Iraq News and Information Links April 24 2004
RENEWED bloodshed kills 45 in Iraq, including six US soldiers
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : Violence flared in Iraq, claiming the lives of 45 people including
six American soldiers, while a US general warned that troops were ready
to resume…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/81730/1/.html

SUICIDE Boat Raids Target Iraq Oil, Two Killed
Reuters – USA
BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) – Suicide bombers launched three coordinated boat
attacks on Iraq's vital southern Basra offshore oil export terminal on
Saturday…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=4929799&section=news

SEABEES bound for home from Iraq look forward to love and hot…
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
CAMP WOLVERINE, Kuwait – (KRT) – Many troops liken their existence in Iraq
to the movie "Groundhog Day," where the character wakes up each morning
to relive…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/8512058.ht

MULTIPLE Deadly Attacks in Iraq
580 CFRA Radio – Ottawa,Ontario,Canada
With a fragile ceasefire in the cities of Najaf and Fallujah, the violence
continues to rage on in Iraq this weekend. Volleys of…
www.cfra.com/headlines/index.asp?cat=2&nid=13848

SUICIDE Boats Attack Iraq's Vital Oil Terminal
Reuters – USA
BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) – Suicide bombers launched three boat attacks on
Iraq's crucial Basra offshore oil terminal on Saturday, but the British
military said…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=4929710

IRAQ War Saudis
KVOA.com – Tucson,AZ,USA
Washington-AP — Saudi Arabia played a larger role in the Iraqi war than
previously acknowledged. Senior US and Saudi officials…
kvoa.com/Global/story.asp?S=1811797

DOZENS killed in Iraq-wide unrest
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
… The deaths, along with the combat death of a marine announced today,
brought to 107 the number of US troops killed in Iraq since the beginning
of April.…
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_
Type1&c=Article&cid=1082802801660&call_pageid=968332188492&col=968793972154

EXPLOSION at Offshore Oil Rig Off Iran/Iraq -UK
Reuters – USA
LONDON (Reuters) – An explosion occurred at an oil rig off the coast of
the Iran/Iraq border, a spokeswoman for the British Defense Ministry in
London said on…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=4929531&section=news

DOZENS of Civilians, Several US Soldiers Die in Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
A series of attacks across Iraq has killed dozens of civilians and several
US soldiers. Insurgents fired rockets at a coalition…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=F9D20731-4A3D-47A9-9397392EB7F3CC08

32 die, 60 hurt in Iraq violence
Times of India – India
BAGHDAD : Seven US soldiers and 25 Iraqis were killed on Saturday and 59
people wounded in a spate of explosions and clashes between insurgents
and troops from…
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/637687.cms

DOZENS killed in Iraq-wide unrest
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
… The deaths, along with the combat death of a marine announced today,
brought to 107 the number of US troops killed in Iraq since the beginning
of April.…
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_
Type1&c=Article&cid=1082802801660&call_pageid=968332188492&col=968793972154

EXPLOSION at Offshore Oil Rig Off Iran/Iraq -UK
Reuters – USA
LONDON (Reuters) – An explosion occurred at an oil rig off the coast of
the Iran/Iraq border, a spokeswoman for the British Defense Ministry in
London said on…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=4929531&section=news

DOZENS of Civilians, Several US Soldiers Die in Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
A series of attacks across Iraq has killed dozens of civilians and several
US soldiers. Insurgents fired rockets at a coalition…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=F9D20731-4A3D-47A9-9397392EB7F3CC08

32 die, 60 hurt in Iraq violence
Times of India – India
BAGHDAD : Seven US soldiers and 25 Iraqis were killed on Saturday and 59
people wounded in a spate of explosions and clashes between insurgents
and troops from…
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/637687.cms

MORE than 40 killed in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Five US soldiers are among more than 40 people killed
in a spate of attacks in Iraq, the latest violence in the bloodiest month
for US-led…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=498854&section=news

US troops, Iraqis die in rocket attacks in Iraq
Boston Herald – Boston,MA,USA
By Associated Press. Baghdad, Iraq – A roadside bomb has hit a bus south
of Baghdad, killing 13 Iraqis and wounding 17. That word…
news.bostonherald.com/international/view.bg?articleid=1750

