Iraq News and Information Links August 24 2004
HEAVY Shooting Near Iraq Shrine, Smoke Seen Rising
Reuters – USA
NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) – Heavy shooting broke out near a holy shrine in
the Iraqi city of Najaf on Wednesday where Shi'ite rebels have fought
pitched battles…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6061785

IRAQ prison called chaotic
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
… Though top Pentagon civilian and military leaders and the military
command in Iraq contributed to an environment in which prisoners suffered
sadistic abuse at…
www.startribune.com/stories/484/4946360.html

OIL prices fall as Iraq reopens key pipeline
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
Crude oil futures fell sharply for the third straight session Tuesday as
exports resumed from Iraq. Oil for October delivery closed…
www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/bus/stories/082504dnbuscrude.c906b.html

TOUGH questions for Iraq coach, one easy answer
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… Your team has just lost to Paraguay, and now there will be no miracle
gold medal for Iraq, no world-shifting moment when you can stand with
your team and…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/sports/9486375.htm

ITALIAN troops to stay on in Iraq despite hostage ultimatum
Xinhua – China
24 (Xinhuanet) — The Italian government said Tuesday it would maintain
its 3,000 troops in Iraq despite an ultimatum from a radical Muslim group
holding an…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/25/content_1879560.htm

A Look at US Military Deaths in Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
As of Tuesday, Aug. 24, 962 US service members have died since the beginning
of military operations in Iraq in March 2003, according to the Defense
Department.…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A30265-2004Aug24.html

INDONESIA urges its citizens to leave Iraq
The Malaysia Star – Malaysia
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) – Indonesia on Wednesday urged its citizens in
Iraq to leave the country and no longer accept work contracts there after
suspected…
thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2004/8/25/latest/18639Indonesia&sec=latest

AUDITOR Criticizes Iraq Contract Oversight
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… contract with Halliburton Co., saying in a memo they have not been
firm enough in seeking justification for $1.8 billion in expenses for
work in Iraq and Kuwait…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A30086-2004Aug24.html

IRAQ forces advance on Najaf shrine as battle rages
Stuff.co.nz – New Zealand
“God willing, we'll be moving in tonight (Iraq time),” a … In July, Iraq's
justice minister survived a suicide car bomb attack on his convoy in Baghdad.

www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3014022a12,00.html

OIL prices fall to $45 as Iraq oil flows
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
NEW YORK – Oil prices fell nearly a dollar to end just above $45 on Tuesday,
in a third day of losses as a more optimistic Iraq export picture helped
unwind…
www.abs-cbnnews.com/FlashNewsStory.aspx?FlashOID=19569

TOUGH questions for Iraq coach, one easy answer
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… Your team has just lost to Paraguay, and now there will be no miracle
gold medal for Iraq, no world-shifting moment when you can stand with
your team and…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/sports/9486375.htm

TROOPS will stay in Iraq despite kidnapping: Italy
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
Italy's Government has insisted that it will keep its troops in Iraq despite
a demand by militants holding an Italian journalist hostage that Italian
forces…
www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_968635,00050003.htm

A Look at US Military Deaths in Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
As of Tuesday, Aug. 24, 962 US service members have died since the beginning
of military operations in Iraq in March 2003, according to the Defense
Department.…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A30265-2004Aug24.html

IRAQ'S Olympic soccer loss brings back that familiar feeling of…
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
In this downtrodden country, where the only thing that can be counted on
is a daily dose of dark news, Iraq's scrappy Olympic soccer team interrupted
the daily…
sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2004/08/24/sports2157EDT0645.DTL

INDONESIA urges its citizens to leave Iraq
The Malaysia Star – Malaysia
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) – Indonesia on Wednesday urged its citizens in
Iraq to leave the country and no longer accept work contracts there after
suspected…
thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2004/8/25/latest/18639Indonesia&sec=latest

IRAQ forces advance on Najaf shrine as battle rages
Stuff.co.nz – New Zealand
“God willing, we'll be moving in tonight (Iraq time),” a … In July, Iraq's
justice minister survived a suicide car bomb attack on his convoy in Baghdad.

www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3014022a12,00.html

OIL prices fall to $45 as Iraq oil flows
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
NEW YORK – Oil prices fell nearly a dollar to end just above $45 on Tuesday,
in a third day of losses as a more optimistic Iraq export picture helped
unwind…
www.abs-cbnnews.com/FlashNewsStory.aspx?FlashOID=19569

