Iraq News and Information Links May 14 2004
BLAIR pledges his continued loyalty to Bush on Iraq
World Socialist
… party to distance himself from President George W. Bush, insisting
that it is in “the interests of the world‰ that the US/UK military
forces remain in Iraq…
www.wsws.org/articles/2004/may2004/blai-m15.shtml

US scraps some interrogation methods in Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
The top US commander in Iraq has scrapped a roster of controversial interrogation
techniques, previously approved for use in Iraq, after a top Pentagon

english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/F342B428-6224-4CCF-AE3F-9EAD4EEA9A44.htm

DEMOCRATS agree to suppress photos of US torture in Iraq
World Socialist
… point-man in the effort of the US political establishment to conceal
the dimensions of American war crimes and obscure the colonialist character
of the Iraq war…
www.wsws.org/articles/2004/may2004/dems-m15.shtml

WILL the Modern Era Come Untethered in Iraq?
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… The stakes in Iraq — for which the Abu Ghraib prison has tragically
become the metaphor — are not just the future of a fragile oil-rich country
or America's…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A28339-2004May14.html

MORE occupation troops die in Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
… It is reported that 775 US service members have died since the beginning
of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Department
of Defence.…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/6C8315C1-3BC6-4C2D-96CE-2E35F5223679.htm

IMAGES of Iraq war: Prisoner abuse and gruesome execution
ABC Online – Australia
HAMISH ROBERTSON: We begin in Iraq, where an already deteriorating situation
descended to new levels of viciousness and depravity last week.…
www.abc.net.au/correspondents/content/2004/s1108978.htm

US companies put little capital into Iraq
MSNBC – USA
… Corner groceries stock ice cream from the United Arab Emirates. Postwar
Iraq was supposed to be a bonanza for American companies.…
msnbc.msn.com/id/4982524/

JOIN effort to help rebuild Iraq, Bush asks G8
The Globe and Mail – Canada
US President George W. Bush urged Canada and other Group of Eight countries
to bury the hatchet and rally together on the reconstruction of Iraq after
the…
www.globeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20040514.wbush15/BNStory/Front/

AMERICA Adrift in Iraq
New York Times – USA
Six weeks of military and political reverses seem to have left the Bush
administration doing little more in Iraq than grasping at ways to make
it past…
www.nytimes.com/2004/05/15/opinion/15SAT1.html?ex=1085284800&en=ae0931502d74b7c0&ei=5062

US, allies will leave Iraq if requested
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
The United States and its allies in Iraq said yesterday they will pull
their forces out of the country after the end of the occupation on June
30 if the…
washingtontimes.com/world/20040515-121614-9619r.htm

A Family Tries to Remember a Son Killed in Iraq and His Style
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
… which included his work with radio transmission towers as part of a
business that family members said he hoped to promote in his trip to Iraq,
was matched by…
www.nytimes.com/2004/05/15/national/15berg.html

US clarifies Iraq intentions
swissinfo – Switzerland
… McClellan Iraq's security forces were not fully equipped and trained
to provide for their own security. “So after the transfer of sovereignty
on.…
www.swisspolitics.org/en/news/index.php?section=int&page=news_inhalt&news_id=4936345

EX-SPANISH leader defends Bush over Iraq prison torture
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
SAN FRANCISCO – Former Spanish prime minister Jose Maria Aznar, one of
the Bush administration's strongest allies in the Iraq war, spoke out
Friday in defense…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/breaking_news/8671564.htm

SOUTHERN Iraq Marked by Second Day of Heavy Fighting
Chosun Ilbo – South Korea
There's been another day of heavy Friday in southern Iraq between American
troops and gunmen loyal to rebel cleric Moqtada al-Sadr near some of the
holiest Shi…
english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200405/200405150005.html

BRITISH Editor Fired for Use of Fake Photos of Iraq Abuse
New York Times – USA
… of its editor, which vindicated to some extent the government's claim
that there had been no “systematic” abuse of prisoners by British forces
in Iraq and that…
www.nytimes.com/2004/05/15/international/europe/15BRIT.html?ex=1085198400&en=37fc42dbfd693845&ei=5062

AMERICAN beheaded in Iraq is buried
Channel News Asia – Singapore
NEW YORK : Nicholas Berg, the American beheaded by militants in Iraq, was
buried Friday in a private ceremony near his Pennsylvania home as his
family…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/85042/1/.html

BUSH ‚ s approval ratings drop as Iraq war takes its toll
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
… only a week later, at the very moment Bush‚s aides had hoped to be
basking in the glow of improving economic numbers, months of setbacks
in Iraq are clearly…
www.iht.com/articles/520080.htm

TROOPS to leave Iraq if asked
The Australian – Australia
THE United States, Britain, Italy and Japan would pull their troops out
of Iraq if asked by the new interim authority that takes control after
June 30, the…
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,9567810%255E1702,00.html

