Iraq News and Information Links May 5 2004
KERRY slams response to Iraq prison abuse
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… El rompio las promesas,” Kerry said, then translated. “He broke his
promises to America.”. Kerry also honored the troops serving in Iraq and
Afghanistan.…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/8590615.htm

BUSH seeks cash for Iraq, Afghanistan
Reuters – London,England,UK
… Reuters) – US President George W. Bush has asked Congress for an additional
$25 billion (14 billion pounds) for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan

www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=505267&section=news

WAIT . . . tell us again : Why is US in Iraq ?
Christian Science Monitor – USA
… This is where the mistakes began. The Bush administration turned its
attention to Iraq before its job was finished in Afghanistan.…
www.csmonitor.com/2004/0506/p09s01-coop.html

UN Council to Start Talks on New Iraq Resolution
Reuters – USA
… from the interim constitution passed by the current US-appointed Iraqi
Governing Council and a previous UN resolution that permitted a military
presence in Iraq…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5052145

BUSH'S pledge on Iraq abuse rings hollow among Arabs
Stuff.co.nz – New Zealand
… A US general's probe into abuse at Iraq's Abu Ghraib recounted prisoners
being sodomised and beaten by US soldiers who also forced them to masturbate
while…
www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,2899228a12,00.html

IRAN'S Stirrings in Iraq
Virtual Jerusalem News – Israel
With the downfall of its nemesis Saddam Hussein, Iran can now pursue two
principal objectives in Iraq: the first is to stir up problems for the
Americans to…
www.virtualjerusalem.com/news/opinion/?disp_feature=N4UwH9.var

FORMER Iraq Hostage Reunited With Wife
Guardian – UK
By MICHAEL PROBST. LANDSTUHL, Germany (AP) – Former American hostage Thomas
Hamill was reunited Wednesday in Germany with his wife…
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4057218,00.html

US soldier, 15 Iraqis killed in southern Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) US-led forces launched their biggest assault yet against
militiamen loyal to a radical Shiite cleric, raiding hideouts in several
cities…
www.boston.com/dailynews/126/world/U_S_soldier_15_Iraqis_killed_i:.shtml

IRAQ War 'Will Cost Us More'
CBS News – USA
A rough first estimate showed that the decision to keep 20,000 troops in
Iraq for some 90 days longer to deal with increased violence will cost
about $700…
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/05/05/iraq/main615754.shtml

BUSH promises justice after Iraq abuse
Reuters – London,England,UK
… soldiers abusing naked Iraqis at a prison once used by Saddam Hussein's
torturers, the US army revealed that 25 prisoners have died in Iraq and
Afghanistan in…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=505203&section=news

FALLUJA and the Forging of the New Iraq
Collective Bellaciao – Paris,France
… around Falluja. But there is a bigger sense in which the slogan is
true: Falluja has become the graveyard of US policy in Iraq. The…
bellaciao.org/en/article.php3?id_article=911

IRAQ 'Torture' Pictures: MPs to Question Editor
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… In a statement this evening, the committee said that that allegations
of abuse risked putting UK personnel in Iraq in “still greater danger‰.

news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2883698

BUSH stops short of apology on Iraq
Times of India – India
… of the American people.”. Bush said, “People in Iraq must understand
that I view those practices as abhorrent. They must also understand…
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/660934.cms

UNFIT for Iraq
National Review Online – USA
… Consider: In recent weeks the pressure has been inexorably building
in favor of a much stronger and more “central” role for the UN in Iraq.

www.nationalreview.com/jos/jos200405051300.asp

BLAIR: UK Discussing More Troops in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
LONDON – Prime Minister Tony Blair said Wednesday that Britain is involved
in discussions with the United States about sending more troops to Iraq.

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/8595557.htm

BUSH promises justice after Iraq abuse
Reuters – London,England,UK
… soldiers abusing naked Iraqis at a prison once used by Saddam Hussein's
torturers, the US army revealed that 25 prisoners have died in Iraq and
Afghanistan in…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=505203&section=news

FALLUJA and the Forging of the New Iraq
Collective Bellaciao – Paris,France
… around Falluja. But there is a bigger sense in which the slogan is
true: Falluja has become the graveyard of US policy in Iraq. The…
bellaciao.org/en/article.php3?id_article=911

IRAQ 'Torture' Pictures: MPs to Question Editor
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… In a statement this evening, the committee said that that allegations
of abuse risked putting UK personnel in Iraq in “still greater danger‰.

news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2883698

BUSH stops short of apology on Iraq
Times of India – India
… of the American people.”. Bush said, “People in Iraq must understand
that I view those practices as abhorrent. They must also understand…
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/660934.cms

UNFIT for Iraq
National Review Online – USA
… Consider: In recent weeks the pressure has been inexorably building
in favor of a much stronger and more “central” role for the UN in Iraq.

www.nationalreview.com/jos/jos200405051300.asp

BLAIR: UK Discussing More Troops in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
LONDON – Prime Minister Tony Blair said Wednesday that Britain is involved
in discussions with the United States about sending more troops to Iraq.

