Iraq News and Information Links April 27 2004
WED SPAIN to Float Iraq Proposal to France, Germany
Reuters – USA
MADRID, Spain (Reuters) – Spain will ask anti-war allies Germany and France
to join in a proposal calling for a US exit from Iraq and a new international

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=4959955

ITALY United Against Iraq Kidnappers
Moscow Times – Moscow,Russia
ROME — Italy's government and opposition leaders refused on Tuesday to
bow to demands by kidnappers in Iraq who have threatened to kill three
hostages unless…
www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2004/04/28/252.html

SISTERS of Dead Soldier Not Going Back to Iraq
Reuters – USA
By Anne Schwartz. MADISON, Wis. (Reuters) – The soldier-sisters of a Wisconsin
military policewoman killed while serving in Iraq, said on Tuesday they
had…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=domesticNews&storyID=4960455&section=news

US Nominee for Iraq Ambassador Calls for Expanded International…
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
President Bush's nominee to be US ambassador to Iraq, John Negroponte,
said that an expanded international role there will be vital to Iraqi
reconstruction and…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=F24A3079-ED33-4B98-87BEC179E0C2941B

KERRY, Bush differ on handling of Iraq
Scripps Howard News Service – USA
By BILL STRAUB. – President Bush and his Democratic rival John Kerry are
engaging in a sometimes-bitter debate over the war in Iraq, but the two
men concur on…
www.knoxstudio.com/shns/story.cfm?pk=CAMPAIGN-IRAQ-04-27-04&cat=PP

BLAIR Says Britain Has Sufficient Troops in Iraq
DefenseNews.com (subscription) – USA
Prime Minister Tony Blair said April 27 that Britain had sufficient troops
on the ground in Iraq, as he appeared to rule out sending out reinforcements
to fill…
www.defensenews.com/story.php?F=2863472&C=europe

BRAHIMI Says Iraq Government Can Be Set Up in May
Wired News – USA
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said on Tuesday that
despite violence in Iraq it was possible to set up an interim government
by the end of…
wireservice.wired.com/wired/story.asp?section=Breaking&storyId=856595&tw=wn_wire_story

IRAQ – what's the mission ?
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
What should the US goal in Iraq be? … A "free and peaceful Iraq" is one
in the American image ˆ democratic, capitalist, with the rule of law.

www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JP
Article/ShowFull&cid=1083043664554&p=1006953079865

AUST Iraq action 'not symbolic'
NEWS.com.au - Australia
PRIME Minister John Howard today said he was appalled by Labor's suggestions
that Australia's military contributions in Iraq were symbolic. ...
http://www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,9413357%255E1702,00.html

WIS. Soldier Sisters Won't Return To Iraq
Guardian - UK
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Two sisters of a soldier killed in a Baghdad ambush
have decided not to return to their National Guard units in Iraq, Guard
spokesman Lt. ...
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-4027340,00.html

ITALY tells US it needs UN resolution on Iraq
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK
WASHINGTON, April 27 (Reuters) - Italy, a main US ally in Iraq, told the
United States on Tuesday it will keep Italian troops in Iraq but that
there must be a ...
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N27615146.htm

4/27/04 - A TRANSITION IN IRAQ
Voice of America - Washington,DC,USA
On June 30th, the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq will dissolve
and a government composed of Iraqis will take over the running of the
country. ...
http://www.voanews.com/Editorials/article.cfm?objectID=562556C3-5C4B-4F9A-9D4CE91363CF2581

INSURGENTS in Iraq show signs of acting as a network
Christian Science Monitor - USA
... from limited to a small group of "dead-enders" and Saddam "thugs" as
Pentagon officials claim, the armed opposition to the US occupation in
Iraq has reached ...
http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0428/p03s01-usmi.html

UK seen taking charge in Iraq's Shi'ite heartland
Reuters - London,England,UK
LONDON (Reuters) - British military planners may be coming to the conclusion
that the only way out of Iraq is to plunge in deeper, in the hope of averting
...
http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=500540&section=news

NAJAF, Fallujah Center of Iraq Fighting
FOX News – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq ˜ As details emerge of the type of door-to-door combat
US forces are facing in Fallujah, troops killed 64 insurgent gunmen and
destroyed an anti…
www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,118311,00.html