US Policy on Iraq Goes Round and Round
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
WASHINGTON ˜ With a new government due in less than seven weeks, US officials
have been trying to build a future for Iraq on lofty concepts of constitutional

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/la-fg-iraqassess15may15,1,363674.story?coll=la-home-headlines

EARLIER Jail Seen as Incubator for Abuses in Iraq
New York Times – USA
… To date, the Camp Cropper facility, one of the first opened by the
United States military in Iraq, has largely escaped the public scrutiny
attached to other…
www.nytimes.com/2004/05/15/politics/15ABUS.html?ex=1085198400&en=79dcede240276165&ei=5062

US Companies Put Little Capital Into Iraq
Washington Post – USA
… Conspicuously absent: US brands. Postwar Iraq was supposed to be a
bonanza for American companies. The Commerce Department hosted…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A28157-2004May14.html

BERG Beheading Caps US Failure in Iraq Media Wars
Pakistan News Service – Lahore,Pakistan
… Beeman is also author of the forthcoming book, “Iraq: State in Search
of a Nation.”. BY WILLIAM O. BEEMAN, PACIFIC NEWS SERVICE. The…
www.paknews.com/articles.php?id=1&date1=2004-05-14

BREMER Unplugged: We'll Leave Iraq if Asked
FOX News – USA
WASHINGTON ˜ With American troops facing continuing battles in Iraq,
the Bush administration on Friday did little to play down remarks by US
civilian…
www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,120015,00.html

RUSSIA ready to discuss new UN resolution on Iraq
Xinhua – China
MOSCOW, May 14 (Xinhuanet) — Russia is prepared to discuss the United
Nations (UN) Security Council's new draft resolution on Iraq, Deputy Foreign
Minister…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-05/15/content_1471095.htm

BLAIR vows to remain course over Iraq: report
Xinhua – China
LONDON, May 14 (Xinhuanet) — British Prime Minister Tony Blair has said
he would not change course over Iraq and rejected the growing demands
by Labor…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-05/14/content_1471096.htm

ANOTHER US soldier charged in prisoner abuse scandal in Iraq
Xinhua – China
BAGHDAD, May 14 (Xinhuanet) — The US military has ordered another US soldier
to face court martial for Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal, a senior
US officer…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-05/15/content_1471098.htm

NEV. soldier denies reporting Iraq abuse
MLive.com – MI,USA
By BRENDAN RILEY. YERINGTON, Nev. (AP) ˜ A Nevada National Guard soldier
said she complained after a prisoner at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison was shot
and killed…
www.mlive.com/newsflash/lateststories/index.ssf?/base/national-23/1084583343142710.xml

US Military Bars Some Iraq Interrogation Methods
Reuters – USA
… in a scandal over the abuse of prisoners at the Abu Ghraib jail, has
prohibited several interrogation methods from being used in Iraq, including
sleep and…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5152574

POWELL: Troops would leave Iraq should Iraqis ask
The Globe and Mail – Canada
Washington ˜ US-led coalition forces would leave Iraq if a new interim
government should ask them to, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Friday,
but such a…
www.globeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20040514.wpowe14/BNStory/Front/

GRANER Charged in Iraq Prison Scandal
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscripition) – Atlanta,GA,USA
By ROBERT H. REID. BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP)—The US Army has filed criminal charges
including adultery against Military Police Cpl. Charles…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V4879.AP-Iraq-Abuse.html

US, Britain and Italy to pull troops out of Iraq if asked
Daily Times – Pakistan
WASHINGTON: The United States, Britain, Italy and Japan would pull their
troops out of Iraq if the new interim authority that takes control after
June 30 says…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_15-5-2004_pg7_6

OFFICIALS: US Bans Some Interrogation Methods in Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
The US military has banned the use of so-called “stress positions” and
other severe interrogation techniques in dealing with detainees in Iraq.

www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=EB573883-F75C-43DD-B20FF53F26C2C040

FORCED EVACUATION OF OFWs IN IRAQ EYED
Philippine Headline News – Manila,Philippines
… Villanueva – Plans are in place for the “forced evacuation” of some
4,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in various post-war reconstruction
projects in Iraq.…
www.newsflash.org/2004/02/hl/hl100361.htm

DEVELOPMENTS in Iraq
Guardian – UK
… Residents said he had been cooperating with American forces. – The
senior US commander in Iraq has moved to limit the military's allowable
interrogation tactics…
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4091841,00.htm

UK soldier stands by Iraq abuse claims
ABC Online – Australia
… The soldier is identified as being a member of the Territorial Army
part-time reserve force, who while serving in Iraq was attached to the
Queen's Lancashire…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1108890.htm

US restricts Iraq interrogations
BBC News – London,England,UK
The US military has barred a number of interrogation methods in Iraq, defence
officials in Washington say. The banned methods include…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3716497.stm

