Iraq News and Information Links September 8 2004
KERRY spells out what he considers errors on Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
CINCINNATI – (KRT) – Seeking to answer critics who say he's been too vague
about Iraq, John Kerry offered a detailed description Wednesday of what
he called…

ITALY unites over abduction of 2 aid workers in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
… display of unity, Italy's squabbling politicians pledged to cooperate
to bring the women home, despite deep divisions over Italy's role in the
Iraq war, as…

HALLIBURTON rethinking contracting role in Iraq
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
The Halliburton Co signaled on Tuesday that it might seek to lessen its
role as the largest private contractor in Iraq after learning that the
US Army was…

US Troops' Death Rate Rising In Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… 2003, Pentagon figures show. Portraits of US service members who have
died in Iraq since the beginning of the war. That trend is…

BUSH defends war in Iraq as US dead pass 1,000 – London,England,UK
President George W Bush and his senior aides launched a vigorous defence
of his record in Iraq yesterday as the number of US military deaths passed
the grim…

RUSSIA, Others Worry Over Iraq Scrap Metal
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
UNITED NATIONS – Russia and many other Security Council nations expressed
serious concern Wednesday that Iraq is shipping scrap metal that could
be used to…

KERRY says Bush paid no heed to Iraq advice
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
WASHINGTON Senator John Kerry on Wednesday sharpened his attacks on President
George W. Bush over Iraq, saying that poor planning of the war had cost

DESPAIR in Iraq over the forgotten victims of US invasion
Independent – London,England,UK
… yesterday why so little international attention was being given to
their numerous dead as the US mourned the death of 1,000 soldiers since
the invasion of Iraq…

AID agencies say they may pull out of Iraq
Guardian – UK
The remaining international aid agencies in Iraq are considering pulling
out of the country after the kidnapping of four humanitarian workers,
including two…,2763,1300204,00.html

CONFUSION Over Fate of French Hostages in Iraq
Reuters – USA
PARIS (Reuters) – Confusion surrounded the fate of two French journalists
held hostage in Iraq on Thursday after a new purported statement from
the kidnappers…

REGION: Money from Iran fuels Iraq insurgency: Rumsfeld
Daily Times – Pakistan
WASHINGTON: Money and people channelled from Iran fuel the insurgency in
Iraq, US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said in an interview published
on Wednesday…

US Servicemen Testify to Congress About Casualty Figures in Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Congress heard Wednesday from members of the US military who served in
Iraq and Afghanistan. Testimony by the servicemen, who said…

RECENT Kidnappings Unnerve Aid Workers in Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Foreign aid organizations are mulling over whether to cease operating in
Iraq, following the kidnapping of two Italian aid workers.…

IRAQ as seen from inside the British Embassy
Straits Times – Singapore,Singapore
… I don't think America wants to have a lot of troops here dominating
Iraq. It's unpopular at home. … Since 1920, Iraq has not been a unified


KERRY: Billions Spent on Iraq Needed in US
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… John F. Kerry escalated his attacks today on President Bush's conduct
of the war in Iraq, saying the conflict had cost taxpayers $200 billion
that America…,1,6911281.story?coll=la-home-headlines

YAWAR says Iraq will vote on schedule
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
Iraq's interim President Ghazi al-Yawar assured German lawmakers at a meeting
in Berlin on Wednesday elections could go ahead as planned in January

KERRY: Bush Made Wrong Choices on Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry says President Bush has made
a series of wrong choices on Iraq and he vowed to take a new direction
if elected in…

ITALY unites behind Iraq hostages
BBC News – London,England,UK
Italian opposition leaders have said they will work with the government
to try to secure the release of two women aid workers kidnapped in Iraq.

BUSH mourns loss of US soldiers in Iraq as death toll passes 1,000
Xinhua – China
8 (Xinhuanet) — US President George W. Bush on Wednesday mourned the loss
of American soldiers in Iraq but insisted that the United States is making

KERRY: Bush Set Wrong Course in Iraq
Guardian – UK
CINCINNATI (AP) – John Kerry, at a site where President Bush made his case
that Iraq was a threat to the United States, argued Wednesday that the

US Deaths in Iraq Top 1,000; Aid Groups Eye Exit
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Dozens of international aid agencies considered quitting
Iraq Wednesday following the abduction of two Italian women, and as the

