Iraq News and Information Links October 6 2004
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Edwards Blasts Bush on Iraq, the Economy
ABC News – United States
Bush's blistering criticism of Democrat John Kerry, contended Wednesday that the Republican was “completely out of touch with reality” about the Iraq war and

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Bush Slashes at Kerry on Iraq, Seeking to Regain Lost Momentum
Bloomberg – United States
Oct. 6 (Bloomberg) — President George W. Bush, striking back at Democratic rival John Kerry's criticism of the Iraq war as a ``colossal error,'' said a Kerry

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Inspector: Iraq had no WMD before invasion
MSNBC – USA
WASHINGTON – Iraq had no stockpiles of biological and chemical weapons before last year's US-led invasion and its nuclear program had decayed since the 1991

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Gaddafi calls to free British hostage in Iraq
Albawaba Middle East News – Amman,Middle East
The British engineer has been held hostage in Iraq for three weeks. “I launch an appeal to the hostage's kidnappers, because his family has turned to us.

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Blair: Iraq Report Shows Sanction Problems
ABC News – United States
6, 2004 — British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Wednesday that a US arms inspector's report on Iraq shows that Saddam Hussein was “doing his best” to get

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Cheney and Edwards battle over Iraq
Stuff.co.nz – New Zealand
CLEVELAND: Vice-president Dick Cheney and Democratic Senator John Edwards have battled fiercely over the war in Iraq in a debate that featured repeated

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Iran says US strikes in Iraq spread terrorism
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
“In our opinion the elections in Iraq should be held as soon as possible, but the problem is the foreign occupation which is delaying the elections,” Khatami

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Americans Almost Evenly Split on Iraq War, Poll Shows (Update1)
Bloomberg – United States
6 (Bloomberg) — The number of Americans who say the US-led war in Iraq was a mistake has increased to almost half, according to a Gallup poll conducted after

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CIA raises Iraq doubts
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
WASHINGTON A reassessment by the CIA has cast doubt on a central piece of evidence used by the Bush administration before the invasion of Iraq to draw links

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Report: Iraq Had No Weapons Stockpiles
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,United States
He is expected to say that Iraq did not possess stockpiles of chemical or biological weapons as the White House had asserted before the Iraq war.

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Ten killed by Iraq car bomb as Iraqi-US forces forge ahead with
Channel News Asia – Singapore
RAMADI, Iraq : A suicide car bomb ripped through a queue of young national guard recruits in western Iraq, killing 10 of them as Iraqi and US forces pursued

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Suicide car bomber kills 16 people in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A suicide car bomber has killed 16 people at a National Guard centre in western Iraq as US and Iraqi forces struggled to quell insurgents

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'Iraq Had No Wmd Stocks' – Weapons Hunters
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
weapons. But the Iraq Survey Group (ISG) is expected to say Saddam planned to start producing weapons in defiance of UN sanctions.

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Iraq PM says no ceasefire reached with Shiite militia
Xinhua – Beijing,China
A source from Sadr's office said talks with Allawi and Dawoud would take place later on Wednesday. Sadr has led uprisings in Iraq in the past six months.

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Bremer says troop levels too low in Iraq
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
Washington — A statement by the former US administrator in Iraq that the Bush administration “never had enough troops on the ground” while he was the top

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Iraq: A bloody day in the life
Working for Change – San Francisco,CA,USA
“I swear I saw dogs eating the body of a woman.” — Iraqi man fleeing Samarra. Is the fight for the city of Samarra the beginning of the final battle for Iraq?

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In quotes: US policy on Iraq
BBC News – London,England,UK
The following are comments by key figures in the United States on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and its relationship to al-Qaeda, before and after

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Car bomb kills 10 in western Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A suicide car bomb has blown up near a National Guard centre in western Iraq, killing at least 10 people, as US and Iraqi forces struggled

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'Iraq never had WMD'
News24 – South Africa
A group hunting for banned weapons in Iraq is set to report that it has found no evidence of weapons of mass destruction, Sky News reports.

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Car Bomb in Western Iraq Kills At Least 10
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Iraqi officials say at least 10 people were killed and more than 20 others wounded in a car bomb explosion in the western town of Anah Wednesday.

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US Candidates for Vice President Clash on Iraq and the Economy
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Republican Vice President Dick Cheney and Democratic Senator John Edwards clashed over the war in Iraq and the US economy, in their only scheduled debate in

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No WMDs in Iraq since '91: probe
Chicago Sun Times – Chicago,IL,USA
WASHINGTON — The White House staunchly defended its Iraq policy Tuesday as new questions emerged about President Bush's prewar decisions and postwar planning.

