Iraq News and Information Links May 2 2004
BLAIR appalled by Iraq abuse photos, inquiry starts
Daily Times – Pakistan
… The images come at a difficult time for Prime Minister Blair, who is
considering sending more troops to Iraq to plug the hole left by the withdrawal
of Spanish…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_3-5-2004_pg4_3

BUSH administration failed to anticipate postwar chaos in Iraq
Daily Times – Pakistan
Washington: The Bush administration failed to anticipate the postwar chaos
in Iraq, so focused was it on winning the war, according to a former US
ambassador.…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_3-5-2004_pg7_47

11 US soldiers killed in Iraq; hostage escapes
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
BAGHDAD (AP) – Eleven US troops were killed in attacks across Iraq, including
a mortar barrage today in which six Americans died and 30 others were
wounded.…
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_
Type1&c=Article&cid=1083495664189&call_pageid=968332188854&col=968350060724

UK to send 4000 troops to Iraq
Daily Times – Pakistan
LONDON: Up to 4,000 troops are to be sent to Iraq to take control of the
Shia holy city of Najaf in the largest expansion of British forces in
the country…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_3-5-2004_pg4_2

TWO Jacksonville-based Navy reservists killed in Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Two Naval reservists from a unit based in Florida
were killed when an explosive hit their vehicle in Iraq, officials said
Sunday.…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/state/8574631.htm

FREED hostage doesn't hold grudge against Iraq captors
Japan Times – Tokyo,Japan
SAPPORO (Kyodo) Teenager Noriaki Imai, one of three Japanese taken hostage
in Iraq last month, says he holds no grudge against his captors, adding
the…
www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/getarticle.pl5?nn20040503a6.htm

HIGH-LEVEL Army investigation finds no evidence that Iraq…
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
WASHINGTON ˆ A high-level Army investigation of prisoner interrogation
techniques in Iraq has found no evidence that abuse by US military police
or…
www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/iraq/20040502-1104-us-prisonerabuse.html

NINE US soldiers killed in Iraq attacks
Reuters – London,England,UK
CAMP FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – Nine US servicemen have been killed in Iraq,
six of them in a mortar attack on a military base in the west of the country,
a US…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=503194&section=news

CAROLINAS companies find profits in Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
CHARLOTTE, NC – Companies from North Carolina and South Carolina are making
millions in war-torn Iraq, sending employees to do everything from guarding
the…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/business/national/8574088.htm

BANNER day for Iraq? Not yet
Palm Beach Post – Palm Beach,FL,USA
… Iraq's old flag had red and black bands across the top and bottom of
a white field. … For this reason, a whole lot of flag-burning is going
on in Iraq.…
www.palmbeachpost.com/opinion/content/auto/epaper/editions/saturday/opinion_04294f295393813d0004.html

ANNAN Sees UN Endorsing Multinational Force in Iraq
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Sunday he
expected the Security Council to authorize a multinational force for Iraq
and that…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5009415

IRAQ Abuse Allegations a Headache for Bush
The State – Columbia,SC,USA
… this sort of treatment at Abu Ghraib (prison) would have been celebrated,”
said Dan Senor, spokesman for the Coalition Provisional Authority running
Iraq.…
www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/politics/8574181.htm

FRESH Brutality Allegations Made Against British Troops in Iraq
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Fresh allegations of British military brutality towards prisoners in southern
Iraq have been made by the soldiers who released shocking photographs
apparently…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2869700

US: No Widespread Abuse in Iraq Prisons
Guardian – UK
… And that's what they should expect from us.''. Myers also said, ``I
think we'll overcome it,'' when asked about the effect of the scandal
on US efforts in Iraq.…
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4045314,00.html

BLOODIEST month for US forces in Iraq
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
BAGHDAD, Iraq – He was 17 years old and a Future Farmer of America when
his mother signed the consent form for Dustin Sekula to join the Marines.

www.abs-cbnnews.com/NewsStory.aspx?section=Focus&oid=50176

GROUP Says It Has Iraq Torture Evidence
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
… told The New York Times that she believed military commanders were
trying to shift the blame for the abuses from military intelligence officers
in Iraq to the…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/8573555.htm

BRITAIN to send 4000 more troops to Iraq : newspaper
Xinhua – China
LONDON, May 2 (Xinhuanet) — Around 4,000 more British troops are to be
sent to Iraq to take control of Najaf, a Shiite holy city plagued by heavy
clashes…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-05/02/content_1451588.htm

US has taken Saddam's place in Iraq: Iran
Times of India – India
… The US is in Iraq only to get oil and protect its long term interests
there,” Asefi added. Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali…
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/654592.cms

