Iraq News and Information Links April 14 2004
14/04/04 APRIL the Deadliest Month of Iraq War
Moscow Times – Moscow,Russia
FALLUJAH, Iraq — US warplanes and helicopter gunships firing heavy machine
guns, rockets and cannons hammered gunmen as a truce in besieged Fallujah
was…
www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2004/04/15/251.html

KERRY Calls for a 'Smarter Way' in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
NEW YORK – Democrat John Kerry faulted President Bush for a unilateral
approach toward Iraq that has created greater dangers for the US military,
but the…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/nation/8428781.htm

IRAQ : Call it by any other name but ‚ Nam , says Bush
The Statesman – Calcutta,India
Washington, April 14. ˜ Rejecting that Iraq was becoming another Vietnam,
US President George W Bush … I think the analogy (Iraq another Vietnam)
is false.…
www.thestatesman.net/page.news.php?clid=8&theme=&usrsess=1&id=40770

RUSSIA Offers to Evacuate 800 in Iraq
Moscow Times – Moscow,Russia
Moscow offered Wednesday to airlift more than 800 Russians and citizens
of other former Soviet republics out of Iraq after eight Russian and Ukrainian
workers…
www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2004/04/15/013.html

ITALY says no confirmation hostage killed in Iraq
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
Rome – Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said on Wednesday Italy was unable
to confirm one of its nationals held hostage in Iraq had been killed.

www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=3560643&thesection=news&thesubsection=world

KIDNAPPED French Journalist Freed in Iraq
Guardian – UK
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Visibly shaken and exhausted, a French television
journalist taken hostage in Iraq was freed Wednesday after a four-day
ordeal he said was…
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-3977844,00.html

EGYPTIAN Analysts Agree with Bush on Many Principles About Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
… and said the recent uprisings by Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's militia
and the violence in Fallujah are the work of a minority extremist element
in Iraq.…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=B41D6DBC-3E30-4FC0-9F0501A3BEBCD91E

NATIONALISM grows in Iraq
Christian Science Monitor – USA
… [The US was] counting on a Sunni-Shiite split in Iraq," but that hasn't
happened, he says. "We will be victorious, God willing.".…
www.csmonitor.com/2004/0415/p07s01-woiq.html

IRAN Tells US It Cannot Solve Iraq Crisis Alone
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Iran has ended negotiations with the United States about how to bring calm
to Iraq because they were going nowhere, Iran‚s foreign minister said
tonight, in…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2781650

KERRY says there is " better way " in Iraq
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
NEW YORK, April 14 (Reuters) – Democratic White House challenger John Kerry
said on Wednesday President George W. Bush's "stubborn" Iraq policy was
costing US…
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N14182986.htm

PENTAGON to Extend Iraq Combat Tours
Guardian – UK
… AP) – More than 10,000 American soldiers who were to return this month
to home bases in Louisiana and Germany will have their tour in Iraq extended
at least…
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-3977638,00.html

IRAN steps in to Iraq crisis
NEWS.com.au – Australia
IRAN stepped in to help end a standoff between US-led occupation forces
and Muslim insurgents in Iraq today as wanted radical Shi'ite cleric Moqtada
Sadr, a…
www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,9284990%255E1702,00.html

TEHRAN Has Armed Agents in Iraq -Iran Exile Group
Reuters – United States
PARIS (Reuters) – Iran has sent thousands of armed agents into neighboring
Iraq to back a Shi'ite Muslim uprising there and foment anti-US sentiment,
an exiled…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=4829067

RUMSFELD to Announce Extensions for Iraq Troops
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Media reports say US Defense Secretary Donald Rumseld will soon formally
extend the combat tours of up to 20,000 American troops in Iraq.…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=1E495EDE-A6D9-4D0A-97ADDB9B36DBD4D3

CIVILIAN contractors pay price in Iraq
Forbes – USA
WASHINGTON, April 14 (Reuters) – Since last March, more than 680 US soldiers
have died in Iraq but no one is keeping track of the number of dead among
the tens…
www.forbes.com/iraq/newswire/2004/04/14/rtr1332199.html

