Iraq News and Information Links June 5 2004
US troops to stay in Iraq after power transfer on June 30
Xinhua – China
PARIS, June 5 (Xinhuanet) — US President George W. Bush said here on Saturday
that US-led coalition troops would stay in Iraq after the June 30 power
transfer…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/06/content_1510014.htm

NEW interim government in Iraq
The Daily Star – Bangladesh
From dictator Saddam to dictator Bremer. “Bremer is the dictator of Iraq.
He has … on. Iraq is certainly different from Afghanistan. Here…
www.thedailystar.net/2004/06/06/d40606150187.htm

HUMAN rights official urges Iraq oversight
The Register-Guard – Eugene,Oregon,USA
… high commissioner for human rights, acknowledged that the removal of
Saddam Hussein represented ``a major contribution to human rights in Iraq''
and that the…
www.registerguard.com/news/2004/06/05/a2.int.crimes.0605.html

G8 Summit Aims to Bridge Gap on Iraq Debt-Canada
Reuters – USA
OTTAWA (Reuters) – Leaders of the Group of Eight nations want to decide
how much of Iraq's estimated $120 billion debt should be forgiven when
they meet next…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5352483

BOMB, ambush dim hopes for reduced violence in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – Even as American officials expressed cautious optimism
about the first 24 hours of a militia ceasefire in southern Iraq, and
continued…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/8848656.htm

UN Urges Full Power Shift in Iraq
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
BAGHDAD (BBC) — The United Nations envoy to Iraq says the US will have
to change its behaviour if a shift to sovereignty is to have any meaning.

www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=6/6/2004&Cat=4&Num=018

IRAQ'S New Leaders Seek Control of Shifting Landscape
NPR (audio) – USA
… As the June 30th deadline approaches for a transfer of power in Iraq,
the US and Great Britain want to give Iraq's interim government the authority
to tell US…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1939773

BUSH, Chirac discuss Iraq ahead of D-day celebrations
ABC Online – Australia
United States President George W Bush has met his French counterpart, Jacques
Chirac, in Paris to discuss differences over Iraq, on the eve of celebrations

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1125493.htm

ALLAWI slams US over Iraq army
Reuters – London,England,UK
… dissolution of the army last year one of many grave errors since Saddam's
fall and said he would rebuild strong security forces to combat violence
plaguing Iraq…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=523994&section=news

IRAQ dominates Howard, Blair meeting
ABC Online – Australia
… Chequers, ahead of official D-day commemorations. Discussion of Iraq
dominated the leaders' two-hour meeting. Mr Howard says he and Mr…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1125494.htm

GCC states condemn terrorism, congratulate new Iraq leaders
Albawaba Middle East News – Amman,Middle East
… As regards Iraq, the ministerial council congratulated Iraq's President
Sheikh Ghazi Ajeel Yawer and Premier Iyad Allawi of the interim government
on assuming…
www.albawaba.com/news/index.php3?sid=278253&lang=e&dir=news

BUSH Welcomes Letter on Iraq Security
Reuters – USA
PARIS (Reuters) – President Bush on Saturday welcomed a letter from Iraq's
new prime minister setting out a framework for security in Iraq as a positive
step…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5352238

ALLAWI slams US over Iraq army
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq's new prime minister, Iyad Allawi, has condemned
Washington for disbanding Saddam Hussein's army and says his government
could issue a…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=523973&section=news

UK, Australia reaffirm commitment over Iraq
Xinhua – China
… British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his visiting Australian counterpart
John Howard issued a joint statement on Saturday to assert their unity
over Iraq.…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/05/content_1509988.htm

ALLAWI Slams US Over Iraq Army, Baathists to Return
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq's new prime minister, Iyad Allawi, condemned Washington
for disbanding Saddam Hussein's army and said on Saturday his government
could…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5352158

BUSH Seeks New Iraq Cooperation in Europe
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
PARIS – Hopeful that feuds over Iraq are in the past, President Bush on
Saturday cited a growing “spirit of unity” among Western allies, a mood
he said was…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/8848255.htm

IRAQ looms large as Europe elections near
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
BRUSSELS, Belgium — Iraq has emerged as an important issue in this week's
historic pan-European election, with Britain's Tony Blair and others expecting
a…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apeurope_story.asp?
category=1103&slug=Europe%20The%20Iraq%20Factor

