Iraq News and Information Links June 22 2004
SOUTH Korean hostage beheaded in Iraq, three killed in Fallujah…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… to alleged Al-Qaeda operative Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi, beheaded a South
Korean hostage, in another display of butchery ahead of the return of
sovereignty to Iraq…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/91472/1/.html

SOUTH Korean hostage reported beheaded in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – A militant Islamic group linked to terrorist Abu
Musab al-Zarqawi beheaded its second hostage in as many months Tuesday.

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/8985919.htm

BLAIR faces by-election battle over Iraq war decision
Independent – London,England,UK
Tony Blair is facing a series of potentially damaging by-election battles
that are likely to put Labour on the defensive over his stance on Iraq.

news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/story.jsp?story=534259

TWO contractors killed in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
HOUSTON – Two truck drivers working for Halliburton subsidiary KBR were
killed this month in Iraq, the company has announced. Both…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/8985755.htm

KOREAN hostage in Iraq killed
Australian Financial Review (subscription) – Pyrmont,NSW,Australia
A South Korean hostage in Iraq was killed and his body was found between
Baghdad and Fallujah, west of the capital, South Korea said on Tuesday.

afr.com/articles/2004/06/23/1087844966622.html

FAMILY, comrades mourn death of Afghanistan, Iraq veteran
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… Paul R. Syverson III was two weeks into his third tour of duty in Iraq
when insurgents attacked Camp Anaconda, killing the Illinois native outside
a military…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/8985488.htm

SOUTH Korean hostage beheaded in Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… alleged al-Qaeda operative Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi, beheaded a South
Korean hostage, in another display of butchery ahead of the transfer of
sovereignty to Iraq.…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/91462/1/.html

IRAQ ministers told only US can impose martial law
Financial Times – London,England,UK
The US-led occupation authority in Baghdad has warned Iraq's interim government
not to carry out its threat of declaring martial law, insisting that only
the US…
news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1087373185393

IRAQ: 4 killed in Fallujah in US air strike
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
The United States forces in Iraq launched an air strike Tuesday in Fallujah
on a safe house used by followers of Jordanian terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi
– the…
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1087891964767

IRAQ Air Strike Targeted Zarqawi Safehouse -US Army
Reuters – USA
Brigadier General Mark Kimmitt, deputy director of operations for the US
military in Iraq, said in a statement the strike was based on “multiple
confirmations…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5486161

TEXANS killed in Iraq since war began
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… Wash. _April 19: Lance Cpl. Aaron C. Austin, 21, of Sunray, died from
hostile fire in the Al Anbar Province in western Iraq. Austin…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/8984722.htm

UPDATE: S. Korean Hostage Reported Killed in Iraq
NPR (audio) – USA
… Hahn of The Los Angeles Times, reporting from Baghdad, about the reported
beheading of a South Korean man captured and held hostage by Islamic militants
in Iraq…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/srfeature.php?wfid=1969357

JOHN Negroponte to Become US Ambassador to Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
When the US-led occupation of Iraq ends on June 30, administrator Paul
Bremer will be going home. After that, the top-ranking US…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=82D3F6AA-8278-4152-9F4C0786575A3A5D

HOSTAGE Executed as Soon as Gov't Rejected Iraq Deployment…
Chosun Ilbo – South Korea
… been learned that Kim Sun-il was executed as soon as the Korean government
refused to accept unacceptable demands that it cancel plans to send troops
to Iraq.…
english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200406/200406230002.html

HUNGARIAN Leader Pledges to Keep Troops in Iraq
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hungary will keep its troops in Iraq despite violence
there targeting allies of the United States, Hungarian Prime Minister
Peter…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5485616

S.KOREAN Hostage in Iraq Wins More Time – Mediator
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Militants threatening to behead a South Korean hostage
in Iraq unless Seoul withdraws its troops have agreed to allow more time
for talks…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5484286

SOUTH Korean held hostage in Iraq
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) ˜ Kidnappers of a South Korean businessman extended
their deadline for his execution, an intermediary said today, and the
Seoul government…
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_
Type1&c=Article&cid=1087899946374&call_pageid=968256289824&col=968705899037

DEMOCRATS Draw Lessons from Iraq
NDOL.org – USA
Recent events in Iraq have led to an intensive re-evaluation of the war
to topple Saddam Hussein. This re-evaluation has not included…
www.ndol.org/ndol_ci.cfm?kaid=131&subid=192&contentid=252723

