Iraq News and Information Links September 17 2004
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US, allies dispute Annan's claim Iraq war is illegal
Straits Times – Singapore,Singapore
UNITED NATIONS – The United States and its military allies have challenged UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan's statement that last year's invasion of Iraq was an…

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3667492.stm
EMBASSIES seek Iraq kidnap clues
BBC News – London,England,UK
The United States and British embassies in Iraq have renewed their efforts to locate three expatriates kidnapped in Baghdad on Thursday.…

www.granma.cu/ingles/2004/septiembre/vier17/39lies.html
WASHINGTON lying as to number of casualties in Iraq
Granma International – La Habana,Cuba
NEW YORK, September 16.- The Pentagon is concealing the real figure of soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, affirmed media channels who are claiming that…

www.nytimes.com/2004/09/17/politics/campaign/17CND-BUSH.html
BUSH Says He Would Follow Same Course in Iraq
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
… 17 – President Bush said today that his decision to take the United States to war in Iraq had been very difficult but morally correct, and that he would follow…

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IRAQ'S ambassador joins UN
TVNZ – New Zealand
Iraq's first post-Saddam ambassador to the United Nations formally presented his credentials on Friday, but he can not vote until Baghdad pays $14.5 million in…

www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/9691343.htm
INSURGENCY Deepens Plight of Iraq's Allawi
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Ali Eidan knew exactly where to put the blame for the blood he swept off the floor of his grocery store after a bomb blast killed dozens of…

allafrica.com/stories/200409170774.html
UNITED States' Illegal Occupation of Iraq
AllAfrica.com – Africa
United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan's statement that the Bush administration's decision to go to war in Iraq was illegal because it didn't have the…

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EMBASSIES seek Iraq kidnap clues
BBC News – London,England,UK
The United States and British embassies in Iraq have renewed their efforts to locate three expatriates kidnapped in Baghdad on Thursday.…

www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V7561.AP-Iraq-US-Deaths.html
A Look at US Military Deaths in Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
… 17, 2004, 1,027 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to the Defense Department.…

www.granma.cu/ingles/2004/septiembre/vier17/39lies.html
WASHINGTON lying as to number of casualties in Iraq
Granma International – La Habana,Cuba
NEW YORK, September 16.- The Pentagon is concealing the real figure of soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, affirmed media channels who are claiming that…

www.nytimes.com/2004/09/17/politics/campaign/17CND-BUSH.html
BUSH Says He Would Follow Same Course in Iraq
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
… 17 – President Bush said today that his decision to take the United States to war in Iraq had been very difficult but morally correct, and that he would follow…

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IRAQ'S ambassador joins UN
TVNZ – New Zealand
Iraq's first post-Saddam ambassador to the United Nations formally presented his credentials on Friday, but he can not vote until Baghdad pays $14.5 million in…

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story_id=11981&name=France+backs+Annan+on+'illegal'+Iraq+war

FRANCE backs Annan on 'illegal' Iraq war
Expatica – Netherlands
PARIS, Sept 17 (AFP) – France on Friday backed UN Secretary General Kofi Annan's description of the US-led war on Iraq as “illegal”, with Foreign Minister…

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STUDY: Iraq Had No WMD, But Saddam Had Intent
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: A report by a top US weapons inspector says there are no stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. But it…

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BUSH’S hollow Iraq narrative
Working for Change – San Francisco,CA,USA
The occupation of Iraq is spiraling out of control, averaging more than three US deaths a day since the beginning of September.…

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/107219/1/.html
SNAGS hold up accord to expand NATO role in Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
NOORDWIJK, The Netherlands : Agreement on expanding a NATO training mission in Iraq hit last-minute snags notably due to French and others' reservations about…

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MORE British Troops May Be Sent to Iraq
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Britain may send extra troops to Iraq to boost security during elections scheduled for January, Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon said today.…

www.nytimes.com/2004/09/17/international/middleeast/17CND-IRAQ.html
US Airstrikes Said to Kill at Least 44 in Iraq
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
By EDWARD WONG. AGHDAD, Iraq, Sept. 17 — Iraqi health officials said American airstrikes that demolished homes late today in a…

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=1103&slug=Britain%20Iraq%20Hostages>FAMILY
of Iraq hostage urges release
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
… 62, was seized with the two other men by militants without a shot being fired during a dawn raid Thursday in the wealthy al-Mansour district of Iraq's capital.…

