Iraq News and Information Links May 24 2004
BUSH preparing to outline his plan of action for Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
WASHINGTON — President Bush prepared yesterday for a campaign to rally
support at the United Nations for his policies in Iraq, while senior envoys
struggled…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/174696_iraq24.html

ARAB TV Shows Scene of Iraq Wedding Hit by US Raid
Reuters – USA
… Iraqi men were seen singing and celebrating in a traditional tribal
celebration held in several tents pitched in a desert area in western
Iraq, close to the…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5232854

IRAQ'S death toll grows dramatically
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
By DANIEL COONEY and OMAR SINAN. BAGHDAD, Iraq ˜ Punctured by bullets
or torn by bombs, broken bodies keep coming into Baghdad's main morgue.

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/8741976.htm

AGENCIES: US To Present New UN Resolution On Iraq
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
24 May 2004 — News agencies are reporting that the United States plans
to introduce to the UN Security Council a new resolution on Iraq as early
as today.…
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/05/bf2e9597-40d6-4b45-af71-d25fcccd82c2.html

COALITION braces for more violence in Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : The embattled US-led coalition braced for more violence following
a week of deadly attacks in Baghdad and fierce clashes in central Iraq
in which…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/86554/1/.html

IRAQ Wedding Film Challenges US on Air Strike
Wired News – USA
… news for Washington on a day when it is to present a proposal at the
United Nations seeking approval for its continued military presence in
Iraq following a…
wireservice.wired.com/wired/story.asp?section=Breaking&storyId=868887&tw=wn_wire_story

IRAQ progress may not help Bush
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
… The bad news from Iraq has taken a toll on President George W. Bush's
popularity and thus on his chances for re-election. In a Newsweek…
www.newsday.com/news/opinion/ny-vpman243816742may24,0,1024379.story?coll=ny-viewpoints-headlines

BUSH to target Iraq uncertainty in speech
Channel News Asia – Singapore
NEW HAVEN, United States : US President George W. Bush launches a campaign
Monday to soothe growing global worries about Iraq, as even his political
allies…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/86555/1/.html

MORE Iraq court martials expected
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… are expected to face courts-martial in the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal,
as a lawyer reportedly accused the top US military commander in Iraq of
observing some…
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/05/24/1085381358859.html

UN Resolution on Iraq Will Cover Sovereignty, Troops (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
May 24 (Bloomberg) — The US and UK are completing a draft United Nations
resolution that will endorse the sovereignty of Iraq's new government
and provide for…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=aJzh_ePcSY5A&refer=us

US adventure in Iraq amounts to big con job
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
It's become clear that every last reason the Bush administration gave for
taking us to war with Iraq has turned out to be bogus.…
www.newsday.com/news/columnists/ny-vpmcc243816748may24,0,6655986.column?coll=ny-news-columnists

US leaders to blame for abuse in Iraq: author
Rediff – Mumbai,India
… Mahmood Mamdani isn't surprised at all that a handful of American soldiers
and prison guards went berserk at the Abu Gharib prison in Iraq, torturing
and…
us.rediff.com/news/2004/may/24iraq21.htm

BUSH to woo UN for aid on Iraq
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
WASHINGTON — President Bush prepared Sunday for a campaign to rally support
at the United Nations for his policies in Iraq, while senior envoys struggled
in…
www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-0405240134may24,1,4083652.story?coll=chi-news-hed

VIDEO shows destruction at Iraq wedding
Sify – Delhi,India
Baghdad: The US-led coalition said there were inconsistencies over a US
airstrike in Iraq it said targeted foreign fighters, after Arab TV channels
aired fresh…
sify.com/news_info/fullstory.php?id=13481942

BUSH speech to focus on Iraq transfer
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
… Bush's speech will describe “what steps we are taking and how we intend
to get there to 2005 and the elections” in Iraq, spokeswoman Suzy DeFrancis
said.…
www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0405240047may24,1,5263529.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

MILITARY unit questioned in both Iraq, Afghanistan
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
WASHINGTON, DC — A military intelligence unit that oversaw interrogations
at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq was also in charge of questioning at a detention
center…
www.startribune.com/stories/1762/4791797.html

FILM emerges of Iraq wedding before attack
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
A VIDEO has been broadcast showing a wedding party in Iraq shortly before
US warplanes are said to have attacked, killing up to 45 people.…
news.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=590392004

UN 'To Back Iraq Resolution after Envoy's Report'
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… US President George Bush was this afternoon making the first in a series
of speeches detailing the path to the hand-over of sovereignty in Iraq
on June 30.…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2969127

SAUDI Envoy: Iraq War Was 'Colonial' and About Oil
Wired News – USA
DUBLIN (Reuters) – The US-led invasion of Iraq was a colonial war and there
were some in the United States who saw it as a means of getting their
hands on…
wireservice.wired.com/wired/story.asp?section=Breaking&storyId=868913&tw=wn_wire_story