PM lashes Labor's Iraq 'insult'
The Australian – Australia
LABOR claims that Australian troops were in Iraq simply for symbolic reasons
were an insult to our forces, Prime Minister John Howard said last night.

www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,9413290%255E421,00.html

BLAIR says Britain has sufficient troops in Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
LONDON : Prime Minister Tony Blair said Britain had sufficient troops on
the ground in Iraq, as he appeared to rule out sending out reinforcements
to fill the…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/82124/1/.html

LAST Spanish combat troops leave Iraq
MSNBC – USA
MADRID, Spain – Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said Tuesday
that Spain has completed the withdrawal of its peacekeeping troops from
Iraq.…
msnbc.msn.com/id/4845463/

RED Cross visits Saddam for second time in Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : Red Cross representatives met Iraq's former president Saddam
Hussein at a secret location, on the eve of his birthday, for a second
time since his…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/82134/1/.html

IRAQ envoy no stranger to danger
BBC News – London,England,UK
The fact that Edward Chaplin's appointment as Iraq ambassador was welcomed
by politicians from all sides of the political divide shows how highly
regarded he…
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3664265.stm

'TIDE of feeling' unleashed on Iraq
BBC News – London,England,UK
… Sir Crispin said: "We acted because we were all deeply dismayed at
the way policy is being conducted on both Iraq and the Palestinian issue.

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3664037.stm

US Faces Another Deadly Day of Violence in Iraq
Chosun Ilbo – South Korea
At least three more American soldiers have died in a day of violence across
Iraq Monday. After weeks of battles with Iraqi insurgents…
english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200404/200404270017.html

WE have enough troops in Iraq, says Blair
Independent – London,England,UK
By Gavin Cordon, Whitehall Editor, PA News. Britain already has sufficient
troops in Iraq to meet the current situation, Tony Blair said today.…
news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/story.jsp?story=515836

ALL Spanish Troops are Out of Iraq
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Spain has completed the withdrawal of its peacekeeping troops from Iraq,
Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said today.…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2846634

BULGARIA Says Troops Unprepared for Iraq
San Jose Mercury News – San Jose,CA,USA
SOFIA, Bulgaria – Bulgaria's troops were unprepared for the kind of fighting
they are doing in Iraq and need "immediate and substantial military backup"
from…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/8531180.htm

FRANCE wants full transfer of power in Iraq
Reuters – India
France reiterated its line on the transfer of power in Iraq following Powell's
comments on Monday, and after the United Nations' special envoy to Iraq
said on…
www.reuters.com/locales/newsArticle.jsp?type=worldNews&locale=en_IN&storyID=4955319

UK has sufficient troops in Iraq: Blair
ABC Online – Australia
Britain has sufficient troops on the ground in Iraq, Prime Minister Tony
Blair said after several days of speculation that more reinforcements
would be sent.…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1096070.htm

POLAND May Set Plan for Iraq Pullout
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
… likely next prime minister said Tuesday that domestic pressure is building
to set a timetable for an eventual pullout of its soldiers from Iraq,
but he plans…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/8531353.htm

DEATH Squad Ambassador: Senate Hearings Begin on Negroponte Iraq…
Democracy Now – USA
… Honduras announced that it was withdrawing its troops from Iraq, following
the lead of Spain's new government. The second event…
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=04/04/27/1435207

SISTER Soldiers Ponder Iraq Plans
CBS News – USA
(AP) The family of a female soldier killed in Iraq last week expressed
thanks Tuesday for the outpouring of sympathy and said no decision has
been made on…
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/04/27/iraq/main613919.shtml

SOLDIERS killed in Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
Twenty-five Florida soldiers, including active military, reserves and National
Guard, have died since the start of hostilities in Iraq.…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/state/8530793.htm

US Marines see many faces of guerrillas in Iraq
Reuters – India
NEAR FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – US Marines hunting guerrillas near the hotspot
town of Falluja are finding it hard to stick to their ethos — treat every
Iraqi…
www.reuters.com/locales/newsArticle.jsp?type=worldNews&locale=en_IN&storyID=4954104

