Iraq News and Information Links June 1 2004
IRAQ, US break deadlock over president, giving tribal Sunni…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A UN envoy Tuesday appointed an interim government reflecting
Iraq's religious and cultural diversity, after ending a deadlock by naming
a…
www.boston.com/dailynews/153/world/Iraq_U_S_break_deadlock_over_p:.shtml

BUSH lowers expectations of other countries sending troops to…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) Iraq's new leaders ''are not America's puppets,'' the White
House declared Tuesday while President Bush scaled down hopes that other
countries…
www.boston.com/dailynews/153/wash/Bush_lowers_expectations_of_ot:.shtml

IRAQ'S Reluctant President
TIME – USA
… On Tuesday, Yawar's selection as interim president of Iraq broke a
week-long deadlock between his backers on the Iraqi Governing Council,
and US administrator J…
www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,644571,00.html

AP: Army noted Geneva Conventions violations in Iraq prisons last…
USA Today – USA
WASHINGTON (AP) ˜ An Army general who visited Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq
last fall complained that the military was violating international war
standards by…
www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2004-06-01-prison-abuse_x.htm

WASHINGTON teen killed in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
LAKE STEVENS, Wash. — A Lake Stevens teen is among the latest casualties
of the US occupation of Iraq. Pfc. Cody S. Calavan, 19…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/aplocal_story.asp?category=6420&slug=WA%20Iraq%20Marine%20Killed

IRAQ'S New Government
Christian Science Monitor – USA
… elections. And it must be ethnically and religiously balanced, representing
Iraq's three main groups of Sunnis, Shiites, and Kurds.…
www.csmonitor.com/2004/0602/p08s01-comv.html

WHO'S Iyad Allawi, and Why Should He Run Iraq?
TIME – USA
… So, it was entirely appropriate that discussion over the appointment
of Iraq's new interim government was laced with its own special irony:
The two men at the…
www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,644477,00.html

ANALYSIS: Iraq's Interim Government
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: Ghazi al-Yawer is chosen as Iraq's interim president, a mostly
ceremonial post. … Today a new interim president has been chosen in
Iraq.…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1917830

IRAQ may be step closer to independence
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
BAGHDAD: Iraq's new transitional government, unveiled Tuesday, may have
brought the war-ravaged country a step closer toward independence, but
it faces some…
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=4765

US, Britain to submit revised Iraq resolution to UN Security…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
WASHINGTON : The United States and Britain are to submit a revised UN Security
Council resolution on Iraq aiming to address concerns about the sovereignty
of…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/87994/1/.html

BLAIR welcomes Iraq appointments
NEWS.com.au – Australia
The Iraqi Governing Council in Baghdad announced the selection of Ghazi
Yawar as president and Itad Allawi as prime minister of Iraq to head the
government due…
www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,9723168%255E1702,00.html

US Gives Unqualified Support to New Iraq Leaders
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Bush threw his support behind the leaders
of Iraq's newly formed caretaker government on Tuesday and his national
security…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5314245

ISRAEL wants Iraq to pay compensation
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
Israel looks set to pursue a compensation claim on behalf of Jews who left
Iraq over 50 years ago, despite no such similar consideration for Palestinian

<english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/9C7587BA-2976-4ECA-9409-B3CA2D72515A.htm

NEW Iraq Leaders call for united Iraq
Middle East Online – UK
Iraq's new government sworn in as Yawar launches powerful appeal for 'pluralistic,
federal, democratic Iraq.'. By Sam Dagher – BAGHDAD.…
www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=10133

OUTLOOK: Bush and Iraq
Washington Post – USA
… Sinnreich says that one easily can take issue with every element of
the president's argument: That an Iraq allowed to choose its own way would
truly be free as…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A63774-2004May28.html

IRAQ
Washington Post – USA
, was online. , to discuss his observations on visiting Iraq, Post coverage
of news from Iraq and … A disclaimer: I'm not an expert on Iraq, though
I know a few.…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A55327-2004May25.html

