Iraq News and Information Links May 22 2004
SUICIDE car bomb kills four, wounds deputy minister in Iraq
Ha'aretz – Israel
… Gen. Mark Kimmitt, the chief US military spokesman in Iraq. Three bodyguards
and a woman were killed as well as the bomber, he said.…
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/430551.html

A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
As of Friday, May 21, 790 US service members have died since the beginning
of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Department
of Defense.…
www.boston.com/dailynews/143/nation/A_daily_look_at_U_S_military_d:.shtml

IN Iraq's court of public Opinion
US News – USA
… This was against Iraqis, and it happened in Iraq.”. One person in the
courtroom who fit that bill: Bakhtiar Amin, Iraq's human-rights…
www.usnews.com/usnews/issue/040531/usnews/31iraq.b.htm

MAYHEM IN IRAQ: 5 DIE IN BOMB CAR HORROR
Glasgow Sunday Mail – UK
By Steve Mckenzie. A SUICIDE attacker blew up a car bomb yesterday in Baghdad
killing at least five people and wounding a senior Iraqi security official.

www.sundaymail.co.uk/news/tm_objectid=14266664&method=full&siteid=
86024&headline=mayhem-in-iraq—5-die-in-bomb-car-horror-name_page.html

IRAQ UPDATE
New York Times – USA
… American military officials said they recovered weapons and other
military-related items from the site of an attack in western Iraq in which
as many as 40…
www.nytimes.com/2004/05/23/international/middleeast/23GLAN.html?ex=1085889600&en=15873cc38d43624a&ei=5062

ON the Job in Iraq, and in the Glare
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
… Since then, Halliburton has come under intense scrutiny because of
more than $250 million in overcharges and disputed bills for its work
in Iraq, where it is…
www.nytimes.com/2004/05/21/business/yourmoney/23sund.extended.html

PROTESTERS demand Iraq pullout
News24 – South Africa
London – Hundreds of anti-war protesters marched through London on Saturday,
calling for occupying forces to be withdrawn from Iraq and an end to the
abuse of…
www.news24.com/News24/World/News/0,6119,2-10-1462_1531152,00.html

IRAQ boosts Indonesia terror risk
NEWS.com.au – Australia
THE United States has warned that a “convergence” of events, including
the situation in Iraq, has heightened the threat of terrorist attacks
against US…
www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,9640892%255E1702,00.html

FORSAKEN by his Washington friends, Iraq's Chalabi looks for '…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Forsaken by his longtime US backers, Ahmad Chalabi is
casting off his ''outsider'' image and reinventing himself as a ''man
of the people…
www.boston.com/dailynews/143/world/Forsaken_by_his_Washington_fri:.shtml

FIERCE Fighting In Iraq's South
CBS News – USA
… but have yet to show they fully control the city that saw bitter fighting
last month between US forces and insurgents, the senior Marine officer
in Iraq said.…
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/05/22/iraq/main619055.shtml

HUNDREDS rally against Iraq abuse
NEWS.com.au – Australia
LONDON mayor Ken Livingstone called for US President George W. Bush to
be put on trial for war crimes in Iraq as more than 1000 anti-war protesters
condemned…
www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,9640877%255E1702,00.html

EU'S Prodi, at political rally, slams torture in Iraq
EUbusiness – London,UK
… president Romano Prodi, speaking to a rally in Italy ahead of next
month's European elections, denounced the use of torture by US troops
in Iraq and reaffirmed…
www.eubusiness.com/afp/040522185112.celjc5h5

UN Should Lead Iraq Effort -Clinton
Wired News – USA
… Brazil (Reuters) – Former US President Bill Clinton said on Saturday
the United Nations is better suited than the United States to lead Iraq
toward democracy.…
wireservice.wired.com/wired/story.asp?section=Breaking&storyId=868395&tw=wn_wire_story

GUARD officials wary of drop in re-enlistments after Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
Instead of leaving after a decade in the Guard, the sergeant with Bismarck's
957th Multi-Role Bridge Company would spend about a year in Iraq with
a…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/8733290.htm

