Iraq News and Information Links July 1 2004
FROM Iraq to Turkey, a wall of anti-American suspicion
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
… showed that majorities in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon
and the United Arab Emirates believed the transfer of sovereignty in Iraq
would be…
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=5&article_id=5816

ANALYSIS : Iraq – – transition to what ?
United Press International – USA
By Claude Salhani. WASHINGTON, July 1 (UPI) — So what comes after the
Great Handover in Iraq? Paul Bremer and his Coalition Provisional…
www.upi.com/view.cfm?StoryID=20040701-013303-8261r

US Says Poles Find Old Sarin Shells in Iraq
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – About a dozen artillery shells found in Iraq by
Polish troops are being checked for sarin after initial tests were positive
for the…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5568967

JUSTICE fairly administered will be Iraq's real test
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
… with much of a legal system to emulate by the Americans, what with
the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, and US proconsul Paul Bremer having ruled
over Iraq with an…
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&article_id=5813&categ_id=17

SADDAM Hussein Stands Trial in Iraq
Christian Broadcasting Network – USA
By David Brody. For the victims of Saddam's torture, they say no punishment
can bring back their arms that were cut off or their tongues that were
ripped apart.…
www.cbn.com/CBNNews/News/040701i.asp

MANY US soldiers returning from Iraq found to have stress-…
Xinhua – China
WASHINGTON, July 1 (Xinhuanet) — About one in six US soldiers returning
from the war in Iraq shows signs of post-traumatic stress disorder or
other emotional…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/02/content_1562284.htm

BISHOPS' united front over Iraq abuse
BBC News – London,England,UK
… of Iraqi detainees. The misgivings of many in the Anglican Church about
the war in Iraq was well-known to Tony Blair. Back in February…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/3858175.stm

US newspaper mocks Bremer's “sneaky” departure from Iraq
Xinhua – China
… A leading US newspaper published on Thursday a by-line story, complaining
that former American overseer Paul Bremer sneaked out of Iraq while hundreds
of…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/02/content_1562292.htm

KURDISH-AMERICANS React to Iraq Power Transfer
NPR (audio) – USA
… on the sentiments of a Kurdish-American community in the Southern California
city of El Cajon who have mixed feelings about the US handover of power
in Iraq.…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/srfeature.php?wfid=3071032

CHENEY Says Iraq War Has Made US, the World Safer
Reuters – USA
… In a speech meant to build positive election-year momentum from the
wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Cheney implicitly blamed the former administration
of Bill…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=politicsNews&storyID=5568413

SADDAM Hussein faces trial charges in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – After hearing a seven-count charge sheet that alleged he
ordered the wholesale killing of thousands of Iraqis and unlawfully invaded
a…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/9057277.htm

IRAQ war view on San Francisco ballot
Salon (subscription) – USA
July 1, 2004 | San Francisco — San Francisco voters will have a chance
to express their views on the US-led war in Iraq in November with a ballot
initiative…
www.salon.com/news/wire/2004/07/01/sf_ballot/

INSURGENTS Stage Attacks Across Iraq
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
AGHDAD, Iraq, July 1 – On a day when Saddam Hussein gave a rambling, defiant
speech in an arraignment before an Iraqi judge, insurgents staged deadly
attacks…
www.nytimes.com/2004/07/01/international/middleeast/02MAYHEM.html

BODY of Soldier to Be Flown Home from Iraq
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
By Jude Sheerin, Scottish Press Association. The body of a British soldier
killed in Iraq earlier this week is to be flown home tomorrow.…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3151528

BUSH increasingly unpopular due to Iraq: Poll
Rediff – Mumbai,India
United States President George W Bush is becoming increasingly unpopular
because of his Iraq policy, the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC poll shows.

us.rediff.com/news/2004/jul/01bush.htm

INDIAN workers 'held in Iraq'
BBC News – London,England,UK
A group of 18 Indian workers in Iraq are reported to have complained that
they have been held there against their will by a Jordanian catering company
for more…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/3858389.stm

MICHIGAN minister being deployed to Iraq
MLive.com – MI,USA
… The Rev. Tyler Wagenmaker of Beaverdam Christian Reformed Church is
shipping off next week to prepare for deployment to Iraq with the Army
National Guard.…
www.mlive.com/newsflash/michigan/index.ssf?/base/news-16/1088701444208310.xml