INTERVIEW: The Civil Opposition In Iraq, Part 2
Electronic Iraq – USA
On March 30, Issam Shukri, who recently led protests by unemployed workers
in Baghdad with a new organization, the Union of Unemployed in Iraq (UUI),
spoke at…
electroniciraq.net/news/1536.shtml

MORE US Marines to arrive in Kuwait for Iraq duty in July
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait (AP) In a rapid-fire deployment, about 10,000 US Marines
will arrive this month and travel to Iraq in July, the US military said
Tuesday.…
www.boston.com/dailynews/153/world/More_U_S_Marines_to_arrive_in_:.shtml

COMMENTARY Addresses Situation In Iraq , Oil
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
Prague, 1 June 2004 (RFE/RL) — The invasion, occupation and governance
of Iraq dominate commentary in Western newspapers surveyed in our press
review today.…
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/06/75a99f1d-1d17-46c1-a5e3-71069bce3d1d.html

US Gives Unqualified Support to New Iraq Leaders
Wired News – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Bush voiced unqualified support on Tuesday
for the leaders of Iraq's newly formed interim government and his national
security…
wireservice.wired.com/wired/story.asp?section=Breaking&storyId=872508&tw=wn_wire_story

A Look at Iraq's New Interim Government
Guardian – UK
… President of Kurdistan National Assembly; and member of Kurdistan Democratic
Party, one of two rival parties running the Kurdish north of Iraq.…
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4156550,00.html

AN AZ of the Iraq war and its aftermath
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
… Both, though, are suffering poll difficulties, as problems in Iraq
become worse, and each needs speedy improvement to shore up his position.

www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=3569977&thesection=news&thesubsection=world

BLAIR Hails New Iraq Leaders
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Prime Minister Tony Blair today hailed the appointment of an interim government
in Baghdad as “a truly historic day for Iraq‰.…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3005627

IRAQ Council Disbands; CPA Still in Power
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
Iraq's Governing Council, in a widely expected move, named its preferred
candidate as the country's interim president today, after the top choice
of the US…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/la-060104iraq_lat,1,4465904.story?coll=la-home-headlines

BLAIR and Chirac discuss UN resolution on Iraq
Expatica – Netherlands
… British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Tuesday told French President
Jacques Chirac that a revised version of a UN Security Council resolution
on Iraq would be…
www.expatica.com/source/site_article.asp?subchannel_id=58&story_id=8080

BUSH Says Iraq Leaders Have Resolve as Violence Looms (Update2)
Bloomberg – USA
June 1 (Bloomberg) — President George W. Bush said Iraq's new interim
government has ``the talent, commitment, the resolve to carry out'' the
challenge of…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=aoJzoHvBIrvM&refer=us

BUSH praises Iraq's new government
Reuters – London,England,UK
“(UN special envoy) Mr. (Lakhdar) Brahimi has recommended a team that possesses
the talent, commitment, the resolve to guide Iraq through the challenges
that…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=521381&section=news

MAJOR Developments on Tuesday About Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
_ Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer, a Sunni Muslim tribal leader, was named president
of Iraq's incoming government, a largely ceremonial post.…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/8810076.htm

GROUPS demand El Salvador pull out of Iraq
CNN – USA
… president Tuesday but the main opposition party and its 31 lawmakers
have refused to attend the ceremony, demanding that El Salvador pull its
troops out of Iraq…
www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/americas/06/01/salvador.inauguration.ap/

PORT Hope man killed in land mine blast in Iraq
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
PORT HOPE, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man has been killed in a land mine
blast in Iraq, his family said Tuesday. Sgt. Aaron Elandt…
www.freep.com/news/statewire/sw98722_20040601.htm

IRAQ'S new prime minister says troop . . .
Boston Herald – Boston,MA,USA
By Associated Press. Iraq's new prime minister is making it clear he wants
troops from the US and other coalition countries to stay.…
news.bostonherald.com/international/view.bg?articleid=30160

BLASTS kill 14 in Iraq as new leaders are named
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
… Under the leadership of Jalal Talabani, the PUK represented one of
the main anti-Saddam Hussein forces in Iraq after the Gulf War of 1991.