IRAQ: VIOLANTE, BETTER TO KEEP QUIET NOW
Agenzia Giornalistica Italia – Italy
… are from the head of parliament for the Democratic Left (DS), Luciano
Violante, who was commenting on the difficult moment for releasing the
hostages in Iraq.…
www.agi.it/english/news.pl?doc=200404241510-1073-RT1-CRO-0-NF11&page=0&id=agionline-eng.oggitalia

VIOLENCE flares in Iraq as US raises alarm over troop shortage
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : Some 25 Iraqis and seven US soldiers were killed in violence
across Iraq as the United States raised the alarm over troop shortages
in the lead-up to…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/81697/1/.html

BREMER Visits Fallujah as Part of Effort to End Iraq Insurgency
Bloomberg – USA
April 24 (Bloomberg) — L. Paul Bremer, the top US administrator in Iraq,
visited Fallujah today as part of efforts by the US-led coalition to quell
a Muslim…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=a3Ca1iK9Fa2I&refer=top_world_news

NORWAY refuses to stay in Iraq
News24 – South Africa
Oslo, Norway – Norway will stick to its plan to withdraw troops from Iraq
at the end of June, despite a plea from US Secretary of State Colin Powell
for the…
www.news24.com/News24/World/Iraq/0,,2-10-1460_1517256,00.html

KUWAIT Beefs Up Security After Saudi, Iraq Violence
Reuters – USA
… high security across the country following last week's suicide bombing
in Saudi Arabia and the surge in violence in its other neighbor Iraq,
security officials…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=4928989

BRAHIMI says interim government in Iraq by June 30 "not easy"
Xinhua – China
¡¡ PARIS, April 24 (Xinhuanet) — The United Nations' special envoy to
Iraq Lakhdar Brahimi said here on Saturday it will "not be easybut possible"
to…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-04/24/content_1438542.htm

DON ' t ask about Iraq security ˆ it's too risky
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
Baghdad, April 24: Iraq's US-led authorities are telling anyone who wants
information about risks in the violence-torn country to seek it elsewhere.

www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=30735

ONE American was killed in Iraq, Bremer brings back thousands of…
Arabic News – Middle East
The American occupation forces in Iraq said that one American soldier was
killed in a bomb explosion when his vehicle was running in Samera city
to the north…
www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/040424/2004042415.html

EDITORIAL – Escalation in Iraq
Jamaica Gleaner – Jamaica
GIVEN THE sharp deterioration that has taken place in Iraq, comparisons
are inevitably being made to the failed American campaign in Vietnam.

www.jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20040424/cleisure/cleisure1.html

DON'T ask about Iraq security: it's too risky
Independent Online – South Africa
Baghdad – Iraq's American-led authorities are telling anyone who wants
information about risks in the violence-torn country to seek it elsewhere.

www.iol.co.za/index.php?sf=2813&art_id=qw1082815560862B236&click_id=2813&set_id=1

VIEWPOINT: Hand-over of power in iraq still the goal
Belfast Telegraph (subscription) – Belfast,Nothern Ireland,UK
The awarding of honours to British servicemen and women for their heroism
in Iraq is fitting recognition of the gallantry displayed by the coalition
forces…
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/opinion/story.jsp?story=514790

FIVE US soldiers killed in attack on Iraq base
Reuters – India
… Lakhdar Brahimi, the United Nations special envoy to Iraq who is trying
to put together an interim Iraqi government to take over when the US-led
coalition…
www.reuters.com/locales/newsArticle.jsp;:408a6703:cdf213ed2
5ec283a?type=worldNews&locale=en_IN&storyID=4928544

AT Least 24 Killed in Iraq Attacks
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Violence continues in Iraq, where explosions and attacks have killed at
least 24 people and wounded dozens of others. In Baghdad's…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=EABBF521-D520-4436-9B7EBE03E0F5C2DD

IRAQ: PERUGIA, IRAQI PREPARED TO GO IN PLACE OF HOSTAGES
Agenzia Giornalistica Italia – Italy
… that he could probably succeed in his role as mediator with the tribal
heads of Fallujah, offering himself in place of the hostages who are presently
in Iraq.…
www.agi.it/english/news.pl?doc=200404241310-1052-RT1-CRO-0-NF11&page=0&id=agionline-eng.oggitalia

