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de-Baathification

Definitions

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  • noun The United States policy of removing Baath party members from Iraqi government positions following the fall of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.

Etymologies

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Derived from denazification, a similar concept employed against the conquered Nazi government following the Second World War.

Examples

  • And do not ostracize members of the former regime, as happened in Iraq under the so-called de-Baathification policy.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Indeed, before the March 2010 elections, the so-called de-Baathification committee produced a list of over 70 senior officers, smearing them as alleged Baathists.

    NPR Topics: News

  • But if you look at the Iraqi experience, a policy called de-Baathification, you have many Arabs saying, well, that went too far and that undermined the ability of Iraq to really develop itself, get back on its feet in the timeframe that was required.

    News

  • Under a process called de-Baathification started by the Coalition Provisional Authority, Iraqis with ties to Saddam's ruling Baath Party lost their jobs.

    The Seattle Times

  • That process, called de-Baathification, was introduced by the United States immediately after the 2003 invasion and contributed, in the minds of its many critics, to the formation of the insurgency.

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  • But if you look at the Iraqi experience, a policy called de-Baathification, you have many Arabs saying, well, that went too far and that undermined the ability of Iraq to really develop itself, get back on its feet in the timeframe that was required.

    NPR Topics: News

  • The blunder was on display as the explanation for the infamous Sunni insurgency sparked by the disbanding of the largely Sunni army and coupled with a process known as "de-Baathification."

    CNN.com

  • But if you look at the Iraqi experience, a policy called de-Baathification, you have many Arabs saying, well, that went too far and that undermined the ability of Iraq to really develop itself, get back on its feet in the timeframe that was required.

    News

  • He also continues to support the so-called "de-Baathification" process of the Iraqi government, which removed Saddam Hussein’s supporters from government positions.

    Rumsfeld: Bush Was Wrong for Not Accepting Resignation

  • In turn, the new Libyan leaders should take care to avoid falling into the errors made with "de-Baathification" in Iraq, acting instead to unite as many people as possible under the common banner of democracy.

    Helping Libyans Win the Peace

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