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December 7 2004
 

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Bush admits mixed Iraq results
Reuters – London,England,UK
… PENDLETON, California (Reuters) – President George W. Bush has sought to boost the morale of US troops facing extended deployments in Iraq, but acknowledged …

www.voanews.com/english/2004-12-07-voa37.cfm
Russia’s Putin Skeptical About Iraq Election
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Russian President Vladimir Putin says he cannot imagine how Iraq could hold its elections (planned for next month) as long as the country remains under what he …

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Report: CIA chief paints bleak picture in Iraq
CNN International – Atlanta,GA,USA
NEW YORK — The situation in Iraq is unlikely to improve anytime soon, according to a classified cable and briefings from the Central Intelligence Agency, The …

www.cbc.ca/cp/world/041207/w120782.html
Iraq accuses neighbours of not doing enough to stop guerrilla …
CBC News – Canada
Russian President Vladimir Putin said he “cannot imagine” how Iraq’s elections can go forward Jan. 30 amid the violence. In a speech …

www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,11626755%255E1702,00.html
Iraq churches bombed
NEWS.com.au – Australia
… A new CIA assessment, reported by the New York Times, gave a gloomy picture of Iraq’s future, seeing further insecurity if the government fails to assert …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-12/08/content_2306721.htm
US backs Iraq, Afghanistan into WTO
Xinhua – Beijing,China
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 (Xinhuanet) — The United States said Tuesday that it backs the bids of Iraq and Afghanistan to join the World Trade Organization (WTO). …

www.boston.com/dailynews/342/nation/A_daily_look_at_U_S_military_d:.shtml
A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
7, 2004, at least 1,278 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. …

www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2004-12-07-iraq-elections_x.htm
Reports: Allawi says Iraq could spread out elections
USA Today – McLean,VA,USA
… The feasibility of the date for holding Iraq’s first elections since the US invasion has been questioned both inside and outside the country. …

www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2004/12/08/001.html
Putin Urges Iraq to Welcome Business
Moscow Times (subscription) – Moscow,Russia
… Allawi. Allawi’s visit is the first trip to Moscow by top officials representing Iraq since the ouster of Saddam Hussein. Following …

www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=60426
Crisis in Iraq is worsening: CIA
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
WASHINGTON, DECEMBER 7: A classified cable sent by the CIA’s station chief in Baghdad has warned that the situation in Iraq is deteriorating and may not …

www.nytimes.com/2004/12/07/national/07cnd-bush.html
Bush Determined to Have Iraq Hold Elections on Schedule
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
By DAVID STOUT. WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 – President Bush said today that there would be more bloodshed in Iraq before the Jan. 30 elections …

www.nytimes.com/2004/12/07/international/middleeast/07cnd-iraq.html
Two Churches Bombed as Violence Persists in Iraq
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
By ROBERT F. WORTH. BAGHDAD, Iraq, Dec. … The bombings were not the first strike at Christians, who constitute less than 5 percent of Iraq’s 24 million people. …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7019636
Report: CIA Paints Pessimistic Iraq Picture
Reuters – NY,USA
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The situation in Iraq is deteriorating and unlikely to improve any time soon, according to a classified cable and briefings from the CIA …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=041207175120.9u1fbbl3.xml
Putin casts doubt on Iraq polls, US combat deaths near 1,000
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin cast doubt over the viability of holding elections as planned next month in an Iraq under “total occupation …

www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4658778,00.html
Neighboring Nations Anger Iraq Official
Guardian – UK
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – A deputy prime minister expressed impatience Tuesday with neighboring countries for not doing enough to keep foreign fighters from joining …

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Canada to host int’l forum on Iraq elections
CTV – Canada
… Canada will host an international forum later this month that will bring together electoral experts from around the world to discuss the upcoming vote in Iraq. …

www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=634783
1,000th American killed in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – Gunmen have bombed two churches in the tense Iraqi city of Mosul, fuelling fears of ethnic and sectarian unrest ahead of an election …

www.swissinfo.org/sen/Swissinfo.html?siteSect=143&sid=5390041
US says holds international terrorists in Iraq
swissinfo – Switzerland
al-Sadr, which like many Shi’ite organisations has links with coreligionists in Shi’ite ruled Iran. house, said the 1st Infantry …

