Iraq News and Information Links September 21 2004
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WEB Site: 2nd US Hostage Killed in Iraq
Guardian – UK
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – A posting on an Islamic Web site claimed Tuesday that the al-Qaida-linked group led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has slain a US hostage in Iraq…

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BUSH Urges World to Unite With Iraq
ABC News – United States
21, 2004 – President Bush, defending his decision to invade Iraq, urged a vast assembly of world leaders Tuesday to stand united with the country's…

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PAUL Krugman: Another round of deception in Iraq
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
… democracy. If the media play along, Bush may be able to keep the Iraq disaster under wraps for a few more weeks. It may well work.…

www.boston.com/dailynews/265/politics/Two_views_on_Iraq_Bush_says_st:.shtml
TWO views on Iraq: Bush says stay, while Kerry seeks a way out
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… 46. NEW YORK (AP) President Bush and Sen. John Kerry are offering US voters and the world two starkly different views on Iraq. The…

www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V5025.AP-Iraq.html
WEB Site: 2nd US Hostage Killed in Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP)—A posting on an Islamic Web site claimed Tuesday that the al-Qaida-linked group led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has slain a US hostage in Iraq…

www.time.com/time/columnist/karon/article/0,9565,700358,00.html
AN Early Exit from Iraq?
TIME – USA
… between what politicians say on the campaign trail and what they really believe is well illustrated by the current Kerry-Bush skirmishing on Iraq: If either…

www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/iraq/20040921-1152-iraq-prison.html
MILITANTS attack Iraq jail, killing a prisoner
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
BAGHDAD – Militants attacked the Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad with mortars and machinegun fire on Monday night, killing an Iraqi prisoner, the US military…

www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4505062,00.html
FIRM Halts Iraq Work to Save 10 Hostages
Guardian – UK
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) – A Turkish construction company announced Tuesday that it was halting operations in neighboring Iraq in a bid to save the lives of 10…

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UPDATE 3-Bush, in shift, taps into emergency Iraq funds
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – The Pentagon has begun tapping into its $25 billion emergency fund for the Iraq war to prepare for a major troop rotation and…

www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,10840819%255E2703,00.html
KOIZUMI vows to keep troops in Iraq
The Australian – Australia
JAPAN is preparing to extend its humanitarian troop deployment to Iraq after its current commitment expires on December 14. The…

www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,10842781%255E1702,00.html
TWO US marines killed in Iraq
The Australian – Australia
TWO US marines were killed in clashes in restive Al-Anbar province in western Iraq, the US military said today. “In two separate…

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LIVERPOOL prays for Iraq hostage
BBC News – London,England,UK
A candlelight vigil is being held in Liverpool for Kenneth Bigley, who is being held captive in Iraq. Mr Bigley, 62, of Liverpool…

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BUSH to defend Iraq policy at UN
BBC News – London,England,UK
US President George W Bush is expected to defend his policy on Iraq at the UN General Assembly's annual meeting which has just begun in New York.…

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DEADLINE Looms for American, British Captives in Iraq
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Militants who beheaded an American hostage in Iraq said they would kill another US captive and a Briton on Tuesday if their demands were…

www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0409210334sep21,1,7426215.story?coll=chi-news-hed
AMERICAN contractor beheaded in Iraq
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
… and two colleagues were abducted Thursday from a downtown villa in Baghdad in a chilling expansion of the kidnapping campaign against foreign civilians in Iraq…
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POWELL Suggests Iraq Critics Are Defeatist, Rattled
Wired News – USA
… of State Colin Powell said on Tuesday the United States cannot wilt in the face of the Iraqi insurgency and suggested critics of the war in Iraq were becoming…

seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apasia_story.asp?category=1104&slug=Turkey%20Iraq%20Hostages
TURKISH company halts operations in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
ANKARA, Turkey — A Turkish construction company said Tuesday it was halting operations in neighboring Iraq to try to save the lives of 10 employees kidnapped…

www.forbes.com/home/feeds/ap/2004/09/21/ap1553475.html
OFFICIAL: Iraq Oil Fields Resume Exports
Forbes – USA
Exports from Iraq's northern oilfields are back to normal after a spate of attacks earlier this month crippled the main pipeline carrying Iraqi crude to Turkey…