BUSH To Speak About Iraq's Future Monday Night
KXAN-TV – Austin,TX,USA
US officials say President Bush Monday night at the Army War College in
Pennsylvania aims to convey a clear path forward in Iraq.…
www.kxan.com/Global/story.asp?S=1889256&nav=0s3dNM2M

MUCH is riding on Bush's speech on Iraq tonight
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… Bush's chances for success in Iraq, and perhaps also in the November
presidential election, hinge on whether Iraqis accept the interim government
that's…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/8743649.htm

IRAQ wedding footage shown
swissinfo – Switzerland
raid last week despite US claims the target was a staging post for foreign
fighters entering Iraq. Then the scene switched to a…
www.swissinfo.org/sen/Swissinfo.html?siteSect=143&sid=4954524

UN Security Council to Get Resolution on Iraq Sovereignty , Troop…
Bloomberg – USA
May 24 (Bloomberg) — The US and UK today will present the United Nations
Security Council with a resolution endorsing the sovereignty of Iraq's
new government…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=aXRgsGqf8oGQ&refer=top_world_news

BUSH to lay out sovereignty plan for Iraq
MLive.com – MI,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) ˜ Facing political discord over the war in Iraq, President
Bush is seeking to reassure voters that hundreds of Americans have not
died in vain…
www.mlive.com/newsflash/lateststories/index.ssf?/base/international-14/10854011439680.xml

US and Britain to unveil new Iraq resolution at UN
The Times (subscription) – London,England,UK
BY AGENCIES. The US and Britain will circulate a new UN resolution today
that will detail how the handover of power in Iraq is likely to take place
on June 30.…
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,1-1121675,00.html

BUSH to explain Iraq handover in TV speech
CTV – Canada
Facing pressure from several sides, US President George Bush will lay out
his plan for handing over political power in Iraq to an interim government
on June 30…
www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1085403731649_196/?hub=TopStories

US unit in Iraq scandal is linked to Afghanistan
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
WASHINGTON A military intelligence unit that oversaw interrogations at
the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq was also in charge of questioning at a detention
center in…
www.iht.com/articles/521473.htm

US, Britain to Present Iraq Resolution
Guardian – UK
… With Bush's approval ratings sinking after a series of setbacks in
Iraq, the president is eager to reassure voters he still has a political
and security…
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4126642,00.html

BRITAIN and US to Give Security Council New Iraq Resolution
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… Filling the top two posts will be Brahimi‚s most challenging task,
since Iraq‚s three main groups ˆ the Shiite majority and the large
Sunni Arab and…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2970171

POWELL apologizes in writing for Iraq abuse; Former US general…
Albawaba Middle East News – Amman,Middle East
… National Security Council member Eliot Abrams, and Vice President Cheney's
chief of staff, Lewis “Scooter” Libby whom he claims saw the invasion
of Iraq as a…
www.albawaba.com/news/index.php3?sid=277497&lang=e&dir=news

NO 10 hails Iraq handover progress
BBC News – London,England,UK
A draft UN resolution will stress the sovereignty of the interim government
due to take over running Iraq on 30 June, Downing Street says.…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/3742489.stm

IRAQ backlash negates Budget bounce: poll
ABC Online – Australia
A new poll published today shows Australia's continued involvement in Iraq
appears to be damaging the Howard Government. The AC…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1114968.htm

BUSH to discuss steps for Iraq sovereignty handover in Mon. night…
WIS – Columbia,SC,USA
(White House-AP) May 24, 2004 – The White House says President Bush on
Monday night will offer five “concrete” steps for the handover of sovereignty
in Iraq.…
www.wistv.com/Global/story.asp?S=1888573&nav=0RaPNMMu

BUSH to Outline Iraq Transfer Plan as Obstacles Mount (Update3)
Bloomberg – USA
May 24 (Bloomberg) — The US is running out of time to form an interim
government in Iraq by June 30 and faces political opposition that may
delay elections…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=aF03WFy0l_C0&refer=us

BUSH to Present 'Clear Strategy' on Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
WASHINGTON – Facing political discord over the war in Iraq, President Bush
tries to reassure voters Monday that hundreds of Americans have not died
in vain…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/politics/8741420.htm

US Text on Iraq Gives Troops Control of Security (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
… under US command ``shall have the authority to take all necessary measures
to contribute to the maintenance of security and stability in Iraq by
preventing and…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000085&sid=a6saD62LFMSc&refer=europe

34 killed in Iraq fighting
Times of Oman – Oman
… Sadr, a young preacher from a respected clerical dynasty, has irritated
moderate leaders of Iraq‚s majority Shiites with the use of holy places
in his revolt…
www.timesofoman.com/newsdetails.asp?newsid=57276

HOW should Iraq be governed?
BBC News – London,England,UK
This evening President Bush will present a draft resolution on how Iraq
will be governed after the 30 June handover. The resolution…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/talking_point/3742139.stm

IRAQ war hits Bush ratings
NEWS.com.au – Australia
BATTERED by the Iraq war, President George W Bush's public approval rating
has hit an all-time low in his presidency, according to a new CBS poll
released today…
www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,9657772%255E1702,00.html

