Iraq News and Information Links June 4 2004
US, Britain Circulate Revised Draft of UN Iraq Resolution
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
The United States and Britain have circulated a revised draft of their
Security Council resolution on Iraq. The latest draft has…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=1A38FF79-4A4E-44B4-AAB41B5F38AFD413

POPE presses Bush on Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
… Reuters) – Pope John Paul and anti-war protesters have delivered a
common message to US President George W. Bush when he visited Rome—
return Iraq to Iraqis.…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=523705&section=news

'INCLUDE opponents of US in new Iraq advisory council'
Financial Times – London,England,UK
Lakhdar Brahimi, the UN envoy who helped select Iraq's first sovereign
government, called on Friday for the inclusion of groups opposing the
US military…
news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/
StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1085944529882

IRAQ ambush kills five US soldiers
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
KUFA, Iraq (AP) – American and Shiite militia forces agreed to withdraw
from the holy cities of Najaf and Kufa and turn over security to Iraqi
police, the…
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_
Type1&c=Article&cid=1086343887027&call_pageid=968256289824&col=968705899037

AUSTRALIAN leader says he's sticking by America in Iraq
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
Australia's prime minister said Friday that success is the only option
for the United States and its allies in Iraq and pledged that Australian
forces will…
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2004/06/04/national1734EDT0690.DTL

IRAQ'S new PM sets out main policies in keynote address
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
Iraq's new prime minister urged the nation on Friday to unite against a
terrorist threat that he said posed the major risk to its independence
and prosperity…
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=4866

FULL sovereignty for Iraq after 30 June?
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
… Tony Benn, a former Labour member of the UK parliament, and anti-Iraq
war activist, told Aljazeera.net that what the US is trying to do in Iraq
is complete…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/6EA5FDA5-05B1-4AE0-86F5-6FFD8C8C256C.htm

A Daily Look at US Iraq Military Deaths
Guardian – UK
As of Friday, June 4, 813 US service members have died since the beginning
of military operations in Iraq in March 2003, according to the Defense
Department.…
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4169018,00.html

IRAQ forms polls panel, asks US troops to stay
The Daily Star – Bangladesh
Iraq named a team yesterday to organise its first free elections in January,
the next step in establishing its independence from US military occupation.

www.thedailystar.net/2004/06/05/d40605130162.htm

JEWISH artifacts from Iraq in limbo
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
WASHINGTON ˆ A damaged Torah, a centuries-old Bible and other rare documents
important to Iraq's few remaining Jews were rescued from a flooded cellar
in…
www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/060504dnrelwireArtifacts.7c7ca.html

US submits new draft of Iraq resolution
CNN – USA
UNITED NATIONS (CNN) — The United States on Friday submitted a revised
draft resolution on Iraq to the UN Security Council. The…
www.cnn.com/2004/US/06/04/iraq.resolution/

NEW Iraq Resolution at UN Allows Interim Leaders to Order Troop…
Bloomberg – USA
June 4 (Bloomberg) — The US and UK distributed a third version of their
United Nations resolution on Iraq that gives the interim government scheduled
to take…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=ayY3NkZyhFmw&refer=top_world_news

LETTING Go of Iraq
TIME – USA
The US script for Iraq's transition is clear. The new caretaker government
will assume sovereign powers from the Coalition Provisional…
www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,646171,00.html

POPE Urges Bush to Hasten Iraq Self Rule
Guardian – UK
ROME (AP) – President Bush got a sharp dose of Europe's opposition to his
Iraq policy Friday, quietly in the halls of the Vatican from Pope John
II and loudly…
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4168597,00.html

IRAQ'S Interim Prime Minister Urges Iraqis to Accept Foreign…
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Iraq's new interim prime minister, Iyad Allawi, urged Iraqis on Friday
to accept the presence of US and other foreign troops in the country,
saying their…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=C960D992-AD1C-4D8B-9F46C85D61200E0D

KURDISTAN: Myth, Reality and the War in Iraq
NPR (audio) – USA
She speaks with NPR's Tony Cox about the history of the Kurds and their
views on the war in Iraq. From NPR in Los Angeles, I'm Tony Cox in for
Tavis.…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1922988

EX-IRAQ POWs Can't Collect $959 Mln in Damages, US Court Says
Bloomberg – USA
June 4 (Bloomberg) — Former US fighter pilots tortured by Iraq while prisoners
during the 1991 Persian Gulf War can't collect $959 million from Iraq,
a US…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=aCOItPAOdVkQ&refer=top_world_news

POPE denounces recent ` deplorable events ' ' in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
ROME (AP) President Bush got a sharp dose of Europe's opposition to his
Iraq policy Friday, quietly in the halls of the Vatican from Pope John
II and loudly in…
www.boston.com/dailynews/156/world/Pope_denounces_recent_deplorab:.shtml

I won't budge: Latham defies Bush on Iraq
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
… has refused to give ground after an unprecedented attack by President
George Bush over his pledge to withdraw Australian troops from Iraq, plunging
Labor's…
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/06/04/1086203627741.html?from=top5

IRAQ'S New Prime Minister Defends Presence of US Troops
New York Times – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq, June 4 In his first address to the Iraqi people, the country's
new prime minister today defended the presence of American and British
forces on…
www.nytimes.com/2004/06/04/international/middleeast/04CND-
FORC.html?ex=1087012800&en=15a04779daf65df4&ei=5062

