Iraq News and Information Links

Sunday, August 28, 2005 9:59 AM

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SUNNIS deal blow to Iraq constitution’s chances On his way to Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – MN,USA
BAGHDAD — Five of the top Sunni Arabs in Iraq’s government spoke out Saturday
against the draft constitution, delivering a major blow to last-minute
efforts …

Special Broadcasting Service – Australia
US President George W Bush has called on Americans to be patient with the
difficulties in Iraq and warned they there will be more sacrifices ahead.

IRAQ WRAPUP 1-Iraq constitution talks reach showdown — again
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… BAGHDAD, Aug 28 (Reuters) – Iraq’s parliament could sign off on a draft
constitution on Sunday, setting up a referendum campaign that will be
more or less …

IRAQ crisis deepens as Sunnis reject deal
The Observer – UK
Last-ditch attempts to rescue Iraq’s political process appeared to have
collapsed yesterday when negotiations over a new constitution acceptable
to all three …,6903,1558062,00.html

IRAQ takes yet another step closer to civil war
The Observer – UK
A phalanx of pillars in the foyer, an expanse of marble, two staircases
sweeping up to a vast hall, the building was a statement: this is Iraq.,6903,1557954,00.html


RESISTANCE mounts in Iraq over Constitution
The Statesman – Kolkata,India
BAGHDAD, Aug. 26. — The prolonged attempts to adopt Iraq’s new constitution
descended into chaos yesterday, while a fresh wave of violence was unleashed

IRAQ war protester says to shift focus to Congress
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
CRAWFORD, Texas, Aug 26 (Reuters) – Iraq war protester Cindy Sheehan, whose
vigil near President George W. Bush’s Texas ranch has become a symbol
for the anti …

SHIITES protest Iraq deterioration
Monsters and – Glasgow,UK
BAGHDAD, Iraq (UPI) — Hundreds of followers of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada
Sadr protested in southern Iraq Friday against deteriorating public services

WAR of Mothers in Iraq: Tammy Against Cindy
Zaman Online – Istanbul,Turkey
Following the nationwide supported anti-war campaign of the American mother,
Cindy Sheehan, who lost her soldier son in the Iraq War,US President George
W …


ANOTHER Deadline Is Missed in Iraq Constitutional Talks
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
… The new delay is just the latest sign that differences between the
Sunni Arabs, Iraq’s former ruling minority, and the Shiite-Kurdish coalition
may be …

DIVERT big Iraq $s to Palestinians, Israelis
USA Today – USA
Meanwhile, our really big bucks spent in Iraq have kept Arabs there at
each others’ throats and ours, with little hope of a successful outcome.

BUSH vows to fight on in Iraq
Deccan Herald – Bangalore,India
US President George Bush took time off from his holiday in Texas to defend
the Iraq war before an audience of cheering National Guard and Air Force
personnel. …

IRAQ misses third constitution deadline
CTV – Canada
Iraq missed yet a third deadline for finishing the new constitution Thursday
as faction leaders failed to make enough progress even to schedule a parliamentary

IRAQ conflict ‘worth loss of life’
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
BORROWING the words of a mother whose husband and five sons have served
in Iraq, President George Bush told thousands of soldiers and airmen that
winning the …


IRAQ’S political process uncertain due to constitution crisis
Xinhua – China
24 (Xinhuanet) — Ambiguity prevails on Iraq’s political process after
the draft constitution was delivered Monday to the National Assembly (parliament)
which …

IRAQ war sees Bush approval rating plummet
ABC Online – Australia
… EASTLEY: US President George W. Bush is facing his lowest approval
ratings ever, as a growing number of Americans question whether the war
in Iraq is worth the …

BUSH: Terrorists converging on Iraq, US must stay – UK
NAMPA, Idaho (Reuters) – President George W. Bush said on Wednesday terrorists
had converged on Iraq and that pulling US troops out would only embolden
them. …

IRAQ WRAPUP 1-Iraq Shi’ites clash, parliament to vote on charter
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… of a “general call to arms” if there was no apology and criticised
Najaf’s governor, a member of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution
in Iraq (SCIRI …

1,500 more troops headed for Iraq
WASHINGTON (CNN) — More troops are headed to Iraq, this time 1,500 paratroopers
to temporarily boost military strength during the fall election period,
the …


