Iraq News and Information Links
January 20 2005
 

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Iraq embassy move ‘progressing’
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
AUSTRALIAN authorities were working as quickly as possible to move the embassy in Baghdad to a more secure site, Foreign Affairs Minister Alexander Downer said …

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Most Americans worry about economy, Iraq
Times of India – Mumbai,India
… eve of President Bush’s second inauguration, most Americans said they did not expect the economy to improve or American troops to be withdrawn from Iraq by the …

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=36241
US Iraq policy prompts ‘no’ vote from Kerry on Condoleezza Rice
Turkish Press – Turkey
WASHINGTON, Jan 19 (AFP) – Defeated US presidential candidate John Kerry on Wednesday renewed his criticism of White House Iraq policy in voting against …

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Bush Avoids Iraq in Inaugural Speech
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
US President George Bush made a resounding call for worldwide freedom today but made not a single mention of Iraq in his second inaugural speech. …

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Photos Surface of Iraq Abuse by British Soldiers
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
… House of Commons, Prime Minister Tony Blair said he was shocked by the pictures, but he defended the performance of the majority of his country’s troops in Iraq …

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Iraq militants promise long war
Reuters – UK
… The group, which has staged most of the deadliest suicide attacks in Iraq in the run-up to elections on January 30, said it was crushing the morale of “tyrant …

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/128413/1/.html
No news of Chinese hostages as Iraq insurgents’ deadline expires
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : The 48-hour deadline given by Islamist insurgents for Beijing to “clarify” its position on Iraq expired, with no word on the fate of the eight …

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Newsview: Iraq Shadows Bush’s Inaugural
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
WASHINGTON – Not a word on Iraq. President Bush’s inaugural … sink it. The conflict in Iraq, win or lose, could define his presidency. Bush …

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Democrats delay Rice vote to show Iraq doubts
International Herald Tribune – France
… week the confirmation of Condoleezza Rice as secretary of state, a pointed but symbolic gesture of their skepticism about the administration’s plans for Iraq. …

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Digger vows to stay in Iraq
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
SERGEANT-Major David Thompson had been in Iraq just a few weeks when terrorists rammed a truck bomb into the barracks across from the Australian Embassy. …

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Photos of Iraq abuse stir outrage in Britain
International Herald Tribune – France
LONDON Since their troops joined the US-led invasion of Iraq almost two years ago, British commanders and politicians have liked to depict their soldiers as …

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‘Psychotic’ aftermath of Iraq war
BBC News – London,England,UK
The court martial of UK soldiers who allegedly abused Iraqi civilians has shed light on the chaos that ensued in the aftermath of the war. …

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British call for Iraq withdrawal timetable
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
London, England, Jan. 20 (UPI) — Britain is urging the United States to set a timetable for withdrawing coalition troops from Iraq. …

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Al-Qaeda linked group kills Briton, Swede in Iraq: website
Turkish Press – Turkey
DUBAI (AFP) – The Al-Qaeda linked Army of Ansar al-Sunna claimed it had murdered a Briton and a Swede in Iraq, in a statement post on an Islamist website. …

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Rice admits wrong decisions taken in Iraq
Aljazeera.com – London,UK
In a rare moment of honesty, Secretary of State-designate Condoleezza Rice admitted that the Bush administration had taken some bad decisions in Iraq and that …

www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2005/s1285794.htm
Goverment leaves open option of more Australian troops in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
TANYA NOLAN: The Government has today left open the option of sending more troops to Iraq, after last night’s bombing near the Australian embassy in Baghdad. …

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Iraq abuse suspects’ trial adjourned
Reuters – UK
… The case echoes the scandal involving US soldiers at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, which tarnished Washington’s image in the Arab world and elsewhere. …

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US doubts Bush can pull troops from Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
20 (UPI) — A poll reveals most US residents do not expect the economy to improve or the nation’s troops to leave Iraq before President Bush leaves the White …

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US launches more arrest raids in Iraq’s north
MSNBC – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – US troops launched fresh raids Thursday around the northern city of Mosul to rein in guerrillas who have threatened to disrupt the upcoming …

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UK Denies Urging Iraq Troop Pull-Out Timetable
ABC News – USA
Jan 20, 2005 — LONDON (Reuters) – Britain said on Thursday its troops will stay in Iraq for as long as required by the Iraqi authorities, denying a newspaper …

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Attacks turn Iraq election into “stealth” campaign
Malayala Manorama – India
Basra: As Iraq’s election campaign enters its final stages, most candidates are more worried about staying alive than canvassing for votes. …

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US troops launch more arrest raids in Iraq’s north
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) US troops launched fresh raids Thursday around the northern city of Mosul to rein in guerrillas who have threatened to disrupt the upcoming …

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/10689992.htm
Suburban village tells Iraq election group to leave
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… voter registration period for US Iraqi nations began Monday in the Chicago area and four other US cities for the first independent elections in Iraq in nearly …

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Iraq dogs Blair, as images of prisoners being abused sweep the …
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
LONDON (AP) Tony Blair may have survived the worst of the fallout from an unpopular war in Iraq, but graphic pictures of British soldiers abusing Iraqi …

