Iraq News and Information Links July 18 2004
IRAQ: Intimidation Tries Intensify
CBS News – USA
… US Ambassador John D. Negroponte acknowledged Saturday that Iraq faced
serious security problems, but he expressed hope the country could overcome
them and…
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/07/18/iraq/main630378.shtml

IRAQ uranium claim gets some support
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
WASHINGTON — It was one of the first signs that the intelligence used
to go to war in Iraq was wrong: White House repudiation of 16 words in
last year's State…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apmideast_story.asp?category=1107&slug=US%20Iraq%20Uranium

IRAQ justice to deal with Allawi claims: Hill
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
The “extraordinary allegation” that Iraq's new Prime Minister personally
shot dead six prisoners just days before taking power was a matter for
Iraqi police…
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/07/18/1090089040100.html

IRAN, not Iraq, had links with 9/11 hijackers
Times of India – India
WASHINGTON: Iran, not Iraq, had links — unwitting or otherwise — with
the 9/11 hijackers, according to new disclosures said to be in the final
report of the…
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/html/uncomp/articleshow/782530.cms

POLISH PM visits troops in Iraq
The Australian – Australia
POLISH Prime Minister Marek Belka was in Iraq Sunday where he was visiting
his country's troops, the PAP news agency said in Warsaw.…
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,10179246%255E31477,00.html

RP speeds up pullout of troops from Iraq
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
A day before the scheduled deadline for the beheading of Filipino truck
driver Angelo de la Cruz in Iraq, the government is now rushing to pull
out all the…
www.abs-cbnnews.com/NewsStory.aspx?section=National&OID=55452

PHILIPPINE troops to complete Iraq pullout
Stuff.co.nz – New Zealand
BAGHDAD: The Philippine military will complete its pullout from Iraq today,
officials in Manila said, in a withdrawal aimed at saving the life of
a Filipino…
www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,2975436a12,00.html

US air raid kills 12 in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – US forces have launched an air strike on suspected
guerrillas allied to al Qaeda in the rebellious city of Falluja, and local
doctors…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=549136&section=news

HOWARD piles on pressure over Iraq
ic Berkshire.co.uk – Reading,England,UK
… calling for the Prime Minister's resignation, Tory leader Michael Howard
said he would not have supported the Government in the eve-of-war vote
on Iraq if he…
icberkshire.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/nationalnews/tm_objectid=14439003
&method=full&siteid=50102&headline=howard-piles-on-pressure-over-iraq-name_page.html

US unhappy over Phillipines' Iraq withdrawal
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
The US and the Iraqi interim government have expressed their opposition
to the Philippine government decision to give in to the demands of abductors
in Iraq.…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/E202F2C3-8F8A-4B46-9679-28437BE48AEB.htm

PHILIPPINES says peacekeeping pullout from Iraq could be finished…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
MANILA, Philippines (AP) The Philippines pledged to complete the withdrawal
of its peacekeeping contingent from Iraq as early as Monday, fulfilling
a demand…
www.boston.com/dailynews/200/world/Philippines_says_peacekeeping_:.shtml

UK'S Blair Faces Fresh Fire Over Iraq Policy
Reuters – USA
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain's Tony Blair will face a fresh barrage of criticism
this week over his decision to wage war on Iraq, as opinion polls warn
of the…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5698540

DECODING the Senate Intelligence Committee Investigation on Iraq
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
he Senate Intelligence Committee's report on American intelligence failures
in Iraq has produced a rare and curious thing ˜ agreement between left
and right.…
www.nytimes.com/2004/07/18/opinion/18SUN3.html

14 killed by air strike aimed at Iraq's foreign militants
Ireland Online – Dublin,Ireland
… it was targeting safehouses used by the network of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi,
the Jordanian militant blamed for masterminding car bombings and other
attacks in Iraq…
breakingnews.iol.ie/news/story.asp?j=111270542&p=yyyz7yz48

AMBASSADOR to Iraq is upbeat despite attacks
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
BAGHDAD — On an unsettling day of attacks targeting the new political
order in Iraq, US Ambassador John Negroponte expressed optimism Saturday
that the…
www.startribune.com/stories/484/4881268.html

US Air Raid on Suspected Militants in Iraq
Reuters – USA
FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – US forces in Iraq launched an air strike on suspected
guerrillas allied to al Qaeda in the rebellious city of Falluja on Sunday,
and…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5698577

SHIFTING the blame for the debacle in the Iraq war
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
The Senate Intelligence Committee has accused the US intelligence community
of gross errors in the information that justified the invasion of Iraq,
and how do…
www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/chi-0407180435jul18,1,6613331.column?coll=chi-news-col

