Iraq News and Information Links June 6 2004
UN prepares for new Iraq resolution talks as 25 die in attacks
Channel News Asia – Singapore
UNITED NATIONS : The UN Security Council prepared for talks on a revised
US-British draft resolution outlining the handover of power in Iraq, as
at least 25…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/88775/1/.html

CAR bomb kills nine in Iraq
News24 – South Africa
Baghdad, Iraq – A car bomb outside an American base killed nine people
on Sunday and injured 30 others and insurgents blasted Iraqi police stations
in a Shiite…
www.news24.com/News24/World/Iraq/0,,2-10-1460_1538646,00.html

CONSENSUS forms over Iraq stance on MNF
Financial Times – London,England,UK
Iraq's incoming caretaker government opened the door this weekend to the
quick adoption of a new United Nations resolution calling for broad Iraqi
control over…
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StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1086445457723

WORLD leaders back to dealing with Iraq at G-8 summit after D-…
Canoe.ca – Canada
… unity to commemorate the legendary D-Day offensive that changed the
course of the Second World War are back to dealing with deep divisions
over Iraq this week.…
cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/2004/06/06/488675-cp.html

UN Iraq mandate edges closer
Reuters – London,England,UK
… have pledged to reach agreement on control of major operations by US-led
forces, opening the door to UN Security Council endorsement of plans for
Iraq's future…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=524355&section=news

IRAQ resolution grabs spotlight in Italian EU election campaign
EUbusiness – London,UK
Opposing sides in Italy's European election campaign seized on the latest
draft UN Security Council resolution on the future of Iraq as a bone of
contention on…
www.eubusiness.com/afp/040606171425.rc3d7rnm

NEWS Analysis: “International police” violates international law…
Xinhua – China
GENEVA, June 6 (Xinhuanet) — The United States, which branded itself as
“international police” and asserted that its invasion into Iraq was to
bring freedom…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/06/content_1510927.htm

IRAQ to bring back death penalty
NEWS.com.au – Australia
IRAQ is to restore the death penalty after the return of sovereignty later
this month, in a measure which could affect ousted president Saddam Hussein.

www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,9769728%255E1702,00.html

FAMILIES say goodbye to National Guard battalion headed to Iraq
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
TEANECK, NJ — The recent deaths of New Jersey National Guard members killed
in Iraq hung heavily over the farewell for members of 50th Main Support
Battalion…
www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/ny-bc-nj—troopsdeploy
0606jun06,0,1684651.story?coll=ny-ap-regional-wire

NEWS Analysis: “International police” violates international law…
Xinhua – China
GENEVA, June 6 (Xinhuanet) — The United States, which branded itself as
“international police” and asserted that its invasion into Iraq was to
bring freedom…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/06/content_1510927.htm

IRAQ to bring back death penalty
NEWS.com.au – Australia
IRAQ is to restore the death penalty after the return of sovereignty later
this month, in a measure which could affect ousted president Saddam Hussein.

www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,9769728%255E1702,00.html

FAMILIES say goodbye to National Guard battalion headed to Iraq
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
TEANECK, NJ — The recent deaths of New Jersey National Guard members killed
in Iraq hung heavily over the farewell for members of 50th Main Support
Battalion…
www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/ny-bc-nj—troopsdeploy
0606jun06,0,1684651.story?coll=ny-ap-regional-wire

US troops take low profile in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — The US military appears to be softening its tough tactics
– keeping combat operations to a minimum – in a shift designed to avoid
alienating…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apmideast_story.asp?category=1107&slug=Iraq%20Lower%20Profile

POWELL Says UN Will Pass New Resolution on Iraq Within Days
Bloomberg – USA
… US Secretary of State Colin Powell said the United Nations Security
Council will approve ``in the next several days'' a new resolution on
Iraq's transition to…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=agpkNL9b78Gk&refer=us

BUSH Tours Europe, Seeks Support for Iraq Resolution
Deutsche Welle – Germany
During his visit to Europe this week, US President George W. Bush expressed
confidence that the compromises reached on a new draft Iraq resolution
could enable…
www.dw-world.de/english/0,3367,1433_A_1227896_1_A,00.html

