Iraq News and Information Links May 7 2004
EDITORIAL: Iraq has become America's shame
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
… It also points to US military intelligence stooping to a form of mental
torture designed to have the maximum impact in a patriachal society such
as Iraq.…
www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=3565147&thesection=news&thesubsection=dialogue

RED Cross describes systematic abuse in Iraq
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
GENEVA The international Red Cross said Friday that the abuse it found
in Iraq's US-run prisons was systematic and amounted to torture.…
www.iht.com/articles/518957.htm

FRESH 'Iraq abuse' claims emerge
BBC News – London,England,UK
… verify the pictures. It is understood he is a Territorial Army reservist
attached to the Queen's Lancashire Regiment in Iraq. And he …news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/3695411.stm

2 journalists killed in Iraq
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
… Milewicz, an award-winning Polish television correspondent, and his
Polish-Algerian picture editor, Mounir Bouamrane, were shot and killed
in Iraq on Friday…
www.iht.com/articles/519031.htm

KERRY'S Iraq Problem
FOX News – USA
By Ken Adelman. Iraq‚sa major problem for the presidential candidate,
one he‚d better fix long before November. … He‚s got a major Iraq
problem.…
www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,119346,00.html

FAMILY: GI in Iraq Photos Following Orders
Guardian – UK
… England's family has said she was a ``paper pusher'' in Iraq who processed
inmates and only went to the prison to visit friends who worked there.

www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4065426,00.html

RUMSFELD Apologizes for Iraq Prison Abuse
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… lawmakers that the military investigating 42 potential cases of misconduct
against civilians that occurred outside detention facilities in Iraq and
Afghanistan…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A8810-2004May7.html

RUMSFELD apologises for Iraq prison abuse
Reuters – London,England,UK
… as well as the United States, carried major implications for Rumsfeld's
future but also for Americans' support for President George W. Bush and
the war in Iraq…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=506908&section=news

RUMSFELD Takes Responsibility for Iraq Prisoner Abuse (Update5)
Bloomberg – USA
… Since December 2002, the military has investigated the deaths of 25
detainees in detention facilities in Iraq and Afghanistan, and 10 incidents
of possible…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=aOwZUH36LzMw&refer=us

HOW could seemingly solid citizens become brutalizers in Iraq?
AZ Central.com – AZ,USA
They appear to be mostly ordinary Americans: sons and daughters of small
towns, committed parents, a mechanic, a fisherman, a parade volunteer.

www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0507AbuseHow07-ON.html

RED Cross Says Iraq Report Confidential
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
GENEVA – The International Red Cross report on prison abuse that was given
to the top American administrators in Iraq is a confidential document
and was not…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/8615572.htm

UN envoy answers criticism of Iraq plan
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said Friday he wants the government
that takes over from the US-led occupation on June 30 to have only limited
powers…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apmideast_story.asp?category=1107&slug=Iraq%20Brahimi

ABUSE Will Make US Job in Iraq Harder
Guardian – UK
… soldiers could make the jobs of aid workers and contractors more difficult,
says the Bush administration's top official overseeing the reconstruction
of Iraq.…
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4065345,00.html

RUMSFELD apologies for US army abuse in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
The United States Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld and officials from
the Pentagon have revealed evidence of further abuse of prisoners in Iraq.

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1104033.htm

MORE Photos, Videos in Iraq Abuse Scandal-Rumsfeld
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The abuse scandal at Abu Ghraib prison includes
more photographs and videos that are potentially worse than the photos
shown around the…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5077610

RUMSFELD apologizes for US army abuse in Iraq, 20 Mehdi…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… on my watch, and I take full responsibility,” Rumsfeld told lawmakers,
adding that the Geneva Conventions apply to all detainees held by US forces
in Iraq.…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/83798/1/.html

SKEPTICAL Arabs Watch Iraq Abuse Hearings
Reuters – USA
… Photographs of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison outside Baghdad
reinforced Arab skepticism about the US argument that the aim of invading
Iraq was to end…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5077942

SOLDIER from Dallas dies in Iraq
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
Authorities are investigating the death of a soldier from Dallas whose
body was found May 5 in the Euphrates River in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.
Cpl.…
www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/stories/050704dnmetsoldier.19c1f8c9e.html