US and G8 allies clash on Iraq handover
Financial Times – London,England,UK
The US and its allies in the Group of Eight developing countries on Friday
clashed openly over Iraq, as foreign ministers argued about how much authority
the…
news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1083180530243

GUIDELINES for Interrogating Iraq Inmates
Guardian – UK
… techniques – a list of methods that an interrogator could use freely,
and a list he or she could use only with approval from the senior military
officer in Iraq…
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4091851,00.html

US Military Bars Some Iraq Interrogation Methods
Reuters – USA
… facing a scandal over the abuse of prisoners at the Abu Ghraib jail,
has prohibited several interrogation methods from being used in Iraq,
including sleep and…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5152222

SUPPORT for Bush plummets over Iraq
Financial Times – London,England,UK
Public support for President George W. Bush's handling of the war in Iraq
has plunged to only 36 per cent and his approval rating has fallen to
the lowest…
news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1083180528014

US turns to enemies for help in Iraq, Afghanistan
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
BEIRUT: It's a measure of how bad things have become in Iraq and Afghanistan
that the Americans are calling on their old enemies to help them out.

www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=5&article_id=3791

POWELL: Iraq Pullout Request Not Likely
Guardian – UK
WASHINGTON (AP) – US-led coalition forces would leave Iraq if a new interim
government should ask them to, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Friday,
but…
www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-4091618,00.html

MAPLE Valley man killed in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
An enlisted man from Maple Valley, Wash., who was engaged to be married
is the latest US service member killed in Iraq to be identified by the
Department of…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/173385_soldier14ww.html

POLL: Support for Bush, Iraq war dropping
CNN – USA
(CNN) — As Americans express growing unease about Iraq, President Bush's
job approval rating has taken a hit, according to a poll released Friday
by CNN and…
www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/05/14/bush.kerry/

BRITAIN'S Daily Mirror dumps editor over 'fake' Iraq torture…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… unreservedly for publishing the pictures and deeply regrets the reputational
damage done to the QLR (Queen's Lancashire Regiment) and the army in Iraq”,
it said…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/85021/1/.html

BRITISH Editor Fired in Uproar Over Fake Iraq Abuse Photos
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
… said on Thursday that two Danish Army medics had belatedly reported
witnessing the effects of “brutal treatment” of two Iraqi prisoners in
southern Iraq at the…
www.nytimes.com/2004/05/14/international/europe/14CND-BRIT.html

MP strikes plea deal in Iraq case
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
… isolation for more than 30 days. Rumsfeld contends the convention was
always supposed to apply in Iraq. But Taliban and Al Qaeda…
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_
Type1&c=Article&cid=1084528966194&call_pageid=968256289824&col=968705899037

NEIGHBORS Call For Rapid Transfer of Power, Elections in Iraq:…
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
… here on Thursday at the end of a two-day visit to Jordan's capital
city of Amman to attend the Conference of Parliament Speakers of Iraq's
Neighboring Countries…
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=5/15/2004&Cat=2&Num=004

RUMSFELD upbeat on visit to Iraq abuse prison
Financial Express.bd – Bangladesh
BAGHDAD, May 14 (AFP): US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld paid a surprise
visit to Iraq, touring Abu Ghraib prison amid new claims of abuse of Iraqi
prisoners…
www.financialexpress-bd.com/index3.asp?cnd=5/15/2004&section_id=2&newsid=10110&spcl=no

DAILY Mirror editor at center of Iraq storm a flamboyant figure
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… 'If you push it to the edge sometimes you fall off, but no one can
say that the general thrust of what's been argued about behavior in Iraq
is wrong,'' Peter…
www.boston.com/dailynews/135/economy/Daily_Mirror_editor_at_center_:.shtml

51104. Iraq: From a Strategic Standpoint, We've Already Lost…
Submerging Markets – Sag Harbor,NY,USA
In the wake of the recent upsurge in popular resistance in Iraq, and the
evidence of soaring hostility among ordinary Iraqis and Iraqi elites of
all…
bloodbankers.typepad.com/recent_posts_and_pdfs/2004/05/4510_iraq_from__1.html

RICE woos Russia on Iraq future
BBC News – London,England,UK
By Damian Grammaticas. US National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice is
visiting Moscow for talks on the situation in Iraq. It is…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3716265.stm

MISSISSIPPI construction firm bids for embassies, rebuild Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… Yates is also looking for projects in Iraq. … California-based Parsons
Delaware, a huge firm involved in extensive Iraq rebuilding, won the bid.