AFGHANIS Worry About Iraq Abuse Reports
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
Omar Samad said that while further investigation into allegations of abuses
by US and British troops in Iraq was needed, any sign of widespread mistreatment

www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/8573602.htm

US Needs 250,000 Troops in Iraq, Weapons Inspector Kay Says
Bloomberg – USA
… peace. The US currently has 135,000 troops in Iraq and plans to transfer
power to a provisional Iraqi government on June 30. ``We…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000085&sid=a8rOU69LnnPs&refer=europe

US denies widespread abuse at prison in Iraq
CNN International – USA
WASHINGTON (CNN) — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff denied reports
of widespread and systematic abuse of inmates at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison
Sunday…
edition.cnn.com/2004/US/05/02/iraq.abuse.charges/

UN fleshes out plans for Iraq's transition
Christian Science Monitor – USA
Special envoy Brahimi returns to Iraq ahead of the June 30 turnover, considering
a national conference. By Howard LaFranchi | Staff…
www.csmonitor.com/2004/0503/p02s02-woiq.html

TWO killed and Sadr aide arrested in Iraq raid, residents say
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
HILLA, Iraq – Two Iraqis were killed and an aide to rebel Shi'ite cleric
Moqtada al-Sadr was arrested in a raid by troops of US-led occupation
forces in the…
www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=3564121&thesection=news&thesubsection=world

SOLDIER in Iraq Appreciates Human Face on Death Toll
Editor & Publisher (subscription) – USA
(May 02, 2004) — During the past two weeks, as the American death toll
in Iraq mounted, many media outlets have attached names and faces to the
fallen.…
www.mediainfo.com/eandp/columns/shoptalk_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000501714

IRAQ prisoners faced 'sadistic' abuses
swissinfo – Switzerland
… Ricardo. Sanchez, the top US officer in Iraq, and was completed in
February. The May 10 issue of the magazine goes on sale on Monday.…
www.swissinfo.org/sen/Swissinfo.html?siteSect=143&sid=4907926

BLAIR appalled by Iraq abuse photos
Reuters – London,England,UK
… five black and white photographs of British troops it said were kicking,
stamping and urinating on a hooded Iraqi in Basra, southern Iraq, where
Britain has…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=502968&section=news

ABUSE by UK soldiers in Iraq 'common'
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
IT WAS pitch dark when Walid Fayay Mazban drove home through British-controlled
southern Iraq late on August 24 last year. As so…
news.scotsman.com/uk.cfm?id=498152004

OILEXCO chief named in Iraq oil-for-food scandal
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… sitting on potentially the largest oil discovery in the North Sea for
three years is being investigated by the UN for allegedly taking part
in the Iraq oil-for…
scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/business.cfm?id=497652004

IRAQ has list of Saddam cash bribes: Talabani
Daily Times – Pakistan
… sanctions. It allowed Iraq to sell oil and buy civilian goods to ease
the impact of the embargoes on ordinary people. ˜Reuters.
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_2-5-2004_pg4_10

SYRIAN president criticized US presence in Iraq as a failure
Billings Gazette – Billings,MT,USA
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) – Syrian President Bashar Assad blasted the US invasion
and occupation of neighboring Iraq as a failure, according to an interview

www.billingsgazette.com/index.php?tl=1&display=rednews/2004/05/01/build/world/45-syria.inc

CIA accused of link to Iraq prison torture
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
… General Karpinski's allegations are supported by a still-classified
US Army report on prison conditions in Iraq documenting many of the worst
abuses at the Abu…
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/05/02/1083436475631.html

US: No Widespread Abuse of Iraq Prisoners
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
… And that's what they should expect from us.”. Myers also said, “I think
we'll overcome it,” when asked about the effect of the scandal on US efforts
in Iraq.
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/8573522.htm

IRAQ pays high price for American glory
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
… The photos record tableaux in a US prison in Iraq. … As one of three
nations which invaded Iraq, Australia is responsible for what is happening
there.…
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/05/02/1083436481554.html

IRAQ and Economy Are Costing President, Opinion Polls Show
New York Times – USA
The public's confidence in George W. Bush is continuing to erode amid doubts
about the Iraq war and sustained economic worries, according to opinion
polls made…
www.nytimes.com/2004/02/14/politics/campaign/14TRAIL-POLL.html?ex=1084161600&en=fa53550d4e65349a&ei=5062

FAMILY need sent Mississippi dairy farmer to Iraq
CNN – USA
… knew all too well about the hard times that drove the gentle family
man to sell off his dairy herd and take a high-paying but dangerous job
in Iraq, where he…
www.cnn.com/2004/US/South/05/02/kidnapped.hamill.ap/