MIX reactions: Kurds are marginalised in the reviving Iraq
KurdishMedia – UK
… developments in Kurdistan. The Contour of the New Iraq is taking place
but how has this shaped the hearts and minds of the People? The last…
www.kurdmedia.com/news.asp?id=5037

ANTI-WAR veterans plant 833 crosses for Iraq war dead
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
MOHAWK, NY (AP) _ An anti-war veterans group has planted 833 white crosses
on the lawn at a religious shrine to honor Americans killed in the Iraq
war and to…
www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/ny-bc-ny-brf—anti-war
cross0605jun05,0,3073533.story?coll=ny-ap-regional-wire

BUSH senses spirit of unity on Iraq
swissinfo – Switzerland
By Steve Holland. PARIS (Reuters) – US President George W. Bush says he
senses a “spirit of unity” in the international community to help Iraq's.

www.swisspolitics.org/en/news/index.php?section=int&page=news_inhalt&news_id=4982262

BUSH confident on Iraq resolution
BBC News – London,England,UK
US President George W Bush says he is confident a United Nations resolution
on the handover of sovereignty to Iraq could be adopted quickly.…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3778681.stm

ROADSIDE Bomb Kills US Soldier in Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP)—A roadside bomb killed an American soldier and wounded
three others Saturday in the second fatal attack on US troops in the capital
in as…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V5295.AP-Iraq.html

PRESIDENT Bush Says Iraq , Middle East Are Taking Steps Toward…
Bloomberg – USA
June 5 (Bloomberg) — President George W. Bush said naming members of the
Iraqis interim government is a positive step toward helping Iraq become
a democratic…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=aRBG.5WB5aZA&refer=top_world_news

IRAQ could face civil war, 'junior' Saddam if US fails test:…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
SINGAPORE : US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said the United States
must win the test of wills in Iraq, warning that the alternative was civil
war, a…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/88590/1/.html

PRIME minister of Iraq gives first talk to nation
Columbia Daily Tribune – Columbia,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Iraq‚s new prime minister made his first address
to the nation yesterday, saying a rapid US withdrawal from the country
would be a…
www.columbiatribune.com/2004/Jun/20040605News022.asp

BUSH Says Iraq on Path to Democracy
Reuters – USA
ROME (Reuters) – President Bush said on Saturday Iraq was on a path to
democracy and could be a regional force for change, as he pushed a Middle
East reform…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=politicsNews&storyID=5351708

BUSH seeks Euro-US Iraq cooperation
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… George W Bush, honouring Allied sacrifices of World War II, has appealed
to a new generation of Europeans and Americans to pull together on Iraq
and said the…
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/06/05/1086377189934.html

DEAL Very Close UN Iraq Resolution – Powell
Reuters – USA
PARIS (Reuters) – The United States is “very close” to securing an agreement
on a draft United Nations resolution on the future of Iraq, Secretary
of State…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5351623

BLAIR and Howard Make Joint Iraq Pledge
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Britain and Australia stand “side by side‰ in Iraq just as they did
in the Second World War, Tony Blair and John Howard declared today.…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3023712

THREE foreigners killed in Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Baghdad, Iraq, Jun. 5 (UPI) — Three foreigners of undetermined nationalities
were killed by gunmen Saturday on the airport road in Baghdad.…
<washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20040605-083522-9640r.htm

BUSH Seeks New Iraq Cooperation in Europe
Guardian – UK
… said Saturday that the war on terrorism is the ``challenge of our time''
and insisted that bitter disputes among US allies over the war in Iraq
were dissolving…
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4170913,00.html

RUSSIA says Iraq resolution needs further improvement
Xinhua – China
MOSCOW, June 5 (Xinhuanet) — A newly revised resolution on Iraq to the
UN Security Council, presented by the United States and Britain, still
needs further…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/05/content_1509870.htm

SUGARCOATING Iraq war won't vindicate Bush: China Daily
Xinhua – China
BEIJING, June 5 (Xinhuanet) — US President George W. Bush appeared more
passionate than ever about touting his justifications for the Iraq war
by meshing the…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/05/content_1509860.htm