UN Envoy Suggests Initial Caretaker Government in Iraq
New York Times – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq, April 14 The short-term political transition of Iraq, from
the departure of the American-occupation authority to national elections,
should be…
www.nytimes.com/2004/04/14/international/middleeast/14CND-IRAQ.html?ex=1082606400&en=3f6ac0426ed9992b&ei=5062

BUSH Holds Televised Press Conference, Says Failure "Unthinkable…
Muslim American Society – Falls Church,VA,United States
WASHINGTON, April 14 (MASNET & News Agencies) – US forces will act decisively
to maintain order in Iraq, President George W. Bush said in a nationally

www.masnet.org/news.asp?id=1138

GOP Worried About Iraq's Role at Polls
Miami Herald – Miami,FL,USA
… Tim Pawlenty, a Republican ally of President Bush, says Iraq is "a
mess" and voters are rattled. … Two other soldiers from Minnesota died
in Iraq last week.…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/politics/8430363.htm

US troops likely to face Iraq extension
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
By RHEA WESSEL. BAUMHOLDER, Germany — It should have been a time of joyful
homecomings from Iraq for this US military community.…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apmideast_story.asp?category=1107&slug=Iraq%20Staying%20Put

UN Envoy Hints At Early National Assembly In Iraq
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
Baghdad, 14 April 2004 (RFE/RL) — A UN official today said Iraq could
convene a national assembly in July to choose a council to advise the
country's interim…
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/04/862b1835-bfc2-401e-b9a0-3f30e0db608c.html

FRENCH hostage released in Iraq, dozens of others remain in…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : A kidnapped French journalist was freed in Iraq but around 40
foreigners are still being held hostage amid a wave of kidnappings designed
to shake…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/80172/1/.html

CPA spends $367m on Iraq rebuild
BBC News – London,England,UK
The Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq awarded contracts worth a total
of $367m (£205m) in the period from 1 January to 10 April, it has emerged.

news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/3626861.stm

4/14/04 – IRAQ AFTER A YEAR
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
The year since a US-led coalition began its campaign to free Iraq has brought
advances in many areas, including health, education, and the economy.

www.voanews.com/Editorials/article.cfm?objectID=0A3162D7-06A9-49E6-AA47AF851F006AC6

IRAQ'S Sadr Drops Conditions for Talks with US
Reuters – United States
NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraq's radical Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has
dropped his conditions for entering into negotiations with US authorities
who have…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=4826495

BUSH says he won't back down in Iraq
Chicago Sun Times – Chicago,IL,USA
WASHINGTON — Conceding a couple of ''tough weeks in Iraq,'' President
Bush signaled Tuesday night he is ready to increase American troop strength
in the…
www.suntimes.com/output/iraq/cst-nws-bush14.html

VIOLENCE prompts Iraq pullout
CNN – USA
(CNN) — The escalation of warfare and hostage-taking in Iraq has prompted
Russia to … The consequences of failure in Iraq would be unthinkable,"
Bush said.…
money.cnn.com/cnn/2004/WORLD/meast/04/14/iraq.hostages.int/

GRIEVING GI sisters torn over return to Iraq war
The Australian – Australia
Rachel and Charity Witmer will not have to go back to Iraq if they request
a transfer to non-combat duty, the US military has confirmed.…
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,9282702%255E2703,00.html

HALLIBURTON Hit Hard by Iraq Kidnappings
FOX News – USA
HOUSTON ˜ Seven civilian employees of a US firm are now missing in Iraq,
joining a growing number of foreigners from at least 12 countries to be
snatched in…
www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,117046,00.html

HOSTAGE crisis in Iraq places pressure on Coalition nations
ABC Online – Australia
TANYA NOLAN: To Iraq, and the kidnapping of foreign nationals has placed
enormous pressure on countries which are part of reconstruction efforts.

www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2004/s1087313.htm

JAPAN advises journalists to leave Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
TOKYO (AP) The government advised Japanese journalists Wednesday to leave
Iraq for their own safety, amplifying a warning issued earlier this year.