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IRAQ local control 'by year end'
BBC News – London,England,UK
Most of Iraq will be under local control by the end of the year, despite shortfalls in preparing Iraqi security forces, the Pentagon has said.…

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BASRA: British troops in Iraq's 'peaceful' city
BBC News – London,England,UK
As Prime Minister Tony Blair declares a “second war” in Iraq, BBC News Online looks at the morale of British troops and the challenges they face in Basra – one…

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AMERICAN and Briton face beheading in Iraq
Independent Online – South Africa
Baghdad – Militants led by Washington's top foe in Iraq said they would kill an American and a Briton on Tuesday unless their demands were met, a day after…

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BUSH course on Iraq a disaster, Kerry says
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
John Kerry, charging President Bush on Monday with “stubborn incompetence” on the war in Iraq, made his most definitive statement yet that he would not have…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/9720654.htm
TURKISH Company Freezes Iraq Operations
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,United States
ANKARA, Turkey – A Turkish construction company announced Tuesday that it was halting operations in neighboring Iraq in a bid to save the lives of 10 employees…
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MESSAGE TO IRAQ'S NEW LEADER
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
… also said in the remarks to the London-based newspaper Al-Hayat that he had been the target of four assassination attempts since becoming leader of Iraq June 28…

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8sep21,1,81584.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

TURKISH official: US must consult more closely on Iraq
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
Citing his nation's fears about Iraq's instability, Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul said Monday in Chicago that the United States should make Turkey more…

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WOMEN held in Iraq: Dr. Germ, Mrs. Anthrax
CNN International – USA
(CNN) — Islamic militants who beheaded an American contractor in Iraq say they will kill the other two hostages — an American and a Briton — unless Iraqi…

www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/09/6fbed4ab-cf5b-4442-86dd-162d9e96d254.html
US General Predicts Extensive 'Local Control' In Iraq
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
… He told reporters that more than 50 percent of Iraq — in terms of land area as well as population — will be under what the Pentagon calls “local control” by…

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IRAQ: How bad can things get?
BBC News – London,England,UK
By Paul Wood. Just how bad are things in Iraq? … Last month, the British Army fired 100,000 rounds of ammunition in southern Iraq.…
www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2004/s1204086.htm
TERRORISTS release more gruesome footage from Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
MARK COLVIN: In Iraq, a ghastly mediaeval melodrama is being played out using modern media, with execution being used both as a means of blackmail and a…

www.baltimoresun.com/news/nationworld/iraq/bal-te.iraq
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A US hostage is killed in Iraq, militants say
Baltimore Sun (subscription) – Baltimore,MD,United States
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A militant group said yesterday that it had beheaded an American hostage and posted a video of the killing on the Internet.…

seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002041624_campaign21.html
KERRY and Bush rip each other on Iraq
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
… departure from his campaign focus on the economy and health care, yesterday issued an indictment of President Bush's handling of the war in Iraq, saying Bush…

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AMERICAN Hostage In Iraq Beheaded
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,USA
Baghdad, Sept. 21 (NNN): An Islamist website has published a video purportedly showing the execution of an American hostage in Iraq.…

www.boston.com/dailynews/265/nation/Michigan_family_of_slain_U_S_c:.shtml
MICHIGAN family of slain US contractor in Iraq prays for other…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
HILLSDALE, Mich. (AP) Through their grief and anger, relatives of an American construction worker beheaded in Iraq extended prayers for an American and a…

www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/politics/9717861.htm
VICE presidential candidates Edwards, Cheney focus on Iraq war
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
… Edwards pounded hard on the Democratic themes of health care, jobs, the economy and what he called “the mess in Iraq” during a visit to a Cincinnati recreation…

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/107754/1/.html
JAPAN to extend troop deployment in Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
TOKYO: Japan has decided to extend by as much as one year the humanitarian work of its troops deployed in Iraq, a program currently scheduled to end in December…

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EXPORTS From Iraq North Oil Fields Normal
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP)—Exports from Iraq's northern oil fields are back to normal after a spate of attacks earlier this month that crippled a key pipeline, the…

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THE US in Iraq: how to regain the initiative
The Globe and Mail (subscription) – Toronto,ON,Canada
By EDWARD LUTTWAK. It has long been obvious that the number of US and other coalition troops in Iraq is insufficient. Once headquarters…