COURT: Ex-POWs can't get damages from Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… Thus, even though the lawsuit also names Saddam Hussein, he is immune
because the POWs sued him for his alleged activities as Iraq's president,
the panel said.…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/8846813.htm

IRAQ'S new president says the sooner elections can be held the…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BERLIN (AP) Iraq's new president said in remarks published Saturday that
free elections were needed as soon as possible so that the country does
not become a…
www.boston.com/dailynews/157/world/Iraq_s_new_president_says_the_:.shtml

IRAQ'S interim prime minister vows to reclaim sovereignty
Contra Costa Times – Contra Costa County,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – In his first public address, Iraq's new prime minister
defended the presence of US and British forces on Iraqi soil and warned
that their…
www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/nation/8845629.htm

IRAQ'S Interim Government and the UN Resolution
ZNet – Woods Hole,MA,USA
by Phyllis Bennis. · Iraq remains an occupied country. Whether … life.
· The new interim government reflects US control of Iraq .…
www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=15&ItemID=5650

THE fog persists in Iraq ‚ s future
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
As the military and security situation in Iraq has deteriorated, the United
States and the United Nations have pinned ever-higher expectations on
the…
www.abs-cbnnews.com/NewsStory.aspx?section=Opinion&OID=52522

US Role in D-Day Liberation Sharply Contrasts Iraq War, French…
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
… French expressions of gratitude for the American role in liberating
the country in 1944 contrast with the widespread unpopularity in France
of the Iraq war and…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=D1FE450B-2910-483D-A293FBE55345C228

IRAQ needs US troops, new PM says
Tucson Citizen – Tucson,AZ,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Iraq's new prime minister made his first address to the
nation yesterday, saying a rapid US withdrawal from the country would
be a “major…
www.tucsoncitizen.com/index.php?page=national&story_id=060504b1_allawi

BUSH feels a 'spirit of unity' on Iraq
Independent Online – South Africa
Rome – United States President George Bush said on Saturday he sensed a
“spirit of unity” in the international community to help Iraq's new government
and…
www.iol.co.za/index.php?click_id=3&art_id=qw1086431401582B212&set_id=1

IRAQ DEVELOPMENTS: Interim leader: US troops part of life
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — On a day when five US soldiers were killed in an explosion
in eastern Baghdad, Iraq's new prime minister on Friday used his first
address to…
www.freep.com/news/nw/iside5_20040605.htm

CRITICAL 9/11, Iraq reports to target CIA
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
… Sept. 11 and Iraq. … checking. The document makes clear the extent
of the problem behind the Iraq weapons estimates, the aide said.…
www.freep.com/news/nw/tenet5_20040605.htm

UN'S report on Iraq discusses possible coalition war crimes
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
… It says Iraq is better off now than before the invasion, when it was
under “a brutal, murderous, torturing gang that preyed on its own people,”
referring to…
www.freep.com/news/nw/rights5_20040605.htm

GUNMEN kill brother of informant in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
MOSUL, Iraq — Gunmen killed the brother of the man who told the US Army
where to find Saddam Hussein's sons, witnesses and hospital officials
said Saturday.…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apmideast_story.asp?category=1107&slug=Iraq%20Saddam's%20Sons

SADDAM’s Early Handover to Iraq Govt . unlikely
International Reporter – India
… supporters of Saddam Hussein, who are very strong and deep spread,
may be able to revive their strength and get him rescued from any jail
from any part of Iraq…
internationalreporter.net/scripts/headDetails.asp?id=175

POPE urges Bush to end Iraq occupation
Salt Lake Tribune – Salt Lake City,UT,USA
ROME — With President Bush at his side, Pope John Paul II on Friday reiterated
his unhappiness over the invasion of Iraq and urged the president to speed
the…
www.sltrib.com/2004/Jun/06052004/nation_w/nation_w.asp

CALLING Iraq the center of the War on Terrorism does not make it…
Democratic Underground – USA
… We were making progress on the War on Terrorism. But, in the middle
of the War on Terrorism, we invaded Iraq. Why? … However, the War in
Iraq had just begun.…
www.democraticunderground.com/articles/04/06/05_iraq.html

IRAQ invasion hasn't led to cheap gas in US
WSTM-TV – Syracuse,NY,USA
Baghdad, Iraq-AP — So much for the Iraq invasion leading to cheap gas
in the US. One of the prewar forecasts was that the world…
www.wstm.com/Global/story.asp?S=1919948