ITALY'S PM scrambles to deal with new Iraq hostage drama
Channel News Asia – Singapore
ROME : Only two weeks after the killing of an Italian journalist in Iraq,
Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi scrambled to respond to the abduction
of two Italian…

FRANCE continues efforts for release of hostages in Iraq
Xinhua – China
… The French authorities are maintaining their efforts towards achieving
the release of the two French journalists held hostage in Iraq, a government

RUMSFELD defends 1000 Iraq deaths
The Australian – Australia
SEEKING to limit the political fallout from the 1000th US military death
in Iraq yesterday, Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said more Americans
had died…,5744,10708425%255E2703,00.html

US deaths pass 1000 as Iraq resistance mounts
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
As American deaths in Iraq passed 1000, top Pentagon officials said insurgents
control important parts of the country and it is unclear when United States

BUSH laments loss of life in Iraq
BBC News – London,England,UK
President George W Bush has paid tribute to the US soldiers killed in Iraq
after the death toll hit the milestone of 1,000. “We…

MILITANTS kidnap deputy governor in Iraq
Xinhua – China
8 (Xinhuanet) — Unidentified militants abducted the deputy governor of
Iraq's Anbar province on Wednesday in the latest attack on officials connected
to the…

KERRY blasts Bush over 'wrong choices' on Iraq
CINCINNATI, Ohio – John Kerry, at the site where President Bush described
Iraq as a threat to the United States, will argue Wednesday that the president
left a…

US death toll in Iraq surpasses 1,000
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A spate of attacks, including a suicide car bombing, pushed
the number of US military deaths in the Iraq campaign past 1,000, with
the majority…

FRANCE holds crisis talks over Iraq hostages
Independent Online – South Africa
Paris – The French government began crisis talks on the fate of two French
hostages held in Iraq as a deadline loomed on Wednesday for paying a $5-million

REMAINING Foreign Aid Agencies Expected to Quit Iraq
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Most remaining international aid agencies in Iraq are
expected to pull out following the kidnapping of two Italian humanitarian
workers, a…

IRAQ deaths reach 1,000; planes pound Fallujah (subscription) – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq ˜ US warplanes hammered suspected militant strongholds
in Fallujah on Wednesday after a suicide bombing there and a spate of
attacks in Baghdad…

US military deaths in Iraq top 1,000
National Post (subscription) – Canada
BAGHDAD — A spate of attacks including a suicide car bombing pushed the
number of US military deaths in the Iraq campaign past 1,000, with the

UK soldier in court on charge of Iraq murder
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
THE first British soldier to be charged with the murder of a civilian in
Iraq has appeared in court. Trooper Kevin Lee Williams…

US toll crosses 1,000 in Iraq
Rediff – Mumbai,India
The death toll among US forces in Iraq has crossed the 1,000 mark following
a surge in fighting and attacks in recent days which killed more than
a dozen…

GI death toll passes 1,000 in Iraq
Salt Lake Tribune – Salt Lake City,UT,USA
The war in Iraq reached a somber milestone Tuesday: 1,000 US military deaths
since the beginning of last year's lightning-fast offensive that toppled

US deaths in Iraq hit `tragic milestone'
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
WASHINGTON˜The American death toll in Iraq topped 1,000 yesterday, a
grim yardstick that could refocus attention on the war and puncture some
of the upsurge…

US Toll in Iraq Reaches 1,000
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… BAGHDAD ˜ The number of American military deaths in Iraq reached
1,000 Tuesday as fierce fighting erupted between US forces and insurgents
in Baghdad and…,1,5132856.story?coll=la-headlines-world

FRANCE Calls Crisis Talks on Hostages in Iraq
Reuters – USA
PARIS (Reuters) – The French government called a crisis meeting on the
fate of its two hostages held in Iraq as an apparent deadline approached
on Wednesday…

US Iraq death toll exceeds 1,000
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The Pentagon death toll in Iraq has reached at least
1,002 nearly 18 months after the invasion, as the brazen abduction of
two Italian…

US death toll in Iraq tops 1,000
Calgary Sun – Calgary,Alberta,Canada
BAGHDAD — US military deaths in the Iraq campaign passed the 1,000 milestone
yesterday, with more than 800 of them during the stubborn insurgency that

REPORT: Iraq exported missile components
CNN International – USA
NEW YORK (CNN) — Iraq has exported about 130,000 tons of scrap metal to
Jordanian trading companies following the US-led invasion, including SA-2

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