Iraq News and Information Links October 5 2004
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'Not enough' US troops in Iraq
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
THE US did not have enough troops in Iraq to secure the country and paid a heavy price for the mistake, the former head of the US civilian administration in

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Rumsfeld: No Iraq Ties to Al-Qaida
Moscow Times – Moscow,Russia
Donald Rumsfeld said Tuesday he was misunderstood when he stated hours earlier that he knew of no “strong, hard evidence” linking Saddam Hussein's Iraq and al

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Straw says Iraq elections must go ahead
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has said violence must not upset plans to hold nationwide elections in Iraq and Iraq's prime minister

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UK hostage in Iraq gets Irish passport
Xinhua – Beijing,China
Zarqawi. The group claimed to be holding the 62-year-old engineer and demanded the release of female prisoners in Iraq. Ireland

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Iraq PM vows to retake remaining enclaves, British FM on surprise
Channel News Asia – Singapore
“We must have a suitable atmosphere for the conduct of election and the security situation requires exceptional” forces, Allawi told Iraq's interim parliament.

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Rumsfeld flips to flop on Iraq
Times of India – India
by some. He said he has said since September 2002 that there were ties between Osama bin Laden's terror group and Iraq. “This assessment

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Britain's Straw Says Iraq Elections Must Go Ahead
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said Tuesday violence must not upset plans to hold nationwide elections in Iraq and Iraq's prime

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'Not enough' US troops in Iraq
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
THE US did not have enough troops in Iraq to secure the country and paid a heavy price for the mistake, the former head of the US civilian administration in

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Iraq PM vows to retake remaining enclaves, British FM on surprise
Channel News Asia – Singapore
“We must have a suitable atmosphere for the conduct of election and the security situation requires exceptional” forces, Allawi told Iraq's interim parliament.

<www.iht.com/articles/542070.html>One reason for Iraq war diminishes
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
Senior administration officials cited the existence of ties between them as a rationale for war on Iraq. There are currently Al Qaeda in Iraq.”.

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British FM meets Iraq PM
The Australian – Australia
BRITISH Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, on a surprise visit to Iraq, today met Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi, who pledged to do his utmost to secure the

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Bremer says US makes two major mistakes in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
5 (Xinhuanet) — The former US high-ranking official in Iraq has said that the United States failed to deploy enough troops in the country and curb the

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Leave troops for year or so: Iraq
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… Iraq's interim Government has requested that Australian troops remain in Iraq for only “the coming year or so”, raising doubts about how long the force will

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Chirac Seeks Unity Over French Iraq Hostages
Reuters – USA
appealed for national unity Tuesday to try to stem criticism of France's failure to secure the release of two French journalists held in Iraq and restore faith

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In schedule shift, Bush plans major talk on Iraq
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
Then the president hit the senator in harsh terms on national security by reprising Kerry's vote against the 1991 war to drive Iraq from Kuwait.

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Quickening the Tempo in Iraq
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
By DAVID BROOKS. The pace of events seems to be quickening in Iraq. “Baghdad is the big casino,” he said. “You don't have Baghdad, you don't have Iraq.”.

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One reason for Iraq war diminishes
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
Senior administration officials cited the existence of ties between them as a rationale for war on Iraq. There are currently Al Qaeda in Iraq.”.

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US 'never' had enough troops in Iraq: Bremer
Channel News Asia – Singapore
WASHINGTON : The former US governor of Iraq has admitted the United States “never” had enough ground troops in Iraq to establish firm control of the country

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Straw meets Kurdish leaders in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, on a surprise visit to Iraq, says violence must not upset plans to hold nationwide elections.

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Conservatives turn to Iraq to hurt Blair
Reuters – London,England,UK
BOURNEMOUTH (Reuters) – Conservative leader Michael Howard is seeking to capitalise on voters' anger with Tony Blair over the Iraq war as he starts an uphill

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Iraq carbombings kill four
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
AT least four people were killed and 13 injured in two carbombing attacks in Iraq, today. Insurgents attacked a US convoy with a

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Rumsfeld: Iraq/al-Qaida remarks 'misunderstood'
Guardian – UK
“I have acknowledged since September 2002 that there were ties between al-Qaida and Iraq,” the statement said. “This assessment

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Bremer: Not enough troops in Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
The former top US administrator in Iraq has admitted the United States has never had enough ground troops in the country to establish firm control there.

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Rumsfeld Says He Was Misunderstood on Iraq-Al Qaeda
Reuters – USA
Donald Rumsfeld said Tuesday he was misunderstood when he stated hours earlier that he knew of no “strong, hard evidence” linking Saddam Hussein's Iraq and al

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Edwards vs. Cheney: Focus to be on Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
campaign.”. The exchange over Iraq got relatively little notice because it did not represent a conflict between the candidates. But

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Dozens die as rebels set off bombs in Iraq
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Insurgents unleashed two car bombs yesterday near the symbol of US authority in Iraq — the Green Zone, where the US Embassy and key

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The White House and Iraq's Nuclear Hopes
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,United States
NPR's Robert Siegel talks with David Barstow, lead author of a New York Times story about disputed intelligence used as part of the rationale for war in Iraq.