DOUBTS over Iraq abuse photos: BBC
The Australian – Australia
… circulation Daily Mirror newspaper appearing to show troops beating
and urinating on an Iraqi prisoner in a camp near Basra in British-controlled
southern Iraq…
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,9454717%255E1702,00.html

NINE US soldiers killed in Iraq attacks
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Nine US servicemen have been killed in Iraq , six of
them in a mortar attack on a military base in the west of the country,
US military…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=503175&section=news

AMERICAN Hostage Is Found by US Forces in Iraq
New York Times – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq, May 2 Thomas Hamill, the dairy farmer from Mississippi who
was kidnapped last month in Iraq while working as a driver for a military
contractor…
www.nytimes.com/2004/05/02/international/middleeast/02CND-IRAQ.html?ex=1084161600&en=8e1f3fcd00dd6b7d&ei=5062

SIX US Soldiers Killed In Iraq Mortar Strike
jihadunspun.com – West Vancouver,British Columbia,Canada
The deaths took to 10 the number of US servicemen killed in Iraq in the
first two days of May alone. April was the bloodiest month…
www.jihadunspun.com/intheatre_internal.php?article=2845&list=/home.php&

HORRIFIC new evidence of soldiers' brutality in Iraq
Independent – London,England,UK
… He added: “We went to Iraq to get rid of that type of thing, not to
do it. In fairness, however, we should say that there are thousands…
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=517323

IRAQ, torture and reaping the political whirlwind
Sunday Herald – Glasgow,Scotland,UK
… And in the US, it is a year since George Bush told the world that the
war in Iraq was over; “mission accomplished‰ was the slogan the “war
president…
www.sundayherald.com/41639

IN Iraq, Americans Help the Children to Play
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
… The Iraqi kids do not know what it is like to live in a society that
promotes education and athletics,” Fyfe wrote in an e-mail message from
Iraq.…
www.nytimes.com/2004/05/02/sports/othersports/02VECS.html

BLOODY day in Iraq for US troops
The Age - Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Nine US soldiers were killed in 24 hours in Iraq as Washington said it
was still deciding which former general from Saddam Hussein's army to
appoint to restore ...
http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/05/03/1083436512680.html

NINE US troops die in Iraq; trucker slips away from captors
Channel News Asia - Singapore
BAGHDAD : Nine US soldiers were killed in Iraq but an American truck driver
who escaped after three weeks as a hostage brought some relief to US occupation
...
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/82906/1/.html

US civilian escapes captors in Iraq; 9 soldiers killed in 3 ...
Kansas City Star (subscription) - Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq - (KRT) - American Thomas Hamill, the truck driver abducted
in early April and shown in footage released by his captors, was found
alive Sunday ...
http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/8574791.htm

ANNAN Seeks More Countries for Iraq Effort
Kansas City Star (subscription) - Kansas City,MO,USA
UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Sunday urged more countries
to join efforts to stabilize Iraq and said the United States was intensifying
...
http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/consumer_news/8574748.htm

IRAQ violence puts bull's-eye on journalists
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscripition) - Atlanta,GA,USA
The story in Iraq unfolds by the minute. ... Within the span of a single
month, journalists in Iraq were rendered almost unable to function. ...
http://www.ajc.com/news/content/news/0504/03irmedia.html

4 US Soldiers Killed in Iraq
Voice of America - Washington,DC,USA
US military officials in Iraq say four American soldiers have been killed
in two separate clashes. An attack in northwest Baghdad ...
http://www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=AD83F148-E2AE-4052-A3C7B3F1DF31BC2B

IRAQ torture photos row widens
BBC News - London,England,UK
... He says they believe the pictures may not have even been taken in Iraq.
They believe the rifle is an SA80 mk 1 - which was not issued to troops
in Iraq. ...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/3678221.stm

SENATE Critics of Iraq Policy Become More Vocal
NPR (audio) - USA
Description: A year ago Saturday, President Bush stood on the deck of the
USS Abraham Lincoln and declared an end to major combat in Iraq. ...
http://npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1867383

A Farewell Letter from Iraq
NPR (audio) - USA
... Pfc. Jesse Givens was killed in Iraq, his family received a farewell
letter from him -- and the son he would never know was born. ...
http://npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1862955

GROUP Says It Has Iraq Torture Evidence
Kansas City Star (subscription) - Kansas City,MO,USA
... to the regiment as saying the gun and hat of the soldier in the pictures
appeared to be the wrong type, a truck was also a model not used in Iraq,
and the ...
http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/8573310.htm

