Iraq News and Information Links
January 13 2005
 

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Baker Urges Bush on Phased Exit in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
WASHINGTON – Former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, an architect of the US war with Iraq in 1991, is advising the Bush administration to consider a

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_14-1-2005_pg7_10
Two Sistani aides among 16 killed in Iraq violence
Daily Times – Pakistan
BAGHDAD: Gunmen have killed two aides to Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iraq’s highest Shia authority and a key supporter of the Jan 30 elections, a senior

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200501/s1281656.htm
Troops arrive home from Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
A detachment of troops which served in Iraq has arrived back in Darwin to an emotional welcome. There was no bedtime curfew for

www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/01/13/iraq/main666785.shtml
Graner ‘Disobeyed Orders’ In Iraq
CBS News – USA
(AP) A possible blow to the defense’s case on the first day of testimony at the trial of the alleged ringleader in the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal.

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Gunmen Kill 2 Aides to Iraq’s Grand Ayatollah Sistani
Voice of America – USA
Insurgents in Iraq have intensified their campaign of pre-election violence, killing two aides to the country’s highest Shi’ite authority, Grand Ayatollah Ali

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-01/14/content_2457324.htm
Iraq pledges to do everything for French journalist’s release
Xinhua – Beijing,China
PARIS, Jan. 13 (Xinhuanet) — Visiting interim Iraqi President Ghazi al-Yawar said affirmed here Thursday that “the Iraqi government

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The Challenges of Political Campaigning in Iraq
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
talks with Steve Negus, a correspondent for Britain’s Financial Times in Baghdad, about the campaign challenges facing political candidates in Iraq as they

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Representative of Top Iraq Cleric Killed
ABC News – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq Jan 13, 2005 — Gunmen killed a representative of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iraq’s most senior Shiite Muslim cleric, along with the aide’s

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Chirac backs Iraq election, Yawar says Baghdad looking for French
Turkish Press – Turkey
PARIS (AFP) – French President Jacques Chirac lent his support to the electoral process in Iraq, wishing his Iraqi counterpart Ghazi al-Yawar success for the

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Iraq FM warns against delaying poll
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
13 (UPI) — Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshiar Zibari says failing to hold elections by January 30 will further complicate the situation in Iraq and the region.

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The price of voting in Iraq’s Mosul
Turkish Press – Turkey
MOSUL, Iraq, Jan 13 (AFP) – Every possible contingency, including suicide bombers blowing themselves up inside polling booths, is being examined by the US

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=7319616
Iraq President: Missing French Reporter Was Kidnapped
Reuters – USA
PARIS (Reuters) – Iraqi President Ghazi al-Yawar said on Thursday a French journalist missing in Iraq had been kidnapped. Yawar, on

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Iraq War Cost $102 Billion Through September, Pentagon Says
Bloomberg – USA
30 on the invasion and occupation of Iraq, with costs averaging $4.8 billion a month, the Pentagon comptroller’s office said today.

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US-based Iraqis to vote in Iraq election
Xinhua – Beijing,China
an independent body working closely with the United Nations, says about one million Iraqis over the age of 18 living in 14 countries outside Iraq will be

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Adviser: Most of Iraq Will Hold Elections
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: Iraq’s prime minister says some areas of the country are too dangerous for voters to cast ballots. Walter Slocombe, who

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Search for Iraq’s WMDs Comes Up Empty
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: NPR’s Alex Chadwick talks with Washington Post reporter Dafna Linzer about the end of the US-led search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

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Iraq president insists election will go ahead
Expatica – Netherlands
The elections will “take place on the date set,” the Iraqi president said. Iraq is preparing for its first free and fair polls in half a century.

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2 foreigners seized, bank robbed in Iraq
Al-Jazeera.Net – Qatar
Two foreigners have been seized in separate incidents in Iraq and armed men stole millions from a Ramadi bank in a day of widespread violence.