$681M approved for rebuilding Iraq
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
The money would be drawn from the development fund for Iraq, which consisted
of frozen Iraqi assets and from Iraqi oil revenues, Milton Ludington,
a…
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,9383390%255E1702,00.html>

SCIO Marine wounded in Iraq dies
Buffalo News – Buffalo,NY,USA
A 22-year-old Marine from Allegany County who suffered a serious head wound
after being struck by shrapnel fighting on the front lines in Iraq last
week died…
www.buffalonews.com/editorial/20040424/1007823.asp

BULGARIAN Foreign Minister Urges Central UN Role in Iraq
Bulgarian News Network – Sofia,Bulgaria
SOFIA (bnn)- Bulgaria's foreign minister Solomon Passy urged Saturday giving
the United Nations a central role in Iraq along with handing power over
to local…
www.bgnewsnet.com/story.php?sid=4719

EX-OFFICERS sought for Iraq army
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq ˜ The US administrator in Iraq acknowledged Friday that
mistakes had been made in the occupation and invited former Iraqi army
officers to help…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/8507998.htm

FINANCIAL Costs of War Against Iraq and Afghanistan
The Progress Report – USA
As heavy fighting continues in Iraq and an increasing number of questions
are asked about how the Defense Department will continue to afford the
increased…
www.progress.org/2004/tcs166.htm

CAR bomb kills 4 policemen in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
A car bomb has exploded in the Iraqi town of Tikrit, killing and injuring
a number of people. A booby-trapped car is thought to…
<www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1094244.htm>

CAR Bomb Kills 3 Near Base in North Iraq
Guardian – UK
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) – A car bomb exploded near the main US base in the northern
city of Tikrit on Saturday, a US official said. At…
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4015117,00.html

OUR Hitmen In Iraq
Outlookindia.com – UK
… shockingly, with the full knowledge of senior officials in the army,
Indian ex-servicemen are being drafted to serve under the US and British
forces in Iraq.…
www.outlookindia.com/full.asp?fodname=20040503&fname=Iraq+(F)&sid=1

BUSH'S Iraq policy is doomed; it's time to give Kerry a chance
San Jose Mercury News – San Jose,CA,USA
… Opinion, April 23) when he ridicules John Kerry for pledging to seek
help from the United Nations to solve the problems plaguing the Bush fiasco
in Iraq.…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/opinion/8510242.htm

FOUR US GIs Die in Iraq Rocket Attack
Atlanta Journal Constitution – Atlanta,GA,USA
… No US soldiers were hurt. Elsewhere, a Marine died from combat injuries
suffered on April 14 while fighting guerrillas in Iraq's western Anbar
province.…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V3580.AP-Iraq.html

MARINES itching for Iraq guerrilla clash
Reuters – London,England,UK
CAMP FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – Frustrated US Marines itching for a new
offensive in the flashpoint Iraqi town of Falluja are hoping to find plenty
of what they…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=498713&section=news

IRAQ Rocket Attack Kills 4 US Soldiers
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Four US soldiers were killed and seven injured before dawn
Saturday when two rockets slammed into a US base north of Baghdad, US
military…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/8510646.htm

SAS soldier talks about Iraq
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… SAS Singleman Martin Wallace and other SAS soldiers speak to Channel
Nine's Sunday and 60 Minutes program about their experiences in Afghanistan
and Iraq.…
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,9379225%255E1702,00.html

FORCE Cannot Calm Iraq Flashpoints - UN Envoy
Wired News - USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - With US troops threatening Sunni insurgents in Falluja
and Shi'ite rebels in Najaf, a UN envoy said force could not solve Iraq's
problems. ...
http://wireservice.wired.com/wired/story.asp?section
=Breaking&storyId=855977&tw=wn_wire_story


SISTERS who lost sibling in Iraq given more leave
Indianapolis Star - Indianapolis,IN,USA
CHICAGO -- Rachel and Charity Witmer, members of the Wisconsin National
Guard serving in Iraq, have been granted 15 more days of leave to decide
whether to ...
http://www.indystar.com/articles/8/140848-4388-010.html