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/8595557.htm

U.S. Assassinates Two Shiite Clerics Organizing Nonviolent Resistance *
As the tense standoff between the United States and radical Shiite cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr continues in Iraq we go to Najaf and Hilla to get a report from Aaron Glantz of Free Speech Radio News on the killing of two Sheikhs by U.S. soldiers in Hilla.

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135,000 Troops To Remain In Iraq
CBS News – USA
(CBS/AP) US commanders plan to keep US troops at their current levels in
Iraq ˜ about 135,000 ˜ until the end of 2005, Defense Department officials
said…
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/05/05/iraq/main615669.shtml

US Soldiers Kill 15 People in Iraq, Kimmitt Says (Update2)
Bloomberg – USA
May 5 (Bloomberg) — US soldiers killed 15 people in Iraq, 10 of them suspected
supporters of Shiite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, US Army Brigadier
General…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=af8jxFo1BIWw&refer=us

BUSH'S Cakewalk into the Iraq Quaqmire
CounterPunch – Petrolia,CA,USA
… this goal for obvious economic and strategic reasons, the Bush administration
has been inspired in many of its concrete decisions-in the case of Iraq,
and in…
www.counterpunch.org/achcar05052004.html

BUSH calls abuses in Iraq prison 'abhorrent'
The Globe and Mail – Canada
US soldiers who disgrace their nation's values by mistreating prisoners
in Iraq are “abhorrent” and will be brought to justice, US President George
W. Bush…
www.globeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20040505.w2iraq0505/BNStory/International/

SCANDAL Over Abuse Of Prisoners In Iraq , Afghanistan Growing
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
Revelations about the abuse of prisoners in Iraq by US forces continue
to enrage Arabs, Muslims, and others around the world, and are growing
into a major…
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/05/1ce22518-8ef5-4708-aca5-488c57ac048f.html

WHY Media Missed Iraq Prison Abuse Scandal
Editor & Publisher (subscription) – USA
… In the aftermath of the invasion and guerrilla war that continues to
make Iraq our first and worst news story — which I've covered on two
occasions as an…
www.mediainfo.com/eandp/columns/shoptalk_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000503029

PRISON Scandal Sabotages US Mission in Iraq
TIME – USA
… But none of that is likely to undo the potentially catastrophic impact
of those images on the ability of the US to achieve its objectives in
Iraq and elsewhere…
www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,632967,00.html

UK may send further troops to Iraq
Guardian – UK
Tony Blair refused to rule out sending more British troops to Iraq today,
telling MPs that talks were ongoing with coalition partners “about the
possibility of…
politics.guardian.co.uk/iraq/story/0,12956,1210150,00.html

IRAQ: A Strategy for Progress
Center For American Progress – Washington,D.C.,USA
The war in Iraq is far from a mission accomplished. Today we face a crisis
with grave implications for our national security and…
www.americanprogress.org/site/pp.asp?c=biJRJ8OVF&b=65960

INDIANS say they were held against their will in Iraq by US Army…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
COCHIN, India (AP) Four Indians said Wednesday they were held against their
will by US troops in Iraq to do menial work in an Army camp amid insurgent
attacks.…
www.boston.com/dailynews/126/world/Indians_say_they_were_held_aga:.shtml

IRAQ Families Shown 'Contempt' Claims Lawyer
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… has shown “contempt‰ for the principles of human rights and democracy
in its actions towards relatives of those killed by British forces in
Iraq, it was…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2882034

US soldier dies in Iraq after dump truck attack
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq ˆ A US soldier died south of Baghdad Wednesday after his
Humvee was rammed by a dump truck at the checkpoint he was manning, the
US military…
www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/iraq/memorial/20040505-0755-iraq-casualty.html