IRAQ'S Interim PM Addresses Nation
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Iraq's new transitional prime minister has called on Iraqis to unite against
terrorism, and says the presence of foreign troops is important for Iraqi
security…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=6A56CFE9-9476-48AA-A0BD0F65B37586C8

ATTACKERS kill 4 US troops, Russians leave, as Iraq heads to…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : Four US soldiers were killed in an attack on their convoy near
a Baghdad slum, underscoring the relentless insecurity in Iraq which provoked
Russians…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/88506/1/.html

UN Says Coalition Troops Violated Rights in Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… Nations' top human rights official said on Friday US-led occupation
forces had committed “serious violations” of international humanitarian
law in Iraq and had…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A15588-2004Jun4.html

POPE Pressures Bush on Iraq Amid Rome Protests
Reuters – USA
ROME (Reuters) – Pope John Paul and anti-war protesters delivered a common
message to President Bush when he visited Rome on Friday — return Iraq
to Iraqis.…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5348579

POPE tells Bush situation in Iraq must be “normalized”
Channel News Asia – Singapore
VATICAN CITY : Pope John Paul II admonished US President George W. Bush
over Iraq, telling him bluntly the situation should be “normalized as
quickly as…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/88505/1/.html

COUPLE fret as son kidnapped in Iraq
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
The first an elderly Tauranga couple knew of their son's kidnapping in
Iraq was when a friend called from Australia after seeing his face on
the television news…
www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?reportID=562588&storyID=3570834

TROOPS May Exit Iraq's Holy Cities
CBS News – USA
… But The New York Times reports his agency will come in for harsh criticism
in a Senate report on intelligence failures leading up to the Iraq war.

www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/06/04/iraq/main621122.shtml

BUSH speech 'to be about D-Day, not Iraq'
Expatica – Netherlands
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, June 3 (AFP) – US President George W. Bush will focus
on the soldiers of D-day, not the war in Iraq, when he delivers a speech
marking…
www.expatica.com/source/site_article.asp?subchannel_id=58&story_id=8229

TREATMENT of Iraqi prisoners a 'stain' on Iraq's freedom: UN
Channel News Asia – Singapore
“The treatment of Iraqi prisoners was, as recognised by coalition leaders
at the highest levels, a stain upon the effort to bring freedom to Iraq,”
a specially…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/88494/1/.html

IRAQ names election body
swissinfo – Switzerland
By Alastair Macdonald. “one step further in the right direction along the
road towards a democratic, sovereign, free and peaceful Iraq”.…
www.swissinfo.org/sen/swissinfo.html?siteSect=143&sid=4981171

PRIME US contractors wary about Iraq transition
Forbes – USA
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Some prime US contractors in Iraq are wary of the
US handover on June 30 and say there are still too many unanswered questions,
from the…
www.forbes.com/markets/newswire/2004/06/04/rtr1396012.html

AIDE to Key Terror Suspect in Iraq Is Held by Police, US Says
New York Times – USA
… believed to be Mr. Zarqawi's describes the killing as retaliation for
the humiliation inflicted on Iraqi prisoners by American soldiers in Iraq,
and warns of…
www.nytimes.com/2004/06/04/international/middleeast/04CND
-IRAQ.html?ex=1087012800&en=03588ad95e161e21&ei=5062

IRAQ tells UN: troops should stay
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
… to Australian troops, his speech to the council came just hours after
President George Bush said Mark Latham's plan to withdraw troops from
Iraq would be a…
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/06/04/1086203633206.html

POPE pressures Bush on Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
ROME (Reuters) – Pope John Paul has piled pressure on George W. Bush over
Iraq during their meeting while beyond the walls of Vatican City rowdy
anti-war…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=523565&section=news

UN handover plans get Iraq backing
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq has named a team to organise its first free elections
in January, the next step in establishing its independence from US military

www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=523544&section=news

IRAQ is our business
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
PRESIDENT Bush should focus on solving the crisis in Iraq, not meddling
in domestic Australian politics. Australia is right to back…
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,9747544%255E24218,00.html

IRAQ Leader: Foreign Troops Aid Stability
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Iraq's new prime minister told the nation Friday that the
presence of American and other foreign troops would guarantee Iraqi security
after…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/politics/8838803.htm

TERROR suspect captured in Iraq
Ireland Online – Dublin,Ireland
An associate of al-Qaida killer Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has been captured
in Iraq, the US command revealed today. Umar Baziyani is…
212.2.162.45/news/story.asp?j=106512102&p=yx65yz8x8&n=106512862

DUTCH journalist unhurt in Iraq shooting
Expatica – Netherlands
AMSTERDAM ˜ A Dutch journalist in Iraq has escaped injury in a recent
shooting incident, Dutch media has reported. Ismael Zayer…
www.expatica.com/source/site_article.asp?subchannel_id=19&story_id=8197

UN Says US-Led Forces Violated Rights in Iraq
Reuters – USA
… by a team from his Geneva office as speaking of “arbitrary arrests
and detention as an ongoing phenomenon” since US-led forces invaded Iraq
in March 2003.…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5346907

POPE Asks Bush for ` Speedy ' Return of Iraq Sovereignty During…
Bloomberg – USA
… Bush used the meeting to defend the US-led war in Iraq, saying that
there are times when you have to resort to war to achieve peace, an administration
official…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=aA4wpFCOv8Xs&refer=top_world_news

