Iraq News and Information Links April 21 2004
21/04/04 IRAQ war running over budget
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
INCREASED violence in Iraq is pushing the cost of the war over budget,
threatening a $US4 billion ($5.48 billion) shortfall by late summer, the
top US military…
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,9353706%255E1702,00.html

UN Council Endorses Iraq Oil-For-Food Corruption Probe
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
The UN Security Council has unanimously approved an independent investigation
of the scandal-plagued Iraq "oil-for-food" program.…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=F0A7B0F3-F8B2-47F6-98620297268F09EC

US SNIPERS SHOOTING CIVILIANS IN IRAQ
Chicago Sun Times – Chicago,IL,USA
… Foreign Secretary Jack Straw condemned the attacks as "vicious" and
said they deliberately targeted Iraqis who were working hard to build
a new Iraq.…
www.e-thepeople.org/article/31192/view

TOP US general says cost of Iraq conflict growing
Xinhua – China
… top US general said Wednesday that the Iraqi military operation would
cost more money than expected, citing the need to deploy more US troops
in Iraq than the…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-04/22/content_1433452.htm

ANALYSTS Call for Increase in US Troops in Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
The recent increase in violence in Iraq has some analysts calling for more
US troops to be sent to the country and expressing concern about the planned

www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=609C9A85-EA16-4903-BDBEB70E23C70DA2

CHASTAIN urges Bush to withdraw from Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
Kansas City congressional candidate Clay Chastain Wednesday called for
President Bush to withdraw US forces from Iraq on June 30.…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/8486089.htm

SECURITY remains "constraint" for UN to play role in Iraq: Annan
Xinhua – China
UNITED NATIONS, April 21 (Xinhuanet) — United Nations Secretary-General
Kofi Annan said on Wednesday that the security situation in Iraq may continue
to delay…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-04/22/content_1433443.htm

SUICIDE bombers kill 68 in Iraq
The Tribune – Chandigarh,India
… bombers killed at least 68 persons, many of them children, in co-ordinated
strikes on four police stations that inflicted bloody chaos on Iraq‚s
southern…
www.tribuneindia.com/2004/20040422/main1.htm

BLAIR says no plans to increase Iraq troops
Reuters – London,England,UK
LONDON (Reuters) – The government has no plans to increase the number of
troops in Iraq, Prime Minister Tony Blair said after suicide bombers killed
at least…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=497126&section=news

MISSING Dane found dead in Iraq
CNN International – USA
(CNN) — A Danish businessman reported missing in Iraq last week and believed
to have been kidnapped has been found dead, the Danish Foreign Ministry
said.…
edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/04/21/iraq.dane.death/

BERLUSCONI Says UN Troops Not Ready to Control Iraq, Ansa Says
Bloomberg – USA
April 21 (Bloomberg) — The United Nations will not be able to take military
control of Iraq on June 30 when an Iraqi government is due to take charge,
and…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000085&sid=aWZvXdW7aWsw&refer=europe

IRAQ cartoon challenge to Bush
Guardian – UK
… long the scourge of US presidents, has caused more trouble for George
Bush with a storyline that will leave an all-American hero seriously injured
in Iraq.…
www.guardian.co.uk/arts/news/story/0,11711,1196956,00.html

GENERAL: Much of Iraq's Forces Have Quit
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
WASHINGTON – About one in every 10 members of Iraq's security forces "actually
worked against" US troops during the recent militia violence in Iraq,
and an…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/8485564.htm

VIETNAMESE see parallels between situation there, US-led Iraq war
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
… Get out of Iraq before it's too late. … It seems like the United
States is going to be stuck in Iraq, just like they got stuck in Vietnam
years ago," said Col.…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/8485414.htm

PROBE Opens on Iraq Oil-For-Food Program
Guardian – UK
… Paul Volcker opened an independent investigation Wednesday into allegations
of corruption and kickbacks stemming from the UN's humanitarian program
in Iraq.…
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4004812,00.html

STAY calm, Fadel tells kin of other hostages in Iraq
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
LAVAL, Que. (CP) ˜ A Canadian aid worker who was released after being
kidnapped in Iraq offered encouragement today to the families of other
hostages…
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_
Type1&c=Article&cid=1082542148698&call_pageid=968256289824&col=968705899037

