Iraq News and Information Links May 9 2004
PROSPECTS for Mideast cooperation on Iraq
Christian Science Monitor – USA
How vested interests, trade, and mixed views on the US create a political
and economic tangle for Iraq's neighbors. By Howard LaFranchi…
www.csmonitor.com/2004/0510/p02s01-usfp.html

HOON to answer Iraq abuse allegations
Financial Times – London,England,UK
… rallied round Donald Rumsfeld, the US defence secretary, rejecting
calls for his resignation over the evidence of torture by the military
of prisoners in Iraq.…
news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1083180372042

IRAQ in perspective
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
… can tolerate such behavior, and we are confident that America won't.
Still, such abuses should, if anything, remind us what has been achieved
in Iraq and how…
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1084073761025

US Retreat in Iraq? Or a Retread?
Christian Science Monitor – USA
The abuse of prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison has left a dark stain on
the Bush administration's ideal of turning Iraq into a beacon of democracy
for Arabs.…
www.csmonitor.com/2004/0510/p08s02-comv.html

HALLIBURTON worker from SC killed in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
CHARLESTON, SC – A former instructor at the US Border Patrol Academy here
has become the area's first civilian casualty in Iraq. Halliburton Corp.

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/8627906.htm

6 Hurt When Bomb Rips Through Iraq Hotel
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — A bomb went off Sunday night at a Baghdad hotel used by
foreign contractors, ripping through the bar and wounding six British
and Nepalese, a…
www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/wire/sns-ap-iraq-hotel-bomb,0,7729145.story?coll=sns-ap-world-headlines

US magazine releases new Iraq prison abuse photo
ABC Online – Australia
The New Yorker magazine in the United States has released a new photograph
of abuse in Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison. The photo shows…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1104580.htm

SPAIN Troops Could Leave Iraq Earlier Than Thought
Reuters – USA
MADRID (Reuters) – Spanish troops could return home from Iraq sooner than
expected, Defense Minister Jose Bono was quoted as saying on Sunday.…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5082772

RETURNED soldier recalls deadly battle in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
RUSHVILLE, Ill. – It was a battle in Iraq that gained worldwide attention
because of the men who were taken captive. But while the…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/8627844.htm

HUMANITY is Ashamed By US Crimes in Iraq: Rafsanjani
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
… president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani added his voice Sunday to the international
outcry against a prisoner abuse scandal by US troops in Iraq, describing
their…
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=5/10/2004&Cat=2&Num=004

WARNER Says Congress to Get Iraq Prison Abuse Photos (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
… President George W. Bush yesterday sought to assure the US public that
the situation in Iraq is under control amid an outcry over the abuse of
the prisoners…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=aUZbSrLy3g40&refer=us

LABOURING In Iraq
Financial Express – New Delhi,India
… But New Delhi‚s reaction on the reported deaths of two Indians engaged
in security duties and the mistreatment of Indian workers in Iraq by coalition
forces…
www.financialexpress.com/fe_full_story.php?content_id=58830

Œ On The Edge ‚ In Iraq
CBS News – USA
(CBS/AP) A senior general and a Republican senator say the United States
could lose in Iraq, and are pointing the finger at Secretary of Defense
Donald Rumsfeld…
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/05/09/iraq/main616398.shtml

IRAQ abuse: US policy or anomaly?
BBC News – London,England,UK
… Yet he also said on Saturday that the Geneva Conventions would be applied
in Iraq – they are not in Guantanamo though the Pentagon says their “spirit”
is…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3698965.stm

PRESSURE mounts on UK's Blair over Iraq abuse
Utusan Malaysia Online – Malaysia
… The ICRC said on Friday that visits to detention centres in Iraq last
year revealed infringements of international treaties on prisoners of
war that it said…
www.utusan.com.my/utusan/content.asp?y=2004&dt=0510&pub=Utusan_Express&sec=World&pg=wo_03.htm

VIETNAM gets revenge with swipe at US over Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… to take a swipe at the United States, its former enemy and principal
human rights critic, Vietnam has compared the abuse of prisoners in Iraq
with atrocities…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/84036/1/.html