IRAQ abuse doesn't hurt contractor
CNN/Money – USA
… has not seen any formal documentation from the US government confirming
allegations that CACI employees were involved in the mistreatment of Iraq
prisoners at…
money.cnn.com/2004/05/05/news/international/iraq_caci.reut/

FRANCE says Iraq prisoner abuse 'unacceptable'
Expatica – Netherlands
… The US military has opened criminal investigations into the deaths
of 25 prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan, including two homicides, since
December 2002…
www.expatica.com/source/site_article.asp?subchannel_id=58&story_id=7275

IRAQ: Prisons chief apologizes for inmates' abuse
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
The commander of US-run prisons in Iraq apologized Wednesday in the name
of the United States and the American people for the “illegal or unauthorized
acts…
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1083726867529

FORMER Iraq Hostage Reunited With Wife
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
LANDSTUHL, Germany – Former American hostage Thomas Hamill reunited with
his wife Wednesday at a US military hospital in Germany where he is recovering
from…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/politics/8594370.htm

BLAIR envoy's Iraq abuse claims
BBC News – London,England,UK
Tony Blair's human rights envoy to Iraq has made fresh allegations about
prisoner brutality by US troops. Labour MP Ann Clwyd said…
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/3686139.stm

US Soldiers Kill 15 People in Southern Iraq, Kimmitt Says
Bloomberg – USA
US forces also killed five people seen unloading weapons from a van near
Kufah, northeast of the holy city of Najaf in southern Iraq, Kimmitt said.

quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=aNTtpi8ooGUY&refer=us

FORMER Iraq General Paints Rosy Picture of Falluja
Reuters – USA
FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – One of Saddam Hussein's former generals entrusted
with taming Falluja said Wednesday he hoped to impose security in the
country's…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5046296

COALITION battles cleric's militia in southern Iraq
CNN – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — A coalition soldier and at least 10 Iraqi militants
have been killed in an ongoing battle between US-led coalition forces
and radical…
www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/05/05/iraq.main/

POLICY in Iraq begins to shift
Baltimore Sun – Baltimore,MD,USA
FALLUJAH, Iraq – Iraqi troops led by one of Saddam Hussein's former generals
have begun replacing Marines here as a plan to end a monthlong siege of
this battle…
www.baltimoresun.com/news/nationworld/bal-te.bang02may02,0,3682845.story?coll=bal-nationworld-headlines

ROUGH Justice in Iraq
Newsweek – New York,NY,USA
… As commander of the Army Reserve's 800th Military Police Brigade, she
oversaw the guards at US detention facilities in Iraq, including those
at Saddam…
msnbc.msn.com/id/4881156/

AUTHENTICITY Of Photographs In Iraq Torture Case Questioned
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,USA
… They believe the pictures may not have even been taken in Iraq. They
believe the rifle is an SA80 mk 1 – which was not issued to troops in
Iraq.…
www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=050104114335

US Mulling UN Proposal Of Interim Govt. In Iraq, Says NYT
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,USA
New York, May 2 (NNN): The Bush administration is considering a United
Nations proposal to appoint Iraq's current planning minister as prime
minister when the…
www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=050104114238

CONGRESSIONAL leaders call for funds for troops in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON — With violence in Iraq intensifying, congressional leaders
from both parties are calling for another funding request to support US
troops, a…
www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2004/05/02/congressional_leaders_call_for_funds_for_troops_in_iraq

BUSH vows to fulfill Iraq plans
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
WASHINGTON ˜ President Bush said Saturday that the United States would
successfully pursue its work in Iraq in the face of an insurgency seeking
to undermine…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/nation/8568572.htm

BUSH sees Iraq progress; Kerry doesn't
Philadelphia Inquirer (subscription) – Philadelphia,PA,USA
… John Kerry declared Friday that Iraq and the United States face “a
moment of truth” as they seek to rebuild the violence-wracked country,
while President Bush…
www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/nation/8567720.htm

BUSH appeals to Arabs after Iraq abuse
Reuters – London,England,UK
… shameful and unacceptable” behaviour. A top ally said the scandal could
undermine Bush's entire project in Iraq. A further 10 deaths…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=504979&section=news

US drops plan to cut Iraq forces
BBC News – London,England,UK
The US says it is shelving plans to reduce troop numbers in Iraq and will
keep 135,000 deployed there until 2006. The US had earlier…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3686337.stm

INDIA in a dilemma over Iraq crisis
Times of India – India
… government is in a dilemma about how to tackle the problem of Indian
nationals, including retired military personnel, taking up jobs in volatile
Iraq at great…
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/660469.cms

POLL indicates fewer Wisconsinites see Iraq war as successful
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
MILWAUKEE – Thirty-one percent of Wisconsin residents polled in late April
called the war in Iraq a complete success or mostly successful, down from
39 percent…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/8594296.htm

IRAQ Prisoners Faced ' Sadistic ' Abuses – Magazine
Reuters – USA
… Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, the top US officer in Iraq, and was completed
in February. The May 10 issue of the magazine goes on sale on Sunday.