OUTLOOK: Iraq Policy Failing
Washington Post – USA
… and why instead of achieving a happy ending in Iraq, the US is now
facing a crisis of ever-growing dimensions. … Good piece on Iraq, Mr.
Kaiser.…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A45550-2004May21.html

ALLIES Draft UN Resolution Pledging Sovereignty for Iraq
New York Times – USA
… States and Britain circulated a draft resolution at the United Nations
Security Council today that pledges a full transfer of sovereignty to
Iraq, an essential…
www.nytimes.com/2004/05/24/international/middleeast/24CND-NATI.html?ex=1086062400&en=04011de77e1510d0&ei=5062

GROWING Skepticism Over US Policy In Iraq , Bosnia's Quest For…
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
Prague, 24 May 2004 (RFE/RL) — Several items in the press today sound
notes of alarm over the US administration's policies in Iraq.…
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/5/770C0B56-EC12-4DFD-8316-AB3DDC367E4F.html

BRITISH memo criticizes US tactics in Iraq
Christian Science Monitor – USA
In a leaked government memo published in The Sunday Times of London, British
officials warned of “heavy-handed” US tactics in Iraq.…
www.csmonitor.com/2004/0524/dailyUpdate.html

NEW UN Iraq draft tabled
swissinfo – Switzerland
… take office by June 30 and says that government would “assume the responsibility
and authority for governing a sovereign Iraq.”.…
www.swissinfo.org/sen/Swissinfo.html?siteSect=143&sid=4955974

TAIWAN rules out sending troops to Iraq
Deepika – India
Taipei, May 24 (DPA) Taiwan today denied it was considering sending troops
to Iraq amid reports that the United States had requested President Chen
Shui-bian's…
www.deepikaglobal.com/latestnews.asp?ncode=16137

CHEMICAL Weapons Found In Iraq
American Daily – Stow,OH,USA
In a frightening scenario, Islamic terrorists in Iraq may have long last
found a new weapon against our troops˜Saddam‚s weapons of mass destruction.

www.americandaily.com/item/5772

TEXT of UN Iraq Resolution
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
By The Associated Press. The United States and Britain circulated the following
draft UN resolution on Iraq to Security Council members Monday.…
www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/wire/sns-ap-un-iraq-text,0,1936678.story?coll=sns-ap-world-headlines

US, Britain Present Iraq Resolution
Guardian – UK
UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The United States and Britain presented a new UN
resolution Monday endorsing the June 30 handover of power in Iraq and
authorizing a US…
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4127476,00.html

NEW Questions for Iraq Prison Commander
Newsweek – New York,NY,USA
… scandal for Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Miller, the former Guantanamo Bay commander
who is now in charge of detainees in Iraq. In a harshly…
msnbc.msn.com/id/5052743/site/newsweek/

PRESIDENT to outline Iraq plans in address
Columbia Daily Tribune – Columbia,MO,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) – Facing political discord over the war in Iraq, President
George W. Bush will try to reassure voters today that hundreds of Americans
have not…
www.columbiatribune.com/2004/May/20040524News018.asp

BUSH-CHENEY IRAQ WAR WORST DISASTER IN AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY…
Niagarafallsreporter.com – Niagara Falls,NY,USA
“The course is heading over Niagara Falls.” — Retired Marine Gen. Anthony
Zinni, describing the course of the war in Iraq to CBS's “60 Minutes.”.

www.niagarafallsreporter.com/gallagher165.html

US Says Iraq Attack Site Wasn't Wedding
Guardian – UK
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – The US military said Monday its photographs of rifles,
machine guns, white powder and foreign passports support its case that
it attacked…
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4127664,00.html

BUSH to Deliver Major Speech on Iraq Strategy
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
President Bush delivers a major address in a few hours from now (8pm EDT)
on Iraq. … Tonight's speech is focused on our strategy for success in
Iraq,” he said.…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=129947A6-752C-4260-BB3625E420587B22

IRAQ : Œ A Ring of Hell of Our Own Creation‚
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
… They are as unruly, as self-seeking. In the “new Iraq‰, only the
victims retained their status. All that really changed was the identity
of the oppressor.…
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=5&article_id=4311

IRAQ war allies present UN resolution, as violence rages on in…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : As the United States and Britain put forward a new UN resolution
underpinning Iraq's future government, Baghdad was rocked by more deadly
blasts and…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/86672/1/.html

BRAHIMI: Iraq government will be diverse
MLive.com – MI,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) ˜ UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi says Iraq's transitional
government will reflect the country's “wide diversity” and that a proposed

www.mlive.com/newsflash/lateststories/index.ssf?/base/international-14/1085429641157480.xml

BUSH Seeks to Convince Skeptical Americans on Iraq
Reuters – USA
… Spreading violence and a prison abuse scandal in Iraq have pushed the
president's approval ratings to new lows and he is eager to show Americans
he can turn…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=politicsNews&storyID=5240291

