Iraq

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See Wikipedia: Iraq for comprehensive info on the country of Iraq.

Iraq is a country between Syria to the west, Iran to the east, and Saudi Arabia to the south, with a capital city of Baghdad. Following the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, the Coalition Provisional Authority was established and an interim constitution signed in March 2004. On June 30, 2004, the Coalition Provisional Authority transferred 'sovereignty' to the Iraqi Interim Government. The Iraqi Transitional Government (ITG) was elected on January 30, 2005, pending the finalization of a new constitution in 2006.[1]

Lobbying for Iraq

The PR firm Burson-Marsteller's lobbying unit, BKSH & Associates, "has added the Republic of Iraq to its client roster," reports O'Dwyer's. "The Washington, DC-based firm had worked for the [U.S.-funded] Iraqi National Congress opposition group during the reign of Saddam Hussein." Burson-Marsteller has already "helped the deputy military attache do outreach to key media outlets," including the Wall Street Journal and CNN, and has contacted the U.S. State Department and National Security Council on behalf of the Iraqi Embassy. [1]

The firm's Iraq contract also includes setting up editorial board meetings, placing op/ed pieces, and strengthening "ties with organizations like the American Enterprise Institute, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Council on Foreign Relations and Business Council for International Understanding." [2]

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SourceWatch resources on pre-occupation Iraq

Please see Post-war Iraq for a comprehensive list of topics pertaining to and during the U.S.-led occupation of Iraq.

References

  1. Iraq, CIA World Factbook, accessed December 2010.

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