MEDIA mislabel Columbia coffins as Iraq remains
Seattle Times - Seattle,WA,USA
... bearing the remains of the seven astronauts killed aboard space shuttle
Columbia last year but said they were the remains of casualties from the
Iraq war. ...
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2001911492_coffin24.html

BREMER admits mistakes made in Iraq
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — The US administrator in Iraq, L. Paul Bremer, acknowledged
Friday that mistakes had been made in the occupation of the country and
invited…
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/headline/world/2527941

US backs jobs for Iraq Baathists
Philadelphia Inquirer (subscription) – Philadelphia,PA,USA
… told a Dutch broadcaster yesterday that the administration would push
for a new Security Council resolution to authorize peacekeeping forces
in Iraq after UN…
www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/nation/8507400.htm

US commander raises possibility of another troop increase in Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… The top United States commander in the Middle East suggested he was
likely to ask for another extension in the current troop levels in Iraq,
now at 135,000…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/81645/1/.html

S Koreans protest Iraq troops
The Australian – Australia
HUNDREDS of South Koreans rallied today to protest against the government's
plan to send 3000 troops to Iraq to help US-led coalition forces rebuild
the war…
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,9378112%255E1702,00.html

DANISH Defense Minister Quits Amid Criticism Over Iraq War
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… minister resigned Friday as parliament members questioned whether the
military exaggerated the threat posed by Saddam Hussein to justify the
US-led war in Iraq…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-
dane24apr24,1,4578623.story?coll=la-headlines-world

SADR threatens suicide bombs in Iraq
IAfrica South African News – Cape Town,South Africa
Radical Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr threatened US-led troops with suicide
attacks if they attacked Iraq's holy cities, while the UN special envoy
to Iraq said a…
iafrica.com/news/worldnews/318151.htm

NUMBER of Troops Wounded in Iraq Surges
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
WASHINGTON ˜ The number of American troops wounded in Iraq has soared
in the last two weeks as the insurgency flared in south-central Iraq and
the Sunni…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-
wounded24apr24,1,3567996.story?coll=la-headlines-world

CHALABI 'left out of Iraq govt'
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
THE US and the top UN envoy to Iraq have decided to exclude the majority
of politicians who have served for the past year on the US-appointed Governing
Council…
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,9377864%255E1702,00.html

SHIA Cleric Threatens Suicide Attacks Against US Forces In Iraq
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,USA
… Calling on the whole nation to unite to expel Iraq‚s occupiers, Sadr
said during Friday prayers in Kufa, next to Najaf, that Najaf would never
fall to the…
www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=042304111418

US plans new slate of leaders for Iraq
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
The United States and the top UN envoy to Iraq have decided to exclude
the majority of the Iraqi politicians on whom the US-led coalition has
relied over the…
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/world/2527967

NORWAY asked to remain in Iraq
Norway Post – Baerum,Norway
The US Foreign Secretary, Colin Powell, has asked Norway not to pull its
troops out of Iraq. Foreign Minister Jan Petersen, however…
www.norwaypost.no/content.asp?cluster_id=25154&folder_id=1

THAI troops in Iraq authorized to decide on withdrawal
Xinhua – China
BANGKOK, April 24 (Xinhuanet) — Chief of Thai troops stationed in Iraq
was authorized by the government to decide the time to evacuate if security
situation…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-04/24/content_1438167.htm

MOST Americans still believe in Iraq's WMDs, Al Qaeda ties
Hi Pakistan – Lahore,Pakistan
… weapons inspector Hans Blix, as well as admissions by senior administration
officials themselves, a majority of the public still believes Iraq was
closely tied…
www.hipakistan.com/en/detail.php?newsId=en62437&F_catID=&f_type=source

HOME From Iraq, and Without a Home
New York Times – USA
… Four months after giving birth, Ms. Goodwin was sent to Iraq. … I've
been yelled at before by the best." "I got that attitude from Iraq," Ms.
Goodwin added.…
www.nytimes.com/2004/04/24/nyregion/24about.
html?ex=1083470400&en=d1cf325c1dc53e9c&ei=5062