BAATHISTS Attempting a Comeback in Iraq
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
Five months ago, reports surfaced claiming that elements of Western intelligence
agencies, especially those of the occupiers of Iraq, had made contact
with…
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=5/25/2004&Cat=14&Num=001

POOR security has undermined Iraq's reconstruction effort
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BY HANNAH ALLAM. BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – Dhia al Aftan has heard his soft-drink
factory in southern Iraq runs only once a week. But he's not sure.…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/8749182.htm

IRAQ taking heavy toll on Bush five months before election
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) Five months before the election, President Bush confronts
a grim picture in Iraq of rising casualties, growing violence, skittish
allies and…
www.boston.com/dailynews/145/wash/Iraq_taking_heavy_toll_on_Bush:.shtml

A Daily Look at US Iraq Military Deaths
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
As of Monday, May 24, 795 US service members have died since the beginning
of military operations in Iraq in March 2003, according to the Department
of Defense…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V3132.AP-Iraq-US-Deaths.html

AUTHOR Tom Clancy criticizes Iraq war
MSNBC – USA
NEW YORK – A brand name author with many admirers in the military criticized
the US-led invasion of Iraq, citing it as proof that “good men make
mistakes.‰.…
msnbc.msn.com/id/5053682/

DEVELOPMENTS in Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
_The United States and Britain sought UN backing for their post-occupation
plans for Iraq, proposing a new resolution to endorse the June 30 handover
of power…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/8749391.htm

BUSH Ratings Hit New Lows Amid Concerns on Iraq, Economy
ABC News – USA
… TNS. Bush's rating specifically for handling the situation in Iraq
likewise is at its worst of his career; 58 percent disapprove.…
abcnews.go.com/sections/politics/Polls/bush_iraq_poll_040524.html

32 Shi'ite Militiamen Killed in Clashes in Iraq
Chosun Ilbo – South Korea
The US military in Iraq says it killed 32 Shi'ite militiamen loyal to radical
cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in fighting around the cities of Kufa and Najaf.

english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200405/200405240016.html

BUSH to outline plans for Iraq changeover tonight
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON — President Bush is trying to calm anxieties about rising casualties
and spreading violence in Iraq by promising to cede political power to
an…
www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2004/05/24/bush_to_outline_plans_for_iraq_changeover_tonight

'I felt like we were committing genocide in Iraq'
Dispatch Online – East London,Eastern Cape,South Africa
LONDON – United States troops committed so many atrocities in Iraq that
it was like “committing genocide”, a former US Marine was quoted as saying
yesterday by…
www.dispatch.co.za/2004/05/24/Foreign/ageno.html

BRITAIN blasts US military tactics in Iraq
L'express.mu – Mauritius
A leaked memo from Britain‚s Freign Ministry blasts “heavy handed tactics‰
by the US military in Iraq and soldiers‚ abuse of prisoners, the Sunday

www.lexpress.mu/display_article.php?news_id=18978

WHY Iraq
Revolutionary Worker Online – Chicago,IL,USA
… They said the war was to bring “freedom and democracy” to Iraq—but
all it brought was a brutal occupation—house to house searches, shutting
down newspapers…
rwor.org/a/1242/larryeverest_iraq_global%20ambitions.htm

BUSH to say he has postwar sovereignty plan for Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) Deflecting political discord over the war in Iraq, President
Bush is seeking to reassure voters that hundreds of Americans have not
died in vain…
www.boston.com/dailynews/145/wash/Bush_to_say_he_has_postwar_sov:.shtml

BUSH Speech to Try to Assure Americans on Iraq
Wired News – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – With support for his Iraq policies at an all-time
low, President Bush will deliver a prime-time speech on Monday seeking
to assure the…
wireservice.wired.com/wired/story.asp?section=Breaking&storyId=868848&tw=wn_wire_story

BUSH Facing New Hurdles, Dwindling Time for Iraq Power Transfer
Bloomberg – USA
May 24 (Bloomberg) — The US is running out of time to form an interim
government in Iraq by June 30 and faces political opposition that may
delay elections…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=aPJsQZaP1vGQ&refer=us

BEHEADING proves outsiders are working in Iraq
The Free Lance-Star – Fredericksburg,VA,USA
The slaying of American civilian Nicholas Berg demonstrates that there
are non-Iraqi militants at work inside Iraq. We must not…
www.freelancestar.com/News/FLS/2004/052004/05242004/1362256

SERIES of Bush speeches will focus on Iraq strategy
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
WASHINGTON – US President George W. Bush is scheduled Monday to make a
major speech on US policy in Iraq, the first of six he will deliver before
the handover…
www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/focusoniraq/2004/May/focusoniraq_May242.xml&section=focusoniraq

IRAQ Draft Resolution at UN Will Cover Sovereignty ,…
Bloomberg – USA
May 24 (Bloomberg) — The US and UK are completing a draft United Nations
resolution that will endorse the sovereignty of Iraq's new government
and provide for…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=azz_8Bm7Fqx0&refer=top_world_news

