Iraq News and Information Links June 8 2004
WHAT UN resolution on Iraq will accomplish
Christian Science Monitor – USA
… WASHINGTON ˆ The anticipated unanimous approval of a new United Nations
resolution on Iraq will be touted by President Bush as a strong sign of
global unity…
www.csmonitor.com/2004/0609/p02s02-usfp.html

SHAKY agreement to dismantle militias provides hope for stable…
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
… The two main Kurdish leaders have warned the US they will break away
from the rest of Iraq if their rights are not guaranteed in a UN Security
Council…
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=4977

BUSH enters G8 summit confident on Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
SEA ISLAND, Georgia (Reuters) – US President George W. Bush has kicked
off a summit of major industrialised countries confident that Iraq would
be a unifying…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=525779&section=news

IRAQ kidnappings hard to stop
Christian Science Monitor – USA
… BAGHDAD ˆ An Anglican envoy spearheading the search for hostages
in Iraq is urging senior Sunni and Shiite clerics to issue a joint fatwa,
or religious edict…
www.csmonitor.com/2004/0609/p06s02-woiq.html

SUICIDE car bombings kill at least 20 in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAQOUBA, Iraq – (KRT) – Suicide car bombings in two northern Iraqi cities
Tuesday killed at least 20 people and injured more than 50, including
one dead and 10…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/8872241.htm

VERMONT hit hard by Iraq casualties
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… Jamie Gray of East Montpelier brought to 10 the number of service members
with Vermont ties to be killed in combat in Iraq. An 11th…
www.boston.com/dailynews/160/region/Vermont_hit_hard_by_Iraq_casua:.shtml

ATTACKS hint tactics in Iraq are changing
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
… terror plan. At full production, the plant is capable of supplying
nearly 20 percent of the entire electrical output of Iraq. But…
www.iht.com/articles/524075.htm

UK'S Blair Says UN Resolution Patches Rift Over Iraq War
Bloomberg – USA
… `This is an important milestone for a new Iraq,'' Blair told reporters
on his plane before arriving in Sea Island, Georgia, for the annual summit
of the Group…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000102&sid=aZqHv9kTHnAM&refer=uk

A Look at US Military Deaths in Iraq
Guardian – UK
As of Tuesday, June 8, 825 US service members have died since the beginning
of military operations in Iraq in March 2003, according to the Defense
Department. …<www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4183147,00.html

UN Security Council Votes 15-0 to Back Iraq Transition Mandate
Bloomberg – USA
June 8 (Bloomberg) — The United Nations Security Council voted 15-0 to
restore Iraq's sovereignty on June 30 and mandate US-led military forces
to maintain…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000080&sid=adsDlJwvIP4E&refer=asia

BUSH 'delighted' by Iraq resolution
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
US President George W Bush said today that the UN Security Council may
unanimously approve a resolution on Iraq's future, showing that deep rifts
over the war…
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,9790962%255E1702,00.html

BUSH Kicks Off G8 Summit Confident Over Iraq
Reuters – USA
SEA ISLAND (Reuters) – President Bush kicked off a summit of major industrialized
countries on Tuesday confident that Iraq would be a unifying issue and
not…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=politicsNews&storyID=5375765

BLAIR Hails Unanimous UN Vote on Iraq
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… Tony Blair tonight hailed the passing of a United Nations resolution
paving the way for the transfer of sovereignty followed by democratic
elections in Iraq.…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3037509

BUSH to press for write-off of Iraq's debts
Financial Times – London,England,UK
… George W. Bush will renew pressure at the Group of Eight summit beginning
on Wednesday on fellow western creditor governments to write off Iraq's
debts.…
news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1086445517182

MORE car bomb attacks in Iraq
Radio Australia – Australia
Twelve people have been killed and dozens have been wounded in car bomb
attacks in Iraq. Officials say the deaths and injuries occurred…
www.abc.net.au/ra/newstories/RANewsStories_1127591.htm

