Iraq News and Information Links
January 15 2005
 

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In Iraq, Abbas extends olive branch, takes office with crisis on …
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
BY STEVEN GUTKIN. RAMALLAH, West Bank — Mahmoud Abbas extended his hand in peace to Israel as he was sworn in as the new Palestinian …

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Bush says election ratified Iraq policy
MSNBC – USA
President Bush said the public’s decision to reelect him was a ratification of his approach toward Iraq and that there was no reason to hold any administration …

www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2005/01/16/2003219644
Iraq war creates `professional terrorists’
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
The chaos of Iraq is giving rise to a new generation of “professional” terrorists who will eventually replace al-Qaeda as a global threat, according to a CIA …

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articles/2005/01/16/an_exit_strategy_for_iraq

An exit strategy for Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… But it tells you everything about the security situation. What I saw in Iraq last week was a different country than the one I visited in August of 2003. …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200501/s1282782.htm
Election victory ratifies Iraq stance: Bush
ABC Online – Australia
US President George W Bush says the public’s decision to re-elect him ratifies his approach toward Iraq, The Washington Post reports. …

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Meehan: Here’s the exit: Rep returns from Iraq with plan
Boston Herald – Boston,MA,USA
By Jules Crittenden. Back from a fact-finding tour of Iraq, US Rep. Martin Meehan [related, bio] (D-Lowell) yesterday outlined an …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/politics/10656526.htm
Bush Says Voters Ratified Iraq Policy
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
WASHINGTON – President Bush says there is no need to hold anyone in his administration accountable for what has happened in Iraq because the voters have …

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A12533-2005Jan15.html
Security Issue Threatens to Skew Iraq Vote
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… (Samir Mizban — AP). Looking back on the meeting with the women, Rep. Ellen Tauscher (D-Calif.) described the election process in Iraq as “surreal.”. …

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Peace too is a reality in Iraq
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
THE democratic elections in Iraq are just a fortnight away, and the poll machinery is getting fully geared to undertake the historic exercise as per schedule. …

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Graner Gets 10 Years in Iraq Prison Abuse
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
FORT HOOD, Texas – Army Spc. Charles Graner Jr. was sentenced to 10 years behind bars Saturday for physically and sexually mistreating …

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Iraq Considers New Ways to Protect Voters
ABC News – USA
… Iraqis in two of the country’s most troubled provinces will be permitted to register and vote on the day of elections, the head of Iraq’s electoral commission …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050116004922.6325xmmf.xml
Iraq voting day security plan unveiled; 18 bodies discovered
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – Iraq’s interim government unveiled a security plan for election day, as the discovery of 18 executed Iraqis on roadsides across the country …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-01/16/content_2466325.htm
Portugal confirms plan to withdraw force from Iraq in Feb.
Xinhua – Beijing,China
LISBON, Jan. 15 (Xinhuanet) — Portugal confirmed Saturday it will withdraw its 120-strong military police contingent from Iraq on Feb. …

www.nytimes.com/2005/01/16/international/middleeast/16command.html
New US Commander Sees Shift in Military Role in Iraq
New York Times – USA
By ERIC SCHMITT. FORT BRAGG, NC, Jan. 11 – The American military’s main mission in Iraq after the Jan. 30 elections will be to train …

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Iraq Considers New Ways to Protect Voters
ABC News – USA
… Iraqis in two of the country’s most troubled provinces will be permitted to register and vote on the day of elections, the head of Iraq’s electoral commission …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-01/16/content_2466325.htm
Portugal confirms plan to withdraw force from Iraq in Feb.
Xinhua – Beijing,China
LISBON, Jan. 15 (Xinhuanet) — Portugal confirmed Saturday it will withdraw its 120-strong military police contingent from Iraq on Feb. …

www.nytimes.com/2005/01/16/international/middleeast/16command.html
New US Commander Sees Shift in Military Role in Iraq
New York Times – USA
By ERIC SCHMITT. FORT BRAGG, NC, Jan. 11 – The American military’s main mission in Iraq after the Jan. 30 elections will be to train …

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Opec rejects Iraq call to postpone meeting
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
… Al Ghadban requested a delay of “a few days” because of Iraq’s January 30 national poll, but due to technical matters related to flight bookings the meeting …

