Iraq News and Information Links
January 12 2005
 

www.boston.com/dailynews/012/wash/Bush_administration_Iraq_weapo:.shtml
Bush administration: Iraq weapons search is over
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
justification for overthrowing Saddam Hussein. Bush’s spokesman said the president had no regrets about invading Iraq. ‘’Based on what we

www.boston.com/dailynews/012/wash/White_House_says_Iraq_election:.shtml
White House says Iraq elections will not be perfect
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) The White House sought Wednesday to lower expectations for Iraq’s elections, suggesting that there could be little or no voting in the most

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/988835.cms
Pros & cons: Iraq polls split Bush men
Times of India – Mumbai,India
who served as national security adviser to the former president, is not nearly as sanguine as the incumbent president on the January 30 elections in Iraq.

www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,59-1437322,00.html
Future of Iraq after elections
The Times – UK
Sir, Whilst much of current planning in Iraq seems to place great store on the result of the elections scheduled for the end of January, one can easily

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4169965.stm
Iraq aide quits over US conduct
BBC News – London,England,UK
for elections due on 30 January. Iraq’s interim leaders often accuse US troops of insensitivity. According to the BBC’s Jim Muir

www.politicalaffairs.net/article/articleview/542/1/65/
Torture Scandal Continues; Bush Can’t Find WMD in Iraq
Political Affairs Magazine – New York,NY,USA
Washington, 12 — (PL) The US search for biological, chemical and nuclear weapons in Iraq has ended about two years after President George W. Bush ordered the

www.nytimes.com/2005/01/12/international/middleeast/12cnd-wmd.html
Search for Illicit Weapons in Iraq Ends
New York Times – USA
12 – The White House confirmed today that the search in Iraq for the banned weapons it had cited as justifying the war that ousted Saddam Hussein has been

www.csmonitor.com/2005/0113/p01s03-woiq.html
Secrecy surrounds Iraq vote
Christian Science Monitor – USA
BAGHDAD — Secret ballots are the cornerstone of any democratic process. But little more than two weeks before Iraq’s first free elections on Jan.

sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2005/01/12/national1553EST0643.DTL
US setting up Iraq election polling places _ in 5 American cities
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
Hoping to boost Iraq election voting, the United States is setting up polling places in five American cities — Washington, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles and

english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/27B252CA-3E4C-4D20-8F2B-26016E644115.htm
No let-up in Iraq violence
Al-Jazeera.Net – Qatar
Twin car bombs have killed at least two Iraqi soldiers in Mosul on a day Iraqi interim President Ghazi al-Yawar started a four-day visit to Paris during which

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7307840
US Wraps Up Search for Banned Weapons in Iraq
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US force that scoured Iraq for weapons of mass destruction has abandoned its long and fruitless hunt and is assisting in the more

abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=406441
US Ends Fruitless Iraq Weapons Hunt
ABC News – USA
12, 2005. The lack of heating fuels is among the worst of the shortages in Iraq, where an unseasonably cold winter has brought below- freezing temperatures.

www.boston.com/dailynews/012/world/BAGHDAD_Iraq_AP_Car_bombs_echo:.shtml
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Car bombs echo across Baghdad and a…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Car bombs echo across Baghdad and a constellation of cities around Iraq nearly every day, inflicting slaughter and billowing oily smoke, a

npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/srfeature.php?wfid=4280213
Pachachi: Fallujah Attack Imperiled Iraq Elections
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: Iraqi politician Adnan Pachachi talks about why the country’s Sunni leaders support postponing Iraq’s elections. He

www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/UNHCR/4f45ebbda7122bab3ff2148cd448d6bb.htm
UNHCR helps residents come home to Iraq’s third largest city
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
Fallujah, Iraq, Jan. According to the Iraqi authorities, some 85,000 people have entered Fallujah, Iraq’s third largest city, in the past three weeks.