Œ Simple ‚ plan for new Iraq
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
BY MOHAMAD BAZZI. BAGHDAD, Iraq — In building a new government for Iraq,
Lakhdar Brahimi wants to keep it simple. The United Nations…
www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/iraq/ny-woiraq0524,0,6316966.story?coll=ny-top-span-headlines

BRITISH, US soldiers to have immunity in `sovereign' Iraq
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
British and US troops will be granted immunity from prosecution in Iraq
after the crucial June 30 handover, undermining claims that the new Iraqi
government…
www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2004/05/24/2003156725

IRAQ: MPs Await Bush Blueprint on Handover of Power
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
By Emily Pennink, PA News. MPs are waiting to hear today how US president
George Bush plans to tackle the delicate job of the handover of power
in Iraq.…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2967606

RETIRED General Assails Planning for Iraq War
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… in the Middle East, charges in a book to be published today that “everyone
in the military knew” that the Bush administration's plan for Iraq consisted
of only…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A50730-2004May23.html

BUSH speech to outline Iraq plan
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
WASHINGTON, DC — President Bush prepared on Sunday for a campaign to rally
support at the United Nations for his policies in Iraq, while senior envoys

www.startribune.com/stories/484/4791820.html

TAIWAN says no marines to go to Iraq
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
The Presidential Office and the Cabinet yesterday dismissed suggestions
that the nation was considering sending troops to Iraq after two members
of the US…
www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2004/05/24/2003156723

AFGHAN Deaths Linked to Unit at Iraq Prison
New York Times – USA
WASHINGTON, May 23 A military intelligence unit that oversaw interrogations
at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq was also in charge of questioning at a detention

www.nytimes.com/2004/05/24/politics/24ABUS.html?ex=1085976000&en=7291def92f884351&ei=5062

IRAQ Update
New York Times – USA
Secretary of State Colin L. Powell discussed with diplomats on the
United Nations Security Council a resolution on Iraq after the June 30
transfer of…
www.nytimes.com/2004/05/24/international/middleeast/24GLAN.html?ex=1085976000&en=788a16d326758f4a&ei=5062

BUSH to talk up his plans for Iraq
USA Today – USA
… support imperiled at home and abroad, launches a five-week campaign
today intended to reassure Americans that he has an effective plan for
Iraq and persuade…
www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2004-05-23-bush-speech_x.htm

FACTIONS Jostle for Top Posts in a New Iraq
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
ASHINGTON, May 23 ˜ President Bush prepared Sunday for a campaign to
rally support at the United Nations about his policies in Iraq, while
senior envoys…
www.nytimes.com/2004/05/24/politics/24DIPL.html

ARABS rule out sending troops to occupied Iraq
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
TUNIS: Arab countries would refrain from sending troops to Iraq as long
as US-led coalition forces occupied the country, Arab League Secretary-General
Amr…
www.gulf-daily-news.com/Articles.asp?Article=82446&Sn=WORL

IRAQ as Another Vietnam? Well, Sort of…
Men's News Daily – Guerneville,CA,USA
The beheading of an American in Iraq by shards of “humans” has predictably
prompted more cries of “Iraq is Vietnam!” I chose not to fight in Vietnam.

www.mensnewsdaily.com/archive/g/g-misc/goldman052404.htm

NEW draft UN resolution will skirt issue of interim Iraq…
Financial Times – London,England,UK
The US will not insist on endorsement of Iraq's interim constitution in
a new United Nations Security Council resolution governing the country's
return to self…
news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1084907768559

UK Iraq document leak could be deliberate: analyst
ABC Online – Australia
… newspaper has published what appears to be a potentially embarrassing
secret memorandum detailing divisions between the British and US approaches
to Iraq.…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1114510.htm

SPANISH troops back home from Iraq
Xinhua – China
MADRID, May 23 (Xinhuanet) — The Spanish Defense Ministry said the first
group of 234 Spanish soldiers had withdrawn from Iraq and arrived home
Sunday morning…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-05/24/content_1486644.htm

BUSH to detail Iraq transfer Monday night
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
President George W. Bush is trying to calm anxieties about rising casualties
and spreading violence in Iraq by promising to cede political power to
an interim…
www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/iraq/ny-usbush0524,0,1200564.story?coll=ny-top-span-headlines

IRAN warns US as forces pound holy sites in Iraq
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
… The attack was an apparent attempt to crush the Shia rebellion in the
south of Iraq led by the militant cleric Moqtadr al-Sadr.…
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/05/24/wirq24.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/05/24/ixnewstop.html

LEAKED memo reveals UK, US divisions over Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
… a newspaper has published what appears to be a potentially embarrassing
secret memorandum detailing divisions between the British and US approaches
to Iraq.…
www.abc.net.au/am/content/2004/s1114346.htm

