Iraq News and Information Links July 15 2004
STRAW: no regrets over Iraq dossier
Guardian – UK
Jack Straw today said he did not regret publication of the government's
controversial September 2002 Iraq dossier, despite Lord Butler's conclusion
that it was…,12956,1262256,00.html

FILIPINO hostage in Iraq is still alive, execution deadline…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… De la Cruz was abducted last week by a grouping calling itself the
Islamic Army in Iraq – Khalid Ibn al-Walid Brigade. The kidnappers…

IRAQ Forms New Spy Agency, Car Bomb Kills 10
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq's interim prime minister announced the formation
of a new spy agency to fight insurgents Thursday, hours after a car bomb
killed 10…

BREMER May Testify on Iraq Prisoner Abuse
ABC News – USA
WASHINGTON July 15, 2004 ˜ The former head of the US occupation in Iraq
may appear at a Capitol Hill hearing into prisoner abuse next week, but

PM welcomes Iraq report
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
JOHN Howard yesterday maintained that intelligence at the time justified
Australia's decision to go to war in Iraq and he would still make the
same decision in…,5478,10149822%255E662,00.html

PHILIPPINE Envoy in Iraq says Captured Truck Driver Still Alive
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
A Philippine envoy in Iraq says he believes the Philippine national held
hostage by insurgents and facing execution is still alive.…

10 killed as bomb attacks continue in Iraq
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Attackers detonated a car bomb near police and government
buildings in the western city of Haditha on Thursday, killing 10 Iraqis,
while the…

10 Killed In Another Car Bombing In Iraq Town
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,USA
… Iraqi capital to the Syrian border. Violence was also reported early
on Thursday in other parts of Iraq. Police in the southern city…

BRITAIN wonders why no-one is blamed for Iraq intelligence…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
LONDON : Prime Minister Tony Blair digested the findings of an inquiry
into the British intelligence used to justify the war on Iraq with many
wondering why…

PHILIPPINE troops await Iraq pull-out order
Reuters – London,England,UK
MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippine military is awaiting orders to pull out
of Iraq in a bid by Manila to save the life of a civilian hostage as the

DEMOCRATS say Bush should echo Blair on Iraq
The Times (subscription) – London,England,UK
… has attacked President Bush for lacking “the strength and courage and
leadership” to take responsibility for intelligence failures over Iraq
– comparing him…,,15629-1179922,00.html

CAR bomb kills 10 in northern Iraq
TVNZ – New Zealand
… Saboteurs have attacked Iraq's oil industry again, this time setting
fire to a pipeline near Kirkuk, the country's main export route.…

US Marine en Route to US After Disappearing in Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
The US Marine who disappeared in Iraq and later resurfaced in Lebanon has
left Germany en route to the United States. Corporal Wassef…

IRAQ car bomb kills 10
swissinfo – Switzerland
… 28. Prime Minister Iyad Allawi was due to address Iraq's security woes
at a news conference on Thursday, a spokeswoman said. The…

IRAQ 'legal' despite flawed case
BBC News – London,England,UK
The attorney general has said attacking Iraq was legal despite an inquiry
finding intelligence used to justify the war was “seriously flawed”.…

PHILIPPINE air force waits for order for Iraq pullout
Xinhua – China
MANILA, July 15 (Xinhuanet) — The Philippine troops Thursday still waited
for the order to go to Iraq to bring back the humanitarian contingent
members in the…

IRAQ Car Bomb Kills 10; PM to Address Security
Reuters – USA
HADITHA, Iraq (Reuters) – A car bomb killed 10 people including several
Iraqi policemen in a town northwest of Baghdad Thursday, a day after a
powerful blast…

NEW suicide bombing in Iraq, another thwarted in second day of…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A car bomb exploded near a police station in the western
Iraqi city of Haditha on Thursday, killing 10 people in a second day of

DOWNER unrepentant over Iraq invasion
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
A defiant Alexander Downer declared the Australian government had nothing
to apologise for in joining the war on Iraq, despite increasing evidence
that Iraq's…

VIOLENT day in Iraq worst since handover
Arizona Republic – Phoenix,AZ,USA
BAGHDAD – A tentative calm that had prevailed since Iraq regained formal
sovereignty two weeks ago was shattered Wednesday, first with a suicide
car bombing…

US Marine who vanished in Iraq leaves Germany for United States
USA Today – USA
BERLIN (AP) ˜ A US Marine who disappeared in Iraq and turned up in Lebanon
three weeks later left Germany Thursday after six days of debriefing and

BRITAIN'S Iraq intelligence seriously flawed, report says
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
LONDON ˜ An official inquiry reported yesterday that key portions of
British intelligence claiming that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction
were “seriously…

PHILIPPINE troops await Iraq pull-out order
Reuters – London,England,UK
MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippine military is awaiting orders to pull out
of Iraq in a bid by Manila to save the life of a civilian hostage as the

KERRY, Edwards Dogged by Their Votes on Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
But, sadly, I have to agree with your editorial on their votes to authorize
President Bush to invade Iraq at his discretion. The…,1,325650.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters

SAUDIS will halt work in Iraq for hostage release
Jerusalem Post (subscription) – Jerusalem,Israel
A Saudi company employing an Egyptian driver held hostage by insurgents
in Iraq said it would stop work in the country to win the captive's freedom.