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Graner Gets 10 Years in Iraq Prison Abuse
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
FORT HOOD, Texas – Army Spc. Charles Graner Jr. was sentenced to 10 years behind bars Saturday for physically and sexually mistreating …

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15n/Insurgents%20Mount%20Deadly%20Attacks%20All%20Over%20Iraq.htm

Iraqi Resistance Mounts Deadly Attacks All Over Iraq
Al-Jazeerah.info – Dalton,GA,USA
BAGHDAD, 15 January 2005 — The Iraqi resistance increased deadly attacks yesterday ahead of Iraq’s elections in barely two weeks’ time. …

www.boston.com/dailynews/015/nation/A_daily_look_at_U_S_military_d:.shtml
A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
15, 2005, at least 1,362 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. …

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US soldier found guilty of Iraq prison abuse
Daily Times – Pakistan
… guilty on Friday of abusing Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison in a scandal that badly damaged America’s worldwide reputation following the invasion of Iraq …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050115224526.93jcsycm.xml
Iraq voting day security plan unveiled, 18 bodies discovered
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – Iraq’s interim government unveiled a security plan for election day, as the discovery of 18 executed Iraqis on roadsides across the country …

www.boston.com/dailynews/015/world/Government_confirms_withdrawal:.shtml
Government confirms withdrawal of Portuguese police from Iraq in …
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
LISBON, Portugal (AP) Portugal announced Saturday that its 120-member police mission in Iraq, will end Feb. 12, as scheduled. A …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200501/s1282599.htm
18 bodies dumped on Iraq roadside
ABC Online – Australia
The bodies of 13 Iraqis – including a woman – were found by the road south of Baghdad in an area known to be a base for insurgents. …

www.boston.com/dailynews/015/world/Government_confirms_withdrawal:.shtml
Government confirms withdrawal of Portuguese police from Iraq in …
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
LISBON, Portugal (AP) Portugal announced Saturday that its 120-member police mission in Iraq, will end Feb. 12, as scheduled. A …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200501/s1282599.htm
18 bodies dumped on Iraq roadside
ABC Online – Australia
The bodies of 13 Iraqis – including a woman – were found by the road south of Baghdad in an area known to be a base for insurgents. …

www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1199392,001300180001.htm
UN asks Iraq Govt to ensure that Sunnis vote
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
The United Nations has asked Iraq government to intensify efforts to ensure that the minority Sunnis exercise their franchise in the upcoming elections in the …

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Kurds Await Iraq Vote, Press for Autonomy
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: As Jan. 30 elections approach, Kurdish leaders vow their northern region will remain part of a federal Iraq. But they …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200501/s1282592.htm
Iraq Govt announces election day restrictions
ABC Online – Australia
By Middle East correspondent Mark Willacy. Movement in and around cities will be restricted in the days leading up to the poll. The …

www.boston.com/dailynews/015/region/Meehan_back_from_Iraq_says_pol:.shtml
Meehan, back from Iraq, says policy failing, proposes phased troop …
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
Marty Meehan, who returned Saturday from his second visit to Iraq, said the Bush administration’s policy is failing and proposed phased troop reductions that …

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Iraq abuse ‘leader’ to take stand
BBC News – London,England,UK
A US soldier found guilty of abusing detainees at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison is expected to plead for leniency at a pre-sentence hearing on Saturday. …

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Iraq Considers New Ways to Protect Voters
ABC News – USA
… (AP Photo/Alla al-Marjani). BAGHDAD, Iraq Jan 15, 2005 — Iraqis authorities said Saturday they were considering new measures to protect voters on the Jan. …

www.nytimes.com/2005/01/16/international/middleeast/16iraq.html
Iraq Plans Cordons at the Polls and Curbs on Cars for Election Day
New York Times – USA
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. BAGHDAD, Iraq, Jan. 15 (AP) – In what appears to be an effort to head off car bombings on election day, Iraqi …

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story.asp?category=1152&slug=Politics%20of%20Oops

Iraq weapons claim shows flaws in politics
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
… Bush is scarcely troubled despite acknowledging that the charge that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction, the main rationale for the war, was not borne …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050115165157.rw7t6vfz.xml
Iraq unveils security plan aimed at preventing polling day …
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – With milestone elections barely two weeks away, Iraq’s interim government unveiled a security plan aimed at stopping anti-US insurgents making …

