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January 16 2005,9171,1018071,00.html
Can Iraq’s Election Be Saved?
In??the??bustling??city??of??Mosul in northern Iraq, there are few hints of the historic election that is about to take place. There …

Bush shuns US departure date from Iraq
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
President George W Bush says the US military will pull out of Iraq “as quickly as possible,” but he is not endorsing Secretary of State Colin Powell’s …
US troops launch raids in northern and central Iraq in bid to curb …
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
US troops staged a series of raids in Mosul and other areas of northern and central Iraq on Sunday, arresting dozens, even as a top American official conceded …
Iraq Prepares for Election by Sending Out Voter Rolls
New York Times – USA
… the country. “Today they are starting to reach Iraq on the different destinations.”. The time for challenges will last from Jan. 20 …,4057,11962739%255E1702,00.html
Iraq open for terrorists: Egypt – Australia
EGYPTIAN President Hosni Mubarak, a key US ally in the Arab world, said today that the 2003 invasion of Iraq had made it a more dangerous place. …
Week in Review: Iraq, Graner, Abbas
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
… analyst. Topics include the debate over whether an invasion of Iraq was necessary; the insurgency there; the conviction of Army Spec. …,

Iraq Dominates the State Department
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
… Asked to list Condoleezza Rice’s main challenges as President Bush’s secretary of state, career diplomat James Dobbins has a succinct answer: “Iraq, Iraq and …
CIA: Iraq Could Be Terror Hotbed
CBS News – USA
(CBS/AP) Despite the daily car bombings and assassinations that are spreading fear and aim to disrupt the coming elections in Iraq, President Bush reiterated …,5744,11960621%255E2703,00.html
Iraq unveils election plans
The Australian – Australia
IRAQ’S interim Government has unveiled a security plan for election day as the discovery of 18 executed Iraqis on roadsides across the country underscored the …
Bush: Voters Ratified Iraq Policy
CBS News – USA
… “The American people listened to different assessments made about what was taking place in Iraq, and they looked at the two candidates, and chose me.”. …,5744,11958446%255E7583,00.html
John Maples: Why I was wrong to back Iraq invasion
The Australian – Australia
EVEN Donald Rumsfeld, in his more private moments, must wonder if the invasion of Iraq was really such a good idea. It has become …
Iraq unveils election security plan; Bush says US public backs …
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – Iraq unveiled its security plan for voting day in the face of the ongoing deadly insurgency, while US President George W. Bush declared that …
US Lowers Expectations for Once-Heralded Iraq Vote
Wired News – USA
By Saul Hudson. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Unable to deliver on its lofty goal of bringing democracy to Iraq through the Jan. 30 elections …
Stay the course on Jan. 30 Iraq election
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
In two weeks, Iraq will conduct its first-ever democratic election. This moment marks a historic opportunity for a country that …
US forces launch quick raids in northern Iraq in attempt to secure …
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) US forces carried out a series of raids in Iraq’s troubled northern city of Mosul, the military said Sunday, as American and Iraqi …

Perfect election not pictured for Iraq
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
WASHINGTON — Two weeks before Iraq is scheduled to hold its first election since the fall of Saddam Hussein, violence has disrupted virtually every step of …
Iraq Invasion Was ‘Worth It’ Bush Says
Chosun Ilbo – Seoul,South Korea
President Bush says he was right to topple Saddam Hussein even though there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. That was …

Bush says re-election validated Iraq policy
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
WASHINGTON — President Bush said the public’s decision to re-elect him was a ratification of his approach toward Iraq and that there was no reason to hold any …
Twentynine Palms Marine killed in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. – When Zachariah S. Davis received orders to return to Iraq last summer, the … 6 during enemy action in Iraq’s volatile Anbar province. …
Iraq elections: Legitimacy may have to wait (COMMENTARY):
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
The White House is looking ahead to an even more closely watched exercise in democracy, the elections in Iraq scheduled for the end of January. …
Iraq plans strict election-day security
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
By The New York Times and Knight Ridder Newspapers. BAGHDAD, Iraq — Iraqi officials yesterday announced drastic security measures for the Jan. …
US voters ‘endorsed Iraq policy’
BBC News – London,England,UK
President George W Bush has said his re-election has vindicated his administration’s policy on Iraq. Mr Bush said there was no need …

Portugal to End Iraq Duty as Planned
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
LISBON — Portugal announced Saturday that its 120-member police mission in Iraq would end Feb. 12 as scheduled. A government statement …
5 more who served in Iraq have Fort Hood court dates
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
… Five more US Army soldiers who served in Iraq face courts-martial here in the coming months on charges including murder and assault of civilians and …

Bush says victory was mandate on US policy on Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON — President Bush said that the public’s decision to reelect him was a ratification of his approach toward Iraq and that there was no reason to hold …
Iraq plans more voter protection
London Free Press – London,Ontario,Canada
… of the country’s most troubled provinces, Anbar and Ninevah, will be permitted to register and vote on election day, the head of Iraq’s electoral commission …

Meehan calls for timetable on Iraq pullout
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
Deteriorating security and rampant anger toward US troops in Iraq is emboldening insurgents, according to Representative Martin T. Meehan, who returned from a …

Searching for Answers on Iraq’s WMD
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… President Bush never found the nuclear, chemical or biological weapons he insisted Iraq possessed or was developing, yet he stubbornly maintains the invasion …

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