www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/06/01/1086058855765.html

BUSH tribute sidesteps Iraq 'malaise'
The Australian – Australia
ON the day the US remembered its war dead, George W. Bush sidestepped the
rising body count in Iraq as his father said it could cost him his job.

www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,9719092%255E2703,00.html

REVISED resolution on Iraq to be available soon, Blair tells…
Xinhua – China
… Minister Tony Blair called Tuesday French President Jacques Chirac
to tell him that the revised version of a UN Security Council resolution
on Iraq would be…

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/01/content_1502456.htm

ACTION in Iraq
NPR (audio) – USA
… with Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt, the deputy chief of operations for US-led
forces in Iraq, about the latest developments. From NPR…

npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1917076

US Gives Unqualified Support to New Iraq Leaders
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States gave unqualified support on Tuesday
to the leaders of Iraq's interim government and said they were not “America's

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5311876

IRAQ Violence Leaves at Least 36 Dead as UN Envoy Names Al–…
Bloomberg – USA
June 1 (Bloomberg) — Violence intensified in Iraq today as the top United
Nations envoy to the country announced the appointment of Ghazi Al-Yawar
as…

quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=abRyFEmaMu6M&refer=top_world_news

CRUCIAL talks coming up on Iraq An Administration Œbankrupt of…
Monday Morning – Beirut,Lebanon
… George W. Bush is about to embark on one of the most important months
of his term as he seeks international support for the transfer of power
in Iraq on June 30…
www.mmorning.com/ArticleC.asp?Article=1399&CategoryID=6

IRAQ Council Disbands; CPA Still in Power
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A senior Bush administration official Tuesday hailed the
appointment of a new Iraqi government and said the Coalition Provisional
Authority…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A5862-2004Jun1.html

AT least 12 killed in separate attacks in Iraq
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
A car bomb and a road bomb went off in two separate places in Iraq on Tuesday,
killing at least 12 Iraqis and wounding dozens others.…

www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1086058005451

THUMBNAILS of new members of Iraq's interim government
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Key members of Iraq's interim government were named
Tuesday. Here is a look at several of them. Prime Minister…
www.boston.com/dailynews/153/world/Thumbnails_of_new_members_of_I:.shtml

IRAQ Council Disbands; CPA Still in Power
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP)—The US and Saudi-educated head of Iraq's Governing
Council was named president of the interim Iraqi government Tuesday, after
the Americans…

www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V6625.AP-Iraq-Politics.html

A Look at Iraq's New Interim Government
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… Shaways: Parliament speaker in the Kurdish autonomous region in Irbil
and member of Kurdistan Democratic Party, one of two rival parties running
northern Iraq.…

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/8809500.htm

IRAQ Needs Coalition Help, Allawi Says
New York Newsday – New York,NY,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — New Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi said Tuesday that
Iraq needs help from US and other multinational forces to help defeat
“the enemies of…

www.nynewsday.com/news/nationworld/world/wire/sns-ap-iraq-allawi,0,3111733.story?coll=sns-ap-world-headlines

IRAQ'S new government sworn in
The Australian – Australia
IRAQ'S new government was sworn in today in a ceremony officially dissolving
the Governing Council and handing over power to the body that will rule
Iraq when…

www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,9721149%255E1702,00.html

MOOD on Iraq grows darker
Buffalo News – Buffalo,NY,USA
A deep unease seems to be settling in among everyday Americans over our
role in Iraq. By TR REID. OGALLALA, Neb. – From this edge…
www.buffalonews.com/editorial/20040601/1033616.asp

IRAQ'S balky Governing Council plays power broker
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq ˜ Scorned by many Iraqis as a toothless instrument of US-led
coalition authorities and facing extinction in a month, Iraq's Governing
Council…
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2001943926_iraqpres01.html

IRAQ violence fuels sense of insecurity
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A powerful car bomb killed four Iraqis and wounded about
25 in downtown Baghdad on Monday, while two US soldiers were killed in
clashes with…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/8808010.htm