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Recent abuse cases involving US military in Iraq
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
… should face court martial for assault, maltreatment and conduct unbecoming an officer for his handling of detainees at a US military base in Iraq in 2003. …

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20050115-103117-1617r.htm
Report: Iraq to impose emergency laws
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Baghdad, Iraq, Jan. 15 (UPI) — Interim Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi plans to impose emergency security laws ahead of the Jan. …

www.alertnet.org/thenews/fromthefield/110580812441.htm
ICRC – Press release No. 05/3 – Iraq: ICRC staff member killed
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
Geneva (ICRC) — The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is deeply shocked and dismayed by the death of one of its staff members west of Baghdad. …

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Iraq to OK Voter Registration on Jan. 30
ABC News – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq Jan 15, 2005 — Iraqis in two of the country’s most troubled provinces will be permitted to register and vote on the day of elections, the head …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-01/15/content_2465561.htm
Portugal to withdraw police from Iraq in February as scheduled
Xinhua – Beijing,China
LISBON, Jan. 15 (Xinhuanet) — Portugal confirmed on Saturday that it will withdraw its police mission in Iraq as scheduled on Feb. 12. …

www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,11955330%255E1702,00.html
Portuguese troops to leave Iraq
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
PORTUGAL will withdraw its paramilitary force from Iraq on February 12, after extending its stay to help provide security for the January 30 elections, a …

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Iraq to restrict use of cars, place security cordons around …
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) In an apparent bid to head off car bombings on election day, Iraqi authorities will restrict the use of automobiles throughout the country …

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Iraq Invasion Was ‘Worth It’ Bush Says
Voice of America – USA
By Scott Stearns. President Bush says he was right to topple Saddam Hussein even though there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. …

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Islamic scholar supports Iraq elections
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Cairo, Egypt, Jan. 15 (UPI) — The top Islamic scholar of the highest Sunni institute called on Iraqis to participate in the Jan. …

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Iraq developments
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
… said Friday that it was behind Wednesday’s killing of Sheikh Mahmoud Finjan, a local Shi’ite leader who had promoted the elections on behalf of Iraq’s top Shi …

www.boston.com/dailynews/015/world/Iraq_s_electoral_commission_to:.shtml
Iraq’s electoral commission to allow some voters to register and …
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraqis in two of the country’s most troubled provinces will be permitted to register and vote on the day of elections, the head of Iraq’s …

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20050115-052121-7396r.htm
Iraq minister says he escaped attempt
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Baghdad, Iraq, Jan. 15 (UPI) — Iraqi Defense Minister Hazem Shaalan said an Iraqi woman trained in Syria tried to assassinate him …

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OPEC, Iraq and expected chill boost the cost
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
… Violence in Iraq disrupted the flow of oil from that country’s northern regions, while an expected increase in attacks in advance of the Jan. …

www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,144437,00.html
Bush Unfazed by Criticism of Iraq WMD Hunt
FOX News – USA
WASHINGTON — Leading up to the war in Iraq and in the months after Saddam Hussein (search) fell from power, President Bush (search) remained convinced that …

washingtontimes.com/world/20050114-113748-4084r.htm
Iraq expatriates want vote
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
… Iraq’s Chaldean-Assyrian community is one of the largest remaining Christian populations in the Middle East, and has been the target of intimidation …

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Citical battle for Iraq’s energy
MSNBC – USA
… armed men waited until at least 10 tanker trucks were in line outside the huge refinery in the Sunni Triangle city of Baiji, a major source of gasoline for Iraq …

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Key US Figure in Iraq Prisoner Abuse Found Guilty
Wired News – USA
… guilty on Friday of abusing Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison in a scandal that badly damaged America’s worldwide reputation following the invasion of Iraq. …

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France steps up contacts in Iraq in search for missing French …
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
PARIS (AP) France is stepping up its local contacts in Iraq over the mysterious disappearance of a French reporter and her translator in the country, the prime …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/10650638.htm
Marine Who Served in Iraq Slain in Calif.
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
… Raya joined the Marines after high school graduation and had served one tour in Iraq, according to officials at Camp Pendleton, where he was based. …

www.boston.com/dailynews/014/world/NATO_likely_to_scale_back_inst:.shtml
NATO likely to scale back instructor deployments to Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
CASTEAU, Belgium (AP) NATO is likely to scale back plans to send instructors to train Iraq’s military, the alliance’s top operational commander, US Gen. …

