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  Iraq Liberation Act - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-338) [1] (codified in a note to 22 USCS § 2151) is an United States Congressional statement of policy calling for regime change in Iraq.
The Act declared that it was the Policy of the United States to support "regime change." The Act was passed in the House [2] and Senate [3] and signed into law by the US President Bill Clinton on October 31, 1998.
This view is supported by the fact that the Act was cited as a basis of support in the Congressional Authorization for use of Military Force Against Iraq in October of 2002 (PUBLIC LAW 107–243—OCT. 16, 2002) [4].
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Iraq_Liberation_Act   (634 words)

 2003 Invasion of Iraq - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Post-invasion Iraq is plagued by violence caused from a mostly Sunni Muslim insurgency.
Iraq was subsequently marked by violent conflict between U.S.-led occupation of Iraq soldiers and forces described by the occupiers as insurgents.
The ongoing resistance in Iraq was concentrated in, but not limited to, an area referred to by Western media and the occupying forces as the Sunni triangle and Baghdad [44].
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/2003_invasion_of_Iraq   (8282 words)

 1960s Liberation Movement Womens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Liberation Movement in the United States, and focus specifically on the radical origins of this movement during the late 1960s...
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Liberation Movement - Duke Special Collections An examination of documents from the 1960s and 1970s with relevant subject categories regarding women of color and womens...
www.moifem.ca /index.php?C=1960s-liberation-movement-womens&T=0   (438 words)

 Clinton Signs Iraq Liberation Act
The central focus of Iraq News is the tension between the considerable, proscribed WMD capabilities that Iraq is holding on to and its increasing stridency that it has complied with UNSCR 687 and it is time to lift sanctions.
Iraq Opposition The conference agreement includes a provision proposed by the Senate that, notwithstanding any other provision of law, of the funds made available in this Act and any prior Acts making appropriations for foreign operations, not less than $8,000,000 shall be made available for assistance to the Iraqi democratic opposition.
INC WELCOMES IRAQ LIBERATION ACT INC Welcomes President Clinton's Signature of the Iraq Liberation Act London (October 31, 1998) Following is a statement by Ahmad Chalabi, President of the Executive Council of the Iraqi National Congress.
www.fas.org /news/iraq/1998/11/01/981101-in.htm   (1474 words)

 SFRC Hearing: Iraq Liberation Act Implementation - 6-28-00
And that clearly is the situation we are now in with respect to the Iraq Liberation Act and the repeated expression by the Congress in both houses, in support of the strategy for the liberation of Iraq very different from the strategy that now constitutes administration policy.
Southern Iraq is in a state of latent revolution, punctuated by increased armed rebellion against the regime.
The draining of the marshes in Iraq caused destruction both to the ecology, to the animal and feed stock as well as the fish, and the humans who are living there.
www.iraqwatch.org /government/US/HearingsPreparedstatements/sfrc-hearing-6-28-00.htm   (7197 words)

 Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 - SourceWatch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
On October 5, 1998, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4655, the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 (http://www.fcnl.org/issues/int/sup/iraq_liberation.htm)(PL 105-338), by an overwhelming majority.
Pressure to lift sanctions on Iraq is increasing--despite Iraq's seven years of refusal to comply with the terms of the Gulf War cease-fire.
The Iraq Liberation Act, October 31, 1998 (http://www.library.cornell.edu/colldev/mideast/libera.htm).
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Iraq_Liberation_Act_of_1998   (1836 words)

 Senate Unanimously Passes Iraq Liberation Act, Oct 7
NB: On Oct 5, the House passed the "Iraq Liberation Act of 1998" by an overwhelming majority [see "Iraq News" Oct 6] and the Senate passed it unanimously Oct 7.
Pressure to lift sanctions on Iraq is increasing-- despite Iraq's seven years of refusal to comply with the terms of the Gulf War cease-fire.
President, I am an original co-sponsor of HR 4655, the Iraq Liberation Act, for one simple reason; Saddam Hussein is a threat to the United States and a threat to our friends in the Middle East.
www.globalsecurity.org /wmd/library/news/iraq/1998/981009-in.htm   (1720 words)