RAPE in Iraq
Guardian – UK
… Yet US National Public Radio mentioned 10 days ago that 100 US women
soldiers claim to have been raped by their colleagues in Iraq.…
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1223338,00.html

OUR troops fear Whitehall more than they do Iraq
Guardian – UK
… It would be unkind to dwell upon the secretary of state's performances
in the House of Commons, where he rehearses the latest tidings from Iraq
with the wooden…
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1223125,00.html

BUSH plans a long push to rescue Iraq policy
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
WASHINGTON With the prison scandal and violence in Iraq continuing to shake
the American public and Congress and to depress his personal approval
ratings…
www.iht.com/articles/521367.htm

BUSH to spell out Iraq plan
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
BAGHDAD – President Bush delivers a keynote speech on Monday that US officials
say will outline a clear strategy for Iraq's future and show the world
he is in…
www.abs-cbnnews.com/FlashNewsStory.aspx?FlashOID=17405

VIOLENCE, death raise political costs of Iraq war
Channel News Asia – Singapore
KUFA, Iraq : US-led forces killed 32 Iraqis during a raid on a mosque in
the holy city of Kufa, but a string of tactical victories has not lightened
the war's…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/86493/1/.html

ARABS set rules for use of troops in Iraq
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
TUNIS Arabs will not send troops to Iraq unless specifically asked by the
United Nations Security Council and Iraqis themselves, the head of the
Arab League…
www.iht.com/articles/521371.htm

RED mist descends on goal hero asTrinidad deny Iraq
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
STERN John scored twice but was then sent off for punching an opponent
as Trinidad & Tobago beat Iraq 2-0 in a friendly international in England
yesterday, one…
sport.scotsman.com/football.cfm?id=588662004

DRAWN to Iraq by idealism and résumés
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
… that already included answering mail in the Virginia governor's office
when he heard that the Bush administration was looking to fill civilian
jobs in Iraq.…
www.iht.com/articles/521402.htm

US forces kill 32 in raid on Iraq mosque
The Globe and Mail – Canada
Kufa, Iraq ˜ US and Iraqi forces raided a Kufa mosque Sunday where they
said insurgents stored weapons, and the military said at least 32 fighters
loyal to a…
www.globeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20040523.wiraq0523/BNStory/International/

EMBATTLED US shifts focus to Iraq's future
Straits Times – Singapore
… The Bush administration is set to launch an ambitious campaign to divert
attention from cracks in the coalition and a changing mood at home over
the war in Iraq…
straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/world/story/0,4386,252495,00.html

COALITION troops to have legal immunity in Iraq
Straits Times – Singapore
LONDON – American and British troops are likely to enjoy immunity from
prosecution in Iraq even after its sovereignty is handed back to its people
on June 30.…
straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/world/story/0,4386,252494,00.html

FRANCE resists US push to slash Iraq debt
Reuters – USA
NEW YORK, May 23 (Reuters) – The United States wants Iraq's sovereign creditors
to write off 80-90 percent of the oil-rich state's debt but Paris wants
to…
www.reuters.com/financeNewsArticle.jhtml?type=bondsNews&storyID=5228742

JORDANIAN jail cell still awaits Iraq's Chalabi
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
AMMAN – Jordan said on Sunday a prison cell still awaited Washington's
former Iraq favourite Ahmad Chalabi in the Arab kingdom where he was convicted
in his…
www.nzherald.co.nz/latestnewsstory.cfm?storyID=3568184&thesection=news&thesubsection=world

32 Shi'ite Militiamen Killed in Clashes in Iraq
Chosun Ilbo – South Korea
The US military in Iraq says it killed 32 Shi'ite militiamen loyal to radical
cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in fighting around the cities of Kufa and Najaf.

english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200405/200405240016.html

BUSH to outline plans for Iraq changeover tonight
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON — President Bush is trying to calm anxieties about rising casualties
and spreading violence in Iraq by promising to cede political power to
an…
www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2004/05/24/bush_to_outline_plans_for_iraq_changeover_tonight

'I felt like we were committing genocide in Iraq'
Dispatch Online – East London,Eastern Cape,South Africa
LONDON – United States troops committed so many atrocities in Iraq that
it was like “committing genocide”, a former US Marine was quoted as saying
yesterday by…
www.dispatch.co.za/2004/05/24/Foreign/ageno.html

BRITAIN blasts US military tactics in Iraq
L'express.mu – Mauritius
A leaked memo from Britain‚s Freign Ministry blasts “heavy handed tactics‰
by the US military in Iraq and soldiers‚ abuse of prisoners, the Sunday

www.lexpress.mu/display_article.php?news_id=18978

WHY Iraq
Revolutionary Worker Online – Chicago,IL,USA
… They said the war was to bring “freedom and democracy” to Iraq—but
all it brought was a brutal occupation—house to house searches, shutting
down newspapers…
rwor.org/a/1242/larryeverest_iraq_global%20ambitions.htm