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/8668317.htm

CONGRESS balks at Bush ‚ s Iraq budget proposal
Columbia Daily Tribune – Columbia,MO,USA
… AP) – President George W. Bush‚s administration might back down from
its proposal to fully control the initial $25 billion for wars in Iraq
and Afghanistan…
www.columbiatribune.com/2004/May/20040514News020.asp

TEN Iraq militiamen killed
News24 – South Africa
… Sadr, who is leading a rebellion across central and southern Iraq against
the US-led coalition, is wanted in connection with the murder of a rival
cleric last…
www.news24.com/News24/World/Iraq/0,,2-10-1460_1527211,00.html

MIRROR Owes Iraq Affair Apology – Tory
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Shadow defence minister Gerald Howarth today called for an “immediate
and fulsome‰ apology from the Daily Mirror for its actions over Iraq.

news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2927850

BUSH Urges G-8 to Cooperate on Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
WASHINGTON ˜ The United States wants ministers from the Group of Eight
industrialized nations to put aside their differences over Iraq and work
together to…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/politics/wire/sns-ap-us-g-8-meeting,1,3607187.story?coll=sns-ap-politics-headlines

US Tanks Thrust Into Cemetery in Iraq Holy City
Reuters – USA
NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) – US forces intensified their war against Iraqi cleric
Moqtada al-Sadr on Friday, sending tanks into Najaf's vast cemetery to
blast…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5150337

US tanks thrust into Iraq holy city
Reuters – London,England,UK
NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) – US forces have intensified their war against Iraqi
cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, sending tanks into Najaf's vast cemetery to blast
guerrilla…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=510924&section=news

US Claims It Offered Berg a Flight Out of Iraq
Aljazeerah.info
WASHINGTON, 14 May 2004 ˜ The US government warned a young American to
leave Iraq, and offered him a flight out of the country, a month before
his grisly…
www.aljazeerah.info/News%20archives/2004%20News%20archives/May/14%20N/US%20Claims
%20It%20Offered%20Berg%20a%20Flight%20Out%20of%20Iraq.htm

RUMSFELD visits soldiers in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, entering the heart
of the global furor over the mistreatment of Iraqi detainees, walked inside
the faded…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/173352_rumsfeld14.html

BRITISH Official Says Abuse Photos ' Categorically ' Not Taken In…
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
… abuse of Iraqi prisoners, published earlier this month in the “Daily
Mirror” newspaper and since shown around the world, were “categorically”
not taken in Iraq…
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/05/fdedc8fc-0537-4b54-ae16-7311dbebd8c3.html

GRIEF, Questions Linger In Man's Slaying In Iraq
NBC6.net – Miami,FL,USA
… memorial for Nicholas Berg was set for Friday at a synagogue in West
Chester, Pa., to honor a 26-year-old American beheaded by al-Qaida militants
in Iraq.…
www.nbc6.net/news/3305165/detail.html

SENATORS assail Bush call for billions more in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
… assailed Bush administration officials yesterday for submitting a vaguely
worded request to add $25 billion to pay for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan

seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/173364_congress14.html

ROGER Cohen : For Blair , Iraq ‚ s future will determine his…
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
The political future of Iraq and that of Prime Minister Tony Blair have
become inseparable. Blair made human rights in Iraq a central…
www.iht.com/articles/519999.htm

BLAIR Rejects Appeals to Distance Himself from Bush on Iraq Issue
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
… Tony Blair has rejected appeals from the left wing of his Labor party
that he put some political distance between himself and President Bush
over the Iraq issue…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=460201AD-EE8C-4E2A-ACDE1522E93FC5A1

G8 Foreign Ministers Discuss Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
The foreign ministers of the Group of Eight are meeting Friday in Washington,
with the situation in Iraq high on the agenda. The…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=824740AF-1EE7-49E9-9A544610FFD1AADB

IRAQ disgrace worsens
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… the comments amid fresh allegations of brutality at Guantanamo Bay,
and admissions that even government-sanctioned interrogation methods in
Iraq violated the…
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,9562734%255E663,00.html

MAN of iron with a chink on Iraq
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
… It resumed on Tuesday after five weeks' absence but wants no part of
Iraq. … The Foreign Minister got one Labor question on Iraq all week.

www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/05/14/1084289883642.html

IRAQ prison abuse: Key figures
BBC News – London,England,UK
From the highest military officials to the journalists who broke the story,
BBC News Online looks at the figures in the Iraq prisoner abuse scandal.

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3706679.stm

ARROYO favors repatriation of Filipino workers from Iraq
Xinhua – China
MANILA, May 14 (Xinhuanet) — Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
gave the green light Friday to the repatriation of Filipino workers in
Iraq who want…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-05/14/content_1470861.htm

BLAIR promises to stand firm with Bush over Iraq
Glasgow Evening Times – Glasgow,Scotland,UK
In his first interview since the emergence of allegations that British
and US troops mistreated prisoners in Iraq, Mr Blair made clear he would
stand by Mr Bush…
www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/5026521.shtml

DEVELOPMENTS in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… L. Paul Bremer, the US governor of Iraq, told regional officials that
the United States would leave if requested to do so by the new Iraqi government.