PENTAGON censors images of US soldiers ' coffins returning from…
World Socialist
The release this week of hundreds of photos of flag-draped coffins returning
from Iraq has triggered a furor in the Pentagon and the White House.…
www.wsws.org/articles/2004/apr2004/coff-a24.shtml

US Marine dies of combat wounds in Iraq
Reuters – India
… issued the same day. The toll showed 509 US troops had been killed
in action since the start of the Iraq war in March last year.
www.reuters.com/locales/newsArticle.jsp;:4089f850:a310c3
5e384422af?type=worldNews&locale=en_IN&storyID=4928118

POWELL urges allies to stay firm on Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Secretary of State Colin L. Powell appealed yesterday for allied nations
with troops in Iraq to consider sending more soldiers or to extend the
service of…
washingtontimes.com/world/20040423-111746-8600r.htm

RELAXATION of ban on Iraq's Baathists called long overdue
Winston Salem Journal – Winston-Salem,NC,USA
… A week later, a flourish of Bremer's pen disbanded Iraq's 350,000-member
military and barred high-ranking officers from receiving pensions, saying
that they…
www.journalnow.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=WSJ%2FMGArticle%2FWSJ_BasicArticle&c=
MGArticle&cid=1031775059291&path=!nationworld&s=1037645509161

HALLIBURTON, in Iraq for the Long Haul, Recruits Employees Eager…
New York Times – USA
HOUSTON, April 23 – Is Iraq the right destination for a 48-year-old with
eight grandchildren? Cynthia Johnson, the grandmother in…
www.nytimes.com/2004/04/24/business/worldbusiness/24
halliburton.html?ex=1083384000&en=7306c353a03b2db4&ei=5062

IS Iraq Becoming Like Vietnam?
ChronWatch.com – USA
Is the War in Iraq becoming like the War in Vietnam once was? No, if you
look at the facts on the blood cost of the war. Yes, if…
www.chronwatch.com/site.asp?id=7041

BUSH'S War: Iraq Coffin Photos Compared to Vietnam
Conspiracy Planet – USA
The Bush Regime's blackout of media coverage of US war dead in Iraq was
breached by the release of more than 300 pictures of coffins landing at
Dover Air Force…
www.conspiracyplanet.com/channel.cfm?channelid=80&contentid=1182

US Official Acknowledges Mistakes in Iraq
Washington Post – USA
Bremer said Iraq's newly named minister of defense would meet with "vetted
senior officers from the former regime next week to discuss how best to
build the…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A37925-2004Apr23.html

US, UN Seek New Leaders For Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
The United States and the top UN envoy to Iraq have decided to exclude
the majority of the Iraqi politicians the US-led coalition has relied
on over the past…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A37921-2004Apr23.html

IN Iraq, casualty count soars
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
WASHINGTON, DC — The number of US troops wounded in Iraq soared in the
past two weeks as the insurgency flared in south-central Iraq and in the
Sunni Triangle…
www.startribune.com/stories/484/4740198.html

US 'failed on Iraq security'
The Australian – Australia
… She said those pictures showed "the failure of the US to impose law
and order in Iraq or even to signal that law and order was a priority
for the coalition".…
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,9375318%255E1702,00.html

SOLDIER Can Leave Iraq to See Dying Mother
New York Times – USA
CHICAGO, April 23 A soldier serving in Iraq whose mother has been found
to have terminal cancer will be allowed to return home to Wisconsin, an
Army spokesman…
www.nytimes.com/2004/04/24/national/24LEAV.
html?ex=1083384000&en=62c022f413f8321e&ei=5062

MISCONCEPTIONS on Iraq still common, poll shows
Omaha World Herald – Omaha,NE,USA
WASHINGTON – A new poll indicates that substantial numbers of Americans
continue to believe assertions about Iraq despite a lack of evidence,
and that their…
www.omaha.com/index.php?u_np=0&u_pg=54&u_sid=1076311

FALLUJA and the Forging of the New Iraq
Collective Bellaciao – Paris,France
… around Falluja. But there is a bigger sense in which the slogan is
true : Falluja has become the graveyard of US policy in Iraq. The…
bellaciao.org/en/article.php3?id_article=783