HIZBULLAH chief talks tough to US on Iraq
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
… SUBURBS: At a massive rally in Beirut Thursday, Hizbullah secretary-general
Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah pulled no punches in his message of solidarity
with Iraq.…
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=1&categ_id=2&article_id=4166

MOTHER of Iraq contractor worries for son
MLive.com – MI,USA
TELFORD, Pa. (AP) ˜ When Jean Campbell first heard about abuse at Iraq's
Abu Ghraib prison … As a contract employee in Iraq, Stefanowicz is in
legal limbo.…
www.mlive.com/newsflash/lateststories/index.ssf?/base/national-24/108524754583820.xml

ONE worker at al-Jazeera TV team in Iraq killed by the American…
Arabic News – Middle East
Al-Jazeera demanded in an official statement issued in Doha the American
occupation forces and the Interim governing authority in Iraq to make
an official and…
www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/040522/2004052202.html

US Disputed Protected Status Of Iraq Inmates
New York Times – USA
… amount to inhumane treatment.” In recent public statements, Bush administration
officials have said that the Geneva Conventions were “fully applicable”
in Iraq…
www.nytimes.com/2004/05/23/international/middleeast/23IRAQ.html?ex=1085889600&en=b5832d7cdcbdfb51&ei=5062

POLITICAL Fireworks on Capitol Hill over Iraq Hearings
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: All week long, the debate over Iraq has been heating up on
Capitol Hill. During testimony by Gen. Richard Myers at…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1905836

CHANGE of Venue Rejected for Iraq Case
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
BALTIMORE (AP)—The Army has rejected an attorney's request to move out
of Iraq the court-martial of a soldier accused of abusing Iraqi inmates
at the Abu…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/National/AP.V9688.AP-Prisoner-Abuse-.html

IRAQ to revive national oil company
Times of India – India
AMSTERDAM : Iraq , which holds the second-biggest oil reserves in the world,
is to revive the national oil cojmpany as part of reforms of the country's
oil…
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/692455.cms

CLINTON Attacks Bush Policies on Iraq
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… from 1995-2003. “In Iraq, we should have let the United Nations inspectors
finish their job,” said Clinton. Any military intervention…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2963521

POLITICAL Analysis: GOP's Concern over Iraq Unrest
NPR (audio) – USA
… to NPR's Juan Williams about the week's political news, including growing
concern among congressional Republicans about the deteriorating situation
in Iraq.…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1905263

MOTHER of Iraq Contractor Worries for Son
Tuscaloosa News (subscription) – Tuscaloosa,AL,USA
When Jean Campbell first heard about abuse at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison,
her son, a civilian interrogator there, told her he was glad something
was being done…
www.tuscaloosanews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040522/APA/405220709

IRAQ minister hurt as blast kills 5
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
A CAR bomb exploded outside the home of Iraq‚s deputy interior minister
today, killing at least five people and wounding several more.…
news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=584162004

US questioning two men in Iraq in connection with beheading case
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – The US-led coalition is interrogating two men in connection
with the beheading of American businessman Nicholas Berg, which was shown
in a…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/8731014.htm

CAR bomb hit residence of Iraq's deputy interior minister,…
Xinhua – China
… An apparent suicide car bomb blew up in front of the residence of Iraq's
deputy interior minister in Baghdad Saturday, killing at least 5.(Xinhua/AFP
Photo).…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-05/22/content_1484785.htm

BUSH to outline 'clear strategy' for Iraq
The Globe and Mail – Canada
WASHINGTON — US President George W. Bush plans to map out “a clear strategy”
on Iraq's future Monday in a prime-time speech aimed at reassuring the
American…
www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20040522/IRAQ22/TPInternational/Americas

US deaths in Iraq
Cleveland Plain Dealer – Cleveland,OH,USA
As of Friday, 790 US service members have died since the beginning of military
operations in Iraq last year, according to the Department of Defense.

www.cleveland.com/news/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/news/1085223300288140.xml