<www.boston.com/dailynews/135/world/Developments_in_Iraq_:.shtml

RUMSFELD'S sudden visit to Iraq
People's Daily – China
US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld unexpectedly landed on Iraq on
May 13 accompanied by US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Richard
Myers.…
english.peopledaily.com.cn/200405/14/eng20040514_143319.html

BREMER hints at US pullout from Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
The US overseer for Iraq, Paul Bremer, has aired the possibility of an
American pullout from the country, saying the United States did not stay
where it was…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/91F564CD-F1C5-4457-A0E6-21B15D33BE89.htm

BLAIR faces mutiny over Iraq abuse scandal
Reuters – London,England,UK
LONDON (Reuters) – Tony Blair has dismissed talk of his resignation as
“froth” but some in his party say the revelations of prisoner abuse in
Iraq could be the…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=510820&section=news

UK hopes for Iraq UN resolution early June
Reuters – London,England,UK
… June. He told reporters the odds of success were high, as a June 30
target date for handover of sovereignty in Iraq loomed large.…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=510859&section=news

Q&A: UK troops in Iraq abuse row
BBC News – London,England,UK
… prisoner. Eleven days later Armed Forces minister Adam Ingram told
Parliament the pictures were “categorically” not taken in Iraq.…
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3714267.stm

CONGRESS seeks more accountability with Iraq funding
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
Washington — President Bush's request for $25 billion more to fight the
war in Iraq has started moving through Congress, where it is running into
bipartisan…
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/05/14/MNGD46LG7P1.DTL

MEMORIAL Service Today For American Beheaded In Iraq
ClickonSA.com – San Antonio,TX,USA
… West Chester. The 26-year-old telecommunications businessman was kidnapped
in Iraq last month and later beheaded. Family members…
www.ksat.com/news/3304146/detail.html

US could quit Iraq: Bremer
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
The US overseer for Iraq Paul Bremer today aired the possibility of an
American pullout from the country, saying the United States did not stay
where it was…
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/05/14/1084289890382.html

BLAIR vows to continue supporting Bush on Iraq
Albawaba Middle East News – Amman,Middle East
Tony Blair has dismissed calls for him to distance himself from US President
George Bush and insisted he would not change course over Iraq.…
www.albawaba.com/news/index.php3?sid=276812&lang=e&dir=news

UN Resolution on Iraq 'Ready in Two Weeks'
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
The UK is hopeful that a draft United Nations resolution on the future
of Iraq will be ready within a fortnight and approved by the Security
Council by June 10…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2925607

US defense secretary makes surprise visit to Iraq
Vanguard – Lagos,Nigeria
BAGHDAD ˜ US Defense Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld made a surprise visit
to Iraq on Thursday as the United States struggled to quell criticism
over the abuse of…
www.vanguardngr.com/articles/2002/world/w214052004.html

IRAQ news reports hit Bush in polls
Oakland Tribune – Oakland,CA,USA
… only a week later, at the very moment Bush's aides had hoped to be
basking in the glow of improving economic numbers, months of setbacks
in Iraq are clearly…
www.oaklandtribune.com/Stories/0,1413,82~1865~2148184,00.html

US success in Iraq looks increasingly doubtful
ABC Online – Australia
MARK COLVIN: With the US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld making a dash
to Baghdad there are definite signs that the United States venture in
Iraq is in…
www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2004/s1108769.htm

US Tanks Thrust Into Iraq Cemetery at Holy City
Wired News – USA
NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) – US forces intensified their war against Iraqi cleric
Moqtada al-Sadr on Friday, for the first time sending tanks into Najaf's
vast…
wireservice.wired.com/wired/story.asp?section=Breaking&storyId=864336&tw=wn_wire_story

BLAIR vows to remain course over Iraq: report
Xinhua – China
LONDON, May 14 (Xinhuanet) — British Prime Minister Tony Blair has said
he would not change course over Iraq and rejected the growing demands
by Labor…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-05/14/content_1470667.htm

RUMSFELD Surprises Troops In Iraq
WDRB – Louisville,KY,USA
… a US military base and the prison at the center of the Iraqi abuse
scandal, telling US troops that President Bush is proud of what they're
doing in Iraq.…
www.fox41.com/news/news_detail.asp?id=15003&section=2

HOW can America get out of Iraq?
Guardian – UK
… security, as well as peace and stability in the increasingly explosive
Middle East, the US must find a way to withdraw its military forces from
Iraq as soon as…
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1215006,00.html

GMA gives green light to OFW repatriation from Iraq
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
President Arroyo gave the green light Friday to the repatriation of Filipino
workers in Iraq wanting to come home in the wake of escalating risks to
their…
www.abs-cbnnews.com/FlashNewsStory.aspx?FlashOID=17150