FORMER Chicagoan killed in road accident in Iraq
Chicago Sun Times – Chicago,IL,USA
MINNEAPOLIS— A soldier from Minnesota died in Iraq when the vehicle he
was in swerved to miss an oncoming truck and rolled over. Cpl.…
www.suntimes.com/output/iraq/rice18.html

2 policemen killed in bomb blasts in Iraq's Tikrit
Xinhua – China
… Tikrit is the hometown of the ousted president Saddam Hussein and was
a bastion of insurgency against the US-led occupation of Iraq.…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/18/content_1611678.htm

MORE blasts strike at new Iraq rulers
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Two powerful car bombs exploded in Iraq on Saturday, one
apparently aimed at the justice minister and the other at civil defense
recruits, as…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/9183488.htm

BLAIR warned of legality of Iraq war: paper
Xinhua – China
LONDON, July 18 (Xinhuanet) — Prime Minister Tony Blair was warned before
the Iraq war by British Attorney General Lord Goldsmith that a world court
could…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/18/content_1611510.htm

PHILIPPINE Troops to Complete Iraq Pullout Monday
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The Philippine military will complete its pullout from
Iraq on Monday, officials in Manila said, in a withdrawal aimed at saving
the life…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5697943

PHILIPPINES leaving Iraq Monday
CNN International – USA
(CNN) — The remaining members of the Philippines contingent in Iraq will
leave the country … The Philippines recalled the head of its forces
in Iraq, Brig. Gen.…
edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/07/18/iraq.main/

MOST Americans Do Not Back Iraq War, Says Survey
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,USA
Washington, July 18 (NNN) : Most Americans now say that the US should have
stayed out of Iraq, according to a new opinion poll.…
www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=071704115606

BLAIR admits Iraq graves claim untrue: paper
Xinhua – China
… given widespread credence, quoted by British lawmakers and widely published,
including in the introduction to a US government pamphlet on Iraq's mass
graves.…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/18/content_1611454.htm

REPORTS reopen debate on Iraq's uranium quest
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
… Union address on Jan. 28, 2003, he claimed Iraq had “recently sought
significant quantities of uranium from Africa.”. A year ago, the…
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2001982486_uranium18.html

LESSONS learned in El Salvador could help Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
… Nations. In 1992, former President Bush got it right from Day 1. Why
didn't his son, George W. Bush, get it right in Iraq? In El…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/opinion/9172534.htm

IRAQ intelligence report out soon
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Defence Minister Robert Hill has defended Australia's intelligence agencies
ahead of the findings of a crucial report into the basis for the war in
Iraq.…
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/07/18/1090089027793.html

THE final justification for war on Iraq rests with finding Saddam…
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
The defence of the invasion ˜ which has cost around 20,000 lives with
many more maimed, and stirred up far more terrorism than existed in Iraq
before ˜ now…
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_
Type1&c=Article&cid=1089973572081&call_pageid=968256290204&col=968350116795

REMAINING Philippine Troops to Leave Iraq on Monday
Reuters – USA
MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines said on Sunday its remaining troops
will leave Iraq on Monday to save the life of a Filipino hostage threatened
with…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5697894

IRAQ'S New SOB
Newsweek – New York,NY,USA
… His Iraqi National Accord, an exile grouping, had little support inside
Iraq, but as a secular Shiite, Allawi proved acceptable to both the Shiite
majority and…
msnbc.msn.com/id/5457519/site/newsweek/

IMPERATIVE in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WITH THE transfer of political authority in Iraq to an interim government,
resistance against foreign occupation has been replaced by two superimposed
internal…
www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/editorials/articles/2004/07/18/imperative_in_iraq

SUICIDE bombs kill six in Iraq, minister survives blast
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : Two suicide car bombs in Iraq killed six people and injured 36,
but Iraq's 83-year-old justice minister, target of one of the blasts,
escaped injury.…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/96221/1/.html

'HOW can Blair live with Iraq deaths?'
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
THE church minister who condemned Tony Blair and George Bush at the funeral
of a Scots soldier killed in Iraq has fanned the flames of controversy
by asking…
scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/politics.cfm?id=821022004

HOWARD: I Wouldn't Have Backed Iraq War
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Tory leader Michael Howard said today that he would not have backed the
Government in the crucial Commons vote on the Iraq war if he had known
that the…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3220643

IRAQ'S premier denies claims that he executed six prisoners
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
Ayad Allawi, Iraq's prime minister, has dismissed allegations that he killed
six prisoners in cold blood just days before assuming power from the American-led