STOCKS Decline as Iraq, Rate Fears Weigh
Reuters – USA
NEW YORK (Reuters) – US stocks retreated on Tuesday, hamstrung by worries
about rising interest rates and the US handover of power in Iraq next
week, which…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=businessNews&storyID=5484015

EXECUTION deadline extended for hostage in Iraq
Tucson Citizen – Tucson,AZ,USA
S. Korea will send 3,000 troops to Iraq despite threats by an Islamic group
to kill captive businessman. A South Korean medic gives…
www.tucsoncitizen.com/index.php?page=national&story_id=062204b1_iraqupdate

SOUTH Korean hostage in Iraq wins more time
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Militants threatening to behead a South Korean hostage in Iraq unless Seoul
pulls troops out of the country have agreed to give more time for talks
on his fate…
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/06/22/1087844941220.html

TOP Commanders in Iraq Will Testify in Abuse Cases
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
AGHDAD, Iraq, June 22 ˜ The top American commanders currently involved
in the Iraq war will have to submit to questioning by lawyers for two
servicemen…
www.nytimes.com/2004/06/22/international/middleeast/22CND-IRAQ.html

OIL Prices Fall As Iraq Exports Resume
AllAfrica.com – Africa
Oil prices eased yesterday as Iraq resumed limited crude exports from its
southern terminals after a six-day halt caused by sabotage attacks.…
allafrica.com/stories/200406220243.html

PAPERS prove al Qaeda-Iraq link, some say
Fort Worth Star Telegram (subscription) – Fort Worth,TX,USA
… with al Qaeda have been citing what they say is fresh evidence that
could help substantiate one of the administration's main justifications
for invading Iraq.…
www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/news/nation/8983779.htm

S. Korean Captive in Iraq Said Alive
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP)—Kidnappers of a South Korean businessman extended their
deadline for his execution, an intermediary said Tuesday, and the Seoul
government…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V7655.AP-Iraq.html

FRANCE Supports Cuts in Iraq's $122B Debt
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
PARIS (AP)—France does not support writing off Iraq's nearly $122 billion
in debt, though Paris will consider a substantial reduction, French officials
said…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V7814.AP-France-Iraq-Deb.html

UNITED Nations slams US over spending Iraq funds
MSNBC – USA
… In an interim report, obtained by the Financial Times, KPMG says the
Development Fund for Iraq, which is managed by the US-led Coalition Provisional
Authority…
msnbc.msn.com/id/5268885/

DOUBTS over British firm's Iraq deal
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… The contract – the largest single piece of the private-security pie
in Iraq so far handed out by the Pentagon – was awarded to the London-based
Aegis Defence…
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/06/22/1087844937502.html

SADDAM: Iraq Gets 'Legal' Custody
news4colorado.com – Denver,CO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CBS) The United States will hand legal custody of Saddam
Hussein and an undetermined number of former regime figures to the interim
Iraqi…
news4colorado.com/topstories/topstories_story_174104156.html

KOREAN media split on Iraq hostage
BBC News – London,England,UK
… Whereas some papers argue that South Korea's imminent dispatch of additional
troops to Iraq must not be affected by the hostage-taking, others attack
the…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3829023.stm

6/22/04 – IRAQ MOVES FORWARD
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
As Iyad Allawi, Iraq‚s interim prime minister, put it, “Anyone involved
in these attacks is nothing more than a traitor to the cause of Iraq‚s
freedom.…
www.voanews.com/Editorials/article.cfm?objectID=F80A0DBB-BC06-4D46-917F65AFBB5073EA

OIL Price Steady Amid Iraq Export Worries
Reuters – USA
… on Tuesday as traders weighed expectations of a rise in US stocks against
a Norwegian oil workers' strike and disappointing progress in Iraq's export
resumption…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=businessNews&storyID=5481834

IRAQ Kidnappers Extend Hostage's Deadline
Guardian – UK
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Kidnappers of a South Korean businessman extended
their deadline for his execution, an intermediary said Tuesday, as the
Seoul government…
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4232068,00.html

ACADEMIC killed in northern Iraq
BBC News – London,England,UK
… A lecturer from the same college was killed in January. Numerous academics
and intellectuals have been attacked in the acute insecurity of post-war
Iraq.…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3829487.stm

