Iraq News and Information Links May 23 2004
US forces kill 32 in Iraq mosque battle as political costs mount…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
KUFA, Iraq : US-led forces killed 32 Iraqis when they raided a mosque in
the holy city of Kufa, but despite a string of tactical victories the
political costs…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/86484/1/.html

ARABS rule out joining US in Iraq
The Australian – Australia
ARAB countries would refrain from sending troops to Iraq as long as US-led
coalition forces occupied the country, Arab League Secretary General Amr
Mussa said…
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,9647199%255E1702,00.html

AT Least 34 Dead in Iraq Clashes
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
BAGHDAD (Aljazeera.Net) — US air strikes and clashes overnight between
occupation troops and fighters loyal to Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr in
and around the…
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=5/24/2004&Cat=2&Num=017

RECRUITING Indian ex-servicemen to police Iraq
Times of India – India
Iraq may seem like a dangerous minefield to the world at large, but it
could well give thousands of Indian ex-servicemen a new lease of life.

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/693861.cms

BUSH To Speak About Iraq Power Transfer
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
President Bush delivers a speech Monday on plans for the transfer of power
in Iraq. It will be an unusual evening address delivered…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=CA278B6F-8847-4F1E-BEF1D5DC74439949

IRGC Commander Calls Occupation of Iraq Biggest US Mistake
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
TEHRAN (Xinhuanet) — An Iranian commander said here Sunday that the military
occupation of Iraq has been the biggest mistake made by Washington.…
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=5/24/2004&Cat=2&Num=018

WAR in Iraq hits budgets of California governments
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… CHP Capt. Steve Beeuswaert said three patrol officers of the 106 in
his Santa Ana office are now serving in Iraq. “We just run short,” he
said.…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/states/california/the_valley/8740555.htm

MISSOURI National Guard unit says guarding civilian contractors…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
(AP) Members of a National Guard unit assigned to protect civilian contractors
in Iraq says the … Civilian contractors have come under fire in Iraq
recently.…
www.boston.com/dailynews/144/nation/Missouri_National_Guard_unit_s:.shtml

IRAQ Donors Conference Opens In Qatar
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
23 May 2004 — Representatives from donor states and international organizations
met today in Qatar at a conference on assistance to Iraq.…
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/05/76312255-26ec-4eae-8783-1c837d5395f7.html

US troops kill 32 in Iraq;
Philippine Daily Inquirer – Makati City,Philippines
… While there was no armed presence in Karbala Sunday, the US-led coalition
in Iraq braced for a surge in violence in the restive country ahead of
a June 30…
www.inq7.net/wnw/2004/may/24/wnw_1-1.htm

ALABAMA poll finds fewer confident on US-Iraq effort
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… and continued fighting, fewer than half of Alabamians in a new statewide
poll believe the efforts by the United States to bring stability to Iraq
are working.…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/8740425.htm

IRAQ troops to get immunity
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
US and British soldiers in Iraq will retain immunity from prosecution after
the handover of power in the country, according to newspaper reports.

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/05/
23/uiraq.xml&sSheet=/portal/2004/05/23/ixportaltop.html

IRAQ loses to Trinidad in soccer tuneup
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
WEST BROMWICH, England˜Iraq's revived national soccer team lost 2-0 to
Trinidad and Tobago today in an exhibition game leading to the Athens
Olympics and…
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/
Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1085310064433&call_pageid=968867503
640&col=1053692575155

US General Denies He Witnessed Iraq Prison Abuse
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
The US military command today branded as false a news report that the top
US general in Iraq was present during some interrogations at the Abu Ghraib
prison…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2965336

IRAN warns US over Iraq
News24 – South Africa
Tehran – Iran has sent a “formal warning” to the United States over American
policy in neighbouring Iraq, foreign ministry spokesperson Hamid Reza
Asefi said…
www.news24.com/News24/World/Iraq/0,,2-10-1460_1531289,00.html

BUSH to Outline Plans for Transfer of Power in Iraq
NPR (audio) – USA
William Cohen and Lord George Robertson join NPR's Scott Simon to discuss
what measures the president might take, and how they would affect life
in Iraq.…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1906559

RUMSFELD bans camera phones in Iraq: report
ABC Online – Australia
Mobile phones fitted with digital cameras have been banned in United States
Army installations in Iraq on orders from Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld,
The…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1114150.htm