SUNNIS defiant as Iraq talks resume
Scotsman – United Kingdom
… are showing no sign of compromise as they prepare to resume talks in
yet another bid by the Shiite-led government to win approval of Iraq’s
new constitution. …

BUSH Says Leaving Iraq Now Would Be Wrong
New York Times – United States
23 – President Bush said Tuesday that war protesters like Cindy Sheehan
who want an immediate withdrawal of American troops from Iraq “are advocating
a policy …

IRAQ Is Not A State Anymore
Kurdistan Regional Government – Iraq
Despite all the recent frantic attempts at Constitution-making, Iraq is
not a state anymore. It is difficult for the US government …
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BUSH Seeks Boost in Public Support for Iraq War
Voice of America – USA
… Bush speaks to National Guard troops Wednesday in the western state
of Idaho as he continues to try and reverse falling public support for
the war in Iraq. …

IRAQ War: Broken pottery
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
… many Americans demanding he meet with war mom Cindy Sheehan, Bush’s
response is to proclaim that other American families’ losses demand a
continuation in Iraq. …


CONSTITUTION remains out of Iraq’s reach
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – MN,USA
… Most of the disputes pitted them against leaders of Iraq’s embittered
Sunni minority, who had been shut out of the negotiations for much of
the past week. …

BUSH tries to shore up Iraq war effort
Science Daily (press release) – USA
… UPI) — US President George Bush headed to Salt Lake City Monday to
address the VFW convention, beginning a new campaign to shore up support
for the war in Iraq …

BUSH vows to stay course in Iraq
… falling and antiwar demonstrations mounting near his Texas home, US
President George W. Bush on Monday tried to rally support for the war
in Iraq by arguing …

IRAQ: The unseen war
Salon – USA
The grim reality of Iraq rarely appears in the American press. … President
Bush has yet to attend a single funeral of a soldier killed in Iraq. …

JORDAN says Iraq-based group behind rocket attack
Reuters India – Mumbai,India
… arrested a Syrian accused of involvement in last week’s rocket attack
on US warships in the Red Sea port of Aqaba which was carried out by an
Iraq-based group …


IRAQ racing to meet deadline
Science Daily (press release) – USA
Iraq deadlocked on constitution (August 14, 2005) — Iraqi leaders were
deadlocked late Sunday over key issues on the eve of a deadline to approve
a draft of …

BUSH plans bid to rally Iraq support
Aides say Bush will attempt to portray the Iraq conflict in the context
of long wars like World War II. CRAWFORD, Texas (CNN) — President …

BUSH to ‘explain’ his actions in Iraq
Malayala Manorama – India
Washington: US President George W. Bush will begin a five-day trip across
the United States this week giving speeches on Iraq and terrorism in a
bid to build …

BUSH defends cost of Iraq war
Daily Times – Lahore,Pakistan
WASHINGTON: US President George W Bush, besieged at his ranch by relatives
of US soldiers killed in Iraq launched a five-day campaign on Saturday
to defend the …

Special Broadcasting Service – Australia
… Barely 24 hours before Monday’s midnight deadline, Iraq’s sectarian
and ethnic groups remained seriously at odds over the draft constitution,
despite urgent …


MILITIAS Wresting Control Across Iraq’s North and South
Washington Post – United States
BASRA, Iraq — Shiite and Kurdish militias, often operating as part of
Iraqi government security forces, have carried out a wave of abductions,
assassinations …

BUSH’S reluctance is evidence of Iraq lies
Salem Statesman Journal – Salem,OR,USA
… He should resign because he lied to the American people about the reasons
for going to war in Iraq. … They all are part of this huge tragedy in
Iraq. …

US gives ground on Islam to meet deadline for Iraq
Scotsman – United Kingdom
… deal. Shi’ite, Sunni and Kurdish negotiators all said there was accord
on a bigger role for Islamic law than Iraq had before. But …

BUSH defends cost of Iraq war
Japan Today – Tokyo,Japan
CRAWFORD — US President George W Bush, besieged at his ranch by relatives
of US soldiers killed in Iraq, on Saturday launched a five-day campaign
to defend …