SENATOR: 'Many, Many' Iraq Abuse Probes Under Way
Reuters – USA
… There are many, many investigations ongoing now as a result of deaths
in Afghanistan and Iraq, deaths that came at the hands of United States
officials…
<www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=domesticNews&storyID=5082648

US companies dodge bullet from Iraq
CNN/Money – USA
… say they've seen little backlash against their products and services
overseas despite widespread international displeasure over the war in
Iraq, a published…
money.cnn.com/2004/05/09/news/international/iraq_usbrands/

US military doubts Iraq policy
News24 – South Africa
Washington – Senior US military leaders on Sunday publicly questioned the
once-vaunted US war strategy in Iraq, which brought a speedy invasion
but now could…
www.news24.com/News24/World/Iraq/0,,2-10-1460_1524228,00.html

BRITISH Clash With Shiite Extremists In Southern Iraq; Four Die…
KOTV – Tulsa,OK,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) _ US and British troops clashed Sunday with forces of
radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr for a second day, and four Iraqis
were killed in…
www.kotv.com/main/home/stories.asp?whichpage=1&id=62057

COURT-MARTIAL soldiers, then get out of Iraq
Fitchburg Sentinel – Fitchburg,MA,USA
… the soldiers who took part in the abuse do not represent the huge majority
of Americans who have been fighting — and in far too many cases — dying
in Iraq.…
www.sentinelandenterprise.com/Stories/0,1413,106~4994~2137980,00.html

IRAQ scandal widens: Report indicates US military used dogs to…
Albawaba Middle East News – Amman,Middle East
New Yorker magazine on Sunday released a new Iraq prison abuse picture
showing a naked prisoner cowering under threat from two US military dogs.

www.albawaba.com/news/index.php3?sid=276491&lang=e&dir=news

INTERROGATORS in Iraq had no specific Pentagon guidelines on…
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
The US military units holding and interrogating prisoners in Iraq did not
get a specific list of techniques permitted during questioning and were
expected to…
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2004/05/09/national1249EDT0468.DTL

MCCAIN shuns Vietnam ties to Iraq abuse
MLive.com – MI,USA
… who say that treatment of prisoners by Middle East governments often
is far worse than the sexual humiliation and physical intimidation in
Iraq's Abu Ghraib…
www.mlive.com/newsflash/lateststories/index.ssf?/base/politics-3/1084121944301460.xml

US Soldier Faces May Trial for Iraq Prison Abuse
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The first of seven US soldiers charged with abusing
detainees at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison will be court martialed later this
month in a…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=domesticNews&storyID=5082425

AMNESTY International: Iraq Torture Not Isolated
Pakistan News Service – Lahore,Pakistan
There is a real crisis of leadership in Iraq — with double standards and
double speak on human rights, Amnesty International said today.…
www.paknews.com/articles.php?id=1&date1=2004-05-09

IRAQ: Cruelty scandal widens
News24 – South Africa
New York – New Yorker magazine on Sunday released a new Iraq prison abuse
photo showing a naked prisoner cowering under threat from two US military
dogs.…
www.news24.com/News24/World/Iraq/0,,2-10-1460_1524281,00.html

US Soldier to Face Military Court-Martial in Iraq, AP Says
Bloomberg – USA
… US Army Specialist Jeremy Sivits will be the first soldier to face
court-martial for his role in the alleged abuse of prisoners at Iraq's
Abu Ghraib prison…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=aGEorzxpvG7A&refer=us

UK urged to come clean over Iraq abuse
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
… urged the government on Sunday to publish a confidential report by
the Red Cross that highlights concerns about abuses in British prisons
in southern Iraq.…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/1A35DCE9-898C-4C11-AC00-1A36DBA5160F.htm

PRESSURE mounts on UK's Blair over Iraq abuse
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… The ICRC said on Friday that visits to detention centres in Iraq last
year revealed infringements of international treaties on prisoners of
war that it said…
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L09330434.htm