IRAQ: Fallujah battle galvanises hatred of US occupiers
Green Left – Australia
The Euphrates will be a river of their blood. Now the resistance is spreading
all over Iraq and everyone is coming to Fallujah to help us.…
www.greenleft.org.au/back/2004/581/581p15.htm

BLAIR Appalled by Iraq Abuse Photos, Doubts Emerge
Reuters – USA
… and white photographs Saturday of British troops who it said were kicking,
stamping and urinating on a hooded Iraqi in Basra, southern Iraq, where
Britain has…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5008300

INTERNATIONAL effort is the only way in Iraq
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
… President George W. Bush made positive steps toward internationalizing
the postwar effort in Iraq by calling on United Nations special envoy
Lahkdar Brahimi to…
www.newsday.com/news/opinion/ny-vplue023781216may02,0,6594938.story?coll=ny-viewpoints-headlines

FOUR US Soldiers Killed in Iraq Attacks
Reuters – USA
… said Sunday. The deaths take to 545 the number of US troops killed
since the US invasion of Iraq to topple Saddam Hussein. More…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5008349&section=news

BUSH defends invasion of Iraq; 2 veterans question it
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette – Fort Wayne,IN,USA
WASHINGTON – A year after declaring an end to major combat in Iraq under
a banner that proclaimed “Mission Accomplished,” President Bush defended
the conflict…
www.fortwayne.com/mld/journalgazette/news/nation/8572130.htm

ANALYSIS: Reality of Iraq sinks in
Pioneer Press – St. Paul,MN,USA
WASHINGTON ˜ A year after President Bush declared an end to major combat
in Iraq, his administration's plans to make the country a democratic model
for the…
www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/nation/8563635.htm

Œ CIA agents ordered Iraq abuses‚
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
… acted at the behest of military intelligence officers appears largely
supported in a still-classified Army report on prison conditions in Iraq
that documented…
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GREENS push PM on Iraq abuse
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… said it was essential for Australia to distance itself from such abhorrent
behaviour, warning a failure to do so would put Australian troops in Iraq
in more…
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,9454704%255E1702,00.html

INDIANS fighting in Iraq? No joke
Times of India – India
… including retired officers up to the rank of divisional commanders,
are being recruited by private security agencies for deployment in Iraq
and first…
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/654704.cms

HALLIBURTON Truck Driver Hamill Escapes Captors in Iraq
Bloomberg – USA
… 2 (Bloomberg) — Thomas Hamill, a Mississippi truck driver with Halliburton
Co.'s Kellogg, Brown & Root unit, who was kidnapped April 9 in Iraq, escaped
and…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=afYsTYb.YVAk&refer=top_world_news

TWO soldiers killed in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
FORT LEWIS, Wash. — Two soldiers stationed at Fort Lewis have been killed
in separate attacks on US military convoys in northern Iraq.…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/aplocal_story.asp?category=6420&slug=WA%20Soldiers%20Killed

BUSH: US will finish task in Iraq
Dallas Morning News (subscription) - Dallas,TX,USA
WASHINGTON A year after declaring an end to major combat operations
in Iraq, President Bush said Saturday that the United States would successfully
pursue ...
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/world/stories/050204dnintbush.5342c.html

ARMY Reserve Chief Condemns Iraq Prison Abuse
The Scotsman - Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
... Around 130 soldiers in the unit had already left Iraq and were preparing
to return home last month when their active duty was extended. ...
http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2867949

OFFICER Suggests Iraq Jail Abuse Was Encouraged
Collective Bellaciao – Paris,France
… acted at the behest of military intelligence officers appears largely
supported in a still-classified Army report on prison conditions in Iraq
that documented…
bellaciao.org/en/article.php3?id_article=858

VIOLENCE Is the Only Certainty in Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… And the native of Hidalgo County, Texas, shipped out to a place in
Iraq known as the Sunni Triangle, where he was killed in a firefight April
1.…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/la-fg-bloodiest2may02,1,2008967.story?coll=la-home-headlines

TOLL in Iraq Weighs on Tiny Town
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… pride and anger in this pocket of Arkansas, which is home to the 39th
Infantry Brigade ˜ Brandon's unit ˜ which has lost seven soldiers
in Iraq, more than…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-funerals2may02.story

NEWS from Iraq, public debate renew fears of conscription
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
… But with about 135,000 US troops in Iraq, there is a persistent undercurrent
of fear among many in the public that the days of the draft are returning.