UN Urges Full Power Shift In Iraq
Free Internet Press – New York,NY,USA
The United Nations envoy to Iraq says the US will have to change its behavior
if a shift to sovereignty is to have any meaning.…
freeinternetpress.com/article.pl?sid=04/06/05/0856208&mode=thread

US would let Iraq interim body kick out troops
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
UNITED NATIONS ˜ The United States and Britain yesterday revised their
plan for Iraq's interim government that will take over June 30, offering
in a draft UN…
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2001948473_resolution05.html

TURKISH driver taken hostage in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
ANKARA, Turkey — Like hundreds of impoverished Turks, Bulent Yanik went
to Iraq to make a little money and better the lives of the loved ones
he left behind.…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apmideast_story.asp?category=1107&slug=Iraq%20Kidnappings

3 Ore. Guard soldiers killed, one wounded in Iraq attack
kgw.com (subscription) – Portland,OR,USA
In the single worst loss for Oregon, three National Guard soldiers were
killed in Iraq Friday, when their vehicles were attacked while on patrol
in Baghdad…
www.kgw.com/news-local/stories/kgw_060404_news_iraq_oregon_fatalities.22eebad91.html

US, Britain offer more rights to Iraq in new draft resolution
Xinhua – China
… to the UN Security Council on Thursday that a premature departure of
international forces would “lead to chaos and the real possibility of
a civil war in Iraq…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/05/content_1509674.htm

BUSH Seeks EU Allies ‚ Backing On Iraq Despite Mass Protests
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,USA
… US-led war in the Gulf nation, American President George Walker Bush
is expected to try to rally support for a draft United Nations resolution
on Iraq as he…
www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=060404103119

ACCEPT US role, leader tells Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq ˜ Iraq's prime minister used his first address to the nation
Friday to tell Iraqis that, like it or not, they will have to accept American

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/8843292.htm

ABUSES in Iraq may be war crimes, official says
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
… acting high commissioner for human rights, acknowledged that the removal
of Saddam Hussein represented “a major contribution to human rights in
Iraq” and that…
www.indystar.com/articles/7/152585-1057-010.html

NORTHLANDER teaching democracy in Iraq survives attack
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
A young Kansas City man who had been spreading democracy in Iraq is recovering
from serious wounds he received in an ambush that killed two Iraqi policemen.

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/8843694.htm

IRAQ issue to dominate G8 summit in US
Dispatch Online – East London,Eastern Cape,South Africa
WASHINGTON – The future of Iraq and Middle East reform will dominate next
week's G8 summit, but the leaders of the world's most industrialised nations
also…
www.dispatch.co.za/2004/06/05/Foreign/airaq.html

POPE mixes praise with criticism of Iraq war
Los Angeles Daily News – Los Angeles,CA,USA
ROME — With President George W. Bush at his side, Pope John Paul II on
Friday reiterated his unhappiness over the invasion of Iraq and urged
the president to…
www.dailynews.com/Stories/0,1413,200~20954~2193359,00.html

UNITED NATIONS (AP) Iraq's foreign minister says the US-led…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
UNITED NATIONS (AP) Iraq's foreign minister says the US-led coalition force
must consult the new interim government on major military action to avoid
mistakes…
www.boston.com/dailynews/157/world/UNITED_NATIONS_AP_Iraq_s_forei:.shtml

POPE pressures Bush on Iraq
The Wichita Eagle – Wichita,KS,USA
… ROME – Pope John Paul II pressed President Bush on Friday to return
sovereignty to Iraq quickly, called the abuse of Iraqi prisoners deplorable
and urged…
www.kansas.com/mld/eagle/news/nation/8843445.htm

RUMSFELD due in Muslim-majority Bangladesh, troops for Iraq on…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was due in Bangladesh where he
was likely to discuss whether the Muslim-majority country would send troops
to Iraq in the…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/88552/1/.html

IRAQ AT A CROSSROADS
New York Post – New York,NY,USA
… We did a wonderful thing for Iraq by removing Saddam. … When we leave
Iraq, things will go as they would have if we'd pulled out the day after
we captured him.…
www.nypost.com/postopinion/letters/22400.htm