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Search for banned weapons in Iraq ends quietly
International Herald Tribune – France
WASHINGTON The White House has confirmed that the US search in Iraq for banned weapons, which it earlier cited as justification for the war against Saddam

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Crude oil prices climb on drop in supplies, Iraq worries, possible
Canada.com – Canada
edged upward Thursday on the back of a US government report that showed a decline in oil inventories, uncertainties ahead of the election in Iraq and evidence

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Gunmen kill representative of top Shiite cleric in Iraq; Turkish
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Gunmen killed a representative of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iraq’s most senior Shiite Muslim cleric, along with the aide’s son and four

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US and Iraq Agree on PKK Militants’ Return
Zaman Online – Istanbul,Turkey
Turkey has demanded that the US and Iraq return nearly 150 members of the terrorist organization Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK/ KONGRA-GEL) including Osman

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Senator Kennedy: Cause of Iraq War of was a Mistake
Zaman Online – Istanbul,Turkey
By Anadolu News Agency (aa). Senior US Democrat Senator Ted Kennedy has said that the Iraq War was started for the wrong reasons.

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US ends search in Iraq for WMD
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
WASHINGTON — The top American weapons inspector in Iraq has wrapped up his work there, a step that ends the search for weapons of mass destruction, the main

www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4730333,00.html
Representative of Top Iraq Cleric Killed
Guardian – UK
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Gunmen killed a representative of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iraq’s most senior Shiite Muslim cleric, along with the aide’s son and

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7315702
Iraq Poll Fears Deepen as 2 Sistani Aides Killed
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Two aides to Iraq’s top Shi’ite leader Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani have been killed in separate attacks, a Sistani representative said on

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Gunmen kill representative of Iraq’s top Shiite cleric south of
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) Gunmen have killed the representative of Iraq’s most senior Shiite Muslim cleric along with his son and four bodyguards in a town south of

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Soldier serves as scapegoat in Iraq prison scandal while higher
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
released FBI documents provide still more compelling evidence that the United States has systematically abused prisoners of war in Afghanistan, Iraq and Cuba.

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US ends search for Iraq’s ‘weapons’
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
WASHINGTON — The United States has formally abandoned the physical search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, a tacit acknowledgement that the prime

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White House: Iraq elections will have problems
CNN International – USA
(CNN) — The Bush administration acknowledged Wednesday that Iraq’s scheduled January 30 elections will have problems but insisted that the vote must not be

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War veteran refuses 2nd Iraq deployment
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
By RUSS BYNUM. SAVANNAH, Ga. — A mechanic with nine years in the Army, including a role in the assault on Baghdad, has refused to return to Iraq, claiming “you

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Gunmen Kill Two Aides to Iraq’s Ayatollah Sistani
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Gunmen have killed two aides to Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iraq’s highest Shi’ite authority, a senior official working with him said on

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Iraq poll ‘less than perfect’ admits US
This is London – London,England,UK
The National Front For Iraq’s Unity, a group of Sunni Muslim tribes and political parties, said it will withdraw if time is not given for further preparations

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US ends hunt for WMDs in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
ELEANOR HALL: The United States’ hunt for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq has now been officially abandoned. The Bush administration’s

washingtontimes.com/national/20050112-113245-7370r.htm
Delaying Iraq vote seen as ‘bad idea’
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
By James G. Lakely. The Bush administration believes that no level of violence or difficulty in Iraq justifies delaying the Jan.

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16 Dems urge Bush to start pullout from Iraq Group includes
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
Lynn Woolsey of Petaluma called on President Bush on Wednesday to begin the immediate withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, just as some administration supporters

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Eight Louisiana soldiers killed in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
Each of the six also had another job: Members of the Louisiana National Guard. All were killed last week in a single bomb blast in Iraq.

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Iraq war was absolutely worth it
Sify – Delhi,India
Washington: US President George W Bush has said the war in Iraq, which ousted Saddam Hussain and cost the lives of some 1,300 American military personnel and

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Iraq’s Imperfect Election
TIME – USA
For others, just plain confusing. And the Sunnis may have to be drawn in after the fact. Some form of election will be held in Iraq on January 30.

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Iraq elections will not be perfect: US
NDTV.com – New Delhi,India
The White House has sought to lower expectations for Iraq’s elections, suggesting that there could be little or no voting in the most unstable provinces and

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Iraq car bombs have surged since June, tally shows
News-Leader.com – Springfield,MO,USA
Following are the names of servicemen and women from the area who have died in fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq. . Army Spc. Jonathan

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Powell: Troops could begin leaving Iraq this year
CNN International – USA
WASHINGTON (CNN) — The United States might be able to withdraw some troops from Iraq this year if Iraqi forces can take a greater role in security, Secretary

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US detainees in Iraq testify in Abu Ghraib abuse trial
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
Al-Sheikh said he went to Iraq in 2003 to fight US-led forces, and he was taken to Abu Ghraib after being captured with AK-47 assault rifles, grenades and bomb

www.ajc.com/news/content/news/stories/0105/13wmd.html
US gives up futile search for banned arms in Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
administration did not exist at all.”. Bush’s spokesman said the president had no regrets about invading Iraq. “Based on what we know

www.nytimes.com/2005/01/13/international/middleeast/13election.html
Under Fire, Election Workers in Iraq Are Scared but Resolute
New York Times – USA
By CHRISTINE HAUSER. BAGHDAD, Iraq, Jan. He is an election worker helping Iraq prepare for its historic national poll, scheduled for the end of the month.

