Tag Archives: Theocracy

It Matters: The Individual Mandate

It appears that, barring some action by the Courts, the Republican Tax “Reform” will become law. While there is much to criticize about this bill, including the massive transfer of wealth from the middle and working class to the rich, … Continue reading

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Repeal of the Affordable Care Act: The Issue Is Not Cost

“Those who need care most often get care least. And even when the poor do get service, it is often second rate…This situation will be corrected only when the poor have sufficient purchasing power to enter the medical marketplace on … Continue reading

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DEVELOPMENT OF UK STRATEGY AND OPTIONS, SEPTEMBER 2000 TO SEPTEMBER 2001

SECTION 1.2 DEVELOPMENT OF UK STRATEGY AND OPTIONS, SEPTEMBER 2000 TO SEPTEMBER 2001 Contents Introduction ……………………………………………………………………………………………..188 Before September 2000 ……………………………………………………………………………….188 Review of the UK’s strategy on Iraq, autumn 2000 ……………………………………………..192 JIC Assessment, 1 November 2000: ‘Iraq: Prospects for Co-operation’ …………………….197 … Continue reading

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DEVELOPMENT OF UK STRATEGY AND OPTIONS, 1 FEBRUARY TO 7 MARCH 2003

SECTION 3.7 DEVELOPMENT OF UK STRATEGY AND OPTIONS, 1 FEBRUARY TO 7 MARCH 2003 Contents Introduction and key findings ……………………………………………………………………….179 1 to 13 February 2003 …………………………………………………………………………………..181 Parliamentary debates on Iraq, 3 February 2003 …………………………………………………181 3 and 4 February 2003 …………………………………………………………………………………185 … Continue reading

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IRAQ WMD ASSESSMENTS, PRE-JULY 2002

  SECTION 4.1 IRAQ WMD ASSESSMENTS, PRE-JULY 2002 Contents Introduction and key findings ………………………………………………………………………….8 The UK’s assessment of Iraq’s WMD capabilities pre-9/11 ……………………………………….9 The legacy of the 1990s …………………………………………………………………………………..9 The UK’s assessment of Iraq’s WMD 2000 to 2001 ……………………………………………….12 JIC … Continue reading

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THE INVASION

SECTION 8 THE INVASION The Report of the Iraq Inquiry 2 The transition to post-conflict operations ……………………………………………………….. 90 Phase IV military planning papers ………………………………………………………………….. 90 The relationship between the UK military and ORHA …………………………………………. 102 Extension of the UK AO … Continue reading

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MAY 2008 TO OCTOBER 2009

SECTION 9.7 MAY 2008 TO OCTOBER 2009 Contents Introduction………………………………………………………………………………………………382 May 2008………………………………………………………………………………………………….382 June 2008………………………………………………………………………………………………….391 July 2008…………………………………………………………………………………………………..398 August 2008………………………………………………………………………………………………408 September 2008………………………………………………………………………………………….411 October 2008……………………………………………………………………………………………..417 November 2008………………………………………………………………………………………….421 December 2008………………………………………………………………………………………….424 January 2009……………………………………………………………………………………………..434 February 2009……………………………………………………………………………………………437 March 2009………………………………………………………………………………………………443 April 2009………………………………………………………………………………………………..448 May 2009…………………………………………………………………………………………………450 June 2009…………………………………………………………………………………………………455 July 2009…………………………………………………………………………………………………457 August … Continue reading

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CONCLUSIONS: THE POST-CONFLICT PERIOD

SECTION 9.8 CONCLUSIONS: THE POST-CONFLICT PERIOD The Report of the Iraq Inquiry 470 Introduction and key findings 1. This Section addresses conclusions in relation to evidence of the UK’s role after the conflict in Iraq, including: • the development of … Continue reading

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Owning our Shit (or: Hilary Didn’t Let Us Down, We Failed Her)

Gentle Reader – Adrian says what I have been thinking better than I. How could we ? Stay home ? Not vote ? Carp about Hilary’s flaws ? Complain about her changing positions ? (don’t serious people change their positions … Continue reading

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RECONSTRUCTION: MARCH 2003 TO JUNE 2004

FORMATTING IN PROGRESS SECTION 10.1 RECONSTRUCTION: MARCH 2003 TO JUNE 2004 Contents Introduction…………………………………………………………………………………………………………3 UK post-conflict objectives and planning assumption……………………………………………4 Humanitarian assistance…………………………………………………………………………………7 Coalition-building……………………………………………………………………………………….18 Post-conflict reconstruction and ORHA……………………………………………………………..22 Responsibility for reconstruction…………………………………………………………………….22 UK concerns over participation in ORHA…………………………………………………………28 Decisions to increase UK support … Continue reading

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