UN endorses Iraq sovereignty transfer
USA Today – USA
… AP) ˜ The UN Security Council gave a resounding 15-0 endorsement
Tuesday to a US resolution backing the transfer of sovereignty to Iraq's
new government 14…
www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2004-06-08-un-iraq-resolution_x.htm

IRAQ hostages sold: cleric
The Australian – Australia
AN Anglican cleric in Iraq said today that about 20 foreigners are still
being held hostage there and it could be very difficult to win their freedom
since…
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,9790963%255E1702,00.html

US steps up pressure for massive Iraq debt forgiveness
Channel News Asia – Singapore
SAVANNAH, United States : The United States stepped up pressure on the
world's economic powers to forgive the “vast majority” of Iraq's debt
in the face of…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world_business/view/89112/1/.html

G-8 summit opens with attention on Iraq
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
… of discussions with his administration's hopes high that the Group
of Eight summit will help the president and his adversaries set aside
differences on Iraq.…
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/nation/2616528

2 Car Bombs Take Toll in Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… the United Nations Security Council was preparing to vote this afternoon
on a revised resolution determining the powers and scope of Iraq's interim
government.…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/la-060804iraq_lat,1,1512190.story?coll=la-home-headlines

AUSSIE envoy: Intl support essential for Iraq's future
Daily Yomiuri – Tokyo,Japan
… The Americans and international community as a whole are going in the
right direction in trying to establish an Iraq government,” McCarthy said.

www.yomiuri.co.jp/newse/20040609wo41.htm

IRAQ-TURKEY pipeline attacked
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
SABOTEURS attacked the Kirkuk-Turkey pipeline on Sunday, the security chief
for Iraq's Northern Oil Company (NOC) said today, shortly after another
official of…
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,9790946%255E1702,00.html

FOUR hostages freed in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
… The commander of US forces in Iraq, Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez,
said some of the kidnappers were seized during the operation on Tuesday
which was…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=525745&section=news

UPDATE 2-US wants “most” Iraq debt forgiven
Reuters – USA
SAVANNAH, Ga., June 8 (Reuters) – The Bush administration believes most
of Iraq's debt must be forgiven to ensure the country's stability but
will not specify…
www.reuters.com/financeNewsArticle.jhtml?type=bondsNews&storyID=5374859

BUSH Predicts Unanimous UN Vote on Iraq
Reuters – USA
SEA ISLAND, Ga. (Reuters) – President Bush predicted on Tuesday that a
UN Security Council vote on an Iraq resolution will be unanimous “if things
go well.”.…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=politicsNews&storyID=5374739

OIL prices fall amid uncertainty over Iraq pipeline attack
Channel News Asia – Singapore
LONDON : Oil prices fell in choppy trading amid contradictory reports surrounding
an attack on a key pipeline in northern Iraq.…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world_business/view/89096/1/.html

MINISTER'S Error over Iraq Abuse Numbers
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Military police have investigated more than twice as many civilian deaths
and abuse claims involving British troops in Iraq than originally revealed,
the…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3036753

MARKET Catches What Media Miss on Iraq
TheStreet.com – New York,NY,USA
Could there be more good news coming out of Iraq lately? Hostages are being
freed, Germany and France have pledged support, the…
www.thestreet.com/p/_tschpbox/rmoney/jamesjcramer/10165105.html

UN to Back Iraq Resolution Unanimously Today, French Envoy Says
Bloomberg – USA
June 8 (Bloomberg) — The United Nations Security Council will vote 15-0
today on a resolution restoring Iraq's sovereignty, endorsing the government
that will…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=a2kovYlEpvBk&refer=us

FOUR hostages freed in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – US-led special forces have freed three Italians and
a Pole held hostage in Iraq and captured some of their abductors in a
bloodless rescue…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=525693&section=news

WHITE House hopes G8 will heal Iraq rifts
The Globe and Mail – Canada
Sea Island, Ga. ˜ As US President George W. Bush plays host Tuesday to
world leaders critical of his Iraq policies, White House officials hope
the Group of…
www.globeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20040608.wg8/BNStory/Front/

