Iraq News and Information Links May 6 2004
EDITORIALS Raise Heat on Iraq Prison Abuse Scandal
Editor & Publisher (subscription) – USA
… official US policies and attitudes that led to the current scandal
surrounding the abuse of prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison, and possibly
elsewhere, in Iraq.…
www.mediainfo.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000505870

BUSH Apologizes for Iraq Prisoner Abuse , Says Rumsfeld to Stay…
Bloomberg – USA
May 6 (Bloomberg) — President George W. Bush said he is ``sorry'' about
the abuse of prisoners in Iraq and rejected calls by Democrats for Defense
Secretary…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=aBiOXhAlggpk&refer=top_world_news

'NEW witness' in Iraq abuse claim
BBC News – London,England,UK
… the pictures. But he was serving in Iraq with the regiment concerned,
the Queen's Lancashire, at the same time last summer. And…
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/3691857.stm

PUBLIC distrust deepens over British military role in Iraq
Christian Science Monitor – USA
Tony Blair weighs whether to boost forces in Iraq, while troops deal with
photos of alleged abuse of Iraqi POWs. By Mark Rice-Oxley…
www.csmonitor.com/2004/0507/p07s01-woeu.html

FOX to counter ABC with list of Iraq achievements
Forbes – USA
… among TV anchors as Fox's Chris Wallace declared himself offended by
ABC's Ted Koppel for airing a controversial roll call of American dead
in the Iraq war and…
www.forbes.com/business/services/newswire/2004/05/06/rtr1362886.html

SECURITY and insurance costs soar in Iraq
Forbes – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Security and insurance could eat up as much as a
quarter of the US-funded reconstruction budget in Iraq, said America's
chief inspector…
www.forbes.com/home/newswire/2004/05/06/rtr1362912.html

SENATE confirms Bush pick for ambassador to Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) John Negroponte won easy Senate confirmation Thursday as
the United States ambassador to Iraq as Democrats put aside their opposition
to…
www.boston.com/dailynews/127/wash/Senate_confirms_Bush_pick_for_:.shtml

CNN Hires Ex-POW As Contributor on Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
NEW YORK – CNN has hired a former Iraq prisoner of war, Ron Young, as a
special contributor to help add a troop's eye perspective to its war coverage.

www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/entertainment/8605663.htm

TIMELINE: Iraq Prison Abuse Scandal
FOX News – USA
June 30: Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinski named commander of
all military prisons in Iraq. Aug. … Jan. 14: US commander in Iraq,
Army Lt. Gen.…
www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,119224,00.html

BUSH apologizes for Iraq prisoner abuse
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
… I also made it clear to his majesty that the troops we have in Iraq
who were there for security and peace and freedom are the finest of the
”.…
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/
Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1083839228168&call_pageid=968332188854&col=968350060724

WASHINGTON fields mercenary army in Iraq
Axis of Logic – USA
… It also revealed a large body of mercenaries operating throughout Iraq.
According to recent estimates there are around 15,000 private…
www.axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/article_7322.shtml

HORROR story of Indians in Iraq
Rediff – Mumbai,India
The horror story of four Indians who fled a US military camp in Iraq has
become an election issue in Kerala. Aliyarkunj Faisal, Haniffa…
us.rediff.com/news/2004/may/06spec.htm

IRAQ: Strategy for Progress aims to achieve five principal…
Center For American Progress – Washington,D.C.,USA
As a first and necessary step, President Bush should immediately convene
an emergency International Summit on Iraq to enlist support for a strategic
shift and…
www.americanprogress.org/site/pp.asp?c=biJRJ8OVF&b=65961

ANALYSIS: Seeing the future in Iraq
United Press International – USA
… The Bush administration has gone from publicly portraying the United
Nations as irrelevant to desperately seeking its help in Iraq.…
www.upi.com/view.cfm?StoryID=20040506-083357-1654r

