Iraq News and Information Links September 21 2004,1280,-4505208,00.html
WEB Site: 2nd US Hostage Killed in Iraq
Guardian – UK
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – A posting on an Islamic Web site claimed Tuesday that the al-Qaida-linked group led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has slain a US hostage in Iraq…
BUSH Urges World to Unite With Iraq
ABC News – United States
21, 2004 – President Bush, defending his decision to invade Iraq, urged a vast assembly of world leaders Tuesday to stand united with the country's…
PAUL Krugman: Another round of deception in Iraq
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
… democracy. If the media play along, Bush may be able to keep the Iraq disaster under wraps for a few more weeks. It may well work.…
TWO views on Iraq: Bush says stay, while Kerry seeks a way out
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… 46. NEW YORK (AP) President Bush and Sen. John Kerry are offering US voters and the world two starkly different views on Iraq. The…
WEB Site: 2nd US Hostage Killed in Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP)—A posting on an Islamic Web site claimed Tuesday that the al-Qaida-linked group led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has slain a US hostage in Iraq…,9565,700358,00.html
AN Early Exit from Iraq?
… between what politicians say on the campaign trail and what they really believe is well illustrated by the current Kerry-Bush skirmishing on Iraq: If either…
MILITANTS attack Iraq jail, killing a prisoner
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
BAGHDAD – Militants attacked the Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad with mortars and machinegun fire on Monday night, killing an Iraqi prisoner, the US military…,1280,-4505062,00.html
FIRM Halts Iraq Work to Save 10 Hostages
Guardian – UK
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) – A Turkish construction company announced Tuesday that it was halting operations in neighboring Iraq in a bid to save the lives of 10…
UPDATE 3-Bush, in shift, taps into emergency Iraq funds
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – The Pentagon has begun tapping into its $25 billion emergency fund for the Iraq war to prepare for a major troop rotation and…,5744,10840819%255E2703,00.html
KOIZUMI vows to keep troops in Iraq
The Australian – Australia
JAPAN is preparing to extend its humanitarian troop deployment to Iraq after its current commitment expires on December 14. The…,5744,10842781%255E1702,00.html
TWO US marines killed in Iraq
The Australian – Australia
TWO US marines were killed in clashes in restive Al-Anbar province in western Iraq, the US military said today. “In two separate…
LIVERPOOL prays for Iraq hostage
BBC News – London,England,UK
A candlelight vigil is being held in Liverpool for Kenneth Bigley, who is being held captive in Iraq. Mr Bigley, 62, of Liverpool…
BUSH to defend Iraq policy at UN
BBC News – London,England,UK
US President George W Bush is expected to defend his policy on Iraq at the UN General Assembly's annual meeting which has just begun in New York.…
DEADLINE Looms for American, British Captives in Iraq
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Militants who beheaded an American hostage in Iraq said they would kill another US captive and a Briton on Tuesday if their demands were…,1,7426215.story?coll=chi-news-hed
AMERICAN contractor beheaded in Iraq
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
… and two colleagues were abducted Thursday from a downtown villa in Baghdad in a chilling expansion of the kidnapping campaign against foreign civilians in Iraq…
POWELL Suggests Iraq Critics Are Defeatist, Rattled
Wired News – USA
… of State Colin Powell said on Tuesday the United States cannot wilt in the face of the Iraqi insurgency and suggested critics of the war in Iraq were becoming…
TURKISH company halts operations in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
ANKARA, Turkey — A Turkish construction company said Tuesday it was halting operations in neighboring Iraq to try to save the lives of 10 employees kidnapped…
OFFICIAL: Iraq Oil Fields Resume Exports
Forbes – USA
Exports from Iraq's northern oilfields are back to normal after a spate of attacks earlier this month crippled the main pipeline carrying Iraqi crude to Turkey…
IRAQ local control 'by year end'
BBC News – London,England,UK
Most of Iraq will be under local control by the end of the year, despite shortfalls in preparing Iraqi security forces, the Pentagon has said.…
BASRA: British troops in Iraq's 'peaceful' city
BBC News – London,England,UK
As Prime Minister Tony Blair declares a “second war” in Iraq, BBC News Online looks at the morale of British troops and the challenges they face in Basra – one…
AMERICAN and Briton face beheading in Iraq
Independent Online – South Africa
Baghdad – Militants led by Washington's top foe in Iraq said they would kill an American and a Briton on Tuesday unless their demands were met, a day after…
BUSH course on Iraq a disaster, Kerry says
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
John Kerry, charging President Bush on Monday with “stubborn incompetence” on the war in Iraq, made his most definitive statement yet that he would not have…
TURKISH Company Freezes Iraq Operations
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,United States
ANKARA, Turkey – A Turkish construction company announced Tuesday that it was halting operations in neighboring Iraq in a bid to save the lives of 10 employees…

Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
… also said in the remarks to the London-based newspaper Al-Hayat that he had been the target of four assassination attempts since becoming leader of Iraq June 28…

TURKISH official: US must consult more closely on Iraq
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
Citing his nation's fears about Iraq's instability, Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul said Monday in Chicago that the United States should make Turkey more…
WOMEN held in Iraq: Dr. Germ, Mrs. Anthrax
CNN International – USA
(CNN) — Islamic militants who beheaded an American contractor in Iraq say they will kill the other two hostages — an American and a Briton — unless Iraqi…
US General Predicts Extensive 'Local Control' In Iraq
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
… He told reporters that more than 50 percent of Iraq — in terms of land area as well as population — will be under what the Pentagon calls “local control” by…
IRAQ: How bad can things get?
BBC News – London,England,UK
By Paul Wood. Just how bad are things in Iraq? … Last month, the British Army fired 100,000 rounds of ammunition in southern Iraq.…
TERRORISTS release more gruesome footage from Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
MARK COLVIN: In Iraq, a ghastly mediaeval melodrama is being played out using modern media, with execution being used both as a means of blackmail and a…

