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October 10 2004,5744,11033737%255E2702,00.html
PM wises Bush up on Iraq backlash
The Australian – Australia
with George W. Bush lauding “my friend” John Howard as “the right man to lead that country” as the first leader of the coalition of the willing on Iraq to be
Edwards Defends His Record on Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
MIAMI – Democrat John Edwards said it was a mistake to believe Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, as he paused a Midwest campaign swing to make the round of
Attacks kill 11 as Rumsfeld makes surprise visit to Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, on a surprise visit to Iraq, predicted violence would increase ahead of January's elections as rebel attacks,4057,11037107%255E1702,00.html
Rumsfeld targets rebels in Iraq visit – Australia
Donald Rumsfeld met Prime Minister Iyad Allawi and top US commanders in Baghdad today to review plans for pacifying insurgent-held areas of Iraq before January
Iraq group releases 10 Turkish hostages: Al-Jazeera
Turkish Press – Turkey
DOHA, Oct 10 (AFP) – An Islamist group in Iraq announced Sunday it had released 10 Turkish hostages after their company pulled out of the country, Al-Jazeera
Casualty Count in Iraq: An Ongoing Tally
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,United States
In Iraq today, two car bombs in Baghdad killed at least 10 Iraqis and left more than 15 people injured. The dead included three police academy students.
Edwards Disputes Rice Comments on Iraq Invasion
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
Portraits of US service members who have died in Iraq since the beginning of the war. A side-by-side comparison of the stands taken by President Bush and Sen.
Security efforts made to secure January elections in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
10 (Xinhuanet) — Over the past weeks, Iraq's interim government and US forces have exerted various efforts in a bid to restore peace to the violence-wracked
Group Frees 10 Turks After Company Quits Iraq -TV
Reuters – USA
Reuters) – Iraqi kidnappers have released 10 Turkish hostages they had held for over a month after their Turkish employer said it would leave Iraq, Al Jazeera
Iraq and Iran agree to control joint borders
Xinhua – Beijing,China
10 (Xinhuanet) — Iraq and Iran had signed anagreement to control their borders and prevent infiltrators, AlSabah Al Jadid newspaper reported on Sunday.,5936,11032884%255E912,00.html
Bush challenges Kerry's view on Iraq
South Australia Advertiser – Adelaide,South Australia,Australia
yesterday sought momentum from his second debate with John Kerry by attacking the Democratic senator for saying he has a consistent position on Iraq and would
Edwards Disputes Rice on Iraq Invasion
Reuters – USA
security adviser Condoleezza Rice, who told “Fox News Sunday” that President Bush was “absolutely” correct to have launched the invasion of Iraq even if they
Rumsfeld on surprise visit to Iraq as attacks kill 11
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, on a surprise visit to Iraq, predicted violence would increase ahead of January's elections as rebel

Rumsfeld, in Iraq, Says US Faces 'Test of Wills' with Insurgents
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says the United States faces a “test of wills” with insurgents in Iraq. During a previously
Edwards admits mistake on Iraq weapons
Turkish Press – Turkey
To justify the war in Iraq, President George W. Bush argued that Saddam's regime illegally possessed nuclear, biological and chemical weapons, but the chief US
Rebel attacks hit Baghdad as Rumsfeld visits Iraq
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
The United States and its allies in Iraq are engaged in a battle of wills with insurgents, Rumsfeld told US marines during an earlier stop at a desert airbase
Rumsfeld arrives unexpectedly in Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Baghdad, Iraq, Oct. 10 (UPI) — US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld arrived unexpectedly in Iraq Sunday on his sixth visit to that
US Soldier, Marine Killed in Attacks in Iraq, Military Says
Bloomberg – United States
Oct. 10 (Bloomberg) — Two members of the US forces in Iraq were killed in separate incidents, the military said in statements e-mailed from Baghdad.
Rumsfeld Says US Faces Test of Wills in Iraq
Reuters – USA
Reuters) – Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Sunday the United States and its allies were engaged in a test of wills with insurgents in Iraq and would
British PM to reward civil servants on Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
10 (Xinhuanet) — British Prime Minister Tony Blair wanted to reward civil servants with a “special Iraq honors list,”the British Sunday Times newspaper
Hans Blix critical of Bush, Blair on Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
The BBC reported Sunday that Blix, writing for the Independent, said last week's Iraq Survey Group's report had found no evidence of weapons of mass destruction
Iraq war supporter handed 4th term
Winnipeg Sun – Winnipeg,Manitoba,Canada
handily won a fourth term in Australia's parliamentary elections yesterday, overcoming widespread anger at his decision to send troops to Iraq last year and
Rebel Attacks Hit Baghdad as Rumsfeld Visits Iraq
Wired News – USA
attack and suicide car bombing killed at least four people in Baghdad Sunday as Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld began an unannounced visit to Iraq to gauge
US Defence Secretary Visits Iraq
Novinite – Bulgaria
US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld arrived in the Western Iraq air force base on Sunday. At the moment a total of 138 000 US soldiers are serving in Iraq.
Car bombs shake Baghdad, Rumsfeld visits troops in western Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Two car bombs shook the capital in quick succession Sunday, killing at least 10 people and wounding 17, including an American soldier, US