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/election2004/9716818.htm
BUSH has made `colossal failures of judgment' on Iraq, Kerry says
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
BY EA TORRIERO AND RICK PEARSON. NEW YORK – (KRT) – In his strongest challenge to President Bush's Iraq policy, Sen. John Kerry on…

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_21-9-2004_pg7_5
ZARQAWI group beheads American hostage in Iraq
Daily Times – Pakistan
DUBAI: A militant group headed by Al Qaeda ally Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi said on Monday it had beheaded an American hostage and posted a video of the killing on…

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news-18/109574214171470.xml&storylist=mibusiness

LIST of Michigan casualties in Iraq
MLive.com – MI,USA
… 26, formerly of Flint, was one of six soldiers killed in the crash of an Army Black Hawk helicopter April 2, 2003, during a fire fight in Iraq, his wife said.…

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EXECUTING Saddam would deter the terrorists, says Iraq leader
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
The trial and possible execution of Saddam Hussein would discourage the die-hard remnants of the old Ba'athist regime and “show Iraq and those beyond Iraq that…

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2004/09/21/bushs_iraq_illusion_pays_off_in_polls

BUSH'S Iraq illusion pays off in polls
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
By Derrick Z. Jackson, Globe Columnist | September 21, 2004. ONE BOMBING killed 47 people in Iraq. Decapitated bodies are still being dumped in the streets.…

www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2004-09/21/content_376383.htm
TRAVEL is still far away for many in Iraq
China Daily – Beijing,China
… Saturday's flight would have been the nation's first international commercial flight since 1990, when UN sanctions were imposed after Iraq invaded Kuwait.…

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'LOCAL control' in Iraq predicted by year's end
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
… George Casey, commander of the the multinational force in Iraq, expects most of the country will be under “local control” by the year's end, a top Pentagon…

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news-18/109574154169570.xml&storylist=mibusiness

EX-MICHIGAN man killed by homemade explosive in Iraq
MLive.com – MI,USA
(AP) – A Detroit native who was killed when a homemade explosive detonated near his Army observation post in Iraq has come home to Michigan for burial. Sgt.…

www.nytimes.com/2004/09/20/politics/campaign/20CND-KERR.html
KERRY Says Iraq War Raises Questions on Bush's Judgment
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
enator John Kerry said today that the war in Iraq was a “profound diversion” from the war on terror and the fight against Osama bin Laden, and he asserted that…

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-09/21/content_2000275.htm
AMERICAN hostage beheaded in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
… Photo). CAIRO, Sept. 20 (Xinhuanet) — An American hostage held in Iraq was beheaded by his captors, CNN reported Monday. A video…

www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2004-09/21/content_376279.htm
AMERICAN hostage killed in Iraq
China Daily – Beijing,China
A video grab image on an Islamist internet site shows American hostage Eugene Armstrong prior to his execution September 20, 2004.…

www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=3593285&thesection=news&thesubsection=world
IRAQ war foes focus on alternative agenda to Bush
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
UNITED NATIONS – On the eve of US President George W Bush's address to the United Nations, domestic and foreign critics of his Iraq war policy focused on a…

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MILITANTS behead US hostage in Iraq
Sify – Delhi,India
Baghdad: Islamic militants beheaded a US citizen in Iraq, while the lives of his two British and American colleagues were in grave danger after a 48-hour…

politics.guardian.co.uk/libdems2004/story/0,14992,1309016,00.html
ACTIVISTS call for PM to resign over Iraq
Guardian – UK
Liberal Democrats have called on Tony Blair to resign for “misleading” the country in the run-up to the Iraq conflict but they botched an attempt to make the…
straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/world/story/0,4386,273736,00.html
US senators criticise Bush for optimistic spin on Iraq
Straits Times – Singapore,Singapore
WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush has come under fire, even from top Republicans, for being optimistic about the situation in Iraq.…

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/9715902.htm
CAMP Pendleton Marine killed in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
11, 2001, was killed by an explosive last week in Iraq, his family said Monday. Lance Cpl. Gregory Howman died Wednesday in Iraq's…

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-09/21/content_1999967.htm
UK PM says Britain to stand firm over Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
20 (Xinhuanet) — Britain would stand firm in Iraq despite violence across the country, British Prime Minister Tony Blair reiterated on Monday as fears were…

  
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