www.boston.com/dailynews/105/world/Japan_advises_journalists_to_l:.shtml

KIDNAPPINGS force foreigners out of Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
The hostage-taking campaign sweeping Iraq is pushing many nervous foreigners
to flee Baghdad , creating potential tensions among Washington' s allies
and…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/4E589126-3653-47DD-89F6-8B4CDFBEDA6E.htm

RUSSIA Offers to Evacuate Over 800 from Iraq
Reuters – United States
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Moscow offered Wednesday to airlift more than 800 Russians
and citizens of ex-Soviet states out of Iraq after eight Russian and Ukrainian

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=4825594

IRAN tells US it can't solve Iraq crisis without neighbors
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
Iran said Wednesday an attempt to work with the United States on Iraq was
"going nowhere," and that Washington can't resolve the surge in violence
without…
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2004/04/14/international0716EDT0493.DTL

BUSH stands firm on Iraq, as Iran says it's been called on to…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : US President George W. Bush has vowed to stay the course in Iraq
but in a sign of the strain facing the US-led coalition, Iran said that
Washington…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/80143/1/.html

US Military Ready To Use Œ Decisive Force ‚ In Iraq , Warns…
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,United States
… Gulf nation as long as needed, President George Walker Bush on Wednesday
warned that American military is prepared to use "decisive force" in Iraq,
where it is…
www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=041404035628

DESPITE 'Tough' Period, US Won't Waver in Iraq, Bush Says
Defenselink.mil – USA
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2004 — The United States will continue in its commitment
to an independent, free and secure Iraq, and the United States "must not
waver…
www.defenselink.mil/news/Apr2004/n04142004_200404141.html

ARROYO Says Philippines May Pull Out of Iraq
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
… Gloria Macapagal Arroyo suggested today that she might withdraw the
small detachment of Filipino military troops and police officers stationed
in Iraq if the…
www.nytimes.com/2004/04/14/international/asia/14CND-FILI.html

IRAQ: The wolf is at the door
Asia Times Online – Hong Kong
… If the discussions of a quagmire in Iraq were previously dismissed
by the Bush administration as hyperbolic, this time all indications are
that the wolf is…
www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/FD15Ak03.html

BUSH the elder knew not to invade Iraq
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
The consequences of President Bush's decision to pre-emptively invade Iraq
have placed the United States in a difficult and vulnerable position.

www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/04/14/EDG8D643TD1.DTL

RUSSIANS leave Iraq
Pravda – Moscow,Russia
Russia is evacuating its citizens from Iraq, RIA Novosti was told in the
information department of the Emergencies Ministry. Department…
newsfromrussia.com/world/2004/04/14/53414.html

BUSH: Iraq is no Vietnam
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
WASHINGTON — Faced with mounting casualties in Iraq and dwindling public
support for his foreign policy, President Bush on Tuesday rejected comparisons
to the…
www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-0404140238apr14,1,3166146.story?coll=chi-news-hed

FOUR US Marines Are Killed in Iraq as Bush Considers Sending More…
Bloomberg – USA
April 14 (Bloomberg) — Four US Marines were killed in the past 48 hours
in Iraq, the military said, as President George W. Bush weighed sending
more troops to…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=annA7eKjHZgI&refer=top_world_news

BUSH defends Iraq policy as support wanes
Palm Beach Post – Palm Beach,FL,USA
WASHINGTON — President Bush said Tuesday night that he is prepared to
increase the American military presence in Iraq, despite waning support
for the war, and…
www.palmbeachpost.com/news/content/shared/news/politics/stories/04/14bush.html

RUSSIA prepares for Iraq pullout
BBC News – London,England,UK
The Russian government has offered to airlift more than 800 of its nationals
and former Soviet citizens out of Iraq. The operation…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3624847.stm

IRAN Tells US Iraq Neighbors Needed
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
TEHRAN, Iran – Iran said Wednesday that its attempt to work with the United
States on Iraq had foundered, but that Washington can't resolve the upsurge
in…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/8428663.htm

LOSING the Battle for Hearts and Minds in Iraq
Deutsche Welle – Germany
… in violence between Iraqi insurgents and coalition forces, Deutsche
Welle asked German Army General Klaus Reinhardt about the prospects for
peace in Iraq.…
www.dw-world.de/english/0,3367,7489_A_1169246_1_A,00.html

IRAQ Hostage Back in UK
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
By Louise Barnett, PA News. Released British hostage Gary Teeley was today
back in the UK following six days of captivity in Iraq.…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2779556

JAPAN asks civilians to quit Iraq
BBC News – London,England,UK
Japan has urged its nationals in Iraq to leave the country, following the
kidnapping of several foreigners, including three Japanese civilians.