RUMSFELD Apology as Red Cross Says Iraq Abuse Rife
Reuters – USA
… deepest apology.”. In Iraq itself, sporadic fighting in the holy cities
of Najaf and Kerbala killed some 20 people. Rebel cleric…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5077907

I'LL be cleared: Iraq jail chief
The Australian – Australia
THE former commander of American prisons in Iraq has acknowledged that
several soldiers under her command were “clearly guilty” of abusing prisoners,
but…
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,9502556%255E1702,00.html

KERRY challenges Bush on taking Iraq responsibility
Baltimore Sun – Baltimore,MD,USA
Diary offers a glimpse of the work of civilian contractors in Iraq and
their attempts to stay comfortable and amuse themselves.…
www.baltimoresun.com/news/elections/bal-kerry0507,0,3828731.story?coll=bal-nationworld-headlines

RED Cross sees torture-like abuse in Iraq
swissinfo – Switzerland
By Richard Waddington. individual members of coalition forces. What we
have described is a pattern and a broad system,” he. after…
www.swissinfo.org/sen/Swissinfo.html?siteSect=143&sid=4921606

CHASTENED Rumsfeld apologises over Iraq abuse
Financial Times – London,England,UK
By James Harding in Washington. Donald Rumsfeld on Friday offered his “deepest
apology” to the Iraqi prisoners abused by US soldiers…
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RED Cross sees torture-like abuse in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
… Breaking with its usual vow of silence, the Geneva-based humanitarian
agency (ICRC) said on Friday that visits to detention centres in Iraq
between March and…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=506891&section=news

UN Envoy in Iraq to Plan Transition
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: Lakhdar Brahimi, the UN special envoy for Iraq, returns to
Baghdad to lead efforts to put together a new interim Iraqi government
by June 30.…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1876009

PENDLETON Marine found dead in Iraq
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
CAMP PENDLETON ˆ A 20-year-old Camp Pendleton Marine from Dallas was
found dead in the Euphrates River in Iraq, base officials said today.
Cpl.…
www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/iraq/memorial/20040507-1021-marinedeath.html

RUMSFELD apologises for Iraq prison abuse
Reuters – London,England,UK
By Vicki Allen. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld
has taken responsibility for the abuse of Iraqi prisoners…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=506814&section=news

BULGARIA to keep troops in Iraq despite threat
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
UNITED NATIONS, May 7 (Reuters) – Bulgaria will not be intimidated into
pulling its troops out of Iraq by threats from al Qaeda leader Osama bin
Laden, Foreign…
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N07327883.htm

US Abuses in Iraq `Not Isolated,' Red Cross Says (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
… The Red Cross today published extracts of the report it submitted to
the US penitentiary authorities in Iraq and in February after the Wall
Street Journal…
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NEGROPONTE Confirmed as Iraq Ambassador
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: The Senate is expected Thursday to approve the nomination
of John Negroponte as the new US ambassador to Iraq. Negroponte…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1875106

HOUSE Vexed by Iraq Fighting, Abuse
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: The intensity of the war in Iraq — and the reports of abuse
of prisoners — are two issues preoccupying the House.…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1875090

EDITORIALS on Donald Rumsfeld, prisoner abuse in Iraq
Fort Wayne News Sentinel – Fort Wayne,IN,USA
… President Bush apologized Thursday for the unfolding scandal of abuses
at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison, one of the few apologies he has offered in
his tenure.…
www.fortwayne.com/mld/newssentinel/news/editorial/8613685.htm

RUMSFELD facing lawmakers' anger on abuses in Iraq
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
… over whether the defense secretary – who was described as embarrassed
and angry over the abuse of prisoners by American forces in Iraq – would
survive.…
www.iht.com/articles/518887.htm

IRAQ Insurgents Defy US, Taunt Bush Over Jail Abuse
Reuters – USA
KUFA, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraq's rebel Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr defied
US troops closing in on his militia army, vowing in a Friday sermon to
drive out an…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5076284

GROUPS Say They Cited Iraq Prison Abuse
Guardian – UK
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – US administrator L. Paul Bremer first heard of allegations
that troops were mistreating Iraqi captives at Abu Ghraib prison in January,
a…
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4064379,00.html