IRAQ: what next?
Guardian – UK
The US-led troops are to be rebranded a multinational force by the resolution
and given a mandate to stay in Iraq until the transitional timetable comes
to a…
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1234231,00.html

US-LED Forces Rescue Italians, Pole Held in Iraq
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – US-led special forces freed three Italians and a Pole
held hostage in Iraq and captured some of their abductors in a bloodless
rescue…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5373992

WOUND 68, in northern Iraq
Philippine Daily Inquirer – Makati City,Philippines
MOSUL, Iraq — Two suicide car bombs killed 12 people, including a US soldier,
and wounded 68 people north of Baghdad on Tuesday in Iraq's Sunni Muslim

www.inq7.net/wnw/2004/jun/09/wnw_1-1.htm

FOUR hostages released in Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
Salvatore Stefio, Umberto Cupertino and Maurizio Agliana had been held
in Iraq for almost two months but have been freed in good condition.…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/53417102-6E64-4128-8E74-1CED0404AB16.htm

US hones Iraq plan to break UN deadlock
The Australian – Australia
… Just three weeks before the scheduled June 30 transfer, French concerns
on whether Iraq would have control over coalition military operations
appear to have…
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,9786436%255E2703,00.html

IRAQ car bombs kill 12 ahead of UN vote as four hostages freed
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : Twelve people were killed and dozens wounded in car bomb attacks
in Iraq ahead of a UN vote on a resolution to give international legitimacy
to the…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/89058/1/.html

IRAQ eclipses G8 agenda
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
US President George W. Bush today plays to world leaders critical of his
Iraq policies at the Group of Eight summit at the US resort of Sea Island.

www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,9785700%255E663,00.html

IRAQ: The job's only half done
The Australian – Australia
… His comments are driven not by Australian politics but by Bush's need
to save his Iraq policy. … For the Bush administration, Iraq is the
make or break issue.…
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,9786160%255E12250,00.html

CAR bombings rock northern Iraq cities
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
MOSUL, Iraq Two suicide car bombs killed at least 12 people, including
a US soldier, and wounded at least 50 people north of Baghdad on Tuesday
in Iraq's Sunni…
www.iht.com/articles/523956.htm

POLL shows most Britons believe Iraq war outlay wasted
Xinhua – China
LONDON, June 8 (Xinhuanet) — Sixty percent of British people believe government
spending on the Iraq war was a waste of money and should have been spent
on…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/08/content_1515206.htm

CAR bombs kill 15 in Iraq
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
BAGHDAD – Two car bombs exploded in separate cities in Iraq today, killing
at least 14 Iraqis and one US soldier. Dozens were wounded…
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/
Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1086689477844&call_pageid=968332188854&col=968350060724

POSSIBILITY of Iraq Role for NATO Seen as 'Remote'
Reuters – USA
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The possibility that NATO will take a role in Iraq
is “remote,” a senior alliance diplomat said Tuesday after Italian Prime
Minister…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5372554

AGREEMENT close on Iraq draft
Radio Netherlands – Netherlands
The US President's National Security Advisor said on Monday that she expected
the latest US-British draft of a new UN Security Council resolution on
Iraq to be…
www.rnw.nl/hotspots/html/irq040608.html

KEY states back Iraq resolution
CNN – USA
BERLIN, Germany — France, Germany and Spain say they intend to vote for
a United Nations resolution on the transfer of power in Iraq.…
www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/06/08/un.iraq/

BLAIR upbeat over Iraq after UN deal
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
TONY BLAIR today said the worst appeared to be over in Iraq as an international
deal was struck paving the way for the United Nations to endorse the handover

news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=651172004

SPECIAL Forces Free Four Foreign Hostages in Iraq
Reuters – USA
MILAN, Italy (Reuters) – Special forces from the US-led coalition in Iraq
Tuesday freed three Italian hostages held for almost two months and a
Pole abducted a…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5372191