IRAQ war deserter gets 1-year prison term
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
… – The first Iraq war deserter to publicly … Mejia tried to turn the
court-martial into a trial on the morality and legality of the Iraq war,
but the judge, Col.…
www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0405220263may22,1,4214949.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

FIVE Dead In Blast Outside Iraq Minister ‚ s House
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,USA
The blast took place just outside the home of one of Iraq's three deputy
interior ministers, Abdul-Jabbar Youssef al-Sheikhli, who was among those
injured.…
www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=052204024826

BUSH plans speech to reassure US on Iraq conflict
Pioneer Press – St. Paul,MN,USA
BY WILLIAM DOUGLAS and JOSEPH GALLOWAY. BATON ROUGE, La. ˜ President
Bush will outline a “clear strategy” for Iraq in a major speech Monday,
aides said Friday…
www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/nation/8728381.htm

CONFLICT IN IRAQ: Chalabi probed in leak to Iran
Pioneer Press – St. Paul,MN,USA
… the fabricated, exaggerated and unconfirmed information about Iraqi
weapons programs and links to terrorism that Bush used in making his case
for invading Iraq…
www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/nation/8728024.htm

BUSH plans Iraq speech on Monday
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
BATON ROUGE, La. ˜ President Bush will outline a “clear strategy” for
Iraq in a major speech Monday night, White House aides said yesterday,
even as top US…
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2001935951_iraqdig22.html

'NO exploitation in Iraq military camps'
Times of India – India
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a bizarre turnaround, a 25-year-old Keralite who
had complained of ill-treatment in US military camps in Iraq denied that
either he or…
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/690556.cms

HONDURAN troops back home after Iraq stint
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
By FREDDY CUEVAS. TEGUCIGALPA – The bulk of the Honduran soldiers who were
sent to Iraq nine months ago to help in the US-led occupation returned
home Friday.…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/americas/8729063.htm

US Soldier Killed, Three Wounded by Iraq Car Bomb, AFP Says
Bloomberg – USA
May 22 (Bloomberg) — A US solider was killed and three others were wounded
when their vehicle was hit by a car bomb in Iraq, Agence France-Presse
reported.…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=aiN2pBSHDYN0&refer=us

PRESIDENT to tell of his Iraq strategy
Miami Herald (subscription) - Miami,FL,USA
President Bush will speak to the nation Monday night about Iraq, and top
US generals warned Congress that the June 30 transfer of power is likely
to spawn more ...
http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/nation/8729074.htm

37 Died In American Custody In Iraq, Afghanistan, Admits Pentagon
IndoLink - San Ramon,CA,USA
Washington, May 22 (NNN): The Pentagon has admitted that at least 37 people
have died in US custody in Iraq and Afghanistan. While ...
http://www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=052104114757

US ponders plan to opt out of Iraq
Hi Pakistan - Lahore,Pakistan
UNITED NATIONS &Mac246; Amid rising violence in Iraq, a string of setbacks for
United States and uncertainty there, UN Security Council members are inching
towards ...
http://www.hipakistan.com/en/detail.php?newsId=en65474&F_catID=&f_type=source

CAR bomb hit residence of Iraq's deputy interior minister, ...
Xinhua - China
BAGHDAD, May 22 (Xinhuanet) -- A suspected car bomb blew up in front of
the residence of Iraq's deputy interior minister in Baghdad Saturday,
killing at least ...
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-05/22/content_1484616.htm

IRAQ prison abuse on one day
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… the worst abuses that have come to light from the Abu Ghraib prison
happened on a single November day amid a flare-up of insurgent violence
in Iraq, the deaths…
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/05/22/1085176034526.html

COALITION Troops, Shiite Militia Clash in Central Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… NAJAF, Iraq ˜ Explosions and gunfire shook central Najaf on Friday
as militiamen loyal to anti-American cleric Muqtada Sadr battled US-led
coalition troops…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-najaf22may22,1,6094022.story?coll=la-headlines-world