COALITION forces violate human rights in Iraq: UN
Xinhua – China
GENEVA, June 4 (Xinhuanet) — The United Nations said Friday that US-led
coalition forces violated human rights in Iraq, and called for the immediate

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/05/content_1509526.htm

IRAQ'S new leader vows sovereignty but defends US
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — In his first public address, Iraq's new prime minister
defended the presence of US and British forces on Iraqi soil and warned
that their…
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/world/2610835

FAMILY mourns loss of dutiful Marine in Iraq
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
… He called several times a month, even after he shipped out to Iraq
on Presidents Day weekend. It was his way of showing his parents he loved
them.…
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/06/05/LEE.TMP

US, Britain make further changes to Iraq resolution
Xinhua – China
UNITED NATIONS, June 4 (Xinhuanet) — The United States and Britain on
Friday made further changes to their draft resolution on Iraq, giving
the interim Iraqi…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/05/content_1509485.htm

FRANCE and Germany play crucial role in Iraq
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
… They should also seize the moment to liberate themselves from the bitterness
that has divided the Atlantic alliance over the Iraq War.…
www.taipeitimes.com/News/edit/archives/2004/06/05/2003173851

MESSAGE: Pope cautions Bush on Iraq
Winston Salem Journal – Winston-Salem,NC,USA
Pope John Paul II urged President Bush yesterday to move quickly to end
the “grave unrest” in Iraq and called for a repair of trans-Atlantic relations
frayed…
www.journalnow.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=WSJ%2FMGArticle%
2FWSJ_BasicArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1031775887192&path=!nationworld&s=1037645509161

FIVE US soldiers slain in Iraq
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… yesterday will endorse the June 30 transfer of power in Baghdad to
the interim government unveiled in Baghdad on Tuesday, and offers Iraq's
interim government…
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,9753635%255E1702,00.html

WAS Iraq abuse war crime?
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
… acting high commissioner for human rights, acknowledged that the removal
of Saddam Hussein represented “a major contribution to human rights in
Iraq” and that…
www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/060504dnintrights.9ed5b.html

REMAKING Iraq Without Guns
New York Times – USA
… for the Middle East, Muslim women, economic freedom and even democracy
if they take seriously a small but powerful idea on their agenda: microlending
in Iraq.…
www.nytimes.com/2004/06/05/opinion/05MANJ.html?ex=1087012800&en=a26908c8992967b0&ei=5062

MORE Probes of Troops in Iraq, Afghanistan Announced
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
The Army yesterday reported 16 more criminal investigations into possible
misconduct by US soldiers against detainees and civilians in Iraq and
Afghanistan.…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A16835-2004Jun4.html

US and UK propose new Iraq resolution
Reuters – London,England,UK
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United States and Britain have proposed
giving Iraq's new leaders the right to send home US-led troops, a concession
Baghdad's…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=523722&section=news

POPE chides Bush over Iraq
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
ROME — A frail Pope John Paul II on Friday chided President George W.
Bush about the conflict in Iraq, reminding the president of his opposition
to the war…
www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/ny-wobush0605,0,6727479.story?coll=ny-top-headlines

IRAQ has become a military and political debacle for the US
World Socialist
… a staff writer for the World Socialist Web Site and a leading member
of the Socialist Equality Party in Australia, to a public meeting on the
Iraq war, held in…
www.wsws.org/articles/2004/jun2004/jc-j05.shtml

US Troops Needed, Iraq's New Premier Says
New York Times – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq, June 4 – In his first public address, Iraq's new prime minister
on Friday defended the presence of American and British forces on Iraqi
soil and…
www.nytimes.com/2004/06/05/international/middleeast/05iraq.html?
ex=1087012800&en=0a21b76fdd8989b2&ei=5062

FRESH Failures in Iraq
Antiwar.com – Sunnyvale,CA,USA
… Our allegiances to our allies and friends change constantly. For a
decade, exiled Iraqi Ahmed Chalabi was our chosen leader-to-be in a new
Iraq.…
www.antiwar.com/paul/?articleid=2748

INTERIM Iraq president to attend G8
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… leaders from the G-8, Turkey, and the broader Middle East and North
Africa to discuss how the political, social, and economic rebirth of Iraq
can contribute to…
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/06/05/1086377177225.html