EXPLOITED in Iraq, Indian workers say
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
… encountered when they got there exploded across the front pages of
Indian newspapers this week, with one headline declaring “Indians Abused
in Iraq” in “US…
www.iht.com/articles/518904.htm

WORKERS-COMPENSATION insurers eye Iraq violence with caution
MLive.com – MI,USA
NEW YORK (Dow Jones/AP) — Recent attacks in Iraq are prompting insurance
companies to rethink the rates they charge for workers' compensation coverage
for…
www.mlive.com/newsflash/business/index.ssf?/newsflash/get_story.ssf?/cgi-free/getstory_ssf.cgi?f0101_BC_Iraq-Insurance&&news&newsflash-financial

GOVT urged to raise Iraq torture with ambassador
Ireland Online – Dublin,Ireland
The Government was today urged to raise with the United States ambassador
urgent concerns about the maltreatment of Iraqi prisoners.…
212.2.162.45/news/story.asp?j=103478420&p=yx3479yz6&n=103479180

EVENTS in Iraq Test President as Leader
ktla 5 – Los Angeles,CA,United States
… critics argue that his administration's tightly held process of setting
and sticking by policy has contributed to some of the problems it faces
in postwar Iraq…
ktla.trb.com/news/nationworld/nation/ktla-fg-leadership7may07-lat,0,2072281.story?coll=ktla-news-1

IRAQ Sunnis Host Sadr Followers in Show of Support
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Thousands of supporters of rebel Shi'ite Muslim cleric
Moqtada al-Sadr prayed in Sunni mosques in Iraq Friday, in what local
leaders called…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5074859

BRITAIN Investigates New Charges of Prisoner Abuse in Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Britain's Defense Ministry says it is investigating new charges that British
soldiers abused Iraqi prisoners. A ministry spokesman…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=5E0FE4A7-853C-467C-BB4AE3B1784E35FB

RED Cross saw 'widespread abuse' in Iraq
Financial Times – London,England,UK
The Red Cross discovered “serious violations” of the rights of Iraqi prisoners,
with abuse so widespread it may be considered to have been tolerated by
the US…
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US, UK Troops Should Stay in Iraq to 2006-Ex-Envoy
Reuters – USA
LONDON (Reuters) – US and British troops should stay in Iraq at least until
2006, Britain's recently retired Iraq envoy said in an essay published
Friday.…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5074956

EUROPEAN Press Review: The Consequences of Prisoner Abuse in Iraq
Deutsche Welle – Germany
… gasoline prices. The Dutch Algemeen Dagblad looks at the consequences
of the reports of torture in Iraq by US and British troops. The…
www.dw-world.de/english/0,3367,1430_A_1194939_1_A,00.html

WEST Virginia soldier accused of abusing prisoners in Iraq
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
— For weeks, the Mineral County Courthouse has proudly displayed the photographs
of local soldiers stationed in Iraq along the stairway at its front entrance.

sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/05/07/MNG1A6HEI81.DTL

IRAQ policy needs overhaul, now more than ever
The Triangle – USA
What can I say about the situation in Iraq? It's going from bad to worse.
The last two weeks have been especially unsettling since…
www.thetriangle.org/news/2004/05/07/EdOp/Iraq-Policy.Needs.Overhaul.Now.More.Than.Ever-679604.shtml

RUMSFELD faces Congress on Iraq abuse
Reuters – London,England,UK
… Presidential contender John Kerry, a Massachusetts senator, said he
had called on Rumsfeld to quit months ago because of miscalculations on
Iraq and the new…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=506634&section=news

IRAQ'S Rebel Cleric Defies Bush at Najaf Mosque
Reuters – USA
KUFA, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraq's rebel Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr defied
US troops closing in on his militia army, vowing in a Friday sermon to
drive out the…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5073968

TWO reporters killed in Iraq
Guardian – UK
The death toll among journalists working in Iraq reached another grim landmark
today after gunmen opened fire on reporters, killing two and injuring
a third…
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1211785,00.html

RED Cross Saw ' Widespread Abuse ' in Iraq – WSJ
Reuters – USA
GENEVA (Reuters) – The Red Cross discovered “serious violations” of the
rights of Iraqi prisoners, with abuse so widespread it may be considered
to have been…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5073940

