Iraq News and Information Links
February 15 2005
 

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US panel outlines more Iraq oil-for-food abuses
Daily Times – Pakistan
WASHINGTON: The director of Iraq’s oil-for-food programme may have directly received lucrative contracts that netted $1.5 million in profits from Iraqi oil …

www.boston.com/dailynews/046/world/BAGHDAD_Iraq_AP_The_shy_family:.shtml
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The shy family doctor who emerged Tuesday…
Boston Globe – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The shy family doctor who emerged Tuesday as the most likely candidate to become Iraq’s first democratically elected prime minister said …

www.csmonitor.com/2005/0216/p08s01-comv.html
What Passes for Normal in Iraq
Christian Science Monitor – USA
Arab leaders everywhere, take note: It’s likely that the interim president of largely Arab Iraq will not be Arab. Get all of today’s …

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=37363
Turkish businessman back home after release in Iraq
Turkish Press – Turkey
ISTANBUL, Feb 15 (AFP) – A Turkish businessman, Kahraman Sadikoglu, arrived back in Turkey on Tuesday a day after he was freed in Iraq after almost two months …

www.voanews.com/english/2005-02-15-voa41.cfm
Iraq: Jaafari Emerges as Shi’ite PM Candidate
Voice of America – USA
By VOA News. The race for Iraq’s new prime minister narrowed Tuesday, when one of two top Shi’ite parties withdrew its candidate from consideration. …

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Marine’s Iraq keepsakes are looted relics
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
PHILADELPHIA — A Marine who brought home souvenirs from Iraq has turned them over to authorities after learning they were looted from an archaeological site. …

www.voanews.com/english/2005-02-15-voa41.cfm
Iraq: Jaafari Emerges as Shi’ite PM Candidate
Voice of America – USA
By VOA News. The race for Iraq’s new prime minister narrowed Tuesday, when one of two top Shi’ite parties withdrew its candidate from consideration. …

www.boston.com/dailynews/046/world/Turkish_businessman_held_hosta:.shtml
Turkish businessman held hostage released in Iraq, arrives in …
Boston Globe – USA
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) A wealthy Turkish businessman who was released by kidnappers in Iraq following two months in captivity arrived home Tuesday. …

www.boston.com/dailynews/046/world/Iraq_prime_ministerial_candida:.shtml
Iraq prime ministerial candidate withdraws, narrowing contest to …
Boston Globe – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The contest for Iraq’s next prime minister narrowed Monday after the French-educated finance minister removed himself from consideration …

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Bush Requests $82B for Iraq, Afghan Wars
ABC News – USA
… WASHINGTON Feb 15, 2005 — Democrats are using President Bush’s request for $81.9 billion for conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan to criticize his war policies …

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NEWSMAKER – Kurdish leader Talabani poised for Iraq presidency
Reuters India – Mumbai,India
ARBIL, Iraq (Reuters) – Jalal Talabani, the Iraqi Kurdish leader positioned to become the country’s next president, crowned a lifelong struggle for Kurdish …

www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=6989
Bush Administration blamed for funds abuse in Iraq
Aljazeera.com – London,UK
… of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee held a hearing on Monday, voicing their concern over lack of oversight of non-military funds being spent in Iraq. …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200502/s1303612.htm
Hill faces further questions over Iraq interrogation claims
ABC Online – Australia
… “If that’s Senator Hill’s definition of a bit of voluntary chit chat on the side about what have you been doing in Iraq for the last 30 or 40 years, I think we …

www.iht.com/articles/2005/02/15/news/iraq.html
US signals lower profile in Iraq
International Herald Tribune – France
WASHINGTON As the victorious parties in Iraq’s election conduct behind-the-scenes negotiations over key posts in the new government, the Bush administration …

www.smh.com.au/news/World/UN-official-pocketed-15m
-Iraq-cash-inquiry/2005/02/15/1108230003397.html

