Iraq News and Information Links
October 8 2004
Iraq, Jobs on Agenda for Bush-Kerry Debate
Wired News – USA
faces Sen. John Kerry on Friday night in a second debate that is sure to focus on the Iraq war and a lackluster US economy. Kerry's
British hostage beheaded in Iraq; brother says British prime
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Kidnappers beheaded British hostage Kenneth Bigley after twice releasing videos in which he wept and pleaded with Prime Minister Tony Blair
Militants in Iraq Kill British Hostage
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Al Qaeda-linked militants in Iraq beheaded a British hostage despite last-ditch secret appeals from the government in London, Britain said
British captive reported killed in Iraq
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
LONDON (Reuters) — The beheading of British hostage Kenneth Bigley in Iraq could fuel public and political anger against Tony Blair over a war that split the
'By God, we've just created the Iraq syndrome!'
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
all!” In one of the many ironies of our times, the current president, George W. Bush, may have inadvertently created a new syndrome – the Iraq syndrome – to
Jobs, Iraq frame second presidential debate
LOUIS, Missouri (AP) — A lackluster unemployment report and fresh questions about President Bush's rationale for invading Iraq frame the second face-to-face
Official: Administration develops plan aimed at protecting
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) The Bush administration has developed a formal written strategy for Iraq that envisions using a mix of diplomacy and military force to try to
Militants in Iraq kill UK hostage
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Militants in Iraq have beheaded British hostage Kenneth Bigley, three weeks after kidnapping him to press a demand for the release of women
Death of Iraq hostage to fuel anger with Blair
Reuters – London,England,UK
LONDON (Reuters) – The beheading of British hostage Kenneth Bigley in Iraq could fuel public and political anger against Tony Blair over a war that split the
Computer disk found in Iraq contained floor plans, other data on
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) Education and law enforcement officials in six states were put on notice last month that a computer disk found in Iraq contained photos, floor

BREAKING: Iraq Wedding Party Attacked by U.S., 11 Killed
Kerry says Iraq may look like Lebanon of '80s
Chicago Sun Times – Chicago,IL,USA
John Kerry said Thursday that President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have failed to recognize a deteriorating situation in postwar Iraq and ''may well
The truth about Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
These are instructive conclusions from the long-awaited report by the CIA's chief weapons investigator for Iraq, Charles Duelfer, who described the findings of
Following Report Bush, Kerry Spar over Iraq
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,United States
Kerry responded to that by saying, President Bush and Vice President Cheney “may well be the last two people on the planet who won't face the truth about Iraq …
British hostage beheaded in Iraq, insurgents say
Financial Times – London,England,UK
Abu Dhabi Television, quoting “informed” sources in Iraq, had said earlier that the militant group led by al Qaeda ally Abu Musab al-Zarqawi had killed

Reports from Iraq Say British Hostage Killed
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
It appears that the British engineer kidnapped in Iraq three weeks ago, Kenneth Bigley, has been killed by his captors. Various
Disks found in Iraq show info on US schools
WASHINGTON (CNN) — The US military in Iraq has discovered two computer disks containing photographs, layouts and other material pertaining to American schools
US Soldier Killed in Iraq Attack
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A US soldier was killed and another wounded Friday when their patrol was attacked with a homemade bomb, the US command said in a statement.

Issues related to war in Iraq help define election in Australia
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
SYDNEY — On one side is the incumbent, a conservative career politician who steadfastly defends his decision to send troops to Iraq.

Top Sadr aide freed in Iraq
Independent Online – South Africa
Baghdad – The United States military has freed a top aide to rebel Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in a gesture that could help the interim government's efforts ..
Iraq report spurs outrage over alleged deals
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
John Kerry has charged that the Iraq war and the administration's decision not to support global treaties on climate control, land mines and an international
US Air Raid Kills 11 in Iraq's Falluja
Reuters – USA
FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – A US air strike aimed at foreign militants led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi killed 11 people and wounded 17 after a wedding party in
Blair Faces Demands to Say 'Sorry' Over Iraq
ABC News – United States
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain's Tony Blair returned from Africa Friday to a fresh rumpus over his justification for the Iraq war after a minister gave the
Candidates spar over Iraq report
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette – Fort Wayne,IN,USA
The report, released Wednesday, said Iraq did not have a program to produce or possess any weapons of mass destruction for more than a decade.The Bush

White House defends invasion choice despite report that Iraq had
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
There is an Alice-in-Wonderland quality to the Bush administration's refusal to even acknowledge that its decision to invade Iraq was premature.
Exiting Iraq is the only solution
Chicago Sun Times – Chicago,IL,USA
The day of the first presidential debate, television served up pictures of the 38 children who died in an explosion in Iraq and their grieving mothers.

Howard disappointed by Iraq intelligence – MI,USA
Minister John Howard said Friday he was disappointed that the intelligence he used to justify Australia's participation in the US-led war in Iraq was wrong
US air strike kills 11 in Iraq's Fallujah
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
The raids have coincided with efforts by Iraq's interim government and Fallujah representatives to negotiate the return of Iraqi security forces to the city
Computer disc found in Iraq contained floor plans, other data on
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) — Education officials in six states including Michigan were put on notice last month that a computer disc found in Iraq over the summer

Hasty elections could divide Iraq
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
No matter which candidate wins in November, he will face his first challenge in Iraq. But we cannot afford to ignore Iraq's rising tide of violence.
Cheney says WMD report justifies war on Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
MIAMI — Vice President Dick Cheney asserted yesterday that a finding by the chief US weapons inspector in Iraq that Saddam Hussein's government produced no
Bush: Iraq report proves him 'right'
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
debate yesterday about a report by the CIA's top weapons inspector, with Bush arguing that it demonstrated he was “right to take action” in Iraq despite its
Bush: Iraq War Was Right Call, Despite WMD Report
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,United States
Description: President Bush defends his decision to invade Iraq despite a US weapons inspector's report that the country had no illicit weapons.

