The mother of all quizzes: How much do you know about US-Iraq relations?

A diverse Muslim nation with populations of Shia, Sunni, and Kurds, Iraq has been in the cross hairs of international conflicts for nearly a century. And its complex and at times controversial economic and political relationship with the United States continues to evolve against a backdrop of turmoil both in Iraq and the Middle East.

By , Staff writer

1. What conflict did Saddam Hussein foretell to be 'the mother of all battles'?

Hussein used the mother of all phrases in January 1991, shortly before the beginning of the Gulf War. Dick Cheney later co-opted the phrase as Iraq’s forces were being routed, saying “the mother of all battles has turned into the mother of all retreats." Hussein didn’t come up with the phrase – it originally appears in the Bible.

Hussein used the mother of all phrases in January 1991, shortly before the beginning of the Gulf War. Dick Cheney later co-opted the phrase as Iraq’s forces were being routed, saying “the mother of all battles has turned into the mother of all retreats." Hussein didn’t come up with the phrase – it originally appears in the Bible.

Hussein used the mother of all phrases in January 1991, shortly before the beginning of the Gulf War. Dick Cheney later co-opted the phrase as Iraq’s forces were being routed, saying “the mother of all battles has turned into the mother of all retreats." Hussein didn’t come up with the phrase – it originally appears in the Bible.

Hussein used the mother of all phrases in January 1991, shortly before the beginning of the Gulf War. Dick Cheney later co-opted the phrase as Iraq’s forces were being routed, saying “the mother of all battles has turned into the mother of all retreats." Hussein didn’t come up with the phrase – it originally appears in the Bible.

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The First Intifada

 

The Gulf War

 

The Iran-Iraq War

 

The Iraq War

 
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