BUSH to say he has postwar sovereignty plan for Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) Deflecting political discord over the war in Iraq, President
Bush is seeking to reassure voters that hundreds of Americans have not
died in vain…
www.boston.com/dailynews/145/wash/Bush_to_say_he_has_postwar_sov:.shtml

BUSH Speech to Try to Assure Americans on Iraq
Wired News – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – With support for his Iraq policies at an all-time
low, President Bush will deliver a prime-time speech on Monday seeking
to assure the…
wireservice.wired.com/wired/story.asp?section=Breaking&storyId=868848&tw=wn_wire_story

BUSH Facing New Hurdles, Dwindling Time for Iraq Power Transfer
Bloomberg – USA
May 24 (Bloomberg) — The US is running out of time to form an interim
government in Iraq by June 30 and faces political opposition that may
delay elections…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=aPJsQZaP1vGQ&refer=us

BEHEADING proves outsiders are working in Iraq
The Free Lance-Star – Fredericksburg,VA,USA
The slaying of American civilian Nicholas Berg demonstrates that there
are non-Iraqi militants at work inside Iraq. We must not…
www.freelancestar.com/News/FLS/2004/052004/05242004/1362256

SERIES of Bush speeches will focus on Iraq strategy
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
WASHINGTON – US President George W. Bush is scheduled Monday to make a
major speech on US policy in Iraq, the first of six he will deliver before
the handover…
www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/focusoniraq/2004/May/focusoniraq_May242.xml&section=focusoniraq

IRAQ Draft Resolution at UN Will Cover Sovereignty ,…
Bloomberg – USA
May 24 (Bloomberg) — The US and UK are completing a draft United Nations
resolution that will endorse the sovereignty of Iraq's new government
and provide for…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=azz_8Bm7Fqx0&refer=top_world_news

Œ Simple ‚ plan for new Iraq
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
BY MOHAMAD BAZZI. BAGHDAD, Iraq — In building a new government for Iraq,
Lakhdar Brahimi wants to keep it simple. The United Nations…
www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/iraq/ny-woiraq0524,0,6316966.story?coll=ny-top-span-headlines

BRITISH, US soldiers to have immunity in `sovereign' Iraq
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
British and US troops will be granted immunity from prosecution in Iraq
after the crucial June 30 handover, undermining claims that the new Iraqi
government…
www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2004/05/24/2003156725

IRAQ: MPs Await Bush Blueprint on Handover of Power
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
By Emily Pennink, PA News. MPs are waiting to hear today how US president
George Bush plans to tackle the delicate job of the handover of power
in Iraq.…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2967606

RETIRED General Assails Planning for Iraq War
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… in the Middle East, charges in a book to be published today that “everyone
in the military knew” that the Bush administration's plan for Iraq consisted
of only…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A50730-2004May23.html

BUSH speech to outline Iraq plan
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
WASHINGTON, DC — President Bush prepared on Sunday for a campaign to rally
support at the United Nations for his policies in Iraq, while senior envoys

www.startribune.com/stories/484/4791820.html

TAIWAN says no marines to go to Iraq
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
The Presidential Office and the Cabinet yesterday dismissed suggestions
that the nation was considering sending troops to Iraq after two members
of the US…
www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2004/05/24/2003156723

AFGHAN Deaths Linked to Unit at Iraq Prison
New York Times – USA
WASHINGTON, May 23 A military intelligence unit that oversaw interrogations
at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq was also in charge of questioning at a detention

www.nytimes.com/2004/05/24/politics/24ABUS.html?ex=1085976000&en=7291def92f884351&ei=5062

IRAQ Update
New York Times – USA
Secretary of State Colin L. Powell discussed with diplomats on the
United Nations Security Council a resolution on Iraq after the June 30
transfer of…
www.nytimes.com/2004/05/24/international/middleeast/24GLAN.html?ex=1085976000&en=788a16d326758f4a&ei=5062

BUSH to talk up his plans for Iraq
USA Today – USA
… support imperiled at home and abroad, launches a five-week campaign
today intended to reassure Americans that he has an effective plan for
Iraq and persuade…
www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2004-05-23-bush-speech_x.htm

FACTIONS Jostle for Top Posts in a New Iraq
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
ASHINGTON, May 23 ˜ President Bush prepared Sunday for a campaign to
rally support at the United Nations about his policies in Iraq, while
senior envoys…
www.nytimes.com/2004/05/24/politics/24DIPL.html

ARABS rule out sending troops to occupied Iraq
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
TUNIS: Arab countries would refrain from sending troops to Iraq as long
as US-led coalition forces occupied the country, Arab League Secretary-General
Amr…
www.gulf-daily-news.com/Articles.asp?Article=82446&Sn=WORL

IRAQ as Another Vietnam? Well, Sort of…
Men's News Daily – Guerneville,CA,USA
The beheading of an American in Iraq by shards of “humans” has predictably
prompted more cries of “Iraq is Vietnam!” I chose not to fight in Vietnam.