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=35888
NATO could ship tanks for Iraq, as well as training
Turkish Press – Turkey
NATO military experts are seeing if they can provide transport for 77 T74 tanks offered by alliance member Hungary to Iraq, along with a growing list of

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050112152949.7ecusnz5.xml
Iraq leaders acknowledge nationwide vote impossible, hunt ends
Turkish Press – Turkey
He told the government newspaper Al-Ahram that voting could be carried out in 14 of Iraq’s 18 provinces and that in the four troublesome provinces efforts

www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=652955
Iraq WMD search ended
Reuters – UK
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq ended last month, but the analysis of documents seized in the hunt continues, US

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20050112-111358-9666r.htm
Iraq vote won’t be perfect, WH says
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Washington, DC, Jan. 12 (UPI) — The White House Wednesday cautioned that Iraq’s Jan. 30 elections won’t be perfect because of violence

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4168497.stm
Kiev receives its dead from Iraq
BBC News – London,England,UK
The bodies of eight Ukrainian soldiers and one Kazakh killed in an explosion in Iraq have returned to Kiev. Their coffins arrived

news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3992592
Iraq Wmd Hunters Return to US Empty-Handed
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
By Mark Sage, PA in New York. The hunt for Saddam Hussein’s alleged weapons of mass destruction has formally come to an end in Iraq, it emerged today.

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=35871
Iraq’s power supply sinks to record low: US general
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD, Jan 12 (AFP) – Iraq’s national electricity supply has fallen well below its level of before the 2003 invasion, a US army commander told reporters

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=politicsNews&storyID=7305263
US Iraq Policy Frustrates Mideast States – Kerry
Reuters – USA
CAIRO (Reuters) – Middle East countries are frustrated by US policy in Iraq and feel too little is being done to end violence there, US Senator John Kerry said

www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=652858
Iraq rebels in video taunt
Reuters – UK
Army, eschewing past impassioned Arabic-language threats of holy war, told US soldiers: “This is not your war, nor are you fighting for a true cause in Iraq.”.

www.startribune.com/stories/535/5182257.html
Race car innovation to aid chopper pilots’ vision in Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
that improves visibility for NASCAR drivers is getting a new application on the windshields of Army Blackhawk helicopters flying combat missions over Iraq.

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20050112-073037-1834r.htm
US scraps Iraq weapons search
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
12 (UPI) — With little fanfare, US President George Bush’s highly publicized search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq ended before Christmas.

thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2005/1/12/latest/20681Rocketpro&sec=latest
Rocket-propelled grenade shot at Japanese camp in Iraq; no
The Malaysia Star – Malaysia
TOKYO (AP) – A rocket-propelled grenade was shot into the Japanese troops’ camp in southern Iraq Wednesday but did not explode, the Defense Agency said.

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050112114214.95lyvfsn.xml
Iraq leaders admit nationwide vote impossible, hunt ends for WMD
Turkish Press – Turkey
… He told the government newspaper Al-Ahram that voting would be able to be carried out in 14 of Iraq’s 18 provinces but that in the four troublesome provinces …

www.suntimes.com/output/iraq/cst-nws-iraq12.html
Allawi admits parts of Iraq not safe for elections
Chicago Sun-Times – Chicago,IL,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Prime Minister Ayad Allawi publicly acknowledged for the first time Tuesday that parts of Iraq probably won’t be safe enough for people to …

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/10624880.htm
Premier: Risk rules out voting in parts of Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Prime Minister Ayad Allawi acknowledged for the first time Tuesday that ``pockets’’ of Iraq would be too dangerous for voters to cast ballots …

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4167259.stm
Soldiers face Iraq abuse hearing
BBC News – London,England,UK
Three British soldiers face a court martial on Wednesday over claims they abused Iraqi civilian prisoners. Cpl Daniel Kenyon and …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-01/12/content_2450894.htm
US search for WMD in Iraq has ended: report
Xinhua – Beijing,China
12 (Xinhuanet) — US experts wrapped up their search for biological, chemical and nuclear weapons in Iraq last month, and their earlier report that there were …

npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=4279609
Violence Could Prevent Some Votes in Iraq
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: Security concerns are likely to keep substantial numbers of voters away from the polls in Iraq Jan. 30, and interim …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200501/s1280925.htm
US soldier killed in western Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
… In another statement, the US-led multinational force in Iraq said that three Iraqi National Guard soldiers were killed and six others were injured when they …

