Iraq News and Information Links May 1 2004
01/05/04

MUTINY is the only way out of Iraq's inferno
Guardian – UK
The UN betrayed Iraq by becoming the political arm of US occupation.…
And it's not just Iraq's soldiers who have been deserting the occupation.

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1207504,00.html

BUSH acknowledges “tough times” in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President George W. Bush says a year after his
triumphant “mission accomplished” speech on the Iraq war that there have
been “tough…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=502699&section=news

KERRY Struggles on Iraq Issue
Washington Post – USA
Kerry, who voted for the congressional authorization of the war in October
2002 but quickly became a critic of Bush's Iraq policy, sounded a lot
like the…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A57792-2004Apr30.html

ABIZAID wants Pak troops in Iraq
PakTribune.com – Pakistan
WASHINGTON, May 01 (Online): The general in charge of US military operations
in Iraq appealed to Pakistan, Morocco and Tunisia on Friday to send troops
to join…
www.paktribune.com/news/index.php?id=63729

3 500 from SA working in Iraq
News24 – South Africa
Pretoria – It is estimated there are at least 3 500 South Africans working
in Iraq, despite the high level of political violence there.…
www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_1520379,00.html

TOUGH times' persist in Iraq, president says
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscripition) – Atlanta,GA,USA
WASHINGTON ˜ A year after President Bush declared an end to major combat
in Iraq, he faces mounting election year doubts about the troubled campaign
amid…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/0504/01irbush.html

KERRY Tells Bush to Make Goals in Iraq the World's
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
ULTON, Mo., April 30 ˜ One year after President Bush celebrated what
he described as the end of major combat in Iraq by landing on an aircraft
carrier…
www.nytimes.com/2004/05/01/politics/campaign/01KERR.html

US media grapples with Iraq horrors
BBC News – London,England,UK
By Kevin Anderson. April was the deadliest month for the US in Iraq.…
Recent polls show support for the war and for President Bush's Iraq policy
slipping.…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3675479.stm>

HALF of Dominican troops withdrawn from Iraq
Xinhua – China
HAVANA, April 30 (Xinhuanet) — About half of Dominican troops in Iraq
have been withdrawn from the conflict-torn country and are now in a US
camp in Kuwait…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-05/01/content_1450323.htm

IRAQ Veteran Will Deliver War Critique for Democrats
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
ASHINGTON, April 30 ˜ A National Guard member from New York who served
almost a year in Iraq will deliver the national Democratic radio address
on Saturday…
www.nytimes.com/2004/05/01/politics/campaign/01VET.html

“BUSH and the Democrats are responsible for torture in Iraq”
World Socialist
… them, rightly fearing that they will only fuel antiwar sentiments among
the American people as well as the hatred that is building up in Iraq
and throughout…
www.wsws.org/articles/2004/may2004/pris-m01.shtml

THE mission in Iraq worth the effort
Boston Herald – Boston,MA,USA
… Bush [related, bio] landed on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln and
as commander in chief congratulated his troops for freeing the nation
of Iraq from one of…
news.bostonherald.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=17250

KERRY says US needs aid in Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
… deployed in Bosnia, would be authorized by the UN Security Council
to organize elections, draft a constitution and work with both Iraq's
interim government and…
www.startribune.com/stories/484/4753115.html

HOW US can escape its quagmire in Iraq
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… Telling the story of Iraq has grown increasingly hard as Iraqis have
become reticent to express their views. … Iraq is ripe for an FDR-type
New Deal.…
thescotsman.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=493982004

NIGHTLINE controversy over reading names of troops killed in Iraq
WTNH – New Haven,CT,USA
… Host Ted Koppel will read the names of hundreds of US troops who have
died in Iraq. While some view this as anti-war propaganda, others see
it as a tribute.…
www.wtnh.com/Global/story.asp?S=1830659&nav=3YeXMkSn

BUSH defends `Mission Accomplished' as casualties mount in Iraq
Biloxi Sun Herald – Biloxi,MS,USA
WASHINGTON – (KRT) – “Major combat operations in Iraq have ended,” President
Bush declared one year ago Saturday from the deck of an aircraft carrier
off the…
www.sunherald.com/mld/sunherald/news/politics/8562530.htm

IRAQ Poll Indicates Optimism for Future, Dislike For US
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
A new poll in Iraq indicates many people are optimistic about their future,
but a majority also say they dislike the United States.…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=AA05E7E3-26F9-4C93-8D82BA5FA375CAF6

AT prison in Iraq
MSNBC – USA
The former head of the US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has
been sent to Iraq to ensure proper conditions in prisons there after photographs

msnbc.msn.com/ID/4855930/

KERRY turns up heat in 'moment of truth for Iraq', reports Alec…
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
The faces of America's casualties in Iraq stared out from the pages of
newspapers yesterday and a television network devoted its main news show
to reading out…
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/05/01/wbush201.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/05/01/ixnewstop.html

ONE year later: Iraq mission accomplished?
MSNBC – USA
… Beneath a “mission accomplished‰ banner, President George W. Bush
declared the end of major combat in Iraq. He said, “In the…
msnbc.msn.com/id/4873273/

ZAPATERO presides over dissolution of Iraq brigade
Aljazeerah.info
… Zapatero presided over the official dissolution of Spain's Plus Ultra
Brigade on Thursday after the last combat troops were removed from Iraq,
in line with the…
www.aljazeerah.info/News%20archives/2004%20News%20archives/April/30n/
Zapatero%20presides%20over%20dissolution%20of%20Iraq%20brigade.htm

BRITISH Troops under Investigation over Iraq Torture Claims
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
An urgent investigation was today getting under way into allegations that
British troops in Iraq beat and abused an Arab detainee.…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2863705

BUSH 'disgusted' by Iraq abuses
BBC News – London,England,UK
… wires attached to his genitals. A row has also broken out over the
UK's treatment of prisoners in Iraq. Pictures obtained by the…
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/3674355.stm

US military Iraq torture pictures spark outrage across the world
Independent – London,England,UK
… the Arab world yesterday of US soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners have
been a disaster; they have undermined America's hopes of rebuilding Iraq,
threatened the…
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=517052

BUSH acknowledges post-war Iraq woes a year after combat's end
Myrtle Beach Sun News – Myrtle Beach,SC,USA
… KRT) – A year after he landed triumphantly on an aircraft carrier,
stood beneath a “Mission Accomplished” banner and declared major combat
in Iraq over, a more…
www.myrtlebeachonline.com/mld/myrtlebeachonline/news/politics/8561785.htm

UK army probes alleged torture in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
… I am aware of the allegations which have been made today of abuse of
prisoners by British soldiers in Iraq,” Jackson said in a statement.…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=502670&section=news

  
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