IT’S time to plan an exit from Iraq
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Milwaukee,WI,USA
The war in Iraq drags on amid relentless slaughter and misery on the battlefield,
growing unease and anger at home and a continuing unwillingness by the
Bush …


IRAQ war needs honest debate on obligation
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – GA,USA
… The country simply does not share, and is turned off by, the left’s
intense anger, its gleeful predictions of failure in Iraq and its scurrilous
efforts to …

3 Sunni Activists Killed In Iraq
Washington Post – United States
By Ellen Knickmeyer and Dlovan Brwari. MOSUL, Iraq, Aug. 19 — Gunmen in
this northern city Friday abducted and publicly executed …

IRAQ security chief warns of civil war over federalism – UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq’s national security adviser said on Friday the
country would descend into civil war if federalism were not entrenched
in the …

DANISH Company Admits to Bribing Iraq in Oil-for-Food Program
New York Times – United States
… 19 (Reuters) – A Danish maker of industrial pumps, Grundfos, on Friday
admitted paying kickbacks to the authorities in Iraq under the oil-for-food
program in …

IRAQ ‘needs federalism’ to prevent civil war
ABC Online – Australia
Iraq’s national security adviser says the country would descend into civil
war if federalism is not entrenched in the constitution. …


VIGILS calling for end to Iraq war begin
San Jose Mercury News – United States
The vigil calling for an end to the war in Iraq was among hundreds nationwide
Wednesday, part of an effort spurred by Cindy Sheehan’s anti-war protest
in …

FOREIGN diplomats press Iraq talks; 4 US troops killed – UK
… North of Baghdad, four US soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb,
raising the US death toll to more than 1,850 since the war in Iraq began.
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JONES says support for resolution on Iraq withdrawal growing
San Jose Mercury News – United States
… Jones said Thursday he has about 50 co-sponsors on a joint resolution
that calls on President Bush to announce by year’s end a plan for withdrawal
from Iraq. …

IRAQ War: Seattle’s angst
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
Seattle, broadly speaking, never wanted the war in Iraq. People said so
before the invasion. They said so loudly, clearly and peacefully in the
2004 election. …

TROOP drawdown looms over Iraq work
MarketWatch – USA
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Moves by the US military to relinquish responsibility
to Iraq’s security forces raise big questions over who will safeguard
the …


NATIONWIDE vigils underway to protest war in Iraq
CRAWFORD, Texas – Hundreds of candlelight vigils calling for an end to
the war in Iraq lit up the night Wednesday, part of a national effort
spurred by one …

BEHIND constitution talks, Iraq’s troubles loom
Daily Times – Lahore,Pakistan
… the grandstand finish that the United States hopes will produce agreement,
however, lie difficulties aplenty for Iraqis and for the American project
in Iraq. …

BOMBINGS Kill 43 at Key Terminal for Buses in Iraq
New York Times – United States
BAGHDAD, Iraq, Aug. 17 – Three car bombs exploded Wednesday in quick succession
in and around a crowded bus station in Baghdad, killing …

TRIPLE car bombing, attacks kill 54 in Iraq
Daily Times – Lahore,Pakistan
BAGHDAD: Fifty-four people were killed in Iraq on Wednesday, most by a
triple car bombing that struck a busy bus station and a nearby hospital
during morning …

WHERE’S the money to build democracy in Iraq?
USA Today – USA
… The difficult work of creating a viable democracy in Iraq might well
become even more difficult after the adoption of a constitution and the
election of a …


DELAY favored over faulty Iraq constitution
USA Today – USA
… Iraqis failed to compromise on the distribution of the nation’s oil
revenue and how much autonomy to grant Shiite Muslims in southern Iraq
and Kurds in the …

THE Tipping Point in Iraq
Arab News – Jeddah,Saudi Arabia
The tipping point in the American public’s support for the Iraq war may
already be here, its arrival accelerated by an unlikely figure: A middle-aged,
middle …

IRAQ: National Assembly Amends Transitional Law, Extending …
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty – Prague,Czech Republic
Just before midnight on 15 August, Iraq’s National Assembly voted unanimously
to amend the Transitional Administrative Law (TAL), Iraq’s interim constitution

ABOUT 700 82nd Airborne paratroopers will deploy to Iraq
San Jose Mercury News – United States
FORT BRAGG, NC – The 82nd Airborne Division will send about 700 soldiers
to Iraq over the next two months for a mission they will learn when they
arrive …

