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…

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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. …<,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…

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…,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

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.…

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

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…

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…

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

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…

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.…

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

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.

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…,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…

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…

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.”.…

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.…

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,

MARKET Catches What Media Miss on Iraq – 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…,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

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

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.…

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…,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…

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.,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.…,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…

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

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…

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

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…

KEY states back Iraq resolution
BERLIN, Germany — France, Germany and Spain say they intend to vote for
a United Nations resolution on the transfer of power in 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

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…

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…

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…,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…

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…

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

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

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…

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 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.…

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…

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…

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…,,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

SOLDIER killed in bomb attack in Iraq – 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.…

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

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…

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…

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

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.…

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.……,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

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.…

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…

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.…

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.…,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

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…

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…

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

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…,,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

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.…

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…

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.…,,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

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.…

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

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

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…

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…

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

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.…

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.

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…

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.

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…

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

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.…

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

SUPPORT must continue during Iraq ‚ s transition (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

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,

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…

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.…

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…

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