NO-WIN Situation in Iraq
Moscow Times – Moscow,Russia
By Boris Kagarlitsky. The doomsayers' gloomiest predictions of a "new Vietnam"
in Iraq are coming true. Critics of US muscle-flexing…
www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2004/04/22/008.html

KIDNAPPED Dane Found Dead in Iraq, Denmark Says
Reuters – USA
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (Reuters) – A Danish businessman kidnapped in Iraq
has been found dead, Denmark's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=4898220

TURKISH TROOP DEPLOYMENT IN IRAQ NOW "OUT OF THE QUESTION"
Eurasianet – New York,NY,USA
As Iraq‚s security situation continues to erode, the US-led occupation
force appears in urgent need of reinforcements. Turkey…
www.eurasianet.org/departments/insight/articles/eav042104c.shtml

CONGRESS Demands Iraq Answers
CBS News – USA
… to the fallout from two books on White House war planning ˆ Congress
came back to work Tuesday demanding to know just what is going on in Iraq,
reports CBS…
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/04/21/iraq/main612992.shtml

MILITARY Families Group Protests Iraq War
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
… that claims to represent more than a thousand US military families
is one of several anti-war groups calling for the withdrawal of US forces
from Iraq.…
<www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=F4248236-9928-4000-A38DA52D529BBB32

MAJOR Developments in Iraq
Guardian – UK
… President Bush conceded Wednesday the last few weeks in Iraq have
been ``really rough,'' but … Dick Lugar said, opening a second day of
hearings on Iraq. Gen.…
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4004514,00.html

AUSTRALIA stands firm in Iraq
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
AUSTRALIA is standing firm on Iraq despite the withdrawal of more nations
from the US-led coalition and deadly car bombings in the southern city
of Basra.…
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,9353654%255E1702,00.html

SUICIDE bombers kill 68 in southern Iraq
Stuff.co.nz – New Zealand
… bombers killed at least 68 people, many of them children, in co-ordinated
strikes on four police stations that inflicted bloody chaos on Iraq's
southern city…
www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,2882186a12,00.html

POLAND Sees `A Challenge' in Iraq as Spain Withdraws (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
April 21 (Bloomberg) — Poland faces a challenge in Iraq after Spain withdraws
its troops from the multinational force headed by Eastern Europe's largest

quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=aA5DN1uFkqsU&refer=top_world_news

BOMBERS Will Not Derail Iraq Handover
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
The handover of sovereignty in Iraq will not be „derailed‰ after suicide
bombers in Basra left 68 dead and more than 200 injured, the Government
said today…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2812678

PELOSI on Iraq: 'The President Substituted Poor Judgment for…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… addressed several hundred members of the American Society of Newspaper
Editors, who were in Washington for their annual convention on the war
in Iraq and the…
www.boston.com/dailynews/112/wash/_Pelosi_on_Iraq_The_President_:.shtml

MALAYSIA, Pakistan say they will reconsider Iraq troop deployment…
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
Islamic nations are urging the United Nations to take the lead in Iraq
when US administrators give up power, and Pakistan and Malaysia said Wednesday
they…
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2004/04/21/international1215EDT0613.DTL

US Says Iraq Coalition Is Not Crumbling
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House insisted on Wednesday the US-led
coalition in Iraq was strong despite comments from staunch ally Poland
that it may join…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=4896654

IRAQ Suicide Blasts Target Police; 68 Dead, 98 Hurt (Update6)
Bloomberg – USA
April 21 (Bloomberg) — Four police buildings in southern Iraq were attacked
today in near-simultaneous suicide car bombings that killed at least 68
people…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=aO5fLWrsL63k&refer=us

LAWMAKERS Want Price Tag for Iraq Plans
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
WASHINGTON – The White House said Wednesday that it is not ruling out seeking
additional funds for Iraq before the end of the year, as a top Pentagon
official…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/politics/8484364.htm

SERIES suicide bombings killed 68 in southern Iraq
Xinhua – China
… relatively calm in the past year compared with other places like Baghdad
and the so-called sunni traingle area in cental and northern Iraq that
frequently hit…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-04/22/content_1433380.htm