IRAQ'S plucky soccer team loses chance for gold medal
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
… for Paraguay. Iraq and Italy will play for the bronze Friday night.
“It was the will of God,” said Iraq's coach, Adnan Hamad. “We…
www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/spt/olympics/
2004/topstories/stories/082504dnspoolysoccer.acdd3.html

ITALIAN troops to stay on in Iraq despite hostage ultimatum
Xinhua – China
24 (Xinhuanet) — The Italian government said Tuesday it would maintain
its 3,000 troops in Iraq despite an ultimatum from a radical Muslim group
holding an…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/25/content_1879560.htm

IRAQ'S Olympic soccer loss brings back that familiar feeling of…
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
In this downtrodden country, where the only thing that can be counted on
is a daily dose of dark news, Iraq's scrappy Olympic soccer team interrupted
the daily…
sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2004/08/24/sports2157EDT0645.DTL

REAL football interferes with fairytale story as Iraq falls to…
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… gold medal at the Olympic Games. But as Iraq soccer coach Adnan Hamad
said, “That is football.”. Some days, indeed, your team makes…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/sports/9485375.htm

OIL prices drop as Iraq pumps oil, Russia vows to boost exports
Channel News Asia – Singapore
NEW YORK : World oil prices skidded for the third straight trading session
as Iraq pumped more oil, prompting many speculators to quit the market,
analysts said…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world_business/view/102928/1/.html

IRAQ forces advance on Najaf shrine as battle rages
Stuff.co.nz – New Zealand
“God willing, we'll be moving in tonight (Iraq time),” a … In July, Iraq's
justice minister survived a suicide car bomb attack on his convoy in Baghdad.

www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3014022a12,00.html

OIL prices fall to $45 as Iraq oil flows
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
NEW YORK – Oil prices fell nearly a dollar to end just above $45 on Tuesday,
in a third day of losses as a more optimistic Iraq export picture helped
unwind…
www.abs-cbnnews.com/FlashNewsStory.aspx?FlashOID=19569

IRAQ'S Olympic soccer loss brings back that familiar feeling of…
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
In this downtrodden country, where the only thing that can be counted on
is a daily dose of dark news, Iraq's scrappy Olympic soccer team interrupted
the daily…
sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2004/08/24/sports2157EDT0645.DTL

ITALIAN troops to stay on in Iraq despite hostage ultimatum
Xinhua – China
24 (Xinhuanet) — The Italian government said Tuesday it would maintain
its 3,000 troops in Iraq despite an ultimatum from a radical Muslim group
holding an…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/25/content_1879560.htm

REAL football interferes with fairytale story as Iraq falls to…
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… gold medal at the Olympic Games. But as Iraq soccer coach Adnan Hamad
said, “That is football.”. Some days, indeed, your team makes…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/sports/9485375.htm

OIL prices drop as Iraq pumps oil, Russia vows to boost exports
Channel News Asia – Singapore
NEW YORK : World oil prices skidded for the third straight trading session
as Iraq pumped more oil, prompting many speculators to quit the market,
analysts said…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world_business/view/102928/1/.html

KERRY Adviser Admits Mistake in Iraq Remarks
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… 7, Jamie Rubin told The Washington Post that “in all probability” a
Kerry administration would have waged war against Iraq by now if the Massachusetts
Democrat…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A29593-2004Aug24.html

IRAQ forces advance on Najaf shrine as battle rages
Stuff.co.nz – New Zealand
“God willing, we'll be moving in tonight (Iraq time),” a … In July, Iraq's
justice minister survived a suicide car bomb attack on his convoy in Baghdad.

www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3014022a12,00.html

IRAQ Abuse Panel Cites Leadership Failure, Chaos (Update3)
Bloomberg – USA
Aug. 24 (Bloomberg) — A Pentagon panel's investigation of inmate abuses
at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison blamed the prison's commander and top intelligence
official…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=ajYUrUpCF4lE&refer=us

OIL prices retreating on exports from Iraq
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
… Oil prices have increased by a third since July as renewed combat in
Iraq, threats against Russia's largest oil producer and political infighting
in Venezuela…
www.iht.com/articles/535599.htm

PARAGUAY ends Iraq's surprising soccer streak
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
BY CLARK SPENCER. THESSALONIKI, Greece – (KRT) – A man named Abdul Wahi
Aziz won a bronze medal in weightlifting for Iraq in the Rome Olympics
of 1960.…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/sports/9484792.htm