www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2004/05/02/DRAFT.TMP

MARINE from Spring among four who took part in Iraq
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
By TONY PERRY. FALLUJAH, Iraq — On Monday, Echo Company battled insurgents
for two hours. One Marine was killed, 15 were wounded…
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/world/2542636

UK to send additional troops to Iraq: report
The Hindu – Chennai,India
London, May 2. (PTI): Britain plans to send an additional 4,000 troops
to Iraq to take control of the Shia holy city of Najaf, a leading London
daily reported…
www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/holnus/003200405021001.htm

PAKISTAN will not send its troops to Iraq: FO
Hi Pakistan – Lahore,Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will not send its troops to Iraq under the command
of the United States as Islamabad would not like to identify itself with
foreign…
www.hipakistan.com/en/detail.php?newsId=en63352&F_catID=&f_type=source

MEDIA group pulls plug on roll call of US' Iraq casualties
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
… US journalist Ted Koppel devoted his Nightline program on Friday to
broadcasting the names and photographs of 721 US soldiers killed in Iraq,
sparking outrage…
www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2004/05/02/2003153831

BRITAIN probing new Iraq abuses
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
British military officials confirmed Friday that they are investigating
new allegations that their soldiers abused a prisoner in Iraq.…
www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2004/05/02/2003153830

IRAQ prisoner-abuse photos evoke global disgust
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
… Jamal Khashoggi, media adviser to Saudi Arabia's ambassador in London,
said US officials responsible for policy in Iraq should be held responsible
for such acts…
www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2004/05/02/2003153796

US will finish work in Iraq, Bush says
Winston Salem Journal – Winston-Salem,NC,USA
President Bush says that the United States will successfully pursue its
work in Iraq in the face of a violent insurgency trying to undermine a
peaceful…
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US death toll in Iraq rises to 732
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
As of April 30, 732 US service members had died since the beginning of
military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Department of
Defense.…
www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/world/stories/050204dnintiraqtoll.709de.html

ARMY probe of Iraq prison abuse widens
Pittsburgh Post Gazette – Pittsburgh,PA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — The deputy commander of the US Army's intelligence force
is leading an investigation into interrogation practices at an Army-run
prison where…
www.post-gazette.com/pg/04123/310018.stm

RETIRED general says America on dangerous path in Iraq
North County Times – Escondido,CA,USA
The United States has made a series of “monstrous and horrendous mistakes”
in Iraq, a retired Marine Corps general said last week, but it can reassert
its…
www.nctimes.com/articles/2004/05/02/opinion/17_53_135_1_04.txt

A Way Forward in Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
IT'S BEEN A YEAR since President Bush made his ill-advised landing on an
aircraft carrier to celebrate victory in Iraq under a “Mission Accomplished”
banner.…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A59806-2004May1.html

DEVELOPMENTS in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… Britain is considering sending more troops to Iraq to fill the gap
created by Spain's withdrawal of its 1,300 soldiers, an official in Prime
Minister Tony…
www.boston.com/dailynews/122/world/Developments_in_Iraq_:.shtml

BUSH says more violence possible in Iraq
Xinhua – China
WASHINGTON, May 1 (Xinhuanet) — One year after he declared the end of
major combat operations in Iraq, US President George W. Bush on Saturday
painted a…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-05/02/content_1451135.htm

US role in Iraq a failure: Assad
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Syrian President Bashar Assad has blasted the US invasion and occupation
of neighbouring Iraq as a failure in an interview on Arab television.

www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/05/02/1083436461206.html

GENERAL Suggests Abuses at Iraq Jail Were Encouraged
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
… Speaking in a telephone interview from her home in South Carolina,
the general said military commanders in Iraq were trying to shift the
blame exclusively to…
www.nytimes.com/2004/05/02/international/middleeast/02ABUS.html

AMERICA faces “a moment of truth” in Iraq: Kerry
The Hindu – Chennai,India
Washington, May 2. (PTI): Democratic presidential candidate Senator John
Kerry has said America faces a “moment of truth” in Iraq and called on
NATO to make…
www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/holnus/003200405020001.htm

BUSH warns of more violence in Iraq
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
US President George W Bush has warned of more serious violence to come
in Iraq before a power transfer on June 30 as worldwide furore mounted
over apparent…
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/05/02/1083436450362.html

LESSONS from Punjab for Iraq
Times of India – India
Osama bin Laden must be delighted with American quasi-imperialism in Iraq
. Instead … him. The lessons for Americans in Iraq are clear.…
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/653678.cms

DOUBT cast on Iraq torture photos
BBC News – London,England,UK
… He says they believe the pictures may not have been taken in Iraq.
They believe the rifle is an SA80 mk 1 – which was not issued to troops
in Iraq.…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/3677311.stm