WOLFOWITZ Discusses Money, Iraq with Senators
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz discusses the financial
underpinning of military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan with the Senate
Armed…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1895686

US to discuss Iraq with Russia's Putin
Reuters – London,England,UK
MOSCOW (Reuters) – The United States wants to engage Russia in drafting
a new UN Security Council resolution on Iraq, US National Security adviser
Condoleezza…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=510560&section=news

PRIVATISING the Iraq war
Radio Netherlands – Netherlands
… to Baghdad has not only caused the United States deep embarrassment,
it's also focused attention on the growing presence of commercial US security
firms in Iraq…
www.rnw.nl/hotspots/html/irq040514.html

US tanks fight Iraq guerrillas among ancient tombs
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
NAJAF, Iraq – US tanks moved onto sacred ground in the Iraqi Shi'ite holy
city of Najaf on Friday, pushing deep into its ancient cemetery in a fierce
battle…
www.abs-cbnnews.com/FlashNewsStory.aspx?FlashOID=17142

RUMSFELD IN IRAQ
Yahoo News – USA
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld made a surprise – and much- needed
– visit to Iraq (news – web sites) yesterday. His trip included…
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=106&ncid=742&e=1&u=/nypost/20040514/cm_nypost/rumsfeldiniraq

FAMILY claims US held son in Iraq
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
BAGHDAD˜An American who was beheaded in Iraq had told friends he was
arrested by Iraqi police in Mosul because he had an Israeli stamp in his
passport.…
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=
Article&cid=1084486210275&call_pageid=968332188854&col=968350060724

MORE funds for Iraq, Afghanistan to be sought
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
WASHINGTON ˜ The Bush administration will ask Congress for at least an
additional $50 billion for Iraq and Afghanistan, a top Defense Department
official…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/8662086.htm

RUMSFELD visits prison in Iraq
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
ABU GHRAIB, Iraq — Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, on a trip to Iraq
that was shrouded in secrecy, said Thursday that abuses at the Abu Ghraib
prison were…
www.indystar.com/articles/2/146319-6852-010.html

US Tanks Fight Iraq Guerrillas Among Ancient Tombs
Reuters – USA
NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) – US tanks moved onto sacred ground in the Iraqi
Shi'ite holy city of Najaf on Friday, pushing deep into its ancient cemetery
in a fierce…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5143284

CONFIDENCE in Bush, Iraq War Is Sinking, Polls Show
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… polls shows that the Iraqi prisoner abuse furor is undermining that
effort and shaking public confidence in the administration's ability to
win the war in Iraq…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/politics/la-na-bush14may14,1,3100041.story?coll=la-news-politics-national

SENATORS oppose giving Bush control of $25 billion for Iraq,…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) The Bush administration may back down from its proposal
to fully control the initial $25 billion for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
next year…
www.boston.com/dailynews/135/wash/Senators_oppose_giving_Bush_co:.shtml

IRAQ interrogation guidelines possibly illegal, officials concede
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON — Interrogation rules issued last year in Iraq are ''not humane,”
a ranking defense official conceded yesterday, and a top general told
senators…
www.boston.com/news/world/articles/2004/05/14/prison_rules_not_humane

GOVERNMENT says photos weren't taken in Iraq
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
London — Photographs allegedly showing British troops threatening and
urinating on a hooded Iraqi prisoner were “categorically not taken in
Iraq,” the British…
www.indystar.com/articles/3/146388-2843-010.html

SNATCHING defeat from jaws of victory in Iraq
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
… too, as the political broadsides tend to obscure the fact that˜
after a couple of tough weeks ˜ things are going well militarily and
politically in Iraq.…
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/editorial/outlook/2568287

US, Shi'ite Militia Clash in Iraq Holy Cities
Wired News – USA
NAJAF/KERBALA, Iraq (Reuters) – US troops clashed with fighters loyal to
Shi'ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in the Iraqi holy cities of Najaf
and Kerbala on…
wireservice.wired.com/wired/story.asp?section=Breaking&storyId=864244&tw=wn_wire_story

RUMSFELD pays surprise visit to Iraq amid mounting criticism
Xinhua – China
BEIJING, May 14 (Xinhuanet)— US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeldpaid
a surprise visit to Iraq on Thursday amid mounting criticism of prisoner
abuse.…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-05/14/content_1469923.htm

MAPLE Valley, Wash., man killed in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. A 26-year-old Maple Valley, Wash., man is the
latest US service member killed in Iraq to be identified by the Department
of Defense.…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/aplocal_story.asp?category=6420&slug=Iraq%20US%20Deaths%20Wash

CRITICISM of Iraq war rising from GOP right
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
WASHINGTON — President Bush is facing sharp dissent from his conservative
base about the war in Iraq that could force him to change course or risk
losing…
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/nation/2568324