ISRAEL protests UN Iraq envoy's remarks
MLive.com – MI,USA
… NATIONS (AP) ˜ Israel has sent a formal letter of protest to Secretary-General
Kofi Annan, condemning remarks made by the top UN envoy to Iraq that claimed

www.mlive.com/newsflash/lateststories/index.ssf?/base/international-13/1083068650165730.xml

HOWARD has put Australia at risk over Iraq: Hawke
ABC Online – Australia
… But the Prime Minister is warning that Iraq is entering a crucial period
in which the insurgency could block the emergence of a democratic Iraq.

www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2004/s1095999.htm

ATTACK by ex-ambassadors adds to Blair's Iraq woes
Malayala Manorama – India
… Prime Minister Tony Blair was on Tuesday pondering how best to respond
to a withering and virtually unprecedented condemnation of his policies
in Iraq and the…
www.manoramaonline.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=manorama/MmArticle/Common
FullStory&cid=1083049474413&c=MmArticle&p=1002366458912&channel=Home&count=9

IRAQ council chief faults US for armed standoff
Charleston Post Courier (subscription) – Charleston,SC,USA
BAGHDAD, IRAQ—Iraq's current Governing Council president said Monday the
United States has only itself to blame for the military deadlock at Najaf
and…
www.charleston.net/stories/042704/ter_27barzani.shtml

UK Foreign Minister Denies Rift With Diplomats on Iraq
Bloomberg – USA
April 27 (Bloomberg) — UK Foreign Office minister Mike O'Brien denied
there was a rift between the British government and its diplomats over
Iraq and the…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000102&sid=a5879hq4C22M&refer=uk

CONTRADICTIONS abound in views on Iraq
Tri-Valley Herald – Pleasanton,CA,USA
WASHINGTON — Paul Wolfowitz, deputy secretary of defense and chief architect
of the war in Iraq, was as upbeat as ever last week as he testified to
the Senate…
www.trivalleyherald.com/Stories/0,1413,86~10669~2110879,00.html

JAPANESE hostage: Abductees paying for opposing Tokyo Iraq policy
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
TOKYO (AP) The harsh criticism facing Japanese citizens taken hostage in
Iraq stems from government resentment over their families' call for Tokyo
to withdraw…
www.boston.com/dailynews/118/world/Japanese_hostage_Abductees_pay:.shtml

FORTY-THREE insurgents killed as violence continues in Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : Forty-three insurgents were killed in fierce overnight fighting
with US-led coalition forces near Iraq's holy Shiite city of Najaf, a
day after…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/82053/1/.html

TENSION mounts in Iraq's bloody flashpoints
Reuters – London,England,UK
NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) – US forces have killed dozens of Iraqi Shi'ite fighters
near Najaf overnight, just hours after Washington issued an ultimatum
to a…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=500097&section=news

IRAQ'S new flag avoids typical Arab colors
Chicago Sun Times – Chicago,IL,USA
BY LEE KEATH. BAGHDAD, Iraq — Iraq's US-picked leaders approved a new
flag for the country, dumping Saddam Hussein's red-and-black standard.

www.suntimes.com/output/iraq/cst-nws-iflag27.html

NEGROPONTE Up for Iraq Diplomat Spot
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: Veteran diplomat John Negroponte will face enormous challenges
if he is confirmed as the US ambassador to Iraq. Negroponte…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1852176

POWELL defines Iraq's 'sovereignty'
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
US Secretary of State Colin Powell said it was essential the 135,000 troops
who invaded and occupied Iraq without a UN mandate continue to operate
under US…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/D02F2810-0D0A-478C-A6EE-C9CACAC1415C.htm

SINGAPORE rejoins Iraq campaign
NEWS.com.au – Australia
SINGAPORE will rejoin the US-led military campaign in Iraq next month with
the deployment of an airforce tanker aircraft to the Gulf, the government
said today…
www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,9406660%255E1702,00.html

NEW Iraq Flag Rankles Public
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: Iraq's US-appointed governing council unveils a new national
flag, discarding the country's green, black and red for a white and blue
pattern that…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1852158

AUSTRALIA not to be involved in ongoing occupation of Iraq: PM
Xinhua – China
… April 27 (Xinhuanet) — Australian Prime Minister John Howard said
on Tuesday that Australia would not be involved in ongoing occupation
of Iraq but would not…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-04/27/content_1443018.htm