REACTION Mixed To Armstrong's Iraq Role
Hartford Courant (subscription) – Hartford,CT,USA
Former state Correction Commissioner John Armstrong just completed a nine-month
stint in Iraq as an adviser in the prisons there, but it is only now that
his…
www.ctnow.com/news/politics/hc-armstrong0522.artmay22,1,7114988.story?coll=hc-headlines-politics

MONDAY NIGHT SPEECH: Bush to discuss future of Iraq
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
WASHINGTON — President George W. Bush will outline a “clear strategy”
for Iraq in a speech Monday night, White House aides said Friday, even
as top generals…
www.freep.com/news/nw/bush22_20040522.htm

INTELLIGENCE officers linked to Iraq abuse
Los Angeles Daily News – Los Angeles,CA,USA
WASHINGTON — The use of dogs to intimidate prisoners during interrogation
at Abu Ghraib in Iraq was approved by military intelligence officers at
the prison…
www.dailynews.com/Stories/0,1413,200~20954~2164465,00.html

IN IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN: US investigates deaths of 37 military…
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has begun criminal investigations into at least
37 deaths involving detainees held by US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan,
officials…
www.freep.com/news/nw/abuse22_20040522.htm

CHAPLAIN'S Iraq Flock Is Battle-Scarred Marine Unit
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
By Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer. FALLOUJA, Iraq ˜ Navy Lt. Scott Radetski
knows how to reconcile the Sixth Commandment, Thou…
www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beliefs22may22,1,7943692.story?coll=la-headlines-california

EMPTY RUNS: Truckers call trips in Iraq wasteful
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
… subsidiary sent empty flatbed trucks crisscrossing Iraq more than 100
times this year, putting their drivers and military escorts at risk and
handing taxpayers…
www.freep.com/news/nw/convoy22_20040522.htm

IRAQ prison torture was for fun, not results-paper
Reuters – London,England,UK
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US soldiers who abused prisoners in Abu Ghraib prison
in Iraq were not always preparing them for interrogation but were punishing
them…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=515443&section=news

9 prisoner deaths in Iraq, Afghanistan probed as homicides
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) Authorities are investigating the deaths of at least nine
prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan that doctors classified as homicides.

www.boston.com/dailynews/143/wash/9_prisoner_deaths_in_Iraq_Afgh:.shtml

ANTI-WAR protesters to call for Iraq pullout
Reuters – London,England,UK
LONDON (Reuters) – Anti-war protesters in London will call today for an
immediate pullout of British and American troops from Iraq, organisers
say.…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=515442&section=news

AIDE wounded in Iraq suicide bombing
ABC Online – Australia
A suicide bombing has taken place outside the Baghdad home of an aide of
Iraq's interim interior minister, with the aide and his family wounded,
the minister…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1113785.htm

DEVELOPMENTS in Iraq
MLive.com – MI,USA
… _The Army has investigated the deaths of 37 prisoners held by US forces
in Iraq and Afghanistan since August 2002, Pentagon officials revealed.

www.mlive.com/newsflash/lateststories/index.ssf?/base/international-14/1085198372261440.xml

CAMILO Mejia guilty of deserting his unit in Iraq, sentenced to…
Savannah Morning News – Savannah,GA,USA
The Florida National Guard staff sergeant was convicted Friday of deserting
his unit for not returning to Iraq after a two-week leave in October.

www.savannahnow.com/stories/052104/2178275.shtml

BUSH to define Iraq strategy in major speeches
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
President Bush on Monday will give the first of several major speeches
to detail his strategy for Iraq and lay out how coalition forces will
address concerns…
washingtontimes.com/national/20040521-114116-7733r.htm

BLOCK British firm's Iraq deals, says Plaid MP
ic Wales – Wales,UK
… to discover their money, through Government contracts, has been going
to a company which is linked to one accused of the torture of prisoners
of war in Iraq.…
icwales.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/newspolitics/tm_objectid=14264626&method=full&siteid=50082&headline=block-british-firm-s-iraq-deals—says-plaid-mp-name_page.html