OSAMA heading for Iraq
Malayala Manorama – India
Jerusalem: Al-Qaida leader, Osama bin Laden, is headed for Iraq to boost
his network’s standing as it embarks on an “offensive whose scale and
importance rival …


SCRAMBLE to reach deal on Iraq charter
Financial Times – London,England,UK
… The Transitional Administrative Law, or TAL, approved by US-appointed
Iraq Governing Council last year, mandates that parliament be dissolved
and new elections …

SPOUSE of US mom protesting Iraq war seeks divorce
Malaysia Star – Malaysia
… Reuters) – The husband of Cindy Sheehan, the California woman camped
outside US President George W. Bush’s Texas ranch to protest the war in
Iraq, has filed …

BUSH Administration Reacts Cautiously to Iraq Constitution Delays
FOX News – USA
… “Iraqis have continued to demonstrate their commitment to a new Iraq
based on the rule of law and their desire for a common future. …,2933,165814,00.html

Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – MN,USA
… Cotnoir was decorated for his service as a military mortician in Iraq.
A mortician by trade, he prepared the bodies of US troops …

DEADLINE for Iraq constitution extended
Science Daily (press release) – USA
15 (UPI) — Iraq’s National Assembly has voted to extend the deadline for
a draft of the country’s new constitution due to differences over key
issues. …


SIX US soldiers killed in Iraq bombings
Taipei Times – Taiwan
… On Friday a US commander said the number of roadside bomb attacks against
US convoys in Iraq had doubled in the past year to about 30 per week.

IRAQ War Protests and Counter-Protests in Texas – New York,NY,USA
(Crawford, Texas -AP, August 14, 2005) — Protesters on both sides of the
Iraq war have faced off in Texas across the road leading to President
Bush’s ranch. …

INFLUX of Iran’s arms destroying Iraq democracy
IranMania News – Iran
… 15 (IranMania) – An influx of Iranians and Iranian weapons is hampering
efforts to bring peace and democracy to violence-wracked Iraq, Washington’s
ambassador …

IRAQ Constitution talks deadlocked
Deccan Herald – Bangalore,India
Iraq’s leaders launched a new round of negotiations on a constitution on
Sunday but it was unclear whether the deadlock on disputes over regional
autonomy …

THE Ad War in Iraq
Washington Post – United States
The Pentagon, looking for innovative ways to thwart deadly roadside bombs
in Iraq, has launched an $11 million program using robots, body armor
and a “first …


US will not lose its nerve in Iraq: Bush
Ninemsn – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
US President George W Bush says the United States will not prematurely
withdraw troops from Iraq because doing so will betray that country as
its leaders …

IRAQ constitution will be ready today: Talabani
Daily Times – Lahore,Pakistan
BAGHDAD: Iraq’s president said Saturday the first post-Saddam Hussein constitution
was nearly ready, as focus moved to autonomy for the majority Shiites,
an …

‘PROGRESS’ on Iraq constitution
BBC News – UK
Iraq’s President Jalal Talabani has said he thinks a deal can be reached
on the new draft constitution on Sunday, one day ahead of Monday’s deadline.

US bid to block new Iraq abuse video – Qatar
The Pentagon has moved forcefully to block the release of new video evidence
of prisoner abuse at Iraq ‘s Abu Ghraib prison, arguing it would help
recruit new …

US steps in to end Iraq deadlock
Guardian Unlimited – UK
Iraq’s leaders were locked in frantic haggling over a new constitution
last night as the deadline for presenting a draft to parliament expired.,2763,1548874,00.html


SON Killed in Iraq Known for Quiet Service
Washington Post – United States
… church and country are what people remember about Casey Sheehan, the
24-year-old soldier whose mother has people talking in new ways about
the war in Iraq. …

“BEAR in mind that you cannot treat Iran like Iraq or Libya …
Islam Online – Doha,Qatar
… “Bear in mind that you cannot treat Iran like Iraq or Libya,” Akbar
Hashemi Rafsanjani, the influential former president said in his Friday
sermon, AFP reported …