FORMER Iraq hostage returns to US
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
MACON, Miss. – Former hostage Thomas Hamill, back home yesterday after
his three-week ordeal in Iraq, credited God and worldwide support for
his survival and…
www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/nation/ny-ushost093793983may09,0,424
7362.story?coll=ny-nationalnews-headlines

FAMILIES bury Miami, Dixie County soldiers killed in Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
… Officer 2nd Class Jason Bosley Dwelley, 31, who was killed last week
after an explosive hit the vehicle in which he was riding in the Al-Anbar
province of Iraq…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/state/8627480.htm

UK knew of Iraq abuse
News24 – South Africa
… taken. On Friday it emerged that the Red Cross had warned US officials
of abuse of prisoners in Iraq more than a year ago. Much…
www.news24.com/News24/World/Iraq/0,,2-10-1460_1524218,00.html

IRAQ attacks target coalition soldiers
Columbia Daily Tribune – Columbia,MO,USA
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) – Gunmen attacked British patrols in Basra and clashed
with coalition troops yesterday in two other southern cities, a day after
a Shiite…
www.columbiatribune.com/2004/May/20040509News009.asp

SOLDIER to Face Court-Martial in Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscripition) – Atlanta,GA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP)—A 24-year-old US military policeman will be the first
soldier to face a court-martial in connection with the abuse of Iraqi
prisoners at…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V3227.AP-Iraq-Abu-Ghraib.html

US Reservists Inadequately Trained to Guard Iraq Prison , NYT…
Bloomberg – USA
May 9 (Bloomberg) — Few of the US National Guard and Army Reserve soldiers
who managed a prison where Iraqi detainees were abused had been trained
to guard…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=aVlg1POYacPg&refer=top_world_news

SOLDIER to Face Court-Martial in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A 24-year-old US military policeman will be the first soldier
to face a court-martial in connection with the abuse of Iraqi prisoners
at Abu…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/8627335.htm

COALITION plays down Iraq abuse
AngolaPress – Angola
Baghdad, 05/09 – The coalition administrator in Iraq has insisted Iraq
is benefiting from the occupation despite the publicity given to the abuse
of prisoners…
www.angolapress-angop.ao/noticia-f.asp?ID=249736

MOST Michigan members vote for Iraq prison measure and tax bill
MLive.com – MI,USA
… Abu Ghraib prison. “What happened in Iraq … is absolutely atrocious,”
said Rep. Vernon Ehlers, R-Grand Rapids. “It is totally…
www.mlive.com/newsflash/michigan/index.ssf?/base/news-14/1084107541256430.xml

ITALY 'foils Iraq suicide plot'
BBC News – London,England,UK
Italian police say they have arrested an Algerian imam and four Tunisians
suspected of planning suicide attacks against Western targets in Iraq.

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3698307.stm

2 Stryker deaths reported in Iraq
The Olympian – Olympia,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Two US soldiers from the Stryker Brigade were killed Saturday,
one in a mortar attack and another in an “electrical accident,” the US
command…
<www.theolympian.com/home/news/20040509/topstories/45887.shtml

IRAQ fighters lie in wait among tombs for US army
Reuters – London,England,UK
By Suleiman al-Khalidi. NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) – In Iraq's holy city of
the dead, America's enemies come out at night. Abdul Zahra…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=507318&section=news

BRITAIN'S role in Iraq vis-a-vis the EU
Albawaba Middle East News – Amman,Middle East
… 52 former British diplomats released an open letter to the media, castigating
Prime Minister Tony Blair for supporting America‚s “doomed‰ policy
in Iraq.…
www.albawaba.com/news/index.php3?sid=276474&lang=e&dir=news

HOON to Make Commons Statement on Iraq Abuse Allegations
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… to one death. The Ministry of Defence confirmed Mr Hoon would make
a statement “on the current situation in Iraq‰. It is understood…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2899832

HOON faces Iraq grilling from MPs
BBC News – London,England,UK
Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon is to field MPs' questions about the situation
in Iraq, including alleged abuse by British troops.…
<news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/3698269.stm

BRITISH clash with Shiite extremists in southern Iraq; four die…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) For a second day, British troops clashed Sunday with
forces of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in southern Iraq.…
www.boston.com/dailynews/130/world/British_clash_with_Shiite_extr:.shtml

