Iraq News and Information Links May 1 2004

MUTINY is the only way out of Iraq's inferno
Guardian – UK
The UN betrayed Iraq by becoming the political arm of US occupation.…
And it's not just Iraq's soldiers who have been deserting the occupation.,2763,1207504,00.html

BUSH acknowledges “tough times” in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President George W. Bush says a year after his
triumphant “mission accomplished” speech on the Iraq war that there have
been “tough…

KERRY Struggles on Iraq Issue
Washington Post – USA
Kerry, who voted for the congressional authorization of the war in October
2002 but quickly became a critic of Bush's Iraq policy, sounded a lot
like the…

ABIZAID wants Pak troops in Iraq – Pakistan
WASHINGTON, May 01 (Online): The general in charge of US military operations
in Iraq appealed to Pakistan, Morocco and Tunisia on Friday to send troops
to join…

3 500 from SA working in Iraq
News24 – South Africa
Pretoria – It is estimated there are at least 3 500 South Africans working
in Iraq, despite the high level of political violence there.…,,2-7-1442_1520379,00.html

TOUGH times' persist in Iraq, president says
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscripition) – Atlanta,GA,USA
WASHINGTON ˜ A year after President Bush declared an end to major combat
in Iraq, he faces mounting election year doubts about the troubled campaign

KERRY Tells Bush to Make Goals in Iraq the World's
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
ULTON, Mo., April 30 ˜ One year after President Bush celebrated what
he described as the end of major combat in Iraq by landing on an aircraft

US media grapples with Iraq horrors
BBC News – London,England,UK
By Kevin Anderson. April was the deadliest month for the US in Iraq.…
Recent polls show support for the war and for President Bush's Iraq policy

HALF of Dominican troops withdrawn from Iraq
Xinhua – China
HAVANA, April 30 (Xinhuanet) — About half of Dominican troops in Iraq
have been withdrawn from the conflict-torn country and are now in a US
camp in Kuwait…

IRAQ Veteran Will Deliver War Critique for Democrats
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
ASHINGTON, April 30 ˜ A National Guard member from New York who served
almost a year in Iraq will deliver the national Democratic radio address
on Saturday…

“BUSH and the Democrats are responsible for torture in Iraq”
World Socialist
… them, rightly fearing that they will only fuel antiwar sentiments among
the American people as well as the hatred that is building up in Iraq
and throughout…

THE mission in Iraq worth the effort
Boston Herald – Boston,MA,USA
… Bush [related, bio] landed on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln and
as commander in chief congratulated his troops for freeing the nation
of Iraq from one of…

KERRY says US needs aid in Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
… deployed in Bosnia, would be authorized by the UN Security Council
to organize elections, draft a constitution and work with both Iraq's
interim government and…

HOW US can escape its quagmire in Iraq
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… Telling the story of Iraq has grown increasingly hard as Iraqis have
become reticent to express their views. … Iraq is ripe for an FDR-type
New Deal.…

NIGHTLINE controversy over reading names of troops killed in Iraq
WTNH – New Haven,CT,USA
… Host Ted Koppel will read the names of hundreds of US troops who have
died in Iraq. While some view this as anti-war propaganda, others see
it as a tribute.…

BUSH defends `Mission Accomplished' as casualties mount in Iraq
Biloxi Sun Herald – Biloxi,MS,USA
WASHINGTON – (KRT) – “Major combat operations in Iraq have ended,” President
Bush declared one year ago Saturday from the deck of an aircraft carrier
off the…

IRAQ Poll Indicates Optimism for Future, Dislike For US
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
A new poll in Iraq indicates many people are optimistic about their future,
but a majority also say they dislike the United States.…

AT prison in Iraq
The former head of the US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has
been sent to Iraq to ensure proper conditions in prisons there after photographs

KERRY turns up heat in 'moment of truth for Iraq', reports Alec… – London,England,UK
The faces of America's casualties in Iraq stared out from the pages of
newspapers yesterday and a television network devoted its main news show
to reading out…

ONE year later: Iraq mission accomplished?
… Beneath a “mission accomplished‰ banner, President George W. Bush
declared the end of major combat in Iraq. He said, “In the…

ZAPATERO presides over dissolution of Iraq brigade
… Zapatero presided over the official dissolution of Spain's Plus Ultra
Brigade on Thursday after the last combat troops were removed from Iraq,
in line with the…

BRITISH Troops under Investigation over Iraq Torture Claims
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
An urgent investigation was today getting under way into allegations that
British troops in Iraq beat and abused an Arab detainee.…

BUSH 'disgusted' by Iraq abuses
BBC News – London,England,UK
… wires attached to his genitals. A row has also broken out over the
UK's treatment of prisoners in Iraq. Pictures obtained by the…

US military Iraq torture pictures spark outrage across the world
Independent – London,England,UK
… the Arab world yesterday of US soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners have
been a disaster; they have undermined America's hopes of rebuilding Iraq,
threatened the…

BUSH acknowledges post-war Iraq woes a year after combat's end
Myrtle Beach Sun News – Myrtle Beach,SC,USA
… KRT) – A year after he landed triumphantly on an aircraft carrier,
stood beneath a “Mission Accomplished” banner and declared major combat
in Iraq over, a more…

UK army probes alleged torture in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
… I am aware of the allegations which have been made today of abuse of
prisoners by British soldiers in Iraq,” Jackson said in a statement.…

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