SOLDIER opposed to Iraq war jailed for desertion
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
A military jury has found a sergeant guilty of desertion at a court martial
in Fort Stewart, Georgia, because he refused to return to Iraq, saying
he objected…
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/05/23/1085250871056.html
CAR bomb hurts Iraq minister
Columbia Daily Tribune – Columbia,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – A suicide car bomber killed four people and slightly
wounded a deputy interior minister yesterday in the second such attack
on a senior…
www.columbiatribune.com/2004/May/20040523News026.asp

IRAN tells US to pull out of Iraq
BBC News – London,England,UK
The Iranian foreign ministry has sent a warning message to the US, criticising
its policy in Iraq. A spokesman said Iran wanted…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3740027.stm

US Lists Falluja Lynch Suspects for Iraq Police
Reuters – USA
FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – US forces handed a list of 25 suspects in the
lynching of four American contractors in Falluja to Iraqi police Sunday,
a sign of…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5227632

AMERICA'S 'best friend in Iraq' has suddenly become very…
The Australian – Australia
THE man the Pentagon once regarded as its best friend in Iraq is fighting
for his political future amid allegations he has passed US military secrets
to Iran.…
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,9645199%255E28737,00.html

US Troops Storm Mosque in Attack on Iraq Militia
Reuters – USA
KUFA, Iraq (Reuters) – US tanks, ground troops and aircraft launched a
major offensive against Iraqi Shi'ite militia Sunday, killing about 20
in one raid on a…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5227873

US Army Denies Report General Knew of Iraq Abuse
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US army dismissed a report in the Washington
Post Sunday that suggested the US commander in overall charge in Iraq
was present…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5227874

BUSH Prepares to Outline Iraq Policy
NPR (audio) – USA
… Pa. — President Bush will outline his Iraq policy. … It will be
the first of a series of major speeches by Mr. Bush on Iraq. Monday…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1906887

IRAQ Situation Creates Pessimism at Pentagon
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: Tensions are high at the Pentagon amid continuing military
difficulties in Iraq and the prison-abuse scandal at Abu Ghraib.…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1906889

US, UK Put Finishing Touches to Draft Resolution on Iraq
Bloomberg – USA
May 23 (Bloomberg) — Britain and the US are at an advanced stage in negotiating
a draft resolution on Iraq to be put before the United Nations Security

quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000102&sid=aJDlRKF2_otE&refer=uk

US denies General knew about Iraq abuse
swissinfo – Switzerland
charge in Iraq was present during some of the alleged abuse of detainees
at Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison. the jail during some “interrogations…
www.swissinfo.org/sen/swissinfo.html?siteSect=143&sid=4953233

IRAQ loses right to sue coalition troops over war crimes: report
Xinhua – China
LONDON, May 23 (Xinhuanet) — British and United States troops in Iraq
were to be granted immunity from prosecution in the country after the
crucial June 30…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-05/24/content_1485763.htm

NEWSWEEK COVER: 'Our Con Man in Iraq'
Yahoo News (press release) – USA
… American intelligence is particularly concerned with Chalabi's former
top intelligence chief, Aras Habib, who seems to have disappeared from
Iraq.…
biz.yahoo.com/prnews/040523/nysu017a_1.html

COALITION Forces Seek Immunity from Iraq Laws
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
British officials are pressing for early agreement in the United Nations
to ensure that UK forces in Iraq could not face prosecution by the new
Iraqi…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2966103

US-BRITISH Troops To Enjoy Immunity In Iraq
Islam Online – UK
CAIRO, May 23 (IslamOnline.net) ˆ Anglo-American occupation troops in
Iraq are to enjoy immunity from being prosecuted in Iraq after the planned
power…
www.islam-online.net/English/News/2004-05/23/article02.shtml

RUMSFELD bans camera phones in Iraq
NEWS.com.au – Australia
MOBILE phones fitted with digital cameras have been banned in US army installations
in Iraq on orders from Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, The Business

news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,9643950%255E401,00.html

FIGHTING kills 20, wounds 54 in Iraq city of Kufa: military,…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
KUFA, Iraq : Twenty people were killed in a fierce battle between coalition
troops and militiamen at a mosque compound in the central Iraqi city of
Kufa, the US…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/86447/1/.html