MUTINY in Iraq
Infoshop News – USA
… quagmire? The United States isn't mired in a bog or a marsh in Iraq
(quagmire's literal meaning); it is free-falling off a cliff.…
www.infoshop.org/inews/stories.php?story=04/05/01/4600983

BRITAIN to send 4,000 troops to Iraq-paper
Reuters – London,England,UK
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain has decided to boost its troop strength in Iraq
by up to 4,000, about 50 percent, to patrol the Shi'ite flashpoint town
of Najaf…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=502957&section=news

NATIONAL Guard Officer Offers Criticism of Bush's Iraq Plans
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
National Guard officer from Manhattan who recently returned from combat
in Iraq delivered the Democratic Party's response to President Bush's
radio address…
www.nytimes.com/2004/05/02/international/middleeast/02SOLD.html

A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
As of Friday, April 30, 732 US service members have died since the beginning
of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Department
of Defense.…
www.boston.com/dailynews/122/nation/A_daily_look_at_U_S_military_d:.shtml

KERRY says it's mission not accomplished in Iraq
News 24 Houston – Houston,TX,USA
FULTON, Mo. (AP) — John Kerry says a year after President Bush declared
an end to major combat in Iraq, it's “time for a new direction.”.…
www.news24houston.com/content/headlines/?ArID=28151&SecID=2

US Needs New Direction in Iraq, Kerry Says
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Democratic presidential contender John Kerry said Friday that it is time
for the United States to take a new direction in Iraq including greater
involvement by…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=3991D552-9E10-4DDE-9B5694AA731E7BCB

BLAIR appalled by Iraq abuse photos
Reuters – London,England,UK
… five black and white photographs of British troops it said were kicking,
stamping and urinating on a hooded Iraqi in Basra, southern Iraq, where
Britain has…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=502916&section=news

BUSH warns of more violence in Iraq as furor mounts over prisoner…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : US President George W. Bush warned of more serious violence to
come in Iraq before a power transfer on June 30 as worldwide furor mounted
over…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/82763/1/.html

DESPITE challenges in Iraq, Bush sees brighter future
Billings Gazette – Billings,MT,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) – President George W. Bush said the United States will
successfully pursue its work in Iraq in the face of a violent insurgency
that seeks to…
www.billingsgazette.com/index.php?tl=1&display=rednews/2004/05/01/build/nation/45-bush.inc

BUSH Says Violence in Iraq Will Remain a Challenge to US and Its…
Bloomberg – USA
May 1 (Bloomberg) — President George W. Bush, a year after saying the
US and its allies had ``prevailed'' in Iraq, warned of continued violence
as his…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=aNNoUOIQArNk&refer=top_world_news

IRAQ Prisoner Images Anger Arabs
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
… issue. Six US soldiers facing courts-martial in the abuse allegations
have been reassigned in Iraq. Their boss, Brig. Gen. Janis…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/8562300.htm

DESPITE challenges in Iraq, Bush touts brighter future
USA Today – USA
WASHINGTON (AP) ˜ President Bush says the United States will successfully
pursue its work in Iraq in the face of a violent insurgency that seeks
to undermine…
www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2004-05-01-bush_x.htm

UK troops in Iraq torture outrage
NEWS.com.au – Australia
… The soldiers said they were making the photos public to show why the
US-UK Coalition was encountering such fierce resistance in Iraq.…
www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,9448019%255E401,00.htm

BUSH: US Troops Face Serious Challenges in Iraq
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A year after declaring major combat over in Iraq,
President Bush said on Saturday that US forces still face serious challenges
there but…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5007092

BRITAIN Considering More Troops in Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
LONDON – Britain is considering sending more troops to Iraq to fill the
gap created by Spain's withdrawal of its 1,300 soldiers, an official in
Prime Minister…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/8567799.htm

2 US troops, 2 contractors die in Iraq
MLive.com – MI,USA
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) ˜ Insurgents killed a US soldier and two civilian
contractors in northern Iraq and attacked a US convoy Saturday in Baghdad,
as scores of…

www.mlive.com/newsflash/lateststories/index.ssf?/base/international-13/1083417243214090.xml

IRAQ abuse pictures 'bad news' for UK
BBC News – London,England,UK
By any account the last week of April has been a bad one for the US-led
coalition in Iraq. … There is no single answer to Iraq's security problems.

news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3676329.stm

BUSH Defends Declaring End to Iraq Combat
Indiana Gazette – Indiana County,PA,USA
WASHINGTON – President Bush says the United States will successfully pursue
its work in Iraq in the face of a violent insurgency that seeks to undermine
a…
www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?BRD=1078&dept_id=151021&newsid=11422974&PAG=461&rfi=9