RED Cross Says It Urged US to Act on Iraq Prison Abuse
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
… He added, “Red Cross reports based on evidence contained recommendations
for necessary improvements to make prison conditions in Iraq humane, acceptable
and…
www.nytimes.com/2004/05/06/international/europe/06CND-RED.html

IRAQ abuse cases are no aberration
Times of India – India
President George W. Bush declared on Wednesday that the evidence of torture
at the Abu Ghraib prison in US-occupied Iraq is “abhorrent” and “does
not represent…
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/662731.cms

EAST Grand Forks soldier wounded in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
– A soldier from here was recovering from gunshot wounds suffered during
an attack earlier this week while he was on guard duty in Iraq. Pfc.…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/8604964.htm

BY invitation: Iraq
Economist (subscription) – London,England,UK
The violence in Iraq may be endemic. … Its nature, and the motives behind
it, need to be examined carefully to understand what has been taken on
in Iraq.…
www.economist.com/opinion/displayStory.cfm?story_id=2647347

DEMOCRATS: Bush Low-Balls Iraq Request
Guardian – UK
WASHINGTON (AP) – Democrats are lambasting President Bush for his $25 billion
request for fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan next year, saying they
will…
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4060778,00.html

3 GIs Die In Iraq Attacks
CBS News – USA
… in Baghdad. A total of 761 US service members have died since President
Bush launched the invasion of Iraq in March 2003. US soldiers…
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/05/06/iraq/main615945.shtml

MARINES: it's Our Turn to Return to Iraq
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Relatives of Royal Marines were today waiting anxiously to see if their
loved ones will be sent back to Iraq to replace Spanish soldiers who are
leaving.…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2888619

HEAVY fighting in Iraq around the holy city of Najaf
Radio Australia – Australia
… One saw tanks at the governor's building on Najaf's main street. He
demanded Americans leave Iraq and gathered militia units to defend him
in the sacred city.…
www.abc.net.au/ra/newstories/RANewsStories_1103150.htm

UN'S Brahimi Arrives in Iraq to Political Storm
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi received a torrent of political
abuse as he arrived in Iraq on Thursday on a complex mission to assemble
an…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5063586

ARAB TV shows new US hostage in Iraq
CNN – USA
(CNN) — The Arabic TV network Al-Arabiya aired video Thursday of an American
hostage in Iraq who identified himself as Aban Elias of Denver, Colorado.

www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/05/06/iraq.hostage/

ANALYSIS: Iraq's Shia at crossroads
BBC News – London,England,UK
… That revolt resulted in the British simply entrusting the government
of Iraq to a Sunni elite – a pattern which continued until the fall of
Saddam Hussein's…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3691057.stm

BUSH promises justice after Iraq abuse
ABC Online – Australia
TONY JONES: First to Iraq, where events on the ground continue to be overshadowed
by the sensational revelations of the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by American

www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2004/s1103129.htm

EDITORIALS on prisoner abuse in Iraq
Fort Wayne News Sentinel – Fort Wayne,IN,USA
… Bush has staked much of his presidency on the controversial war that
is supposed to make Iraq a better place, modeled on America.…
www.fortwayne.com/mld/newssentinel/news/editorial/8604092.htm

IRAQ isn't shifting votes
The Australian – Australia
Just as the case had been in Australia before John Howard committed Australian
troops to the invasion of Iraq without UN approval in March 2003 – only
about 40…
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,9487912%5E17301,00.html

US assures India on Indians in Iraq
Sify – Delhi,India
… Delhi's complaint that many Indian citizens were being used as slave
labour and held against their will by contractors at US military camps
in embattled Iraq.…
sify.com/news_info/fullstory.php?id=13469847

KIN confirm identity of new US hostage in Iraq
MSNBC – USA
A family member on Thursday confirmed the identity of a blindfolded man
said to have been taken hostage in Iraq, who was shown pleading for help
on a videotape…
msnbc.msn.com/id/4914840/