URI Party Members Discuss Iraq Deployment
Chosun Ilbo – South Korea
Kim Keun-tae, Uri Party floor leader, said Sunday concerning the Korean
troop dispatch to Iraq that the situation has changed and further examination
is…
english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200405/200405090021.html

IRAQ'S oil industry recovering
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
Iraq's oil industry has clawed its way back to prewar production levels,
despite nagging sabotage and violent attacks. Nearly 2.4…
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/05/09/BUGAE6H4GA1.DTL

AREA man killed in Iraq
Charleston Post Courier (subscription) – Charleston,SC,USA
The war in Iraq claimed its first Lowcountry civilian casualty Friday when
Dan Parker of Summerville was killed while working for the Halliburton
Co.…
www.charleston.net/stories/050904/ter_09dead1.shtml

US Soldier to Face Military Court-Martial in Iraq, AP Says
Bloomberg – USA
… US Army Specialist Jeremy Sivits will be the first soldier to face
court-martial for his role in the alleged abuse of prisoners at Iraq's
Abu Ghraib prison…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=aGEorzxpvG7A&refer=us

UK urged to come clean over Iraq abuse
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
… urged the government on Sunday to publish a confidential report by
the Red Cross that highlights concerns about abuses in British prisons
in southern Iraq.…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/1A35DCE9-898C-4C11-AC00-1A36DBA5160F.htm

PRESSURE mounts on UK's Blair over Iraq abuse
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… The ICRC said on Friday that visits to detention centres in Iraq last
year revealed infringements of international treaties on prisoners of
war that it said…
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L09330434.htm

FORMER Iraq hostage returns to US
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
MACON, Miss. – Former hostage Thomas Hamill, back home yesterday after
his three-week ordeal in Iraq, credited God and worldwide support for
his survival and…
www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/nation/ny-ushost093793983may09,0,424
7362.story?coll=ny-nationalnews-headlines

FAMILIES bury Miami, Dixie County soldiers killed in Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
… Officer 2nd Class Jason Bosley Dwelley, 31, who was killed last week
after an explosive hit the vehicle in which he was riding in the Al-Anbar
province of Iraq…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/state/8627480.htm

UK knew of Iraq abuse
News24 – South Africa
… taken. On Friday it emerged that the Red Cross had warned US officials
of abuse of prisoners in Iraq more than a year ago. Much…
www.news24.com/News24/World/Iraq/0,,2-10-1460_1524218,00.html

IRAQ attacks target coalition soldiers
Columbia Daily Tribune – Columbia,MO,USA
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) – Gunmen attacked British patrols in Basra and clashed
with coalition troops yesterday in two other southern cities, a day after
a Shiite…
www.columbiatribune.com/2004/May/20040509News009.asp

SOLDIER to Face Court-Martial in Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscripition) – Atlanta,GA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP)—A 24-year-old US military policeman will be the first
soldier to face a court-martial in connection with the abuse of Iraqi
prisoners at…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V3227.AP-Iraq-Abu-Ghraib.html

US Reservists Inadequately Trained to Guard Iraq Prison , NYT…
Bloomberg – USA
May 9 (Bloomberg) — Few of the US National Guard and Army Reserve soldiers
who managed a prison where Iraqi detainees were abused had been trained
to guard…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=aVlg1POYacPg&refer=top_world_news

SOLDIER to Face Court-Martial in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A 24-year-old US military policeman will be the first soldier
to face a court-martial in connection with the abuse of Iraqi prisoners
at Abu…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/8627335.htm

COALITION plays down Iraq abuse
AngolaPress – Angola
Baghdad, 05/09 – The coalition administrator in Iraq has insisted Iraq
is benefiting from the occupation despite the publicity given to the abuse
of prisoners…
www.angolapress-angop.ao/noticia-f.asp?ID=249736

MOST Michigan members vote for Iraq prison measure and tax bill
MLive.com – MI,USA
… Abu Ghraib prison. “What happened in Iraq … is absolutely atrocious,”
said Rep. Vernon Ehlers, R-Grand Rapids. “It is totally…
www.mlive.com/newsflash/michigan/index.ssf?/base/news-14/1084107541256430.xml

ITALY 'foils Iraq suicide plot'
BBC News – London,England,UK
Italian police say they have arrested an Algerian imam and four Tunisians
suspected of planning suicide attacks against Western targets in Iraq.