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5007579&section=news

FOR White House, Reversed Iraq Tactics Are Billed as Bumps on…
New York Times – USA
… en route to an unchanging goal, even if they involve scrapping or rewriting
plans that the White House or the head of the American occupation in Iraq,
L. Paul…
www.nytimes.com/2004/05/02/international/middleeast/02DIPL.html?ex=1084075200&en=ed5296f25d8d5907&ei=5062

BUSH Sees 'Many Challenges' in Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
President Bush and his Democratic Party rivals marked a milestone in the
Iraq war today with radio addresses that painted dramatically different
portraits of…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A59084-2004May1.html

IRAQ Prisoner Images Anger Arabs
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscripition) – Atlanta,GA,USA
… Most newspapers do not publish on Fridays in the Arab world. Six US
soldiers facing courts-martial in the abuse allegations have been reassigned
in Iraq.…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V8195.AP-Prisoner-Abuse.html

BUSH'S Options in Iraq Still Limited
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
Aboard an aircraft carrier one year ago, the commander in chief declared
that major combat in Iraq had ended. Today, Bush and his…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/consumer_news/8568142.htm

BUSH warns of dangers ahead in Iraq
The Australian – Australia
A YEAR after giving a controversial speech declaring major combat over
in Iraq, President George W. Bush has defended his comments and warned
of more serious…
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,9448222%255E1702,00.html

IRAQ prisons to stop using hoods
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
BAGHDAD — Vowing to fix Iraq's troubled detention and interrogation system,
the new US chief of prisons in Iraq said Tuesday that he has suspended
the…
www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-0405050301may05,1,1593278.story?coll=chi-news-hed

US tries to stem Iraq abuse row
BBC News – London,England,UK
… This comes after the US army revealed that it has investigated some
35 cases of abuse and deaths in custody in Iraq and Afghanistan since
December 2002.…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3686023.stm

US won't cut troops in Iraq until next year
Fort Worth Star Telegram (subscription) – Fort Worth,TX,USA
By Matt Kelley. US commanders plan to maintain current troop levels in
Iraq — about 135,000 — until the end of 2005, Pentagon officials said
Tuesday.…
www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/news/special_packages/iraq/8593881.htm

US probes Iraq, Afghan prison deaths
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
… military thinkers in Washington that, more than a year after Saddam
Hussein was brought down, the United States faces a determined rebellion
in Iraq, one that…
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2004/05/05/MNGUL6FVHK1.DTL

IRAQ stands up Coastal Defence Force
Jane's (subscription) – UK
… Iraq's short coastline has dictated that Iraq never really established
much of a naval tradition and the country's decade-long war with Iran
and the subsequent…
www.janes.com/defence/naval_forces/news/jni/jni040505_1_n.shtml

US to ease overcrowding at Iraq prisons
Independent Online – South Africa
Washington – The United States general overseeing detainee operations in
Iraq plans to cut by half the population at the overcrowded Abu Ghraib
prison where…
www.iol.co.za/index.php?sf=2813&art_id=qw108373464151B262&click_id=2813&set_id=1

TWELVE killed in coalition-militia clashes in southern Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
KARBALA, Iraq : Twelve people were killed in clashes between coalition
forces and rebel Shiite militia overnight in the southern cities of Diwaniyah
and Karbala…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/83330/1/.html

NUMBER of troops in Iraq to stay steady
Salt Lake Tribune – Salt Lake City,UT,USA
The Pentagon announced Tuesday that it will keep at least 135,000 troops
in Iraq for the rest of the year, the clearest acknowledgment yet that
the continuing…
www.sltrib.com/2004/May/05052004/utah/163455.asp

MILITARY warden in Iraq to reduce prison numbers
Contra Costa Times – Contra Costa County,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – The American commander in charge of military jails in Iraq
said Tuesday that he had decided to reduce the number of prisoners at
Abu Ghraib…
www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/nation/8593115.htm

