (globalsecurity.org)
  • In September and October 2002 before Senate Committees, senior intelligence officials in response to questions told members of Congress that we differed with the British dossier on the reliability of the uranium reporting. (globalsecurity.org)
  • These paragraphs also cited reports that Iraq began "vigorously trying to procure" more uranium from Niger and two other African countries, which would shorten the time Baghdad needed to produce nuclear weapons. (globalsecurity.org)
  • An examination of the events surrounding the US and British claims that Iraq tried to purchase 'yellowcake' uranium from Niger, and the outing of undercover CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson as part of an attempt to discredit her husband, war critic Joseph Wilson. (historycommons.org)

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  • troop
  • Candidates strongly favored the Iraq War troop surge of 2007, and disparaged opponents as defeatists who are inexperienced or unrealistic. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ron DeSantis of Florida was a judge advocate officer in the Navy who deployed to Iraq as a legal adviser during the 2007 troop surge. (thehawkeye.com)
  • As such, he recommended a gradual drawdown of U.S. forces in Iraq, with a goal of reaching pre-surge troop levels by July 2008. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ambassador
  • In December 2006, during the height of the ethno-sectarian violence that escalated in the wake of the bombing of the Golden Dome Mosque in Samarra, the leaders in Iraq at that time - General George Casey and Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad - concluded that the coalition was failing to achieve its objectives. (wikisource.org)
  • Robert Baer, a CIA officer who is also working in Iraq, later recalls: "He was like the American Ambassador to Iraq. (historycommons.org)
  • Members
  • The White House Iraq Group is now the subject of a resolution of inquiry that more and more members of the House [of Representatives] are signing on to, to get the documents to determine exactly how did we get to where we are today? (voanews.com)
  • Mr. Chairmen, Ranking Members, Members of the Committees, thank you for the opportunity to provide my assessment of the security situation in Iraq and to discuss the recommendations I recently provided to my chain of command for the way forward. (wikisource.org)
  • In the fall of 2002, my Deputy and I briefed hundreds of members of Congress on Iraq. (globalsecurity.org)
  • All fifteen members of the Security Council agreed to give Iraq a final opportunity to comply with its obligations and disarm or face the serious consequences of failing to disarm. (wikipedia.org)
  • Soldiers who used them, and some members of Congress visiting Iraq favored them over other mine protected vehicles. (wikipedia.org)
  • democratic
  • Though Crocker acknowledged slow political progress in many areas, and a lack of progress on many important pieces of legislation, he argued that, "a secure, stable democratic Iraq at peace with its neighbors is attainable. (wikipedia.org)
  • Iran
  • And it looks as if the White House is preparing options to mitigate a failure in Iraq and contain Iran. (nypost.com)
  • candidates
  • They hoped his presidential bid can help candidates for Congress achieve victory on his coattails. (wikipedia.org)
  • The array of candidates put forward by the group includes soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marine officers and enlisted personnel who served in the war in Iraq. (wikipedia.org)
  • narrative
  • The fact-checking group wrote: "For all the gifts Mandel has, from his compelling personal narrative as an Iraq war veteran to a well-oiled fundraising machine, whoppers are fast becoming a calling card of his candidacy. (wikipedia.org)
  • propaganda
  • Peace marches and rallies by tens of millions all over the world, with over 8 million in Europe alone, spread over 500 cities and towns in 60 countries was a slap on the face of media machines unleashed by USA and UK in its propaganda wars against Iraq. (saag.org)
  • military
  • We are not going to be in a world where a significant plurality of people spent some time in the military, so to have 16 men and women who fought in this current Congress is incredibly significant. (thehawkeye.com)
  • We must give the plan for winning the military component of the war in Iraq a real chance to succeed,' said McConnell, R-Kentucky. (cnn.com)
  • conflict
  • Having provided that summary, I would like to review the nature of the conflict in Iraq, recall the situation before the surge, describe the current situation, and explain the recommendations I have provided to my chain of command for the way ahead in Iraq. (wikisource.org)
  • The fundamental source of the conflict in Iraq is competition among ethnic and sectarian communities for power and resources. (wikisource.org)
  • organization
  • A main objective of the organization is to counter what they feel is the "often misleading and biased reporting" on Iraq. (wikipedia.org)
  • While the organization typically avoids discussing the justifications leading up to the war, it pointed to what it viewed as American successes in Iraq. (wikipedia.org)
  • forces
  • In June 2014, however, U.S. forces were reinstated in Iraq due to the escalation of instability in the region and as of June 2015, the number of American ground troops totaled to 3,550. (wikipedia.org)
  • gave
  • However, the onset of events in Iraq gave new life to the ASV program as HMMWVs proved vulnerable to attacks and a large source of casualties. (wikipedia.org)
  • policy
  • U.S. policy shifted in 1998 when the United States Congress passed and President Bill Clinton signed the "Iraq Liberation Act" after Iraq terminated its cooperation with U.N. weapons inspectors the preceding August. (wikipedia.org)
  • strategic
  • After Gen. Eric Shinseki was sidelined for insisting on a professional approach to Iraq, Army generals did plenty of fine tactical and operational work - but they never produced a strategic vision for the greater Middle East. (nypost.com)
  • nuclear
  • An unclassified CIA White Paper in October made no mention of the issue, again because it was not fundamental to the judgment that Iraq was reconstituting its nuclear weapons program, and because we had questions about some of the reporting. (globalsecurity.org)
  • Cheney says that Iraq "has chemical weapons… has biological weapons… [and is] pursuing nuclear weapons. (historycommons.org)
  • Security
  • Though the improvements have been uneven across Iraq, the overall number of security incidents in Iraq has declined in 8 of the past 12 weeks, with the numbers of incidents in the last two weeks at the lowest levels seen since June 2006. (wikisource.org)
  • This chart shows the security challenges in Iraq. (wikisource.org)
  • In 2002, the UN Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 1441 demanding that Iraq "comply with its disarmament obligations" and allow weapons inspections. (wikipedia.org)
  • While in Iraq, Lalor's unit participated in security and humanitarian operations in the city of Nasiriyah, located along the Euphrates River in southern Iraq. (wikipedia.org)
  • post
  • The Congress was formed in March 2005 by labor groups, women's groups, students, and neighborhood groups concerned about sectarian violence, Ba'athism, Islamism, and nationalism, as well as the post-war occupation. (wikipedia.org)
  • former
  • He works in the defense industry, and is a former social studies teacher, and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Iraq War. (wikipedia.org)
  • time
  • Beyond that, while noting that the situation in Iraq remains complex, difficult, and sometimes downright frustrating, I also believe that it is possible to achieve our objectives in Iraq over time, though doing so will be neither quick nor easy. (wikisource.org)
  • Chalabi spends much of his time in Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq. (historycommons.org)