SADDAM'S defiance strikes chords with Iraq
United Press International – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq, July 1 (UPI) — The palace was built on his orders on the
outskirts of southwest Baghdad, and, presumably, the last time he visited
it, Saddam…
www.upi.com/view.cfm?StoryID=20040701-112918-6513r

MOUNTING costs of Iraq war
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
… JOURNALISTS DEATHS: Thirty international media workers have been killed
in Iraq, including 21 since President Bush, declared the end of combat
operations.…
www.abs-cbnnews.com/NewsStory.aspx?section=Focus&oid=54285

HUSSEIN Defies Iraq Court's Authority, Says He's Still Leader
Bloomberg – USA
Hussein, with a trimmed beard and mustache and wearing a dark suit, said
he should be addressed as the president of Iraq and refused to acknowledge
the court's…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000085&sid=ajBYBSpZozUM&refer=europe

I‚M Saddam Hussein, President of Iraq‚
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
“I am Saddam Hussein, President of Iraq,” he told a … He declared he
was President of Iraq and that the country's occupiers could not strip
him of that title.…
www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=33311

US Marine killed in action in Iraq
Xinhua – China
… incident. Al-Anbar province is the hotbed of insurgents who opposed
the occupation of Iraq by the US-led coalition forces. Enditem.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/01/content_1562255.htm

MERCY Corps charts new course in Iraq
kgw.com (subscription) – Portland,OR,USA
… to Iraqis means a realignment for Portland-based Mercy Corps, a grass-roots
charitable organization that is the largest non-governmental relief force
in Iraq.…
www.kgw.com/news-local/stories/kgw_070104_news_mercy_corps.2b67677d1.html

SADDAM'S defiance strikes chords with Iraq
United Press International – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq, July 1 (UPI) — The palace was built on his orders on the
outskirts of southwest Baghdad, and, presumably, the last time he visited
it, Saddam…
www.upi.com/view.cfm?StoryID=20040701-112918-6513r

MOUNTING costs of Iraq war
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
… JOURNALISTS DEATHS: Thirty international media workers have been killed
in Iraq, including 21 since President Bush, declared the end of combat
operations.…
www.abs-cbnnews.com/NewsStory.aspx?section=Focus&oid=54285

HUSSEIN Defies Iraq Court's Authority, Says He's Still Leader
Bloomberg – USA
Hussein, with a trimmed beard and mustache and wearing a dark suit, said
he should be addressed as the president of Iraq and refused to acknowledge
the court's…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000085&sid=ajBYBSpZozUM&refer=europe

I‚M Saddam Hussein, President of Iraq‚
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
“I am Saddam Hussein, President of Iraq,” he told a … He declared he
was President of Iraq and that the country's occupiers could not strip
him of that title.…
www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=33311

US Marine killed in action in Iraq
Xinhua – China
… incident. Al-Anbar province is the hotbed of insurgents who opposed
the occupation of Iraq by the US-led coalition forces. Enditem.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/01/content_1562255.htm

MERCY Corps charts new course in Iraq
kgw.com (subscription) – Portland,OR,USA
… to Iraqis means a realignment for Portland-based Mercy Corps, a grass-roots
charitable organization that is the largest non-governmental relief force
in Iraq.…
www.kgw.com/news-local/stories/kgw_070104_news_mercy_corps.2b67677d1.html

THE glass is half – full in Iraq
The Australian – Australia
THE US relinquished formal sovereignty in Iraq this week, having discovered
that the role of occupier is more difficult and treacherous than it had
foreseen.…
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,10012617%5E7583,00.html

SADDAM: I'm still president of Iraq
ic Berkshire.co.uk – Reading,England,UK
A defiant Saddam Hussein insisted he was still president of Iraq when he
made his first appearance in court. He condemned the hearing…
icberkshire.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/nationalnews/tm_objectid=14384484&method=full&siteid=50102&headline=saddam—i-m-still-president-of-iraq-name_page.html

US ready to act first and tell Iraq leaders later
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
American commanders will launch high-profile military attacks in Iraq even
if they go directly against the wishes of the new Iraqi Government.…
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/07/01/1088488097329.html