US eases ban on Iraq ‚ s Baath Party
PakTribune.com – Pakistan
BAGHDAD, April 24 (Online): The top US administrator in Iraq announced
on Friday that the new Iraqi army would start recruiting former senior
officers from…
www.paktribune.com/news/index.php?id=62919

04/23/04 – COALITION CHANGES IN IRAQ
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Spain, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic have announced they will be
pulling their troops out of Iraq. Although it is disappointing…
www.voanews.com/Editorials/article.cfm?objectID=8305896B-1503-494B-96D695A4280CB602

INCREASED presence of US troops in Iraq likely to continue
Bradenton Herald – Bradenton,FL,USA
WASHINGTON – (KRT) – Pressure is building in Congress and the military
for a significant, indefinite increase in the size of the US force in
Iraq, as the…
www.bradenton.com/mld/bradenton/news/politics/8506725.htm

IRAQ cleric threatens suicide attacks; UN: handover deadline…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : Radical Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr threatened US-led troops with
suicide attacks if they attacked in Iraq's holy cities, while the UN special
envoy…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/81624/1/.html

DANISH Official Quits Over Iraq Dispute
New York Times – USA
… defense minister resigned Friday after lawmakers questioned military
intelligence that the government had used to justify its support for the
invasion of Iraq.…
www.nytimes.com/2004/04/24/international/europe/24D
ENM.html?ex=1083384000&en=8ffd8d2e9c804a31&ei=5062

NORWAY rejects US call to keep troops in Iraq
Xinhua – China
STOCKHOLM, April 23 (Xinhuanet) — Norwegian Foreign Minister Jan Petersen
said on Friday his country has rejected US call to stay on in Iraq after
a planned…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-04/24/content_1437902.htm

4/23/04 – WOLFOWITZ ON IRAQ
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
US Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz says the current violence in
Iraq is the work of "enemies of democracy" who are trying to disrupt the
transition to…
www.voanews.com/Editorials/article.cfm?objectID=60F94CA6-54AD-4887-96F98EF44179FF5A

CORRUPTION and mendacity won't rescue Iraq's occupiers
Guardian – UK
As the occupation forces sink deeper into the Iraq imbroglio and the deadline
for the bogus "transfer of sovereignty" on June 30 draws nearer, those

politics.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,9115,1202312,00.html

JOE Repya: Unlike Vietnam, US has clear objectives in Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
In his April 13 commentary, "For US, Iraq has look of no-win situation,"
Tom Maertens seems to echo the tired Democratic talking point that Iraq
has become…
www.startribune.com/stories/562/4737096.html

A Daily Look at US Iraq Military Deaths
Atlanta Journal Constitution – Atlanta,GA,USA
As of Friday, April 23, 707 US service members have died since the beginning
of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Department
of Defense.…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V2795.AP-Iraq-US-Deaths.html

US plans UN resolution for Iraq
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
The US has pledged to push a UN resolution authorising more peacekeeping
troops in Iraq – as soon as Secretary-General Kofi Annan approves plans
for an interim…
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/04/24/1082719656591.htm

IRAQ hostilities disrupt rebuilding projects
Forbes – USA
SAN FRANCISCO, April 23 (Reuters) – Major US engineering and construction
companies working to rebuild Iraq said on Friday hostilities are disrupting
their…
www.forbes.com/markets/newswire/2004/04/23/rtr1345977.html

PAUL Krugman: The mess in Iraq is no surprise
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
… took Baghdad, I warned that the Bush administration had a "pattern
of conquest followed by malign neglect," and that the same was likely
to happen in Iraq.…
www.iht.com/articles/516682.htm

COSTLY war in Iraq could force tough choices for US
San Jose Mercury News – San Jose,CA,USA
WASHINGTON – The need for more US troops in Iraq is a potent reminder that
if the cost of the American mission there continues rising, the United
States may be…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/8505472.htm

NASA says some "Iraq" photos are shuttle victims
Reuters – India
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Several dozen photographs of coffins recently identified
by news organizations as remains of US soldiers who died in Iraq are really

www.reuters.com/locales/newsArticle.jsp?type=worldNews&locale=en_IN&storyID=4927613

  
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