Iraq News and Information Links
October 9 2004
 
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Is Iraq the curveball that could dismiss the President?
Independent – London,England,UK
The report that confirmed Iraq had no WMD, Rumsfeld's denial that Saddam and al-Qa'ida were linked, and ex-proconsul Bremer's complaint of lack of manpower may

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Iraq Election Prospects Improve After Peace Talks
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq's plans to hold elections in January gained traction on Saturday after a Shi'ite militia agreed to disarm in Baghdad and delegates

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Iraq Security to Be Boosted Ahead of Poll -Rumsfeld
Reuters – USA
a US aircraft carrier in the central Gulf on Saturday, also said it was possible that the Pentagon would also increase the number of US troops in Iraq ahead of

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Turkish driver kidnapped, another wounded in north Iraq ambush
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
SAMARRA, Iraq – A Turkish driver was taken hostage and another injured when their convoy was attacked near the restive city of Baiji in northern Iraq on

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Bush, Kerry Clash on Iraq War and Domestic Issues in 2nd Debate
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
In a town hall-style meeting, the two presidential candidates fielded questions from ordinary citizens about concerns ranging from the war in Iraq to stem cell

www.turkishpress.com/turkishpress/news.asp?ID=30203
US firms profited from Iraq oil under Saddam: report
Turkish Press – Turkey
A report released Wednesday by the chief US weapons inspector in Iraq listed beneficiaries of the program from other nations, but not Americans, due to US

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Rumsfeld: More forces needed before Iraq election
Al-Bawaba – Amman,Jordan
The United States may dispatch more soldiers to Iraq to protect elections in January if US commanders decide they are needed, US Defense Secretary Donald

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US military says Iraq's former deputy PM Aziz alive
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – Saddam Hussein's former deputy prime minister Tareq Aziz is alive, the US military in Iraq said, denying a swirl of television reports that he

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Sadr peace deal may bolster Iraq poll plan
Independent Online – South Africa
Shi'a militia led by Moqtada al-Sadr agreed on Saturday to disarm under a deal that could pacify a Baghdad flashpoint and remove one obstacle to Iraq's plan to

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Bush and Kerry tussle over Iraq and economy in second critical
Canada.com – Canada
“There's a lot of pressures.”. “I don't think my opponent has the right view about the world to make us safer. I don't see how you can win the war in Iraq . . .

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Sadr Peace Deal Could Bolster Iraq Election Plan
Reuters – USA
ite militia led by Moqtada al-Sadr agreed on Saturday to disarm under a deal that could pacify a Baghdad flashpoint and remove one obstacle to Iraq's plan to

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Blair can't shake off Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
LIVERPOOL (Reuters) – The brutal killing of hostage Kenneth Bigley is ensuring Prime Minister Tony Blair remains mired in the Iraq war despite his efforts to

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Iraq security to be boosted ahead of poll: Rumsfeld
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
a US aircraft carrier in the central Gulf on Saturday, also said it was possible that the Pentagon would also increase the number of US troops in Iraq ahead of

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US military says Iraq's Tariq Aziz still alive, amid earlier
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
BAGHDAD – The US military said on Saturday it had “absolute confirmation” that Tariq Aziz, Iraq's former deputy prime minister, was still alive.

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/americas/view/110919/1/.html
Iraq continues to be contentious issue in second US presidential
Channel News Asia – Singapore
It didn't take long to produce some pointed exchanges, not least on the subject of Iraq, which dominated the first third of the event.

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1,5132459.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

Iraq militants behead captive Briton
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
BAGHDAD — Islamic militants in Iraq have beheaded hostage Kenneth Bigley, the British Embassy and his family said Friday, bringing a tragic end to the three

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Sadr Militia to Disarm Under Iraq Peace Deal
Reuters – USA
A Shi'ite militia led by Moqtada al-Sadr will start to disarm in Baghdad from Monday following a deal reached Saturday with Iraq's interim government and US

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,0,4433444.story?coll=ny-uspolitics-headlines

Again, a war over Iraq
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
At the center of the debate was the issue that has come to dominate the presidential campaign: America's troubled, controversial war in Iraq.

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Iraq dominates in the 2nd US presidential debate
Economic Times – New Delhi,India
Waging a war of words in their second face-to-face debate, US President George W Bush and his Democratic challenger John Kerry sparred over Iraq with the

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Briton Escaped Briefly Before His Killing in Iraq
Wired News – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – British hostage Kenneth Bigley escaped briefly from his captors shortly before they beheaded him in Iraq, insurgent sources said Saturday.

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Australian Election a Referendum of Iraq War Policy
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,United States
The incumbent, conservative politician John Howard, supported President Bush's war on Iraq and contributed 2,000 Australian troops to the effort.

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Bush, Kerry debate on Iraq, domestic policies
Xinhua – Beijing,China
8 (Xinhuanet) — US George W. Bush defended his economic record and his decision to invade Iraq in the second presidential debate on Friday night, while

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Bush, Kerry unyielding on Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
LOUIS, Missouri : US President George W. Bush accused Senator John Kerry of being dangerously fickle on Iraq, as the Democrat countered in their second debate

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1,4543032.story?coll=la-headlines-world

British Campaign to Save Iraq Captive's Life Ends in Tragedy
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
BAGHDAD — Islamic militants in Iraq have beheaded hostage Kenneth Bigley, the British Embassy and his family said Friday, bringing a tragic end to the three

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Challenger in tight Australian race vows to exit Iraq by Christmas
Chicago Sun Times – Chicago,IL,USA
challenger in a virtual dead heat, following a campaign that focused more on the economy and social programs than on Howard's decision to send troops to Iraq.