FORMER US Iraq envoy lashes Bush
The Australian – Australia
NEW YORK: The last US ambassador to serve in Iraq during Saddam Hussein's
regime has condemned the Bush administration for making the US “the most
feared…
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,10012576%5E2703,00.html

US marine killed in Iraq
The Australian – Australia
… statement. The death raised to at least 633 the number of US soldiers
killed in action in Iraq since last year's US-led invasion.
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,10017602%255E1702,00.html

MARINE Killed in Action in Western Iraq
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A US Marine was killed in action on Thursday in western
Iraq, scene of clashes between American troops and insurgents on the outskirts
of…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5566327

DEVELOPMENTS in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… With troops saluting, Gen. George Casey took charge of all US and coalition
forces in Iraq, saying he was ''extremely proud'' to take on the job.

www.boston.com/dailynews/183/world/Developments_in_Iraq_:.shtml

US Military In Iraq Gets New Commander
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
1 July 2004 — US General George Casey assumed command of US troops in
Iraq today, taking over from General Richard Sanchez in a handover ceremony
at Camp…
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/07/996ab5b2-d0ae-4c0f-9784-ae70f1955cc5.html

SADDAM: I'm Still President of Iraq
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
By PA News Reporters. A defiant Saddam Hussein insisted he was still president
of Iraq when he made his first appearance in court today.…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3149916

SADDAM Being Tried by US Not Iraq – Galloway
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… said. “Iraq is not a free country. There … They are stooges, collaborators,
hand-picked by the military occupation of Iraq.”. Mr Galloway…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3149965

HUSSEIN trial a high-stakes game for US, Iraq
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
… role in the torture and killing of tens of thousands of Iraqis; and
Tariq Aziz, a deputy prime minister who conducted many of Iraq's international
negotiations…
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/07/01/MNGKI7ETT71.DTL

US leaves Iraq running on empty
Asia Times Online – Hong Kong
WASHINGTON – A barrage of binding decrees passed during the United States
occupation of Iraq, combined with a lack of resources, heavy debt and
the continuing…
www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/FG02Ak01.html

IRAQ now has the keys, but do they work?
New Statesman – London,England,UK
… few days or weeks, as these people try to test this new government,”
he said, listing four insurgent groups seen as the major threats to US
interests in Iraq.…
www.newstatesman.com/site.php3?newTemplate=NSArticle_World&newDisplayURN=200407050002

ATTACK on Iraq ministry official
BBC News – London,England,UK
A senior Iraq finance ministry official and his staff have been attacked
as they travelled in a convoy in Baghdad. Head of the audit…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3855803.stm

IRAQ takes custody of Saddam
Charleston Post Courier (subscription) – Charleston,SC,USA
BAGHDAD, IRAQ—Saddam Hussein, looking thinner after nearly seven months
as a US captive, was transferred to Iraqi custody Wednesday, reducing
him from a…
www.charleston.net/stories/070104/ter_01saddam.shtml

IRAQ looks good through rose-colored glasses
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
After US authorities handed over power to an interim Iraqi government,
President Bush boasted that the American effort has left the people of
Iraq with better…
www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/chi-0407010074jul01,1,59714.column?coll=chi-news-col

SADDAM due in court, violence continues across Iraq
New Straits Times – Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia
At least seven people were killed and 17 wounded west of Baghdad in the
first major US military strike in Iraq since the occupation officially
ended, while six…
www.emedia.com.my/Current_News/NST/AfpNews/200407011835011088678101.1/indexb_html

SADDAM becomes legal ward of Iraq
Contra Costa Times – Contra Costa County,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – After seven months of imprisonment, Saddam Hussein appeared
before an Iraqi court on Wednesday as the new Iraqi government took legal
custody…
www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/nation/9054676.htm

IRAQ, Afghanistan leave invisible wounds on soldiers
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
As soldiers come home from Iraq and Afghanistan, many carry with them deep
but invisible wounds — the psychological injuries of war — that they
are reluctant…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/9054359.htm

SANCHEZ hands over as US commander in Iraq as Iraqi official…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez stepped down as the top US
commander in Iraq to be replaced by a four-star general as two people
were killed and a…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/93124/1/.html