TENET Resigns Over Failure On 9/11, Iraq: Report
Islam Online – UK
… of CIA director George Tenet came over intense criticism for intelligence
failures in the run-up to the September 11 attacks and the invasion of
Iraq on the…
www.islam-online.net/English/News/2004-06/04/article06.shtml

UNDER tribal robes, Iraq's president is a man of high energy
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
Baghdad — Stopped in his vehicle at one of this city's many tiresome checkpoints,
Iraq's new interim president lost his cool. He…
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/06/04/MNG1G70J731.DTL

UN report credits, criticizes coalition on rights in Iraq
USA Today – USA
The report by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said the coalition's
invasion of Iraq “removed a government that preyed on the Iraqi people
and…
www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2004-06-04-human-rights_x.htm

FOUR US soldiers killed in Iraq
The Times (subscription) – London,England,UK
BY AFP IN BAGHDAD. Four US soldiers were killed and five wounded today
when a blast struck their convoy on the edge of the Sadr City.…
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,1-1134264,00.html

INFLUENTIAL Shiite backs interim Iraq government
Charleston Post Courier (subscription) – Charleston,SC,USA
BAGHDAD, IRAQ—Iraq's most influential Shiite figure gave tacit endorsement
to the UN-appointed government Thursday, breaking nearly three months
of silence…
www.charleston.net/stories/060404/ter_04iraq.shtml

IRAQ putting Asians to the test
Asia Times Online – Hong Kong
By Simon Tay. The US-led intervention in Iraq is going through a terrible
season. First, conflicts in Iraq have spiked, with more…
www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/FF05Ae04.html

IRAQ forms election commission
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq has moved a step closer to holding its first democratic
elections with the naming of an independent commission to organise the
poll…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=523364&section=news

PHILIPPINES to push for UN role in Iraq handover
Xinhua – China
MANILA, June 4 (Xinhuanet) — The Philippines will push the UnitedNations
to play a more central role in Iraq during the country presides over discussion
in…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/04/content_1508909.htm

BLAIR defends Iraq war
News24 – South Africa
London – Prime Minister Tony Blair on Friday defended his decision to go
to war in Iraq, saying he had judged it better for world security to remove
Saddam…
www.news24.com/News24/World/Iraq/0,,2-10-1460_1537788,00.html

IRAQ Joins UN Talks over Resolution
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: The UN Security Council debates a new resolution on Iraq that
is meant to detail the relationship between Iraq's new interim government
and US-led…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1921761

IRAQ Forms Election Board, Asks US Troops to Stay
Wired News – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq named a team on Friday to organize its first free
elections in January, the next step in establishing its independence from
US…
wireservice.wired.com/wired/story.asp?section=Breaking&storyId=873991&tw=wn_wire_story

BUSH attacks Aussie opposition on Iraq
TVNZ – New Zealand
US President Bush has launched a blistering attack on the leader of Australia's
opposition over his stance on the occupation of Iraq.…
tvnz.co.nz/view/news_world_story_skin/429280?format=html

WITH Resignation, Tenet Becomes Latest Iraq Casualty
Zaman – Turkey
George Tenet, Director of America's Central Intelligence Agency (CIA),
resigned yesterday amidst intense criticism of the CIA's handling of the
Iraq issue; he…
www.zaman.org/?bl=international&alt=&trh=20040604&hn=9204

SOLDIERS to Get Separate Iraq, Afghan Medals
NPR (audio) – USA
Vic Snyder (D-AR) about his bill creating separate campaign medals to be
awarded to troops who are serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1921745

RP TEAM IN IRAQ TO STAY DESPITE 3 INJURED PINOY SOLDIERS
Philippine Headline News – Manila,Philippines
MANILA, June 4, 2004 (STAR) The Philippine contingent in Iraq will stay
on despite reports that three Filipino soldiers being wounded in an ambush
by Iraqi…
www.newsflash.org/2004/02/hl/hl100449.htm

IRAQ wants say on end to occupation
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
Iraq 's interim foreign minister has told the UN Security Council his new
government wanted US-led occupation troops to stay but said Baghdad needed
some…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/553C361E-CEEA-48CD-97C5-180687EB2D86.htm

BUSH arrives in Europe for tough talks on Iraq
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
… W. Bush arrived in Italy before dawn Friday to recall the Allied role
in liberating Nazi-occupied Europe and to engage in tough talks on Iraq
with European…
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1086327703910&p=1006688055060

BUSH, Howard Agree Allies Shouldn't Pull Troops From Iraq
Cybercast News Service – USA
Pacific Rim Bureau (CNSNews.com) – An Australian decision to withdrew its
troops from Iraq by Christmas, as promised by the official opposition
Labor Party…
www.cnsnews.com/ViewForeignBureaus.asp?Page=%5CForeign
Bureaus%5Carchive%5C200406%5CFOR20040604b.html

BLAIR defends Iraq war decision
NEWS.com.au – Australia
BRITISH Prime Minister Tony Blair defended his decision to go to war in
Iraq today, saying he had judged it better for world security to remove
Saddam Hussein…
www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,9745086%255E1702,00.html

IRAQ 'security matters'
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
UNITED NATIONS ˜ Iraq's foreign minister told the UN Security Council
on Thursday that the new interim government wants the US-led multinational
force to…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/8831930.htm

TOP Shi'ite gives nod, advice to Iraq's leaders
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
NAJAF, Iraq — Iraq's most influential Shi'ite cleric gave a cautious and
tacit endorsement of the new interim government Thursday, and urged it
to lobby the…
www.freep.com/news/nw/iraq4_20040604.htm