IRAQ auditor 'warns over fraud'
BBC News – London,England,UK
Iraq's governing authority has come under fire from a UN-mandated auditor
over how reconstruction money has been accounted for and allocated.…
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/3828879.stm

BLAST kills Iraq minister's bodyguard
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A car bomb has exploded in a Baghdad street as a convoy
of US troops and Iraqi police drove past, killing two Iraqi bystanders,
police say.…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=533731&section=news

CAPTORS extend deadline on Korean hostage in Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
SEOUL: Militants threatening to behead a South Korean hostage in Iraq have
agreed to give more time for talks, after meeting with an Iraqi mediator
working for…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/eastasia/view/91364/1/.html

LECTURER and Her Husband Murdered in Iraq – Police
Reuters – USA
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – Suspected assassins killed a university lecturer
and her husband in the latest attacks on prominent Iraqis in the northern
city of Mosul…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5480738

COALITION forces leader denies authorizing prisoner abuse in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The commander of coalition forces in Iraq is denying
that he had any involvement in authorizing prisoner abuse during interrogations.

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/8982774.htm

GRAHAM says Iraq needs more security
Charleston Post Courier (subscription) – Charleston,SC,USA
BY TERRY JOYCE. A lack of security remains Iraq's biggest problem and efforts
to train Iraqi police and the military may be falling short, US Sen.…
www.charleston.net/stories/062204/ter_22graham.shtml

WILL the Iraq handover make any difference?
BBC News – London,England,UK
The American occupation of Iraq formally ends on June 30, when power will
be transferred to an interim Iraqi government. There has…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/talking_point/3826023.stm

SOUTH Korean businessmen to leave Iraq by early July: minister
Channel News Asia – Singapore
SEOUL: All South Korean businessmen plan to leave Iraq by early July amid
fears of further kidnappings, a senior official said Tuesday.…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/91352/1/.html

REBUILDING Iraq brings frustration, doubts, and danger (partII)
Mathaba.Net – Africa
… He didn't know much about Iraq, but he felt certain the American occupation,
and his mission to oversee the country's university system, would be a
success.…
mathaba.net/0_index.shtml?x=56115

US overseer to define status of foreigners in Iraq this week
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : US overseer Paul Bremer will issue an order defining the status
of foreign troops and workers in Iraq within the next week, a senior official
in the…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/91343/1/.html

HEARING postponed for US soldier in Iraq leash photo
ABC Online – Australia
… act. Private England's lawyers have called their client a “poster child”
for the Bush administration's flawed Iraq war policies.…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200406/s1137938.htm

[NEWS FOCUS]Opposition grows to Iraq troops
Korea Herald – Seoul,South Korea
The kidnapping of Korean Kim Sun-il by militants in Iraq is reinforcing
cries for the government to reconsider its plan to send additional troops
to the war…
www.koreaherald.co.kr/SITE/data/html_dir/2004/06/23/200406230008.asp

TRUTH About Iraq Finally Has Its Pants On
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
“We have no credible evidence that Iraq and Al Qaeda cooperated on attacks
against the United States,” reports the staff of the bipartisan 9/11 commission
in…
www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-scheer22jun22,1,5819212.column?coll=la-news-comment-opinions

SOUTH Korean workers quit Iraq
BBC News – London,England,UK
South Korea plans to evacuate all its civilians working in Iraq by early
July, as the country waited for news about the fate of hostage Kim Sun-il.

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3828211.stm

GENERALS face grilling in Iraq abuse trial
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
… Charles Graner, 35, and Sgt. Javal Davis, 26, agreed yesterday that
top military commanders in the Iraq operation, including Gen.…
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=
Article&cid=1087855810102&call_pageid=968332188854&col=968350060724

WHERE are the women in the new Iraq?
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… The political and religious climate in Iraq practically guarantees
that if women are frozen out of the nascent Iraqi government today, their
chances of…
www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2004/06/22/where_are_the_women_in_the_new_iraq

FOUR Marines slain on Iraq patrol
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq ˜ Four US Marines were killed Monday in an ambush in Ramadi,
a hotbed of Sunni Muslim resistance to the US occupation.…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/8979725.htm