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3624525.stm

BUSH ups the ante in Iraq
News24 – South Africa
Washington – Conceding a couple of "tough weeks in Iraq," President George
W Bush signalled he is ready to put more American troops on the front
lines and use…
www.news24.com/News24/World/Iraq/0,,2-10-1460_1512029,00.html

'WE will succeed in Iraq,' Bush vows
Calgary Herald – Calgary,Alberta,Canada
George W. Bush appealed on Tuesday for worried Americans to show continued
resolve as the nation wages war in Iraq, despite rising casualties and
the worst…
www.canada.com/calgary/calgaryherald/news/story.html?id=f02e5ca1-d0f5-46e8-b2a1-cfff6dc6618c

IRAQ Kidnappings Rattle America's Allies
Miami Herald – Miami,FL,USA
… threats to execute Western hostages have caused fear and potential
tensions among America's allies, slowed civilian efforts to help rebuild
Iraq and shifted…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/8427823.htm

RUSSIA reportedly plans evacuations; four bodies found in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Russia said Wednesday that it will begin evacuating
people from Iraq this week in light of the deteriorating security situation,
while four…
www.boston.com/dailynews/105/world/Russia_reportedly_plans_evacua:.shtml

BUSH says failure "unthinkable" in Iraq as US takes aim at…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
WASHINGTON : US forces will act decisively to maintain order in Iraq, US
President George W. Bush said, insisting the United States was determined
to hand over…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/80099/1/.html

BUSH says Iraq crackdown vital for power handover
The Namibian – Windhoek,Namibia
Bush said US-led forces had acted against "lawlessness and gangs" in Iraq
in the past week – the bloodiest period since the fall of Saddam Hussein
a year ago…
www.namibian.com.na/2004/april/world/04378311EC.html

IRAQ rebel cleric proposes deal with US
Reuters – London,England,UK
Sadr's supporters have been rising up against the US-led occupying forces
in south and central Iraq. "Sayyed Moqtada made positive proposals to
end the crisis.…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=492933&section=news

RUSSIANS want out of Iraq
News24 – South Africa
Moscow – Russia will begin on Thursday to evacuate those of the more than
800 former Soviet citizens working for Moscow's contractors in Iraq who
want to leave…
www.news24.com/News24/World/Iraq/0,,2-10-1460_1512147,00.html

US prepares for new Iraq assault
BBC News – London,England,UK
President George W Bush says the US military is prepared to use "decisive
force" in Iraq, where the Americans are facing insurgents on two fronts.

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3624519.stm

RUSSIA to Begin Evacuations in Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution – Atlanta,GA,USA
MOSCOW (AP)—Russia will begin the evacuation of some of its citizens from
Iraq on Thursday in light of the deteriorating security situation in that
country…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V1455.AP-Russia-Iraq.html

FAILURE in Iraq unthinkable, says Bush
Australian Financial Review (subscription) – Australia
US President George W Bush has vowed to act decisively to maintain order
in Iraq, insisting that America is determined to hand over power on June
30 to an…
afr.com/articles/2004/04/14/1081838782072.html

BUSH vows he'll stick to Iraq plan
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON — President Bush sought to reassure Americans about the volatile
mission in Iraq last night, reaffirming his commitment to returning control
of the…
www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2004/04/14/bush_vows_hell_stick_to_iraq_plan

US forces set to swoop on Iraq rebel
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – US forces have massed outside one of Iraq's holiest
cities after vowing to kill or capture a radical Shi'ite cleric based
there.…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=492903&section=news