IRAQ: The Case for Immediate US Withdrawal
ZNet – Woods Hole,MA,USA
by Joanne Landy. It's hard to see how the Bush administration is going
to win the war in Iraq. Despite all the official bravado, a…
www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=15&ItemID=5652

IN THE NEWS ˆ New Government in Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
By Cynthia Kirk. Iraq now has leaders in place to take power temporarily
from the coalition administration on June thirtieth. Special…
www.voanews.com/SpecialEnglish/article.cfm?objectID=44B44CDB-2DB2-4219-9DA257F7E7339619

IRAQ bullish on oil
NDTV.com – New Delhi,India
Iraq is confident of reaching its pre-war crude oil output capacity of
three million barrels per day (bpd) by the end of the year, oil minister
Thamir Ghadhban…
www.ndtv.com/money/showbusinessstory.asp?slug=Iraq+bullish+on+oil&id=19474

TONY Blair Stole My Birthday by Invading Iraq
Aljazeerah.info
… As others have already remarked, Tony Blair‚s self-righteous defense
of the invasion of Iraq has echoes of Suez and Anthony Eden‚s disastrous
comparison of…
www.aljazeerah.info/Opinion%20editorials/2004%20opinions/June/6%20o/Tony%20Blair%20
Stole%20My%20Birthday%20by%20Invading%20Iraq,%20Richard%20NortonTaylor.htm

UN prepares to debate power handover in Iraq, violence carries on
Channel News Asia – Singapore
UNITED NATIONS : The UN Security Council prepared for talks on a US-British
draft resolution outlining the June 30 handover of power in Iraq, though
coalition…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/88742/1/.html

FIGHTERS Loyal to Radical Cleric Start Pullout From 2 Iraq Cities
Spartanburg Herald Journal (subscription) – Spartanburg,SC,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq, June 5 ˜ Fighters loyal to Moktada al-Sadr, the Shiite
radical who fashioned an army from the discontented of Iraq's slums, began
to withdraw…
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BLAIR joins Howard on staying in Iraq
Sunday Times – Australia
TONY Blair and John Howard have vowed to “go the distance” in Iraq – refusing
to rule out sending additional support as the US prepares to transfer
power to…
www.sundaytimes.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,7034,9766198%255E401,00.html

CAR bomb outside US base in Iraq kills six
ABC Asia Pacific – Asia
… base has killed six civilians and wounded dozens more, ending a bloody
week that saw 71 people die in attacks after the appointment of Iraq's
new interim…
abcasiapacific.com/news/stories/asiapacific_stories_1125762.htm

WORLD News > Car bomb kills six outside Iraq security force base
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
… Over 600 troopers have died in combat action and more than 210 in non-combat
incidents since the launch of the US-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003,
the US…
news.newkerala.com/world-news/?action=fullnews&id=21547

UN ponders Iraq terms
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
IRAQ needs “full and comprehensive” co-operation with coalition troops
after the transfer of sovereignty, new Prime Minister Iyad Allawi said
yesterday.…
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,9766043%255E663,00.html

OFFICIALS: Four Guardsmen killed in Iraq
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
TRENTON, NJ (AP) _ The state's military community on Sunday grieved the
losses of four New Jersey National Guardsmen killed in Iraq in two separate
attacks in…
www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/ny-bc-nj—iraq-soldierskill0606jun06,0,6786122.story?coll=ny-ap-regional-wire

NO G-8 respite from Iraq issue
The Australian – Australia
… terrorism, bring democracy to the Middle East, end the Palestinian-Israeli
bloodshed, rescue Africa from economic and medical crises, rebuild Iraq
and shut…
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,9765468%255E2703,00.html

UN considers Iraq plan for US forces
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… The 15-nation UN Security Council went into special session yesterday
to analyse a letter proposing ways for Iraq to have input into US military
operations.…
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/06/06/1086460172043.html

22 killed in Iraq violence
GEO – World
Iraq interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi has said that presence of the coalition
forces in the country was essential till Iraq could enable to look after
the…
www.geo.tv/main_files/world.aspx?id=22201

BUSH, Chirac coming together on framework for Iraq hand-over
Salt Lake Tribune – Salt Lake City,UT,USA
… of France said Saturday they had narrowed their differences over a
UN resolution establishing a framework for returning self-government to
Iraq and could reach…
www.sltrib.com/2004/Jun/06062004/nation_w/173112.asp

UN holds special session on Iraq
BBC News – London,England,UK
The United Nations Security Council is holding a special session on Sunday
amid hopes of imminent agreement on a resolution on the future of Iraq.