6/7/04 – A FREE IRAQ SENDS IRAN A SIGNAL
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Iraq has a new interim government that will take over authority from the
US-led coalition on June 30th. The selection of the new…
www.voanews.com/Editorials/article.cfm?objectID=91E7EC83-6603-45AC-9A27DF4E8B6EE993

BLAIR 'confident' of UN Iraq resolution
Guardian – UK
Tony Blair is “reasonably confident” that the UN will agree a new security
council resolution on Iraq, he said today. The prime…
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1234113,00.html

IRAQ weapons disposal accident kills 6
ABC Online – Australia
… Marek Belka has expressed condolences to the families of the dead,
but says the accident would not affect Poland's resolve to keep its troops
in Iraq as long…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1127549.htm

IRAQ Claims Full Control of Oil Sector
Forbes – USA
… The new government will have full control of the oil revenues, Allawi
said, adding that Iraq is the “second largest country in oil reserves,
it has more than…
www.forbes.com/home/feeds/ap/2004/06/08/ap1401164.html

BLAIR upbeat over Iraq after UN deal
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
TONY BLAIR today said the worst appeared over in Iraq as an international
deal was struck paving the way for the United Nations to endorse the handover
of…
news.scotsman.com/politics.cfm?id=650402004

NORTHERN Iraq – calm like a bomb
Asia Times Online – Hong Kong
As negotiations at the United Nations on a new resolution for Iraq apparently
near a close, developments with respect to the Kurds and north Iraq, where
there…
www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/FF09Ak03.html

CAR Bombs Rock Iraq
KUTV – Salt Lake City,UT,USA
(CBS) There were two car bombs in Iraq Tuesday, followed by a mortar attack.
The bombs, in Baqouba and Mosul, killed at least 14…
kutv.com/topstories/topstories_story_160065350.html

CLARKE: More Reasons to Invade Iran Than Iraq
Wired News – USA
VIENNA (Reuters) – It would have made more sense to invade Iran than Iraq,
says a former US counterterrorism adviser who has already accused the
Bush…
wireservice.wired.com/wired/story.asp?section=Breaking&storyId=875706&tw=wn_wire_story

BUSH seeks G-8 OK of Iraq plan
Fort Worth Star Telegram (subscription) – Fort Worth,TX,USA
… Two representatives from the European Union will join them. Perhaps
the summit's most anticipated guest, though, is Ghazi al-Yawer, Iraq's
interim president.…
www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/news/special_packages/iraq/8869459.htm

HANDOVER of power close to reality for Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
MARK COLVIN: The handover of power in Iraq is drawing closer to reality
– at the UN, France has now said it will back the resolution to empower
the interim…
www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2004/s1127443.htm

SIX troops killed in Iraq ammunition explosion
Reuters – London,England,UK
… Marek Belka expressed condolences to the families of the dead, but
said the accident would not affect Poland's resolve to keep its troops
in Iraq as long as…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=525405&section=news

UN agrees on Iraq resolution
News24 – South Africa
NEW YORK – The UN Security Council has reached agreement on a new Iraq
resolution, and a formal vote on the document was due to take place on
Tuesday, German…
www.news24.com/News24/World/Iraq/0,,2-10-1460_1539247,00.html

CAR bombs kill 14 in Iraq before UN vote
Reuters – London,England,UK
… at the Security Council on a resolution endorsing the political process
have been complicated by international wrangling and by divisions within
Iraq.…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=525321&section=news

SOLDIER killed in bomb attack in Iraq
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
An American soldier has been killed and at least 18 others injured in a
suicide bomb attack at a US military base in northeastern Iraq.…
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/06/08/uiraq.xml&sSheet=/portal/2004/06/08/ixportaltop.html

BLAIR defends Iraq intelligence
BBC News – London,England,UK
The group hunting for Iraq's weapons of mass destruction is unlikely to
report that Saddam Hussein was no threat to the world, Tony Blair has
said.…
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/3786195.stm

UNANIMOUS support for Iraq resolution expected in UN council
Channel News Asia – Singapore
UNITED NATIONS : The United States and Britain were headed to a key victory
on Iraq with the UN Security Council expected to give unanimous support
for the…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/89003/1/.html