BOMBS kill soldier, 5 civilians in Iraq
CNN – USA
… near Mosul. Meanwhile, the most-wanted terrorist in Iraq had the price
on his head raised from $10 million to $25 million. The first…
www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/07/01/iraq.main/

MARINE'S family denies he deserted Iraq post prior to abduction
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… CITY — The brother of missing Corporal Wassef Ali Hassoun denied reports
that the Marine had deserted the military before being captured by insurgents
in Iraq…
www.boston.com/news/world/middleeast/articles/2004/07/01/marines_family_denies_he_deserted_iraq_post_prior_to_abduction

US Troops Suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress after Iraq
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: A new study of the mental health of US troops who've been
in Iraq shows a substantial rate of post-traumatic stress disorder and
other psychiatric…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=3057036

SEOUL Shares Tokyo's Dilemma Over Iraq
Korea Times – Seoul,South Korea
This is the second in a series of articles concerning the recent kidnapping
and murder of Kim Sun-il in Iraq. _ ED. By Yoo Dong-ho.…
times.hankooki.com/lpage/nation/200407/kt2004070117502011990.htm

GREEN Zone' in Iraq Changes in Name Only
NPR (audio) – USA
… The US administration of Iraq may be dissolved, but its headquarters
is still intact. … The palace's central rotunda echoes with plans for
the new Iraq.…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=3057030

HUSSEIN is to appear in Iraq court today
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — For the first time in more than six months, the world
will see deposed Iraqi President Saddam Hussein as he stands in court
today to hear the…
www.freep.com/news/nw/iraq1_20040701.htm

IRAQ brings on forefront of US election
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
… President Bush and Democrat John Kerry are not that far apart on Iraq.
… The only issue driving the vote is Iraq,” says Democratic pollster
Celinda Lake.…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apelection_story.asp?category=1131&slug=Politics%20of%20Iraq

MENTAL disorders are common for Iraq veterans, study finds
Baltimore Sun – Baltimore,MD,USA
Echoing Vietnam and other wars, combat duty in Iraq and Afghanistan has
triggered symptoms of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder
among many…
www.baltimoresun.com/news/health/bal-te.trauma01jul01,0,3415999.story?coll=bal-health-headlines

CIA Felt Pressure to Alter Iraq Data, Author Says
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… 11 attacks, CIA analysts were ordered repeatedly to redo intelligence
assessments concluded that Al Qaeda had no operational ties to Iraq, according
to a…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-intel1jul01,1,4236086.story?coll=la-headlines-nation

S. Korean Beheaded in Iraq Is Buried
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
PUSAN, South Korea ˜ A South Korean man beheaded in Iraq was buried Wednesday,
and his family asked 3,000 mourners to support the troubled nation where
he…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-funeral1jul01,1,3559970.story?coll=la-headlines-world

NEW Iraq Not Tempting to Corporations
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… occur. US officials, businesspeople and experts know of no leading
US firm that has made a large-scale capital investment in Iraq.…
www.latimes.com/business/investing/la-fg-econ1jul01,1,6548098.story?coll=la-headlines-business-invest

SADDAM trial ties Iraq's past, future
Long Beach Press-Telegram – Long Beach,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq ˜ When Saddam Hussein is charged with crimes against humanity
in an Iraqi court today, much more will be at stake than his own fate.

www.presstelegram.com/Stories/0,1413,204~21474~2245271,00.html

GROUP says positive stories going untold in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… (AP) Sgt. Chris Beard suffered shrapnel wounds to his face, back and
spine when a roadside bomb exploded next to his Humvee in Iraq late last
year.…
www.boston.com/dailynews/183/nation/Group_says_positive_stories_go:.shtml

HANDOVER doesn't take Iraq off Bush's political table
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
… From a political standpoint, however, conditions in Iraq in October
are likely to have more impact on the November election than immediate
events this week.…
www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/opinion/columnists/cleubsdorf/stories/070104dnediiraqpol.4ba2.html

ENVOY Ann defends Blair in archbishops' Iraq attack
ic Wales – Wales,UK
THE Prime Minister's human rights envoy for Iraq has hit out at senior
clergy who criticised the Government over Iraqi prisoner abuses, accusing
the bishops of…
icwales.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0600uk/tm_objectid=14381858&method=full&siteid=50082&headline=envoy-ann-defends-blair-in-archbishops—iraq-attack-name_page.html