BUSH to appeal for help for Iraq
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
… ceremonies marking the 60th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, but
his presence also heralded a new US drive to mend relations badly frayed
by the Iraq war and…
www.indystar.com/articles/8/152232-9708-010.html

AUSTRALIA'S leader lauds Bush for Iraq steadfastness
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Australian Prime Minister John Howard yesterday voiced his support for
President Bush's leadership in Iraq and the war on terror and told fellow
allies that…
washingtontimes.com/national/20040603-112817-4607r.htm

BUSH starts D-Day tour, seeking support on Iraq issue
Xinhua – China
… President George W. Bush started a tour to Europe on Thursday, where
he will ply the 60th anniversary of D-Day to seek support from Europe
on the issue of Iraq…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/04/content_1508587.htm

FRIDAY Forum: The hand-over to Iraq
Orlando Sentinel (subscription) – Orlando,FL,USA
… And with the backing of the United States and coalition partners, the
UN envoy to Iraq, and the limited — yet significant — support of the
nation's leading…
www.orlandosentinel.com/news/opinion/orl-edpforumletters04060404
jun04,1,499181.story?coll=orl-opinion-headlines

BUSH calls for support for Iraq's interim government
Outlookindia.com – UK
US President George W Bush has urged the international community to give
its full support to the interim government in Iraq which will assume sovereignty
on…
www.outlookindia.com/pti_news.asp?id=226131

IRAQ transfer will include control of prisons, could lead to…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
UNITED NATIONS (AP) The transfer of sovereignty to Iraq's interim government
on June 30 will include control of prisons and could lead to the handover
of…
www.boston.com/dailynews/156/world/Iraq_transfer_will_include_con:.shtml

IRAQ'S dishonorable chameleon
Denver Post – Denver,CO,USA
… address last January. He personally greeted the president when he went
to Iraq to serve Thanksgiving dinner to US soldiers. Chalabi is…
www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36~417~2190723,00.html

ATTACKERS kill 4 US troops, Russians leave, as Iraq heads to…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : Four US soldiers were killed in an attack on their convoy near
a Baghdad slum, underscoring the relentless insecurity in Iraq which provoked
Russians…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/88506/1/.html

UN Says Coalition Troops Violated Rights in Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… Nations' top human rights official said on Friday US-led occupation
forces had committed “serious violations” of international humanitarian
law in Iraq and had…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A15588-2004Jun4.html

POPE Pressures Bush on Iraq Amid Rome Protests
Reuters – USA
ROME (Reuters) – Pope John Paul and anti-war protesters delivered a common
message to President Bush when he visited Rome on Friday — return Iraq
to Iraqis.…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5348579

POPE tells Bush situation in Iraq must be “normalized”
Channel News Asia – Singapore
VATICAN CITY : Pope John Paul II admonished US President George W. Bush
over Iraq, telling him bluntly the situation should be “normalized as
quickly as…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/88505/1/.html

COUPLE fret as son kidnapped in Iraq
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
The first an elderly Tauranga couple knew of their son's kidnapping in
Iraq was when a friend called from Australia after seeing his face on
the television news…
www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?reportID=562588&storyID=3570834

TROOPS May Exit Iraq's Holy Cities
CBS News – USA
… But The New York Times reports his agency will come in for harsh criticism
in a Senate report on intelligence failures leading up to the Iraq war.

www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/06/04/iraq/main621122.shtml

BUSH speech 'to be about D-Day, not Iraq'
Expatica – Netherlands
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, June 3 (AFP) – US President George W. Bush will focus
on the soldiers of D-day, not the war in Iraq, when he delivers a speech
marking…
www.expatica.com/source/site_article.asp?subchannel_id=58&story_id=8229

TREATMENT of Iraqi prisoners a 'stain' on Iraq's freedom: UN
Channel News Asia – Singapore
“The treatment of Iraqi prisoners was, as recognised by coalition leaders
at the highest levels, a stain upon the effort to bring freedom to Iraq,”
a specially…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/88494/1/.html

IRAQ names election body
swissinfo – Switzerland
By Alastair Macdonald. “one step further in the right direction along the
road towards a democratic, sovereign, free and peaceful Iraq”.…
www.swissinfo.org/sen/swissinfo.html?siteSect=143&sid=4981171

PRIME US contractors wary about Iraq transition
Forbes – USA
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Some prime US contractors in Iraq are wary of the
US handover on June 30 and say there are still too many unanswered questions,
from the…
www.forbes.com/markets/newswire/2004/06/04/rtr1396012.html

AIDE to Key Terror Suspect in Iraq Is Held by Police, US Says
New York Times – USA
… believed to be Mr. Zarqawi's describes the killing as retaliation for
the humiliation inflicted on Iraqi prisoners by American soldiers in Iraq,
and warns of…
www.nytimes.com/2004/06/04/international/middleeast/04CND
-IRAQ.html?ex=1087012800&en=03588ad95e161e21&ei=5062

IRAQ tells UN: troops should stay
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
… to Australian troops, his speech to the council came just hours after
President George Bush said Mark Latham's plan to withdraw troops from
Iraq would be a…
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/06/04/1086203633206.html

POPE pressures Bush on Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
ROME (Reuters) – Pope John Paul has piled pressure on George W. Bush over
Iraq during their meeting while beyond the walls of Vatican City rowdy
anti-war…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=523565&section=news