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3780699.stm

CAR Bomb Kills Six Near US Base in Iraq
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… Iraq‚s new prime minister, Iyad Allawi, has called for a halt to
attacks on Americans and other foreign soldiers, saying their presence
would be needed even…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3026382

POINT/COUNTERPOINT: Occupation of Iraq is dividing US
Salt Lake Tribune – Salt Lake City,UT,USA
For months the comparisons of the conflict in Iraq to Vietnam have been
on my mind. … In Iraq we had a tyrant who threatened his people and
his neighbors.…
www.sltrib.com/2004/Jun/06062004/utah/173086.asp

IRAQ Car Bomb Kills 6, Wounds 20 Near Baghdad
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
US military officials in Iraq say a car bomb near Baghdad has killed six
Iraqis and wounded at least 20 others. The deadly blast…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=BBB41B5F-B469-43AD-AC1875103066F39B

AIRMEN back from stint in Iraq
Salt Lake Tribune – Salt Lake City,UT,USA
… from the 109th Air Control Squadron flew into the Utah Air National
Guard base in Salt Lake City on Saturday after serving a six-month military
stint in Iraq.…
www.sltrib.com/2004/Jun/06062004/utah/173077.asp

IRAQ prisoners released from notorious Abu Ghraib jail
Xinhua – China
… US commanders first launched a program of freeing low-threat prisoners
early this year, as it faced mounting overcrowding in detention centres
across Iraq.…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/06/content_1510759.htm

10 Cops, 7 Others Killed In Iraq Violence
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,USA
… witnesses said. Iraqi police and security officers have often been
targeted by opponents of the US-led occupation of Iraq. The latest…
www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=060604021549

IRAQ to restore death penalty – report
Independent Online – South Africa
Baghdad – Iraq will restore the death penalty after the return of sovereignty
later this month, in a measure which could affect ousted leader Saddam
Hussein…
www.iol.co.za/index.php?sf=2813&art_id=qw1086515100707B262&click_id=2813&set_id=1

IRAQ'S Allawi Says Coalition Troops Should Stay in Country For…
Bloomberg – USA
June 6 (Bloomberg) — US-led coalition troops in Iraq should remain ``for
some time'' to guarantee security in the country, Ayad Allawi, prime minister

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MIXED reactions: Kurds are marginalised in the reviving Iraq
KurdishMedia – UK
London (KurdishMedia.com) 06 June 2004: KurdishMedia.com wants to gather
your thoughts on the current developments in Kurdistan and Iraq.…
www.kurdmedia.com/news.asp?id=5038

US, France narrow gap on Iraq
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
… of France said Saturday that they had narrowed their differences over
a UN resolution establishing a framework for returning self-government
to Iraq and could…
www.indystar.com/articles/2/152770-1722-010.html

IRAQ car bomb blast kills six
ABC Online – Australia
… Washington has been trying to quell guerrilla resistance ahead of the
June 30 handover of sovereignty, but says its 138,000 troops in Iraq will
remain well…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1125704.htm

INTERIM PM set on rebuilding Iraq's military
ABC Online – Australia
Iraq's new interim Prime Minister, Iyad Allawi, has criticised the United
States military for disbanding Saddam Hussein's army.…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1125702.htm

BUSH confident of Iraq support
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
ROME˜US President George W. Bush wraps up a European weekend today reminded
of the anger the Iraq war has caused, but confident of greater support.

www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1
&c=Article&cid=1086473412242&call_pageid=968332188854&col=968350060724

3 dead, 9 wounded in Iraq blast
CNN International – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — An explosion has killed at least three Iraqis and
wounding nine others — including two US soldiers — near a coalition
base north of…
edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/06/06/iraq.main/

