Iraq News and Information Links September 20 2004
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A strident minority: anti-Bush US troops in Iraq
Christian Science Monitor – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON – Inside dusty, barricaded camps around Iraq, groups of American troops in between missions are gathering around screens to view an unlikely…

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FEARS grow for British hostage in Iraq after execution of…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
LONDON : Fears were growing for the safety of a British engineer held hostage in Iraq after grisly footage of the execution of a US co-worker also held captive…

www.iht.com/articles/539729.html
NO word of executions as Iraq deadline passes
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
More than a dozen other hostages in Iraq were facing death unless demands by their captors were met. A group linked to Abu Musab…

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NO NATO Agreement On Iraq, But Consensus Expected Soon
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
NATO ambassadors failed to finalize an agreement to expand the alliance's military training mission in Iraq, after meeting in a special session Monday.…

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KERRY Blasts Bush for 'Colossal Failures' in Iraq
Reuters – USA
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Democrat John Kerry turned up his criticism of President Bush's leadership in Iraq on Monday, accusing him of “colossal failures of…

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US soldier killed in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Insurgents fired on a US patrol with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades Monday, killing an American soldier, the military said.…

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KERRY makes election a referendum on Iraq
MSNBC – USA
… now and Election Day – exactly six weeks from Tuesday – there is a chance that a majority of voters may conclude that the US involvement in Iraq has gone…

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SENIOR Sunni clerics assassinated in Iraq
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
BAGHDAD (Aljazeera) — Two senior members of an influential Islamic authority in Iraq, the Association of Muslim Scholars (AMS), have been assassinated.…

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UKRAINIAN Company Under Investigation Over Iraq Deals
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
20 September 2004 — Ukrainian prosecutors are investigating whether a Ukrainian company tried to smuggle surface-to-air missiles to Iraq to aid insurgents…

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BULGARIA Nixes Iraq Troop Relocation Plan
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
SOFIA, Bulgaria — Bulgaria's defense minister on Monday angrily rejected a Polish military official's suggestion that Bulgarian troops in Iraq should be moved…

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KERRY Says `No End in Sight' in Iraq as Bush Prepares Defense
Bloomberg – United States
20 (Bloomberg) — Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry said there's ``no end in sight'' to the Iraq war, seeking to undercut President George W. Bush's…

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BUSH, Blair take hits over Iraq
Christian Science Monitor – Boston,MA,USA
… George W. Bush, and British Prime Minister Tony Blair found themselves facing harsh criticism this past weekend over their handling of the situation in Iraq.…

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200409/s1203381.htm
BLAIR monitoring Iraq kidnapping
ABC Online – Australia
British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Monday restated his determination to stand firm in Iraq, as a 48 hour deadline set by the kidnappers of a British engineer…

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NATO Fails to Finalize Agreement on Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
BRUSSELS, Belgium – NATO envoys again failed Monday to finalize an agreement to expand the alliance's military training mission in Iraq, but officials said…

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IN Iraq, gunmen kill 2 clerics in 2 days
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
… In another sign of continuing instability 17 months into the US-led occupation of Iraq, a militant group claimed to have kidnapped 15 members of the Iraqi…

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BLAIR should apologise to nation over Iraq
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
Sir Menzies Campbell, Liberal Democrat foreign affairs spokesman, has said that the Prime Minister should apologise to the British people over the war in Iraq.…

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SHIITE religious party official killed in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
20 (Xinhuanet) — Abu Jihad al-Zamili, an official of the Supreme Council of the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI),was gunned down Sunday near Karbala, some…

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MINNESOTA Guard members leave for training, Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
… of the Minnesota National Guard's 151st Field Artillery Unit leave today for Fort Dix, NJ, where they'll receive further training before heading for Iraq.…

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IRAQ Should Hold Election to `Defeat' Terrorists, Allawi Says
Bloomberg – United States
20 (Bloomberg) — Iraq should go ahead with plans for an election in January to hand a ``big defeat'' to terrorists, who are trying to undermine the country's…

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SENATORS urge Bush to reassess Iraq policy
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
WASHINGTON – Senators from both parties urged the Bush administration Sunday to make a realistic assessment of the situation in Iraq and adjust its policies…

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NO 'open-ended' obligation for troops in Iraq
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
Sir Menzies Campbell, Liberal Democrat foreign affair spokesman, has said that British troops should be pulled out of Iraq as soon as a government is in place.…

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NO plans for another Iraq deployment, says NZ PM
ABC Online – Australia
New Zealand's 61 army engineers based in Iraq will return home by the end of the month, Prime Minister Helen Clark said on Monday.…

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HOSTAGES in Iraq Face Death as Deadline Nears
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A deadline set by militants who have threatened to behead two Americans and a Briton seized in Iraq was due to expire Monday, and more than…

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KERRY lays out plan to bring peace in Iraq
MLive.com – MI,USA
… John Kerry is challenging President Bush to immediately begin taking steps to stop increasing violence in Iraq as he tries to offer a persuasive alternative to…

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STRAW and Allawi hold Iraq talks
BBC News – London,England,UK
UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw is holding talks on security in Iraq with the country's interim prime minster. … “We are succeeding in Iraq.…

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PRESSURE on Bush administration to come clean on Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
ELEANOR HALL: There's growing pressure on the Bush administration to “come clean” on the true situation on the ground in Iraq. An…

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IRAQ: 'Grisly' beheading video
News24 – South Africa
Baghdad – Militants cut off the heads of three hostages believed to be Iraqi Kurds in a grisly videotape, hours after Iraq's prime minister said January…