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Iraq Impatient with Neighbours over Foreign Fighters
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… Insurgents in the country have killed more than 80 Iraqis in a string of attacks since Friday, and Iraq’s Sunni Arab Muslims are demanding the vote be …

www.canada.com/news/national/story.html?id=
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US Army deserter ran to avoid committing atrocities in Iraq
Canada.com – Canada
TORONTO (CP) – An American war dodger said Tuesday he fled the US military because he believed the invasion of Iraq was illegal and any act of violence he …

www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/nation/2935940
CIA memo paints bleak picture of Iraq’s future
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
WASHINGTON — A classified cable sent by the CIA’s station chief in Baghdad has warned that the situation in Iraq is deteriorating and may not rebound any time …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/politics/10359343.htm
Putin Opines on Iraq Election Date
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
… the interests of Russian companies to be considered in Iraqi reconstruction, given that Russia was willing to join in writing off 80 percent of Iraq’s debts to …

www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,11626638%255E1702,00.html
Iraq travel warning issued
NEWS.com.au – Australia
THE Federal Government has warned Australians travelling to Iraq to take care due to a likely increase in terrorist activity ahead of that country’s elections …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-12/07/content_2306469.htm
Gunmen attack two churches in Iraq’s Mosul
Xinhua – Beijing,China
… they added. Mosul is home to many of Iraq’s Christians, who make up about three percent of the national population. Tensions between …

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Leaked CIA memo shows bleak Iraq outlook
Ireland Online – Dublin,Ireland
The security situation in Iraq is deteriorating and shows no sign of improving soon, according to a top secret CIA memo revealed today. …

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Musharraf: Speed up Iraq exit plan
CNN International – Atlanta,GA,USA
LONDON, England — The US-led coalition must speed up its “exit strategy” from Iraq by accelerating the training of local security forces, Pakistani President …

www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=634692
Russia’s Putin sceptical over Iraq poll
Reuters – London,England,UK
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed deep scepticism over plans to hold an election in Iraq while foreign troops were still there. …

www.theage.com.au/news/War-on-Terror/Bush-links-Saudi-
raid-to-Iraq-poll/2004/12/07/1102182291025.html

Bush links Saudi raid to Iraq poll
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… responsibility for the bloody assault on the US consulate in Jeddah as President George Bush tied the attack with the forthcoming elections in neighbouring Iraq …

www.iht.com/articles/2004/12/07/news/troops.html
Rumsfeld sees pullout from Iraq in 4 years
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
KUWAIT Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said that he expected American troops to withdraw from Iraq within four years, but he cautioned that any final …

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Dutch arrest in Iraq genocide case
CNN International – Atlanta,GA,USA
… He fled to Iraq after being released and remained there until 2003. After the US-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003, van Anraat …

www.iht.com/articles/2004/12/07/news/outlook.html
CIA reports a bleak outlook on Iraq
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
WASHINGTON A classified cable sent by the CIA’s station chief in Baghdad has warned that the situation in Iraq is deteriorating and may not rebound any time …

www.iht.com/articles/2004/12/07/news/SPLIT.html
Split could hurt Shiites in Iraq vote
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
The development is a major setback for Iraq’s most powerful religious leader, Grand Ayatollah Ali Husseini al-Sistani, who appointed a committee in October to …

www.suntimes.com/output/jesse/cst-edt-jesse07.html
A sinking feeling about Iraq exit
Chicago Sun Times – Chicago,IL,USA
The war in Iraq has become virtually invisible, like grating background noise that you get used to and seldom notice. But take another …

www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/FL08Ak02.html
Icarus (armed with vipers) over Iraq
Asia Times Online – Hong Kong
… fact – at least to judge from the non-coverage of the air war the administration of US President George W Bush has unleashed in “postwar” Iraq against heavily …

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Two friends gear up for second Iraq tour with state Guard
AL.com – Birmingham,AL,USA
FORT McCLELLAN – Alabama National Guardsmen Joel Mabry and Johnny Rusk returned from nearly 10 months in Iraq last spring. They …

www.freep.com/news/nw/iraq7e_20041207.htm
Rumsfeld: Troop pullout hinges on Iraq’s security
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait — US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Monday that he expected US troops to withdraw from Iraq within four years, but he cautioned …

  
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