US media more sceptical of Iraq policy
Reuters – London,England,UK
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US media is beginning to be more sceptical in
reporting on the war in Iraq, with reporters less willing to accept Bush

www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=497327&section=news

POLAND mulls Iraq exit options
Reuters – India
WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland said on Wednesday it was reviewing its position
in Iraq but would not pull its troops out suddenly or without Washington's
approval.…
www.reuters.com/locales/newsArticle.jsp;:40868fb0:99c92b9
3e2d2efb?type=worldNews&locale=en_IN&storyID=4895634

SUICIDE bombers kill 68 in southern Iraq
Reuters – India
BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) – Suicide bombers killed 68 people, among them 17
children incinerated in two minibuses on their way to school, in coordinated
strikes on…
www.reuters.com/locales/newsArticle.jsp;:40868fb0:99c92b9
3e2d2efb?type=worldNews&locale=en_IN&storyID=4889017

LAWMAKERS Seek Details on Iraq Strategy
Guardian – UK
WASHINGTON (AP) – Lawmakers will keep pressing the Bush administration
until they get a detailed explanation of its strategy in Iraq, a senator
said Wednesday…
www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-4003602,00.html

CHILDREN caught in Iraq carnage
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… people were injured. Three near-simultaneous blasts hit police stations
at rush hour in Iraq's southern city of Basra. About the…
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,9350007%255E663,00.html

KIDNAPPED Danish businessman found dead in Iraq
The Times (subscription) – London,England,UK
… unease with its participation in the coalition increased today when
a Danish building subcontractor was reported dead, apparently killed in
Iraq after being…
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,1-1082884,00.html

SYRIAN rejection to send forces to the borders with Iraq
Arabic News – Middle East
A Syrian parliamentarian has expressed his rejection of the American repeated
demands for his country to dispatch forces to guard its border with Iraq
in order…
www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/040421/2004042116.html

IRAQ-RELATED Strips Get Positive Reaction
Editor & Publisher (subscription) – USA
NEW YORK Many e-mailers are praising Garry Trudeau and Darby Conley for
bringing the realities of Iraq to their comics in sequences that began
Monday.…
www.mediainfo.com/eandp/departments/syndicates/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000492167

BERLUSCONI: Italy Troops May Stay in Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
ROME – Premier Silvio Berlusconi, one of President Bush's most steadfast
supporters, said Wednesday that Italian troops should remain in Iraq after
the June 30…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/8484031.htm

PM: Poland mulls Iraq exit options
CNN International – USA
WARSAW, Poland (Reuters) — Poland is considering options for withdrawing
its troops from Iraq, but any possible pull-out will not be sudden and
will be agreed…
edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/04/21/iraq.poland.reut/

POLISH leader says Spanish withdrawal from Iraq raises issue for…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WARSAW, Poland (AP) Poland's prime minister was quoted Wednesday as saying
the planned Spanish troop withdrawal from Iraq could not be ignored, a
first hint…
www.boston.com/dailynews/112/world/Polish_leader_says_Spanish_wit:.shtml

68 killed in Iraq bombings as deadly battles rage in Fallujah
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BASRA, Iraq : At least 68 people were killed in a string of car bomb attacks
against police in Iraq blamed on the Al-Qaeda network, while deadly battles
raged…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/81219/1/.html

UK troops among injured in deadly Iraq blasts
Reuters – London,England,UK
BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) – Suicide bombers have killed 68 people, some of
them children, in strikes on Iraqi police stations in British-patrolled
Basra…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=497201&section=news

TRIPPING up on Iraq's crossed wires
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
… things further, says Paul McGeough. There still is no sense that the
Americans know who they are talking to in Iraq. It's as if two…
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/04/21/1082530233558.html

CAR bombs leave 68 dead in southern Iraq
MLive.com – MI,USA
BASRA, Iraq (AP) ˜ Suicide attackers detonated simultaneous car bombs
against police buildings during rush hour Wednesday, killing 68 people,
including…
www.mlive.com/newsflash/lateststories/index.ssf?/base/international-13/1082551462128590.xml

FAMILIES grieve after bodies ID'd in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
… Halliburton Co. in Iraq, believing the risk of injury had declined
since Saddam Hussein was captured in December. Jeffery Parker…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apus_story.asp?category=1110&slug=Iraq%20Kidnappings