IRAQ Prisoner Abuses Widespread, Rights Groups Say
Wired News – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Photo images of US soldiers abusing and humiliating
prisoners in Iraq may be just the tip of the iceberg and only a non-military
inquiry…
wireservice.wired.com/wired/story.asp?section=Breaking&storyId=860478&tw=wn_wire_story

IRAQ torture crisis deepens
NEWS.com.au – Australia
… According to a report in the Washington Post, the collection of photographs
begins like a travelogue from Iraq but mixed in with more than 1000 digital

www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,9493144%255E2,00.html

MIRROR chairman backs Iraq photos
ITV.com – UK
… Also, the furore over the behaviour of British troops in Iraq shifts
to the courts where Iraqi families are launching a legal bid for compensation
over the…
www.itv.com/news/1826773.html

JUSTICE Dept. pursues its own inquiry into Iraq prison abuse
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
… is examining the involvement of Central Intelligence Agency officers
and contract employees in three suspicious deaths of detainees, two in
Iraq and one in…
www.iht.com/articles/518592.htm

LEGAL Status of UK Troops after Iraq Hand-over 'Unclear'
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
The Government was urged by MPs today to clear up the legal status of British
troops in Iraq following the planned hand-over of sovereignty on June
30.…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2887654

IRAQ Gets Court Aid From 2 US Justices
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
… The two-day workshop here on the rule of law and Iraq's emerging justice
system, organized by the American-led Coalition Provisional Authority
in Iraq, is…
www.nytimes.com/2004/05/06/international/europe/06HAGU.html

US Must Leave Falluja, Iraq General Says
Wired News – USA
FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – The Iraqi former general entrusted with pacifying
volatile Falluja said on Thursday US Marines must withdraw quickly from
around the…
wireservice.wired.com/wired/story.asp?section=Breaking&storyId=860436&tw=wn_wire_story

DEFENCE officials term Iraq incidents sadistic
Times of India – India
PUNE: Have the combined US-British troops in Iraq gone bonkers? Questioned
former additional director-general (military operations…
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/662249.cms

PRISONER abuse belies nation's role in Iraq
Port Huron Times Herald – Port Huron,MI,USA
The deaths of 14 prisoners and the abuse of 10 more in Iraq and Afghanistan
by US personnel are appalling. They question the morality…
www.thetimesherald.com/news/stories/20040506/opinion/364401.html

BUSH scolds Rumsfeld over Iraq scandal
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
… Next Monday, Bush is scheduled to make a rare visit to the Pentagon,
where he will meet with Rumsfeld on his own turf, receive a briefing on
Iraq and make a…
washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20040506-072823-5222r.htm

PM 'abhorrence' at Iraq pictures
Ananova – England,UK
Prime Minister Tony Blair's Cabinet has expressed its “abhorrence” at the
images of US prisoners being abused in Iraq. But Mr Blair…
www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_946201.html

EYE on London: Has Fallujah become Iraq's Falls curfew?
Belfast Telegraph (subscription) – Belfast,Nothern Ireland,UK
Playing my own game of repeating history, I superimpose events in Iraq
on a timeline of our own troubles. The toppling of Saddam's…
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/opinion/story.jsp?story=518764

NEW Iraq abuse photos published
Guardian – UK
The Washington Post today published a new batch of graphic photos documenting
abuse of Iraqi prisoners by the American military, just hours after George
Bush…
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1210788,00.html

INDIA News > Recruitment of former Indian soldiers in Iraq…
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
… These ex-servicemen are being recruited for providing security services
in Iraq with promises of hefty salaries and other perks that are several
times higher…
www.newkerala.com/news-daily/news/features.php?action=fullnews&id=15453

BUSH calls Iraq abuse 'abhorrent'
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette – Fort Wayne,IN,USA
… and deadly attacks “represent the actions of a few people,” though
the Pentagon is investigating whether the problems are widespread in prisons
in Iraq.…
www.fortwayne.com/mld/journalgazette/8603003.htm