US Steps Up Role in Iraq Charter Talks
Washington Post – United States
… such as that enjoyed by Kurdish-populated provinces in the north, but
deferring any decision about creating new regions until after Iraq’s next
elections …

HEAVY toll for Guard in Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – GA,USA
Washington — The National Guard and Reserve suffered more combat deaths
in Iraq during the first 10 days of August — at least 32, according to
a Pentagon …

IRAQ legislators reach tentative deal on sharing oil wealth
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – MN,USA
BAGHDAD — Iraq’s leaders said Friday that they had reached a tentative
deal to divide the country’s vast oil wealth between the central government
and the …


MOTHER of soldier killed in Iraq symbolizes nation’s desire for …
Houston Chronicle – United States
… Sheehan’s August vigil on a sweltering roadway near President Bush’s
Crawford ranch has given a human voice and face to the revulsion of the
carnage in Iraq. …

IRAQ Constitution critical step: Bush
Advertiser Adelaide – Adelaide,South Australia,Australia
IRAQ’s new constitution would be completed on time, US President George
W Bush said overnight. The President called to the move …

SUNNIS: Iraq charter may be delayed
Xinhua – China
… A major obstacle to agreement has been the Kurds’ demand that Iraq
be transformed into a federal state as a way to protect their self-rule
in three northern …

UN’S mission for Iraq renewed
Pakistan Dawn – Karachi,Pakistan
By Masood Haider. UNITED NATIONS, Aug 11: The UN Security Council on Thursday
unanimously renewed the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

FIFTH contingent of El Salvador sent to Iraq
Xinhua – China
ĦĦMEXICO CITY, Aug. 11 (Xinhuanet) — The fifth contingent of El Salvador
went to Iraq on Thursday to relieve a previous contingent which is to
return soon. …


4 US Soldiers and a Marine Killed in Iraq
New York Times – United States
BAGHDAD, Iraq, Aug. 10 – Four soldiers operating with a … than 10 states.
In Iraq, the division’s commander, Maj. Gen. Joseph J. Taluto …

BRITAIN and US warn Iran over links with Iraq rebels – United Kingdom
Britain formally protested to Iran yesterday over its growing interference
in Iraq’s internal affairs, citing the smuggling of sophisticated explosives
that …

PA. Soldiers Suffer Deadliest Day in Iraq
Washington Post – United States
PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania is mourning the deaths of seven National Guard
soldiers killed in Iraq in less than four days, including five slain during
the …

Special Broadcasting Service – Australia
… While a sixth died in small-arms fire during combat operations near
Habbaniyah in north-western Iraq. The past three weeks have …

IRAQ gets ready for Saddam trial
China Daily – China
Many Iraqis would cheerfully see Saddam Hussein severely punished, but
the new Iraqi Government does not want to earn a reputation for itself
of dispensing …


IRAQ: Annan waives official’s immunity after Oil for Food inquiry …
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… on Monday waived the immunity of a former UN procurement officer accused
of looking for kickbacks under the former Oil-for-Food Programme for Iraq,
and said he …

DEADLY Car Bomb Hits US Convoy in Iraq
San Francisco Chronicle – United States
… US military said. The deaths brought the number of US service members
killed in Iraq this month to at least 32. Violence raged as …

IRANIAN weapons are found in Iraq
BBC News – UK
By Adam Brookes. US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has said weapons
from Iran have been found in Iraq. Mr Rumsfeld said it was …

SCOTS regiments keep up Iraq troop strength
Scotsman – United Kingdom
TWO more Scottish regiments are to be sent to Iraq as Britain’s defence
chiefs make clear they are committed to maintaining troop numbers in the
country …

Special Broadcasting Service – Australia
At least 30 Iraqis and one US soldier have been killed in new attacks across
Iraq as leaders gathered to draft a constitution ahead of an August 15
deadline. …


NEWSMAKER-UN envoy accused in Iraq probe known for bluntness
Reuters – USA
… From 1998 to 2001, he sought oil allocations from Iraq for the African
Middle East Petroleum firm, owned by Egyptian Fakhry Abdelnour, a cousin
of Boutros-Ghali …

SANDSTORM Delays Iraq Constitution Meeting
Guardian Unlimited – UK
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – A blinding sandstorm in Baghdad Monday forced the
postponement of marathon negotiations between Iraqi political leaders
working to …,1280,-5197822,00.html