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Indonesia welcomes release of hostages in Iraq
Times of India – India
JAKARTA: Indonesia Tuesday welcomed the release of two of its nationals who had been held hostage in Iraq, and reiterated earlier warnings for all its citizens

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No WMD in Iraq – Rumsfeld
Edmonton Sun – Edmonton,Alberta,Canada
NEW YORK — US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Monday there is no “hard evidence” linking deposed Iraqi president Saddam Hussein to al-Qaida.

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Four soldiers charged in death of Iraq general
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
Jerry Loper could get life in prison without parole in the Nov. 26 death of Maj. Gen. Abed Hamed Mowhoush, 57, in Qaim, Iraq, near the Syrian border.

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Bremer: US had too few troops in Iraq
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
WASHINGTON — The former US official who governed Iraq after the invasion said Monday that the United States made two major mistakes: not deploying enough

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4 car bombs underscore a day of violence in Iraq
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Insurgents unleashed a pair of powerful car bombs Monday near the symbol of US authority in Iraq — the Green Zone, where the US Embassy and

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Indonesia Welcomes Release of Hostages in Iraq
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Indonesia has today welcomed the release of two of its nationals who had been held hostage in Iraq, and reiterated earlier warnings for all its citizens to

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No 'hard evidence' of Iraq-Al-Qaeda link: Rumsfeld
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said on Monday he knew of no “strong, hard evidence” linking Saddam Hussein's Iraq and Al-Qaeda, despite describing extensive

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Australian FM plays down Poland's announcement on Iraq withdrawal
Channel News Asia – Singapore
SYDNEY: Foreign Minister Alexander Downer has declined to reveal any timetable for a possible withdrawal of Australian troops from Iraq following a statement

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Kerry not the savior for Iraq chaos
Arizona Republic – Phoenix,AZ,USA
heroics? I understand that Kerry was only in Vietnam for a few months. Am I concerned about our situation in Iraq? Of course I am.

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Ex-US Governor of Iraq Criticizes Troop Levels
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US intervention in Iraq was hampered early on by a lack of adequate forces and efforts to contain looting after the ouster of Saddam

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Hostage crisis continues as attacks kill 24 in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
5 (Xinhuanet) — A hostage crisis in Iraq continued into Monday as at least 24 people, including two US soldiers, were killed in car bombings and other attacks

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26 killed as blasts rock Iraq cities
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
They were shown blindfolded and kneeling in front of a ditch before being shot, a scene likely to raise fresh concern over the fate of foreign hostages in Iraq …

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Polish troops may leave Iraq by end of 2005: president
Xinhua – Beijing,China
4 (Xinhuanet) — Visiting Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski said here Monday that his country may withdraw all itstroops from Iraq by the end of next year

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US opts for risky tactic in Iraq
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
Opponents of the US presence in Iraq contend that the strikes have killed hundreds of civilians, including women and children. “In

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Rumsfeld: “no hard evidence” of link between Iraq, al-Qaida
Xinhua – Beijing,China
linking former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein with the al-Qaida network, despite describing extensive contacts between the two before the Iraq invasion.

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Bremer says not enough US troops in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
WASHINGTON — The United States didn't have enough troops in Iraq immediately following the ouster of Saddam Hussein and “paid a big price” for it, the former

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Militants in Iraq resist US efforts, continue to strike at will
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — More than three dozen car bombings since the beginning of September illustrate the militants' seeming ability to strike at will despite

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No “hard evidence” of Iraq-al Qaeda link – Rumsfeld
Reuters – London,England,UK
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says he knows of no “strong, hard evidence” linking Saddam Hussein's Iraq and al Qaeda, despite

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Poland unexpectedly says troops may quit Iraq in 2005
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
on Monday to end an escalating row inside his country's fragile leftist government coalition, saying he hoped that 2,500 troops serving in Iraq would be

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Two hostages were killed in Iraq
China Daily – Beijing,China
themselves as an Italian of Iraqi origin Iyad Anwar Wali, 44, and a Turk Yalmaz Dabja, 33, was distributed by Islamic militants in a video in Iraq on October 4

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Children among 26 dead as Iraq's cycle of violence continues
Guardian – UK
Iraq's cycle of violence claimed at least another 26 lives yesterday when three car bombs detonated in Baghdad and the northern city of Mosul.

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Rumsfeld: No evidence of al-Qaida-Iraq link
MSNBC – USA
WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Monday that he knew of no “strong, hard evidence” linking Saddam Hussein's Iraq and al-Qaida, despite

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Foreign troops to complete mission in Iraq before withdrawal, US
Xinhua – Beijing,China
4 (Xinhuanet) — A senior US official said here on Monday that the coalition troops will not withdraw from Iraq until their mission is completed.

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US soldiers in Iraq murder probe
BBC News – London,England,UK
US army says. The victim, Major General Abid Hamid Mowhoush was being held at al-Qaim in Iraq, near the Syrian border. A death certificate

  
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