Iraq News and Information Links October 7 2004
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Focus Back On Iraq After VP Debate
CBS News – USA
(CBS/AP) A day after their one and only face-to-face debate, the vice presidential candidates took their skirmish on Iraq and domestic issues out on the

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Cheney Defends Iraq War Despite Absence of WMD
Wired News – USA
MIAMI (Reuters) – Vice President Dick Cheney on Thursday staunchly defended the decision to invade Iraq despite the finding of a US arms inspector that Iraq …

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White House Reacts to Iraq Weapons Report
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
a decade. The immediacy of the threat from those weapons was the president's biggest justification for invading Iraq. White House

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Kerry's troubling conflict over Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
Kerry. Why has he had so much trouble offering a coherent position on Iraq – the most important issue in the presidential race?

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Iraq Attacks Kill 2 Soldiers, Injure 2, US Says (Update1)
Bloomberg – United States
US troops have been the frequent target of attacks by insurgents opposed to Iraq's interim government and the presence of foreign soldiers in the country.

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Bigley Kidnap: Iraq Leader Hints at Deal
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
By Louise Barnett, PA News. Iraq's interim Prime Minister has hinted at behind the scenes movement in the case of British hostage Ken Bigley.

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Editorials Consider Iraq-WMD Report
Editor & Publisher (subscription) – New York,NY,USA
Editorials in several leading newspapers today responded to the final report released yesterday by Charles A. Duelfer, the US chief weapons inspector in Iraq.

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Bush Battles CIA Report, Bremer Remarks on Iraq Ahead of Debate
Bloomberg – United States
Louis with Democratic challenger John Kerry: regaining the offensive while keeping his composure in defending the war in Iraq and his economic policies.

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Iraq cleric aide says ceasefire deal reached
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The top aide to Iraq's rebel Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has announced that Shi'ite militiamen will hand over their weapons as part of a

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Australian Voters Face Stark Choice on Iraq
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
He didn't mention Iraq once. “I stand by the decision we took in relation to Iraq,” Howard said after his speech in Canberra.

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Major flaws noted in Iraq oil-for-food program
The Globe and Mail (subscription) – Toronto,ON,Canada
permitted recipients to purchase certain amounts of oil at a profit, according to the report issued Wednesday by Charles Duelfer, head of the Iraq Survey Group

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Iraq Attacks Kill Two US Soldiers, Injure Two, Military Says
Bloomberg – United States
The other soldier was killed and an Iraqi interpreter hurt in an attack on their patrol late yesterday in Bayji, in northern Iraq, the military said.

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Iraq back with big wheat order
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
THE nation's wheat farmers have been repaid for Australia's military involvement in Iraq with a $300 million wheat order. Confirmation

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France disputes Iraq bribe claims
BBC News – London,England,UK
The report, which found Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction at the time of the US-led invasion, has fuelled the debate about justification for the war.

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Iraq weapons report becomes political fodder
MSNBC – USA
WASHINGTON – Coming a month before the presidential elections, the final US report on Iraq's weapons capability quickly became a political tool as both

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Al-Sadr aide released in Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
on the west bank of the Tigris river, has been a frequent target for insurgents using car bombs, rockets and mortars to attack US forces and Iraq's US-backed

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Sadr Aide Freed as Iraq Seeks Pre-Election Calm
Reuters – USA
Talks have also been under way to defuse Iraq's most stubborn troublespot, Falluja, and the Sunni Muslim city's chief negotiator said they could bear fruit soon

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Iraq Again In Forefront as Australian Election Approaches
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Australia's election campaign is in its final stages, with the country's role in Iraq again a major talking point. Australian Prime

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Freed Indonesian hostages arrive home after Iraq ordeal
Channel News Asia – Singapore
The two, Istiqomah Misnad, aged 36, and Casingkem Astin, aged 22, arrived home after transiting in the United Arab Emirates from Iraq.

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REPORT fuels Iraq WMD debate
CNN International – USA
The CIA report, authored by Charles Duelfer, who advises the director of central intelligence on Iraqi weapons, said Iraq's WMD program had essentially…

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REPORTS put pressure on Bush over Iraq invasion
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
… officials and internal CIA analyses have combined to undermine many of the central rationales of the administration's case for war with Iraq — and its…

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REPORT says Iraq had no banned weapons as US forces attack rebels
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… In Washington, chief US weapons inspector Charles Duelfer told the Senate Armed Services Committee that Iraq's chemical, biological and nuclear weapons were…

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UNION for UN staff objects to Iraq duty
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
… On Wednesday, staff union representatives released a letter to Secretary General Kofi Annan urging that no more staffers be sent to Iraq and that the 32 people…

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GALLOWAY denies profiting from Iraq food fund
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Story in full FORMER Labour MP George Galloway has strenuously denied trying to profit illegally from Iraq’s oil-for-food programme.…

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Japan: Report that Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction does
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
TOKYO (AP) The government's top spokesman said Thursday that Japan's stance on the Iraq war was not undermined by a US arms inspector's report that there is no

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Striking on Iraq war
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
President George W. Bush yesterday heaped new criticism on his Democratic opponent, charging that John Kerry would “retreat” in Iraq, “fawn over” foreign

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Iraq, Sadr Militia Begin Peace Talks
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,United States
Sadr's aides have been negotiating with officials of Iraq's interim government, but no deal has yet been announced. NPR's Emily Harris reports.