STAKES in Iraq too high to back down
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
Nothing threatens the liberal agenda more than failure in the war in Iraq.
… Whatever your view of the wisdom or justification for invading Iraq,
it's done.…
www.ajc.com/opinion/content/opinion/0504/23marshall.html

ANTI-IRAQ war US soldier jailed
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
A US army sergeant who refuses to return to Iraq because, he says, the
war is illegal has been convicted of desertion by a court martial.…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/46120351-60D9-464C-A097-70A408C75041.htm

PARENTS Try to Protect Their Son in Iraq, Any Way They Can
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
By ROBERT HANLEY. ERSEY CITY, May 20 – Before his unit shipped from Kuwait
to Iraq in March, First Lt. Christian Boggiano, 23, made…
www.nytimes.com/2004/05/22/nyregion/22guard.html

REMAINING Spanish forces exit Iraq as PM fulfills promise
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
The last Spanish soldiers yesterday pulled out of their former base in
the town of Diwaniyah, southern Iraq, and were expected to cross the border
into…
www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2004/05/22/2003156516

KURDS Want a Top Post in Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
Iraq's Kurdish leaders yesterday told a top US envoy in Iraq that they
want one of the two top positions in the new interim government — president
or prime…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A46474-2004May21.html

FIGHTING intensifies in Iraq
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
KARBALA, Iraq ˆ American AC-130 gunships and tanks battled militiamen
near shrines in this Shiite holy city Friday, and fighting was heavy in
two other towns…
www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/world/stories/052204dnintiraqcontain.11538.html

HONDURAN Troops Return Home After Service in Iraq
Reuters – USA
PALMEROLA BASE, Honduras (Reuters) – Hundreds of Honduran troops returned
home from Iraq on Friday, cutting short their tour by more than a month
amid…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5224824

A daily look at US Iraq military deaths
MLive.com – MI,USA
(AP) ˜ As of Friday, May 21, 790 US service members have died since the
beginning of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Department
of…
www.mlive.com/newsflash/lateststories/index.ssf?/base/international-14/1085192365231410.xml

CHANGE of Venue for Trial on Abuse in Iraq Is Rejected
New York Times – USA
… Gen. Thomas F. Metz, the officer in charge of convening courts-martial
in Iraq, denied the request in an e-mail message on May 14.…
www.nytimes.com/2004/05/22/international/middleeast/22ACCU.html?ex=1085803200&en=02ef8db2cf2cd517&ei=5062

US Probes 8 More Iraq, Afghan Prisoner Deaths
Reuters – USA
The Justice Department also said it had opened its first criminal investigation
of a civilian contractor in Iraq over possible mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5224815

SOUTH Korea to Send Survey Team to Iraq Next Week, Herald Says
Bloomberg – USA
May 22 (Bloomberg) — South Korea will send a survey team to Iraq next
week to complete arrangements for a deployment of Korean soldiers which
has been…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000080&sid=a9.naHSgysA4&refer=asia

US Military Jails Iraq Deserter
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
An American soldier who said he left his unit in Iraq in protest at an
“oil-driven‰ war has been sentenced to a year in jail and a bad conduct
discharge…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2961092

US soldier who deserted Iraq gets year in jail, bad conduct…
Calgary Sun – Calgary,Alberta,Canada
By RUSS BYNUM. FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) – A US soldier who said he left his unit in Iraq to protest an “oil-driven” war was … Mejia's commander in Iraq, Capt.…
cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/2004/05/21/468385-ap.html

37 deaths of detainees in Iraq, Afghanistan probed: Pentagon
Channel News Asia – Singapore
WASHINGTON : The US army has investigated the deaths of 37 detainees in
US custody in Iraq and Afghanistan since August 2002, including eight
pending cases…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/86270/1/.html

US arrests Sadr supporters in northern Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
… The chief US military spokesman in Iraq told a news conference in Baghdad
the Kirkuk detainees were suspected of involvement in numerous attacks,
including a…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1113705.htm