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Iraq vote nears; 5 bombs kill 27
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Insurgents set off five bombs in Baghdad on Wednesday, killing 27 people in a continuing campaign to disrupt national elections scheduled to …

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UK employee killed in Iraq named
BBC News – London,England,UK
A British security worker killed in an attack in central Iraq on Wednesday has been named. Andrew Whyte, from Dundee, died along …

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Chinese families plead for Iraq hostages
Reuters – UK
BAGHDAD, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Families of eight Chinese hostages in Iraq have pleaded for their release as a deadline set by their captors nears, and Japan says …

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Photos of abuse in Iraq shock British
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… General Sir Mike Jackson, Britain’s top army officer, said that ‘’some 65,000 servicemen and women have served in Iraq since the beginning of military …

The New Issue Of Traveling Soldier Is Out!

This issue features:

1. Iraq GI says: “This war is about money. The money is only making the rich man
richer”
www.traveling-soldier.org/1.05.money.php

2. “You are supporting us troops out here the best way possible – trying to get
us back!”
www.traveling-soldier.org/1.05.plummer.php

3. Rumsfeld Loses an Army
www.traveling-soldier.org/1.05.rumsfeld.php

4. Ft. Stewart GI: “George W. Bush, the soldiers that have died for this sham[…] are so much more deserving than that. You are not worth the dust off of their boots”
www.traveling-soldier.org/1.05.domestic.php

5. Winning or losing in Iraq? Behind the lies about “progress” and “free elections” on Jan 30th.
www.traveling-soldier.org/1.05.winning.php

6. Why did Bush win the election?
www.traveling-soldier.org/1.05.bushwin.php

7. An appeal to Traveling Soldier readers from the wife of a medically unfit
soldier.
www.traveling-soldier.org/1.05.archangel.php

8. Words from the front-lines – what soldiers are saying about the war in Iraq.
www.traveling-soldier.org/1.05.words.php

9. Download the new Traveling Soldier to pass it out at your school, workplace,
or nearby base.
www.traveling-soldier.org/TS9.pdf

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26 killed in Iraq bomb attacks
Pakistan Dawn – Karachi,Pakistan
… of the central city of Beiji. He was the 18th British civilian killed in Iraq since April 2003. The deadliest bombing of the day …

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Calmer Basra Draws Iraq’s Candidates
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
… 30 poll than Baghdad or other northerly towns. As we just heard US officials don’’t expect security to be a major issue on election day in the south of Iraq. …

www.nytimes.com/2005/01/20/politics/20poll.html
Public Voicing Doubts on Iraq and the Economy, Poll Finds
New York Times – USA
… President Bush’s second inauguration, most Americans say they do not expect the economy to improve or that American troops would be withdrawn from Iraq by the …

www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=657137
Britain urges Iraq pullout timetable
Reuters – UK
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is urging the United States to give a provisional timetable for the withdrawal of US-led forces from Iraq, according to the Daily …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7374585
Rice Acknowledges Bad Iraq Decisions
Reuters – USA
… State-designate Condoleezza Rice, in a rare acknowledgment of mistakes, said on Wednesday the Bush administration had made some bad decisions in Iraq and was …

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Iraq’s poll wreckers kill 29
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
A BRITISH security worker was among at least 29 people killed in Iraq yesterday as militants continued their campaign to destabilise the country ahead of next …

www.nytimes.com/2005/01/20/international/europe/20britain.html
3 British Soldiers Court-Martialed on Charges of Iraq Prisoner …
New York Times – USA
… 19 – Since their forces joined the American-led invasion of Iraq almost two years ago, British commanders and politicians have liked to depict their troops as …

www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/LondonFreePress/News/2005/01/19/902879-sun.html
Iraq to seal its borders for election
London Free Press – London,Ontario,Canada
BAGHDAD — Iraq will seal its borders, extend a curfew and restrict movement to protect voters during the Jan. 30 election, officials …

www.nytimes.com/2005/01/20/politics/20poll.html
Public Voicing Doubts on Iraq and the Economy, Poll Finds
New York Times – USA
… President Bush’s second inauguration, most Americans say they do not expect the economy to improve or that American troops would be withdrawn from Iraq by the …

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Iraq’s poll wreckers kill 29
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
A BRITISH security worker was among at least 29 people killed in Iraq yesterday as militants continued their campaign to destabilise the country ahead of next …

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China cautions citizens to be alert while venturing into Iraq:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
… trouble-torn foreign nations even as Beijing launched an all-out effort to secure the safe release of eight Chinese nationals abducted by insurgents in Iraq. …

www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/opinions/articles/0120thurlets201.html
Yes, but what if Iraq fails as a democracy?
Arizona Republic – Phoenix,AZ,USA
Condoleezza Rice speaks as though the Iraqis moving toward governing themselves is a sure thing. It would seem prudent for America …

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Rice acknowledges bad Iraq decisions
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
WASHINGTON – Secretary of State-designate Condoleezza Rice has said that the Bush administration made some bad decisions in Iraq and was unprepared for …

  
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