MILITARY defends airstrike in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – At the site where a US airstrike killed 40 people Wednesday,
troops found ``terrorist manuals,'' machines for making fake IDs, battery
packs…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/8737444.htm

SUICIDE car bomb kills four in Iraq
Calgary Sun – Calgary,Alberta,Canada
… The group's leader is believed to be Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a Jordanian
wanted by the US for organizing al-Qaida operations in Iraq and suspected
of beheading…
www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/CalgarySun/News/2004/05/23/470069.html

BUSH: Look ahead, not back in Iraq
Salt Lake Tribune – Salt Lake City,UT,USA
… campaign Monday night to shift attention from recent setbacks that
have eroded domestic and international support for US policy in Iraq,
particularly the Abu…
www.sltrib.com/2004/May/05232004/nation_w/168972.asp

US disoriented, struggling on Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
… experts in Washington are driving home the notion that the Bush team
is disoriented and struggling to develop its declared goal of a stable,
democratic Iraq .…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/59CD1734-5384-4435-B76E-1C3928ACD044.htm

AMERICA'S credibility in Iraq `hanging by a thread'
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
BAGHDAD — As the mishaps, mistakes and embarrassments pile up for US forces
in Iraq, what little faith existed in America's ability to resolve the
country's…
www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0405230340may
23,1,3362979.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

'TORIES opportunistic over Iraq'
BBC News – London,England,UK
The Tories are guilty of “chicanery and blatant opportunism” when it comes
to Iraq, says Charles Kennedy. The Lib Dem leader went…
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/3739781.stm

SOLDIER who left Iraq unit gets 1 year in jail, has 'no regrets'
Chicago Sun Times – Chicago,IL,USA
FORT STEWART, Ga. — 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.suntimes.com/output/iraq/cst-nws-desert23.html

US Troops, Iraq Militia Clash in Holy Cities
Reuters – USA
KUFA, Iraq (Reuters) – US air strikes and fighting between US troops and
Shi'ite militia around the Iraqi shrine city of Najaf killed at least
34 people…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5227198

IRAQ Coalition Forces For Immunity After June 30: Report
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,USA
Baghdad, May 23 (NNN): Faced with recent outcry over tales of torture in
Gulf nation‚s prisons, the coalition in Iraq wants its troops to remain
immune from…
www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=052304014308

US Troops, Iraq Militia Battle Around Najaf
Reuters – USA
NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) – US air strikes and heavy fighting between US armored
units and Iraqi Shi'ite militia in the holy city of Najaf killed at least
14…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5226987

ASIA speaks up on US actions in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BEIJING ˜ The scandal over US abuse of prisoners in Iraq has given China
a chance to disparage Washington's human rights record, and it has done
so with…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/8733875.htm

THE Hidden Cost of Iraq War
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… SACRAMENTO ˜ It won't show up on the Defense Department's budget,
but the prolonged US occupation of Iraq is beginning to burden state and
local governments…
www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-guard23may23,1,4558741.story?coll=la-home-local

IN Iraq, Army of Private Contractors Is Set to Stay Entrenched
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… from the headlines, not to mention the photographs, the outlook would
seem ominous for US contractors that provide support services to the military
in Iraq.…
www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-flan23may23,1,1673997.column?coll=la-headlines-business

SET Out a Clear Plan for Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… A White House spokesman said the address would provide “a clear strategy”
for Iraq. That is a momentous promise in a sea of generalities.…
www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-iraq23may23,1,3859745.story

TROOPS May Be Immune from Iraq Laws
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… abuse of prisoners by American forces and alleged mistreatment at the
hands of British troops, coalition forces will be protected from legal
action in Iraq. ..
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2964593

CHANGE of Venue Rejected for Iraq Case
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
BALTIMORE – 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 Ghraib…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A48828-2004May22.html

CHELMSFORD Marine reported killed in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
A Marine corporal from Chelmsford was killed in Iraq on Friday, two weeks
short of his 26th birthday, US Representative Martin T. Meehan said in
statement…
www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/20
04/05/23/chelmsford_marine_reported_killed_in_iraq