MOTHER’S vigil protest against Iraq war
New Zealand Herald – New Zealand
The mother of a United States soldier killed in Iraq says her vigil outside
President George W. Bush’s ranch is a protest against the use of her son’s
death to …

US seeks to beef up troops in Iraq – Qatar
The United States expects to raise its troop levels in Iraq this fall to
bolster security for the planned October constitutional referendum and
December …

OHIO Community Lauds Marines Slain in Iraq
Washington Post – United States
… service of prayers, bagpipes intoning “Amazing Grace” and montages
of the troops from the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines who died in the past
two weeks in Iraq. …


DEADLINE threatens to limit public input on Iraq’s constitution
San Jose Mercury News – United States
BAGHDAD, Iraq – The posters plastered on the concrete barriers set up to
thwart suicide car bombers in this war-torn city feature laughing children
and social …

OF the Many Deaths in Iraq, One Mother’s Loss Becomes a Problem …
New York Times – United States
… she drove down the winding road toward his ranch here this weekend
and sought to tell him face to face that he must pull all Americans troops
out of Iraq now. …

POLITICIAN who resigned over invasion of Iraq
Financial Times – London,England,UK
… that show. Throughout his long battles over Iraq and the war to overthrow
Mr Hussein, he acted with dignity and restraint. It made …

LABOR backs Cosgrove on Iraq pullout
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Labor says there’s a risk Australia `could be left holding the baby’ as
US and UK forces leave Iraq. The federal opposition also …

AUTHOR: Iraq a ‘balancing act’
Science Daily (press release) – USA
Iraq security forces key to any withdrawal (August 4, 2005) — The ability
of Iraqi forces to keep peace in the country is the key consideration
for US …


AL-ZAWAHRI: It’s Iraq, stupid!
World War 4 Report – Brooklyn,NY,USA
… London bombings, he promised more attacks on Britain, the US and other
allies, saying “tens of thousands” more American troops will be killed
in Iraq if there …

US, Iraqi forces launch new offensive in western Iraq
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
US and Iraqi forces launched a new offensive against insurgents and foreign
fighters in the volatile Anbar province in western Iraq, the US military
said on …

ROBIN Cook, Ex-UK Minister Who Quit Over Iraq, Dies (Update4)
Bloomberg – USA
… Bloomberg) — Robin Cook, the former UK foreign secretary who resigned
from Prime Minister Tony Blair’s government over the 2003 invasion of
Iraq, died after …

BUSH Popularity Falters on Iraq, Economy, Newsweek Poll Shows
Bloomberg – USA
… 2-4 said they disapprove of Bush’s performance, citing dissatisfaction
with his handling of issues including the war in Iraq and the economy,
according to the …

MURDER of US reporter in Iraq may be linked to marriage pledge – United Kingdom
… “There is a straight-line connection that people have drawn between
Steven Vincent criticising the Iraq police and therefore being murdered,”
said one …


10 killed in Iraq
Daily Times – Lahore,Pakistan
Wednesday was one of the worst days for US forces as 18 troops were killed
in various attacks across Iraq, 14 of them in a single roadside bombing.

IT’S all about Iraq
Asia Times Online – Kowloon,Hong Kong
… al-Zawahri, one of the most senior figures in al-Qaeda, has warned
Britain and the US to expect more attacks unless they get their troops
out of Iraq and all …

Special Broadcasting Service – Australia
US and Iraqi security forces have conducted a massive operation aimed at
flushing out rebels in western Iraq’s Euphrates valley as Shiite cleric
Ayatollah Ali …

LIST of Ohio casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan
San Jose Mercury News – United States
_ Marine Lance Cpl. Eric J. Bernholtz, 23, of Grove City, died in a roadside
bombing in western Iraq. He was assigned to the Lima …

“ENERGY’S on the Anti-Iraq Side”
Yahoo News – USA
… In the most Republican House district in the state of Ohio, the Democrat,
a Marine veteran of the. Iraq war, lost by barely 3,000 votes. …


IRAQ’S prime minister unveils plan for better border security
San Jose Mercury News – United States
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – The Iraqi government on Thursday announced an ambitious
plan for improved border protection and intelligence gathering and for
the …

