Iraq News and Information Links September 22 2004
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BUSH mocks Kerry's stand on Iraq; Kerry suggests Bush might bring…
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
— President Bush mocked John Kerry's fitness to be commander in chief Wednesday, saying the way to bring US troops home from Iraq ``is not to wilt or waver…

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IRAQ Beheading Claim Surfaces on Web Site
Moscow Times – Moscow,Russia
CAIRO, Egypt — An Islamic web site claimed that militants had killed a second American hostage in Iraq and threatened that a Briton kidnapped with him would…

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US says women prisoners in Iraq will not be released; tape shows…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A senior Iraqi official said Wednesday that a decision had been made to release a top female germ-warfare scientist for Saddam Hussein, but…

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IT'S Iran More Than Iraq
Christian Science Monitor – Boston,MA,USA
Two years from now, during either a Kerry or Bush presidency, Iran will probably be much more of a security issue for the United States than Iraq.…
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BRITISH hostage in Iraq begs Blair for help
Albawaba Middle East News – Amman,Middle East
British hostage in Iraq Ken Bigley has been shown pleading for his life on an Islamist website. Bigley, 62, begged British PM Tony…

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POST seeks details on soldiers charged with murder in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
TOPEKA, Kan. – Fort Riley officials were searching for answers Wednesday after two soldiers deployed in Iraq were charged with murdering three Iraqis.…

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GET real on Iraq
Straits Times – Singapore,Singapore
WHATEVER one might have thought of the United States-led invasion and occupation of Iraq, few would argue now that either Iraq or the world would be better off…

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CAR Bombs Kill And Injure Scores In Iraq
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
22 September 2004 — Two car bombs in Baghdad killed at least 11 people and injured some 50 others today. The first car bomb targeted…

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NATO agrees on Iraq trainers
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
BRUSSELS NATO allies agreed on Wednesday to send hundreds of instructors to run a training center for Iraq's armed forces. This…

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TURKEY vows to assure security of drivers in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
… Binali Yildirim said Wednesday the government is taking measures to assure the security of Turkish drivers shuttling between Turkey and Iraq, Anatolia News…

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2ND US hostage killed in Iraq
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
Militants in Iraq said they had beheaded a second US hostage and would kill British engineer Kenneth Bigley unless Iraqi women were freed from jail.…
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KERRY: Bush's Iraq, Domestic Policies 'Guesswork'
Reuters – USA
… Kerry on Wednesday dismissed President Bush's policies as guesswork and said his Republican rival lived in “fantasy land” on domestic issues as well as Iraq.…

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IT'S Iran More Than Iraq
Christian Science Monitor – Boston,MA,USA
Two years from now, during either a Kerry or Bush presidency, Iran will probably be much more of a security issue for the United States than Iraq.…
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US says women prisoners in Iraq will not be released; tape shows…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A senior Iraqi official said Wednesday that a decision had been made to release a top female germ-warfare scientist for Saddam Hussein, but…

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CAR Bombs Kill And Injure Scores In Iraq
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
22 September 2004 — Two car bombs in Baghdad killed at least 11 people and injured some 50 others today. The first car bomb targeted…

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TURKEY vows to assure security of drivers in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
… Binali Yildirim said Wednesday the government is taking measures to assure the security of Turkish drivers shuttling between Turkey and Iraq, Anatolia News…

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NATO agrees to set up military training center in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
… Member states of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) reached agreement Wednesday on establishing a military training center in Iraq for Iraqi…

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DEVELOPMENTS in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… are freed. _ The family of American hostage Jack Hensley said it received confirmation a headless body found in Iraq was his. _…

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THREE US soldiers killed in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) Three US Army soldiers were killed in separate incidents in northern Iraq on Wednesday, officials said. One soldier…

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KERRY: President Made 'Wrong Choices' in Iraq
NPR – Washington,D.C.,United States
Sept. 22, 2004 — As violence continues to escalate in Baghdad, Iraq remains a central issue in the presidential election. In an…

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CONCERN High for British Hostage in Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
US officials in Baghdad say they have no immediate plans to free two female Iraqi scientists in their custody, despite a demand for their release by kidnappers…

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BUSH defends Iraq invasion at UN
ABC Online – Australia
MARK COLVIN: The United States President, George Bush, has been defending his invasion of Iraq before the UN General Assembly. The…

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IRAQ lifts hopes for UK hostage
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Iraq's Justice Minister has pledged to release a high-profile woman prisoner and consider releasing a second in a last-minute concession that may save the life…

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TWO US soldiers killed in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) Two US Army soldiers were killed in separate incidents in northern Iraq on Wednesday, officials said. One soldier…