A US hostage is killed in Iraq, militants say
Baltimore Sun (subscription) – Baltimore,MD,United States
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A militant group said yesterday that it had beheaded an American hostage and posted a video of the killing on the Internet.…
KERRY and Bush rip each other on Iraq
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
… departure from his campaign focus on the economy and health care, yesterday issued an indictment of President Bush's handling of the war in Iraq, saying Bush…
AMERICAN Hostage In Iraq Beheaded
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,USA
Baghdad, Sept. 21 (NNN): An Islamist website has published a video purportedly showing the execution of an American hostage in Iraq.…
MICHIGAN family of slain US contractor in Iraq prays for other…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
HILLSDALE, Mich. (AP) Through their grief and anger, relatives of an American construction worker beheaded in Iraq extended prayers for an American and a…
VICE presidential candidates Edwards, Cheney focus on Iraq war
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
… Edwards pounded hard on the Democratic themes of health care, jobs, the economy and what he called “the mess in Iraq” during a visit to a Cincinnati recreation…
JAPAN to extend troop deployment in Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
TOKYO: Japan has decided to extend by as much as one year the humanitarian work of its troops deployed in Iraq, a program currently scheduled to end in December…
EXPORTS From Iraq North Oil Fields Normal
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP)—Exports from Iraq's northern oil fields are back to normal after a spate of attacks earlier this month that crippled a key pipeline, the…

THE US in Iraq: how to regain the initiative
The Globe and Mail (subscription) – Toronto,ON,Canada
By EDWARD LUTTWAK. It has long been obvious that the number of US and other coalition troops in Iraq is insufficient. Once headquarters…
BUSH has made `colossal failures of judgment' on Iraq, Kerry says
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
BY EA TORRIERO AND RICK PEARSON. NEW YORK – (KRT) – In his strongest challenge to President Bush's Iraq policy, Sen. John Kerry on…
ZARQAWI group beheads American hostage in Iraq
Daily Times – Pakistan
DUBAI: A militant group headed by Al Qaeda ally Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi said on Monday it had beheaded an American hostage and posted a video of the killing on…

LIST of Michigan casualties in Iraq – MI,USA
… 26, formerly of Flint, was one of six soldiers killed in the crash of an Army Black Hawk helicopter April 2, 2003, during a fire fight in Iraq, his wife said.…

EXECUTING Saddam would deter the terrorists, says Iraq leader – London,England,UK
The trial and possible execution of Saddam Hussein would discourage the die-hard remnants of the old Ba'athist regime and “show Iraq and those beyond Iraq that…

BUSH'S Iraq illusion pays off in polls
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
By Derrick Z. Jackson, Globe Columnist | September 21, 2004. ONE BOMBING killed 47 people in Iraq. Decapitated bodies are still being dumped in the streets.…
TRAVEL is still far away for many in Iraq
China Daily – Beijing,China
… Saturday's flight would have been the nation's first international commercial flight since 1990, when UN sanctions were imposed after Iraq invaded Kuwait.…
'LOCAL control' in Iraq predicted by year's end
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
… George Casey, commander of the the multinational force in Iraq, expects most of the country will be under “local control” by the year's end, a top Pentagon…

EX-MICHIGAN man killed by homemade explosive in Iraq – MI,USA
(AP) – A Detroit native who was killed when a homemade explosive detonated near his Army observation post in Iraq has come home to Michigan for burial. Sgt.…
KERRY Says Iraq War Raises Questions on Bush's Judgment
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
enator John Kerry said today that the war in Iraq was a “profound diversion” from the war on terror and the fight against Osama bin Laden, and he asserted that…
AMERICAN hostage beheaded in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
… Photo). CAIRO, Sept. 20 (Xinhuanet) — An American hostage held in Iraq was beheaded by his captors, CNN reported Monday. A video…
AMERICAN hostage killed in Iraq
China Daily – Beijing,China
A video grab image on an Islamist internet site shows American hostage Eugene Armstrong prior to his execution September 20, 2004.…
IRAQ war foes focus on alternative agenda to Bush
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
UNITED NATIONS – On the eve of US President George W Bush's address to the United Nations, domestic and foreign critics of his Iraq war policy focused on a…
MILITANTS behead US hostage in Iraq
Sify – Delhi,India
Baghdad: Islamic militants beheaded a US citizen in Iraq, while the lives of his two British and American colleagues were in grave danger after a 48-hour…,14992,1309016,00.html
ACTIVISTS call for PM to resign over Iraq
Guardian – UK
Liberal Democrats have called on Tony Blair to resign for “misleading” the country in the run-up to the Iraq conflict but they botched an attempt to make the…,4386,273736,00.html
US senators criticise Bush for optimistic spin on Iraq
Straits Times – Singapore,Singapore
WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush has come under fire, even from top Republicans, for being optimistic about the situation in Iraq.…
CAMP Pendleton Marine killed in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
11, 2001, was killed by an explosive last week in Iraq, his family said Monday. Lance Cpl. Gregory Howman died Wednesday in Iraq's…
UK PM says Britain to stand firm over Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
20 (Xinhuanet) — Britain would stand firm in Iraq despite violence across the country, British Prime Minister Tony Blair reiterated on Monday as fears were…

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