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1391146,00.html
US soldier guilty of Iraq jail abuse
Guardian – UK
The army reservist labelled the “primary torturer” of Abu Ghraib was convicted by a military jury yesterday of abusing Iraqi prisoners after a trial the …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050115014629.cytf4vjt.xml
Attacks mount in Iraq as US general braces for election day unrest
Turkish Press – Turkey
… AFP) – A US general in Baghdad conceded that his troops could not guarantee a peaceful election day, just two weeks away, as rebel attacks multiplied in Iraq. …

www.ajc.com/opinion/content/opinion/0105/16equal.html
To thwart civil war, postpone Iraq vote
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
… When the United States was debating whether to invade Iraq, there was one outcome that everyone agreed had to be avoided at all costs: a civil war between …

www.boston.com/dailynews/014/nation/A_daily_look_at_U_S_military_d:.shtml
A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
14, 2005, at least 1,360 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. …

www.ajc.com/opinion/content/opinion/0105/16editorial.html
Stay on schedule for Iraq elections
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
… As dangerous as the situation has become in Iraq, and as flawed as the elections might prove to be, there’s simply nothing to be gained by delay. …

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2005/01/14/international2009EST0739.DTL

US defends management of Iraq’s oil revenue after war against …
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
At a time when US officials have strongly criticized the management of the UN oil-for-food program in Iraq, the United States on Friday had to defend its own …

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1391146,00.html
US soldier guilty of Iraq jail abuse
Guardian – UK
The army reservist labelled the “primary torturer” of Abu Ghraib was convicted by a military jury yesterday of abusing Iraqi prisoners after a trial the …

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FINAL WORD ON IRAQ’S WMD SOUNDS VERY FAMILIAR
Yahoo News – USA
… When the Iraq (news – web sites) Survey Group announced this week that it was officially ending its search for WMD, it was a little like facing the …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050115014629.cytf4vjt.xml
Attacks mount in Iraq as US general braces for election day unrest
Turkish Press – Turkey
… AFP) – A US general in Baghdad conceded that his troops could not guarantee a peaceful election day, just two weeks away, as rebel attacks multiplied in Iraq. …

www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/geted.pl5?ed20050115a1.htm
Bad options in Iraq
The Japan Times – Japan
With elections scheduled to take place in less than three weeks, the situation in Iraq continues to deteriorate. There are real …

www.aljazeera.com/me.asp?service_ID=6761
Oil may rise on OPEC output cuts and Iraq violence
Aljazeera.com – London,UK
… In Iraq, anti-occupation and anti-government rebels have stepped up violent attacks against the US and Iraqi forces in an attempt to hamper the country’s …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7334349
Key Figure in Iraq Prisoner Abuse Found Guilty
Reuters – USA
… guilty on Friday of abusing Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison in a scandal that badly damaged America’s worldwide reputation following the invasion of Iraq. …

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FINAL WORD ON IRAQ’S WMD SOUNDS VERY FAMILIAR
Yahoo News – USA
… When the Iraq (news – web sites) Survey Group announced this week that it was officially ending its search for WMD, it was a little like facing the …

www.arabnews.com/?page=4&section=0&article=57562&d=15&m=1&y=2005
Insurgents Mount Deadly Attacks All Over Iraq
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
BAGHDAD, 15 January 2005 — Insurgents increased deadly attacks yesterday ahead of Iraq’s elections in barely two weeks’ time. …

www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/geted.pl5?ed20050115a1.htm
Bad options in Iraq
The Japan Times – Japan
With elections scheduled to take place in less than three weeks, the situation in Iraq continues to deteriorate. There are real …

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1391072,00.html
Iraq war is breeding a new generation of professional terrorists …
Guardian – UK
The chaos of Iraq is giving rise to a new generation of “professional” terrorists who will eventually replace al-Qaida as a global threat, according to a CIA …

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/10649071.htm
Abuse Cases Involving US in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… a Navy SEAL lieutenant accused of assault, maltreatment and conduct unbecoming an officer for his handling of detainees at a US military base in Iraq in 2003. …

  
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