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NATO Allies OK Increase in Iraq Training
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
BRUSSELS, Belgium – NATO allies agreed Wednesday on plans to send hundreds of instructors to run a training center for Iraq's armed forces after easing French…

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IRAQ no place for Kiwis, says PM
Stuff.co.nz – New Zealand
Prime Minister Helen Clark has signalled that the violence in Iraq is likely to rule out the dispatch of civilian aid workers or more troops.…

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CANADIAN woman rescued in Iraq
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
A Canadian woman held hostage in northern Iraq has been freed after 16 days in captivity, the Chicago Sun-Times said today in a report from Iraq.…

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'IRAQ rebel recruits' probe opens
BBC News – London,England,UK
Prosecutors in France are investigating the possibility that French citizens are being recruited into the ranks of the insurgency in Iraq, officials say.…

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BUSH and Kerry are facing off, finally, on Iraq
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
UNITED NATIONS, New York To hear President Bush and John Kerry argue bitterly in the last two days about the American mission in Iraq is to wonder if they are…

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AL-QAEDA Group Kills a Second US Hostage in Iraq (Update3)
Bloomberg – United States
… Iraqi leaders and the US accuse the 37- year-old Jordanian of being behind numerous attacks in Iraq, including the assassination of Iraqi Governing Council…

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UK Muslims urge immediate release of UK hostage in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
… The British Network for Muslim andPublic Affairs (NMPA) issued a statement on Wednesday calling for the immediate release of British hostage Ken Bigley in Iraq…

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SEOUL puts 2,800 troops into northern Iraq base
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
SEOUL The much-delayed deployment of South Korea's brigade to Iraq has gone ahead, the Defense Ministry announced Wednesday in a move that is expected to…

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CAPTURED Canadian woman rescued in Iraq
The Globe and Mail (subscription) – Toronto,ON,Canada
A Canadian woman who was missing in northern Iraq for 16 days has been found by US Forces. Foreign Affairs Minister Pierre Pettigrew…

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POLL: Minnesotans divided equally on Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
ST. PAUL – Minnesotans are divided about equally into three camps in their view of the Iraq war, a new poll shows. The poll found…

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2 US Soldiers Charged with Murder in Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
US military officials say two soldiers serving in Iraq have been charged with premeditated murder in connection with the deaths of three Iraqi civilians.…

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FRANCE Probes Radicals Fighting in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,United States
PARIS – Prosecutors launched an investigation this week into suspicions that French Islamic radicals have gone to Iraq to fight with the resistance there…

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Q&A: War crippling Iraq's rebirth
CNN – USA
LONDON, England (CNN) — As well as causing huge numbers of casualties in Iraq, violence is taking its toil on reconstruction efforts and affecting morale.…

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KERRY finally draws a clear line on Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
With his latest clarification, Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry has at last created a clear contrast with President Bush on the war in Iraq.…

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IRAQ May Free Woman Prisoner, Briton Under Threat
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq's government said one of two women in US custody would be freed on Wednesday, but insisted the move was unrelated to the demands of…

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IRAQ promises to release one of two high-profile women prisoners
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
BAGHDAD Iraq promised Wednesday to release one of two high-profile women prisoners, but officials denied the decision was linked to demands by militants who…

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SECOND US hostage slain in Iraq
swissinfo – Switzerland
… regime. Prime Minister Tony Blair, US President George W. Bush and Iraq's interim prime minister, Iyad Allawi, have. repeatedly said…

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ALLAWI echoes optimistic view of Iraq in US visit
Salt Lake Tribune – Salt Lake City,UT,United States
WASHINGTON – The Bush administration began an intensive campaign this week to present Prime Minister Ayad Allawi of Iraq as the face of his nation and a symbol…

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DECAPITATED body found in Iraq
National Post – Canada
BAGHDAD — The US Embassy says a headless body was handed over to American authorities in Baghdad Wednesday morning. It's in the process of being identified.…

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SOUTH Korea completes deployment of 2,800 troops in Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
SEOUL : South Korea's defense ministry said it had completed the deployment of around 2,800 troops on a relief and rehabilitation mission to northern Iraq.…

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BLACK Hawk Crashes in Iraq; Three Wounded
ABC News – United States
BAGHDAD, Iraq Sept. 22, 2004 – A US Black Hawk helicopter crashed shortly after take off in southern Iraq, wounding three crew…

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KERRY Keys In on Bush's Iraq Record
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… John F. Kerry pressed his case Tuesday that President Bush was “in denial” about instability in Iraq, continuing his bid to shift the debate over the conflict…

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SECOND US Hostage Beheaded In Iraq
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,USA
22 (NNN): The second of two American hostages in Iraq has been beheaded by a militant outfit headed by Al Qaeda terror network ally Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Qatar…