US Iraq Jail Chief Vows Strict Controls, No Hoods
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The US general charged with reforming Iraq's military
jails after prisoners were abused said he had imposed strict controls
on…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5043027

IT'S past time to punt on Iraq
The Globe and Mail – Canada
The occupation of Iraq by Israel's principal supporter was always going
to be a terrible affair, and the coalition's numerous inexplicable blunders
have made…
www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20040505/COIRAQ05/TPComment/TopStories

ABUSES in Iraq may impact Titan buyout
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
… report, which was available yesterday on the Internet, said at least
one translator employed by Titan was involved in alleged abuses at Iraq's
Abu Ghraib prison…
www.signonsandiego.com/news/business/20040505-9999-1b5titan.html

PROLONGED Iraq War to Depress Stocks
Korea Times – Seoul,South Korea
By Cho Hyung-kwon. A domestic brokerage house warned Korean stocks will
be hit hard if the conflict in Iraq turns into a prolonged Vietnam-style
war.…
times.hankooki.com/lpage/biz/200405/kt2004050517460711900.htm

PRISONS in Iraq face reforms
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — The new commander of US-run prisons in Iraq said Tuesday
that he would cut in half the number of Iraqis in the notorious Abu Ghraib
prison and…
www.indystar.com/articles/2/143859-5292-010.html

BRITAIN probes Iraq photos
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
… the authenticity of the British photographs, Ingram made clear allegations
of abuse against British soldiers, who patrol the southern part of Iraq,
were not new…
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=
Article&cid=1083708609717&call_pageid=968332188854&col=968350060724

IN Iraq, Shias turning against Kurds
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Omar Nayef swears that the Iraqi soldiers who stopped him
at a checkpoint outside the besieged city of Fallujah two weeks ago were
Kurdish.…
www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/ny-woshia283787499may05,0,1051014.story?coll=ny-worldnews-headlines

FLA. Town Mourns 7 Sailors Killed in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – At a restaurant across the street from the naval air
base here, sailors and civilians alike often debate the war in Iraq.…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/nation/8592713.htm

LOCAL council member shot and killed in southern Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Gunmen killed a city council member in Iraq's southern
city of Basra, a party official said Wednesday. City council…
www.boston.com/dailynews/126/world/Local_council_member_shot_and_:.shtml

US to Cut Prison Population at Abu Ghraib in Iraq, Post Says
Bloomberg – USA
May 5 (Bloomberg) — The US Army will cut by more than half the prison
population at the overcrowded Abu Ghraib facility in Iraq, the Washington
Post said…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=abvqJoOVSgWA&refer=us

US drops plans to cut force in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
WASHINGTON ˜ The United States on Tuesday abandoned plans to reduce its
military force in Iraq this summer and said it would keep about 135,000
troops there…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/8589880.htm

CONGRESS thunders over abuse in Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscripition) – Atlanta,GA,USA
… The Army also said criminal investigations were under way in 20 cases
of alleged abuse or deaths of prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan.…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/0504/05irprisons.html

THE consequences of fighting the war in Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
… War in Iraq was sold to us by a host of men who, for one reason or
another, found it in themselves to avoid the various wars of the past
half century.…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/opinion/8591966.htm

IRAQ prison abuse stains US image
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
… isolated” case, some Americans see a broader “systemic” pattern of
torture by the US military and the Central Intelligence Agency in Iraq,
Afghanistan and…
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&
c=Article&cid=1083708608519&call_pageid=968256290204&col=968350116795

FILIPINO workers temporarily banned from Iraq
Borneo Bulletin – borneo,Brunei Darussalam
MANILA (dpa) – The Philippines on Tuesday temporarily banned local employment
agencies from deploying workers to Iraq in the wake of the death of a
Filipino…
www.brunei-online.com/bb/wed/may5w12.htm

BLAIR appalled by Iraq abuse photos
Reuters – London,England,UK
… and white photographs on Saturday of British troops who it said were
kicking, stamping and urinating on a hooded Iraqi in Basra, southern Iraq,
where Britain…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=503075&section=news

US general condemns Iraq abuses
BBC News – London,England,UK
A US army reserve general whose subordinates were photographed abusing
Iraqi inmates at a Baghdad prison has said she was “sickened” by the images.