www.mensnewsdaily.com/archive/g/g-misc/goldman052404.htm

NEW draft UN resolution will skirt issue of interim Iraq…
Financial Times – London,England,UK
The US will not insist on endorsement of Iraq's interim constitution in
a new United Nations Security Council resolution governing the country's
return to self…
news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1084907768559

UK Iraq document leak could be deliberate: analyst
ABC Online – Australia
… newspaper has published what appears to be a potentially embarrassing
secret memorandum detailing divisions between the British and US approaches
to Iraq.…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1114510.htm

SPANISH troops back home from Iraq
Xinhua – China
MADRID, May 23 (Xinhuanet) — The Spanish Defense Ministry said the first
group of 234 Spanish soldiers had withdrawn from Iraq and arrived home
Sunday morning…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-05/24/content_1486644.htm

BUSH to detail Iraq transfer Monday night
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
President George W. Bush is trying to calm anxieties about rising casualties
and spreading violence in Iraq by promising to cede political power to
an interim…
www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/iraq/ny-usbush0524,0,1200564.story?coll=ny-top-span-headlines

IRAN warns US as forces pound holy sites in Iraq
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
… The attack was an apparent attempt to crush the Shia rebellion in the
south of Iraq led by the militant cleric Moqtadr al-Sadr.…
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/05/24/wirq24.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/05/24/ixnewstop.html

LEAKED memo reveals UK, US divisions over Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
… a newspaper has published what appears to be a potentially embarrassing
secret memorandum detailing divisions between the British and US approaches
to Iraq.…
www.abc.net.au/am/content/2004/s1114346.htm

RAPE in Iraq
Guardian – UK
… Yet US National Public Radio mentioned 10 days ago that 100 US women
soldiers claim to have been raped by their colleagues in Iraq.…
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1223338,00.html

OUR troops fear Whitehall more than they do Iraq
Guardian – UK
… It would be unkind to dwell upon the secretary of state's performances
in the House of Commons, where he rehearses the latest tidings from Iraq
with the wooden…
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1223125,00.html

BUSH plans a long push to rescue Iraq policy
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
WASHINGTON With the prison scandal and violence in Iraq continuing to shake
the American public and Congress and to depress his personal approval
ratings…
www.iht.com/articles/521367.htm

BUSH to spell out Iraq plan
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
BAGHDAD – President Bush delivers a keynote speech on Monday that US officials
say will outline a clear strategy for Iraq's future and show the world
he is in…
www.abs-cbnnews.com/FlashNewsStory.aspx?FlashOID=17405

VIOLENCE, death raise political costs of Iraq war
Channel News Asia – Singapore
KUFA, Iraq : US-led forces killed 32 Iraqis during a raid on a mosque in
the holy city of Kufa, but a string of tactical victories has not lightened
the war's…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/86493/1/.html

ARABS set rules for use of troops in Iraq
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
TUNIS Arabs will not send troops to Iraq unless specifically asked by the
United Nations Security Council and Iraqis themselves, the head of the
Arab League…
www.iht.com/articles/521371.htm

RED mist descends on goal hero asTrinidad deny Iraq
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
STERN John scored twice but was then sent off for punching an opponent
as Trinidad & Tobago beat Iraq 2-0 in a friendly international in England
yesterday, one…
sport.scotsman.com/football.cfm?id=588662004

DRAWN to Iraq by idealism and résumés
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
… that already included answering mail in the Virginia governor's office
when he heard that the Bush administration was looking to fill civilian
jobs in Iraq.…
www.iht.com/articles/521402.htm

US forces kill 32 in raid on Iraq mosque
The Globe and Mail – Canada
Kufa, Iraq ˜ US and Iraqi forces raided a Kufa mosque Sunday where they
said insurgents stored weapons, and the military said at least 32 fighters
loyal to a…
www.globeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20040523.wiraq0523/BNStory/International/

EMBATTLED US shifts focus to Iraq's future
Straits Times – Singapore
… The Bush administration is set to launch an ambitious campaign to divert
attention from cracks in the coalition and a changing mood at home over
the war in Iraq…
straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/world/story/0,4386,252495,00.html

COALITION troops to have legal immunity in Iraq
Straits Times – Singapore
LONDON – American and British troops are likely to enjoy immunity from
prosecution in Iraq even after its sovereignty is handed back to its people
on June 30.…
straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/world/story/0,4386,252494,00.html

FRANCE resists US push to slash Iraq debt
Reuters – USA
NEW YORK, May 23 (Reuters) – The United States wants Iraq's sovereign creditors
to write off 80-90 percent of the oil-rich state's debt but Paris wants
to …<www.reuters.com/financeNewsArticle.jhtml?type=bondsNews&storyID=5228742

JORDANIAN jail cell still awaits Iraq's Chalabi
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
AMMAN – Jordan said on Sunday a prison cell still awaited Washington's
former Iraq favourite Ahmad Chalabi in the Arab kingdom where he was convicted
in his…
www.nzherald.co.nz/latestnewsstory.cfm?storyID=3568184&thesection=news&thesubsection=world

  
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