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British hostage Bigley beheaded in Iraq
CTV – Canada
blood on his hands.'' He made the comment in a written statement to the Stop the War Coalition, an activist group in Britain that opposes the conflict in Iraq.

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Iraq had no WMDs, admits Bush
Pakistan Dawn – Pakistan
WASHINGTON, Oct 8: US President George Bush has acknowledged that pre-war intelligence claiming Iraq had weapons of mass destruction was “wrong”, but said his

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Bush, Kerry debate on Iraq, domestic policies
Xinhua – Beijing,China
8 (Xinhuanet) — US George W. Bush defended his economic record and his decision to invade Iraq in the second presidential debate on Friday night, while

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Britain mourns hostage murdered in Iraq
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
handling of the crisis. But one of Bigley's brothers said that Blair has “blood on his hands” in Iraq. The beheading brought

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topNews&storyID=599740&section=news

Iraq still holds Blair in its bloody clutches
Reuters – London,England,UK
LONDON (Reuters) – The beheading of Ken Bigley leaves Prime Minister Tony Blair as deeply mired as ever in the Iraq war and its aftermath despite his efforts

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In Second Debate, Bush and Kerry Clash on Iraq
Reuters – USA
LOUIS (Reuters) – A feisty President Bush said on Friday Democrat John Kerry's record on Iraq was proof he shifts according to the political winds and Kerry

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CIA arms inspector says Iraq WMD claims false
ABC Online – Australia
Bush administration publicly acknowledged for the first time last week that the stock piles of weapons that it used as the reason for invading Iraq would now

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Bush and Kerry clash on Iraq
swissinfo – Switzerland
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) – A feisty President George W. Bush says Democrat John Kerry's record on Iraq is proof he. Hussein should be removed from power in Iraq.

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Britain Shocked by Death of Iraq Hostage
Wired News – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Washington's closest ally in Iraq was horrified by the beheading of a British hostage there and Prime Minister Tony Blair urged Britons not

www.nytimes.com/2004/10/09/politics/09diplo.html
Report on Iraq Arms Deals Angers France and Others
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
to purchase weapons and buy influence has angered French officials and set back a year of American efforts to repair the rupture caused by the Iraq war, French

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Iraq Disk Prompted Warning to Schools
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
The FBI advised officials in as many as eight cities last month to tighten security in schools after US soldiers raiding an apartment in Iraq seized computer

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World leaders, Liverpool neighbours condemn killing of British
Turkish Press – Turkey
LONDON, Oct 8 (AFP) – World leaders denounced the killing of 62-year-old Briton Kenneth Bigley, held hostage in Iraq for three weeks, while in his native

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Iraq Update: British Hostage Reportedly Beheaded
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,United States
Description: NPR's Noah Adams talks to Paul Welsh of the BBC about reports that Kenneth Bigley, the British engineer held hostage in Iraq since last month, has

politics.guardian.co.uk/iraq/story/0,12956,1323397,00.html
Hewitt adds a qualifier to her qualified Iraq apology
Guardian – UK
Patricia Hewitt, the trade and industry secretary, capped a cabinet apology for faulty intelligence on Iraq's weapons arsenal yesterday by insisting that

straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/world/story/0,4386,276976,00.html
Iraq report fires up Bush, Kerry ahead of big TV debate
Straits Times – Singapore,Singapore
Mr Bush claims the report demonstrates he was right to take action in Iraq despite its findings that Saddam Hussein had eliminated stockpiles of illicit

news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/story.jsp?story=570409
Braced for backlash: Blair to face renewed protests over Iraq
Independent – London,England,UK
last night that the 62-year-old engineer had been killed will increase the political pressure on Downing Street, intensifying the criticism it faces over Iraq.

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Foreign policy: Clash of views on Iraq conflict
Straits Times – Singapore,Singapore
John Howard, who was one of the first Western leaders to sign up for President George W. Bush's coalition of the willing in the war against Iraq, could signal

straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/world/story/0,4386,276936,00.html
Iraq oil-voucher claims spark angry denials
Straits Times – Singapore,Singapore
NEW YORK – French, Russian and United Nations officials have warned against making hasty judgments after the US Iraq Survey Group (ISG) reported that Saddam

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Blair is urged to copy Hewitt's Iraq apology
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
Tony Blair was under pressure yesterday to copy the Cabinet minister who said “sorry” for the intelligence failings about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.

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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

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>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

straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/world/story/0,4386,276976,00.html
Iraq report fires up Bush, Kerry ahead of big TV debate
Straits Times – Singapore,Singapore
Mr Bush claims the report demonstrates he was right to take action in Iraq despite its findings that Saddam Hussein had eliminated stockpiles of illicit

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A Briton in Iraq is beheaded, family says
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
of execution against this hostage” because the British government “did not meet our demand” to release Iraqi women detained by the US-led command in Iraq.

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Foreign policy: Clash of views on Iraq conflict
Straits Times – Singapore,Singapore
John Howard, who was one of the first Western leaders to sign up for President George W. Bush's coalition of the willing in the war against Iraq, could signal

straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/world/story/0,4386,276936,00.html
Iraq oil-voucher claims spark angry denials
Straits Times – Singapore,Singapore
NEW YORK – French, Russian and United Nations officials have warned against making hasty judgments after the US Iraq Survey Group (ISG) reported that Saddam

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nsorry09.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/10/09/ixhome.html

Blair is urged to copy Hewitt's Iraq apology
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
Tony Blair was under pressure yesterday to copy the Cabinet minister who said “sorry” for the intelligence failings about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.

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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

www.iht.com/articles/542802.html
US plan for Iraq starts with taming insurgents
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
WASHINGTON Pentagon planners and military commanders have identified roughly 20 to 30 towns and cities in Iraq that must be brought under control before

  
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