DEFENSE minister: Spain's Iraq decision should be no surprise
WAVY-TV – Portsmouth,VA,USA
Madrid, Spain-AP — Spain's defense minister says the decision to withdraw
troops from Iraq shouldn't have come as a surprise to anyone — even if
the…
www.wavy.com/Global/story.asp?S=1801955

60 killed in Iraq blasts as US scrambles to seal coalition cracks
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BASRA, Iraq : More than 60 people were killed in a string of attacks on
police stations in southern Iraq as the United States scrambled to hold
its coalition…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/81186/1/.html

US able to add troops in Iraq
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
WASHINGTON — The Bush administration has made arrangements in case it
needs to keep 135,000 troops in Iraq longer than currently planned and
could mobilize…
www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0404210
277apr21,1,3362979.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

HOWARD denies Iraq Coalition is unravelling
ABC Online – Australia
MARK COLVIN: Do today's events, and the turmoil of the last two weeks,
mean that the situation in Iraq is unravelling? Spain's troops…
www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2004/s1092114.htm

MOTHER fears for Canadian held in Iraq
The Globe and Mail – Canada
BAGHDAD, TORONTO — He returned to Iraq after years in Canada, hoping to
reunite a family torn apart by war and persecution under Saddam Hussein.

www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/
20040421/IRAQHOST21/TPInternational/TopStories

ATTACK on Iraq prison kills 22
The Globe and Mail – Canada
By LOUIS MEIXLER. BAGHDAD — Guerrillas fired a barrage of mortar rounds
at Baghdad's largest prison yesterday, killing 22 prisoners…
www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/
LAC/20040421/IRAQ21PU/TPInternational/Americas

21 killed, 100 hurt in Iraq mortar attack
Dispatch Online – East London,Eastern Cape,South Africa
COMING HOME: Spanish soldiers from the Plus Ultra II brigade, who were
based in Iraq, disembark carrying a national flag with a bull logo on
arrival at…
www.dispatch.co.za/2004/04/21/Foreign/airaq.html

ANOTHER bloody day in Iraq
Independent Online – South Africa
… At least 58 people were killed, many of them children, in co-ordinated
car bombings of four security posts that brought bloody chaos to Iraq's
southern city of…
www.iol.co.za/index.php?sf=2813&art_id=qw1082533321543B262&click_id=2813&set_id=1

CAN the violence in Iraq be stopped?
BBC News – London,England,UK
Several explosions in the Basra area of southern Iraq have killed at least
58 people and injured many more. … Can there be an end to the violence
in Iraq?…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/talking_point/3645235.stm

FEROCITY of Iraq combat straining US war funding
San Jose Mercury News – San Jose,CA,USA
WASHINGTON – Intense combat in Iraq is chewing up military hardware and
consuming money at an unanticipated rate — depleting military coffers,
straining…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/8481876.htm

BUSH Officials Defend Afghanistan, Iraq Planning
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: On Capitol Hill, top Bush administration officials defend
the current policy in Iraq and plans for transfer of political power on
June 30.…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1844498

SUICIDE Bombers Kill at Least 58 in Southern Iraq
Reuters – USA
BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) – Suicide bombers killed at least 58 people, many
of them children, in co-ordinated strikes on four police stations that
brought bloody…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=4890043&section=news

IRAQ kidnapping confirmed
National Post (subscription) – Canada
BAGHDAD and TORONTO – The Canadian government confirmed yesterday a Toronto
salesman has been kidnapped in Iraq, and warned all Canadians they should
leave the…
www.canada.com/national/nationalpost/news/toronto/
story.html?id=35ad66d7-b14d-4a98-a0f8-3555fc655a2d

AUST holiday for UN official linked to Iraq oil theft
ABC Online – Australia
An senior UN official linked with theft from the "oil-for-food" program
in Iraq is on holiday in Australia as the United Nations prepares to launch
an…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1092110.htm

ANOTHER Nation to Pull Iraq Troops
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic ˜ The Dominican Republic will pull
its 302 troops out of Iraq early, and Thailand will withdraw its 451 medical
and…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-thais21apr21,1,3660007.story?coll=la-headlines-world

DEATHS of Iraq Journalists Prompts Rights Questions
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: NPR's Emily Harris reports on the aftermath of the deaths
of two employees of a US-funded broadcasting network in Iraq.…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1844500

