Iraq News and Information Links September 8 2004
KERRY spells out what he considers errors on Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
CINCINNATI – (KRT) – Seeking to answer critics who say he's been too vague
about Iraq, John Kerry offered a detailed description Wednesday of what
he called…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/election2004/9613243.htm

ITALY unites over abduction of 2 aid workers in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
… display of unity, Italy's squabbling politicians pledged to cooperate
to bring the women home, despite deep divisions over Italy's role in the
Iraq war, as…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/9612412.htm

HALLIBURTON rethinking contracting role in Iraq
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
The Halliburton Co signaled on Tuesday that it might seek to lessen its
role as the largest private contractor in Iraq after learning that the
US Army was…
www.taipeitimes.com/News/worldbiz/archives/2004/09/09/2003202238

US Troops' Death Rate Rising In Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… 2003, Pentagon figures show. Portraits of US service members who have
died in Iraq since the beginning of the war. That trend is…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A6756-2004Sep8.html

BUSH defends war in Iraq as US dead pass 1,000
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
President George W Bush and his senior aides launched a vigorous defence
of his record in Iraq yesterday as the number of US military deaths passed
the grim…
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/09/09/
wirq09.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/09/09/ixnewstop.html

RUSSIA, Others Worry Over Iraq Scrap Metal
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
UNITED NATIONS – Russia and many other Security Council nations expressed
serious concern Wednesday that Iraq is shipping scrap metal that could
be used to…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/9612973.htm

KERRY says Bush paid no heed to Iraq advice
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
WASHINGTON Senator John Kerry on Wednesday sharpened his attacks on President
George W. Bush over Iraq, saying that poor planning of the war had cost
American…
www.iht.com/articles/537927.html

DESPAIR in Iraq over the forgotten victims of US invasion
Independent – London,England,UK
… yesterday why so little international attention was being given to
their numerous dead as the US mourned the death of 1,000 soldiers since
the invasion of Iraq…
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=559662

AID agencies say they may pull out of Iraq
Guardian – UK
The remaining international aid agencies in Iraq are considering pulling
out of the country after the kidnapping of four humanitarian workers,
including two…
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1300204,00.html

CONFUSION Over Fate of French Hostages in Iraq
Reuters – USA
PARIS (Reuters) – Confusion surrounded the fate of two French journalists
held hostage in Iraq on Thursday after a new purported statement from
the kidnappers…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6185369

REGION: Money from Iran fuels Iraq insurgency: Rumsfeld
Daily Times – Pakistan
WASHINGTON: Money and people channelled from Iran fuel the insurgency in
Iraq, US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said in an interview published
on Wednesday…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_9-9-2004_pg4_10

US Servicemen Testify to Congress About Casualty Figures in Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Congress heard Wednesday from members of the US military who served in
Iraq and Afghanistan. Testimony by the servicemen, who said…
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=US%20Servicemen%20Testify%20to%20Congress%20About%20Casualty%20Figures%20in%
20Iraq&catOID=45C9C78F-88AD-11D4-A57200A0CC5EE46C&categoryname=USA

RECENT Kidnappings Unnerve Aid Workers in Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Foreign aid organizations are mulling over whether to cease operating in
Iraq, following the kidnapping of two Italian aid workers.…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=A109327C-241E-4717-985C6161C85A640A&title
=Recent%20Kidnappings%20Unnerve%20Aid%20Workers%20in%20Iraq%20%20%20&cat
OID=45C9C78D-88AD-11D4-A57200A0CC5EE46C&categoryname=Mideast

IRAQ as seen from inside the British Embassy
Straits Times – Singapore,Singapore
… I don't think America wants to have a lot of troops here dominating
Iraq. It's unpopular at home. … Since 1920, Iraq has not been a unified
country.…
straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/commentary/story/0,4386,271682,00.html

Wed

KERRY: Billions Spent on Iraq Needed in US
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… John F. Kerry escalated his attacks today on President Bush's conduct
of the war in Iraq, saying the conflict had cost taxpayers $200 billion
that America…
www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-090804kerry_lat,1,6911281.story?coll=la-home-headlines

YAWAR says Iraq will vote on schedule
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
Iraq's interim President Ghazi al-Yawar assured German lawmakers at a meeting
in Berlin on Wednesday elections could go ahead as planned in January

www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=8216

KERRY: Bush Made Wrong Choices on Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry says President Bush has made
a series of wrong choices on Iraq and he vowed to take a new direction
if elected in…
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Kerry%3A%20Bush%20Made%20Wrong%20Choices%20on%20Iraq%20&catOID=45C9C78F-
88AD-11D4-A57200A0CC5EE46C&categoryname=USA

ITALY unites behind Iraq hostages
BBC News – London,England,UK
Italian opposition leaders have said they will work with the government
to try to secure the release of two women aid workers kidnapped in Iraq.