KERRY Feels Squeeze on Iraq Policy
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
… John F. Kerry faces a stark new challenge in the campaign skirmishing
over Iraq: As President Bush has moved toward his position, the Democratic
Party is…
www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-kerryiraq27may27,0,3594515.story?coll=ny-nationalnews-headlines

UK helps Iraq on human rights
BBC News – London,England,UK
A British university is helping to train officials from Iraq to build a
human rights programme. Lawyers from Nottingham University…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/3757125.stm

MILITARY'S Iraq mission moves away from combat
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq ˜ Senior US commanders here say that they are writing new
orders to shift the focus of the military's mission. Offensive…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/8806163.htm

MANY feared dead in Iraq blasts
Ireland Online – Dublin,Ireland
Many people were feared to have been killed in explosions in Baghdad and
in northern Iraq today. Several explosions were heard in…
212.2.162.45/news/story.asp?j=106115330&p=yx6yy6x36&n=106116090

DANCING eases stress of Iraq job
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
… `It's a little surreal.''. The 28-year-old arrived in Iraq on Feb.
20 and has since put in long days as a US public affairs officer.…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/state/8806219.htm

IN Iraq, mortuary unit cares for fallen
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
… At this US base near Fallujah, Patterson heads a small, obscure military
unit with a uniquely sensitive mission: “mortuary affairs” in Iraq's bloodiest
region…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/8808834.htm

VIGIL Held for Mobile man missing in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
MOBILE, Ala. – About 200 people gathered at Lyons Park to pray for Timothy
E. Bell, a civilian who has been missing in Iraq since an April 9 attack
on a convoy…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/8807235.htm

AL-YAWER Named Iraq's New President
Guardian – UK
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – The US and Saudi-educated head of Iraq's Governing
Council was named president of the interim Iraqi government Tuesday, after
the Americans…
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4155070,00.html

SOLDIERS, relatives at Fort Bragg rally behind Iraq deployment…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
FORT BRAGG, NC (AP) The 82nd Airborne Division has spent the better part
of the last two years deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq, losing 39 soldiers
to combat…
www.boston.com/dailynews/153/nation/Soldiers_relatives_at_Fort_Bra:.shtml

NWI man loses life in Iraq
Gary Post Tribune – Gary,IN,USA
Army Spc. Michael J. Wiesemann, 20, of North Judson, in northern Indiana,
died Saturday at Quyarrah Air Base, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries.

www.post-trib.com/cgi-bin/pto-story/news/z1/06-01-04_z1_news_02.html

AL-YAWER Named Iraq's New President
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP)—Iraq's Governing Council named a popular, US-educated
Sunni leader as the president of the interim government Tuesday, after
the Americans…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V6342.AP-Iraq-Politics.html

6 die in Iraq fighting, Baghdad car bomb
Dispatch Online – East London,Eastern Cape,South Africa
KUFA, Iraq – US troops clashed yesterday with Shiite militiamen in fighting
that killed two Americans and strained a ceasefire called last week around
the holy…
www.dispatch.co.za/2004/06/01/Foreign/airaq.html

MPR Poll: Growing concern about involvement in Iraq
Minnesota Public Radio News – USA
A new poll finds growing concern about the aftermath of the war in Iraq,
even though a majority of Minnesotans say the US was right to invade Iraq.

news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/06/01_mccalluml_iraqpoll2/

IRAQ names new president, vice presidents
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi confirmed Tuesday that tribal leader Ghazi al-Yawar,
a Sunni Muslim, has been appointed as Iraq's first president since Saddam

www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=4733

TIME to Tell All About Iraq and al-Qaeda
Town Hall – Washington,DC,USA
… The mother of all underreported stories is the growing evidence for
a conspiracy between Saddam Hussein's Iraq and Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda.

www.townhall.com/columnists/jaybryant/jb20040601.shtml

PROFILE: Iraq presidency rivals
BBC News – London,England,UK
The deepening disagreement between the US-led coalition and Iraqis over
who should be Iraq's president has centred on two men. Most…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3764939.stm