US-BRITISH Troops To Enjoy Immunity In Iraq
Islam Online – UK
CAIRO, May 23 (IslamOnline.net) ˆ Anglo-American occupation troops in
Iraq are to enjoy immunity from being prosecuted in Iraq after the planned
power…
www.islam-online.net/English/News/2004-05/23/article02.shtml

RUMSFELD bans camera phones in Iraq
NEWS.com.au – Australia
MOBILE phones fitted with digital cameras have been banned in US army installations
in Iraq on orders from Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, The Business

news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,9643950%255E401,00.html

FIGHTING kills 20, wounds 54 in Iraq city of Kufa: military,…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
KUFA, Iraq : Twenty people were killed in a fierce battle between coalition
troops and militiamen at a mosque compound in the central Iraqi city of
Kufa, the US…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/86447/1/.html

MILITARY defends airstrike in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – At the site where a US airstrike killed 40 people Wednesday,
troops found ``terrorist manuals,'' machines for making fake IDs, battery
packs…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/8737444.htm

SUICIDE car bomb kills four in Iraq
Calgary Sun – Calgary,Alberta,Canada
… The group's leader is believed to be Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a Jordanian
wanted by the US for organizing al-Qaida operations in Iraq and suspected
of beheading…
www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/CalgarySun/News/2004/05/23/470069.html

BUSH: Look ahead, not back in Iraq
Salt Lake Tribune – Salt Lake City,UT,USA
… campaign Monday night to shift attention from recent setbacks that
have eroded domestic and international support for US policy in Iraq,
particularly the Abu…
www.sltrib.com/2004/May/05232004/nation_w/168972.asp

US disoriented, struggling on Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
… experts in Washington are driving home the notion that the Bush team
is disoriented and struggling to develop its declared goal of a stable,
democratic Iraq .…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/59CD1734-5384-4435-B76E-1C3928ACD044.htm

AMERICA'S credibility in Iraq `hanging by a thread'
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
BAGHDAD — As the mishaps, mistakes and embarrassments pile up for US forces
in Iraq, what little faith existed in America's ability to resolve the
country's…
www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-040523
0340may23,1,3362979.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

'TORIES opportunistic over Iraq'
BBC News – London,England,UK
The Tories are guilty of “chicanery and blatant opportunism” when it comes
to Iraq, says Charles Kennedy. The Lib Dem leader went…
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/3739781.stm

SOLDIER who left Iraq unit gets 1 year in jail, has 'no regrets'
Chicago Sun Times – Chicago,IL,USA
FORT STEWART, Ga. — 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.suntimes.com/output/iraq/cst-nws-desert23.html

US Troops, Iraq Militia Clash in Holy Cities
Reuters – USA
KUFA, Iraq (Reuters) – US air strikes and fighting between US troops and
Shi'ite militia around the Iraqi shrine city of Najaf killed at least
34 people…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5227198

IRAQ Coalition Forces For Immunity After June 30: Report
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,USA
Baghdad, May 23 (NNN): Faced with recent outcry over tales of torture in
Gulf nation‚s prisons, the coalition in Iraq wants its troops to remain
immune from…
www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=052304014308

US Troops, Iraq Militia Battle Around Najaf
Reuters – USA
NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) – US air strikes and heavy fighting between US armored
units and Iraqi Shi'ite militia in the holy city of Najaf killed at least
14…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5226987

ASIA speaks up on US actions in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BEIJING ˜ The scandal over US abuse of prisoners in Iraq has given China
a chance to disparage Washington's human rights record, and it has done
so with…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/8733875.htm

THE Hidden Cost of Iraq War
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… SACRAMENTO ˜ It won't show up on the Defense Department's budget,
but the prolonged US occupation of Iraq is beginning to burden state and
local governments…
www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-guard23may23,1,4558741.story?coll=la-home-local

IN Iraq, Army of Private Contractors Is Set to Stay Entrenched
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… from the headlines, not to mention the photographs, the outlook would
seem ominous for US contractors that provide support services to the military
in Iraq.…
www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-flan23may23,1,1673997.column?coll=la-headlines-business

SET Out a Clear Plan for Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… A White House spokesman said the address would provide “a clear strategy”
for Iraq. That is a momentous promise in a sea of generalities.…
www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-iraq23may23,1,3859745.story