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3698307.stm

2 Stryker deaths reported in Iraq
The Olympian – Olympia,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Two US soldiers from the Stryker Brigade were killed Saturday,
one in a mortar attack and another in an “electrical accident,” the US
command…
<www.theolympian.com/home/news/20040509/topstories/45887.shtml

IRAQ fighters lie in wait among tombs for US army
Reuters – London,England,UK
By Suleiman al-Khalidi. NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) – In Iraq's holy city of
the dead, America's enemies come out at night. Abdul Zahra…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=507318&section=news

BRITAIN'S role in Iraq vis-a-vis the EU
Albawaba Middle East News – Amman,Middle East
… 52 former British diplomats released an open letter to the media, castigating
Prime Minister Tony Blair for supporting America‚s “doomed‰ policy
in Iraq.…
www.albawaba.com/news/index.php3?sid=276474&lang=e&dir=news

HOON to Make Commons Statement on Iraq Abuse Allegations
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… to one death. The Ministry of Defence confirmed Mr Hoon would make
a statement “on the current situation in Iraq‰. It is understood…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2899832

HOON faces Iraq grilling from MPs
BBC News – London,England,UK
Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon is to field MPs' questions about the situation
in Iraq, including alleged abuse by British troops.…
<news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/3698269.stm

BRITISH clash with Shiite extremists in southern Iraq; four die…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) For a second day, British troops clashed Sunday with
forces of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in southern Iraq.…
www.boston.com/dailynews/130/world/British_clash_with_Shiite_extr:.shtml

URI Party Members Discuss Iraq Deployment
Chosun Ilbo – South Korea
Kim Keun-tae, Uri Party floor leader, said Sunday concerning the Korean
troop dispatch to Iraq that the situation has changed and further examination
is…
english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200405/200405090021.html

IRAQ'S oil industry recovering
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
Iraq's oil industry has clawed its way back to prewar production levels,
despite nagging sabotage and violent attacks. Nearly 2.4…
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/05/09/BUGAE6H4GA1.DTL

AREA man killed in Iraq
Charleston Post Courier (subscription) – Charleston,SC,USA
The war in Iraq claimed its first Lowcountry civilian casualty Friday when
Dan Parker of Summerville was killed while working for the Halliburton
Co.…
www.charleston.net/stories/050904/ter_09dead1.shtml

BOMBS, blasts and battles rip apart Iraq
Independent Online – South Africa
Baghdad – British forces clashed on Sunday with militia loyal to a radical
Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in southern Iraq for a second straight
day, and a…
www.iol.co.za/index.php?sf=2813&art_id=qw1084094100274B243&click_id=2813&set_id=1

US retraining guards at its prisons in Iraq
Cleveland Plain Dealer – Cleveland,OH,USA
Baghdad, Iraq- The head of US detention centers in Iraq said Saturday that
the military has no plans to close the Abu Ghraib prison, and he blamed
the abuse of…
www.cleveland.com/news/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/news/1084095224296260.xml

MAJOR NATO role in Iraq called unlikely
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
WASHINGTON — The Bush administration's hopes for a major NATO military
presence in Iraq this year appear doomed, interviews with allied defense
officials and…
www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0405090396may09,1,2637501.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

IRAQ Dispatch Region Still Unclear
Chosun Ilbo – South Korea
… is planning on holding a standing committee of the National Security
Council (NSC) Thursday to decide on where to send the Korean troops to
Iraq if the Kurdish…
english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200405/200405090015.html

FORMER hostage in Iraq returns to home state
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
COLUMBUS, MISSISSIPPI — Former hostage Thomas Hamill returned to American
soil early Saturday, stepping off a private jet as family members, friends
and…
www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0405090391may09,1,671416.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

