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…
politics.guardian.co.uk/iraq/story/0,12956,1262256,00.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…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/95900/1/.html

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…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5683259

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
other…
abcnews.go.com/wire/Politics/ap20040715_1023.html

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…
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,10149822%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.…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=5181FC18-D492-47D7-B28408CFE30E1CA3

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…
www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/071504dnintiraq.2fd994f8e.html

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…
www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=071504032242

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…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/95838/1/.html

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
United…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=547855&section=news

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…
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,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.…
tvnz.co.nz/view/news_world_story_skin/436393?format=html

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…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=7E76706B-A5AB-458F-86A82EDB4A5DE06D

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…
www.swissinfo.org/sen/swissinfo.html?siteSect=143&sid=5086996

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”.…
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/3895869.stm

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…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/15/content_1603471.htm

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…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5678526

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
violence…
www.boston.com/dailynews/197/world/New_suicide_bombing_in_Iraq_an:.shtml

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…
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/07/15/1089694482914.html

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…
www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/0715iraq15.html

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

www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2004-07-15-marine-germany_x.htm

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…
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2001980066_intel15.html

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
United…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=547622&section=news

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…
www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-stonewall15.1jul15,1,325650.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.

www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1089861294382

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
in…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/95782/1/.html

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…
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/07/15/1089694478144.html

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…
www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/LondonFreePress/News/2004/07/15/543097.html

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…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5674680

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…
www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2004/s1154542.htm

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…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/15/content_1602360.htm

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
Iraqi…
www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/world/stories/071504dnintiraqrdp.27fa7.html

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
his…
www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/html/20040714T230000-0500_62828_OBS_BRITISH_INTELLIGENCE_ON_IRAQ_FLAWED__BUT_NOT_SEXED_UP.asp

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.…
sify.com/news/international/fullstory.php?id=13522154

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…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/9155204.htm

YOUR view: Was Blair right on Iraq?
Telegraph.co.uk – 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.

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/07/14/ubutview.xml&sSheet=/portal/2004/07/15/ixportaltop.html

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
might…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200407/s1154545.htm

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.…
www.boston.com/dailynews/196/world/Comparison_of_British_and_U_S_:.shtml

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
pro-US…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=547520&section=news

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…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/95739/1/.html

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…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/9154666.htm

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…
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,10142882%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…
thescotsman.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=807912004

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…
straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/commentary/story/0,4386,261567,00.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…
www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=51035

  
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