OIL prices drop as Iraq pumps oil, Russia vows to boost exports
Channel News Asia – Singapore
NEW YORK : World oil prices skidded for the third straight trading session
as Iraq pumped more oil, prompting many speculators to quit the market,
analysts said…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world_business/view/102928/1/.html

IRAQ Soccer Team Loses, Will Play Italy for Bronze (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
24 (Bloomberg) — Jose Cardoza scored two first-half goals to help Paraguay
defeat Iraq 3-1 in men's soccer at the Olympics, setting up an all South-American

quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000085&sid=aYuASKnJT6K0&refer=europe

KERRY Adviser Admits Mistake in Iraq Remarks
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… 7, Jamie Rubin told The Washington Post that “in all probability” a
Kerry administration would have waged war against Iraq by now if the Massachusetts
Democrat…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A29593-2004Aug24.html

FLORIDA Marine dies from injuries suffered in Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Marine from Florida has died of injuries suffered
while fighting in Iraq, the Department of Defense said Tuesday. Sgt.…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/state/9484723.htm

IRAQ Forces Advance on Najaf Shrine, Battle Rages
Reuters – USA
NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraqi security forces tightened their grip on the
streets around a sacred shrine in Najaf Tuesday after the government warned
Shi'ite…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6058557

'RUMSFELD shares blame for Iraq prison abuse'
Times of India – India
… senior civilian and military officials share a portion of blame for
creating conditions that led to the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal
in Iraq, according to…
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/826299.cms

OIL Prices Fall to $45 as Iraq Oil Flows
Reuters – USA
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil prices fell nearly a dollar to end just above
$45 on Tuesday, in a third day of losses as a more optimistic Iraq export
picture helped…
www.reuters.com/financeNewsArticle.jhtml?type=businessNews&storyID=6059093

PARAGUAY ends Iraq's Olympic soccer run
FOX Sports – USA
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) – Iraq's dream of an Olympic soccer gold medal
ended Tuesday as Paraguay scored a 3-1 victory to set up a South American
showdown…
msn.foxsports.com/story/2689752

ITALY'S military presence in Iraq will continue despite abduction
Xinhua – China
A statement from Italian Prime Minister's office said Enzo Baldoni was
in Iraq on “private activity as a journalist and was absolutely not connected
to the…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/25/content_1875835.htm

GOVT urges citizens to leave Iraq
Jakarta Post – Indonesia
The government urged Indonesian citizens in Iraq on Tuesday to leave the
war-torn country, following the killing of Fahmi Akhmad Wani in an ambush
by Iraqi…
www.thejakartapost.com/detailnational.asp?fileid=20040825.C07&irec=6

STATEMENT claims Jordanian, Kenyan kidnapped in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) A previously unknown group claimed Tuesday to have abducted
a Jordanian and a Kenyan in Iraq who it said were working for US forces.

www.boston.com/dailynews/237/world/Statement_claims_Jordanian_Ken:.shtml

US Soldier to Plead Guilty to Iraq Prisoner Abuse
Wired News – USA
… Major General Geoffrey Miller, former commander of Guantanamo Bay detention
center, and Major-General Barbara Fast, head of US military intelligence
in Iraq.…
wireservice.wired.com/wired/story.asp?section=Breaking&storyId=911456&tw=wn_wire_story

IRAQ prisoner abuse scandal: New report blames Rumsfeld
Albawaba Middle East News – Amman,Middle East
… Pentagon's top civilian and military officials share the blame for
creating conditions that led to the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal
in Iraq, according to…
www.albawaba.com/news/index.php3?sid=283640&lang=e&dir=news

OIL Prices Fall to $45 as Iraq Oil Flows
Reuters – USA
LONDON (Reuters) – Oil prices fell more than a dollar to $45 on Tuesday,
in a third day of losses as a more optimistic Iraq export picture helped
unwind some…
www.reuters.com/financeNewsArticle.jhtml?type=businessNews&storyID=6058059

PARAGUAY leads Iraq soccer 1-0
MSNBC – USA
THESSALONIKI, Greece – Paraguay leads Iraq 1-0 in today's semi-final match
with a goal scored in the 15th minute by Jose Cardozo.…
msnbc.msn.com/id/5806711/