FRESH Iraq abuse claims rock British army
Channel News Asia - Singapore
... Friday, the Daily Mirror said the reservist, which it named "Soldier
C," was deployed with the Queen's Lancashire Regiment when it was in southern
Iraq in July ...
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/83723/1/.html

BRITISH Troops Hit by New Iraq Abuse Claims
Reuters - USA
... groups said there appeared to be less doubt about the new allegations
which, if proven, would make life even more difficult in the tinderbox
of Iraq as the ...
http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5072885

POLISH, Algerian reporters shot dead in Iraq
Al-Jazeera - Qatar
One Polish and one Algerian journalist have been shot dead and a Polish
cameraman has been wounded in central Iraq. Poland's embassy ...
http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/5669EF87-C698-4527-B2A3-19232BC4336F.htm

POLISH TV crew attacked in Iraq
BBC News - London,England,UK
Gunmen in Iraq have killed a Polish and an Algerian journalist as they
were driving south of Baghdad. An Iraqi man travelling with ...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3693389.stm

SPAIN Won't Send Troops Back to Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) - Kansas City,MO,USA
MADRID, Spain - Spain will not send troops back to Iraq even if the international
force there is given a United Nations mandate, a senior aide to Prime
...
http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/8612876.htm

AMID Calls To Resign Rumsfeld Testifies On Iraq Abuses
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,USA
… in California, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry
said he had called on Rumsfeld to quit “months ago” because of miscalculations
on Iraq.…
www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=050704015532

IRAQ'S rebel cleric defies US
Reuters – London,England,UK
KUFA, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraq's rebel Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has
defied US troops massed around the holy city of Najaf by appearing at
a mosque to lead…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=506431&section=news

NEW abuse allegations dog British troops in Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… The claims are only the latest in a series of damaging allegations
against the US-led coalition over its treatment of prisoners in Iraq.

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/83693/1/.html

LAWMAKERS seek say on Iraq budget
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… spending, indicated yesterday that they will not give the Bush administration
a free hand in the use of a new $25 billion installment for the war in
Iraq.…
www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2004/05/07/lawmakers_seek_say_on_iraq_budget

RED Cross: US May Have Tolerated Iraq Abuse -WSJ
Reuters – USA
… The findings were based on inspections and interviews in Iraq by the
International Committee of the Red Cross. The February report…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5072036

IRAQ 'abuse' contractors go on the offensive
The Register – London,England,UK
… went on the offensive on Wednesday as it sought to contain the fallout
from the alleged involvement of some of its staff in the abuse of prisoners
in Iraq.…
www.theregister.co.uk/2004/05/07/iraq_abuse_contractors/

IRAQ reaction to abuses muted
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Nashwan, a 16-year-old high-school dropout working as a
mechanic, has not seen the photos that have shocked Iraq and the Arab
world.…
www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/ny-woabus073791501may07,0,7220584.story?coll=ny-worldnews-headlines

CLERIC Sadr Arrives at Iraq Mosque to Lead Prayers
Reuters – USA
KUFA, Iraq (Reuters) – Radical Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr arrived on
foot to lead Friday prayers in Kufa, near the holy city of Najaf, defying
US troops…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5071153

SETTING off a wider face-off on Iraq
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
… by American forces unleashed in Congress yesterday a wide-ranging and
at times bitterly partisan review of the Bush administration's policies
in Iraq and the…
www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/nation/ny-usprob073791499may07,0,319788.story?coll=ny-nationalnews-headlines

POLISH, Algerian Reporters Shot Dead in Iraq
Reuters – USA
WARSAW (Reuters) – One Polish and one Algerian journalist were shot dead
and a Polish reporter was wounded in an attack in central Iraq on Friday,
a source…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5071331

AMERICA`S shame & shock in Iraq
Samachar News – India
Those who had warned that America‚s unilateral and patently unjustified
invasion of Iraq would turn that country into “George W. Bush‚s Vietnam‰
and…
www.samachar.com/features/070504-features.html

BUSH Personally Apologizes For Iraq Prisoners Abuses
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,USA
… Iraqi prisoners and their families suffered but insisted there are
also 'thousands of acts of kindness and decency taking place every day
in Iraq from the…
www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=050604115549