VOTERS Keeping Up On Iraq War
Hartford Courant (subscription) – Hartford,CT,USA
LAKE WORTH, Fla. — The Iraq war … Pew's monthly "news interest" survey
has shown that since late 2002, Iraq is the story people are following
most closely.…
www.ctnow.com/news/politics/hc-public0421.artapr21,1,6392839.story?coll=hc-headlines-politics

CONGRESS presses officials for an Iraq plan
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
… their spring recess had plenty of questions, strongly worded advice
and, in some cases, outrage for the Bush administration and its handling
of the war in Iraq…
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2001908605_hearings21.html

DOMINICAN Republic to withdraw troops from Iraq
Albawaba Middle East News – Amman,Middle East
The Dominican Republic will withdraw its troops out of Iraq early – in
the next few weeks – following the lead of Spain and Honduras, General
Jose Miguel Soto…
www.albawaba.com/news/index.php3?sid=275278&lang=e&dir=new

AT least 77 die in Iraq jail blasts
Calgary Sun – Calgary,Alberta,Canada
By AP. BAGHDAD — Attacks on one Baghdad prison and three Basra police
stations killed at least 77 people in Iraq yesterday. Insurgents…
www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/CalgarySun/News/2004/04/21/430407.html

CAR Bombings Kill at Least 58 in Southern Iraq
Reuters – USA
BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) – At least 58 people were killed, many of them children,
in co-ordinated car bombings of four security posts that brought bloody
chaos to…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=4889260&section=news

BASRA Police Station Bombings Kill 40 in Iraq
Wired News – USA
… hour explosions sowed panic across Basra, which had been relatively
peaceful during this month's surge of violence in other parts of central
and southern Iraq.…
wireservice.wired.com/wired/story.asp?section=Breaking&storyId=854137&tw=wn_wire_story

IRAQ Police Station Blasts Kill Scores
Guardian – UK
BASRA, Iraq (AP) – Near-simultaneous explosions ripped through three police
stations in southern Iraq on Wednesday, killing more than 40 people, including

www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4002133,00.htm

SPAIN'S withdrawal does not reflect trend in Iraq, Tokyo says
Channel News Asia – Singapore
TOKYO: Troop withdrawals from Iraq by Spain, Honduras and the Dominican
Republic do not reflect a wider trend likely to hamper rebuilding efforts,
Japan says…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/81150/1/.htm

LAWMAKERS hope Wolfowitz will provide insight into Iraq strategy
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… panel of lawmakers, a day after he irritated some senators with a half-hour
speech on how brutal Saddam Hussein was, and how better off Iraq was without
him.…
www.boston.com/dailynews/112/wash/Lawmakers_hope_Wolfowitz_will_:.shtml

WASHINGTON TODAY: Some see parallels in Iraq to Vietnam `…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) ''We must not waver,'' President Bush said last week of
the Iraq conflict, echoing a sentiment offered 37 years ago by another
president about…
www.boston.com/dailynews/112/wash/WASHINGTON_TODAY_Some_see_para:.shtml

US has plans if fresh troops needed in Iraq
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has drawn up plans to send fresh troops quickly
to Iraq in case it decides it must keep 135,000 or more US soldiers deployed
beyond…
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/world/2519783

WITNESSES: No quick end to Iraq burdens
Atlanta Journal Constitution – Atlanta,GA,USA
WASHINGTON ˜ Expert witnesses told a Senate committee Tuesday that US
troop levels and spending in Iraq will remain high for three to five years
after Iraq…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/0404/21irmilitary.html

3 Halliburton workers killed in Iraq identified
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
… Once Iraq is rebuilt, as it will be, it will be a living testament
to the tenacity, courage and sacrifice of these employees," Hall said.

www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/world/2519824

AUSTRALIA will not "cut and run" from Iraq, PM vows
Channel News Asia – Singapore
SYDNEY: Australia has acknowledged its troops are facing new dangers in
Iraq but vowed it would not join a retreat it believed would leave the
shattered…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/81130/1/.html

DOMINICAN Republic to quit Iraq too
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
Following the footsteps of Spain and Honduras, the Dominican Republic has
also announced plans to withdraw its troops from Iraq.…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/21773741-F60B-41EF-9BDE-D6954414B6A1.htm