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LAC/20050112/IRAQ12/TPInternational/Africa

Violence may prevent some from voting in Iraq, Allawi says
The Globe and Mail – Toronto,ON,Canada
BAGHDAD — Prime Minister Ayad Allawi publicly acknowledged for the first time yesterday that parts of Iraq probably won’t be safe enough for people to vote in …

news.inq7.net/breaking/index.php?index=3&story_id=23987
US search for WMD in Iraq over but still no weapons—report
Philippine Daily Inquirer – Makati City,Philippines
WASHINGTON, District of Columbia, United States of America — The search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq ended before Christmas and an interim report …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-01/12/content_2450525.htm
US soldier killed in western Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
… further details on the incident. More than 1,350 US servicemen have been killed since the US invasion of Iraq in March, 2003. Enditem.

www.theage.com.au/news/Breaking-News/Insurgents-
ambush-US-convoy-in-Iraq/2005/01/12/1105423552449.html

Insurgents ambush US convoy in Iraq
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… wounded. Violence has surged in the run-up to Iraq’s January 30 election, and Mosul has been a major trouble spot in recent weeks.

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-iraq12
jan12,1,6671179.story?coll=la-headlines-world

Allawi Agrees: Some Areas of Iraq Won’t Be Able to Vote
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… for the landmark vote have deteriorated in several areas, particularly the western province of Al Anbar and the area around Mosul, Iraq’s third-largest city …

www.boston.com/news/world/articles/2005/01/12/
team_hunting_iraq_wmd_ends_its_search

Team hunting Iraq WMD ends its search
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON — The hunt for biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons in Iraq has come to an end nearly two years after President Bush ordered US troops to …

www.nytimes.com/2005/01/12/politics/12arms.html
Search for Illicit Weapons in Iraq Ends
New York Times – USA
… 12 – The top American weapons inspector in Iraq, Charles A. Duelfer, has wrapped up his work there, a step that ends the search for illicit weapons, an …

www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2005/
01/12/soldier_disciplined_for_lying_about_iraq_war_experiences

Soldier disciplined for lying about Iraq war experiences
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
An Army sergeant who lied to Dennis-Yarmouth High School students that he had killed a 10-year-old boy in Iraq has been demoted and sentenced to extra duty by …

www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/business/national/10622994.htm
NASCAR innovation to aid chopper pilots’ vision in Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
… that improves visibility for NASCAR drivers is getting a new application – on the windshields of US Army Blackhawk helicopters flying combat missions over Iraq …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-01/12/content_2449628.htm
Iraq’s Allawi says some areas unsafe for poll
Xinhua – Beijing,China
BEIJING, Jan. 12— Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi says there are what he calls pockets of Iraq that will be too unsafe for voting in a Jan. …

www.wsws.org/articles/2005/jan2005/iraq-j12.shtml
US military “mistake” claims 14 lives in occupied Iraq
World Socialist Web Site – Oak Park,MI,USA
… The bombing, however, is a microcosm of what has happened day in and day out in Iraq since the Bush administration and its international allies illegally …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7299661
Search for Banned Weapons in Iraq Has Ended- WPost
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq ended last month, nearly two years after President Bush sent troops to disarm Saddam …

www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1193999,0005.htm
Britain reforms spy agency after Iraq row
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
… spy agency has hired a quality control watchdog and reformed its management since an inquiry last year found its pre-war intelligence on Iraq’s weapons was …

www.nytimes.com/2005/01/12/international/12abuse.html
Detainees Depict Abuses by Guard in Prison in Iraq
New York Times – USA
… Their testimony, videotaped last month in a courtroom at Camp Victory in Iraq, capped the government’s effort to portray Specialist Graner as a ruthless abuser …

www.nytimes.com/2005/01/12/international/middleeast/12iraq.html
Allawi Calls Pockets of Iraq Too Perilous for Voters
New York Times – USA
By DEXTER FILKINS. BAGHDAD, Iraq, Jan. 11 – Prime Minister Ayad Allawi acknowledged for the first time on Tuesday that “pockets” of …