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3677731.stm

PHOTOS add fuel to anti-US fire burning in Iraq
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
The shameful photograph from Iraq is being broadcast across the world—particularly
across the Arab world—and it is devastating.…
www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/chi-0405020443may02,1,5831479.column?coll=chi-news-col

OUTRAGE over prisoner abuse in Iraq as death toll mounts
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD: The US-led coalition is facing outrage amid mounting allegations
of widespread abuse at its jails in Iraq and growing anger from the people
it claims…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/82840/1/.html

MUSLIMS Condemn Iraq Prisoner Abuse
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… forces‚ alleged abuse of Iraqi prisoners as a “despicable‰ show
of Western hatred toward Muslims, and demanded that the coalition leave
Iraq immediately.…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2868693

FOUR US soldiers killed in Iraq
BBC News – London,England,UK
… west Baghdad. More than 540 US soldiers have died in combat in Iraq
since the start of the invasion to topple Saddam Hussein. On…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3677953.stm

US to Ease Overcrowding at Iraq Prison -Report
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US general overseeing detainee operations in
Iraq plans to cut by half the population at the overcrowded Abu Ghraib
prison where…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5040704

WHAT 'lowering our sights' in Iraq really means
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
By ROBERT KAGAN. Calls for a withdrawal from Iraq are starting to pop up
all over the place now and will proliferate in the coming days and weeks.

www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/editorial/outlook/2549467

135000 troops to remain in Iraq until 2005
The Daily Texan – Austin,TX,USA
WASHINGTON – US commanders plan to keep American troops at the current
level in Iraq, about 135,000, until the end of 2005, Pentagon officials
said Tuesday.…
www.dailytexanonline.com/news/2004/05/05/WorldNation/135000.Troops.To.Remain.In.Iraq.Until.2005-678381.shtml

FORT Hood soldiers who died in Iraq ID'd
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
Two Fort Hood soldiers in Iraq who died in a weekend grenade attack and
a third who perished in a vehicle accident were identified by military
officials Tuesday…
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/metropolitan/2549718

RAMONA man killed in Iraq
North County Times – Escondido,CA,USA
… Ramon Ojeda in his hometown of Ramona on Tuesday after the Department
of Defense announced that Ojeda was killed over the weekend in Iraq.…
www.nctimes.com/articles/2004/05/05/military/22_12_015_4_04.txt

PENTAGON reports other offenses in Iraq, Afghanistan; Bush team…
DetNews.com – Detroit,MI,USA
… The administration must immediately come up with a plan to restore
our credibility in Iraq and throughout the world,‰ said Rep. Ike Skelton,
D-Mo. Sen.…
www.detnews.com/2004/nation/0405/05/a01-143513.htm

KERRY'S Iraq Choices
Washington Post – USA
… Massachusetts wuss and, worse yet, a geo-strategic flip-flopper—
backing off his current stance of maintaining or, if need be, increasing
our force in Iraq.…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A2329-2004May4.html

US education suffers in waste of Iraq war
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… Nearly four decades later, Bush's immoral invasion of Iraq, justified
by nonexistent weapons of mass destruction and newly debauched by the
abuse of Iraqi…
www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2004/05/05/us_education_suffers_in_waste_of_iraq_war

NON-ALIGNED Movement likely at Malaysian meeting to condemn Iraq…
Calgary Sun – Calgary,Alberta,Canada
… nation Non-Aligned Movement of mostly developing nations, last month
scheduled a meeting for May 13 of a key committee to consider the surging
violence in Iraq…
cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/2004/05/05/447131-ap.html

ANNAN expects UNSC to okay force for Iraq
Hi Pakistan – Lahore,Pakistan
UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has said that he expects
the Security Council to authorize a multinational force to remain in Iraq
as part of a…
www.hipakistan.com/en/detail.php?newsId=en63581&F_catID=&f_type=source

IRAQ Shiites Urge Cleric to Desist
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
AGHDAD, Iraq, May 4 ˜ Representatives of Iraq's most influential Shiite
leaders met here on Tuesday and demanded that Moktada al-Sadr, a rebel
Shiite cleric…
www.nytimes.com/2004/05/05/international/middleeast/05IRAQ.html

BUSH to Speak to Arab TV on Iraq Prisoner Abuse
Reuters – USA
… The Bush administration, whose officials have often given interviews
to Jazeera, has persistently criticized the station's coverage of Iraq
as inaccurate and…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=politicsNews&storyID=5040406