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/07/18/wirq18.xml&sSheet=/portal/2004/07/18/ixportal.html

NEW Reports Again Question Whether Iraq Sought Uranium in Niger
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
It has been a year and a half since President Bush's 2003 State of the
Union address, in which he suggested in a single sentence that Iraq might
have been…
www.nytimes.com/2004/07/18/international/middleeast/18URAN.html

PHILIPPINE Troop Withdrawal from Iraq Continues
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
The Philippine government says all of its peacekeeping troops should be
out of Iraq within a week to meet the demands of insurgents holding a
Philippine…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=FE5F18E2-36AB-49CC-90A3AC828C8C6ED3

HOWARD: I Wouldn't Have Backed Iraq War
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Tory leader Michael Howard said today that he would not have backed the
Government in the crucial Commons vote on the Iraq war if he had known
that the…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3220643

SUICIDE bombs kill six in Iraq, minister survives blast
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : Two suicide car bombs in Iraq killed six people and injured 36,
but Iraq's 83-year-old justice minister, target of one of the blasts,
escaped injury.…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/96221/1/.html

NEW Reports Again Question Whether Iraq Sought Uranium in Niger
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
It has been a year and a half since President Bush's 2003 State of the
Union address, in which he suggested in a single sentence that Iraq might
have been…
www.nytimes.com/2004/07/18/international/middleeast/18URAN.html

IRAQ‚S PM Allawi shot six blindfolded prisoners Œas example‚…
Sunday Herald – Glasgow,Scotland,UK
Iraq‚s Prime Minister Iyad Allawi shot dead as many as six suspected
insurgents last month, just days before Washington handed political control
over to his…
www.sundayherald.com/43458

PHILIPPINE Troop Withdrawal from Iraq Continues
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
The Philippine government says all of its peacekeeping troops should be
out of Iraq within a week to meet the demands of insurgents holding a
Philippine…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=FE5F18E2-36AB-49CC-90A3AC828C8C6ED3

2003: Missing Iraq expert – body found
BBC News – London,England,UK
… Dr Kelly has been at the centre of a row between the British Government
and the BBC about the use of intelligence reports in the run up to the
war against Iraq…
news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/july/18/newsid_3430000/3430065.stm

IRAQ'S premier denies claims that he executed six prisoners
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
Ayad Allawi, Iraq's prime minister, has dismissed allegations that he killed
six prisoners in cold blood just days before assuming power from the American-led

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/07/18/wirq18.xml&sSheet=/portal/2004/07/18/ixportal.html

FUNERAL for airman killed in Iraq set for Monday
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
ENID, Okla. – Family and friends will gather in Arkansas on Monday to remember
an airman who was killed during an attack in Iraq.…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/9180289.htm

TORY leader regrets supporting Blair on Iraq
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
… of Britain's major opposition party says he would not have supported
the Prime Minister, Tony Blair, in a parliamentary vote in favour of war
in Iraq had he…
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/07/18/1090089017970.html

SUICIDE bombs kill six in Iraq, minister survives blast
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : Two suicide car bombs in Iraq killed six people and injured 36,
but Iraq's 83-year-old justice minister, target of one of the blasts,
escaped injury.…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/96221/1/.html

NEW Reports Again Question Whether Iraq Sought Uranium in Niger
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
It has been a year and a half since President Bush's 2003 State of the
Union address, in which he suggested in a single sentence that Iraq might
have been…
www.nytimes.com/2004/07/18/international/middleeast/18URAN.html

IRAQ’S PM Allawi shot six blindfolded prisoners ‘as example’…
Sunday Herald – Glasgow,Scotland,UK
Iraq’s Prime Minister Iyad Allawi shot dead as many as six suspected
insurgents last month, just days before Washington handed political control
over to his…
www.sundayherald.com/43458

PHILIPPINE Troop Withdrawal from Iraq Continues
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
The Philippine government says all of its peacekeeping troops should be
out of Iraq within a week to meet the demands of insurgents holding a
Philippine…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=FE5F18E2-36AB-49CC-90A3AC828C8C6ED3

2003: Missing Iraq expert – body found
BBC News – London,England,UK
… Dr Kelly has been at the centre of a row between the British Government
and the BBC about the use of intelligence reports in the run up to the
war against Iraq…
news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/july/18/newsid_3430000/3430065.stm

IRAQ'S premier denies claims that he executed six prisoners
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
Ayad Allawi, Iraq's prime minister, has dismissed allegations that he killed
six prisoners in cold blood just days before assuming power from the American-led

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/07/18/wirq18.xml&sSheet=/portal/2004/07/18/ixportal.html

  
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