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Publisher: Spiegel Online

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7 Dec 2010

Blinkered View of Iraq: Diplomats Were Misled by Saddam’s ‘Cordial’ Manner

Did one clumsy statement by the US ambassador in Iraq trigger the first Gulf War? The leaked US cables show diplomats failed to pick up signs that Saddam Hussein was preparing to invade Kuwait, and that they painted his regime in a consistently favorable light in the years leading up to the conflict.
Did one clumsy statement by the US ambassador in Iraq trigger the first Gulf War? The leaked US cables show diplomats...

Publisher: Spiegel Online

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7 Dec 2010

US Involvement in Iraq: A Lot of Blood for Little Oil

Contrary to what many people believe, the Iraq war provided few advantages for the US oil industry. The diplomatic cables show that, in most cases, it was competitors to the Americans who often did better in the country. Only one US company truly profited: Halliburton.
Contrary to what many people believe, the Iraq war provided few advantages for the US oil industry. The diplomatic...
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Publisher: Spiegel Online

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6 Dec 2010

At Sea in the Desert: US Diplomats Bewildered and Bamboozled in Baghdad

Roughly 5,500 classified cables from the US Embassy in Baghdad paint a grim picture of why America's stunning military victory over Iraq devolved into disaster: The Americans allowed themselves to get entangled in the Sunni-Shiite conflict while being systematically outmaneuvered by the Iranians.
Roughly 5,500 classified cables from the US Embassy in Baghdad paint a grim picture of why America's stunning military...
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