UN handover plans get Iraq backing
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq has named a team to organise its first free elections
in January, the next step in establishing its independence from US military

www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=523544&section=news

IRAQ is our business
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
PRESIDENT Bush should focus on solving the crisis in Iraq, not meddling
in domestic Australian politics. Australia is right to back…
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,9747544%255E24218,00.html

IRAQ Leader: Foreign Troops Aid Stability
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Iraq's new prime minister told the nation Friday that the
presence of American and other foreign troops would guarantee Iraqi security
after…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/politics/8838803.htm

TERROR suspect captured in Iraq
Ireland Online – Dublin,Ireland
An associate of al-Qaida killer Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has been captured
in Iraq, the US command revealed today. Umar Baziyani is…
212.2.162.45/news/story.asp?j=106512102&p=yx65yz8x8&n=106512862

DUTCH journalist unhurt in Iraq shooting
Expatica – Netherlands
AMSTERDAM ˜ A Dutch journalist in Iraq has escaped injury in a recent
shooting incident, Dutch media has reported. Ismael Zayer…
www.expatica.com/source/site_article.asp?subchannel_id=19&story_id=8197

UN Says US-Led Forces Violated Rights in Iraq
Reuters – USA
… by a team from his Geneva office as speaking of “arbitrary arrests
and detention as an ongoing phenomenon” since US-led forces invaded Iraq
in March 2003.…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5346907

POPE Asks Bush for ` Speedy ' Return of Iraq Sovereignty During…
Bloomberg – USA
… Bush used the meeting to defend the US-led war in Iraq, saying that
there are times when you have to resort to war to achieve peace, an administration
official…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=aA4wpFCOv8Xs&refer=top_world_news

TENET Resigns Over Failure On 9/11, Iraq: Report
Islam Online – UK
… of CIA director George Tenet came over intense criticism for intelligence
failures in the run-up to the September 11 attacks and the invasion of
Iraq on the…
www.islam-online.net/English/News/2004-06/04/article06.shtml

UNDER tribal robes, Iraq's president is a man of high energy
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
Baghdad — Stopped in his vehicle at one of this city's many tiresome checkpoints,
Iraq's new interim president lost his cool. He…
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/06/04/MNG1G70J731.DTL

UN report credits, criticizes coalition on rights in Iraq
USA Today – USA
The report by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said the coalition's
invasion of Iraq “removed a government that preyed on the Iraqi people
and…
www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2004-06-04-human-rights_x.htm

FOUR US soldiers killed in Iraq
The Times (subscription) – London,England,UK
BY AFP IN BAGHDAD. Four US soldiers were killed and five wounded today
when a blast struck their convoy on the edge of the Sadr City.…
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,1-1134264,00.html

INFLUENTIAL Shiite backs interim Iraq government
Charleston Post Courier (subscription) – Charleston,SC,USA
BAGHDAD, IRAQ—Iraq's most influential Shiite figure gave tacit endorsement
to the UN-appointed government Thursday, breaking nearly three months
of silence…
www.charleston.net/stories/060404/ter_04iraq.shtml

IRAQ putting Asians to the test
Asia Times Online – Hong Kong
By Simon Tay. The US-led intervention in Iraq is going through a terrible
season. First, conflicts in Iraq have spiked, with more…
www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/FF05Ae04.html

IRAQ forms election commission
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq has moved a step closer to holding its first democratic
elections with the naming of an independent commission to organise the
poll…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=523364&section=news

PHILIPPINES to push for UN role in Iraq handover
Xinhua – China
MANILA, June 4 (Xinhuanet) — The Philippines will push the UnitedNations
to play a more central role in Iraq during the country presides over discussion
in…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/04/content_1508909.htm

BLAIR defends Iraq war
News24 – South Africa
London – Prime Minister Tony Blair on Friday defended his decision to go
to war in Iraq, saying he had judged it better for world security to remove
Saddam…
www.news24.com/News24/World/Iraq/0,,2-10-1460_1537788,00.html

IRAQ Joins UN Talks over Resolution
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: The UN Security Council debates a new resolution on Iraq that
is meant to detail the relationship between Iraq's new interim government
and US-led…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1921761

IRAQ Forms Election Board, Asks US Troops to Stay
Wired News – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq named a team on Friday to organize its first free
elections in January, the next step in establishing its independence from
US…
wireservice.wired.com/wired/story.asp?section=Breaking&storyId=873991&tw=wn_wire_story

BUSH attacks Aussie opposition on Iraq
TVNZ – New Zealand
US President Bush has launched a blistering attack on the leader of Australia's
opposition over his stance on the occupation of Iraq.…
tvnz.co.nz/view/news_world_story_skin/429280?format=html

WITH Resignation, Tenet Becomes Latest Iraq Casualty
Zaman – Turkey
George Tenet, Director of America's Central Intelligence Agency (CIA),
resigned yesterday amidst intense criticism of the CIA's handling of the
Iraq issue; he…
www.zaman.org/?bl=international&alt=&trh=20040604&hn=9204

SOLDIERS to Get Separate Iraq, Afghan Medals
NPR (audio) – USA
Vic Snyder (D-AR) about his bill creating separate campaign medals to be
awarded to troops who are serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1921745

RP TEAM IN IRAQ TO STAY DESPITE 3 INJURED PINOY SOLDIERS
Philippine Headline News – Manila,Philippines
MANILA, June 4, 2004 (STAR) The Philippine contingent in Iraq will stay
on despite reports that three Filipino soldiers being wounded in an ambush
by Iraqi…
www.newsflash.org/2004/02/hl/hl100449.htm