OIL Up on Iraq Disruption, Nigeria Threat
Reuters – USA
LONDON (Reuters) – Oil prices made fresh gains on Tuesday after news of
further disruption to Iraq's oil exports and the threat that a strike
in Nigeria could…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=businessNews&storyID=5370180

VIOLENCE goes on as Iraq nears sovereignty
Independent Online – South Africa
… Britain brought onside opponents of their 2003 Iraqi invasion, ensuring
a United Nations resolution will stamp international legitimacy on Iraq's
new interim…
www.iol.co.za/index.php?click_id=3&art_id=qw1086687721858I626&set_id=1

SCHOOLGIRLS find their freedom limited in liberated Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BY DEBORAH HORAN. BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – The Sami sisters, ages 17, 15
and 11, listen to Madonna and Britney Spears. They play basketball…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/8868044.htm

BOMBS in Iraq leave at least four dead, dozens injured
Channel News Asia – Singapore
MOSUL, Iraq : At least four people were killed, including a US soldier,
and 48 wounded, in a series of bombings in the Iraqi towns of Mosul and
Baquba.…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/89005/1/.html

HOWARD keen to boost support for Iraq
TVNZ – New Zealand
Australia's conservative government launched a public campaign to win support
for the US-led coalition in Iraq and stem a growing voter backlash to
the war…
tvnz.co.nz/view/news_world_story_skin/429722?format=html

ANGLICAN Cleric Says Fears Iraq Hostages Sold Off
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – An Anglican cleric seeking the release of foreign hostages
in Iraq said on Tuesday he feared their captors were selling them off
to Islamic…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5369709

NEWARK solider among four Garden State Guardsmen killed in Iraq
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
… But the Iraq conflict required them to perform tasks closer to those
associated with military police: patrol and security work, and protecting
convoys…
www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/ny-bc-nj—iraq-soldierskill0608jun08,0,7703630.story?coll=ny-ap-regional-wire

IRAQ: US marine killed as five occupation soldiers die in de-…
Albawaba Middle East News – Amman,Middle East
A US Marine was killed in action in Iraq's Anbar province, the US command
said Tuesday. The Marine was killed Monday, the command said.…
www.albawaba.com/news/index.php3?sid=278458&lang=e&dir=news

BLAIR pledges sovereignty in Iraq
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… yesterday. Blair said more than 100,000 British and US troops in Iraq
“cannot be ordered to do something they don't want to do.……
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,9785129%255E1702,00.html

FRANCE to back UN resolution on Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – France says it will back a UN resolution on
Iraq after its US-British sponsors made last-minute adjustments on military
policy.…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=525270&section=news

CAR bombings kill at least 15 in northern Iraq
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
BAQOUBA, Iraq ˜ Three car bombs shook the northern Iraqi cities of Baqouba
and Mosul today, killing at least 14 Iraqis and one US soldier.…
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2001950857_boom08.html

VERMONT soldier dies in Iraq bombing
Boston Herald – Boston,MA,USA
By Associated Press. MONTPELIER, Vt. – Sgt. Jamie Gray of East Montpelier
died yesterday in Iraq when a roadside bomb exploded. Two…
news.bostonherald.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=31053

GOVERNMENT 'Turning Around Iraq Situation'
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
The Government needs to do more to get the message across that things are
improving in Iraq, Home Secretary David Blunkett said today.…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3034071

TWO Car Bomb Explosions in Iraq Kill 10
Guardian – UK
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) – Two car bombs exploded Tuesday in the northern city
of Mosul, killing 10 and wounding 100 people, the US military said.…
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4180706,00.html

IRAQ bans militias
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
… Shiite political and religious figures who are seeking to draw al-Sadr
and his followers away from armed resistance and into Iraq's postwar political
process.…
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2001950731_iraq08.html

