Iraq News and Information Links September 16 2004
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AUSSIE cleric kidnapped in Iraq
Stuff.co.nz – New Zealand
CANBERRA: The abduction of an Iraqi-born Australian cleric in Iraq was unlikely to be connected to an unconfirmed report that two Australians had been…

www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V4833.AP-Iraq.html
2 Americans, 1 Briton Kidnapped in Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP)—Gunmen kidnapped two Americans and a Briton from a house in an upscale Baghdad neighborhood at dawn Thursday, a brazen attack that brought…

news.bostonherald.com/election/view.bg?articleid=44621
KERRY: Bush not being straight about Iraq
Boston Herald – Boston,MA,United States
… bio] is “living in a fantasy world of spin,” failing to tell US troops or the American people the truth about the situation in Iraq, Democratic challenger John…

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US Allies Reject Annan's Iraq Claim
ABC News – United States
16, 2004 — Major US allies on Thursday rejected a claim by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan that the war in Iraq was “illegal” because Washington and its…

www.csmonitor.com/2004/0917/p02s02-woiq.html
WHAT'S behind US strategy shift in Iraq
Christian Science Monitor – USA
WASHINGTON – After more than a year of effort in Iraq, the United States appears to be recalibrating key aspects of its strategy for rebuilding Iraqi society…

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A26256-2004Sep16.html
FREEDOM on the March in Iraq, Bush Tells Voters
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… (Reuters) – President Bush said on Thursday freedom was on the march in Iraq even as a US … “In Iraq, there's ongoing acts of violence,” Bush told a rally here.…

www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/9680712.htm
IRAQ Militants Release Some Hostages
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Kidnappers released a Jordanian truck driver Thursday after his company declared it would stop working in Iraq, a Jordanian Foreign Ministry…

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WHY Iraq's Not Getting Better
TIME – USA
Every day in Iraq seems to bring a new horror. On Tuesday, for example, it was 47 killed by a car bomb in Baghdad, 11 slain by another…

www.suntimes.com/output/iraq/engstrom16.html
CIVILIAN contractor from downstate killed in Iraq
Chicago Sun Times – Chicago,IL,USA
DU QUOIN— A 20-year-old Du Quoin man serving as a US Marine in Iraq died from shrapnel wounds, his father said. Drew Uhles died…

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ANNAN: Invasion of Iraq 'illegal'
Christian Science Monitor – USA
Also, US intel report shows 'dark prospects' for Iraq, as Bush's postwar policy takes other hits. In an interview with the BBC Wednesday…

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2 Americans, 1 Briton Kidnapped in Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… Adnan Abdul-Rahman, an Interior Ministry official. US troops fanned out across the neighborhood to investigate the latest in a wave of kidnappings in Iraq.…

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MILITANTS' attacks in Iraq becoming more sophisticated
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
BAGHDAD, Iraq – The scale and sophistication of militant attacks in Iraq are steadily increasing, with coordinated strikes and complicated ambushes that…

www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/040916/2004091612.html
ON the hostages in Iraq
Arabic News – Middle East
A Turkish diplomatic source said that one Turkish translator was released. He was held by gunmen in Iraq and will return back home again.…

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CONFIDENCE in Iraq project fades
The Australian – Australia
AS clouds of disaster gather over the West's grand project to reconceive Iraq, a critical “tipping point” has now been reached, and confidence that the goals…

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BRITISH troops in Iraq put at risk: parliamentary report
Xinhua – China
16 (Xinhuanet) — British troops fighting in Iraq were exposed to greater danger than necessary by being ill-equipped, according to findings published Thursday…

www.startribune.com/stories/484/4984256.html
HUMVEE hits roadside bomb in Iraq; one dead in Baghdad
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
… off the road. There's no immediate word on casualties. Fallujah is a hotbed for the insurgency in Iraq. Meanwhile, in Baghdad, a…

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UN chief says Iraq war was illegal
Reuters – London,England,UK
… and a former US official, stung by criticism from UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, have insisted that their countries' military action in Iraq was legal.…

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2 Americans, 1 Briton Kidnapped in Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP)—Gunmen abducted two Americans and a Briton in a brazen attack Thursday on a house in an upscale Baghdad neighborhood where many embassies…

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BRITON seized in Iraq armed kidnap
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… Of those kidnapped, 23 have been killed. At least four other Westerners are being held by kidnappers in Iraq at the moment. Two…

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/9677278.htm
2 Marines die in Iraq; 3 more men beheaded
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A US Army patrol found the bodies of three decapitated men Wednesday north of Baghdad, and a car bomb at an Iraqi national guard checkpoint to…

www.freep.com/news/nw/iraq16e_20040916.htm
GOP senators criticize request to divert Iraq funds to security
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
… Senate Republicans said Wednesday that the Bush administration's request to divert more than $3 billion from reconstruction work in Iraq to security measures…