TENSION rising among Iraq Shiites as Sadr standoff lingers
Channel News Asia – Singapore
KARBALA, Iraq : Residents of this Shiite Muslim shrine town sit around
a hotel lobby cursing the militiamen of radical leader Moqtada Sadr as
an influential…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/83961/1/.html

US presses UN to change Iraq's govt plan
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
New York, May 9: The Bush administration is pressing the United Nations
envoy for Iraq to change his proposal for a transitional Iraqi government
once self…
www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=31222

IRAQ NOT TO BE LEFT AT MERCY OF THUGS
International Reporter – India
… rightly pleaded that a few individuals cannot reflect the absolute
honor of more than 200,000 American military personnel who have served
in Iraq right from…
<internationalreporter.net/scripts/headDetails.asp?id=133

TOP US brass wary of Iraq: paper
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Deep divisions are emerging at the top of the US military over the course
of the occupation of Iraq, with some senior officers saying the United
States faces…
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/05/09/1084041264897.html

AID to rebuild Iraq is tapped for security
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
WASHINGTON — Seven months after Congress approved the largest foreign
aid package in history to rebuild Iraq, less than 5 percent of the $18.4
billion has…
<www.indystar.com/articles/5/144922-1985-010.html

IRAQ War Goals Divide Military
Hartford Courant (subscription) – Hartford,CT,USA
WASHINGTON — Deep divisions are emerging at the top of the US military
over the course of the occupation of Iraq, with some senior officers beginning
to say…
www.ctnow.com/news/custom/topnews/hc-occupy0509.artmay09,1,3548414.story?coll=hc-headlines-topnews

SOLDIERS guarding prisons in Iraq not trained
Times of India – India
Most of them were sent to Iraq as part of the tide of two-week-a-year soldiers
being called up from the National Guard and the Army Reserve in preparation
for…
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/666086.cms

KERRY Comes Under Fire for Stance on Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… John F. Kerry laid out his case against President Bush on Iraq, saying
the administration had left America dangerously isolated from the rest
of the world.…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-kerryiraq9may09,1,1899809.story?coll=la-home-nation

US chief of Iraq prison defends system
Lexington Herald Leader – Lexington,KY,USA
BAGHDAD – The new US commander in charge of the military's prisons in Iraq
yesterday defended a recommendation he made last summer that prison guards
become…
www.kentucky.com/mld/heraldleader/news/nation/8624520.htm

CONCERNS Rise Over Treatment of Indians in Iraq
Wired News – USA
VELICHIKKALA, India (Reuters) – Indian police are hunting a jobs agent
who duped poor and illiterate workers into going to US army camps in Iraq
where they say…
wireservice.wired.com/wired/story.asp?section=Breaking&storyId=861776&tw=wn_wire_story

IRAQ Coalition Administrator Plays Down Prisoners Abuses Case
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,USA
Baghdad, May 9 (NNN): The US-led coalition administrator in Iraq has played
down the abuse of prisoners by American guards in the infamous Abu Ghraib
prison…
www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=050804113006

FLORIDA lawyer will aid Iraq trials
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
… There already are questions about the legitimacy of the process, as
there are with nearly every aspect of the reconstruction of Iraq.…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/state/8623601.htm

CHAOS IN IRAQ: LYNNDIE 'WAS JUST FOLLOWING ORDERS OF HER VIOLENT…
Sunday Mirror – UK
… Lynndie, five months pregnant with his child, is said to be infatuated
with burly Graner, 35, whom she met shortly after being posted to Iraq
in February last…
www.sundaymirror.co.uk/news/tm_objectid=14223341&method=full&siteid=106694&headline=chaos-in-iraq—lynndie—was-just-following-orders-of-her-violent-lover—name_page.html

FIGHTING flares in southern Iraq
IAfrica South African News - Cape Town,South Africa
... battled militiamen loyal to Shiite Muslim cleric Moqtada Sadr in three
Iraqi cities on Saturday, killing five, as the new US prison chief in
Iraq vowed that ...
http://iafrica.com/news/worldnews/321271.htm

US presses UN to change Iraq's transitional govt plan
Times of India - India
NEW YORK: The Bush administration is pressing the United Nations envoy
for Iraq to change his proposal for a transitional Iraqi government once
self-rule is ...
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/666069.cms