OIL prices fall as Iraq reopens one of two pipelines
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — World oil prices fell Monday as exports of Iraqi crude
oil resumed following repairs to a pipeline sabotaged by insurgents seeking
to…
www.indystar.com/articles/1/156808-9761-031.html

MOUNTING Iraq Casualties Hurting Bush ‚ s Support : Poll
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,USA
Washington, June 22 (NNN): Everyday mounting casualties in Iraq is greatly
hurting the support of President George Walker Bush, according to a poll
here.…
www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=062104111041

OFFICIALS skeptical of al-Qaida-Iraq tie
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
… allegations that Saddam Hussein worked with al-Qaida have cited what
they say is new evidence that could help substantiate one justification
for invading Iraq.…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/nation/8979475.htm

8 US Soldiers Among 17 Killed In Fresh Iraq Violence
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,USA
Baghdad, June 22 (NNN): Eight American soldiers were among 17 people killed
in fresh violence in Iraq during the past 24 hours.…
www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=062104111654

AL-JAZEERA Draws All Eyes over Abduction Case in Iraq
Korea Times – Seoul,South Korea
In the wake of ever-mounting concerns at home and abroad over the Korean
kidnapping case in Iraq, the Arab Satellite TV network, Al-Jazeera, has
again surfaced…
times.hankooki.com/lpage/200406/kt2004062214590510220.htm

INDY Marine Reserve unit prepares for 2nd Iraq trip
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
… He'll be back in Iraq in six to eight weeks. Guy … casualty. About
half of the 30 reservists are making their second deployment to Iraq.

www.indystar.com/articles/3/156922-7613-010.html

US Prepares for New Relationship with Sovereign Iraq
Chosun Ilbo – South Korea
… Mr. al-Atiyah says the handover of power to Iraqis does not mean an
end to what he calls a strategic marriage between Iraq's interim government
and Washington.…
english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200406/200406220022.html

POLL: Bush losing ground on Iraq
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
WASHINGTON — Public anxiety over mounting casualties in Iraq and doubts
about long-term consequences of the war continue to rise and have helped
to erase…
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/nation/2639634

HOSTAGE Situation Triggers Renewed Calls Against Sending Troops…
Chosun Ilbo – South Korea
The hostage situation in Iraq is renewing growing calls here in Korea against
sending more troops to Iraq. On Monday night, hundreds…
english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200406/200406220010.html

EIGHT US soldiers among 17 killed in Iraq
Hi Pakistan – Lahore,Pakistan
… The group said South Korea had 24 hours from Sunday night to withdraw
its decision last week to send troops to Iraq, al Jazeera said.…
www.hipakistan.com/en/detail.php?newsId=en68507&F_catID=&f_type=source

NO news from Iraq on Korea hostage
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Islamic militants in Iraq have threatened to behead
a South Korean hostage unless his country scraps plans to deploy more
troops — a…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=533318&section=news

CAUGHT by 9/11 panel in lie over Iraq-Al Qaeda ties, White House…
World Socialist
… The report, released last week, undermines the last remaining pretext
for the US invasion of Iraq˜Bush‚s claim that the war in Iraq is an
integral part of…
www.wsws.org/articles/2004/jun2004/bush-j22.shtml

NO News on Fate of Korean Under Iraq Death Threat
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Islamic militants in Iraq threatened to behead a South
Korean hostage unless his country scrapped plans to deploy more troops
— a demand…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5477465

OTHER developments in Iraq
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
… Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, commander of US ground troops in Iraq. Pohl rejected
motions Monday to compel testimony from Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

www.freep.com/news/nw/iside22_20040622.htm

CRUDE Oil Little Changed After Plunging as Iraq Resumes Exports
Bloomberg – USA
June 22 (Bloomberg) — Crude oil futures were little changed after plunging
almost 3 percent yesterday as Iraq resumed exports through one of two
pipelines…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000100&sid=ap7ygxVD.UuE&refer=germany

HEARING postponed for US soldier in Iraq leash photo
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
… The photographs, which emerged in April, prompted worldwide protest
against the US treatment of Iraqi prisoners and hurt US efforts to stabilise
Iraq and “win…
www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=3574078&reportid=562588&thesection=news&thesubsection=world

BAY Area soldier dies in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
– Army Spc. Thai Vue was killed in a mortar attack in Iraq, where he was
serving with a military police unit, Defense Department officials said
Monday.…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/8980369.htm