 H.R. 4655 - Iraq Liberation Act of 1998
This Act may be cited as the `Iraq Liberation Act of 1998'.
SENSE OF It should be the policy of the United States to support efforts to remove the regime headed by Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq and to promote the emergence of a democratic government to replace that regime.
RULE OF Nothing in this Act shall be construed to authorize or otherwise speak to the use of United States Armed Forces (except as provided in section 4(a)(2)) in carrying out this Act.
www.iraqwatch.org /government/US/Legislation/ILA.htm   (1280 words)

 H.R.4655 Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 - Buzzlife Message Board
Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 - Declares that it should be the policy of the United States to seek to remove the Saddam Hussein regime from power in Iraq and to replace it with a democratic government.
My quarrel with the war was not predicated on the assumption that democracy was not possible for iraq, but rather that I knew it would be executed poorly, was based on lies, and would not achieve this goal.
Further, the point I was making was that you claim that the decision to go into Iraq, somehow became a pressing matter for Bush later in his term when he had been planning to do it all along 9/11 or not.
www.buzzlife.com /forums/showthread.php?t=44153   (1279 words)

 News Archives 1999
In accordance with Section 5 of P.L. 105-338, section 5 (a), the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 (hereafter referred to as "the Act") and of Section 634A of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, I am notifying the Congress of Iraqi opposition organizations proposed for designation under the Act.
The citizens of Halabja suffered terribly in the regime's 1988 chemical weapons attack on the city; as a result, IMIK is deeply committed to human rights for all Iraqis and encourages efforts to research and publicize the continuing effects of chemical weapons exposure.
It is committed to establishing a constitutional monarchy in Iraq with a parliament, multi-party elections and representative institutions open to all Iraqis.
www.iraqfoundation.org /news/1999/ajan/20_clintonre.html   (1351 words)

 Iraq Liberation Act   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
I categorically reject arguments that this is unattainable due to Iraq's history or its ethnic or sectarian make-up.
As required by the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for FY 1998 (Public Law 105-174), the Department of State submitted a report to the Congress on plans to establish a program to support the democratic opposition.
These include the maintenance of U.N. Security Council support efforts to eliminate Iraq's weapons and missile programs and economic sanctions that continue to deny the regime the means to reconstitute those threats to international peace and security.
www.library.cornell.edu /colldev/mideast/libera.htm   (479 words)

 Washingtonpost.com: Iraq Special Report
On both occasions, Clinton spoke of the Iraq Liberation Act as but one in a series of steps the administration is pursuing to support political opposition to Saddam Hussein's regime over the long term.
The other initiatives include Radio Free Iraq broadcasts into the country, a recent $8 million appropriation supporting development of opposition groups, and a political truce brokered in September by Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright between the two largest Kurdish opposition groups in northern Iraq.
Part of what makes Clinton's vow to "implement" the Iraq Liberation Act so ambiguous is the act itself, which authorizes the president to provide $97 million in training, weapons, supplies and other materiel to Iraqi opposition groups -- but does not require him to do so.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/inatl/longterm/iraq/stories/iraq111698b.htm   (799 words)

He deplored the slow pace of implementation of the Iraq Liberation Act, and urged: "Either Saddam is a long term threat, or he is not.
Inside Iraq, he is continuously challenged by the Iraqi people—united in their hatred of his tyranny.
If he is overthrown, Iraq can become the peaceful and prosperous country which is in the interest of its people, the region, and the world.
www.iraqfoundation.org /forum/events/2000/fjun/29_hearing.html   (1604 words)

 The Flying-Monkey Right Blog (http://thepoliticalinsight.blogspot.com): The Iraq Liberation Act   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It was the first time in U.S. history that it became the official foreign policy of the U.S. to overthrow a country that had not attacked the U.S. This Act meant to reward those opposed to Saddam's Iraq, and punish his allies.
What is significant about this Act, is that it was the first step in legitimizing the removal of Saddam.
Three years later, in the resolution authorizing George W. Bush to use military force against Saddam, almost half of the wording from the Iraq Liberation Act was included in the use of force legislation.
thepoliticalinsight.blogspot.com /2005/11/iraq-liberation-act.html   (371 words)