AUSTRALIAN Labor vows Iraq withdrawal
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
Australian opposition Labor leader Mark Latham has stood by his pledge
to pull troops out of Iraq by Christmas, saying it is in the country's
best interests…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/45D79BAF-E462-4DC0-8CF7-5DC786FFE78F.htm

GARY Hart urges Dems to take an Iraq position that won't divide…
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
BATON ROUGE, La. ˜ The Democratic Party yesterday took the first tentative
step toward writing a platform plank on the war in Iraq that it hopes
will…
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2001948997_platform06.html

IRAQ Car Bomb Kills at Least 3 Civilians
Guardian – UK
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – A car bomb exploded Sunday near the entrance to an
American-run base north of Baghdad, killing at least three people, all
of them civilians…
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4173733,00.html

G-8 summit should seal rapprochement on Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
SAVANNAH, Georgia : The leaders of eight industrial powers are looking
to heal their rifts and close ranks over the future of Iraq as they hold
their annual…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/88700/1/.html

THREE Attacks Kill Six Westerners in Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
BAGHDAD ˜ A roadside bomb, a drive-by shooting and an ambush killed six
Westerners, including two US soldiers, in Iraq on Saturday, as violence
persisted…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-iraq6jun06,1,5067321.story?coll=la-headlines-world

HOWARD, Latham polarise on Iraq
The Australian – Australia
AUSTRALIA'S political leaders sharpened their differences over the war
in Iraq today as Prime Minister John Howard continued his northern hemisphere
tour with…
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,9764100%255E1702,00.html

RUMSFELD Doesn't Request Bangladesh Forces for Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… in decades, but he stopped short of asking this Muslim nation that
is one of the largest contributors of troops to the United Nations to
send soldiers to Iraq.…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-rumsfeld6jun06,1,1976798.story?coll=la-headlines-world

AUSTRALIAN opposition renews pledge to withdraw troops from Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
SYDNEY : Opposition Labor leader Mark Latham stood by his pledge to pull
Australian troops out of Iraq by Christmas, saying it was in the country's
best…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/88686/1/.html

PASSING Iraq a Heavy Baton
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… income. Iraq was exporting 1.8 million barrels of oil a day in April,
not quite back to the level of just before the war. After…
www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-iraq6jun06,1,2219061.story

UN Security Council meets as deal nears on Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… The UN Security Council was called to a special meeting as talks on
a US-British resolution outlining the June 30 handover of power in Iraq
inched closer to a…

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/88675/1/.html

CHIRAC calls situation in Iraq `precarious'
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
PARIS — French President Jacques Chirac took verbal jabs Saturday at President
Bush's policies on Iraq, even as the two sought to thaw Franco-American

www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/world/2612321

SO far, Iraq war has cost $119.4 billion
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
… Even by Washington standards, the $119.4 billion that President Bush
and Congress have provided for the first two years of the war in Iraq
is real money.…
www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/washington/stories/060604dnnatiraqbill.61995.html

SUBSIDIES make Iraq gas cheap
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — While Americans are shelling out record prices for fuel,
Iraqis pay only about 5 cents a gallon for gasoline — a benefit of hundreds
of…
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/world/2611925

CAMPAIGN 2004, war in Iraq political best sellers
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
… former Bush Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill ˜ but those that have
followed and have garnered the most interest have overwhelmingly dealt
with the war in Iraq…
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/editorial/outlook/2610436

MARINE dies after attack in western Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) A US Marine assigned to the 1st Marine Expeditionary
Force has been killed in action in western Iraq, the military said Sunday.

www.boston.com/dailynews/158/world/Marine_dies_after_attack_in_we:.shtml

BLAIR fooling himself over Iraq WMDs, says expert
Hi Pakistan – Lahore,Pakistan
LONDON: British Prime Minister Tony Blair is fooling himself if he thinks
weapons of mass destruction will still be found in Iraq, David Kay, the
former head…
www.hipakistan.com/en/detail.php?newsId=en67102&F_catID=&f_type=source