US Air Strike Kills 11 in Iraq's Falluja
Wired News – USA
FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – A US air raid, aimed at foreign fighters led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, killed 11 people and wounded 17 after a wedding party in the
No violence, no UN pullout will derail key Iraq vote
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraq's interim government intends to proceed with elections in January even if the United Nations withdraws its experts from the country and,1518,322066,00.html
What I Really Said About Iraq
Spiegel Online – national,Germany
The recent coverage of some remarks I've made about Iraq has elicited far more heat than light, so I believe it's important to put my remarks in the correct

US schools' crisis plans found in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
Federal law enforcement authorities notified six school districts in five states last month that a CD found by the US military in Iraq contained crisis
Iraq didn't have WMDs, says top inspector
eTaiwan News – Taipei,Taiwan
main argument for a war that has cost more than 1,000 American lives, the top US arms inspector said Wednesday he found no evidence that Iraq produced weapons
Iraq remains key topic ahead of US debate
swissinfo – Switzerland
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) – President George W. Bush has defended the invasion of Iraq despite a new report rejecting. planet who won't face the truth about Iraq.”.
Six-pronged strategy devised for US actions in Iraq
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
WASHINGTON – Pentagon planners and military commanders have identified roughly 20 to 30 towns and cities in Iraq that must be brought under control before
Data on US schools was found in Iraq
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
WASHINGTON – Federal law enforcement authorities notified school districts in six states last month that a computer disc found in Iraq contained photos, floor
Floor plans of US schools seized in Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
said he was ''really surprised'' when local sheriff's and FBI officials informed him that a printout of a page from the Lee schools book was found in Iraq.
Iraq war decision lacked vital missing ingredient
USA Today – McLean,VA,United States
A final report from US weapons inspectors after 16 long months scouring Iraq concluded that Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction and little means,18471,710669,00.html
Bush's Iraq, Kerry's Iraq: More of th
studying the 2004 candidates' debates may be struck by the extent to which these campaign events became the kind of bare-knuckled exchanges on Iraq of a type
I'd attack Iraq all over again: Bush
Sify – Delhi,India
Washington: US President George W Bush declared that he would attack Iraq all over again, shrugging off an official US report that Baghdad had lacked the
Kerry: 'Bush won't face truth about Iraq'
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
that President Bush had “fictionalized” the threat posed by Saddam Hussein and that his misjudgments are responsible for the “chaos on the ground” in Iraq.,4057,11009977%255E1702,00.html
Howard 'disappointed' on Iraq intel – Australia
PRIME Minister John Howard today said he was disappointed the intelligence he used to justify going to war in Iraq was wrong. He
Iraq deal with Shia group 'close'
BBC News – London,England,UK
Interim Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi says he believes an agreement to secure a ceasefire in the troubled Sadr City district of Baghdad is close.
US Delaying Action on Violators of Iraq Sanctions
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
Democratic candidate John F. Kerry has charged that the Iraq war and the administration's decision not to support international treaties on climate control
British Govt. defends decision on Iraq
The Hindu – Chennai,India
8. (PTI): Under fire from the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats, the British Government on Thursday defended its decision to join the Iraq war and said an
Arms expert: Bush in Iraq weapons denial
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
President George Bush's administration is in denial over the lack of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq before the US-led invasion in 2003, ex-chief US arms
Rockets hit as Iraq rebels talk peace
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
TWO rockets slammed into the Sheraton Hotel in Baghdad last night, in a brazen attack which overshadowed a pledge by a Shiite militia to disarm.
Kerry assails Bush, Cheney on Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
John Kerry said Thursday that President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have failed to recognize a deteriorating situation in post-war Iraq and ''may well
After 18 months of war the verdict on Iraq is in
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
That is the bottom line of the long-awaited report on weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, written by President George W. Bush's handpicked investigator.
Bush Battles CIA, Bremer Iraq Remarks Before Debate (Update4)
Bloomberg – United States
Louis with Democratic rival John Kerry: regaining the offensive while keeping his composure in defending the Iraq war and his economic policies.
Good news from Iraq: Al-Sadr's Mehdi Army offers truce
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
ite Muslim militia led by Moqtada Al-Sadr pledged on Thursday to disarm in what could be a major advance for US-Iraqi efforts to calm violence in Iraq ahead of
Paris denies Frenchmen take bribes in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
7 (Xinhuanet) — The French foreign ministry declared Thursday the accusations made by the chief US weapon inspector in Iraq Charles Duelfer that Frenchmen
Blair and aide defend Britain's move on Iraq
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
LONDON The British government renewed its defense Thursday of its decision to join the American-led invasion of Iraq, after an US report concluded that Saddam
Howard has no regrets on Iraq as poll battle goes down to wire
Independent – London,England,UK
The Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, yesterday called on voters to trust him and refused to express regret over the Iraq war ahead of tomorrow's general,4386,276741,00.html
Annan urged to withdraw UN staff from Iraq
Straits Times – Singapore,Singapore
representing more than 60,000 United Nations staff members urged Secretary-General Kofi Annan yesterday to pull all UN staff out of Iraq because of the

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