 UNSCOM, Iraq Liberation Act
But in an article entitled, "Iraq Submits to Annan Queries that could Torpedo Comprehensive Review," Al Hayat's UN correspondent, Raghida Dirgham, reported, Oct 23, "Sources, which are acquainted with the Iraqi position, believe that it is impossible for the secretary general to implement some of these demands.
That is also the view of "Iraq News." Indeed, as I explained at AEI's Oct 14 conference, "Rethinking the Middle East," a serious misunderstanding regarding the Iraq threat arose in the seven long years since the Gulf war.
We believe that these acts are not isolated, individual incidents, but are part of the relationship between the UNSCOM and some IAEA quarters on the one hand and anti-Iraq quarters on the other.
www.fas.org /news/iraq/1998/10/981026-in.htm   (3064 words)

 IRAQ LIBERATION ACT WITH PEACE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This is from the speech McCain gave on invading Iraq.
It should be the policy of the United States to support efforts to remove the regime headed by Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq and to promote the emergence of a democratic government to replace that regime.
Nothing in this Act shall be construed to authorize or otherwise speak to the use of United States Armed Forces (except as provided in section 4(a)(2)) in carrying out this Act.
journals.aol.com /namguardianangel/media/entries/1456   (1761 words)

 AEI - Short Publications   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
And while we were received in Iraq as liberators in the days following the collapse of Saddam's army and regime, we did not enjoy the benefit of a close collaboration with the indigenous opposition to his brutal, sadistic dictatorship.
But we did not do it in Iraq, despite the fact that we had a year to organize and prepare for hostilities that brought a hundred and thirty thousand Americans to a place they didn't know or understand.
The occupation of Iraq did much to vitiate the good will we earned--and deserved--as brave Americans risked, and in all too many cases sacrificed, their lives to liberate Iraq.
www.aei.org /publications/pubID.22273,filter.all/pub_detail.asp   (1555 words)

 8/11/99 Congress Letter to Clinton re: Iraq Policy
As the principal proponents of last year's Iraq Liberation Art, we are writing to express our dismay over the continued drift in U.S. Policy toward Iraq.
We were greatly encouraged by your decision last October to sign the Iraq Liberation Act, which established as an objective of U.S.
The Administration has begun to plan an initial drawdown under the Iraq Liberation Act, but has signaled Saddam that he has nothing to fear by emphasizing that the drawdown will be "nonlethal" in nature.
www.nci.org /c/c81199.htm   (1513 words)

 From evasion to invasion. By Christopher Hitchens
Of all the terms in the contemporary argument about war with Saddam Hussein, perhaps the most protean and slippery is "regime change." This is not all that surprising when you reflect that it had its origins in those heavily parsed years that we can never quite bring ourselves to call the Clinton era.
The words became current during the debate over the passage of the Iraq Liberation Act, which was sponsored by Sens.
The Iraq Liberation Act did not involve paying Frank Luntz or Dick Morris to see what the "numbers" would be for the new third party Shiite Centrist Coalition, as it attempted to bridge the gender gap in the swing-state Basra region.
www.slate.com /id/2076712   (982 words)

 Asia Times
In 1998 the US Congress passed the ILA, whose operative part (Section 3) reads: "It should be the policy of the United States to support efforts to remove the regime headed by Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq, and to promote the emergence of a democratic government to replace that regime."
To that end the ILA provided US$97 million worth of assistance, including money for radio and television broadcasting to Iraq by opposition groups to military education and training.
Since the ILA became law, only about $5 million of the $97 million in "drawdown" authority to the Pentagon has been authorized, and only a fraction of the authorized amount has actually been spent.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Middle_East/DJ05Ak03.html   (898 words)