IRAQ wants say on end to occupation
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
Iraq 's interim foreign minister has told the UN Security Council his new
government wanted US-led occupation troops to stay but said Baghdad needed
some…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/553C361E-CEEA-48CD-97C5-180687EB2D86.htm

BUSH arrives in Europe for tough talks on Iraq
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
… W. Bush arrived in Italy before dawn Friday to recall the Allied role
in liberating Nazi-occupied Europe and to engage in tough talks on Iraq
with European…
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/
ShowFull&cid=1086327703910&p=1006688055060

BUSH, Howard Agree Allies Shouldn't Pull Troops From Iraq
Cybercast News Service – USA
Pacific Rim Bureau (CNSNews.com) – An Australian decision to withdrew its
troops from Iraq by Christmas, as promised by the official opposition
Labor Party…
www.cnsnews.com/ViewForeignBureaus.asp?Page=%5C
ForeignBureaus%5Carchive%5C200406%5CFOR20040604b.html

BLAIR defends Iraq war decision
NEWS.com.au – Australia
BRITISH Prime Minister Tony Blair defended his decision to go to war in
Iraq today, saying he had judged it better for world security to remove
Saddam Hussein…
www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,9745086%255E1702,00.html

IRAQ 'security matters'
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
UNITED NATIONS ˜ Iraq's foreign minister told the UN Security Council
on Thursday that the new interim government wants the US-led multinational
force to…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/8831930.htm

TOP Shi'ite gives nod, advice to Iraq's leaders
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
NAJAF, Iraq — Iraq's most influential Shi'ite cleric gave a cautious and
tacit endorsement of the new interim government Thursday, and urged it
to lobby the…
www.freep.com/news/nw/iraq4_20040604.htm

BUSH to appeal for help for Iraq
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
… ceremonies marking the 60th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, but
his presence also heralded a new US drive to mend relations badly frayed
by the Iraq war and…
www.indystar.com/articles/8/152232-9708-010.html

AUSTRALIA'S leader lauds Bush for Iraq steadfastness
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Australian Prime Minister John Howard yesterday voiced his support for
President Bush's leadership in Iraq and the war on terror and told fellow
allies that…
washingtontimes.com/national/20040603-112817-4607r.htm

BUSH starts D-Day tour, seeking support on Iraq issue
Xinhua – China
… President George W. Bush started a tour to Europe on Thursday, where
he will ply the 60th anniversary of D-Day to seek support from Europe
on the issue of Iraq…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/04/content_1508587.htm

FRIDAY Forum: The hand-over to Iraq
Orlando Sentinel (subscription) – Orlando,FL,USA
… And with the backing of the United States and coalition partners, the
UN envoy to Iraq, and the limited — yet significant — support of the
nation's leading…
www.orlandosentinel.com/news/opinion/orl-edpforumletters
04060404jun04,1,499181.story?coll=orl-opinion-headlines

BUSH calls for support for Iraq's interim government
Outlookindia.com – UK
US President George W Bush has urged the international community to give
its full support to the interim government in Iraq which will assume sovereignty
on…
www.outlookindia.com/pti_news.asp?id=226131

IRAQ transfer will include control of prisons, could lead to…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
UNITED NATIONS (AP) The transfer of sovereignty to Iraq's interim government
on June 30 will include control of prisons and could lead to the handover
of…
www.boston.com/dailynews/156/world/Iraq_transfer_will_include_con:.shtml

IRAQ'S dishonorable chameleon
Denver Post – Denver,CO,USA
… address last January. He personally greeted the president when he went
to Iraq to serve Thanksgiving dinner to US soldiers. Chalabi is…
www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36~417~2190723,00.html

IRAQ 'security matters'
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
UNITED NATIONS ˜ Iraq's foreign minister told the UN Security Council
on Thursday that the new interim government wants the US-led multinational
force to…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/8831930.htm

TOP Shi'ite gives nod, advice to Iraq's leaders
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
NAJAF, Iraq — Iraq's most influential Shi'ite cleric gave a cautious and
tacit endorsement of the new interim government Thursday, and urged it
to lobby the…
www.freep.com/news/nw/iraq4_20040604.htm

BUSH to appeal for help for Iraq
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
… ceremonies marking the 60th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, but
his presence also heralded a new US drive to mend relations badly frayed
by the Iraq war and…
www.indystar.com/articles/8/152232-9708-010.html

AUSTRALIA'S leader lauds Bush for Iraq steadfastness
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Australian Prime Minister John Howard yesterday voiced his support for
President Bush's leadership in Iraq and the war on terror and told fellow
allies that…
washingtontimes.com/national/20040603-112817-4607r.htm

BUSH starts D-Day tour, seeking support on Iraq issue
Xinhua – China
… President George W. Bush started a tour to Europe on Thursday, where
he will ply the 60th anniversary of D-Day to seek support from Europe
on the issue of Iraq…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/04/content_1508587.htm

FRIDAY Forum: The hand-over to Iraq
Orlando Sentinel (subscription) – Orlando,FL,USA
… And with the backing of the United States and coalition partners, the
UN envoy to Iraq, and the limited — yet significant — support of the
nation's leading…
www.orlandosentinel.com/news/opinion/orl-edpforumletter
04060404jun04,1,499181.story?coll=orl-opinion-headlines