2 US soldiers, 4 other Westerners killed in latest Iraq violence
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq ˆ A roadside bomb, a drive-by shooting and an ambush killed
six Westerners, including two US soldiers, in Iraq on Saturday, as violence

www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/world/stories/060604dnintiraqrdp.1d7d8.html

IRAQ divides Bush, Chirac
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
… President Bush and French President Jacques Chirac said Saturday they
were near agreement on a resolution that would give UN support to Iraq's
new interim…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/0604/06bushchirac.html

PM, Latham hold ground over Iraq
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
The Prime Minister, John Howard, said today his belief in the correctness
of the United States-led campaign in Iraq was strong and he would never
bow to…
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/06/06/1086460161229.html

UN Holds Talks on Iraq Blueprint
Edinburgh Evening News – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Private talks on the Iraq resolution put forward by Britain and the United
States were being held by the United Nations Security Council today as
hopes were…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3025905

PROTESTERS Demand Immediate Iraq Pullout
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
Protesters rallied in Lafayette Square yesterday against the US occupation
of Iraq and demanded the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of US
forces.…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A18983-2004Jun5.html

EUROPE role in Iraq looms over EU elections
eTaiwan News – Taipei,Taiwan
Iraq has emerged as an important issue in next week's European Parliament
election, with British Prime Minister Tony Blair and other supporters
of the war…
www.etaiwannews.com/World/2004/06/06/1086493150.htm

ROBERT Kuttner: Bush Iraq policy a series of bungles
Providence Journal (subscription) – Providence,RI,USA
Whether you supported the US invasion of Iraq or opposed it, you have to
be impressed by the Bush administration's sheer incompetence.…
www.projo.com/business/content/projo_20040606_rk06x.23c745.html

UN to hold special session on Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
The UN Security Council has been called into a special session to discuss
events in Iraq and revise a proposed resolution. It is…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/FCC5E3F1-050D-42E4-A169-CD10D29597E2.htm

DEATH toll rises as Iraq's PM urges halt to attacks
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
… days. Iraq's new leader called for a halt to attacks on foreign troops,
saying their rapid withdrawal would be a “major disaster.”.…
www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2004/06/06/2003173912

A similar path in Iraq for immediate future
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
President Bush and John Kerry often sound as if they are gulfs apart on
Iraq policy. And it may be true, if you follow the inferences…
www.startribune.com/stories/484/4813941.html

CHIRAC gives revised Iraq resolution his blessing
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
… of D-Day were remembering the 60-year-old battle, today's political
leaders were seeking to resolve their differences over the more recent
conflict in Iraq.…
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/06/06/
wbush06.xml&sSheet=/portal/2004/06/06/ixportaltop.html

SPEAKING ABOUT IRAQ
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
… We will hand over authority to a sovereign Iraqi government, help establish
security, continue rebuilding Iraq's infrastructure, encourage more international

www.startribune.com/stories/484/4813900.html

ROME: Bush rebuked by Pope over Iraq during visit
New Straits Times – Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia
Pope John Paul II told US President George W. Bush yesterday that the situation
in Iraq must be “normalised as quickly as possible” as anti-Bush protests
on…
www.emedia.com.my/Current_News/NST/Sunday/World/20040606080003/Article/indexb_html

PM New Iraq Interim Govt Telephoned Musharraf
Pakistan News Service – Lahore,Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan : June 06 (PNS) – The Prime Minister of the new interim
government of Iraq, Mr Iyad Allawi, telephoned President Pervez Musharraf
on…
www.paknews.com/main.php?id=5&date1=2004-06-06

TERRORISTS 'throw everything at Iraq'
The Australian – Australia
TERRORISTS were investing enormous resources to derail Iraq's move to democracy,
Prime Minister John Howard said in an interview broadcast today.…
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,9763659%255E1702,00.html

PM ' delusional ' over Iraq WMD
Guardian – UK
Tony Blair was branded 'delusional' yesterday over his continued insistence
that weapons of mass destruction might still be found in Iraq.…
politics.guardian.co.uk/iraq/story/0,12956,1232632,00.html

HUNDREDS in California march for return of troops from Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… through downtown streets in Los Angeles and San Francisco on Saturday,
using music and a bit of star power to call for an end to the US-led occupation
of Iraq.…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/
states/california/counties/alameda_county/8849596.htm