 Defense Department to Expand Training of Iraqi Opposition, December 10, 2002
The assistance is going to be distributed among a number of Iraq opposition groups, Reeker said.
REEKER: I think they are two distinct and different things on the expansion, under the Iraq Liberation Act that the President noted yesterday in his memo.
Just to recall that the 1998 Iraq Liberation Act states that the United States supports the efforts of Iraqi opposition to make their country free, and the President's decision to authorize the usage of the full $92 million which is remaining -- that is, the $92 million in draw down authority which you referenced.
www.usembassy.it /file2002_12/alia/a2121111.htm   (662 words)

 Iraq - FCNL
Iraq Vote Signals Uncertain Future (Mary Trotochaud and Rick McDowell, Senior Fellows for Iraq Policy) (10/19/2005)
Iraq: Rep. John Murtha’s Legislation to Withdraw All U.S. Military Forces (Col. Dan Smith (USA, Ret.)) (12/13/2005)
The Iraq Job Crisis: Workers Seek Their Own Voice (The Education for Peace in Iraq Center) (6/30/2004, posted 7/13/2004) PDF
www.fcnl.org /issues/issue.php?issue_id=35   (907 words)

 The New Yorker: Fact   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In 1998, during the period when Saddam was resisting the international inspection team that was trying to make sure he wasn't manufacturing weapons of mass destruction, Congress passed, and President Clinton signed, the Iraq Liberation Act, which made available ninety-seven million dollars in government aid to organizations dedicated to the overthrow of Saddam.
Clinton was unenthusiastic about the Iraq Liberation Act and has spent almost none of the money it provides, but Al Gore, during the Presidential campaign, put some distance between himself and Clinton on the issue of removing Saddam.
Ahmad Chalabi, the head of the congress, is the scion of a prominent family of bankers and politicians in prerevolutionary Iraq, and is a mathematician with degrees from M.I.T. and the University of Chicago.
www.newyorker.com /fact/content?010122fa_fact   (3648 words)

 Clinton Signs Iraq Liberation Act
Today is the 89th day without weapons inspections in Iraq and the first day without UNSCOM monitoring.
This was the law unanimously passed by both houses of congress and signed by clinton, which made "regime change" in Iraq official U.S. policy.
John Kerry, in 1998, after the Iraqi Liberation Act was signed, was a guest with Cokie Roberts on ABC.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1514463/posts   (2497 words)

 US and Iraqi Opposition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The first session of the Future of Iraq project working group on Defense Policy and Institutions will convene on December 10-11, 2002 in Washington, DC.
At this session, the State Department's Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs will be hosting approximately 10 "Free Iraqis" for discussions of major issues and challenges to be faced in the defense policy of a democratic, pluralistic Iraq that is at peace with its neighbors, complies with Security Council resolutions, and maintains Iraq's territorial integrity.
The Iraqi participants have indicated a desire to discuss plans and programs to ensure Iraq's military support of a civilian, democratic government in a unified Iraq.
www.useu.be /Categories/GlobalAffairs/Dec1002USIraqiOpposition.html   (765 words)

 Politics and Religion: Pre-war intelligence (1998 Iraq Liberation Act)
The Iraqi Liberation Act of 1998 was the right idea at the right time, without any follow through.
The only course to end Saddam's tyrrany, ensure U.S. security, enforce UN resolutions, and prevent any futher aggressive wars by Saddam on his neighbors, was to act as George W. Bush did, with the support of Congress.
Too bad the mainstream news outlets are obsessed with trying to destroy the President, vilify Republicans and/or conservatives, and promote their own democrat party idolatry.
politicsofreligion.blogspot.com /2005/11/pre-war-intelligence-1998-iraq.html   (566 words)

 Austin Bay Blog » UPDATED: Iraq Liberation Act of 1998   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Passed into public law on October 31, 1998, the Iraq Liberation Act effectively (and rather publicly) committed the United States to ending Saddam’s rule.
The Iraq Liberation Act is available on many Internet sites and has been discussed ad infinitum– except in the national press which seems to have forgotten it.
We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction program.” - President Bill Clinton, February 17, 1998..”; One fact is continuously over looked and that is..The Dems knew that Clinton would never follow through with his statements and that gave them assurance they could vote for whatever he said.
austinbay.net /blog?p=675   (1081 words)

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