IRAQ'S Central Bank Plan Goes Beyond Basics
Bloomberg – USA
May 14 (Bloomberg) — One part of the Iraq story that gets little attention
is what the ruling Coalition Provisional Authority has accomplished in
re-building…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&refer=columnist_derosa&sid=apYBqZtEXyyw

NOTHING has gone wrong in Iraq – Powell
Independent Online – South Africa
Washington – “Nothing has gone wrong” in Iraq, United States Secretary
of State Colin Powell said on Thursday, despite widespread outrage at
American abuse of…
www.iol.co.za/index.php?sf=2813&art_id=qw1084491720147B262&click_id=2813&set_id=1

BISHOP attacks Iraq 'disgrace'
Guardian – UK
A senior churchman yesterday condemned as “disgraceful” the British and
US governments' failure to devise a workable post-war strategy for Iraq.

www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,1216630,00.html

DAILY Look at US Military Iraq Deaths
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscripition) – Atlanta,GA,USA
As of Thursday, May 13, 773 US service members have died since the beginning
of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Department
of Defense.…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V3323.AP-Iraq-US-Deaths.html

BUSH Signs Order Giving State Lead Role in Iraq
Wired News – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The State Department will take over the lead role
for most US operations in Iraq from the Pentagon after the transfer of
sovereignty on…
wireservice.wired.com/wired/story.asp?section=Breaking&storyId=864215&tw=wn_wire_story

TERRORIST link to post-Saddam Iraq is definite
Orangeburg Times Democrat – Orangeburg,SC,USA
… Bush reacted swiftly, as did others, calling the videotape an illustration
of the difference between the United States and those we are fighting
in Iraq and in…
www.timesanddemocrat.com/articles/2004/05/14/opinion/opinion1.txt

GROWING chorus speaks out about mistakes in Iraq
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
… Reactions to the Abu Ghraib fiasco are just one sign that the axis
of opinion is beginning to shift on Iraq, even within the president's
own party.…
www.indystar.com/articles/0/146292-3880-021.html

UK: Abuse photos not taken in Iraq
China Daily – Beijing,China
Dramatic pictures said to show British troops abusing Iraqi prisoners were
not taken in Iraq, the UK government has said. Armed…
www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2004-05/14/content_330682.htm

VILLAR urges Malacañang to evacuate OFWs in Iraq
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
Sen. Manuel Villar urged Malacañang Friday to order the immediate repatriation
of Filipino workers in Iraq after one of them was killed in a mortar attack
in…
www.abs-cbnnews.com/FlashNewsStory.aspx?FlashOID=17133

BUSH team reworks Iraq spending
BBC News – London,England,UK
The Bush administration says it will rework a plan for $25bn for operations
in Iraq after objections from senators. Both Republican…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/3712961.stm

FRENCH foreign minister dubs Iraq a 'black hole'
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
THE holy city of Karbala in Iraq was gripped by a third day of fighting
yesterday as United States forces clashed with supporters of outlawed
Shiite cleric…
thescotsman.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=548272004

IRAQ: the chickens come home to roost
Jamaica Observer – Jamaica
would have incurred incalculable human and political costs. We would have
been forced to occupy Baghdad and, in effect, rule Iraq.…
www.jamaicaobserver.com/columns/html/20040513T230000-0500_
59831_OBS_IRAQ__THE_CHICKENS_COME_HOME_TO_ROOST.asp

RUMSFELD drops in on Iraq, declines to release photos
eTaiwan News – Taipei,Taiwan
US Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, making a surprise visit to Iraq
aimed at containing the prisoner abuse scandal, said yesterday administration
lawyers…
www.etaiwannews.com/World/2004/05/14/1084499496.htm

PICTURES of troop abuse 'not taken in Iraq'
Financial Times – London,England,UK
The Daily Mirror photo-graphs purporting to show British troops mistreating
Iraqis were “categorically not taken in Iraq”, the government said yesterday
in a…
news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1083180504451

BUSH is hurt by Iraq war news, but hasn't lost ground to Kerry
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
WASHINGTON – After weeks of bad news from Iraq, from the Fallujah uprising
to the prison scandal, President Bush is starting to pay a political price
at home.…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/politics/8659735.htm

WOULD a pullout from Iraq be more chaotic than this?
Guardian – UK
Can the American occupation of Iraq be sustained any longer? … But the
plan was flawed since the US insisted on keeping its forces in Iraq even
after June.…
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1216606,00.html

IRAQ militia refuses to end standoff with US forces
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
KARBALA, IRAQ — Heavy gunfire and huge explosions rumbled through this
Shiite holy city Thursday as fighters loyal to radical cleric Muqtada
al-Sadr refused…
www.startribune.com/stories/484/4775694.html