IRAQ bomb kills 4; split on new prez
Winnipeg Sun – Winnipeg,Manitoba,Canada
… In Baghdad, Iraq's Governing Council and US occupation authorities
failed to agree on the president of a new transitional government to take
power June 30.…
www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/WinnipegSun/News/2004/06/01/480987.html

ADNAN Pachachi appointed Iraq's new president
Albawaba Middle East News – Amman,Middle East
… in Iraqi politics. The post of Iraq's premiership was the exclusive
domain of his father, his uncle and his father-in-law. He is…
www.albawaba.com/news/index.php3?sid=277957&lang=e&dir=news

US plans major shift in strategy in Iraq
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
Commanders say the decision to reshape the military mission in Iraq reflects
a new assessment of how best to build support for the government in Baghdad
that…
www.iht.com/articles/522735.htm

CZECH troops to leave Iraq early next year
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
Czech military police are likely to be pulled out of the US-led occupation
force in Iraq early next year. The announcement by the…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/C8DAE05A-4365-4986-8D56-5FD73B2CF57C.htm

BEACH Tribute Honors Those Killed in Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… From the beach in Santa Monica, where 810 tiny crosses swept over the
sands to honor those killed in Iraq, to more traditional observances in
Los Angeles and…
www.latimes.com/news/local/state/la-me-memorial1jun01,1,4394640.story?coll=la-news-state

ELECTORATE Is Wising Up to the Iraq Blunder
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
George W. came close, getting high marks for his “war against terrorism”
and for being a “war president,” even though in Iraq he ended up fighting
the wrong…
www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-scheer1jun01,1,7772670.column?coll=la-news-comment-opinions

AUSTRALIAN PM says 'misled' over Iraq abuse scandal allegations
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… emerged as an embarrassment to Howard ahead of an election late this
year as he tries to fend off criticism of his government's involvement
in the Iraq conflict…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/87869/1/.html

IRAQ soldier died after cycle fall
ic Wales – Wales,UK
A SOLDIER recently returned from Iraq who died in a cycling accident at
the weekend would have been 21 yesterday, the Ministry of Defence said
last night.…
icwales.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0200wales/tm_objectid=14292136&
method=full&siteid=50082&headline=iraq-soldier-died-after-cycle-fall-name_page.html

POLITICAL intrigue over Iraq's president
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
The US-led occupation was enmeshed on Monday in a fierce political struggle
with Iraq's Governing Council over who would become the country's first
president…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/D87DF768-C95D-4CE1-9008-95D534347351.htm

LEITH Kuba says Iraq needs a govt to take it to the elections
ABC Online – Australia
… are being felt in the emerging picture of those likely to be appointed
to key positions on the transitional administration, which will lead Iraq
to national…
www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2004/s1120463.htm

ANALYSIS: Powell regains influence as Iraq goes before UN
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
WASHINGTON — In the wake of violence, prisoner abuse and a host of other
things gone wrong in Iraq, the pendulum of influence to make things right
has swung…
www.freep.com/news/nw/bush1_20040601.htm

US altering mission for force in Iraq
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Senior US commanders here say they are writing new orders
to shift the focus of the military's mission from offensive combat operations
to…
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/world/2602287

IRAQ tops Howard's foreign agenda
CNN – USA
Howard, a steadfast supporter of the US-led action in Iraq, will have talks
with US President George W. Bush later this week in Washington, with the
future of…
www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/asiapcf/06/01/australia.howard.visits/

CZECH forces to pull out of Iraq
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
Czech military police troops are likely to be withdrawn from Iraq at the
beginning of next year, the Czech defence minister said on Monday, putting
further…
www.nzherald.co.nz/latestnewsstory.cfm?storyID=3569866&thesection=news&thesubsection=world

HOOSIER dies of injuries at Iraq base
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
By Cathy Kightlinger. A 2002 North Judson-San Pierre High School graduate
this weekend became the 25th Hoosier to die in service since the war in
Iraq began.…
www.indystar.com/articles/5/151298-2995-093.html