US Mistakes in Iraq
Antiwar.com – Sunnyvale,CA,USA
This brief addresses three areas. First, what mistakes have been made in
the Coalition administration of Iraq, and why? Second, what is the current
situation?…
www.antiwar.com/cole/?articleid=2357

IRAQ: a follow up of Vietnam – By Burhanuddin Hasan
Hi Pakistan – Lahore,Pakistan
… John Kerry, has spoken in many of his campaign speeches about disdainful
similarities between America‚s entanglement in Vietnam in 1960s and
now in Iraq.…
www.hipakistan.com/en/detail.php?newsId=en62001&F_catID=&f_type=source

BUSH‚S Shift on Iraq Catches Friends and Foe Off Guard
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… WASHINGTON ˜ President Bush's increasing reliance on the United Nations
in Iraq is unsettling some of his political allies, but blunting Sen.

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/complete/
la-na-poliraq21apr21,1,5096073.story?coll=la-home-headlines

US Soldiers Adjust to Changes in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – With the coalition fraying and guerrilla violence spreading,
the latest job for the US military in Iraq appears to be patching holes
– like…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/politics/8478885.htm

POWELL says coalition in Iraq remains strong
Xinhua – China
WASHINGTON, April 20 (Xinhuanet) — US Secretary of State Colin Powell
said on Tuesday that the US-led coalition in Iraq remained strong despite
the decision…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-04/21/content_1432138.htm

AUSTRALIA PM will not send more troops to Iraq
Reuters – India
CANBERRA (Reuters) – Australia will not send more troops to Iraq to help
fill the void left by the withdrawal of military personnel by Spain, Honduras
and the…
www.reuters.com/locales/newsArticle.jsp?type=worldNews&locale=en_IN&storyID=4886995

IRAQ war may require more money soon
MSNBC – USA
Intense combat in Iraq is chewing up military hardware and consuming money
at an unexpectedly rapid rate — depleting military coffers, straining
defense…
msnbc.msn.com/id/4790545/

CONSTITUENTS' Iraq Worries Growing, Lawmakers Say
Washington Post – USA
Together, people's reactions to the bloody insurgency in Iraq and the contentious
hearings at home showed an American public that is growing more restive
over…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A28712-2004Apr20.html

SHELLING Kills 22 Prisoners In Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… Halliburton Co., a huge contractor in the reconstruction of Iraq, said
on Tuesday that three of four bodies found earlier this month near an
attack on a fuel…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A28981-2004Apr20.html

EDITORIAL:SPAIN'S pullout from Iraq
Asahi Shimbun – Tokyo,Japan
The unity of the ``coalition of the willing,'' a group of just over 30
countries that have sent military troops to Iraq in support of the US
occupation, has…
www.asahi.com/english/opinion/TKY200404210144.html

PENTAGON Drafts Iraq Troop Plan to Meet Violence
New York Times – USA
WASHINGTON, April 20 ˜ The Pentagon has drawn up plans to send fresh
troops quickly to Iraq in case it decides it must keep 135,000 or more
American soldiers…
www.nytimes.com/2004/04/21/politics/21MILI.html?ex=1083124800&en=f4056d0f1c28223c&ei=5062

KERRY fails to gain from Iraq crisis
Guardian – UK
George Bush emerged relatively unscathed from one of the worst months of
his presidency yesterday, holding steady in opinion polls as Iraq experienced
a wave…
www.guardian.co.uk/uselections2004/story/0,13918,1197158,00.html

DOMINICAN Republic to pull troops out of Iraq early
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) The Dominican Republic will pull
its troops out of Iraq early, in the next few weeks, following the lead
of Spain and…
www.boston.com/dailynews/111/world/Dominican_Republic_to_pull_tro:.shtml

FIRST half of S.Korean replacement troop leaves for Iraq
Xinhua – China
… South Korea is considering either of two Kurdish autonomous cities
in northern Iraq — Sulaimaniyah and Irbil — as the site to station more
than 3,600 troops.…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-04/21/content_1431762.htm

BUSH says forces in Iraq strong despite pullouts
Reuters – India
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – President George W. Bush said on Tuesday US-led forces
in Iraq are strong despite Spain and Honduras withdrawing, and Washington
signalled…
www.reuters.com/locales/newsArticle.jsp;:4085c44e:c4776a6
f63fee7ee?type=worldNews&locale=en_IN&storyID=4886029