ARMY reveals list of Iraq abuse inquiries
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
WASHINGTON, DC — In the past 16 months, the Army has conducted more than
20 criminal investigations into misconduct by US captors in Iraq and Afghanistan

www.startribune.com/stories/1762/4759264.html

US Commander to Keep 135,000 Troops in Iraq Through 2005
New York Times – USA
WASHINGTON, May 4 The commander of American forces in the Middle East,
putting on hold the goal of reducing troops in Iraq, plans to keep at
least 135,000…
www.nytimes.com/2004/05/05/international/middleeast/05TROO.html?ex=1084334400&en=d6107437e9cf7251&ei=5062

US military probing 25 prisoner deaths in Iraq, Afghanistan:…
Xinhua – China
… 4 (Xinhuanet) — The US military has launched criminal investigations
into 35 cases of alleged detainee abuse in US military prisons in Iraq
and Afghanistan…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-05/05/content_1453578.htm

THREE Fort Hood soldiers die in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
WASHINGTON – The Pentagon said two Fort Hood soldiers were killed during
an attack on their convoy vehicle in Iraq. … His unit left for Iraq
on Jan. 9.…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/8589782.htm

UN control of multinational force in Iraq “very far:” Spanish PM
Xinhua – China
… said that the possibility of the United Nations(UN) taking control
“from a political and military point of view” of a multinational force
in Iraq was “very far…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-05/05/content_1453562.htm

COURT case looms over Iraq deaths
BBC News – London,England,UK
Lawyers acting for 12 Iraqi families whose relatives have been killed by
British troops since Iraq was occupied are to appeal to the High Court.

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/3684937.stm

NEW US Head of Prison System in Iraq Bans Use Of Hoods
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
The recently-appointed head of the US military prison system in Iraq says
he will review interrogation techniques and cut in half the number of
detainees in…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=4E0455E7-5E2B-44E4-BFFBD181A6FE575E

'TORTURE' picture soldiers face Iraq death charges
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… came as the United States admitted two Iraqi prisoners were murdered
by Americans and that 23 other deaths are being investigated in Iraq and
Afghanistan.…
news.scotsman.com/uk.cfm?id=510762004

47000 US soldiers told they will go to Iraq as clashes continue
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… telling about 10,000 active-duty United States army soldiers and marines
and 37,000 reserve and national guard troops that they will be sent to
Iraq this year…
news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=510562004

US Troops in Iraq to Stay at Current Level Until 2005
Washington Post – USA
… and Marines this summer to replace troops in the 1st Armored Division
and the 2nd Light Cavalry Regiment who have had their stays in Iraq extended,
and…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A2064-2004May4.html

JACKSONVILLE mourns seven Seabees killed in Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
… across the street from Jacksonville Naval Air Station, sailors, civilian
workers and military retirees frequently debate the pros and cons of the
war in Iraq.…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/state/8589101.htm

MILLER to command US prisons in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Known as a hard-nosed leader with a penchant for
efficiency, the new commander of US prisons in Iraq spent more than a
year at…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apmideast_story.asp?category=1107&slug=Prison%20Chief%20Profile

ROLE of battlefield contractors expands in Iraq
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
WASHINGTON – Prison interrogations, protection for top US officials and
some secret intelligence work are all done by contractors in Iraq where
experts say…
www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=3564665&thesection=news&thesubsection=world

IRAQ : Detainees Tell of Other Abuses
Newsweek – New York,NY,USA
… Geoffrey Miller, the man sent to clean up Iraq's US Army-run prisons,
today announced that the number of detainees held at the infamous Abu
Ghurayb prison will…
msnbc.msn.com/id/4901559/

BRITISH to investigate photos from Iraq
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
… Very grave allegations have been made that challenge the reputation
of the British Army both here, in Iraq and elsewhere,” Ingram said.…
www.iht.com/articles/518301.htm

NO change to Iraq troop levels after handover: US
ABC Online – Australia
US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says that the US military will maintain
troops in Iraq at the current level of about 135,000 to 138,000 after
June's…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1101578.htm

BUSH tells Rumsfeld to step up Iraq prison probe
Daily Times – Pakistan
… Brig Gen Janis Karpinski, who oversaw the prison, said responsibility
for abuses should be shared by Lt Gen Ricardo Sanchez, the commander of
US forces in Iraq…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_5-5-2004_pg4_1