ALLAWI, Who Battled Hussein, to Lead Iraq After US Handover
Bloomberg – USA
June 1 (Bloomberg) — Iyad Allawi, a former official of Iraq's Baath party
who once organized a failed attempt to topple dictator Saddam Hussein,
is now the…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000085&sid=agdsULUSsCdo&refer=europe

SOME Seek Date for US Troops to Exit Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… of gunfire and bad news are prompting growing numbers of foreign policy
experts to begin debating the contours of a US military withdrawal from
Iraq, echoing a…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A4756-2004May31.html

IRAQ and the Conservative Crackup
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… The beginnings of a conservative crackup under this President Bush
flow directly from the perceived failures of his policies in Iraq.…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A5079-2004May31.html

AUSTRALIA To Announce Iraq Wheat Debt Decision Soon
Yahoo News – USA
Canberra, June 1 (Dow Jones) – Australia is set to announce a decision
within a “couple of days” about writing off most of a major debt owed
by Iraq on wheat…
sg.biz.yahoo.com/040601/15/3kqic.html

NATIONAL guardsman killed in Iraq remembered in Simsbury
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
… Day parade in Simsbury evoked strong emotions Monday as residents remembered
a hometown National Guardsman who was the first from Connecticut to die
in Iraq.…
www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/ny-bc-ct—simsburysoldier0531may31,0,4794771.story?coll=ny-ap-regional-wire

US investigating cases of theft by soldiers in Iraq: report
Channel News Asia – Singapore
WASHINGTON : The US military is investigating as many as 18 instances of
US soldiers in Iraq allegedly stealing money, jewelry or other property,
the…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/87836/1/.html

ARMY investigates wider Iraq offenses
MSNBC – USA
… a half, the Army has opened investigations into at least 91 cases of
possible misconduct by US soldiers against detainees and civilians in
Iraq and Afghanistan…
msnbc.msn.com/id/5106817/

INDIA blips again on UN radar for Iraq
Calcutta Telegraph – Calcutta,India
New York, May 31: The Bush administration plans to draw India into discussions
on getting involved in Iraq as soon as the new government in New Delhi
settles…
www.telegraphindia.com/1040601/asp/frontpage/story_3304231.asp

US Shifts Focus in Iraq to Aiding New Government
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
AGHDAD, Iraq, May 31 ˜ Senior American commanders here say they are writing
new orders to shift the focus of the military's mission from offensive
combat…
www.nytimes.com/2004/06/01/international/middleeast/01COMM.html

CZECH troops to leave Iraq early next year: defense minister
Xinhua – China
PRAGUE, May 31 (Xinhuanet) — The Czech military police contingent serving
in Iraq can go home at the beginning of next year, ending its role in
the US-led…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/01/content_1501307.htm

BUSH, Schroeder discuss Iraq draft resolution
Xinhua – China
… on Monday, would back the formation of a sovereign interim Iraqi government
but allow a US-led multinational force to take “all necessary measures”
in Iraq.…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/01/content_1501366.htm

COURTING Disaster: Bush's Real Strategy in Iraq
Antiwar.com – Sunnyvale,CA,USA
President Bush‚s strategy in Iraq is now clear. … Of course, for the
long-term, this administration strategy does nothing to create a stable
and peaceful Iraq.…
www.antiwar.com/eland/?articleid=2692

US accused of meddling in Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
BAGHDAD — Iraqi Governing Council members accused US officials Monday
of pressuring them to accept Washington's choice for Iraq's new president,
prompting a…
www.startribune.com/stories/484/4804795.html

IRAQ Update
New York Times – USA
REDEFINED MISSION American commanders said that in support of the transfer
of power on June 30, they were shifting the focus of the military's mission
from…
www.nytimes.com/2004/06/01/international/middleeast/01UPDA.html?ex=1086667200&en=3ef28a94fce29593&ei=5062

IRAQ oil exports hit $10 billion
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
UNITED NATIONS: Iraqi crude oil sales since last year's US-led invasion
have hit more than $10 billion, the US-led authority governing Iraq said
yesterday.…
www.gulf-daily-news.com/Articles.asp?Article=83114&Sn=BUSI