RUSSIANS, CIS citizens in Iraq to be evacuated
Xinhua – China
… will start evacuation of more than 800 Russians and citizens of the
Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) working for Russian companies
in Iraq on Thursday…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-04/14/content_1419395.htm

US sisters excused more Iraq duty
BBC News – London,England,UK
The servicewomen sisters of a woman killed in Iraq have been given the
option not to return there, after their family said it had "sacrificed
enough".…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3624561.stm

RUSSIA to evacuate 800 from Iraq
CNN – USA
(CNN) — Russia will evacuate more than 800 contractors from Iraq this
week, according to the Ministry of Information. Three Russians…
www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/04/14/iraq.hostages.int/

TUESDAY'S DEVELOPMENTS IN IRAQ
Miami Herald – Miami,FL,USA
… United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan virtually ruled out sending
a large UN team to Iraq ''for the foreseeable future'' because of the
surge in…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/nation/8426591.htm

BUSH Looks Past Means, Focuses on Ends in Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
WASHINGTON ˜ For all the attention President Bush devoted to the war
in Iraq at his news conference Tuesday night, his message boiled down
to three words…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-fg-assess14apr14,1,5150057.story?coll=la-home-headlines

RUSSIA to begin evacuation of specialists from Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
MOSCOW (AP) Russia will begin evacuating some of its citizens and workers
with Russian companies from Iraq on Thursday, news agencies reported.

www.boston.com/dailynews/105/world/Russia_to_begin_evacuation_of_:.shtml

PRESIDENT concedes need for UN help in Iraq, pledges victory in…
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
President Bush sought Tuesday night to reassure an increasingly skeptical
public of the conduct and aims of the Iraq war — and the steps the administration

www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/04/14/BUSH.TMP

BUSH stands firm on Iraq
London Free Press – London,Ontario,Canada
WASHINGTON — Conceding a couple of "tough weeks in Iraq," US President
George W. Bush signalled last night he is ready to increase American troop
strength in…
www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/LondonFreePress/News/2004/04/14/420019.html

COALITION Asks Foreign Nationals To Leave Iraq
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,United States
Baghdad, April 14 (NNN): Foreign nationals have been asked to leave Iraq
as governments and private companies react to growing insecurity and a
wave of…
www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=041304105902

Inside Falluja – Under fire, getting the wounded out
There are no journalists in Falluja. But Jo Wilding got in to take
wounded civilians out. We received her gripping, detailed account four
hours ago and you can read it here:
www.opendemocracy.net/debates/article-2-95-1843.jsp

JAPAN reissues evacuation advisory to civilians in Iraq
Xinhua – China
TOKYO, April 14 (Xinhuanet) — The Foreign Ministry reissued an evacuation
advisory Wednesday to Japanese civilians in Iraq following a series of
kidnappings…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-04/14/content_1418695.htm

BUSH undeterred by Iraq violence
United Press International – USA
… of dead US troops were "gut wrenching," but their deaths were not in
vain because America would accomplish its task to bring freedom and democracy
to Iraq.…
www.upi.com/view.cfm?StoryID=20040413-114315-8862r

JAPAN Will Continue to Support Iraq Reconstruction (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
April 14 (Bloomberg) — Japan's government will continue to support the
reconstruction of Iraq and has no plans to pull troops out of the country,
Prime…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000080&sid=aRNFA7mP45dg&refer=asia

BUSH reaffirms stance on Iraq
Palm Beach Post – Palm Beach,FL,USA
WASHINGTON — President Bush mixed an expression of concern about violence
and lawlessness in Iraq with an absolute certainty that his course of
action is the…
www.palmbeachpost.com/news/content/auto/epaper/editions/today/news_04c78b737341f073002b.html

REJECT Blair's colonial adventure—Withdraw British troops from…
World Socialist
By Chris Marsden. The written response by Britain‚s Prime Minister Tony
Blair to the deepening crisis in Iraq reads like a mixture of arrogance
and ignorance.…
www.wsws.org/articles/2004/apr2004/brit-a14.shtml

BUSH says he more troops may be sent to Iraq
Biloxi Sun Herald – Biloxi,MS,USA
WASHINGTON – (KRT) – Faced with mounting casualties in Iraq and dwindling
public support for his foreign policy, President Bush on Tuesday rejected
comparisons…
www.sunherald.com/mld/sunherald/news/politics/8425109.htm