BUSH calls for support for Iraq's interim government
Outlookindia.com – UK
US President George W Bush has urged the international community to give
its full support to the interim government in Iraq which will assume sovereignty
on…
www.outlookindia.com/pti_news.asp?id=226131

IRAQ transfer will include control of prisons, could lead to…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
UNITED NATIONS (AP) The transfer of sovereignty to Iraq's interim government
on June 30 will include control of prisons and could lead to the handover
of…
www.boston.com/dailynews/156/world/Iraq_transfer_will_include_con:.shtml

IRAQ'S dishonorable chameleon
Denver Post – Denver,CO,USA
… address last January. He personally greeted the president when he went
to Iraq to serve Thanksgiving dinner to US soldiers. Chalabi is…
www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36~417~2190723,00.html

IRAQ'S FM Urges UN to Ensure Full Sovereignty for Interim…
Chosun Ilbo – South Korea
Iraq's foreign minister Hoshyar Zebari is urging the UN Security Council
to give Iraqis a full say over the presence of foreign troops in the country.

english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200406/200406040025.html

SEEKING a better day for Iraq
Trinidad & Tobago Express – Trinidad and Tobago
As the deadline nears for the formal hand-over of power to a new interim
government in Iraq on June 30, there is little sign that conflict in that
country will…
www.trinidadexpress.com/index.pl/article_opinion?id=25041773

CHAPLAIN conducts marriage ceremony in Birmingham – from Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… the other trappings of a wedding ceremony were missing when Jacob Schwartz
and Aimee Thornton were married by the bride's father – a chaplain stationed
in Iraq…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/8834521.htm

UCONN alum now a cabinet member in Iraq's new government
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
STORRS, Conn. — Iraq's new minister of industry has a doctorate from the
University of Connecticut, where he led prayer services and a Muslim student
group.…
www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/ny-bc-ct—uconn
grad-iraq0604jun03,0,7888672.story?coll=ny-ap-regional-wire

IRAQ violence rages after new govt makes security top priority
Borneo Bulletin – borneo,Brunei Darussalam
BAGHDAD (AFP) – Five civilians were killed in the central Iraqi shrine
town of Kufa Thursday as violence raged after the new transitional government
made…
www.brunei-online.com/bb/fri/jun4w31.htm

PLANE leaves for Baghdad to evacuate Russians from Iraq
ITAR-TASS – Moscow,Russia
… has left for Baghdad from Ramenskoye airport near Moscow on Friday
morning to evacuate experts of the Interenergoservis company who are staying
in Iraq.…
www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=903938&PageNum=0

YES, we can blame Bush for Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… Edwards either doesn't understand or is unwilling to admit that cavalierly
invading Iraq and then ineptly micromanaging the war to serve policy purposes
is a…
www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/letters/articles/2004/06/04/yes_we_can_blame_bush_for_iraq

IRAQ‚S Shiite clergy hopes new govt will guarantee elections
Hi Pakistan – Lahore,Pakistan
NAJAF: Iraq‚s revered Shiite Muslim spiritual leader gave a cautious
backing to the country‚s new caretaker government on Thursday, as other
leading…
www.hipakistan.com/en/detail.php?newsId=en66885&F_catID=&f_type=source

IRAQ'S top Shiite expresses approval
Winston Salem Journal – Winston-Salem,NC,USA
Iraq's most influential Shiite figure gave tacit endorsement to the UN-appointed
government yesterday, breaking nearly three months of silence over the

www.journalnow.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=WSJ%2FMGArticle%
2FWSJ_BasicArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1031775864274&path=!nationworld&s=1037645509161

BUSH Seeks Iraq Support in Summitry With Europeans (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
… President George W. Bush may make progress during a week of talks with
European leaders on a United Nations resolution supporting Iraq's new
interim government…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=aq.unqhLrws8&refer=us

SOLDIERS to Get Separate Iraq, Afghan Medals
NPR (audio) – USA
Vic Snyder (D-AR) about his bill creating separate campaign medals to be
awarded to troops who are serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/srfeature.php?wfid=1921745

US, Britain Struggle to Win UN Resolution on Iraq
NPR (audio) – USA
… Brand talks to BBC United Nations correspondent Susannah Price about
the challenges facing US and British efforts to win a favorable UN resolution
on Iraq.…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1921367

BUSH in Europe to Rally Support for Iraq Policy
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
… 4 ˜ President Bush arrived here on Friday for the start of a European
trip intended to rally international support for his efforts to stabilize
Iraq and to…
www.nytimes.com/2004/06/04/international/europe/04PREX.html

IRAQ Update
New York Times – USA
… appointed interim government's foreign minister told the Security Council
that a resolution on the June 30 transfer of power must give Iraq full
sovereignty…
www.nytimes.com/2004/06/04/international/middleeast/04UPDA
.html?ex=1086926400&en=d1d67d7dd2196c5d&ei=5062

IRAQ violence rages as Shiite cleric gives timid backing to…
China Post – Taipei,Taiwan
… The persistent violence underlined the difficulties facing Iraq's new
transitional government whose prime minister Iyad Allawi has described
security as his…
www.chinapost.com.tw/detail.asp?ID=49413&GRP=A

MANY ask if Tenet is fall guy for Iraq
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
… deputy director by former President Bill Clinton, had become a political
lightning rod for much of the criticism over the prewar intelligence-gathering
on Iraq…
www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/nation/stories/060404dnnattenet.22a72.html