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A2131-2005Jan11.html
Ukrainian Parliament Wants Force Out of Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
KIEV, Ukraine, Jan. 11 — The Ukrainian parliament called Tuesday for immediate withdrawal of the nation’s 1,650 troops in Iraq. …

www.ajc.com/news/content/news/stories/0105/12iraq.html
Some Iraq areas unsafe for vote
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi publicly acknowledged for the first time Tuesday that parts of Iraq probably won’t be safe enough for people …

www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2005-01-11-cover-usat_x.htm
Two Iraq cities await elections
USA Today – USA
By Steven Komarow, USA TODAY. BAGHDAD — On a street corner in Sadr City, one of the poorest slums in all of Iraq, men gather to argue politics. …

www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=652458
MI6 reformed after Iraq row
Reuters – UK
… Reuters) – MI6 has hired a quality control watchdog and reformed its management since an inquiry last year found its pre-war intelligence on Iraq’s weapons was …

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/
special_packages/iraq/10622124.htm

City lifting citation against man for Iraq protest sign
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… He said he didn’t expect his protest would change anyone’s mind about the war in Iraq. “The first biggest thing is to keep the focus …

www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4727613,00.html
A Look at US Military Deaths in Iraq
Guardian – UK
… 11, 2005, at least 1,356 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. …

www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1193987,001300180001.htm
Nationwide Iraq polls impossible: Allawi
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
Prime Minister Iyad Allawi acknowledged that some parts of Iraq would not be able to take part in this month’s election as new attacks killed at least 25 people …

www.nytimes.com/2005/01/12/international/12abuse.html
Detainees Depict Abuses by Guard in Prison in Iraq
New York Times – USA
… Their testimony, videotaped last month in a courtroom at Camp Victory in Iraq, capped the government’s effort to portray Specialist Graner as a ruthless abuser …

www.nytimes.com/2005/01/12/international/middleeast/12iraq.html
Allawi Calls Pockets of Iraq Too Perilous for Voters
New York Times – USA
By DEXTER FILKINS. BAGHDAD, Iraq, Jan. 11 – Prime Minister Ayad Allawi acknowledged for the first time on Tuesday that “pockets” of …

www.ajc.com/news/content/news/stories/0105/12iraq.html
Some Iraq areas unsafe for vote
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi publicly acknowledged for the first time Tuesday that parts of Iraq probably won’t be safe enough for people …

www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2005/01/12/013.html
Parliament Urges Speedy Iraq Pullout
Moscow Times (subscription) – Moscow,Russia
By Aleksandar Vasovic. KIEV — The Ukrainian parliament called Tuesday for an immediate withdrawal of the nation’s peacekeepers from Iraq. …

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=35862
Oil bubbles higher ahead of Iraq poll, OPEC meeting
Turkish Press – Turkey
… “The volatility is extremely high, people are still nervous. “The northern pipelines are pretty much out of action in Iraq; cold weather is coming to the …

www.iht.com/getina/files/217331.html
Kidnap claim in Iraq stirs ministry action
International Herald Tribune – France
… to confirm the veracity of a claim that an Islamic militant group is holding two South Koreans and vowing to kill them if South Korean troops in Iraq are not …

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/
news/special_packages/iraq/10620701.htm

Court martial ordered for Eglin officer in Iraq war booty case
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… Tuesday for an Air Force officer charged with illegally shipping AK-47 assault rifles, rocket propelled grenade launchers and other souvenirs from Iraq to this …

www.iht.com/articles/2005/01/12/news/iraq.html
‘Pockets’ of Iraq unsafe for vote, Allawi admits
International Herald Tribune – France
BAGHDAD Prime Minister Ayad Allawi acknowledged Tuesday that “some pockets” of Iraq would be too dangerous for voters to cast ballots in the elections later …

  
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