BRITISH Troops Hit by New Iraq Abuse Claims
Reuters – USA
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain's Ministry of Defense is investigating fresh
charges of abuse of prisoners in Iraq after a newspaper published the
testimony on…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5070945

ABRUPT US Iraq pullout will embolden terrorists: Singapore PM
Channel News Asia – Singapore
WASHINGTON : Any abrupt withdrawal of US troops from Iraq will embolden
Islamic terrorists and rogue states, posing a greater risk to the world,
Singapore…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/83669/1/.html

BIN Laden offers gold for Iraq deaths
IAfrica South African News – Cape Town,South Africa
… attributed to al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden offered 10 kilograms
of gold to whoever killed the top US civilian and military officials in
Iraq, UN Secretary…
iafrica.com/news/worldnews/320950.htm

DIGITAL Photos Change Iraq War Perception
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
Some of the most shocking or memorable photos from the Iraq war were almost
certainly taken by soldiers or government contractors – and zipped around
the world…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/8610966.htm

MARINES Were Investigated for Iraq Jail Abuse
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… FALLOUJA, Iraq ˜ Before many of the notorious photos of Iraqi prisoners
being abused by US soldiers at Abu Ghraib prison were taken, American
military…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-cases7may07,1,7116200.story?coll=la-headlines-world

TROOPS Train Sights on Shiite Militia in Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… NAJAF, Iraq ˜ In a major campaign to quell rebellious Shiite forces,
US troops and tanks seized a government compound from militiamen loyal
to an anti…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-iraq7may07,1,3428917.story?coll=la-home-world

BUSH faces backlash from American public over Iraq prisoner abuse
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… In the heart of New York, images from Iraq are shown 24 hours a day
on massive screens above Times Square. At the start of the war…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/americas/view/83657/1/.html

BUSH apologises as Rumsfeld faces call to resign over Iraq…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
By Channel NewsAsia's US Correspondent Malcolm Brown. WASHINGTON : The
United States has issued more apologies over the Iraqi prisoner…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/americas/view/83655/1/.html

SENATE OKs UN Envoy as Iraq Ambassador
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… WASHINGTON ˜ The Senate on Thursday easily confirmed John D. Negroponte
as the first US ambassador to postwar Iraq, with senators stressing that
his job had…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-negroponte7may07,1,5504289.story?coll=la-home-world

ACT Now or a Civil War May Hit Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… the fact that roughly one-third of Sunnis and two-thirds of Shiites
support violence against the coalition and want coalition forces to leave
Iraq immediately.…
www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-cordesman7may07,1,4871906.story

US soldiers tell of more Iraq abuses
swissinfo – Switzerland
… returned to California from Iraq, spoke in interviews with Reuters.
… Six soldiers in Iraq have been charged in the case and President George
W. Bush.…
www.swissinfo.org/sen/Swissinfo.html?siteSect=143&sid=4919722

KERRY says Rumsfeld should resign over Iraq inmate abuse
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… I think Iraq and the miscalculation, and the overextension of the armed
forces, and the entire way in which they rushed the nation to war under
these…
www.boston.com/news/politics/president/kerry/articles/2004/05/07/
kerry_says_rumsfeld_should_resign_over_iraq_inmate_abuse

MANY US workers in Iraq unchecked
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
WASHINGTON — The military's reliance on civilians to serve as interrogators
and translators in Iraq is now so great that many people are being sent
abroad…
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/business/energy/2555342

US compounds own problems in Iraq, moderates say
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
… The military in Iraq also decided to grant the international Red Cross
and Iraq's ministries of interior and human rights regular access to the
notorious Abu…
www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2004/05/07/2003154460

LATEST reason to invade Iraq
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
There's much excitement in Iraq as the June 30 handover of power approaches.
Once the process is complete, Iraqis will be able, for…
thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1
&c=Article&cid=1083881409055&call_pageid=968867505381&col=969048872038

UN council meets to prepare for new Iraq resolution
Xinhua – China
… deadline for power transfer drawing near, the United States and Britain
have been eager to see the 15-nation council pass a new resolution on
Iraq soon, they…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-05/07/content_1455295.htm