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IRAQ war illegal, says Annan
BBC News – London,England,UK
The United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has told the BBC the US-led invasion of Iraq was an illegal act that contravened the UN charter.…

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2 Americans, 1 Briton Kidnapped in Iraq
ABC News – United States
BAGHDAD, Iraq Sept. 16, 2004 … the country. Many have been executed. At least four Westerners are currently being held hostage in Iraq.…

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IRAQ developments
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
… States. A Jordanian company said Wednesday it had ceased to operate in Iraq in the hope of winning the release of a kidnapped driver.…

www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/opinion/9676418.htm
KERRY needs the courage to walk away from Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
BY HOWARD ZINN. If John Kerry wants to win, he must recognize that our military intervention in Iraq is a disaster — for Americans, for Iraqis, for the world.…

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SENIOR Officials Have Bleak View for Iraq
ABC News – United States
… assembled by some of the government's most senior analysts this summer provided a pessimistic assessment about the future security and stability of Iraq.…

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NO Terrorism in Iraq Before the War?
The Weekly Standard (subscription) – Washington,DC,USA
by Stephen F. Hayes. IN THE LAST FEW DAYS, John Kerry's campaign has challenged Bush administration claims of an Iraq-al Qaeda connection.…

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IRAQ war was illegal, claims Annan
ic Berkshire.co.uk – Reading,England,UK
United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan has revealed that he believes the war on Iraq was “illegal”. Mr Annan said the war was…

www.startribune.com/stories/484/4983929.html
'SIGNIFICANT pessimism' fills new report on Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
… A classified National Intelligence Estimate prepared for President Bush in late July spells out a dark assessment of prospects for Iraq, government officials…

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/nation/9674516.htm
SOLDIER Shot, Killed in Kansas Was in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
TOPEKA, Kan. – A Fort Riley soldier who recently returned from a second tour of duty in Iraq was killed and another soldier was critically wounded in violence…

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AUSTRALIA Accounts for All Citizens in Iraq After Hostage Claim
Bloomberg – USA
Sept. 16 (Bloomberg) — Australia's government has accounted for its 225 citizens in Iraq after an Islamic group said it took two Australians hostage, Defense…

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BEHEADED bodies of 3 found in Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Villagers found three decapitated bodies north of Baghdad on Wednesday and a car bomb killed two people at an Iraqi military checkpoint south…

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IRAQ violence doesn't compute with Bush's optimism, say critics
Winnipeg Sun – Winnipeg,Manitoba,Canada
… becoming more co-ordinated. Some experts are calling Iraq a potential “super rogue state” and the next Lebanon. Even some Republicans…

www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/washington/stories/091604dnpolkerryiraq.6249a.html
KERRY'S Iraq war comments leave backer Imus confused
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
WASHINGTON – Every time John Kerry brings up the Iraq debate, another debate ensues between his aides and Republicans – whether he has changed positions.…

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/australasia/view/106899/1/.html
AUSTRALIAN PM refutes Annan claims Iraq war 'illegal'
Channel News Asia – Singapore
SYDNEY : Australian Prime Minister John Howard on Thursday refuted claims by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan that the Iraq war was “illegal”, saying it had…

seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apmideast_story.asp?category=1107&slug=Iraq%20Insurgency
ATTACKS show sophisticated Iraq militants
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — The scale and sophistication of militant attacks in Iraq are steadily increasing, with coordinated strikes and complicated ambushes that…

www.iht.com/articles/539066.html
US seeks to shift funds to bolster Iraq security
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
… Foreign Relations Committee said Wednesday that the Bush administration's request to divert more than $3 billion from reconstruction work in Iraq to security…

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JORDANIAN employer of hostage agrees to pull out of Iraq
The Statesman – Calcutta,India
AMMAN, Sept. 15. – The owner of a Jordanian truck company announced today that he had ordered its Iraq operations stopped in a bid to save the life of a…

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/election2004/9672892.htm
REPUBLICANS seize on Kerry's latest comments about Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
WASHINGTON – (KRT) – Every time John Kerry brings up the Iraq debate, another debate ensues between his aides and Republicans – whether he has changed positions…

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_16-9-2004_pg7_41
UN needs more staff in Iraq now: envoy
Daily Times – Pakistan
UNITED NATIONS: Iraq's UN representative told the Security Council on Tuesday the United Nations had sent too few people to his country and appealed for…

straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/world/story/0,4386,272911,00.html
ARAB League skirts decision on sending troops to Iraq
Straits Times – Singapore,Singapore
CAIRO (Egypt) – The 'gates of hell are open' in Iraq, Arab League chief Amr Moussa said, urging Arab leaders to help the nation overcome its crisis.…

  
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