US and UK propose new Iraq resolution
swissinfo – Switzerland
By Evelyn Leopold. troops, a concession Baghdad's foreign minister says
will speed up adoption of a UN resolution on Iraq's future.…
www.swissinfo.org/sen/Swissinfo.html?siteSect=143&sid=4981693

BUSH Meets Pope, Who Voices His Displeasure Over Iraq
New York Times – USA
ROME, June 4 – With President Bush at his side, Pope John Paul II on Friday
reiterated his unhappiness over the invasion of Iraq and urged the president
to…
www.nytimes.com/2004/06/05/international/europe/05prex.html?
ex=1087012800&en=cd4e5ecbcae41eea&ei=5062

US, Britain offer Iraq right to send troops home
Channel News Asia – Singapore
UNITED NATIONS: The United States and Britain on Friday offered Iraq's
interim government the right to send home US-led troops under a new UN
resolution they…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/88542/1/.html

BUSH takes a tongue-lashing from the Pope over Iraq
Guardian – UK
… Pope yesterday subjected George Bush to a very public, relentlessly
critical assessment of the US administration's performance in Iraq, attacking
“deplorable…
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1232050,00.html

WE Need US Troops, Says Iraq's New Premier
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Iraq‚s new prime minister has made his first address to the nation, saying
a rapid US withdrawal from the country would be a “major disaster‰
because…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3022434

FRANCE-US split over Iraq debt
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
PARIS: France is opposed to a massive cancellation of Iraq's total external
debt, estimated at more than $120 billion, President Jacques Chirac's
office said…
www.gulf-daily-news.com/Articles.asp?Article=83394&Sn=BUSI

AMERICA, UK give Iraq more rights over US-led troops
Daily Times – Pakistan
UNITED NATIONS: The United States and Britain on Friday proposed giving
Iraq‚s new leaders the right to send home US-led troops in an apparent
concession to…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_5-6-2004_pg7_35

NEW prime minister cites need for US troops in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – Iraq's prime minister Friday urged Iraqis to accept
the need for US troops to stay in Iraq after his government takes over,
on a day…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/8842240.htm

IRAQ report gives coalition some praise
Salon (subscription) – USA
… A report by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said the coalition's
invasion of Iraq last year “removed a government that preyed on the
Iraqi people…
www.salon.com/news/wire/2004/06/04/report_praise/

MARK Dayton: A free and secure Iraq is up to the Iraqi people
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
The May 22 headline, “Dayton urges pullout of US troops in Iraq,” did not
completely describe the speech I made the previous day in the Senate.

www.startribune.com/stories/1519/4812707.html

IRAQ'S new leader urges country to unite against terrorism
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
IRAQ‚S new prime minister yesterday urged his nation to unite against
a terrorist threat that he said posed the major risk to its independence
and prosperity…
news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=637602004

US, Britain revise Iraq resolution to give new interim government…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
UNITED NATIONS (AP) The United States and Britain revised their plan Friday
for Iraq's interim government that will take power on June 30, giving
it authority…
www.boston.com/dailynews/156/world/U_S_Britain_revise_Iraq_resolu:.shtml

BUSH Sees Iraq Friend Berlusconi, Iraq Foe Chirac
Wired News – USA
ROME (Reuters) – President Bush will thank an Iraq war ally, Italy, and
try to move beyond past differences with a war critic, French President
Jacques Chirac…
wireservice.wired.com/wired/story.asp?section=Breaking&storyId=874308&tw=wn_wire_story

UN rights chief warns of war crimes in Iraq
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
… acting high commissioner for human rights, acknowledged that the removal
of Saddam Hussein represented “a major contribution to human rights in
Iraq” and that…
www.iht.com/articles/523537.htm

OPPOSITION reiterates pledge to leave Iraq
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
SYDNEY The opposition leader Mark Latham reaffirmed on Friday that he would
pull Australian troops out of Iraq if his Labor Party won elections later
this year…
www.iht.com/articles/523425.htm

UN announces establishment of Iraq's electoral commission
Xinhua – China
UNITED NATIONS, June 3 (Xinhuanet) — Iraq's Independent ElectoralCommission,
an autonomous body that will guide the country towardspolling set for
January 2005…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/05/content_1509158.htm

  
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