BRITAIN Considers More Troops in Iraq
Guardian – UK
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) – Insurgents killed a US soldier and two civilian contractors
in northern Iraq and attacked a US convoy in Baghdad on Saturday, as scores

www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4042495,00.html

IRAQ war vet says leaders must own up to errors
CNN – USA
“I don't expect an easy solution to the situation in Iraq. … One year
ago today, our president had declared that major combat operations in
Iraq were over.…
www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/05/01/dems.radio/

BLAIR condemns Iraq abuse
Reuters – London,England,UK
… We went to Iraq to get rid of that sort of thing, not to do it,” Blair
said. “If these things have happened they've got to be condemned utterly.

www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=502895&section=news

SECURITY for Pinoys in Iraq ordered
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
President Arroyo has ordered the strict implementation of security measures
for Filipino workers in Iraq to prevent a second Filipino casualty in
that country.…
www.abs-cbnnews.com/NewsStory.aspx?section=National&OID=50125

BLOODIED in Iraq, Bush puts on brave face
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
A year after controversially declaring major combat over in Iraq , President
George Bush has defended his comments and warned of more serious violence
before a…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/D29EC8BF-28C9-423E-BE07-F46FDA36EBAA.htm

ANALYSIS: Terrible month in Iraq
BBC News – London,England,UK
… The Falluja agreement may or may not resolve one of the most pressing
problems the US faces in Iraq. But it comes at the end of a terrible month.

<news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3675771.stm

IRAQ images spur fears of backlash
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
… assertions by senior military officers that actions of a handful of
soldiers should not taint the thousands who serve honorably in Iraq, the
president added…
www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-0405010153may01,1,741307.story?coll=chi-news-hed

NAMES of Iraq War Dead Read on ABC Show
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
LOS ANGELES – Ted Koppel solemnly read aloud the names of American soldiers
killed in the Iraq war during an unusual edition of ABC's “Nightline”
Friday night.…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A58668-2004May1.html

KERRY: US must seek help in Iraq
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
… John Kerry declared Friday that Iraq and the United States face “a
moment of truth” as they seek to rebuild the violence-racked country,
while President Bush…
www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-0405010156may01,1,1920958.story?coll=chi-news-hed

WORSENING chaos in Iraq – By Afzaal Mahmood
Hi Pakistan – Lahore,Pakistan
With no end in sight to violence – April being the bloodiest month for
US troops since the occupation of Iraq – Washington is trying hard to
involve the United…
www.hipakistan.com/en/detail.php?newsId=en63303&F_catID=&f_type=source

BLAIR Appalled by Iraq Abuse Photos, Doubts Emerge
Reuters – USA
… black and white photographs Saturday of British troops it said were
kicking, stamping and urinating on a hooded Iraqi in Basra, southern Iraq,
where Britain…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5008169&section=news

US media revisit own failures on Iraq conflict
Channel News Asia – Singapore
NEW YORK: While President George W. Bush takes heat from the media over
the Iraq conflict, US journalists have started an introspection of their
coverage of…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/82828/1/.html

BRITAIN to send in a further 4,000 troops to Iraq danger zone
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
Thousands of additional troops are to be sent to Iraq to take control of
the Shia holy city of Najaf in the largest expansion of British Forces
since the start…
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/
05/02/nbrit102.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/05/02/ixnewstop.html

DEAL ends siege of Fallujah, three killed in northern Iraq
London Free Press – London,Ontario,Canada
FALLUJAH, IRAQ — Insurgents killed a US soldier and two civilian contractors
in northern Iraq and attacked a US convoy in Baghdad yesterday as scores
of…
www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/LondonFreePress/News/2004/05/02/443933.html

HIRING of Indian ex-servicemen for Iraq raises doubts
Times of India – India
… servicemen including retired officers upto the rank of Divisional Commanders
are being recruited by private security agencies for deployment in Iraq
and first…
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/653893.cms

US 'will finish our work' in Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
President Bush says the United States will pursue its work in Iraq in the
face of a violent insurgency that seeks to undermine a peaceful transfer
of power to…
washingtontimes.com/national/20040502-124155-3600r.htm

MILITARY report details abuse at Army prison in Iraq, magazine ...
Newsday - Long Island,NY,USA
... editions. Six US soldiers facing courts-martial in the abuse allegations
have been reassigned in Iraq; their boss, Brig. Gen. Janis ...
http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/ny-bc-ny--
prisonerabuse0501may01,0,2334251.story?coll=ny-ap-regional-wire