MARINE Reserve division readies for 2nd Iraq trip
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
Thirty Marine reservists based in Indianapolis reported for duty Monday
as they prepared for deployment to Iraq. The same outfit…
www.indystar.com/articles/4/156814-5774-102.html

S Korea firm on Iraq despite hostage
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
South Korea said yesterday it will go ahead with its plan to send troops
to Iraq despite the abduction of a South Korean man and the televised
broadcast of his…
www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2004/06/22/2003176024

ROH set to defy kidnappers over troops to Iraq
Financial Times – London,England,UK
South Korea's President Roh Moo-hyun yesterday vowed to press ahead with
plans to dispatch 3,600 more troops to Iraq in spite of a threat by al-Qaeda-linked

news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1087373167234

IRAQ casualties hurting support for Bush
Rediff – Mumbai,India
Public anxiety over mounting casualties in Iraq and doubts about the long-term
consequences of the war continue to rise in the United States and have
helped…
in.rediff.com/news/2004/jun/22us.htm

REBELS in Iraq kill 4 Marines
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq ˆ Insurgents gunned down four US Marines west of Baghdad
on Monday, and South Korea said it would go ahead with plans to send thousands
more…
www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/world/stories/062204dnintiraqrdp.11490.html

FOUR US troops killed in Iraq attack
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
RAMADI: Four US soldiers and five civilians were killed in separate incidents
in Iraq yesterday. Four US Marines were killed in…
www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=85017&Sn=WORL&IssueID=27094

MILITANTS Threaten to Kill Korean Hostage in Iraq
ABC News – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Islamic militants in Iraq threatened to behead a South
Korean hostage by Monday night unless his country scrapped plans to send
3,000 more…
www.abcnews.go.com/wire/US/reuters20040621_303.html

SENATOR Seeks to Keep US Auditors on Job in Iraq
ABC News – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US auditors checking for waste and fraud in Iraq
reconstruction contracts should not be allowed to simply “disappear” when
the US-led…
www.abcnews.go.com/wire/Politics/reuters20040621_472.html

ALL Korean businessmen out of Iraq by early July: official
Xinhua – China
SEOUL, June 22 (Xinhuanet) — All South Korean businessmen will be evacuated
from Iraq by early July, following the kidnapping of a South Korean in
Iraq, said…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/22/content_1539163.htm

ISRAEL training Kurdish commandos in Iraq: report
ABC Online – Australia
Israel has operatives training commando units in Kurdish areas of US-occupied
Iraq, an alignment with the Kurds that gives Israel “eyes and ears” in
Iraq, Iran…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200406/s1137416.htm

IRAQI election workers begin workshop in Iraq
Xinhua – China
… A team of Iraqi election workers began their three-week training here
Monday to learn international experience in organizing free and fair elections
in Iraq.…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/22/content_1539186.htm

MAJORITY of Americans believe Iraq war not worth fighting: poll
Channel News Asia – Singapore
WASHINGTON : Fifty-two percent of Americans believe the Iraq war was not
worth fighting in what amounts to a repudiation of President George W.
Bush's argument…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/91293/1/.html

TRANSITIONAL insecurity on Iraq's streets
United Press International – USA
By P. Mitchell Prothero. BAGHDAD, Iraq, June 21 (UPI) — “No, we can't
do it here, we were here last week for two hours and only found two pistols,”
Sgt.…
www.upi.com/view.cfm?StoryID=20040621-041713-3890r

IRAQ, Al Qaeda, and what constitutes a 'relationship'
Christian Science Monitor – USA
… Last week, the 9/11 Commission released a report saying, among other
things, that there was no “collaborative relationship” between Al Qaeda
and Iraq.…
www.csmonitor.com/2004/0622/p09s01-codc.html

IRAQ police to get weapons and training in Najaf
ABC Online – Australia
HAMISH ROBERTSON: The commander of the US military program to arm and train
Iraq's new security forces has promised a flow of weapons to Iraqi police
around…
www.abc.net.au/am/content/2004/s1137201.htm

OIL prices fall after Iraq repairs
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… The news has been exports from Iraq resuming – it caused prices to
fall back a little bit initially,” said Commerzbank analyst David Thomas.

www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/06/22/1087844899030.html

  
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