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IRAQ Airways heads past borders
BBC News – London,England,UK
… first step”. It is difficult to guage how strong demand will be, especially as security concerns persist across Iraq. There are…

www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/09/17/1095394005090.html
KERRY attacks Bush's 'rose-tinted' Iraq
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Democratic presidential challenger John Kerry has accused US President George Bush of not telling Americans the truth about how serious conditions are in Iraq.…

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=Life&Current=2004-09-17%2000%3A00%3A00

OUR CARIBBEAN: Annan’s feared word on Iraq
Nation News – Barbados
… of Britain (Tony Blair) and Australia (John Howard), certainly did not ever wish to hear from him in public in relation to the war unleashed on Iraq in March…

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LAC/20040917/IRAQ17/TPInternational/Africa

TWO Americans, Briton kidnapped in Iraq
The Globe and Mail (subscription) – Toronto,ON,Canada
… At least five other Westerners are currently being held hostage in Iraq, including an Iraqi-American man, two female Italian aid workers and two French…

www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/09/17/1095394011746.html
BODY found in Iraq: diplomats investigate
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
… Meanwhile, the US, Britain and Australia have challenged a statement by the UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, that the invasion of Iraq was an illegal act that…

english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/D5413CDA-D22B-4BED-BEB1-DA19B4E01FE2.htm
UK ready to send more troops to Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
Britain is prepared to send more troops to Iraq if necessary to safeguard elections planned for next year, Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon has said.…

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-09/17/content_1993697.htm
RELEASED Turkish translator returns home from Iraq
Xinhua – China
17 (Xinhuanet) — Aytullah Gezmen, a Turkish translator who was held hostage by militants in Iraq and then released after 52 days, arrived back in the southern…

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SPREADING illusions on Iraq
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
It should not be surprising that a classified National Intelligence Estimate completed last month projects three scenarios for Iraq over the next 18 months…

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IRAQ Air Strike, Car Bombings, Clashes Kill 53, Officials Say
Bloomberg – USA
17 (Bloomberg) — At least 53 people died in violence in Iraq that included a US air strike near Fallujah, two car bombings in Baghdad, and clashes in the…

www.freep.com/news/politics/pols17e_20040917.htm
BUSH, Kerry trade sharp jabs over the war in Iraq
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
LAS VEGAS — In their most heated confrontation yet over Iraq, Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry and President George W. Bush exchanged bitter…

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HELP make Iraq vote safe, US asks world
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
… an urgent bid this week to get other nations to commit soldiers needed to protect scores of UN election workers who are being kept out of Iraq because of the…

www.freep.com/news/nw/iraq17e_20040917.htm
2 Americans, 1 Brit kidnapped in Iraq
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Gunmen kidnapped two Americans and a Briton from their home in a wealthy Baghdad neighborhood before sunrise Thursday, the latest in a series…

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DRAFT Report Expected to Say No WMD In Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
US media reports say a document being drafted by the top US weapons inspector in Iraq will say that no stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction have been…

www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2004/s1201874.htm
GRIM outlook for Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
MARK COLVIN: The optimistic picture the Bush administration's been painting of the situation in Iraq has been dealt a series of major blows in the last 24 hours…

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story.html?id=3dceb129-3ac3-45ef-a254-44a676b6aa44

SISTER says Canadian killed in Iraq was targeted as a Christian
National Post – Canada
… body. She said because Canada has no embassy in Iraq, it is forced to rely on the co-operation of its allies and local authorities.…

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US, Allies Flay Annan’s Remarks On Iraq Invasion
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,USA
… The United States and most of its allies have rejected the United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan's claim that the US-led invasion of Iraq was illegal.…

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974892sep17,0,5835147.story?coll=ny-worldnews-headlines

3 abducted in Iraq
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A team of kidnappers grabbed two Americans and a Briton from their home in an upscale Baghdad neighborhood yesterday, a bold abduction that…

www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=585299&section=news
US says 60 foreign fighters die in Iraq strike
Reuters – London,England,UK
FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – US warplanes have launched fresh air strikes around the rebel-held city of Falluja, killing about 60 foreign fighters loyal to…

seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/191198_weapons17.html
IRAQ intended to make illicit arms, report says
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
WASHINGTON — A new report on Iraq's illicit weapons program is expected to conclude that Saddam Hussein's government had a clear intent to produce nuclear…

www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/opinion/9686309.htm
ON Iraq's path toward self-governance
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
The United Nations made a commitment to help Iraq hold free elections because it recognized that this would be a milestone along the Iraqi people's path toward…

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BUSH Defends Iraq War, Attacks Kerry
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: President Bush discusses health care policy and defends his plans for the war in Iraq. Passing through towns in Minnesota…