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No regrets over Iraq: Howard
NEWS.com.au – Australia
PRIME Minister John Howard today refused to express any regret about going to war in Iraq, despite a US report which found no evidence Saddam Hussein produced

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UN Workers Urge Annan To Pull UN Staff From Iraq
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
7 October 2004 — United Nations workers are calling on Secretary-General Kofi Annan to pull all UN staff out of Iraq. Two groups

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US soldier killed in bomb attack in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
Fallujah, some 50 km west of Baghdad, has been a bastion of insurgency against US occupation forces since the US invasion of Iraq last year. Enditem.

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Muslim Reservist Loses Iraq War Legal Battle
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
A Muslim reservist airman who refused to take part in the Iraq war because of his religious beliefs lost his landmark legal battle today over his prosecution

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Probe finds no illicit Iraq arms
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON — Iraq did not maintain an active program to develop weapons of mass destruction after the 1991 Persian Gulf War and had no chemical, biological

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Howard defends Iraq war
BBC News – London,England,UK
He was responding to the chief UN weapons inspector's report that found no stockpiles of banned weapons in Iraq at the time of the US-led invasion.

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UN unions say Iraq too risky
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
On Wednesday, staff union representatives released a letter to Secretary-General Kofi Annan urging that no more staff members be sent to Iraq and that the 32

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SA soldiers may be heading for Iraq
Independent Online – South Africa
By Graeme Hosken. The United Nations is expected to ask South Africa to provide close-protection troops for senior staff in Iraq.

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Japan's Koizumi Still Backs US in Iraq After Weapons Report
Bloomberg – United States
Oct. 7 (Bloomberg) — Japan still supports the US invasion of Iraq after a CIA report said Iraq did not possess stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons

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Cheney and Edwards battle over Iraq
Daily Times – Pakistan
CLEVELAND: Vice President Dick Cheney and Democratic Sen John Edwards battled fiercely over the war in Iraq on Tuesday in a debate that featured repeated

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White House defends Iraq war strategy
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
The White House staunchly defended its Iraq policy on Tuesday as new questions emerged about US President George W. Bush's prewar decisions and postwar planning

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Suicide car bomb kills 10 in Iraq
Daily Times – Pakistan
BAGHDAD: A suicide car bomb blew up near a National Guard centre in western Iraq on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people, as US and Iraqi forces pushed on

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Irish passport may save UK hostage in Iraq
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
The Irish government issued a passport to Iraq hostage Ken Bigley in the hope that the country's long history of conflict with Britain might sway those holding

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Australia PM says no apologies for Iraq war
Stuff.co.nz – New Zealand
CANBERRA: Australian Prime Minister John Howard refused today to apologise for joining the US-led invasion of Iraq despite a new US report that said Baghdad

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UN staff seek Iraq withdrawal
The Australian – Australia
organisations representing more than 60,000 United Nations staff members have urged Secretary-General Kofi Annan to pull all UN staff out of Iraq because of

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Iraq kept up WMD pretence 'to deter Iran'
Guardian – UK
from using weapons of mass destruction during the first Gulf war because of the effect it would have had on world opinion, according to the Iraq Survey Group

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Editorial: Cheney on Iraq/Through a lens of unreality
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
What especially stood out, given several strains of news this week, was Cheney's insistence that the administration had done “exactly the right thing” on Iraq.

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Iraq didn't pose weapons threat at time of invasion, US inspector
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
weapons or the capability to produce them, and his nuclear weapons program was deteriorating when the United States led last year's invasion of Iraq, the top

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Gaddafi asks Iraq kidnappers to release British hostage
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
THE Libyan leader, Muammar al-Gaddafi, appealed yesterday to kidnappers in Iraq to free the British hostage Kenneth Bigley. JANA

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Australian PM unrepentant over Iraq invasion
Channel News Asia – Singapore
SYDNEY : Australian Prime Minister John Howard was defiant about his support for the war in Iraq despite a new report's finding that Saddam Hussein did not

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How long will it take to get over Iraq?
Christian Science Monitor – Boston,MA,USA
Some Southerners aren't over it yet, after 140 years. How long will it take to get over Iraq? President Bush is fighting the Iraq war on the cheap.

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Cheney and Edwards clash over Iraq
Straits Times – Singapore,Singapore
CLEVELAND (Ohio) – Iraq and the war on terror dominated the vice-presidential debate of the United States election campaign, with incumbent Dick Cheney

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US Inspector Reports No Banned Weapons in Iraq
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Iraq had no stockpiles of biological and chemical weapons and its nuclear program had decayed before last year's US-led invasion, the

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Iraq war justified, Bush insists again
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
WASHINGTON Strongly defending his position despite a new report undercutting the explanation for his invasion of Iraq, President George W. Bush insisted again

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Iraq, Sadr Militia Begin Peace Talks
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,United States
Sadr's aides have been negotiating with officials of Iraq's interim government, but no deal has yet been announced. NPR's Emily Harris reports.

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White House officials undermine Bush's position on Iraq
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
President George W. Bush's rationale for the Iraq war, and his subsequent handling of the conflict, have been undermined by two of his own top officials

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Iraq leaders vow to retake rebel enclaves as British FM visits
Channel News Asia – Singapore
The British minister said he was confident Iraq's interim government was doing everything possible to crush the insurgency and establish a viable framework for

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Gadhafi Appeals for Freedom of British Hostage in Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Libyan President Moammar Gadhafi has appealed for the release of British engineer Kenneth Bigley, who was taken hostage in Iraq three weeks ago.

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Report shows Iraq sanctions not working: Blair
Straits Times – Singapore,Singapore
ADDIS ABABA (Ethiopia) – Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Wednesday that the chief US arms inspector's report on Iraq shows that United Nations sanctions

  
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