IRAQ VIOLANTE DO NOT SURRENDER TO TERROR BLACKMAIL
Agenzia Giornalistica Italia – Italy
… Aug 24 ˆ The president of the Left Democrat MPs, Luciano Violante,
speaking of the abduction of the Italian journalist Enzo Baldoni in Iraq
said that it…
www.agi.it/english/news.pl?doc=200408241825-1164-RT1-CRO-0-NF11&page=0&id=agionline-eng.oggitalia

BRITISH Forces Clash With Militia in Southern Iraq (Update2)
Bloomberg – USA
24 (Bloomberg) — UK forces clashed with Shiite Muslim militia in the southern
Iraqi cities of Basra and Amarah, the region from which Iraq exports almost
all…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=aWbCF6nOt6KE&refer=top_world_news

IRAQ Forces Advance on Najaf Shrine, Battle Rages
Reuters – USA
NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraqi security forces moved to within 400 meters
(yards) of a holy shrine in Najaf on Tuesday, just hours after the government
warned…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6057073

REPORT finds widespread blame for prisoner abuse in Iraq
MSNBC – USA
… Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, then in charge in Iraq ˜ for not responding
to key flaws in prison manpower and policy. The investigative report does
not stop there.…
msnbc.msn.com/id/5799975/

OIL Falls Further from $46 Iraq Oil Flows
Reuters – USA
LONDON (Reuters) – Oil prices extended losses below $46 on Tuesday in a
third day of falls as a more optimistic Iraq export picture helped unwind
some of the…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=businessNews&storyID=6056857

ITALY Pledges to Keep Troops in Iraq Despite Attack Threats
Bloomberg – USA
Aug. 24 (Bloomberg) — The Italian government will not withdraw troops
from Iraq after threats of attack by an armed group that kidnapped an
Italian journalist…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=aJjw9Z1I7Yy8&refer=top_world_news

ITALIAN journalist held hostage in Iraq
Guardian – UK
Italian journalist Enzo Baldoni, who has been missing in Iraq since last
week, has been kidnapped by militants, according to a video broadcast
today on al…
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1289897,00.html

SOLDIERS' Iraq Blogs Face Military Scrutiny
NPR – USA
… his My War blog. Army Capt. Eric Magnell, a military lawyer in Iraq,
writes his own blog, Dagger Jag. But Magnell says he's keeping…
www.npr.org/features/feature.php?wfId=3867981

IRAQ government warns Sadr against resisting
ABC Online – Australia
… Separately, Najaf governor Adnan al-Zorfi said Iraq's national guard
would “cleanse” the mausoleum – one of Shiite Islam's holiest shrines
– of rebels after…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200408/s1184340.htm

US Soldier Reaches Deal on Iraq Prisoner Charge
Reuters – USA
MANNHEIM (Reuters) – The highest-ranking US soldier accused of abusing
Iraqi prisoners has reached a deal with army prosecutors on some charges,
one of his…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6056195

IRAQ gives rebels hours to give up
Reuters – London,England,UK
NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraq has warned Shi'ite rebels besieged in a shrine
in Najaf to surrender or face an attack that would “wipe them out”, as
government…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=570629&section=news

IRAQ Rejects Iran's Call for a Regional Najaf Meeting, AFP Says
Bloomberg – USA
… ``That is why Iraq will not join any attempt to internationalize the
matter.''. Zebari, who has accused Iraq's neighbors of not doing…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=amrSzt6XuDyY&refer=top_world_news

BRITISH Forces Clash With al-Sadr's Militia in Southern Iraq
Bloomberg – USA
Aug. 24 (Bloomberg) — UK forces clashed with Shiite Muslim militia in
the southern Iraqi city of Basra, the region from which Iraq exports almost
all its oil.…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=apHw0VIbcd_k&refer=top_world_news

LAWYER tries to subpoena US defence chief over Iraq prison abuses
Channel News Asia – Singapore
MANNHEIM, Germany : A lawyer for a US soldier accused of abusing prisoners
in Iraq requested that a military judge subpoena US Defense Secretary
Donald…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/102838/1/.html

GROUP Says Released Lebanese Hostage in Iraq-TV
ABC News – USA
24, 2004 ˜ DUBAI (Reuters) – An Islamist group said it had released Lebanese
hostage Mohammad Raad, whom it kidnapped in Iraq, Al Arabiya television
reported…
www.abcnews.go.com/wire/World/reuters20040824_184.html