BUSH vows to finish job in Iraq
Dayton Daily News – Dayton,OH,USA
President Bush said Tuesday night that he is prepared to increase the American
military presence in Iraq, despite waning support for the war, but rejected

www.daytondailynews.com/news/content/news/daily/0414bush.html

BUSH Vows on Iraq Handover, US Troops Outside Najaf
Reuters – United States
WASHINGTON/BAGHDAD (Reuters) – President Bush vowed on Tuesday to stay
the course in Iraq despite a bloody upsurge in violence and said a June
30 deadline for…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=4819570&section=news

PRESIDENT Bush's Opening Statement on Iraq: 'We Will Finish the…
New York Times – USA
… Good evening. Before I take your questions, let me speak with the American
people about the situation in Iraq. This has been tough weeks in that
country.…
www.nytimes.com/2004/04/14/politics/14BTEX.html?ex=1082520000&en=c5f27b6bdfa74598&ei=5062

BUSH Is Resolute on Iraq Policy But Acknowledges 'Tough' Weeks
Washington Post – USA
He indicated he will increase the number of US troops in Iraq after what
he called "a tough, tough series of weeks for the American people.".…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A9654-2004Apr13.html

IS Iraq becoming another Vietnam?
USA Today – USA
… The Vietnam War started as a guerrilla war and then escalated into
a conventional war; in Iraq, it started as a conventional war and now
it's deteriorated…
www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2004-04-13-vietnam-iraq-cover_x.htm

BLAIR to meet Bush, Annan for Iraq talks
Sify – Delhi,India
… States this week for what critics have labelled a crisis meeting with
US President George W. Bush over the seemingly unravelling security situation
in Iraq.…
sify.com/news/international/fullstory.php?id=13453191

PHILIPPINES considers withdrawing troops from Iraq (April 14 – 11…
Manila Bulletin – Manila,Philippines
MANILA (AP) _ The Philippines said Wednesday it will consider withdrawing
its 100-member contingent in Iraq because of mounting violence.…
www.mb.com.ph/MAIN200404147133.html

BUSH Asserts 'We Must Not Waver' on Terror or Iraq
New York Times – USA
WASHINGTON, April 13 President Bush on Tuesday night strongly reaffirmed
his plan to transfer sovereignty in Iraq back to Iraqis on June 30 and
said the…
www.nytimes.com/2004/04/14/politics/14BUSH.
html?ex=1082520000&en=36cbefd45bfd4ac0&ei=5062

BUSH vows to stay the course in Iraq
Reuters – India
WASHINGTON/BAGHDAD (Reuters) – US President George W. Bush vowed on Tuesday
to stay the course in Iraq despite a bloody upsurge in violence and said
a June 30…
www.reuters.com/locales/newsArticle.jsp;:407ca2e4:acd4ae
29df33d135?type=worldNews&locale=en_IN&storyID=4819032

AFTER Abduction, Russia Urges Citizens to Leave Iraq
Washington Post – USA
Russian officials said they decided that the situation in Iraq had grown
too volatile for civilian contractors and began organizing Emergencies
Ministry…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A9292-2004Apr13.html

BUSH Says Iraq to Take Control of Government June 30 (Update6)
Bloomberg – USA
April 13 (Bloomberg) — President George W. Bush said a free Iraq is necessary
to thwart terrorism and promote peace in the Middle East, and Muslim militants

quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000102&sid=atg.kOFkUtAw&refer=uk

FOUR US contractors killed, mutilated in Iraq
People's Daily – China
Bodies of at least four men believed to be among the seven civilian contractors
missing in Iraq since Friday were found Tuesday in a shallow grave near
the…
english.peopledaily.com.cn/200404/14/eng20040414_140343.shtml

UPRISINGS in Iraq call for strategic US adjustments
USA Today – USA
… Yet instead of facing up to what has gone wrong with US plans to create
a free and democratic Iraq, Bush administration officials are more focused
on saving…
www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/editorials/2004-04-13-our-view_x.htm