HALF of Americans Continue to Say Iraq War “Worth It”
Gallup Poll News – Washington,DC,USA
by Jeffrey M. Jones. PRINCETON, NJ — Recent news out of Iraq has been
more bad than good for the United States. The controversy…
www.gallup.com/content/default.asp?ci=11605

DEVELOPMENTS in Iraq Are Testing Bush's Leadership
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
WASHINGTON — The cascade of troubling developments in Iraq has posed an
extraordinary test of President Bush's leadership, forcing him to do several
things…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/la-fg-leadership7may07,1,6403347.story?coll=la-home-headlines

LAWMAKERS to Insist on Oversight of Iraq Money
Washington Post – USA
… Robert C. Byrd (W.Va.), the ranking Democrat on the Senate Appropriations
Committee, who described the administration's accounting of money for
Iraq as “a…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A6834-2004May6.html

UN to Keep Control of Iraq Oil-For-Food Papers
Reuters – USA
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations will not release confidential
documents on alleged corruption in the Iraq oil-for-food program to Congress
or…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5068520

KERRY Says Prisoner Abuses Make Iraq Mission `Harder' (Update2)
Bloomberg – USA
May 6 (Bloomberg) — Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry said
the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by US soldiers makes the US mission in Iraq
tougher and…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=aorOcitmvHxk&refer=us

INTERROGATION Methods in Iraq Aren't All Found in Manual
New York Times – USA
… But during the American campaign against terror and, more recently,
the American-led occupation of Iraq, military intelligence experts say
the direct approach…
www.nytimes.com/2004/05/07/international/europe/07MANU.html?ex=1084507200&en=dc9eff7848ecc5eb&ei

BUSH apologizes for Iraq prisoner abuse
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
… There must be respect for the people of Iraq, if they expect to have
normalized relations after we have freedom and self-rule,” council member
Muhsin Abdul…
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1
&c=Article&cid=1083839228168&call_pageid=1045739058633&col=1045739057805

EDITORIAL:INTOLERABLE acts in Iraq
Asahi Shimbun – Tokyo,Japan
… is not surprising that the entire Arab world was outraged by the intolerable
acts by the American troops, who pride themselves on being the liberators
of Iraq.…
www.asahi.com/english/opinion/TKY200405070146.html

BUSH Apologizes for Iraq Abuse; Backs Rumsfeld
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
… Others said that Mr. Bush would never fire Mr. Rumsfeld, the prosecutor
of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, just six months before the election.

www.nytimes.com/2004/05/07/politics/07RUMS.html

INDIAN Contract Workers in Iraq Complain of Exploitation
New York Times – USA
… say they encountered when they got there landed on the front pages
of Indian newspapers this week, with one headline declaring “Indians Abused
in Iraq” in “US…
www.nytimes.com/2004/05/07/international/asia/07INDI.html?ex=1084507200&en=eca67797ec8ab5aa&ei=5062

NEW dossier backs Iraq abuse claims: report
ABC Online – Australia
London's Daily Mirror newspaper says it has received further disturbing
evidence that members of one British Army regiment in Iraq were involved
in beating and…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1103538.htm

LAWMAKERS to Insist on Oversight of Iraq Money
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… spending, indicated yesterday that they will not give the Bush administration
a free hand in the use of a new $25 billion installment for the war in
Iraq.…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A6834-2004May6.html

RED Cross Says That for Months It Complained of Iraq Prison…
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
ASHINGTON, May 6 ˜ The International Committee of the Red Cross regularly
complained to senior United States officials in Iraq and in Washington
over the…
www.nytimes.com/2004/05/07/politics/07RIGH.html

BLACK Watch on standby for Iraq return as crisis deepens
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
THE Black Watch have been told to prepare for a return to Iraq – less than
a year after they came home victorious from the war against Saddam Hussein‚s
regime…
thescotsman.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=518712004

TIME for a graceful exit from Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
WASHINGTON — The United States is now at a fork in the road in its Iraq
policy. We can either try to save face for our mistaken…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/172267_helenthomas07.html

BRITISH Troops Face New Iraq Prisoner Abuse Claims
Reuters – USA
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain's Ministry of Defense said it was investigating
fresh charges of mistreatment of prisoners in Iraq after a newspaper on
Friday…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5067423