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Straw 'Impressed by Iraq Poll Preparations'
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said today that he had been “impressed and encouraged” by preparations taking place for elections in Iraq.

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Vice presidential candidates Cheney, Edwards clash on Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
CLEVELAND, United States : US Vice President Dick Cheney and Democratic rival John Edwards clashed on Iraq, terrorism, and the economy in their only debate

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Iraq strategy defended in advance of report
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,United States
WASHINGTON — The White House on Tuesday staunchly backed its Iraq policy as new questions emerged about President Bush's prewar decisions and postwar planning

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Kerry's best hope: Focus on Iraq
Canton Repository (subscription) – Canton,OH,USA
But in a Los Angeles Times Poll last week, a majority of those surveyed said they disapproved of his handling of both Iraq and the economy.

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Inspectors Find No WMDs Proof In Iraq
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,USA
6 (NNN): The Iraq Survey Group, hunting for banned weapons inside post-war Gulf state, has found no chemical, biological or nuclear weapons in the troubled

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US opens new push in Iraq
Baltimore Sun (subscription) – Baltimore,MD,United States
BAGHDAD, Iraq – In his first speech before the interim national assembly here, Prime Minister Ayad Allawi gave a sobering account yesterday of the threat posed

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US Strikes Terrorist Safehouse in Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP)—US-led forces unleashed a strike at a suspected safe house in rebel-held Fallujah early Wednesday where terrorist leaders were believed to

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Bremer says troop levels too low in Iraq
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
Washington — A statement by the former US administrator in Iraq that the Bush administration “never had enough troops on the ground” while he was the top

www.workingforchange.com/article.cfm?ItemID=17824
Iraq: A bloody day in the life
Working for Change – San Francisco,CA,USA
“I swear I saw dogs eating the body of a woman.” — Iraqi man fleeing Samarra. Is the fight for the city of Samarra the beginning of the final battle for Iraq?

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3433613.stm
In quotes: US policy on Iraq
BBC News – London,England,UK
The following are comments by key figures in the United States on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and its relationship to al-Qaeda, before and after

www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=597538&section=news
Car bomb kills 10 in western Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A suicide car bomb has blown up near a National Guard centre in western Iraq, killing at least 10 people, as US and Iraqi forces struggled

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'Iraq never had WMD'
News24 – South Africa
A group hunting for banned weapons in Iraq is set to report that it has found no evidence of weapons of mass destruction, Sky News reports.

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Car Bomb in Western Iraq Kills At Least 10
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Iraqi officials say at least 10 people were killed and more than 20 others wounded in a car bomb explosion in the western town of Anah Wednesday.

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US Candidates for Vice President Clash on Iraq and the Economy
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Republican Vice President Dick Cheney and Democratic Senator John Edwards clashed over the war in Iraq and the US economy, in their only scheduled debate in

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No WMDs in Iraq since '91: probe
Chicago Sun Times – Chicago,IL,USA
WASHINGTON — The White House staunchly defended its Iraq policy Tuesday as new questions emerged about President Bush's prewar decisions and postwar planning.

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Straw 'Impressed by Iraq Poll Preparations'
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said today that he had been “impressed and encouraged” by preparations taking place for elections in Iraq.

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Vice presidential candidates Cheney, Edwards clash on Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
CLEVELAND, United States : US Vice President Dick Cheney and Democratic rival John Edwards clashed on Iraq, terrorism, and the economy in their only debate

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Iraq strategy defended in advance of report
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,United States
WASHINGTON — The White House on Tuesday staunchly backed its Iraq policy as new questions emerged about President Bush's prewar decisions and postwar planning

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Kerry's best hope: Focus on Iraq
Canton Repository (subscription) – Canton,OH,USA
But in a Los Angeles Times Poll last week, a majority of those surveyed said they disapproved of his handling of both Iraq and the economy.