CAR bombs explode in Iraq
Ireland Online – Dublin,Ireland
Two car bombs have exploded in Iraq today, with at least five people killed,
including a US soldier. A suicide attacker detonated…
212.2.162.45/news/story.asp?j=106794502&p=yx6795zx8&n=106795262

GOVT releases booklet on Iraq handover
ABC Online – Australia
The Federal Government has released a public paper aimed at bringing Australians
on-side over its involvement in Iraq. The booklet…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1127378.htm

VERMONT Guardsman is 3d in unit to die in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
MONTPELIER — Vermont National Guard Sergeant Jamie Gray of East Montpelier
was killed yesterday in Iraq when a roadside bomb exploded south of Baghdad

www.boston.com/news/local/vermont/articles/2004/06/08/vermont_guardsman_is_3d_in_unit_to_die_in_iraq

FRANCE to back draft Iraq resolution
The Times (subscription) – London,England,UK
France will vote for a American-British draft resolution on Iraq‚s sovereignty
in the United Nations Security Council after many of its demands have
been met…
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,1-1138409,00.html

IRAQ: Suicide Car Bombing Kills 1 US Soldier, 4 Iraqis
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
The US military in Iraq says a car bomb exploded Tuesday outside a US military
base in Baquba, north of Baghdad, killing one American soldier and four
Iraqi…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=E65B37B9-B08C-43E5-86BABE5A75AA8550

PM IN HOPE D-DAY SPIRIT WILL HELP IRAQ
The Mirror – UK
TONY Blair will today fly to a fortress island resort off the US coast,
hoping the “D-Day spirit” will bring quick agreement on a UN resolution
on Iraq.…
www.mirror.co.uk/news/allnews/tm_objectid=14312152&method=full&siteid=
50143&headline=pm-in-hope-d-day-spirit-will-help-iraq-name_page.html

MIDEAST, Iraq war expected to be focus of 3-day economic summit
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
… miles from Savannah follows Bush's short trips to The Vatican, Paris
and Normandy, where he worked to turn former opponents of the war in Iraq,
notably French…
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/nation/2614854

RUSH hour bomb kills 4 in Iraq
News24 – South Africa
Baqouba, Iraq – A suicide attacker detonated a car bomb during rush hour
outside a US base on Tuesday, killing four Iraqis and injuring 12 others,
police said.…
www.news24.com/News24/World/Iraq/0,,2-10-1460_1539261,00.html

PAK Hopes New Interim Setup In Iraq Would Lead A Fully…
Pakistan News Service – Lahore,Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan : June 08 (PNS) – Pakistan Monday hoped the new interim
setup in Iraq would lead to a truly representative government of the Iraqi
people…
www.paknews.com/flash.php?id=11&date1=2004-06-08

100 local Marines headed to Iraq
The Lafayette Daily Advertiser – Lafayette,LA,USA
Patrick Crawford of the TOW Platoon, 23rd Marines, explains the deployment
of Marine reserve units to Iraq on Monday at the Marine Reserve Center
in Lafayette.…
www.acadiananow.com/news/html/933BB96B-B45E-408A-8602-2314A9F01E8F.shtml

UNSC in compromise on Iraq resolution
RTE Interactive – Ireland
The United Nations Security Council is reported to have reached a compromise
over a new joint resolution on Iraq sponsored by the United States and
Britain.…
www.rte.ie/news/2004/0608/iraq.html

RICE says Iraq agreement close
Savannah Morning News – Savannah,GA,USA
UN resolution may come during the G-8. A free Iraq would be the 'linchpin
of a different kind of Middle East,' Rice says. Amid the…
www.savannahnow.com/stories/060704/2219700.shtml

TWO US soldiers among eight killed in Iraq
Hi Pakistan – Lahore,Pakistan
… Meanwhile, a commander of the former Badr Brigades, the armed wing
of the Supreme Assembly for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SAIRI), was
shot dead in Baghdad…
www.hipakistan.com/en/detail.php?newsId=en67202&F_catID=&f_type=source