RUMSFELD scolded on Iraq Bush blasts defense chief over prison-…
Toledo Blade – Toledo,OH,USA
… The President, sitting in the White House Map Room during the interview
with Arab television, said: “People in Iraq must understand that I view
those practices…
www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040506/NEWS08/405060481/-1/NEWS

WASHINGTON Says It Is Looking Into Indians Abuses In Iraq
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,USA
New Delhi/Washington, May 6 (NNN): As more horror and ghastly tales of
Indians torture in Iraq poured in on Thursday, the American embassy in
New Delhi said…
www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=050604030328

CABINET 'Abhorrence' at Iraq Abuse Claims
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… News. Prime Minister Tony Blair‚s Cabinet today expressed its “abhorrence‰
at the images of US prisoners being abused in Iraq.…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2886442

USFK to be Sent to Iraq?
Chosun Ilbo – South Korea
… Donald Rumsfeld hasn't excluded possibly taking US troops stationed
in Korea and other strategic hot spots around the world and placing them
in Iraq in order…
english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200405/200405060032.html

TROOPS Don't Recall Abuse at Iraq Prisons
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
PHILADELPHIA – Some soldiers who have returned home from guarding enemy
prisoners in Iraq describe detention camps there as hard, dirty places,
plagued by…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/breaking_news/8602811.htm

US troops move against Iraq insurgents
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
KARBALA, Iraq – The US military has begun its first major assault against
Shiite insurgents, striking at their enclaves here and in Ad-Diwaniyah
in an effort…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/8601837.htm

THE cost of the Iraq war
BBC News – London,England,UK
By Steve Schifferes. The US Congress has so far been asked to spend $187bn
(£104bn) on invading and then rebuilding Iraq. That sounds…
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/3689365.stm

IRAQ picture investigation to fail without Mirror's help
Media Bulletin – UK
LONDON – Military experts have said they will not be able unravel the truth
behind the Daily Mirror Iraq abuse pictures unless the paper reveals the
source of…
www.brandrepublic.com/mediabulletin/news_story.cfm?articleID=209896&Origin=MB06052004

UK Marines back to Iraq: report
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Britain is to send 800 Royal Marine Commandos, among other troops, back
to Iraq to replace Spanish forces being withdrawn from the country, the
Sun newspaper…
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/05/06/1083635279006.html

COMMENTARY: Contract Workers in Iraq
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: Senior News Analyst NPR's Daniel Schorr examines the increasing
use of civilian contractors in Iraq, who perform crucial duties like translation

npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1873609

ON Arab TV, Bush assails abuse in Iraq
The Globe and Mail – Canada
… Secretary Donald Rumsfeld over the scandal and the White House said
it is seeking another $25-billion (US) for military operations in Iraq

www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/
LAC/20040506/IRAQABUSE06/TPInternational/Africa

BUSH Seeks $25 Billion Increase for Iraq
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: The Bush administration asks Congress for another $25 billion
for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, contradicting weeks of insistence
that the…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1873607

AMEC Says Value of Iraq Work in Doubt; Shares Slide (Update4)
Bloomberg – USA
… third- biggest engineering-design company, had their sharpest fall
in almost 18 months after it said the value of $800 million of contracts
in Iraq is in doubt…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000102&sid=awESqj41.LKQ&refer=uk

RED Cross Says Repeatedly Warned US on Iraq Jail
Wired News – USA
… Last week pictures were published of grinning US soldiers abusing naked
Iraqis at Abu Ghraib prison, Iraq's largest prison and notorious under
Saddam Hussein…
wireservice.wired.com/wired/story.asp?section=Breaking&storyId=860332&tw=wn_wire_story

UK to Send More Than 2,000 Extra Troops to Iraq, Times Says
Bloomberg – USA
May 6 (Bloomberg) — The UK will send more than 2,000 additional troops
to Iraq following the withdrawal of Spanish forces, the Times newspaper
said, without…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000102&sid=a7.Z8RWbHbn4&refer=uk