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No ‘Owning’ Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
this. So it is both glib and pernicious to propagate the notion that the United States has “broken” Iraq and therefore “owns” it.

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Iraq elections will be flawed: White House
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
The Washington Post reported earlier that the search for such banned weapons — President George W Bush’s central argument for invading Iraq — had ended in

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A5065-2005Jan12.html
US Lowers Expectations On Iraq Vote
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
With just over two weeks until the Iraq election, the United States is lowering its expectations for both the turnout and the results of the vote, increasingly

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Turkey – US – Iraq Trilateral Meetings To Continue After Elections
Turkish Press – Turkey
ANKARA (AA) – ‘’Trilateral meeting held between Turkey, the United States and Iraq in order the eradicate terrorist groups in Iraq will continue after the

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Delaying vote in Iraq would only make matters worse
USA Today – USA
Earlier this week, an NBC correspondent traveling with a US military convoy in Iraq was caught up in, and filmed, an ambush. The

www.startribune.com/stories/484/5183747.html
Car bombings increase in Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
weapons. An Associated Press tally shows there have been at least 181 bombings since Iraq’s interim government took over June 28.

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Powell gives bleak assessment of Iraq security problems
Financial Times – UK
Colin Powell, outgoing secretary of state, says he would like to see US troops leave Iraq “as quickly as possible” but that the strength of the insurgency does

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Iraq Abuse Soldier Said to Flout Orders
Wired News – USA
Sex among US soldiers in Iraq is barred and England was married at the time, although a related criminal charge was dropped last week.

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US abandons Iraq WMD search
NEWS.com.au – Australia
THE US has abandoned its hunt for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, ending its search for the arms stockpiles that were the key justification for the US-led

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Iraq leaders acknowledge nationwide vote impossible, hunt ends
Turkish Press – Turkey
He told the government newspaper Al-Ahram that voting could be carried out in 14 of Iraq’s 18 provinces and that in the four troublesome provinces efforts

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Turkey – US – Iraq Trilateral Meetings To Continue After Elections
Turkish Press – Turkey
ANKARA (AA) – ‘’Trilateral meeting held between Turkey, the United States and Iraq in order the eradicate terrorist groups in Iraq will continue after the

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White House says Iraq elections will not be perfect
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) The White House sought Wednesday to lower expectations for Iraq’s elections, suggesting that there could be little or no voting in the most

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Iraq Abuse Soldier Said to Flout Orders
Wired News – USA
Sex among US soldiers in Iraq is barred and England was married at the time, although a related criminal charge was dropped last week.

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US Wraps Up Search for Banned Weapons in Iraq
Wired News – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US force that scoured Iraq for weapons of mass destruction — cited by President Bush as justification for war — has abandoned its

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Turkey – Iraq – US Tripartite Meeting Starts
Turkish Press – Turkey
ANKARA (AA) – Officials of Turkey, Iraq and the United States convened on Tuesday in a tripartite meeting on security problems of Iraq.

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In Iraq, key Sunni party resigned to elections
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – Iraq’s principal Sunni Muslim political party conceded Wednesday that its effort to delay Iraq’s parliamentary election had failed and

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-01/13/content_2452926.htm
Powell hints US may reduce military presence in Iraq this year
Xinhua – Beijing,China
12 (Xinhuanet) — US troops may start pulling outof Iraq this year as Iraqi forces are assuming more responsibilities in security matters in the country

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1389292,00.html
This election could plunge Iraq further into the abyss
Guardian – UK
They are routinely described by the BBC as Iraq’s first free and democratic elections – sometimes for half a century, sometimes in the country’s history.

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Iraq was a mistake in reason, says Sen. Kennedy
MSNBC – USA
Edward Kennedy talked to MSNBC’s Chris Matthews about the end of the search for WMD in Iraq, President Bush’s cabinet nominations, as well as the Democrats

  
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