PHILIPPINES playing dangerous games over Iraq hostage: diplomats
Channel News Asia – Singapore
MANILA : The Philippine government is playing a dangerous game in its attempt
to free a Filipino hostage in Iraq by using language deliberately couched

THREE out of five Iraq spies unreliable: report
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Three of MI6's five main spies in Iraq were unreliable, the Butler report
revealed Wednesday. The three – who are described as “human…

UK inquiry finds Iraq data flawed
London Free Press – London,Ontario,Canada
LONDON — The intelligence used by British Prime Minister Tony Blair to
justify the invasion of Iraq was “seriously flawed,” but Blair didn't
distort what he…

PHILIPPINE Troops Await Iraq Pull-Out Order
Reuters – USA
MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines awaited news on Thursday of the fate
of a Filipino civilian hostage in Iraq, a day after the government said
it would give…

BUTLER report finds Iraq nuclear threat intelligence flawed
ABC Online – Australia
ELEANOR HALL: First today to the latest investigation into intelligence
failures leading up to the war Iraq. Overnight in Britain…

NEW UN envoy likely to go to Iraq by late July
Xinhua – China
UNITED NATIONS, July 14 (Xinhuanet) — New UN special representative for
Iraq Ashraf Jehangir Qazi should be able to deploy in Iraq with a small
team by late…

SUICIDE bomber kills at least 10, hurts 40 in Iraq
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq ˆ A suicide attacker detonated a massive car bomb Wednesday
at a checkpoint near the British Embassy and headquarters of the interim

BRITISH intelligence on Iraq flawed, but not sexed up
Jamaica Observer – Jamaica
LONDON (AP) – British Prime Minister Tony Blair yesterday escaped the worst
from an official inquiry into pre-war intelligence on Iraq, which criticised

FRESH wave of violence in Iraq kills 22
Sify – Delhi,India
… the Iraqi government's compound in Baghdad on Wednesday while a dozen
others, including the governor of Mosul, died as a fresh wave of violence
swept Iraq.…

PHILIPPINES begins military pullout from Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – A tiny contingent of troops from the Philippines
began withdrawing from Iraq on Wednesday, marking the first time that
a US ally has…

YOUR view: Was Blair right on Iraq? – London,England,UK
Lord Butler's report into how intelligence was collected and used ahead
of the Iraq war could have serious repercussions for Tony Blair's government.

PM maintains Iraq war justified
ABC Online – Australia
Prime Minister John Howard insists the war in Iraq was justified despite
his British counterpart Tony Blair's concession that weapons of mass destruction

COMPARISON of British and US inquiries into intelligence on Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… and the US Senate Intelligence Committee have completed separate inquiries
into the intelligence used by their countries to justify the 2003 invasion
of Iraq.…

BULGARIA awaits news on Iraq hostage
Reuters – London,England,UK
SOFIA (Reuters) – Bulgaria has anxiously watched a deadline for the execution
of a Bulgarian hostage in Iraq pass without news but stands firm on its

FRESH wave of violence in Iraq kills 22
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… 10 people outside the Iraqi government's compound in Baghdad while
a dozen others, including the governor of Mosul, died as a fresh wave
of violence swept Iraq…

BRITISH data on Iraq flawed, not misused, report finds
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
LONDON – (KRT) – British intelligence on Iraq's weapons capabilities was
“seriously flawed,” but there is no evidence to suggest that Prime Minister
Tony Blair…

LATHAM calls for PM Iraq apology
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
PRIME Minister John Howard should apologise to Australians for sending
troops to Iraq for reasons based on faulty intelligence, Labor Leader
Mark Latham said…,5478,10142882%255E1702,00.html

GOVERNOR among 12 dead in Iraq attacks
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
In an act that Iraq‚s prime minister, Iyad Allawi, described as “naked
aggression against the Iraqi people”, a suicide bomber blew up a car close
to the…

THE new groupthink about Iraq
Straits Times – Singapore
… back again, to this: Saddam not only had no terror weapons, but he
had also little or nothing to do with Al-Qaeda – therefore, our liberation
of Iraq was a…,4386,261567,00.html

IRAQ rebels behead Bulgarian; blast kills 10
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
BAGHDAD, JULY 14: Islsmist militants led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi killed
one of two Bulgarian truck drivers held hostage in Iraq on Wednesday,
and vowed to kill…

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