TWO US Sailors, Two Soldiers Killed in Iraq Attacks
Reuters - USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two US soldiers and two sailors have been killed in
separate attacks in Iraq, the US military said on Saturday. ...
http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=domesticNews&storyID=5006880

STAY out of Iraq, says SA's foreign affairs
Independent Online - South Africa
The death brought to six the total number of South African civilians killed
in Iraq since the conflict began, foreign ministry spokesperson Ronnie
Mamoepa said ...
http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?click_id=6&art_id=vn20040501110448655C564225&set_id=1

COALITION implementing clear strategy in Iraq:Bush
Times of India - India
WASHINGTON: Amid escalating violence across Iraq, US President George W
Bush has acknowledged that his country faced "serious" challenges in the
war-ravaged ...
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/653038.cms

IRAQ troops' job: to quell revolt
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
Marines who had been mired in the worst bloodshed of the Iraq campaign
leave the calming of Fallujah to Iraqis from the former army. BY CAROL
ROSENBERG.…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/8565164.htm

IRAQ Prison Workers Questioned
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… contractor acknowledged Friday that its employees had been questioned
in connection with the incident at the US military's main detention center
in Iraq.…
www.latimes.com/business/careers/work/la-fg-abuse1may01,1,5230553.story?coll=la-headlines-business-careers

1 year later, Bush backs Iraq speech on carrier
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
WASHINGTON ˜ A somber President Bush yesterday acknowledged the mounting
death toll among US troops in Iraq and vowed that “their sacrifice will
not go in…
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2001917522_bushiraq01.html

UK probes Iraq abuse
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
… detention facility, Maj.-Gen. Geoffrey Miller, was being sent to Iraq
to take over the coalition detention facilities. Kimmitt said the…
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1
&c=Article&cid=1083363013943&call_pageid=968332188854&col=968350060724

MORE occupation troops killed in Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
Two US Marines have been killed in Iraq in the restive province of Al-Anbar,
which includes the flashpoint city of Falluja. Brigadier…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/D00F7C29-F9CF-45FE-89E5-DA85C8181CF5.htm

ROW over TV list of US Iraq dead
BBC News – London,England,UK
A US TV news programme has sparked controversy by devoting itself entirely
to listing and showing pictures of more than 700 US soldiers killed in
Iraq.…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3675683.stm

KERRY Calls for Expanded International Role in Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… Friday to engage in personal diplomacy to try to repair relationships
with other influential nations and gain their support for an international
mission in Iraq…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/politics/whitehouse/
la-na-kerry1may01,1,7487559.story?coll=la-news-politics-white_house

KERRY urges Bush to share Iraq burden
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
FULTON, Mo. ˜ John Kerry on Friday challenged President Bush to “put
pride aside,” cede oversight of Iraq's reconstruction to a United Nations
“high…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/nation/8562641.htm

BUSH warns of dangers ahead in Iraq
Times of India – India
WASHINGTON : A year after giving a controversial speech declaring major
combat over in Iraq , President George W. Bush defended his comments and
warned of more…
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/652406.cms

ABIZAID Seeks Muslim Nations' Troops for Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… WASHINGTON ˜ Hoping to pressure allies to contribute more troops
to the occupation of Iraq, the commander of US forces took the unusual
step Friday of…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-
troops1may01,1,4943215.story?coll=la-headlines-world

TWO US sailors killed in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Two US sailors were killed in Iraq's central Anbar province,
a hotbed of resistance that includes the city of Fallujah, the US military
said…
www.boston.com/dailynews/122/world/Two_U_S_sailors_killed_in_Iraq:.shtml

TRIUMPHANT mood fades amid difficulty of struggle for Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… A year after he landed triumphantly on an aircraft carrier, stood beneath
a ``Mission accomplished'' banner and declared major combat in Iraq over,
President…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/8566321.htm

UK Launches Inquiry Into Iraq Abuse Photos
Reuters – USA
… five black and white photographs of British troops apparently kicking,
stamping and urinating on a hooded Iraqi in Basra, southern Iraq, where
Britain has…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5006692&section=news

IRAQ Kidnappers Say Will Not Harm Italians-Jazeera
Reuters – USA
… A fourth Italian kidnapped with them was murdered after the captors
demanded Italy withdraw its 2,700 troops from Iraq. The statement…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5006670&section=news

AT HOME IN IRAQ: While their length of involvement remains…
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
… For the innocent civilians who were killed in Iraq, it certainly was
a war,” said John Pike, head of GlobalSecurity.com, a military think tank
in northern…
www.freep.com/news/nw/iask1_20040501.htm

  
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