THE `desert foxes' of Iraq
Asahi Shimbun – Tokyo,Japan
Day in, day out, they put their lives on the line to get the story-with
nobody but fellow adventurers to fall back on if, or when, things go wrong
in Iraq.…
www.asahi.com/english/world/TKY200404140140.html

BUSH says Iraq handover fixed
Reuters – London,England,UK
… Bush has ruled out delaying a handover of Iraqi sovereignty and has
said he is willing to grant a Pentagon request for more troops to defend
Iraq against what…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=492729&section=news

UN rules out sending team to Iraq as violence and the hostage…
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… While coalition troops remain in the firing line, civilians brought
in to help with the reconstruction of Iraq continue to be prime kidnap
targets.…
news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=419812004

BUSH Says Iraq to Take Control of Government June 30 (Update2)
Bloomberg – USA
… United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today the unrest in
Iraq will make it difficult for the US to turn sovereignty over to an
interim government…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=ajDBQZw95.Ts&refer=us

FOREIGN employers pull their workers out of Iraq following…
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… The kidnappings and increased fighting between United States troops
and Iraqis have left non-combatants in Iraq rethinking their security.

thescotsman.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=419492004

WHY Were Chinese in Iraq? Like Many Neighbors, They Needed Work
New York Times – USA
… Then fliers began to appear on this small island just off China's southern
coast advertising work and money in a new promised land: Iraq.…
www.nytimes.com/2004/04/14/international/asia/14FORT.html?ex=1082520000&en=4a1f2e8dd9ce103b&ei=5062

BUSH Vows to Stay the Course in Iraq
Reuters – United States
WASHINGTON/BAGHDAD (Reuters) – President Bush vowed on Tuesday to stay
the course in Iraq despite a bloody upsurge in violence and said a June
30 deadline for…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=4819014

FOREIGNERS urged to leave Iraq as violence continues
Irish Times (subscription) – Dublin,Ireland
Continuing violence and threats of kidnapping in Iraq have prompted a number
of governments to urge their citizens to leave immediately.…
www.ireland.com/newspaper/front/2004/0414/2195150620HM1IRAQ.html

BUSH to Talk Iraq, Domestic Security
FOX News – USA
… intelligence apparatus beyond those already made, but during Tuesday's
prime-time news conference, he will try to reassure the nation about instability
in Iraq…
www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,117017,00.html

US must "de – Americanise" Iraq policy , says Kerry
Daily Times – Pakistan
DURHAM: Democratic challenger John Kerry said on Monday Washington needed
to „de-Americanise‰ the transformation of Iraq by replacing US administrator
Paul…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_14-4-2004_pg4_2

TAKING Iraq to account
Ha'aretz – Israel
They were joined by a small group of accountants, working at the behest
of the US Congress, to appraise the results of the war in Iraq.…
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/415039.html

IRAQ hostage crisis hits 12 countries
Radio Australia – Australia
The United States-led coalition in Iraq says it believes there are now
about 40 foreign hostages from 12 countries being held by a variety of
insurgent groups.…
www.abc.net.au/ra/newstories/RANewsStories_1086772.htm

WISCONSIN soldier sisters weighing whether to return to Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
BROOKFIELD, Wis. — The soldier sisters of a National Guard member killed
in Iraq are weighing a decision about whether to return to the war zone
or stay at…
www.startribune.com/stories/484/4720508.html

40 foreigners held hostage by kidnappers in Iraq, US officials…
San Jose Mercury News – San Jose,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – US officials said Tuesday that kidnappers in Iraq are holding
about 40 foreigners from 12 nations, and they vowed not to negotiate for
their…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/8422902.htm

NO news on fate of Japanese hostages in Iraq
Radio Australia – Australia
Japan is seeking fresh information about three Japanese civilians being
held hostage in Iraq, after an apparent deadline for their execution passed
with no news…
www.abc.net.au/ra/newstories/RANewsStories_1086747.htm

DON'T send our girls back to Iraq, grieving parents plead
Straits Times – Singapore
… of a female American soldier killed in Baghdad last week are pleading
to keep her sisters, also US soldiers, from having to return to active
duty in Iraq.…
straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/world/story/0,4386,245705,00.html

