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When was the country of Iraq founded?

There was no country of Iraq until it was created by the British in 1920. The modern state of Iraq was created out of the three provinces controlled by the Ottoman Turks, Basra, Mosul, and Baghdad.


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Real life game of monopoly

By portraying bogus intelligence as fact and by inventing a relationship between al-qaeda and Saddam Hussein, Cheney, Bush (& Rumsfeld) led the charge into Iraq.

Since then Cheney's company Halliburton has gotten over 10 billion dollars in contracts from the Iraq war despite the fact that audits have shown they have repeatedly stolen and overcharged the US government and even instituted accounting methods designed to make funds disappear...

The Carlyle Group is a privately-owned equity firm organized and run by former members of the Reagan and Bush Sr. administrations. Carlyle could lay claim to only a meager $12 billion in funds in December of 2001. Carlyle's profits skyrocketed after the invasion and occupation of Iraq. Currently, Carlyle manages more than $44 billion in 42 different investment funds. http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/111406R.shtml

Reference: http://www.halliburtonwatch.org/news/audits.html

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A tough-love story about karma

Iraqi terrorist, Khay Rahnajet, didn't pay enough postage on a letter bomb. It came back with "return to sender" stamped on it. Forgetting it was the bomb, he opened it and was blown to bits.

Reference: Bizzare News

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What country is believed to be the birthplace of writing?

The capital city, Baghdad, is in the center-east. Iraq's rich history dates back to ancient Mesopotamia. The region between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers is identified as the cradle of civilization and the birthplace of writing.

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq

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