IRAQ war hits close to home
Brazosport Facts – Clute,TX,USA
The death of a Manvel man is bringing the war in Iraq home to Brazoria
County. Marine Lance Cpl. … Martin compared the war in Iraq to Vietnam.

thefacts.com/story.lasso?wcd=14025

LOCAL Man Among Dead In Iraq
Tampa Tribune – Tampa,FL,USA
CLEARWATER – A 31-year-old security professional working for a contractor
in Iraq is among the dead from a weekend ambush on a convoy on the road
to Baghdad's…
news.tbo.com/news/MGB8FR7H7VD.html

9 militias to disband in Iraq; al-Sadr's fighters refuse
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – Nine of Iraq's main political parties agreed Monday
to disband their private armies and merge them with the national army,
but the…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/8865339.htm

NINE militia forces will disband, Iraq prime minister announces
eTaiwan News – Taipei,Taiwan
… By doing this, we reward their heroism and sacrifices, while making
Iraq stronger and eliminating armed forces outside of government control,”
Allawi said in…
www.etaiwannews.com/World/2004/06/08/1086662547.htm

UN Arms Inspectors Say Iraq Sites Were Cleaned Out
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
UNITED NATIONS, June 7 — A number of sites in Iraq known to have contained
equipment and material that could have been used to produce banned weapons
and long…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A23281-2004Jun7.html

SENATOR Bennett Visits Iraq
KSL-TV – Salt Lake City,UT,USA
Bob Bennett said Monday that he returned from a trip to Iraq with renewed
confidence in the war's importance in fighting terrorism and continued
assurance that…
tv.ksl.com/index.php?nid=5&sid=98973

US calls vote as UN council nears deal on Iraq
Malayala Manorama – India
United Nations: The United States and Britain have called for a UN Security
Council vote on Tuesday on a draft resolution on Iraq after hammering
out a last…
www.manoramaonline.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=manorama/
MmArticle/CommonFullStory&c=MmArticle&cid=1086602331551&
channel=News&p=1002194839100&count=7

PALM Harbor security professional killed in Iraq
Tampa Bay's 10 – St. Petersburg,FL,USA
Tampa, Florida – A 31-year-old security professional working for a contractor
in Iraq is among the dead from a weekend ambush on a convoy on the road
to the…
www.tampabays10.com/news/news.aspx?storyid=8561

IRAQ-UN Deal Expected to Be Accepted
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
UNITED NATIONS (AP)—The United States and Britain made a last-minute addition
Monday to their Iraq resolution that appeared to satisfy French and German

www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V9655.AP-UN-Iraq.html

G8 summit will highlight Iraq policy, Middle East democracy
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
SAVANNAH, Ga. – (KRT) – The Group of Eight summit beginning Tuesday is
shaping up as President Bush's show, a chance to give a boost to his Iraq
policy and his…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/8864669.htm

SECOND South Carolina woman dies in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… mother said her daughter entered the military “to make a better life
for herself.” She joined the Army roughly a year ago and had been in Iraq
since early March…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/8864611.htm

US Bends to France, Russia on UN Iraq Resolution
Washington Post – USA
Passage would be a pivotal victory for the Bush administration as it ends
a 14-month occupation of Iraq — and be a stark contrast to the divisions
and…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A23393-2004Jun7.html

IT'S Iraq, not WWII
Palm Beach Post – Palm Beach,FL,USA
Marking D-Day's 60th anniversary, the Bush administration tried to make
Iraq War II look better by comparing it with World War II.…
www.palmbeachpost.com/opinion/content/auto/epaper/editions/tuesday/opinion_044c1e402470e12a00b6.html

TEXT of Latest Iraq-UN Draft Resolution
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
Welcoming the beginning of a new phase in Iraq's transition to a democratically
elected … Recalling all of its previous relevant resolutions on Iraq.

www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/National/AP.V9574.AP-UN-Iraq-Text.html

IRAQ to Dominate Talks at G8 Summit in Georgia
NPR (audio) – USA
Though trade and economic issues are on the agenda, Iraq is expected to
dominate the discussions. President Bush is trying to win…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1941052