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3639128.stm

BUSH mourns loss of US soldiers in Iraq as death toll passes 1,000
Xinhua – China
8 (Xinhuanet) — US President George W. Bush on Wednesday mourned the loss
of American soldiers in Iraq but insisted that the United States is making
progress…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-09/08/content_1959709.htm

KERRY: Bush Set Wrong Course in Iraq
Guardian – UK
CINCINNATI (AP) – John Kerry, at a site where President Bush made his case
that Iraq was a threat to the United States, argued Wednesday that the
president…
www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-4481255,00.html

US Deaths in Iraq Top 1,000; Aid Groups Eye Exit
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Dozens of international aid agencies considered quitting
Iraq Wednesday following the abduction of two Italian women, and as the
US…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6181803

ITALY'S PM scrambles to deal with new Iraq hostage drama
Channel News Asia – Singapore
ROME : Only two weeks after the killing of an Italian journalist in Iraq,
Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi scrambled to respond to the abduction
of two Italian…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/105630/1/.html

FRANCE continues efforts for release of hostages in Iraq
Xinhua – China
… The French authorities are maintaining their efforts towards achieving
the release of the two French journalists held hostage in Iraq, a government
spokesman…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-09/08/content_1958911.htm

RUMSFELD defends 1000 Iraq deaths
The Australian – Australia
SEEKING to limit the political fallout from the 1000th US military death
in Iraq yesterday, Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said more Americans
had died…
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,10708425%255E2703,00.html

US deaths pass 1000 as Iraq resistance mounts
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
As American deaths in Iraq passed 1000, top Pentagon officials said insurgents
control important parts of the country and it is unclear when United States
and…
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/09/08/1094530688620.html

BUSH laments loss of life in Iraq
BBC News – London,England,UK
President George W Bush has paid tribute to the US soldiers killed in Iraq
after the death toll hit the milestone of 1,000. “We…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3638496.stm

MILITANTS kidnap deputy governor in Iraq
Xinhua – China
8 (Xinhuanet) — Unidentified militants abducted the deputy governor of
Iraq's Anbar province on Wednesday in the latest attack on officials connected
to the…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-09/08/content_1959187.htm

KERRY blasts Bush over 'wrong choices' on Iraq
MSNBC – USA
CINCINNATI, Ohio – John Kerry, at the site where President Bush described
Iraq as a threat to the United States, will argue Wednesday that the president
left a…
msnbc.msn.com/id/5941108/

US death toll in Iraq surpasses 1,000
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A spate of attacks, including a suicide car bombing, pushed
the number of US military deaths in the Iraq campaign past 1,000, with
the majority…
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/world/2784470

FRANCE holds crisis talks over Iraq hostages
Independent Online – South Africa
Paris – The French government began crisis talks on the fate of two French
hostages held in Iraq as a deadline loomed on Wednesday for paying a $5-million

www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=24&art_id=qw1094647683682B262

REMAINING Foreign Aid Agencies Expected to Quit Iraq
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Most remaining international aid agencies in Iraq are
expected to pull out following the kidnapping of two Italian humanitarian
workers, a…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6180569

IRAQ deaths reach 1,000; planes pound Fallujah
ArmyTimes.com (subscription) – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq ˜ US warplanes hammered suspected militant strongholds
in Fallujah on Wednesday after a suicide bombing there and a spate of
attacks in Baghdad…
www.armytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-342228.php

US military deaths in Iraq top 1,000
National Post (subscription) – Canada
BAGHDAD — A spate of attacks including a suicide car bombing pushed the
number of US military deaths in the Iraq campaign past 1,000, with the
majority…
www.canada.com/national/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=be53adec-ecb3-45ca-a01e-61b8d289cc55

UK soldier in court on charge of Iraq murder
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
THE first British soldier to be charged with the murder of a civilian in
Iraq has appeared in court. Trooper Kevin Lee Williams…
news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=1056672004

US toll crosses 1,000 in Iraq
Rediff – Mumbai,India
The death toll among US forces in Iraq has crossed the 1,000 mark following
a surge in fighting and attacks in recent days which killed more than
a dozen…
in.rediff.com/news/2004/sep/08iraq.htm

GI death toll passes 1,000 in Iraq
Salt Lake Tribune – Salt Lake City,UT,USA
The war in Iraq reached a somber milestone Tuesday: 1,000 US military deaths
since the beginning of last year's lightning-fast offensive that toppled
Iraqi…
www.sltrib.com/nationworld/ci_2410201

US deaths in Iraq hit `tragic milestone'
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
WASHINGTON˜The American death toll in Iraq topped 1,000 yesterday, a
grim yardstick that could refocus attention on the war and puncture some
of the upsurge…
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_
Type1&c=Article&cid=1094595013783&call_pageid=968332188854&col=968350060724

US Toll in Iraq Reaches 1,000
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… BAGHDAD ˜ The number of American military deaths in Iraq reached
1,000 Tuesday as fierce fighting erupted between US forces and insurgents
in Baghdad and…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-iraq8sep08,1,5132856.story?coll=la-headlines-world

FRANCE Calls Crisis Talks on Hostages in Iraq
Reuters – USA
PARIS (Reuters) – The French government called a crisis meeting on the
fate of its two hostages held in Iraq as an apparent deadline approached
on Wednesday…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6177200

US Iraq death toll exceeds 1,000
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The Pentagon death toll in Iraq has reached at least
1,002 nearly 18 months after the invasion, as the brazen abduction of
two Italian…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=579187&section=news

US death toll in Iraq tops 1,000
Calgary Sun – Calgary,Alberta,Canada
BAGHDAD — US military deaths in the Iraq campaign passed the 1,000 milestone
yesterday, with more than 800 of them during the stubborn insurgency that
flared…
www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/CalgarySun/News/2004/09/08/619890.html

REPORT: Iraq exported missile components
CNN International – USA
NEW YORK (CNN) — Iraq has exported about 130,000 tons of scrap metal to
Jordanian trading companies following the US-led invasion, including SA-2
missile…
edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/09/08/weapons.report/

  
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