CHIRAC gives revised Iraq resolution his blessing
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
… of D-Day were remembering the 60-year-old battle, today's political
leaders were seeking to resolve their differences over the more recent
conflict in Iraq.…
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/06/06/
wbush06.xml&sSheet=/portal/2004/06/06/ixportaltop.html

ROME: Bush rebuked by Pope over Iraq during visit
New Straits Times – Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia
Pope John Paul II told US President George W. Bush yesterday that the situation
in Iraq must be “normalised as quickly as possible” as anti-Bush protests
on…
www.emedia.com.my/Current_News/NST/Sunday/World/20040606080003/Article/indexb_html

PM ' delusional ' over Iraq WMD
Guardian – UK
Tony Blair was branded 'delusional' yesterday over his continued insistence
that weapons of mass destruction might still be found in Iraq.…
politics.guardian.co.uk/iraq/story/0,12956,1232632,00.html

DEMOCRATS Seek a Stance on Iraq That Won't Split Party
New York Times – USA
BATON ROUGE, La., June 5 – The Democratic Party took the first, tentative
step on Saturday toward writing a platform plank on the war in Iraq that
it hopes…
www.nytimes.com/2004/06/06/national/06platform.html
?ex=1087099200&en=b2384db5e792a8d7&ei=5062>

OP-ED: France and Germany must act in Iraq ˜Pierre Lellouche…
Daily Times – Pakistan
France and Germany can also block European responsibility for international
order and for solidarity with a US facing possible defeat in Iraq.…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_6-6-2004_pg3_4

BLAIR, Howard compare Iraq to World War II
Daily Times – Pakistan
LONDON: British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his Australian counterpart
John Howard on Saturday drew a parallel between the war in Iraq and the
D-Day landings…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_6-6-2004_pg4_8

BRITISH inquiry into Iraq war extending remit
Daily Times – Pakistan
LONDON: A British inquiry into flawed intelligence ahead of the Iraq war
has interviewed senior government ministers and appears to be extending
its remit into…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_6-6-2004_pg4_6

A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
As of Friday, June 4, 813 US service members have died since the beginning
of military operations in Iraq in March 2003, according to the Defense
Department.…
www.boston.com/dailynews/157/nation/A_daily_look_at_U_S_military_d:.shtml

BUSH confident UN will pass Iraq resolution
Straits Times – Singapore
US PRESIDENT George W. Bush said yesterday he is confident a United Nations
(UN) resolution on the handover of sovereignty to Iraq could be adopted
quickly.…
straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/news/story/0,4386,254790,00.html

DID Iran Use Chalabi to Lure US Into Iraq?
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
… Chalabi, until recently the darling of the Bush administration‚s
hawkish neocons wing, was considered the most likely choice to head Iraq
once Saddam Hussein…
www.arabnews.com/?page=4&section=0&article=46318&d=6&m=6&y=2004

ALLAWI Slams US Over Iraq Army
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
He stressed Iraq would no longer threaten its neighbors but called the
US dissolution of the army last year one of many grave errors since Saddam‚s
fall and…
www.arabnews.com/?page=4&section=0&article=46348&d=6&m=6&y=2004

NEW interim government in Iraq
The Daily Star – Bangladesh
From dictator Saddam to dictator Bremer. “Bremer is the dictator of Iraq.
He has … on. Iraq is certainly different from Afghanistan. Here…
www.thedailystar.net/2004/06/06/d40606150187.htm

HUMAN rights official urges Iraq oversight
The Register-Guard – Eugene,Oregon,USA
… high commissioner for human rights, acknowledged that the removal of
Saddam Hussein represented ``a major contribution to human rights in Iraq''
and that the…
www.registerguard.com/news/2004/06/05/a2.int.crimes.0605.html

CAMERAMAN recounts unforgettable five days filming in Iraq
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
… We interviewed Iraq citizens and military. … Nearby were Saddam's
military parade grounds and his graveyard of Iranian helmets, left over
from the Iran-Iraq war.…
www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/city/tarrant/stories/060604dnnoriraqcolumn.c069.html

  
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