THE Dangers of Reporting in Iraq
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Eric Westervelt about his
latest reporting assignment in Iraq, a month-long tour that just ended.

npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1941072

WASHINGTON will withdraw after a Œ free Iraq ‚ , says Bush
Daily Times – Pakistan
WASHINGTON: US President George W Bush has refused to outline a specific
scenario for the possible withdrawal of US forces from Iraq, saying the
emergence of…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_8-6-2004_pg7_40

US bans cleric from Iraq elections
Guardian – UK
… whose militiamen have been fighting the US occupation forces in several
Iraqi cities, was banned yesterday from standing in Iraq's forthcoming
democratic…
politics.guardian.co.uk/iraq/story/0,12956,1233652,00.html

CIGAR-PUFFING Marine wounded in Iraq gets hero's homecoming
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… Nick Popaditch remains enthusiastic about the US military mission in
Iraq despite losing an eye in combat and nearly all of his hearing in
one ear.…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/states/california/the_valley/8864223.htm

UN Security Council on verge of Iraq deal
ABC Online – Australia
UN Security Council diplomats said they expected a deal soon on a new draft
resolution on Iraq after the United States and Britain offered a last
minute…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1126869.htm

SUPPORT must continue during Iraq ‚ s transition
Scoop.co.nz (press release) – New Zealand
With the Security Council poised to act soon on a draft resolution on Iraq,
United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan and his Special Adviser Lakhdar
Brahimi…
www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00072.htm

A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
As of Monday, June 7, 820 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/159/nation/A_daily_look_at_U_S_military_d:.shtml

US lawmakers, Iraqi prime minister discuss violence in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… Robert Bennett, R-Utah, part of a small group that Senate Majority
Leader Bill Frist led to Iraq late last week. Frist, R-Tenn., said…
www.boston.com/dailynews/159/wash/U_S_lawmakers_Iraqi_prime_mini:.shtml

BRAHIMI Asks Iraq's New Leaders to Try to Win Support From Their…
Bloomberg – USA
June 7 (Bloomberg) — Lakhdar Brahimi, the United Nations envoy to Iraq,
said today the interim government that will take over on June 30 should
try to gain…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=a0I7BnD6LjCM&refer=top_world_news

IRAQ'S incoming government agrees to absorb, disband most…
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – Nine Iraqi militias, representing more than 100,000
fighters but not the forces of rebel cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, have agreed
to lay…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/8863237.htm

US confident of Iraq accord as it prepares to host G8 summit
Channel News Asia – Singapore
SEA ISLAND, United States : US officials expressed confidence they were
close to an agreement on Iraq's future as they prepared to host a summit
of world…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/88942/1/.html

NEW leaders in Iraq have deep ties to US
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
WASHINGTON Iraq's newly appointed minister of communications, a former
mobile network designer, owns a home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where
he is still a…
www.iht.com/articles/523878.htm

THE costs of rebuilding Iraq
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — All his life, as Baghdad stretched and swelled with new
neighborhoods of boxy, concrete houses, Raad Latif's family sold the bricks,
cement…
www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/ny-wobrik0608,0,2598704.story?coll=ny-world-big-pix

THE IRAQ WAR
Christian Science Monitor – USA
Far more than an account of the battles and strategies during 2003, this
compact history of the Iraq war manages to span the ages from ancient
Mesopotamia to…
www.csmonitor.com/2004/0608/p15s01-bogn.html

MILITARY families protest Iraq services
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
… and pictures of relatives in the Army Reserves, took their discontent
to the top Monday to protest their loved ones' extended deployments in
the Iraq war zone.…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apus_story.asp?category=1110&slug=Iraq%20Military%20Families

ANTIDOTE to 'Iraq is Vietnam'
Christian Science Monitor – USA
… is high. It's a publicist's dream and the perfect antidote to the “Iraq
is Vietnam” argument that's been making the rounds. Who…
www.csmonitor.com/2004/0608/p09s01-codc.html

  
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