NO change of policy in Iraq, says Bush
Daily Times – Pakistan
NILES: President George W Bush insisted on Monday that he would not change
policy on the proposed June 30 handover of limited authority to Iraq,
despite the…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_5-5-2004_pg4_3

ACCUSED Civilians in Iraq to Be Prosecuted
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
WASHINGTON – Civilians accused of abusing prisoners or detainees in Iraq
could be prosecuted by the Justice Department under a little-used 2000
law inspired by…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/politics/8588451.htm

IRAQ Update: Setbacks for US Mission
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: NPR's Madeleine Brand talks to NPR's Michele Kelemen about
whether recent events in Iraq — allegations of abuse of Iraqi detainees
by US military…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1870379

GROUP demands probe of Iraq prison abuse
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
GENEVA — The international Red Cross has regularly visited Iraq's Abu
Ghraib prison and reported its findings to the United States, the agency
said Tuesday as…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apmideast_story.asp?category=1107&slug=Red%20Cross%20Prisoner%20Abuse

US plans to keep 135000 troops in Iraq
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
WASHINGTON — US commanders plan to keep American troops at the current
level in Iraq — about 135,000 — until the end of 2005, Pentagon officials
said Tuesday…
www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/ny-usmilitary0505,0,3524398.story?coll=ny-top-span-headlines

Q&A: Iraq army abuse investigation
BBC News – London,England,UK
As the government pledges to leave “no stone unturned” in its investigation
into photographs apparently showing British soldiers abusing Iraqi captives,
the…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/tyne/wear/3684573.stm

WHAT do Najaf, Fallujah say about Iraq?
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
… turned into a full-blown crisis when another armed insurgency, led
by the young Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, began in large parts of Iraq's
Shiite south…
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=5&article_id=3247

SOLDIERS, Iraq and us
Christian Science Monitor – USA
… I feel increasing sorrow at the loss of US troops in Iraq, then the
next moment, I feel anger at the way some other troops were treating the
people they were…
weblogs.csmonitor.com/my_american_experience/2004/05/

IN Iraq, Arab broadcasts anger US authorities
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – Banned under Saddam Hussein, satellite television
was introduced to Iraqis last year as yet another freedom that comes courtesy
of…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/8588137.htm

INDIANS Working for US Troops in Iraq Illegally
Aljazeerah.info
TRIVANDRUM, 4 May 2004 ˜ Hundreds of Indians are working for the occupation
forces in Iraq. The federal government yesterday ordered…
www.aljazeerah.info/News%20archives/2004%20News%20archives/May/4%20n/Indians
%20Working%20for%20US%20Troops%20in%20Iraq%20Illegally.htm

ARMY discloses 20 active probes of Iraq prisoner cases; Bush…
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
The deaths of 10 prisoners and abuse of 10 more in Iraq and Afghanistan
are under criminal investigation, the Army disclosed Tuesday as US commanders
in…
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2004/05/04/national1845EDT0744.DTL

HAMILL free, but Mobile truck driver still missing in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… company has no new details about Timothy E. Bell of Mobile or Wiliam
Bradley, formerly of Galveston, Texas, who remain the firm's two missing
employees in Iraq…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/8588331.htm

THERE'S no shortcut to rebuilding Iraq
Straits Times – Singapore
… Unfortunately, lack of patience has been one of the major flaws of
the Bush administration's policy towards Iraq since the fall of Saddam
Hussein last year.…
straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/commentary/story/0,4386,249383,00.html

FORMER Iranian mullah president worries about Iraq
Persian Journal – Iran
Head of the Expediency Council Hojjatoleslam Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani on
Monday evaluated the current security and economic conditions of Iraq
as “worrisome…
www.iranian.ws/iran_news/publish/article_2226.shtml

MUSLIMS Condemn Iraq Prison Abuse
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
For many Muslims already angry over the US invasion of Iraq and Washington's
support of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, the photos of naked and
hooded…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/la-050404islamic_lat,1,323418.story?coll=la-home-headlines

ROLE of Battlefield Contractors Expands in Iraq
Reuters – USA
… Reuters) – Prison interrogations, protection for top US officials and
some secret intelligence work are all done by contractors in Iraq where
experts say…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=domesticNews&storyID=5039577

US in a tight spot over abuses in Iraq
Straits Times – Singapore
… Richard Myers, was hastily added to the Sunday talk show line-up while
Secretary of State Colin Powell, who will assume responsibility for Iraq
after the…
straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/world/story/0,4386,249284,00.html

  
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