AL-ZAWAHIRI links Iraq to London bombs as capital shows the strain
Independent – London,England,UK
… Osama bin Laden’s deputy, insisted that the London suicide bombings
were the direct result of the Prime Minister’s decision to join the US-led
invasion of Iraq …

MARINE deaths prompt new calls for US to leave Iraq
CBC News – Canada
At least four more US soldiers and marines have been killed in Iraq as
one of deadliest violent upsurges of the war continues. Those …

JOURNALIST abducted, killed in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News – United States
Freelance journalist Steven Vincent went to Iraq because he believed in
the US effort there, but he wasn’t afraid to write critically about the
war and its …

CLINTON: Mutual trust key in settling North Korea, Iraq, China …
Asahi Shimbun – Tokyo,Japan
… missiles. Funabashi: What is needed for the stability and democratization
of Iraq? To what extent can Iraq achieve these targets? …


ROADSIDE bomb kills 14 Marines in Iraq
Miami Herald – FL,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Fourteen US Marines were killed Wednesday when a huge bomb
destroyed their lightly armored vehicle, hurling it into the air in a
giant fireball …

OHIO Marines Killed This Week in Iraq
Guardian Unlimited – UK
Fourteen Marine reservists were killed Wednesday by a roadside bomb in
Iraq – one of the heaviest blows suffered by a single unit in the war.,1280,-5188465,00.html

CONSIDER that other ‘army’ in Iraq
Christian Science Monitor – USA
Regretfully, another report of violence in Iraq doesn’t surprise us. …
There is a second army in Iraq that we read and hear of only occasionally.

SNIPER Kills New York Police Officer in Iraq
New York Times – United States
Among the tens of thousands of American soldiers serving in Iraq are more
than 200 New York police officers on leave from the city’s precincts to
work a more …

ARMY Pvt. Ernesto Guerra killed in Humvee crash in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News – United States
LONG BEACH, Calif. – Before he shipped off to Iraq in January, Pvt. …
Guerra’s friends said his opinion changed after he arrived in Iraq. …


7 Marines killed in Iraq; US military death toll exceeds 1,800
San Jose Mercury News – United States
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Seven US Marines were killed in two areas of fighting in
Iraq’s volatile western provinces, the US military reported Tuesday, pushing
the death …

IRAQ war vet holds narrow lead in Ohio
CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) — A Bush-bashing Iraq war veteran and a former Republican
state lawmaker were neck-and-neck Tuesday in a closely watched congressional

‘WE’VE failed to build new Iraq’
Scotsman – United Kingdom
ATTEMPTS at nation-building in post-war Iraq have “failed totally”, the
Polish prime minister warned yesterday, as the death toll since the start
of the …

IRAQ war makes Australia vulnerable to terrorist attack: poll
Xinhua – China
3 (Xinhuanet) — Two-thirds of Australians believe the invasion of Iraq
has made Australia more vulnerable to a terrorist attack, and are willing
to sacrifice …

WORRY Grows as Iraq’s Defense Ministry Falls Short of Expectations
New York Times – United States
By DAVID S. CLOUD. BAGHDAD, Iraq, Aug. 1 – The reformed Iraqi Ministry
of Defense, a crucial element of any American plan to withdraw …


FORMER NI officer killed in Iraq
BBC News – UK
A former police officer from Northern Ireland was one of the two security
contractors killed in a bomb attack in Iraq, it has been confirmed. …

IRAQ war inspired attacks: Bomber
Calcutta Telegraph – Calcutta,India
… Rome on charges of taking part in the failed July 21 terror attacks
in London, has claimed the plot was inspired by Britain’s involvement
in the Iraq war and …

IRAQ’S constitution committee vows to meet deadline under US …
Xinhua – China
… Hassani’s optimism was echoed by Humam Hammoudi, chairman of the 71-member
Constitution Committee, who pledged that all of Iraq’s constitutional
founding …

AS War Drags On, Perception of Iraq Mixed
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Ear-piercing blasts from mortar fire into the Green Zone
have almost ceased, and security is better along some highways around
the capital. …

HOPES rise for troop pullout from Iraq
Australian – Australia
CRUCIAL decisions on a phase-down or extension of Australia’s 500-strong
army deployment to southern Iraq will be taken within the next three months.

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