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BROTHER in TV Plea for Iraq Hostage's Release
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
The British government and the brother of a British hostage in Iraq have appealed for his release on pan-Arab satellite television.…

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QUICK exit from Iraq is likely
Chicago Sun Times – Chicago,IL,USA
Inside the Bush administration policymaking apparatus, there is strong feeling that US troops must leave Iraq next year. This determination…

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BLAIR, Allawi urge world to help fight '2nd Iraq war'
The Globe and Mail (subscription) – Toronto,ON,Canada
… invasion that overthrew Saddam Hussein should be put aside and the world should unite to make the January election a success and win the “second Iraq war,” the…

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sep20,1,1822704.story?coll=la-news-politics-national

DEMOCRATS Will Intensify Attacks on Bush's Handling of Iraq War
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
BOSTON – Amid violence in Iraq, the Democrats pledged Sunday to spend the week pressing their criticism of President Bush's handling of the situation there…

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US troops to use ray guns in Iraq
The Inquirer – England,UK
WEAPONS THAT will lash rioters in Iraq with microwave beams will be deployed early next year, the Sunday Telegraph claimed. The…

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WORLD faces new war in Iraq: Blair
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Prime Minister Tony Blair, left, and interim Prime Minister of Iraq Ayad Allawi at a joint press conference in London. Photo: AP.…

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SENATORS ask for Bush to rethink Iraq policies
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
Senators from both major US political parties urged the Bush administration to face the reality of the situation in Iraq and change its occupation policies.…

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2004/09/20/iraqs_future_is_looking_bleaker

IRAQ'S future is looking bleaker
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… of presidential debates has become increasingly clear after the release of the National Intelligence Estimate about the future security and stability of Iraq.…

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IRAQ: Allawi touts stability, legitimacy, seeks resources to lead
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
… that his country is on the path to stability, even as GOP leaders in Congress expressed growing concern Sunday about the upsurge of violence in Iraq and the…

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LYNNWOOD Marine killed in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
Shortly before he left for Iraq three months ago, 21-year-old Marine Cpl. … Steven Rintamaki, 21, was driving a Humvee in Iraq when killed in an explosion.…

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BIDEN, Lugar criticize Bush on Iraq
CBS MarketWatch – USA
… Sens. Joseph Biden and Richard Lugar accused the Bush administration of incompetence in its handling of security in Iraq. Free!…

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AS many as 100,000 insurgents in Iraq: Report
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
There could be as many as 100,000 insurgents in Iraq not including those who provide them with food and shelter, a media report said on Monday.…

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ALLAWI says Iraq economy, security needs resolving
Reuters – USA
LONDON, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Iraq's stagnant economy and lack of employment opportunities are feeding instability in the violence-torn country, hindering…

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US plans an offensive in Iraq to regain key cities
ABC Online – Australia
TONY EASTLEY: In what's seen as a reaction to increasing security difficulties in Iraq, the US military is planning an offensive later this year to re-take…

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SAY Sorry over Iraq War, Blair Urged
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
By Jamie Lyons, Political Correspondent, PA News. The Liberal Democrats will today step up their demands on Tony Blair to apologise over the war in Iraq.…

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DEADLINE for Briton facing Iraq execution
Guardian – UK
… In Iraq officials said authorities were pursuing a number of leads in connection with the kidnapping of the men, who were shown blindfolded and bound in a…

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BIG risks and rewards for Iraq's “Dogs of War”
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Geoff Harries didn't know his son Andrew was even in Iraq when the call came through saying the former British soldier had been killed in…

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THREE Debates About Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
There are three campaign debates we could be having about Iraq. … But the truth is that this first Iraq debate is the least important of the three.…

www.nytimes.com/2004/09/20/politics/20iran.html
IRAN Is Helping Insurgents in Iraq, US Officials Say
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
… Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld have raised sharp complaints in recent days that Iran is providing support for the insurgency in Iraq, expressing concerns…

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TOP Democrat: Kerry to hit Bush on Iraq
CNN – USA
(CNN) — Mothers of US troops serving in Iraq will help Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry make the case Monday that…

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general-assembly-iraq,0,3454285.story?coll=sns-ap-world-headlines

IRAQ Chief Will Face Tough UN Questions
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
… ministerial meeting beginning Tuesday is being held in the shadow of a new claim by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan that the US-led war in Iraq was illegal and…

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IRAQ is not without hope
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
IN VOWING yesterday to see through the struggle against the “crucible of global terrorism” in Iraq, the Prime Minister, Tony Blair, has made a bold commitment.…

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SOME Bush Political Allies Express Concern About Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
… of President Bush's Republican allies on Capitol Hill are warning of a credibility gap between Mr. Bush's more optimistic statements concerning Iraq and what…

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MILITANTS behead 3 Kurd hostages in Iraq
Japan Today – Tokyo,Japan
… Militants sawed off the heads of three hostages believed to be Iraqi Kurds in a grisly videotape that surfaced Sunday, hours after Iraq's prime minister said…

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FAMILY make plea for Iraq Briton
BBC News – London,England,UK
The family of a Briton held hostage in Iraq have issued an emotional plea for his release as the deadline approaches. Philip Bigley…

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HAS the war in Iraq become unwinnable?
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
… The same question may be put about the invasion and occupation of Iraq, which has turned into a crime of vast and mushrooming proportions.…
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IRAQ is as important as tax, says Kennedy
The Times (subscription) – London,England,UK
CHARLES KENNEDY rejected criticism yesterday that by concentrating on his party's opposition to the Iraq war he risked overshadowing its message on domestic…

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DAILY Look at US Military Iraq Deaths
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.…

  
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