Looking at war in Iraq: A view a from the rabbit hole – Fort Lauderdale,FL,USA
America's top arms inspector says there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, and that Iraq lacked the ability to make them for years.

Bush at bay in Israel, Iraq, even Afghanistan
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
claiming credit for progress in Afghanistan, George W. Bush and Dick Cheney are telling only half the truth, while continuing to lie about Iraq and remaining
Rumsfeld Gives Troops Timetable in Iraq
ABC News – United States
Rumsfeld, who arrived on a COD C2 Greyhound, observed flight operations and received a briefing on the Iraq situation in a secure video teleconference.
Murray, Nethercutt are at odds over Iraq
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
With the wisdom of invading Iraq towering over every other issue this election, Washington's US Senate rivals arguably offer voters a starker contrast than
Bush not conceding any blunders in Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
Was it smarter to go into the final months of the election campaign confessing to considerable error in decisions leading up to the invasion of Iraq and in
Blair deplores Iraq hostage killing as brother faults UK
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
handling of the crisis. But one of Bigley's brothers said that Blair has “blood on his hands” in Iraq. The beheading brought to
US report of Iraq payoffs miffs France
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
to purchase weapons and buy influence has angered French officials and set back a year of US efforts to repair the rupture caused by the Iraq war, French and
US and Britain made world worse with Iraq war: Ritter
Turkish Press – Turkey
LONDON, Oct 10 (AFP) – History will judge that Britain and the United States made the world a worse place with their war on Iraq and its president Saddam
More troops may be sent to Iraq
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld met 18 of his counterparts on an aircraft carrier in the Gulf yesterday to reassure them on US strategy for Iraq after saying
Bush, Kerry squabble over Iraq again
Daily Times – Pakistan
ST LOUIS: In a testy debate rematch late on Friday, President George W Bush defended his invasion of Iraq and said “I wasn't happy when we found there weren
Economy matters more than Iraq as Australians vote in pro-war
Sunday Herald – Glasgow,Scotland,UK
after defeating the opposition Labour Party in an election which focused on domestic issues rather than the country's controversial role in the Iraq war.
David Brooks: Aggressive new tone on Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
The pace of events seems to be quickening in Iraq. “Baghdad is the big casino,” he said. “You don't have Baghdad, you don't have Iraq.”.
US profited from Iraq oil after Saddam: report
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
A report released on Wednesday by the chief US weapons inspector in Iraq listed beneficiaries of the program from other nations, but not Americans, due to US
US soldier killed in Iraq violence
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Baghdad, Iraq, Oct. 9 (UPI) — A US soldier was killed and two Iraqis were injured Saturday when a mortar rocket landed in the “Green

Vatican buries the hatchet with Blair and Bush over Iraq – London,England,UK
Senior Vatican officials have decided to put aside their differences with Tony Blair over the war in Iraq, calling for multinational troop reinforcements to

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