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IRAQ: American, British Workers Kidnapped at Home
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: Two Americans and a Briton working for the Middle East-based construction firm Gulf Services Company are kidnapped from their residence in Iraq.…

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THINK Iraq Hurts Halliburton? Try Brazil
ABC News – United States
VANCOUVER, Wash. Sept. 17, 2004 — Halliburton Co. is in the oilfield services business something many Americans seem unaware of…

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bal-kofi0916,1,719939.story?coll=bal-home-headlines

FOR 1st time, UN leader calls Iraq war illegal
Baltimore Sun (subscription) – Baltimore,MD,United States
WASHINGTON — United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said for the first time Thursday that the Iraq war was “illegal” because the United States and its…

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US, UK citizens abducted in Iraq
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
… further deplete an already dwindling expatriate community whose know-how is seen as essential to plans to revive the war-shattered economy and build a new Iraq…

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17sep17,1,6552811.story?coll=la-home-headlines

UNEASE Over Iraq Brews in Congress
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
WASHINGTON — A combination of escalating bloodshed, gloomy assessments and deteriorating security conditions in Iraq are challenging the Bush administration's…

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AUSTRALIA Upbeat over Iraq 'Hoax' Kidnap
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Australian officials were investigating the discovery of a body found in Iraq that appeared to be a foreigner, while Prime Minister John Howard said today that…

www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2004-09/17/content_375480.htm
US attacks kill many in Iraq
China Daily – Beijing,China
West of the Iraqi capital of Bagdad, US forces launched attacks Thursday in the Sunni insurgent strongholds of Fallujah and Ramadi, killing up to 60 insurgents…

www.startribune.com/stories/484/4985775.html
REPORT finds intent but no weapons program in Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
WASHINGTON, DC — A new report on Iraq's illicit weapons program is expected to conclude that Saddam Hussein's government had a clear intent to produce nuclear…

www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=585064&section=news
VIOLENCE dims Iraq election prospects
Reuters – London,England,UK
LONDON (Reuters) – Iraq's chances of holding credible nationwide polls in January are fast fading as violence shreds the authority of the US-backed interim…

www.startribune.com/stories/484/4985665.html
ARMY Reserve 'not properly prepared' for Iraq war
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
… the Army Reserve, like the part-time soldiers in the National Guard, are not used to being mobilized for the kind of long and dangerous duty they face in Iraq.…

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/la-na-assess
17sep17,1,7868129.story?coll=la-home-headlines

KERRY Taking Off the Gloves on Iraq Debate
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… John F. Kerry's tougher tone in a speech Thursday highlighted his new effort to sharpen his differences with President Bush on the conflict in Iraq.…

www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/09/16/kerry.thurs/
KERRY: Bush lives in 'world of spin' on Iraq
CNN – USA
John Kerry launched one of his sharpest attacks yet on President Bush's Iraq policy, accusing the president Thursday of living in “a different world of spin.”.…

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UN chief's claim Iraq war “illegal” unleashes protests
The Malaysia Star – Malaysia
UNITED NATIONS (AP) – Secretary-General Kofi Annan's claim that the war in Iraq was “illegal'' unleashed a storm of protests from the United States and its…

straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/latest/story/0,4390,273120,00.html
IRAQ gunmen kidnap two Americans, one Briton
Straits Times – Singapore,Singapore
Insurgents have turned to kidnapping and spectacular bombings as the weapon of choice to pressure America and its allies to pull out of Iraq and to embarrass…

www.asahi.com/english/opinion/TKY200409170130.html
EDITORIAL: No WMD found in Iraq
Asahi Shimbun – Tokyo,Japan
In a blow against justification for the Iraq war, US Secretary of State Colin Powell told a Senate committee that there was little likelihood that Iraq had…

www.boston.com/dailynews/260/wash/U_S_weapons_inspector_to_find_:.shtml
US weapons inspector to find Iraq had no WMD, only intentions
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) Drafts of a report from the top US inspector in Iraq conclude there were no weapons stockpiles, but say there are signs the fallen Iraqi…

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/09/
17/ncoll17.xml&sSheet=/portal/2004/09/17/ixportal.html

COLONEL condemns Iraq death charge
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
The Army colonel whose inspirational pre-battle speech in the Iraq war propelled him to prominence, has criticised “political interference” in operations in…

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_17-9-2004_pg4_6
‘IRAQ war exerting unprecedented stress on volunteer force’
Daily Times – Pakistan
BAGHDAD: The war in Iraq has placed the all-volunteer US Army under unprecedented stress, raising concern about whether it will be able to continue to recruit…

  
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