IN Iraq, two kinds of workers
MSNBC – USA
KOLLAM, India – The war in Iraq has been a windfall for Kellogg Brown &
Root Inc., the company that has a multibillion-dollar contract to provide
support…
msnbc.msn.com/id/5336483/

WAR in Iraq Increased Terrorism Threat, Voters Say in NBC Poll
Bloomberg – USA
July 1 (Bloomberg) — A majority of US voters said the threat of terrorism
against the US has increased because of the war in Iraq, according to
a Wall Street…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=a20rquKaa2_I&refer=us

IRAQ'S former dictator appears in court
ABC Online – Australia
… Iraq's President says he will face the death penalty. … Iraq's President
says it's now been reinstated after being suspended during the US-led
occupation.…
www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2004/s1144163.htm

SEYMOUR Hersh: Israeli Agents Operating in Iraq, Iran and Syria
Collective Bellaciao – Paris,France
Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh reports that Israel warned
the US last year it would not be able to bring stability or democracy
to Iraq.…
bellaciao.org/en/article.php3?id_article=1665

MARINE from Montgomery County among three killed in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
PHILADELPHIA – A Marine reservist from suburban Philadelphia who was killed
by a roadside bomb in Iraq had phoned his wife the night before he was
killed, his…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/9051995.htm

NATO summit sparks new divisions over Iraq
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
At a summit designed to emphasize NATO unity after deep divisions caused
by the US-led war on Iraq 15 months ago, France and the US also clashed
over…
www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2004/07/01/2003177268

COURT Hands Legal Custody of Saddam Hussein to Iraq
New York Times – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq, June 30 After seven months of imprisonment, Saddam Hussein
appeared before an Iraqi court on Wednesday as the new Iraqi government
took legal…
www.nytimes.com/2004/07/01/international/middleeast/01IRAQ.html?ex=1089259200&en=0b0970a7f27a822f&ei=5062

REWARD for Wanted Terrorist Zarqawi Hunted in Iraq Raised to $25…
Bloomberg – USA
July 1 (Bloomberg) — The US raised its reward for Abu Musab al-Zarqawi,
an al-Qaeda linked terrorist operating in Iraq, from $10 million to $25
million, the…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=akGtCqfd2TJE&refer=top_world_news

CAN Iraq hold it together?
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
By JIM LANDERS and TOD ROBBERSON / The Dallas Morning News. WASHINGTON
ˆ How much risk is there that Iraq will come apart at its ethnic seams?

www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/world/stories/070104dnintcivilwar.a9158.html

ANGLICAN leaders slam Iraq abuse as `deeply damaging'
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
The Church of England's top officials delivered a harsh rebuke to Prime
Minister Tony Blair yesterday for the behavior of coalition troops in
Iraq.…
www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2004/07/01/2003177267

BLAIR Says Iraq, Coalition Planning Troop Withdrawal, FT Says
Bloomberg – USA
July 1 (Bloomberg) — Iraq's new leadership and coalition government are
drawing up a plan for the withdrawal of coalition troops, the Financial
Times said…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000102&sid=akjF5rVuAlL0&refer=uk

THE resistance campaign is Iraq's real war of liberation
Guardian – UK
… The Americans are no longer in power,” one world service announcer
declared, while the cowed Today programme insisted that Iraq was now “in
charge of its own…
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1251120,00.html

1 in 6 Iraq Veterans Is Found to Suffer Stress-Related Disorder
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
bout one in six soldiers returning from the war in Iraq shows signs of
post-traumatic stress disorder or other emotional difficulties, researchers
are…
www.nytimes.com/2004/07/01/national/01MENT.html

US military strikes Zarqawi safe house in Iraq's Falluja
Xinhua – China
US Brigadier General Mark Kimmitt, deputy director for operations for the
US military in Iraq, said in a statement that the airstrike was carried
out after…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/01/content_1559603.htm

UNFULFILLED promises for Iraq show limits of military force
USA Today – USA
That was the day the US mission in Iraq shifted dramatically from destroying
a brutal regime to building a new nation. … Yes, the US has rid Iraq
of a tyrant.…
www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/editorials/2004-06-30-edit_x.htm