CONGRESS Members Express Outrage After Viewing More Iraq Prison…
WPTV – West Palm Beach,FL,USA
… 2 general and civilian at the Defense Department both indicated that
interrogation techniques used in Iraq violated the Geneva Conventions
and said they did…
www.tcpalm.com/tcp/wptv/article/0,1651,TCP_1213_2884662,00.html

QUESTIONS over Berg's movements in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
… shock of the grisly internet pictures, the beheading of an American
civilian has left a series of unanswered questions about his movements
in Iraq and the…
www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2004/s1107790.htm

BUSH team to rework Iraq funding after Senate balks
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
WASHINGTON – Bush administration officials said they would rework a plan
for a US$25 billion reserve fund for Iraq operations after Republican
and Democratic…
www.nzherald.co.nz/latestnewsstory.cfm?storyID=3566462&thesection=news&thesubsection=general

BUSH Says `Tough Times Ahead' in Iraq, Woos Conservative Union
Bloomberg – USA
May 13 (Bloomberg) — President George W. Bush said the US will remain
``on the offensive'' through ``tough times'' to ensure freedom for Iraq
and prevent…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=aYlNMRzvto8U&refer=us

BLAIR Reaffirms Commitment to US Over Iraq, Independent Says
Bloomberg – USA
May 14 (Bloomberg) — UK Prime Minister Tony Blair said he won't change
his plans for Iraq, nor distance himself from US President George W. Bush,
the…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000102&sid=aKXPhFDvhCO4&refer=uk

RUMSFELD, in Iraq, vows no cover-up
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
BAGHDAD Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, making an unannounced trip to
Iraq amid a global furor over mistreatment of detainees, strode into Abu
Ghraib prison…
www.iht.com/articles/519882.htm

ARMY Sets Arraignments in Iraq Abuse Case
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Two soldiers will be arraigned May 20 on criminal charges
stemming from the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse case, the US Army said Thursday.

www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/wire/sns-ap-iraq-prisoner-abuse-cases,0,6656346.story?coll=sns-ap-world-headlines

PRICETAG for US operations in Iraq to rise steeply: Wolfowitz
Channel News Asia – Singapore
WASHINGTON : The pricetag for US military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan
next year will greatly exceed the 25 billion dollars requested just last
week by…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/84866/1/.html

AMMAN Conference Slams Flagrant Violations in Iraq
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
AMMAN, 14 May 2004 ˜ Parliament speakers from eight countries neighboring
Iraq ended a two-day conference on Iraq yesterday by condemning as “flagrant

www.arabnews.com/?page=4&section=0&article=44896&d=14&m=5&y=2004

PENTAGON Admits Iraq Methods Violated Geneva Rules
Reuters – USA
… Peter Pace, the No. 2 US general, with “rules of engagement” for interrogations
approved by the top commander in Iraq, Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez.…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5138700

CIA Says Al-Zarqawi Beheaded Berg in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
WASHINGTON – Terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was the masked man who beheaded
an American civilian in Iraq, US intelligence officials concluded Thursday,
as…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/consumer_news/8658110.htm

US Troops Cheer Rumsfeld During Surprise Visit to Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has made a surprise visit to Iraq, meeting
with American troops and touring the prison where Iraqis were abused by
American…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=B9DB5361-D875-4285-B14CB975ED8ABC63

US soldiers, militiamen clash near Islamic holy shrines in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
KARBALA, Iraq (AP) Heavy gunfire and huge explosions rumbled Thursday through
this Shiite holy city as fighters loyal to radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr
refused…
www.boston.com/dailynews/134/world/U_S_soldiers_militiamen_clash_:.shtml

BRITISH Government says Iraq abuse pictures are fakes
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
Photographs published in the Daily Mirror purporting to show abuse of an
Iraqi prisoner by British soldiers were “categorically not taken in Iraq”,
the British…
www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=3566417&thesection=news&thesubsection=world

BUSH Administration Asks Congress for $25 Billion for Iraq…
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
President Bush has formally sent Congress his request for an initial $25
billion for continued military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan for
the next budget…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=C7DB30C2-7D07-4FE6-928D65CB34C6CE78

LOSERS and winners in the Iraq war
Straits Times – Singapore
By Daljit Singh. THE Americans probably never expected things to turn out
this way. The biggest loser of the Iraq war so far has been the United
States.…
straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/commentary/story/0,4386,250793,00.html

VIDEO Produced to Train US Envoys to Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
The US embassy due to open in Iraq will be the largest American mission
in the world. It will draw staff from a variety of backgrounds and experience.

www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=5803A0CF-0016-45BA-9D178AA0957AB433

EX-PRISONS Chief's Iraq Role Questioned
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… Department officials to explain why they sent a former state corrections
chief who had been involved in prisoner mistreatment investigations to
Iraq to help…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/politics/wire/sns-ap-congress-prison-abuse,1,1723911.story?coll=sns-ap-politics-headlines

  
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