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Inspectors Find No WMDs Proof In Iraq
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,USA
6 (NNN): The Iraq Survey Group, hunting for banned weapons inside post-war Gulf state, has found no chemical, biological or nuclear weapons in the troubled

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06oct06,1,1309900.story?coll=bal-iraq-headlines

US opens new push in Iraq
Baltimore Sun (subscription) – Baltimore,MD,United States
BAGHDAD, Iraq – In his first speech before the interim national assembly here, Prime Minister Ayad Allawi gave a sobering account yesterday of the threat posed

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US Strikes Terrorist Safehouse in Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP)—US-led forces unleashed a strike at a suspected safe house in rebel-held Fallujah early Wednesday where terrorist leaders were believed to

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Candidates Face Off Over Iraq and Security
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
Vice President Dick Cheney: The effort that we've mounted with respect to Iraq focused specifically on the possibility that this was the most likely nexus

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Soldiering through Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
So why does this mother feel such unease? Maybe because she is listening to what is not being said about Iraq in this campaign.

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11 killed in latest Iraq bombings
Dispatch Online – East London,Eastern Cape,South Africa
BAGHDAD – At least eleven people, including two suicide bombers, were killed and dozens injured in Iraq yesterday as insurgents continued to target United

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Candidates' claims conflict on Iraq, al Qaeda, economy
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
John Edwards, clashed over Saddam Hussein's ties to al Qaeda, the human and financial costs of the war in Iraq and the economy, among other issues.

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US strikes terrorist safehouse in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
FALLUJAH, Iraq — US-led forces unleashed a strike early Wednesday at a suspected safehouse in rebel-held Fallujah where terrorist leaders were believed to be

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Related developments in Iraq
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
Iraq probe widens: A House subcommittee investigating Iraq's oil-for-food program expanded its probe to the Bush administration Tuesday, agreeing to subpoena

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Analysis: VP debate substantive on Iraq
CBS MarketWatch – USA
issues. The debate, at least when it came to Iraq and the war on terror, showed that the opposing running mates can hold their own.

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Rumsfeld admits to no `hard evidence' of Iraq-Qaeda link
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
bin Laden. Senior administration officials cited the existence of ties between them as a rationale for war on Iraq. “Second, there

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THE CONGRESS House Panel Expands Iraq Oil Inquiry to Postwar
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
investigating the United Nations oil-for-food program expanded its inquiry on Tuesday to the Bush administration's postwar stewardship of Iraq's oil money.

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Philippine gov't to consider troop redeployment in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
6 (Xinhuanet) — The Philippine government might consider redeploying the troops to Iraq after the country finishes the election in January 2005, Foreign

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Cheney, Edwards Focus on Terrorism, Iraq During Debate
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
of the debate between US vice presidential candidates, with Vice President Dick Cheney and Democratic challenger John Edwards focusing on terrorism and Iraq.

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Muslim cleric warns of jihad in Iraq
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
A prominent Muslim Sunni group warns that a nationwide jihad, or holy war, could be declared if the killings of innocent civilians by US and Iraqi government

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Bremer says not enough US troops to win in Iraq
Jamaica Observer – Jamaica
WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House refused to say yesterday whether the top US civilian official in Iraq after Saddam Hussein's ouster had asked the president

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Iraq Violence Spreads North
CBS News – USA
As of Monday, 1,055 US troops have died in Iraq. The headless body of a police officer was discovered in the Kirkuk area north of Baghdad.

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Debate to focus on Iraq war and security issues
Straits Times – Singapore,Singapore
John Edwards are to take centre stage in the race for the White House today in a nationally televised debate that is likely to focus on the Iraq war and US

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Fresh US-led attacks across Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
US warplanes have again pounded Falluja and launched fresh attacks on Sadr City and another province close to the Iraqi capital.

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Rumsfeld backtracks after Iraq policy gaffe
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Mr Rumsfeld's comments are a further embarrassment for the White House, which repeatedly claimed the existence of a link as justification for the Iraq war.

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Bremer admits US lacked troops in Iraq
Daily Times – Pakistan
VIRGINIA: 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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Poland to decide on Iraq pullout soon
Straits Times – Singapore,Singapore
WARSAW – Poland should decide soon when to pull its troops out of Iraq and end a political debate that encourages Al-Qaeda, Prime Minister Marek Belka says.

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Bush tries to stem criticism on Iraq
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
WASHINGTON The White House sought Tuesday to fend off or explain away fundamental doubts raised about its Iraq policy by senior administration officials, and

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Indonesia Celebrates Release of Women Kidnapped in Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Indonesia is celebrating the release of two of its female citizens who had been kidnapped by militants in Iraq. The two women were

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Iraq elections must go ahead, says Straw
Daily Times – Pakistan
BAGHDAD: Bitish Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, on a surprise visit to Iraq, said on Tuesday violence must not upset plans to hold nationwide elections.

  
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