HUSSEIN'S Trial Offers Both Peril and Promise to Iraq and US
New York Times – USA
NewsAnalysis BAGHDAD, Iraq, June 30 ˜ When Saddam Hussein is charged
with crimes against humanity in an Iraqi court on Thursday, much more
will be at stake…
www.nytimes.com/2004/07/01/international/middleeast/01TRIA.html?ex=1089259200&en=7a26cd0843628d5d&ei=5062

BARE-BONES handover gives the skinny on Iraq
Asahi Shimbun – Tokyo,Japan
Apparently, a variety of plans had been worked out about the proper way
to hold the ceremony for handing back sovereignty to Iraq.…
www.asahi.com/english/vox/TKY200407010157.html

SADDAM handed over to Iraq for trial
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
HE RULED Iraq for 35 years with a brutal tyranny of killings and torture.
But justice finally caught up with Saddam Hussein yesterday…
thescotsman.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=751122004

A Sovereign Iraq: Now, the Hard Part
FOX News – USA
By Patrick Basham. In the 1920s, Winston Churchill (search) described Iraq
as an ungrateful volcano. … Iraq has always been difficult to govern.

www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,124310,00.html

BLAIR sees detailed Iraq security plan in a month
Daily Times – Pakistan
LONDON: Iraq‚s new government and a US-led forces are expected to publish
detailed plans within a month on progress in building up Iraqi security
capability…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_1-7-2004_pg4_2

NEW Iraq Faces Old Obstacles
CBS News – USA
(CBS/AP) Iraq's security situation has deteriorated in the past year, its
courts are in worse shape than before the war, and its electrical system
is not…
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/06/30/iraq/main626896.shtml

US plans to scale back bases in Iraq by next spring
Daily Times – Pakistan
BAGHDAD: The US military says it envisions scaling back dozens of bases
in war-torn Iraq to between 13 and 17 by next spring and eventually limit
its soldiers…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_1-7-2004_pg4_8

IRAQ'S future is optimistic
USA Today – USA
By Robert D. Blackwill. In a historic step earlier this week, the US-led
coalition in Iraq relinquished authority to a fully sovereign Iraqi interim
government.…
www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/editorials/2004-06-30-oppose_x.htm

BLAIR furious at timing of Iraq WMD report
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
THE spectre of Iraq will hang over two crucial by-elections after it was
confirmed yesterday that a report into weapons of mass destruction commissioned
by…
news.scotsman.com/politics.cfm?id=750952004

BISHOPS' letter on Iraq was 'meant to help'
Guardian – UK
… more important and challenging as a task when murderous and arbitrary
violence, which we condemn utterly, is being used against westerners and
others in Iraq.…
politics.guardian.co.uk/iraq/story/0,12956,1251162,00.html

NATO presence in Iraq won't solve problems
China Daily – Beijing,China
… W. Bush and his hawkish colleagues, who have remained the target of
domestic and overseas condemnations since the outbreak of war in Iraq,
NATO's belated nod…
www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2004-07/01/content_344406.htm

BREMER leaves Iraq with regret
The Australian – Australia
PAUL Bremer said Wednesday he was relieved to have handed over power in
Iraq to the interim government but he regrets not having left the country
more stable.…
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,10007859%255E1702,00.html

STUDY examines stress faced by troops in Iraq, Afghanistan
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
… He just wanted to live his life.”. A new study suggests such scenes
are all-too-common among members of the military serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/nation/9050218.htm

WHITE House Dismisses Polls on Iraq Terror Fears
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House on Wednesday dismissed opinion polls
showing that many Americans feel the war in Iraq has increased the danger
of…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=politicsNews&storyID=5558617

MORTAR Attack Wounds 11 US GIs in Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Insurgents fired mortar rounds at a US base on the outskirts
of Baghdad's airport Wednesday, wounding 11 soldiers and starting a fire
that…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A18594-2004Jun30.html

AL-QAIDA spells out Iraq attack strategy in handbook
Japan Today – Tokyo,Japan
PARIS ˜ Al-Qaida reportedly planned to target Spain as the weakest link
of the coalition in Iraq to force its troop pullout, according to a booklet
from the…
www.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=8&id=304047

  
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