22 Prisoners Die in Iraq Prison Bombing
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
In Iraq, at least 22 prisoners have been killed when suspected anti-coalition
rebels shelled Baghdad's largest prison in what a US general says might
have been…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=6D088E7A-C192-4982-BB68E10B8FDEC3B5

US works to limit Iraq troop withdrawals
Reuters – India
BUFFALO, NY (Reuters) – The White House said on Tuesday the US-led coalition
in Iraq was stable despite plans by Spain and Honduras to withdraw their
troops…
www.reuters.com/locales/newsArticle.jsp;:4085c79d:c1926
501a9a1d8c?type=worldNews&locale=en_IN&storyID=4882097

BYRD Questions Legality of Iraq Funds
New York Times – USA
… broken the law by failing to inform Congressional leaders in mid-2002
of its use of emergency antiterror dollars to begin preparations for an
invasion of Iraq.…
www.nytimes.com/2004/04/21/politics/21SPEN.html?ex=1083124800&en=f3bfc8ef6351685c&ei=506

DOMINICAN Republic, Honduras Withdrawing Iraq Troops
Reuters – USA
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (Reuters) – The Dominican Republic will
withdraw its 300 troops from Iraq "as soon as possible" and Honduras will
bring home…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=4885997

IRAQ simmers down, peace holds
Times of India – India
… Civilians who had fled also trickled back. Meanwhile, Spain said on
Monday it had begun withdrawing its 1,400-strong contingent from Iraq
.…
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/629082.cms

CANADA demands release of Toronto man in Iraq
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
OTTAWA – The federal government is calling for the immediate release of
a Canadian kidnapped in Iraq. … He returned to Iraq late last year to
work.…
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_
Type1&c=Article&cid=1082455616325&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467

IRAQ'S coalition of hired guns
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
Of the armed forces supporting the US-led coalition efforts to pacify and
rebuild Iraq, about 20,000 of them are hired guns. This…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/169903_mercenaryed.html

BUSH appoints seasoned UN envoy as ambassador to Iraq
Straits Times – Singapore
NEW YORK – President George W. Bush has named UN Ambassador John Negroponte
as the US ambassador to Iraq, one of the first concrete steps Washington
has taken…
straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/world/story/0,4386,246845,00.html

US Says June 30 Not 'A Magical Date' for Iraq
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Bush administration on Tuesday called the June
30th transfer of authority in Iraq just a step toward self-rule and not
"a magical…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=politicsNews&storyID=4885499

IRAQ'S where Kerry may meet his Waterloo
Straits Times – Singapore
… It is called Iraq. And the problem is largely of his own making.…
Another US-led coalition invaded Iraq last March and deposed Saddam.…
straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/world/story/0,4386,246864,00.html

ATTACK on Iraq jail kills 22 prisoners
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
Meanwhile, US President George W. Bush today named US envoy to the UN,
John Negroponte, as the first Ambassador to Iraq since the overthrow of
Saddam Hussein…
www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=45454

LOOKING to the new Iraq
CNN – USA
WASHINGTON (CNN) — The White House says it hopes a new UN resolution for
Iraq will encourage other nations to participate in aiding security and
reconstruction…
www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/04/20/brownback.corzine/

FRIENDS and family mourn death of Manistee man in Iraq
MLive.com – MI,USA
MANISTEE, Mich. (AP) ˜ Stephen Hulett knew working in Iraq wouldn't be
risk-free … He was pretty sensible. … It just didn't look like it
does now" in Iraq.…
www.mlive.com/newsflash/michigan/index.ssf?/base/news-14/1082501949252050.xml

IRAQ prison attack kills 22 as violence saps Fallujah truce
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… Violence continued elsewhere in Iraq with 22 killed and 92 wounded
when 12 mortar rounds slammed into a jail at Abu Gharib, 20 kilometers
(12 miles) west of…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/81100/1/.html

CONGRESS Pushes Bush Administration for Details on Iraq Power…
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Members of the US Congress are criticizing the Bush administration for
not providing enough details about plans to transfer sovereignty in Iraq
on June 30.…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=2FE05AAA-BD60-4059-8DB42AF989458DA8

  
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