UN official pocketed $1.5m Iraq cash: inquiry
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – New South Wales,Australia
A US Senate panel has accused the former head of the United Nations oil-for-food program in Iraq of pocketing about $US1.2 million ($1.5 million) from the …

www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2005/s1303512.htm
Robert Hill denies defence personnel used interrogation techniques …
ABC Online – Australia
Senator Hill has joined us in our Parliament House studio, to speak to Catherine McGrath. CATHERINE MCGRATH: Senator Hill, thanks for joining PM. …

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/archive/2005/02/15/EDGH1BA2RI1.DTL

Sharing power in Iraq
San Francisco Chronicle – USA
WITH THE Shiite alliance in Iraq’s recent election falling just short of a majority, it appears certain the power in the new government will have to be broadly …

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0228feb15,1,6447751.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

GI, 3 Iraq troops die in blasts; oil line hit
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – USA
One US soldier was killed and three wounded Monday when a bomb detonated near their patrol in northern Iraq, the military said. …

www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1243321,00050004.htm
Militants release Turkish businessman in Iraq
Hindustan Times – India
Abductors have released a wealthy Turkish businessman after holding him hostage in Iraq for two months, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050215120315.d1zt1a51.xml
Iraq studies vote complaints as political haggling gathers pace
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – Iraq was examining complaints lodged against the results of the country’s landmark election as political parties entered a period of intense …

www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/articles/16615058?source=Evening%20Standard
‘Iraq weapons claims were sexed up’
This is London – London,England,UK
By Joe Murphy, Evening Standard. Another weapons scientist has come forward to accuse the Government of “sexing up” intelligence on Iraq. …

www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0215iraq-rdp15.html
2 are front-runners to lead Iraq
AZ Central.com – AZ,USA
BAGHDAD – A French-educated finance minister and a former London physician emerged Monday as the top candidates to be Iraq’s next prime minister after the …

www.nypost.com/postopinion/opedcolumnists/40520.htm
IRAQ ELECTION WINNERS: NOW, THE HORSE-TRADING
New York Post – New York,NY,USA
February 15, 2005 — THE results of Iraq’s first free elections are in. … Moqtada al-Sadr, the bigoted thug who cast himself as the voice of Iraq’s Shi’as? …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/10901203.htm
Iraq, Afghan war costs approach $300 billion
Kansas City Star (subscription) – MO,USA
WASHINGTON — The United States’ military and reconstruction operations in Iraq and Afghanistan are approaching half what it cost the country to fight the …

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feb15,0,2330488.story?coll=ny-editorials-headlines

Next step for Iraq: coalition
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
… but to write a new constitution. In the long run, this could be a positive development for Iraq. It prevents any one group, especially …

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“Wild West” Iraq occupation authority criticised
Financial Times – UK
The US occupation authority in Iraq had a chaotic, “Wild West” approach to contracting which opened up the system to abuse and waste, a former employee from …

www.freep.com/news/nw/bush-bar115e_20050215.htm
US soldier among 4 troops killed in Iraq
Detroit Free Press – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Roadside bombs killed a US soldier and three Iraqi National Guard troops Monday, and officials said insurgents blew up an oil pipeline near …

www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/nation/3040317
Iraq, Afghanistan war costs approaching $300 billion
Houston Chronicle – USA
WASHINGTON – The United States’ military and reconstruction operations in Iraq and Afghanistan are approaching half what it cost the country to fight the …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200502/s1303339.htm
PM quiet on Iraq prisoner abuse claims
ABC Online – Australia
Prime Minister John Howard says he will not respond to claims his Government knew of the abuse of prisoners by coalition forces in Iraq. …

www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/nation/3040317
Iraq, Afghanistan war costs approaching $300 billion
Houston Chronicle – USA
WASHINGTON – The United States’ military and reconstruction operations in Iraq and Afghanistan are approaching half what it cost the country to fight the …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200502/s1303339.htm
PM quiet on Iraq prisoner abuse claims
ABC Online – Australia
Prime Minister John Howard says he will not respond to claims his Government knew of the abuse of prisoners by coalition forces in Iraq. …

www.startribune.com/stories/484/5241063.html
US readies for lesser role in Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – MN,USA
WASHINGTON, DC — As the victorious parties in Iraq’s election conducted behind-the-scenes negotiations over key posts in the new government, the Bush …

www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2005-02/15/content_416603.htm
Bush requests $82B for Iraq, Afghan wars
China Daily – China
WASHINGTON – US President Bush asked Congress on Monday to provide $81.9 billion more for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and for other US efforts overseas …