NEW Iraq prison chief: 'It will not happen again'
Dayton Daily News – Dayton,OH,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq | American and British troops clashed with followers of renegade
cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in the capital and the southern city of Basra Saturday

www.daytondailynews.com/news/content/news/daily/0509iraq.html

NEW Chief of Prisons Defends His Role in Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… Even as he touted a host of reforms to help shield Iraqi prisoners
from further cases of abuse, the Army's new detention chief in Iraq found
himself on the…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/la-fg-miller9may09,1,7392146.story?coll=la-home-headlines

IRAQ prisons chief vows order
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscripition) – Atlanta,GA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq ˜ American and British troops clashed Saturday with followers
of renegade cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in the capital and the southern city
of Basra…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/0504/09iraqchief.html

NATO Balking at Iraq Mission
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… WASHINGTON ˜ The Bush administration's hopes for a major NATO military
presence in Iraq this year appear doomed, interviews with allied defense
officials and…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/la-fg-troops9may09,1,5346761.story?coll=la-home-headlines

WHAT Are Those Contractors Doing in Iraq?
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… Consider this: During the first Gulf War, US forces employed one civilian
contractor in Iraq for every 60 active-duty personnel.…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A10163-2004May8.html

FEW US soldiers abused prisoners in Iraq: Bush
Hi Pakistan – Lahore,Pakistan
WASHINGTON: US President George W Bush underscored on Saturday that only
a small number of US soldiers deployed in Iraq took part in abusing inmates
at the Abu…
www.hipakistan.com/en/detail.php?newsId=en64030&F_catID=&f_type=source

IRAQ hits the market
CBS MarketWatch – USA
… And last week, the people were visibly upset. Most of their apprehensions
focused on the out-of-control situation in Iraq. The war continued to
go badly.…
cbs.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7B5E09431C-E19E-432B-AB95-66C16FDA354A%7D&siteid=google&dist=google

MILITARY divided on future in Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscripition) – Atlanta,GA,USA
WASHINGTON ˜ Deep divisions are emerging at the top of the US military
over the course of the occupation of Iraq, with some senior officers beginning
to say…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/0504/09iroccupy.html

RED Cross warned UK of Iraq abuse
BBC News – London,England,UK
The International Committee of the Red Cross says it had expressed concern
to the UK about Iraqis under British detention in Iraq.…
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3694503.stm

REBELS clash with British troops in southern Iraq
China Post – Taipei,Taiwan
… Iraqis from across the political spectrum met to set up a rival political
force free of US influence, even as the UN special envoy to Iraq Lakhdar
Brahimi told…
www.chinapost.com.tw/detail.asp?ID=48599&GRP=A

WHAT went wrong in the Iraq prison?
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
… Dayton, who has opposed Bush administration Iraq policy from the beginning,
engaged in some testy exchanges with Rumsfeld, especially over whether
the US…
www.startribune.com/stories/484/4766450.html

FINDING a Way in Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
IT IS IMPOSSIBLE yet to calculate the damage to US prospects in Iraq and
the Middle East caused by the mistreatment of Iraqi detainees.…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A11266-2004May8.html

CANADIAN peace activist to welcome US Iraq deserters
ABC Online – Australia
… have rebuilt an “underground railroad” into Canada, where thousands
of Americans dodged the Vietnam war draft, to help United States soldiers
flee duty in Iraq…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1104428.htm

IN W.Md., Resentment Over Iraq Prison Abuse
Washington Post – USA
… when news emerged that seven members of Cresaptown's 372nd Military
Police Company had been charged with abusing prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison
in Iraq.…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A11072-2004May8.html

SHIITE gunmen clash with British troops in Iraq
CTV – Canada
In Iraq, Shiite militiamen loyal to cleric Moqtada al-Sadr have launched
heavy attacks against British troops. A coalition spokesman…
www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1084017738250_51/?hub=CTVNewsAt11