DEFENSE Contractors Close Ranks on Iraq Abuse Claims
Computer Business Review – UK
… Corp went on the offensive yesterday as it sought to contain the fallout
from the alleged involvement of some of its staff in the abuse of prisoners
in Iraq.…
www.cbronline.com/currentnews/e7fb80847b75d3af80256e8c0032e2d4

IRAQ prison case called `abhorrent'
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
… Bush said the scandal won't deter the United States from creating a
stable, democratic Iraq. While Bush offered no apologies, US…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/8600812.htm

$25 billion more sought for Iraq war
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
WASHINGTON — The Bush administration, which once contended that it had
enough money for the military's role in Iraq through 2004, asked Republican
leaders of…
www.indystar.com/articles/6/144189-4026-010.html

REPORT urges new Iraq plan
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON — The United States should immediately cede control of the
security mission in Iraq to a NATO military command, ask the United Nations
to appoint…
www.boston.com/news/world/articles/2004/05/06/report_urges_new_iraq_plan

EX-HOSTAGE in Iraq, Wife Reunited in Germany
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
LANDSTUHL, Germany ˜ Former hostage Thomas Hamill was reunited here Wednesday
with his wife, Kellie, who brought his favorite cowboy boots, red shirt

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-hamill
6may06,1,7386413.story?coll=la-headlines-world

BUSH slams Rumsfeld over Iraq scandal
IAfrica South African News – Cape Town,South Africa
… official told the Post Bush was particularly disturbed at having had
to learn from news reports about the scope of the misconduct of US troops
in Iraq, said a…
iafrica.com/news/worldnews/320535.htm

DIVIDE civilian, military roles in Iraq
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
But, even as facts from Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison come trickling out, it's
–and to make one prediction.…
www.newsday.com/news/opinion/ny-vppin3788835
may06,0,1740707.column?coll=ny-viewpoints-headlines

BUSH vows justice in Iraq jail scandal
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
… Although Bush offered no apologies, US military officials in Iraq did,
as the number of prisoner deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan known to be under
investigation…
www.freep.com/news/nw/abuse6_20040506.htm

GEORGE Bush rattled by Iraq torture scandal
ABC Online – Australia
… administration are hoping his interviews, broadcast in the Middle East
today, will help contain the damage done by the conduct of the American
soldiers in Iraq…
www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2004/s1102703.htm

US faces ongoing Shiite uprising in southern Iraq
World Socialist
… al-Sadr. Until this week, southern Iraq has been relatively subdued,
since the heavy fighting in the first 10 days of April. A tense…
www.wsws.org/articles/2004/may2004/iraq-m06.shtml

THE UN'S POWER GRAB IN IRAQ
New York Post – New York,NY,USA
May 6, 2004 — WITHIN the next week or so, the United Nations' special
envoy to Iraq, Lakhdar Brahimi, is expected to unveil his plan for handling
the…
www.nypost.com/postopinion/opedcolumnists/20231.htm

NEW Iraq Prison Photos Emerge -Washington Post
Reuters – USA
… new batch of photographs obtained by The Washington Post includes more
graphic images of apparent Iraqi prisoners at a US military jail in Iraq,
the newspaper…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5054604

ABU Ghraib scandal deepens resentment of Iraq occupation, could…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) In the year since American troops rolled into Baghdad,
moderate Iraqis have counseled patience to allow Washington time to deliver
on its…
www.boston.com/dailynews/127/world/Abu_Ghraib_scandal_deepens_res:.shtml

THE Real Enemy in Iraq
Strategy Page – USA
The real enemy in Iraq is a handful of historical conditions and national
characteristics that created Saddam Hussein and the current difficulty
Iraqis are…
www.strategypage.com/dls/articles/200456.asp