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Iraq agency ‘run like Wild West’
BBC News – E,UK
The Coalition Provisional Authority, the US-led agency that ran Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein, has been accused of wasting millions of dollars. …

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A24757-2005Feb14.html
Iraq’s Electoral Balance
Washington Post – USA
… body. But fears that Iraq’s new government will be monopolized by pro-Iranian factions bent on religious rule seem unfounded. The …

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A24753-2005Feb14.html
No Fast Exit From Iraq
Washington Post – USA
… And now we can say to Iraq, ‘Goodbye!’ “ It’s not just late-night television stars; everybody seems to be searching for the exit from Iraq. …

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Shiites move to form coalition in Iraq
CTV – Canada
A day after candidates representing Iraq’s Shiite Muslims won just under half the votes in the country’s landmark democratic election, talks are underway to …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=7626308
Iraq Shi’ites Debate PM Choice, Allies After Poll
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq’s main Shi’ite alliance, fresh from winning landmark elections, gathered on Monday to choose a candidate for prime minister and the …

www.nytimes.com/2005/02/15/politics/15spend.html
Bush Seeks $81.9 Billion More, Mostly for Forces in Iraq
New York Times – USA
… sent to Congress on Monday a request for $81.9 billion in additional spending to cover the costs of military and intelligence operations in Iraq and Afghanistan …

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1412595,00.html
CNN chief quits over Iraq controversy
Guardian – UK
CNN’s top news executive has quit abruptly after 23 years following claims he accused US forces of deliberately targeting journalists in Iraq. …

www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,171-1484869,00.html
Horse-trading begins for Iraq’s coalition of opposing forces
Times Online – UK
REASSURING signals of magnanimity and inclusiveness from Iraq’s victorious Shia alliance masked intense backroom deal-making yesterday, as the coalition …

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Shiites move to form coalition in Iraq
CTV – Canada
A day after candidates representing Iraq’s Shiite Muslims won just under half the votes in the country’s landmark democratic election, talks are underway to …

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1412595,00.html
CNN chief quits over Iraq controversy
Guardian – UK
CNN’s top news executive has quit abruptly after 23 years following claims he accused US forces of deliberately targeting journalists in Iraq. …

www.cnn.com/2005/ALLPOLITICS/02/14/iraq.contracting/
Democrats probe alleged mismanagement in Iraq
CNN – USA
… Monday to probe concerns raised by whistleblowers, saying Republican leaders refuse to act on calls to investigate alleged US mismanagement of resources in Iraq …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=7626308
Iraq Shi’ites Debate PM Choice, Allies After Poll
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq’s main Shi’ite alliance, fresh from winning landmark elections, gathered on Monday to choose a candidate for prime minister and the …

www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,171-1484869,00.html
Horse-trading begins for Iraq’s coalition of opposing forces
Times Online – UK
REASSURING signals of magnanimity and inclusiveness from Iraq’s victorious Shia alliance masked intense backroom deal-making yesterday, as the coalition …

abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=499661
Bush Requests $82B for Iraq, Afghan Wars
ABC News – USA
US Army 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment soldiers search for insurgents in Mosul, Iraq Monday Feb. 14, 2005. At least nine …

cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/Iraq/2005/02/14/930893-ap.html
Ex-journalism adviser in Iraq says US officials put coverage on …
Winnipeg Sun – Canada
WASHINGTON (AP) – A journalist who helped Iraq form a new broadcast network in 2003 testified Monday that US occupation officials were more interested in …

  
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