NEGROPONTE Receives Approval to be New US Ambassador to Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
The US Senate Thursday overwhelmingly confirmed Ambassador to the United
Nations, John Negroponte, as the first US Ambassador to post-war Iraq.

www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=D1E7DB21-84FE-4334-83A4DD03AE0ADDF6

INDIANS allege exploitation in Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
… encountered when they got there exploded across the front pages of
Indian newspapers this week, with one headline declaring “Indians Abused
in Iraq” in “US…
www.startribune.com/stories/484/4763457.html

NO decision yet to send more UK troops to Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
LONDON (Reuters) – The government has made no decision yet to send more
troops to Iraq, Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon says. In an…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=506176&section=news

''WASHINGTON'S Delicate Balancing Act: Negotiating Between Iraq's…
PINR – USA
ince the start of the US occupation of Iraq, Washington has carefully attempted
to balance between the interests of the country's Sunni and Shi'a Arab

www.pinr.com/report.php?ac=view_report&report_id=167&language_id=1

IRAQ: Why US Should Not Cut and Run
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
PARIS, 7 May 2004 ˜ What to do about Iraq? … The initial prediction
of the doomsayers was that, deprived of its oppressor, Iraq will plunge
into civil war.…
www.arabnews.com/?page=7&section=0&article=44450&d=7&m=5&y=2004

BUSH sorry for Iraq jail abuse
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
WASHINGTON: US President George W Bush apologised last night for the abuse
and humiliation of Iraqi prisoners by US soldiers but rejected the demands
from…
www.gulf-daily-news.com/Articles.asp?Article=81018&Sn=WORL

BUSH may seek more than $50 billion for Iraq, Afghanistan for…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) President Bush may seek more money for wars in Iraq and
Afghanistan next year than the $50 billion figure his budget director
cited months ago…
www.boston.com/dailynews/127/wash/Bush_may_seek_more_than_50_bil:.shtml

IRAQ Update
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: We'll track the political fallout here in Washington, following
the prisoner abuse scandal in Iraq. Guests: Sen. John…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1874953

US Held Hostage in Iraq Wanted to Help
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
… East. The 41-year-old father of three from Denver worked in Jordan
and Abu Dhabi before returning to his native Iraq last year.…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/nation/8606545.htm

CHEMICAL agent found in Iraq shell
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… Saddam's regime used mustard and other chemical agents against Iraq's
minority Kurds in the late 1980s and against Iranian forces during the
1980-1988 Iran…
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,9494111%255E1702,00.html

OFFICIALS condemn behavior of soldiers in Iraq abusing prisoners
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
… KRT) – Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz, appearing Thursday
in Philadelphia, said abuse of prisoners by soldiers in Iraq was “fundamentally
damaging…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/nation/8606652.htm

KERRY calls on Bush to take responsibility for Iraq
Daily Times – Pakistan
… candidate John Kerry on Wednesday called on President George W. Bush
to take “appropriate responsibility‰ for the abuse of prisoners in
Iraq and issue a…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_7-5-2004_pg4_3

PHOTO Gallery: Prisoner Abuse in Iraq
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
… Karpinski is named commander of the 800th Military Police Brigade,
becoming the senior officer in charge of Abu Ghraib and two other military
prisons in Iraq.…
sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2004/05/06/iraqabusepix.DTL

ANOTHER bloody day in Iraq
Times of Oman – Oman
… Entering Najaf and Kufa would be high noon for the Mehdi Army all over
Iraq,‰ Sadr spokesman Sheikh Ahmed Al Shaibani said.…
www.timesofoman.com/newsdetails.asp?newsid=56141

UK Investigates New Allegation of Abuse in Iraq
Reuters – USA
LONDON (Reuters) – A British soldier came forward on Thursday with new
charges of mistreatment of prisoners in Iraq, potentially drawing Washington's
closest…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5066691

FOR security, Govt may ban travel to Iraq
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
NEW DELHI, MAY 6: Following an initial inquiry into the growing controversy
over employment of Indians in Iraq, the Protectorate of Emigrants (POE)
has…
www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=46492

PM 'abhorrence' at Iraq pictures
Ananova – England,UK
Prime Minister Tony Blair has issued his strongest condemnation yet of
any abuse in Iraq. “Those things are completely and totally unacceptable.

www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_946790.html

  
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