DEMOCRATS: Bush's latest $25 billion request for Iraq is…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) Democrats are lambasting President Bush for his $25 billion
request for fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan next year, saying they
will…
www.boston.com/dailynews/127/wash/Democrats_Bush_s_latest_25_bil:.shtml

IN Iraq, Bremer has little left to lose
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
… of operational power, he is more free to speak out and to salvage something
from his original high hopes of pointing post-Baathist Iraq toward constitutional

www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/editorial/2552255

REED: 'Private armies' large in Iraq
Providence Journal (subscription) – Providence,RI,USA
… Jack Reed renewed his call yesterday for the Pentagon to disclose more
about the “private armies” that he said have an estimated 20,000 employees
in Iraq.…
www.projo.com/extra/2003/iraq/content/projo_20040506_reed6.1d541b.html

FAMILY mourns Fort Walton Beach solider killed in Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. – Four days after their son was killed in an explosion
while conducting combat operations in Iraq, motorists slowed to see the
memorial…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/state/8600045.htm

FAMILY waits patiently for truck driver missing in Iraq to make…
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
WICHITA, Kan. – Bill Bradley's sister tried to talk him out of going to
Iraq, where the truck driver would haul fuel for mega-contractor Halliburton.

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/8599769.htm

PRESIDENT: Iraq abuse 'horrible'
Dayton Daily News – Dayton,OH,USA
By Bob Deans. WASHINGTON | President Bush said Wednesday that prisoner
abuses by US troops in Iraq are taking a “terrible” toll on this country's
image, as his…
www.daytondailynews.com/news/content/news/daily/0506bushabuse.html

MORE Iraq prison photos emerge
MSNBC – USA
By Christian Davenport. The collection of photographs begins like a travelogue
from Iraq. Here are US soldiers posing in front of a mosque.…
msnbc.msn.com/id/4908787/

KERRY Urges Bush to Voice US Regret on Iraq Abuse
New York Times – USA
… He said the abuse had “done a disservice to all our troops” and could
put soldiers in Iraq at greater risk, inspire more terrorism and undermine
America's…
www.nytimes.com/2004/05/06/politics/campaign/06
KERR.html?ex=1084420800&en=9b43c36dd5ecd2b2&ei=5062

ARMY captain with southern Illinois ties killed in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – An Army captain with ties to southern Illinois was
killed Sunday in combat in Iraq. Army Capt. John Tipton, 32…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/8599388.htm

SECOND Best is No Solution for Iraq
Tech Central Station – USA
… All but the most blindly devoted Bush supporters can see that Bush
administration officials have no clue about what to do in Iraq tomorrow,
much less a month…
www.techcentralstation.com/050604D.html

US Guardsman Probed for Iraq Naked Soldier Photos
Reuters – USA
… Merck, a veteran of the first Gulf War who worked as a financial analyst
before going to Iraq, is suspected of snapping the photos in November.

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=domesticNews&storyID=5054031

RUMSFELD in the hot seat on Iraq abuses
CNN – USA
… America.”. Rumsfeld is equally reserved in characterizing how the abuse
reports might have damaged the chances for US success in Iraq.…
www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/05/05/iraq.abuse.rumsfeld/

RUMSFELD Chastised by President for His Handling of Iraq Scandal
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
… It also exposed the fault lines in Mr. Bush's inner circle that have
only deepened with the violence and political chaos in American-occupied
Iraq.…
www.nytimes.com/2004/05/06/politics/06CABI.html

BILL for Iraq and Afghanistan continues to grow
Financial Times – London,England,UK
The Bush administration is to seek an extra $25bn from Congress to cover
the escalating cost of keeping troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, breaking
the White…
news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.
com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1083180307198

US probing alleged abuse of Indians in Iraq
Sify – Delhi,India
Washington: The US embassy in New Delhi is looking into reports that Indians
were lured into Iraq by US contractors and mistreated there, State Department
has…
sify.com/news_info/fullstory.php?id=13469158