HIGH stakes for Bush in Iraq news conference
Stuff.co.nz – New Zealand
WASHINGTON: President George Bush will try to convince increasingly sceptical
Americans that he has a strategy to deal with Iraq at a rare news conference.

www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,2874867a12,00.html

KIWI feared missing in Iraq
Stuff.co.nz – New Zealand
Prime Minister Helen Clark is warning New Zealand civilians operating in
Iraq that they are on their own as reports emerge that a Kiwi might be
missing there.…
www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,2874159a11,00.html

HOSTAGES – what lured them to Iraq ?
Straits Times – Singapore
… Companies helping in Washington's US$18 billion (S$30 billion) reconstruction
of Iraq don't need to spell out the working conditions in such graphic
terms.…
straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/world/story/0,4386,245640,00.html

FOREIGNERS advised to leave Iraq
Straits Times – Singapore
BAGHDAD – Foreigners are being urged to flee Iraq in the face of a rapidly
rising surge of abductions. The 'hostage carousel' here…
straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/topstories/story/0,4386,245600,00.html

FOREIGNERS urged to quit Iraq
The Australian – Australia
FOREIGN nationals working for aid agencies and private companies in Iraq
have been urged to quit the country after insurgents fighting the United
States-led…
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,9276190%255E1702,00.html

IRAQ: Live from Baghdad
Washington Post – USA
Shadid will be online, live from Baghdad, on. to discuss his reporting
and the latest developments in Iraq. Editor's Note: Washingtonpost…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A5492-2004Apr12.html

UNITE to overcome difficulties in Iraq
Daily Yomiuri – Tokyo,Japan
It's time for the international community to get back on its feet, with
the aim of improving public order and resolving the abduction cases in
Iraq.…
www.yomiuri.co.jp/newse/20040414wo81.htm

NONCOMBATANTS in Iraq tighten security or leave amid kidnappings…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… US officials have been silent over who they think is behind the string
of abductions, a new tactic for Iraq that suddenly became rampant last
week.…
www.boston.com/dailynews/104/world/Noncombatants_in_Iraq_tighten_:.shtml

BUSH to Address US on Iraq as Uprisings, Kidnappings Increase
Bloomberg – USA
April 13 (Bloomberg) — US President George W. Bush will use his first
news conference this year to outline plans for Iraq after uprisings this
month killed 70…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=aH.46eLg7VCY&refer=us

KERRY: US needs more international support to rebuild Iraq
MLive.com – MI,USA
… John Kerry on Tuesday demanded a "specific explanation" from President
Bush about how his prosecution of the war will lead to a shared goal of
a stable Iraq.…
www.mlive.com/newsflash/michigan/index.ssf?/newsflash/get_story.ssf?/
cgi-free/getstory_ssf.cgi?a0700_BC_Kerry-Iraq&&news&election2004

US says suspends some supply convoys into Iraq
Forbes – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Some convoys ferrying supplies for US troops in
Iraq have been suspended until the US military can provide better security
for them, the…
www.forbes.com/markets/newswire/2004/04/13/rtr1330731.html

ANNAN Says January Vote in Iraq May Not Be `Viable' (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
April 13 (Bloomberg) — United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said
it may not be possible to hold national elections in Iraq by the end of
January, the…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=aEK05gk_xlps&refer=us

t he has a strategy to deal with Iraq, which
has…
www.nzherald.co.nz/latestnewsstory.cfm?storyID=3560433&thesection=news&thesubsection=world

FRANCE confirms abduction of French journalist in Iraq
Xinhua – China
… French foreign ministry confirmed Tuesday evening that a French journalist
from the CAPA television news agency, Alexandre Jordanov, had been kidnapped
in Iraq…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-04/14/content_1417492.htm

BERLUSCONI: No Question Italian Troops Will Remain in Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said the withdrawal of his country's
troops from Iraq is not in question after it was confirmed that four Italian

www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=07ED5ABB-809E-4C87-AEC61FBB8E119FF5

  
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