CAMPAIGN focusing on Vietnam, not Iraq
Palm Beach Post – Palm Beach,FL,USA
… Just one week before the start of the Republican National Convention
in New York, both campaigns all but ignored the new intensity of combat
in Iraq, a clash…
www.palmbeachpost.com/news/content/shared/news/politics/stories/08/24kerry.html

CRUDE Oil Futures Slide for a Third Day as Iraq Raises Exports
Bloomberg – USA
Aug. 24 (Bloomberg) — Crude oil futures fell for a third day as Iraq raised
exports for the first time in two weeks, easing concern about supply shortages.

quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000006&sid=aKRl_mYKjYfc&refer=home

IRAQ rejects talks on Najaf standoff: FM
Xinhua – China
24 (Xinhuanet) — Iraq's interim government rejected an Iranian proposal
to hold regional talks on Najaf standoff on Tuesday, while US-led Iraqi
troops have…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/24/content_1874487.htm

IRAQ Can Clinch Olympic Medal With Soccer Victory (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
24 (Bloomberg) — Iraq, which is trying to rebuild its Olympic sports after
decades of decline under one of Saddam Hussein's sons, can clinch its
first medal…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=aVqmfPrNzs40&refer=us

RUMSFELD will not testify over Iraq abuse: judge
ABC Online – Australia
… Major General Geoffrey Miller, former commander of the Guantanamo Bay
detention centre, and Major-General Barbara Fast, head of US military
intelligence in Iraq…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200408/s1184330.htm

IRAQ Minister Gives Najaf Rebels Hours to Surrender
Reuters – USA
NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraq's interim defense minister warned Shi'ite
rebels besieged in Najaf's Imam Ali shrine to surrender or face an attack
later on…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6053387

JUDGE decries pace of Iraq case
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
MANNHEIM, Germany – A military judge who's hearing cases of alleged abuse
of prisoners at Iraq's Abu Ghurayb prison Monday ordered prosecutors to
speed up…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/9480159.htm

OIL slips below $46 as Iraq flow rises
Sify – Delhi,India
Oil prices dipped below $46 on Tuesday, making a third day of falls as
a more optimistic Iraq export picture unwound some of the supply worries
that have…
sify.com/finance/fullstory.php?id=13551469

IRAQ Gives Rebels Hours to Give Up, Battle Rages
Reuters – USA
NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraq warned Shi'ite rebels besieged in a holy shrine
in the city of Najaf to surrender or face an attack later on Tuesday that
would…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6054049

OLYMPICS-LOCAL backing for gutsy Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
THESSALONIKI, Greece, Aug 24 (Reuters) – The Iraq soccer team will be nearly
2,000 km from home when they take on Paraguay in the last four of the
Olympic…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldFootballNews&storyID=6054003&section=news

US Army reservist to plead guilty in Iraq prison abuse scandal
Channel News Asia – Singapore
WASHINGTON : A US army reservist accused of humiliating Iraqi prisoners
at Abu Ghraib prison will plead guilty to some charges of abuse, the Washington
Post…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/102770/1/.html

OIL Slips Below $46 as Iraq Flow Rises
Reuters – USA
LONDON (Reuters) – Oil prices dipped below $46 on Tuesday, making a third
day of falls as a more optimistic Iraq export picture unwound some of
the supply…
www.reuters.com/financeNewsArticle.jhtml?type=businessNews&storyID=6052938

IRAQ – Car bomb explodes
News24 (subscription) – South Africa
Baghdad – The environment minister in Iraq's US-backed interim government
escaped a suicide car bomb attack on Tuesday, in which at least four people
were…
www.news24.com/News24/World/News/0,,2-10-1462_1577795,00.html

SENATOR: Iraq, 9/11 Prompted CIA Overhaul
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… 11, 2001, attacks, the prewar intelligence on Iraq, and his eight years
presiding over “Oh-my-God hearings,” the Kansas Republican said he saw
the need to act.…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/wire/ats-ap_us17aug24,1,457958.story?coll=sns-ap-topus

PHILIPPINES defends ban on worker deployment to Iraq
Xinhua – China
… palace Tuesday appealed for understanding and cooperation on the government's
stand to ban the deployment of Oversea Filipino Workers (OFW) to Iraq,
saying it…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/24/content_1873168.htm

BUSH says progress being made in Iraq
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
US President George W Bush, who faces a tough re-election ballot in just
10 weeks, portrayed the ongoing occupation of Iraq in optimistic terms
even as the US…
www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_966994,00050001.htm

  
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