AUSTRALIAN opposition chief defies Bush on Iraq pullout pledge
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… leader Mark Latham brushed aside stinging criticism from US President
George W. Bush and reaffirmed a vow to withdraw Australian troops from
Iraq if he won…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/88368/1/.html

A Look at US Iraq Military Deaths
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
As of Thursday, June 3, 813 US service members have died since the beginning
of military operations in Iraq in March 2003, according to the Defense
Department.…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V2679.AP-Iraq-US-Deaths.html

IRAQ receives $800m to boost crude production
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
BAGHDAD: Iraq's new Oil Minister Thamer Ghadban welcomed yesterday the
injection of $800 million from the US-led coalition to achieve his main
goal of hiking…
www.gulf-daily-news.com/Articles.asp?Article=83310&Sn=BUSI

US says Iraq power handover could come before June 30
Xinhua – China
WASHINGTON, June 3 (Xinhuanet) — The United States said on Thursday that
transfer of power to Iraq could come before June 30,the scheduled date
for the US-led…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/04/content_1507706.htm

IRAQ, June 30 and the Debate on Sovereignty
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
As the debate over a new United Nations‚ resolution on Iraq gathers momentum
one word we are sure to hear often is: Sovereignty.…
www.arabnews.com/?page=7&section=0&article=46269&d=4&m=6&y=2004

IRAQ'S leading Shiite cleric gives tacit support to interim…
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iraq's most influential
Shiite cleric, delivered a cautious but crucial acknowledgement of Iraq's
new…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/8832000.htm

UN must resolve Iraq and Palestine issue, says PM
The Star – Malaysia
TOKYO: Japan has agreed with Malaysia that the United Nations must be entrusted
with a genuine role to resolve questions on Iraq and Palestine.…
thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2004/6/4/nation/8135307&sec=nation

BUSH slams Howard opponent on Iraq
CNN International – USA
WASHINGTON (CNN) — US President George W. Bush has expressed strong support
for Australian Prime Minister John Howard and criticized the Iraq policy
of…
edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/asiapcf/06/03/howard.bush/

BOOST for Iraq's interim government
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
IRAQ’S new government won a precious vote of confidence yesterday from
the country’s top Shiite cleric, who urged it to erase the marks of
occupation and…
thescotsman.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=634302004

BUSH Faces Italian Anger Over Iraq on Rome Visit
Reuters – USA
… when they marched into Rome 60 years ago but President Bush faces deep
anger on his visit on Friday over the actions of a new generation of US
soldiers in Iraq…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5340285

IRAQ called a failed state facing a dark future
Daily Times – Pakistan
By Khalid Hasan. Washington: A new study forecasts a dark future for Iraq
if the present trends continue. According to the Fund for…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_4-6-2004_pg7_56

IRAQ to boost oil exports
Daily Times – Pakistan
BAGHDAD: Iraq‚s new oil minister Thamir Ghadhban said the country aimed
to boost sustainable oil production and exports in coming months to a
forecast two…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_4-6-2004_pg5_20

REGION : Khamenei dismisses Iraq ‚ s caretaker govt
Daily Times – Pakistan
TEHRAN: Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei dismissed Iraq‚s
new caretaker administration on Thursday as a “lackey‰ government
at the beck and…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_4-6-2004_pg4_20

IRAQ will have no veto on US-led force: Powell
Daily Times – Pakistan
DUBAI: Iraq‚s new interim government will have no veto over future military
operations by American-led forces after the US-British occupation formally
ends…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_4-6-2004_pg7_9

MINISTER: Iraq Demands Security Authority
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
UNITED NATIONS (AP)—Iraq's incoming government needs the US-led multinational
force to stay to prevent civil war but insists on command of Iraqi forces
and…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V2295.AP-UN-Iraq.html

THE interim mess in Iraq
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
… pressure has been mounted on New Delhi to go along with the scripting
of the UN Security Council Resolution, defining the relation of Iraq‚s
Interim…
www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=48240

THE War in Iraq and the Wisdom of Hindsight
Atlantic Online – USA
Advocates of the war in Iraq owe the people they debated before the war
an honest answer to the question, “So, now do you admit that you were
wrong?”.…
www.theatlantic.com/politics/nj/crook2004-06-03.htm

POWERFUL Shiite cleric recognizes Iraq's interim government
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – Iraq's most influential Shiite Muslim cleric offered
a tepid endorsement of the country's new US-backed regime Thursday, questioning

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/8830881.htm

BUSH sees disaster if Australians leave Iraq
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
WASHINGTON President George W. Bush said Thursday that it would be disastrous
if Australia were to withdraw its 850 troops from Iraq, as the opposition
leader…
www.iht.com/articles/523290.htm

IRAQ'S Interim Government Endorsed by Influential Cleric
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Iraq's newly named interim government has already started to prepare the
way for the handover of sovereignty at the end of the month while the
UN Security…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=D9D89F32-C30A-4FFB-B8B4D455F51774F5

US success in Iraq crucial to Asia: SM
Straits Times – Singapore
Iraq is not another 'Vietnam', Mr Lee tells a symposium in Tokyo. … He
therefore urged East Asian nations to support US efforts to bring stability
back to Iraq.…
straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/topstories/story/0,4386,254357,00.html

IRAQ denials
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… Secretary Ric Smith took the blame, and admitted they released misleading
information relating to the dates when defence officials in Iraq first
knew of the…
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,9742427%255E24218,00.html

  
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