US Examines Role of CIA and Employees in Iraq Deaths
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
… is examining the involvement of Central Intelligence Agency officers
and contract employees in three suspicious deaths of detainees, two in
Iraq and one in…
www.nytimes.com/2004/05/06/international/middleeast/06CIA.html

CANADIAN taken hostage in Iraq now free
CTV – Canada
… Al-Kuwaiti, a resident of Toronto, was in Iraq trying to set up a business
as an exporter-importer. He was kidnapped last Wednesday in Baghdad.…
www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1083764341019_8/?hub=CTVNewsAt11

MPS and Senators Demand Answers over Iraq Abuse Claims
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
The controversy over allegations of prisoner abuse in Iraq was deepening
today, despite attempts by George Bush and Tony Blair to repair the damage
done to the…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2884808

WHITE House requests $25 billion for Afghanistan, Iraq next year
Bradenton Herald – Bradenton,FL,USA
WASHINGTON – (KRT) – President Bush asked Congress on Tuesday to make a
$25 billion “down payment” on financing American operations in Iraq and
Afghanistan…
www.bradenton.com/mld/bradenton/news/politics/8598461.htm

BUSH asks for $25 billion more for Iraq, Afghanistan
CNN – USA
… Calling it a “high priority,” President Bush on Wednesday asked Congress
for an additional $25 billion to cover military operations in Iraq and
Afghanistan.…
edition.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/05/05/war.spending/

ANOTHER Vision of Iraq
New York Times – USA
Given the almost uniformly disastrous news coming out of Iraq lately, a
presidential challenger might have been tempted to mark last week's anniversary
of…
www.nytimes.com/2004/05/06/opinion/06THU1.html?ex
=1084420800&en=4d9a4ff583030c84&ei=5062

FIGHTING flares in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
Up to 10 militiamen and three coalition soldiers have been killed during
the latest fighting in Iraq, which comes as a senior United States commander

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1102573.htm

BUSH Annoyed with Rumsfeld Over Iraq Abuse, Aides Say
Wired News – USA
… The United States revealed on Tuesday that 25 prisoners have died in
Iraq and Afghanistan in US custody, including two Iraqi prisoners murdered
by Americans…
wireservice.wired.com/wired/story.asp?section=Breaking&storyId=860118&tw=wn_wire_story

BRITISH MPs to grill editor over Iraq 'torture' photos
ABC Online – Australia
… matter. “We will hold this session in the context of our already announced
inquiry into the continuing operations in Iraq.”. Britain's…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1102337.htm

BUSH seeks $25 bn more for Iraq
Sify – Delhi,India
Washington: US President George W. Bush said that he was seeking 25 billion
dollars more to defray military costs in Iraq and Afghanistan starting
October 1…
sify.com/news/international/fullstory.php?id=13468975

UN to Hold Session on Iraq Resolution
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
UNITED NATIONS – The UN Security Council will hold a “brainstorming” session
Thursday on a new Iraq resolution to deal with the complex relationship
between…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/politics/8597869.htm

FORT Riley infantry battalion heading back to Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
TOPEKA, Kan. – About 700 soldiers from Fort Riley are returning to Iraq
for their second tour of duty, officials here said Wednesday.…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/8597670.htm

PROBE into Iraq trafficking claims
CNN – USA
WASHINGTON (CNN) — The United States is investigating reports Indian nationals
were victims of human trafficking to Iraq and mistreated while working
there as…
edition.cnn.com/2004/US/05/05/iraq.india.trafficking/

RUMSFELD to testify at Iraq hearing
Reuters – London,England,UK
… The scandal blew up into a major setback for the US mission in Iraq
when a US television station aired photographs last week showing naked
Iraqi prisoners…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=505272&section=news

WHY the allies are in such trouble in Iraq
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
The Anglo-American occupation of Iraq is going badly at the moment – but
for rather different reasons than those frequently given by Western critics
of the…
www.opinion.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/
2004/05/06/dl0601.xml&sSheet=/opinion/2004/05/06/ixopinion.html

  
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