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Post-war Aftermath


Project: History of US Interventions

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April 2003

       Kurdish leaders raise concerns that the US is abandoning plans to introduce democracy in Iraq after the war. [Independent article; Article; Article]

April 2003

       The occupying US forces fail to prevent the looting of the Iraqi national museum, as well as numerous schools, universities, hospitals, Baghdad's communications centre, nuclear materials etc. The only ministry building saved from looting and plundering by the US forces is the ministry of oil. [Daily Telegraph article; Article; Article; Article; Article; Article; Article]

June 2003

       Occupation forces move to halt elections throughout Iraq (preferring to install their own handpicked mayors and administrators). [Washington Post article; Article; Article; Article]

June 2003

       The World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNICEF are fighting a growing number of cases of water-borne diseases as a result of continuing lack of clean drinking water and adequate sewage facilities in Iraq. [Article; Article; Article; Article; Article]

September 21, 2003

       The US institutes wide-ranging free-market reforms in Iraq which allow full foreign ownership in every sector except oil (the oil remaining under US control). [Washington Post article; Article]

Oct 2003

       The occupation authority makes preparations to dismantle the food distribution system which under Saddam gave free rations of flour, rice, cooking oil and other staples to every Iraqi.

Described by the UN as the world's most efficient food network, the system still keeps Iraqis from going hungry. But the US civilian administrator of Iraq, Paul Bremer, views it as a dangerous socialist anachronism. The coalition provisional authority (CPA) is planning to abolish it in January, despite warnings from its own technical experts that this could lead to hunger and riots. [Guardian article; Article; Article; Article]


Oct 2003

       Christian Aid reports that $4 billion of a total of $5 billion in oil revenues and other funds from Iraq have 'disappeared' in bank accounts in the hands of the US-led occupation authority. [Christian Aid report; Article; Article; Article; Article; Article; Article]

October 2003

       The US seeks help from the UN in Iraq, however refuses to make the main concessions demanded by other countries - ceding control in Iraq, and moving quicker towards handing power in Iraq over to the Iraqis. [USA Today article; Article; Article; Article]

Dec 2003

       America objects to the idea of holding elections in Iraq, using as basis the absence of a census and list of voters. However the Iraqis point out the UN food for oil program's food distribution lists provide an adequate list, and when the Iraqis come up with a plan for a census the Americans veto the idea. America also site the lack of a constitution as an excuse, conveniently ignoring the serviceable pre-Saddam constitution which should suffice [Article; Article]


       This web-blog provides a good up-to-date account of events as they are unfolding in the occupation of Iraq. [Web-Blog; Article]

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