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BRITAIN Hopes and Prays for Hostage in Iraq
Reuters – USA
LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) – Anxious Britons awaited news on Wednesday of hostage Kenneth Bigley after his captors in Iraq said they beheaded the second of…

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AS Iraq fighting goes on, is W to be LBJ's stepson?
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
By CRAGG HINES. It's supremely easy — and facile — for President Bush to ridicule John Kerry's shifting positions on the invasion of Iraq and its aftermath.…

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IRAQ Authorities to Free Female Prisoner
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Iraqi authorities together with US forces have decided to free one of only two high-profile women prisoners currently in American custody, a…

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HOSTAGE rescue team leaving Iraq
NEWS.com.au – Australia
A HOSTAGE rescue team will be pulled out of Iraq after Australian officials found no evidence two Australians had been kidnapped by terrorists.…

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FOUR troops die in Iraq
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
By The Associated Press and Los Angeles Times. BAGHDAD, Iraq — The US military yesterday announced the death of four troops during the past three days.…

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KERRY sharpens his attacks against Bush on Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,United States
BY EA TORRIERO AND RICK PEARSON. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – (KRT) – Determined to make Iraq a central theme in the campaign, Sen. John…

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WEB Site: 2nd US Hostage Killed in Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – An al-Qaida-linked group led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi claimed Tuesday to have killed the second of two American hostages – back-to-back slayings…

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IRAQ: There's No Turning Back, Says Bush
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
US president George Bush, defending his decision to invade Iraq, urged a vast assembly of world leaders to stand united with the country's struggling…

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ANOTHER US hostage killed in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
TONY EASTLEY: Another American hostage has reportedly been killed in Iraq after a 24-hour deadline set by the militant group holding him expired.…

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JAPAN may extend its Iraq deployment
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
Japan may extend its deployment of troops in southern Iraq if the security situation in the country does not change, a top government official said yesterday.…

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TROUBLEMAKING in Iraq is two-edged sword for Iran
Daily Times – Pakistan
By Alistair Lyon. THE temptation for Iran is clear. Inflict pain on the Americans in Iraq in response to mounting US pressure over Tehran's nuclear programme.…

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US embassy in Iraq condemns execution
Daily Times – Pakistan
BAGHDAD: The US embassy in Iraq denounced on Tuesday that the beheading of a US national by Islamic extremists suspected of links to the Al Qaeda terror…

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AMERICAN, Briton face beheading in Iraq
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
Militants led by Washington's top foe in Iraq said they would kill an American and a Briton yesterday unless their demands were met, a day after they released…

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IRAQ War Leads Jewish Voters To Kerry, Poll Finds
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) is gaining support among Jewish voters as growing numbers disapprove of President Bush's handling of the war in Iraq, according to a…

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AUSTRALIAN hostage team to remain in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
Prime Minister John Howard says a specialist team sent to Iraq to look into claims that two Australians were taken hostage will stay there until the matter is…
PRAYERS for British hostage in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
LIVERPOOL (Reuters) – The family of hostage Kenneth Bigley awaited news today after his captors in Iraq reportedly beheaded the second of two Americans who…

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EDITORIAL: Truth to power/Change course in Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
On Monday, John Kerry said it plain and said it loud: He would not have invaded Iraq. His … Bush addressed Iraq Monday as well. “Knowing…

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BUSH defends Iraq war
Reuters – London,England,UK
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Two years after warning the United Nations to act against Iraq or risk irrelevancy, President George W. Bush has defended the US-led…

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GOFF questions Iraq elections and effectiveness of UN
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
Foreign Affairs Minister Phil Goff believes it will be very difficult to establish the level of stability and security in Iraq necessary for elections to be…

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US Lawmakers See Iraq Documents on UN Oil for Food Program
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Three members of Congress just back from Iraq say documents relating to the former UN Oil for Food Program appear to be secure and under the control of the…

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DESPITE CHAOS IN IRAQ, BUSH STILL BELIEVES
Yahoo News – USA
… This is today, September 2004, with American elections only six weeks away, with Iraq (news – web sites) breaking down into covens of Islamic fanatics cutting…

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FROM Angola to Iraq, slain hostage from Michigan savored adventure
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
… in rural Michigan, Eugene Armstrong became a modern-day swashbuckler whose work in construction took him to war zones in Bosnia, Angola, and, finally, Iraq.…

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IRAQ MILESTONE
Yahoo News – USA
By William F. Buckley Jr. Well, John Kerry (news – web sites) has now taken a position on whether we should have gone into Iraq (news – web sites).…

  
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