VETERANS celebrate Memorial Day as fighting continues in Iraq
Portland Maine Press Herald – Portland,ME,USA
PORTLAND, Maine ˜ As hundreds of thousands of American soldiers continued
to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, veterans gathered around Maine on Monday
to mark…
news.mainetoday.com/apwire/D82TSMHO0-151.shtml

BRIGADE will bring tanks, howitzers to Iraq
Grand Forks Herald – Grand Forks,ND,USA
… Army National Guard's 116th Cavalry Brigade is taking along some heavy
metal – tanks, howitzers and armored vehicles – as it heads to Texas and
then to Iraq.…
www.grandforks.com/mld/grandforks/news/state/8805917.htm

AT Least 5 More GI's Are Killed in Iraq
New York Times – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq, May 31 ˜ At least five American soldiers died in Iraq
over a 24-hour period that began Sunday, two of them fighting insurgents
in the holy…
www.nytimes.com/2004/06/01/international/middleeast/01IRAQ.html?ex=1086667200&en=692686cea934994d&ei=5062

ARMY specialist from Indiana dies in Iraq of non-combat injury
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. Army Spc. Michael J. Wiesemann, 20, of North Judson,
Ind., died Saturday at Quyarrah Air Base, Iraq, of non-combat related
injuries.…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/aplocal_story.asp?category=6420&slug=Soldier%20Killed

NY Times Ombudsman Criticizes Paper Over Flawed Iraq Stories
Pakistan News Service – Lahore,Pakistan
“Institutional failures at The New York Times led to it being used in a
“cunning campaign” by those who wanted the world to believe Iraq had weapons
of mass…
www.paknews.com/headingNews.php?id=2826&date1=2004-05-31

30 killed as Iraq political squabbling spells trouble for…
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
… The impasse is creating a climate of suspicion and bitterness on the
eve of what Britain and the United States say is a milestone on Iraq's
march to freedom…
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/06/01/wirq01.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/06/01/ixnewstop.html

FOUR US soldiers dead in weekend action in Iraq
News 8 Austin – Austin,TX,USA
… Mosul. American soldiers have been remembering their slain comrades
Monday during Memorial Day ceremonies held throughout Iraq.…
www.news8austin.com/content/headlines/?ArID=108660&SecID=2

CAMP PENDLETON MARINE KILLED IN IRAQ
KFMB – Bakersfield,CA,USA
(05-31-2004) – Marine officials at Camp Pendleton Monday announced the
death in Iraq of a 23-year-old Marine from Los Angeles. Lance Cpl.…
www.kfmb.com/topstory25807.html

US, Iraq split on choice for president
CTV – Canada
Iraq's Governing Council is in a deadlock with American officials over
who should become the country's next president. The split…
www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1086045427439_6/?hub=World

CHENEY denies co-ordinating Iraq contract for former firm
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… e-mail has emerged suggesting that United States vice-president Dick
Cheney‚s office “co-ordinated” a multi-billion-pound Iraq reconstruction
contract…
thescotsman.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=621202004

A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
As of Friday, May 28, 800 US service members have died since the beginning
of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Defense Department.

www.boston.com/dailynews/152/nation/A_daily_look_at_U_S_military_d:.shtml

KANSANS who have died in Iraq, Afghanistan
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
Jacob Lee Butler, 24; Wellsville; Headquarters and Headquarters Company,
1st Battalion, 41st Infantry, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division; April
1, 2003; Iraq.…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/8805347.htm

COMBAT boots sit empty to honor America's Iraq war dead
Akron Beacon Journal (subscription) – Akron,OH,USA
… Ohio – More than 800 pairs of black combat boots sat on a federal courthouse
lawn in misty rain Monday, a tribute to US soldiers who have died in Iraq.

www.ohio.com/mld/beaconjournal/news/state/8805396.htm

A free Iraq only if the US approves
morons.org – USA
… The US believes he would follow the interim constitution which he helped
draft while the Iraqis argue Yawar could unite the various communities
within Iraq.…
web.morons.org/article.jsp?sectionid=8&id=5094

  
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