TROOPS May Be Immune from Iraq Laws
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… abuse of prisoners by American forces and alleged mistreatment at the
hands of British troops, coalition forces will be protected from legal
action in Iraq. ..
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2964593

CHANGE of Venue Rejected for Iraq Case
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
BALTIMORE – 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 Ghraib…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A48828-2004May22.html

CHELMSFORD Marine reported killed in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
A Marine corporal from Chelmsford was killed in Iraq on Friday, two weeks
short of his 26th birthday, US Representative Martin T. Meehan said in
statement…
www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2
004/05/23/chelmsford_marine_reported_killed_in_iraq

QUIT Iraq if you can!
Trinidad & Tobago Express – Trinidad and Tobago
The incandescent rage which the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandals have provoked
in the Arab street has made it clear that Iraq will not be easily pacified
All…
www.trinidadexpress.com/index.pl/article_opinion?id=23342672

IRAQ Setbacks Change Mood in Washington
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… WASHINGTON ˜ President Bush is hearing increasingly bleak warnings
that the US occupation of Iraq is heading for failure ˜ from Republican
and Democratic…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-fg-iraqassess
23may23,1,3465741.story?coll=la-home-headlines

IRAQ occupation has affirmed the Islamic world's worst fears
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
… The stakes in Iraq — for which the Abu Ghraib prison has tragically
become the metaphor — are not just the future of a fragile oil-rich country
or America's…
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/editorial/outlook/2586761

REPORT Links US General to Iraq Prison Abuse Case
Reuters – USA
… Robert Shuck, was told that Sanchez, the highest-ranking US military
officer in Iraq, and other senior officials were aware of what was taking
place at Abu…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5226827

IN Iraq, course needed altering so it could be stayed
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
… However, Bush and his administration deserve credit for belatedly acknowledging
problems in Iraq they had not foreseen and acting to counter them.…
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/editorial/2585445

CAMP Lejeune Marine corporal dies in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
BOSTON – A Marine corporal has died in Iraq less than two weeks from his
26th birthday. Cpl. Andrew Zabierek, 25, died Friday south…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/8735084.htm

THE cost of stabilizing Iraq; we need details
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WHETHER YOU agree with the war in Iraq or not, it is now clear that the
occupation plan was supremely flawed. Its hallmarks — arrogance…
www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/letters/articles/2004/0
5/23/the_cost_of_stabilizing_iraq_we_need_details

MEDIA'S flawed image of Iraq
eTaiwan News – Taipei,Taiwan
To the casual observer, the situation in Iraq is bleak, the Iraqi people
don't really want democracy, and the only worthwhile story is the brutality
and…
www.etaiwannews.com/Opinion/2004/05/23/1085282466.htm

IN sworn statement, soldier charged in Iraq abuse provides…
Pittsburgh Post Gazette – Pittsburgh,PA,USA
… England, the target of international scorn for gleefully posing in
photographs with sexually humiliated detainees at Abu Ghraib prison in
Iraq, has provided…
www.post-gazette.com/pg/04144/320722.stm

IRAQ war's costs spiral beyond 1991 Gulf War
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
The price of the bloodier-than-predicted war and occupation of Iraq is
nearing twice that of the 1991 Gulf War, and the economic consequences
are complex and…
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/05/23/1085250859967.html

ANTI-WAR protesters demand pullout of American troops from Iraq
Bonita Daily News – Naples,FL,USA
Demanding the immediate pullout of American troops from Iraq, a group of
anti-war protesters were determined to send a message to the Bush administration

www.naplesnews.com/npdn/news/article/0,2071,NPDN_14940_2907141,00.html

PRESIDENT Plans Drive to Rescue Iraq Policy
Washington Post – USA
The White House then intends to circulate this week a draft UN resolution
on post-occupation Iraq, wrap up negotiations with Iraqis on an interim
government…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A48487-2004May22.html

CANDIDATES wrestle with Iraq
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer – Columbus,GA,USA
WASHINGTON – (KRT) – President Bush's political fate, linked ever more
tightly to the course of the war in Iraq, might put him in the worst possible
situation…
www.ledger-enquirer.com/mld/ledgerenquirer/news/politics/8734248.htm