IRAQ Prison Scandal At Its Most Graphic
Washington Post – USA
… GlobalSecurity also posted the full text of the Army report, along
with satellite imagery of the Baghdad prison and other documents of the
Iraq prison scandal.…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A10111-2004May8.html

COALITION plays down Iraq abuse
BBC News – London,England,UK
The coalition administrator in Iraq has insisted Iraq is benefiting from
the occupation despite the publicity given to the abuse of prisoners by
US guards.…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3697401.stm

COSGROVE 'shocked' by Iraq prisoner abuse
ABC Online – Australia
… and fair justice being administered to people who perpetrated these
acts, well I hope that they'll understand that this is not typical of
all forces in Iraq.”.…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1104398.htm

I knew I'd make it: Iraq hostage
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
FORMER hostage Thomas Hamill, back home in the US after his three-week
ordeal in Iraq, credited God and worldwide support for his survival today
and said the…
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,9513484%255E1702,00.html

TWO Stryker Brigade soldiers killed in Iraq
KING5.com (subscription) – Seattle,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Two soldiers from the Stryker Brigade, based in Fort Lewis,
Wash., were killed Saturday in Iraq. The US command…
www.king5.com/topstories/stories/NW_050804WABstrykerEL.1a13e6f11.html

FOCUS: Iraq prison abuse scandal
Guardian – UK
The White House faced its biggest crisis over Iraq last week, but its origins
lie in practices that may have been routine. We reveal…
observer.guardian.co.uk/focus/story/0,6903,1212589,00.html

DISASTER for Blair as Iraq torture claims widen
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… The alleged incidents involving the Fusiliers are said to have come
to light when a soldier deposited his film following his return from Iraq.

scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=528512004

JAMESTOWN, Grand Forks soldiers die after being wounded in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
BISMARCK, ND – Two members of a North Dakota National Guard unit have died
after suffering wounds in Iraq. Guard spokesman Rob Keller said Spc.…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/8622433.htm

“WE [US] were tricked into war with Iraq…can the Arab world…
Al Jazeera – World
Many of us are ashamed of recent events in Iraq and the suffering.…
Should innocent people die in Iraq who do not believe in the Insurgents?

www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/article_full_story.asp?service_id=1852

IN THE NEWS – Prisoner Abuse in Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
… He said the Army then told the world more details in March. The now
former government of Iraq had used the Abu Ghraib prison to torture Iraqis.

www.voanews.com/SpecialEnglish/article.cfm?objectID=9DE1AEFB-AE3B-4C2F-8087A2CBCADAF583

BRITISH troops ordered: hand over all Iraq photos
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
… troops have been accused of torturing Iraqi prisoners of war, have
been ordered by senior officers to hand over every single photograph they
took while in Iraq…
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/05/09/ntort09.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/05/09/ixnewstop.html

IRAQ'S Governing council wants to stay, appoint caretaker…
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
… Since declaring his proposals last month, Brahimi has been accused
in Iraq of favoring the country's Sunni Arab minority — he is a Sunni
himself — and of…
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2004/05/08/international1858EDT0597.DTL

JAMESTOWN, Grand Forks soldiers die after being wounded in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
BISMARCK, ND – A second North Dakota National Guard soldier has died after
being wounded in Iraq, his family said. Pvt. Philip Brown…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/8622312.htm

A Look at US Military Deaths in Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscripition) – Atlanta,GA,USA
As of Friday, May 7, 763 US service members have died since the beginning
of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Department
of Defense.…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V2501.AP-Iraq-US-Deaths.html

BLAIR seen as faring better than Bush as Iraq furore unfolds
Daily Times – Pakistan
… Some commentators have accused his newspaper ˜ which opposed the
Iraq war ˜ of “being unpatriotic, of putting soldiers (in Iraq) under
a greater risk…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_9-5-2004_pg4_4

BRITISH Fight Shiites in Southern Iraq
Santa Maria Times – Santa Maria,CA,USA
NAJAF, Iraq – British soldiers beat back attacks by militiamen loyal to
a radical Shiite cleric in southern cities Saturday, and US forces stormed
Muqtada al…
www.santamariatimes.com/articles/2004/05/08/ap/Headlines/d82el1rg0.txt

  
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