DOONESBURY' to run Iraq names, a la 'Nightline'
Arizona Republic – Phoenix,AZ,USA
… B. Trudeau on the day before Memorial Day will devote his comic strip
Doonesbury to listing US military personnel who have been killed during
the war in Iraq.…
www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/arizonaliving/articles/0522doonesbury.html

IRAQ Amputees Receive Prosthetic Hands
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
… Then, last year, after the US invasion of Iraq, a US television producer
named Don North tracked down seven of the victims and arranged to have
them taken to…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=04AB8619-23E6-4771-9CCEF7637C98D2E4

US Iraq Deaths
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
By The Associated Press. The military released 20 death certificates of
prisoners who died in US custody in Iraq and three in Afghanistan.…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/politics/wire/sns-ap-us-iraq-deaths,1,5531971.story?coll=sns-ap-politics-headlines

US Soldier Found Guilty of Deserting Iraq Unit
Reuters – USA
By Frederick Gleason. FORT STEWART, Ga. (Reuters) – A US soldier who said
he saw prisoners being abused in Iraq was convicted of desertion on Friday
for failing…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5224396

BUSH to Outline 'Clear Strategy for Iraq' in Prime Time Speech,…
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
President Bush on Monday will outline what the White House is calling a
clear strategy for Iraq, in a speech less than six weeks before the scheduled
handover…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=0D74B652-5D1C-42AD-A30238D70F8CA8F0

A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
As of Friday, May 21, 790 US service members have died since the beginning
of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Department
of Defense.…
www.boston.com/dailynews/142/nation/A_daily_look_at_U_S_military_d:.shtml

US Probes 8 More Iraq, Afghan Prisoner Homicides
Reuters – USA
The Justice Department also said it had opened its first criminal investigation
into a civilian contractor in Iraq over possible mistreatment of Iraqi
prisoners…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5224603

US Troop Presence Sparks Shi'ite Fury Beyond Iraq
Reuters – USA
… Shi'ite Muslims took to the streets in three Middle Eastern capitals
on Friday in sometimes violent protests against the US military presence
in Iraq's Shi'ite…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5224392

SOLDIER Found Guilty of Desertion in Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP)—A US soldier who said he left his unit in Iraq
to protest … Except the most important one—showing up.''. Mejia's commander
in Iraq, Capt.…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/National/AP.V8406.AP-Anti-War-Soldie.html

AMERICA'S elite hurting nation's resolve in Iraq
Straits Times – Singapore
… A failure of political or military nerve in Iraq will lead to a tectonic
shift in the world community, including the creation of a power vacuum
that will tempt…
straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/commentary/story/0,4386,252269,00.html

PENTAGON says 33 death cases being investigated in Iraq and…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) The Pentagon has begun criminal investigations of at least
37 deaths involving detainees held by US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan,
officials…
www.boston.com/dailynews/142/wash/Pentagon_says_33_death_cases_b:.shtml

NETHERLANDS to send helicopters, soldiers to Iraq
Xinhua – China
BRUSSELS, May 21 (Xinhuanet) — The Dutch government has decided to send
six Apache attack helicopters and 100 soldiers to Iraq, Radio Netherlands
reported on…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-05/22/content_1484018.htm

SEN. Chafee says Iraq trip has been canceled
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
PROVIDENCE, RI (AP) A planned trip to Iraq later this month by Sen. Lincoln
… Iraq. Chafee went to Iraq for the first time last October.…
www.boston.com/dailynews/142/region/Sen_Chafee_says_Iraq_trip_has_:.shtml

OVER 200,000 stage rally warning US against attacking Iraq holy…
Ha'aretz – Israel
… of the militant Hezbollah, turned out in Beirut Friday in a massive
show meant as a strong warning to the United States against attacking
holy sites in Iraq.…
www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/430500.html

POLL shows support waning for Iraq war
ABC Online – Australia
A new opinion poll has revealed a further decline in support for Australia's
military involvement in Iraq. The Morgan poll conducted…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1113659.htm

US Opens Criminal Investigation Over Iraq Abuse
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US government has opened its first criminal
investigation into a civilian contractor in Iraq over possible mistreatment
of Iraqi…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5224279

  
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