IRAQ war's financial costs spiral beyond 1991 Gulf War bill
Channel News Asia – Singapore
WASHINGTON : The price of the bloodier-than-predicted war and occupation
of Iraq is nearing twice that of the 1991 Gulf War, and the economic consequences
are…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world_business/view/86380/1/.html

PRESIDENT Plans Drive to Rescue Iraq Policy
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… campaign tomorrow night to shift attention from recent setbacks that
have eroded domestic and international support for US policy in Iraq,
particularly the Abu…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A48487-2004May22.html

LAWYER says he was told top US general in Iraq knew of prison…
USA Today – USA
… commander of the military police company assigned to the Abu Ghraib
prison near Baghdad has said he will testify that the top US general in
Iraq was present…
www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2004-05-22-prison-abuse_x.htm

FOUR killed in Iraq suicide bombing targeting deputy interior…
Winnipeg Sun – Winnipeg,Manitoba,Canada
… Bodyguards fired on the bomber's car as it approached, said Brig.-Gen.
Mark Kimmitt, the chief US military spokesman in Iraq. Three…
cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/2004/05/22/469593-ap.html

CRUSH the Insurgents in Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… battles. The central battle in the war on terror is Iraq. … prospects.
Today there is considerable despair over the situation in Iraq.…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A46730-2004May21.html

BUSH to lay out “clear strategy” for Iraq
Times of India – India
CRAWFORD, Texas : Facing criticism that Iraq is adrift in violence and
scandal, US President George W. Bush will lay out what aides call a “clear
strategy” for…
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/692815.cms

US Forces, Iraq Cleric's Militia Battle in Kufa
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. AGHDAD (AP)—Fighting flared anew in the Iraqi
Shiite holy city of Najaf and nearby Kufa between US soldiers…
www.nytimes.com/2004/05/22/international/middleeast/23WIRE-KUFA.html

Œ Iraq prison torture was for fun‚
Daily Times – Pakistan
WASHINGTON: US soldiers who abused prisoners in Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq
were not always preparing them for interrogation but were punishing them
or simply…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_23-5-2004_pg4_1

GADHAFI, Arab leaders, for UN in Iraq
United Press International – USA
TUNIS, Tunisia, May 22 (UPI) — Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi said Saturday
that United Nations peacekeepers should watch over Iraq rather than the
US-led…
www.upi.com/view.cfm?StoryID=20040522-022944-7414r

FORMER foreign minister cashes in on Iraq crisis
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… company headed by former Foreign Secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind is making
millions from a contract to protect Foreign Office staff working in Iraq,
it emerged…
news.scotsman.com/politics.cfm?id=586032004

37 detainee deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan probed
Daily Times – Pakistan
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 that…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_23-5-2004_pg7_49

MARINES, Iraq vets compete at US Olympic wrestling trials
USA Today – USA
INDIANAPOLIS ˜ Miriam Jenkins and Al Sankey, both sergeants in the US
Marines and veterans of the Iraq war, came up short of their goals in
this weekend's…
www.usatoday.com/sports/olympics/summer/athens/2004-05-22-marines-wrestling_x.htm

BLAIR wants Nato to take control of southern Iraq
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
Tony Blair will call this week for a British-led Nato rapid reaction force
to take control of the whole of southern Iraq. In a move…
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/05/23/nirq23.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/05/23/ixnewstop.html

HONDURAN Soldiers Home Early From Iraq
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
ALMEROLA BASE, Honduras, May 21 (Reuters) ˜ Hundreds of Honduran troops
have returned home from Iraq, cutting short their tour by more than a
month amid…
www.nytimes.com/2004/05/23/international/americas/23HOND.html

IRAQ will be sovereign: Powell
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… We fully support the United Nations' efforts in Iraq… … We will
stay the course in Iraq and are committed to success,” Powell wrote.…
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/05/23/1085250856176.html

BILL Clinton attacks Bush over Iraq
Independent – London,England,UK
Bill Clinton said yesterday that the UN, not America, should be taking
Iraq towards democracy, and that George Bush erred in forcing out UN weapons
inspectors…
news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/story.jsp?story=524022

IRAQ: The Wedding Party Massacre
Sunday Herald – Glasgow,Scotland,UK
… Many of their guests died as well, as did the band of musicians who
played throughout the wedding and one of Iraq‚s most popular singers,
Hussein al-Ali from…
www.sundayherald.com/42229

  
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