An occupying power has no right to make significant alterations in the character of the occupied society, to change the laws all around, without a strong security reason and so forth.
Did you know that they introduced the 15 percent flat tax on individual and corporate income in Iraq? Something that some politicians very much wanted to push in the United States without success but in Iraq they do it.
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John Ricardo I. "Juan" Cole was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. He is an American historian, blogger and commentator on the modern Middle East and South Asia. He is Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan. Since 2002, he has written a weblog, Informed Comment which is also syndicated on Truthdig.com. He earned a BA degree in History and Literature of Religions from Northwestern University in 1975. He earned an MA degree in Arabic Studies from American University in Cairo in 1978. He received his PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1984. He was appointed Assistant Professor of History at the University of Michigan where he became a full professor in 1995. He has written several books include: Roots of North Indian Shi'ism in Iran and Iraq, Modernity and the Millennium, Colonialism and Revolution in the Middle East, Sacred Space and Holy War, Napoleon's Egypt, Engaging the Muslim World, and The New Arabs.
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