3 US soldiers killed, 13 wounded in Iraq
Baltimore Sun – Baltimore,MD,USA
FALLUJAH, Iraq – A fierce firefight yesterday in a rubble-strewn neighborhood
of this Sunni Muslim stronghold left one Marine and at least eight insurgents
dead…
www.baltimoresun.com/news/nationworld/bal-te.iraq
27apr27,0,3542602.story?coll=bal-nationworld-headlines

BLAIR to defend Iraq policy
This is London – London,England,UK
Tony Blair today prepared a staunch defence of his handling of Iraq and
the Middle East after an unprecedented attack by more than 50 former senior
diplomats.…
www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/articles/10451272?source=Evening%20Standard

IRAQ'S flag breaks with traditions
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Iraq's US-picked leaders approved a new flag for the country,
dumping Saddam Hussein's red-and-black standard.…
www.indystar.com/articles/8/141650-8968-010.html

POWELL: Iraq may have to return some power
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
WASHINGTON ˜ Secretary of State Colin Powell said yesterday the interim
government that is to take power in Iraq on June 30 would have to give
back some…
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2001913662_iraqdig27.html

NEW Zealand man confirmed to be detained in Iraq
Xinhua – China
… 27 (Xinhuanet) — New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
(MFAT) has confirmed that a man from New Plymouth is being detained in
Iraq, New Zealand…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-04/27/content_1443024.htm

FACE the Iraq Fiasco, Senator
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… Today, however, Kerry seems unable to admit that the war he voted to
authorize in Iraq has been such a disaster, arguing only that we must
"stay the course…
www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-
scheer27apr27,1,4639564.column?coll=la-home-utilities

UK Companies Losing Out to US in Iraq Contracts, Times Says
Bloomberg – USA
April 27 (Bloomberg) — UK companies are losing business to US contractors
in Iraq, securing less than a third of contracts, the London-based Times
said…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000102&sid=av2ecFcBVg38&refer=uk

HEARINGS to Start on US Envoy to Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
WASHINGTON – Senators are pushing to get a US ambassador to Iraq approved
quickly as the deadline for the transfer of power to an interim Iraqi
government nears…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/8528420.htm

AUSTRALIAN Federal Police may be sent to Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
… which will involve several hundred police from around the world training
Iraqi police, and of course this is an essential part in the rebuilding
of Iraq.…
www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2004/s1095774.htm

AUSTRALIA will stay in Iraq until it is stable, PM vows
Channel News Asia – Singapore
SYDNEY : Australia will not be involved in any long-term occupation of
Iraq but will remain until the country is stabilised, Prime Minister John
Howard said…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/82017/1/.html

IRAQ resumes exporting oil after attacks
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Iraq said Monday it had resumed oil exports two days after
suicide bombers in boats attacked pumping stations in the Persian Gulf.

www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/world/2533052

BLAIR warned situation in Iraq `doomed'
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
… signed a letter on Monday criticizing Prime Minister Tony Blair for
his unflinching support for the Bush administration's approach to postwar
Iraq and to the…
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/world/2532799

FORCES stretched thin, US increasingly contracts private forces…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… 2004 01:43. WASHINGTON (AP) Some days, private security guards in Iraq
look simply like well-armed rent-a-cops. Other days, they…
www.boston.com/dailynews/118/wash/Forces_stretched_thin_U_S_incr:.shtml

RE: Missing New Zealander in Iraq
Scoop.co.nz (press release) – New Zealand
1. We have received information in the past 24 hours that New Zealander
Andreas Schafer is alive and well and in Iraq. We understand…
www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0404/S00179.htm

TWO US soldiers killed in Iraq warehouse blast
The Indiana Digital Student – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — A suspected chemical weapons warehouse exploded in flames
Monday moments after US troops broke in, killing two soldiers and wounding
five.…
www.idsnews.com/story.php?id=23038

BRITISH government announces ambassador to Iraq
Hi Pakistan – Lahore,Pakistan
LONDON: The British government said Monday it had appointed an experienced
Arabist and Middle East specialist as its ambassador to Iraq.…
www.hipakistan.com/en/detail.php?newsId=en62839&F_catID=&f_type=source

NO increase in Iraq troops: Downer
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
AUSTRALIA was planning to keep its troop numbers in Iraq roughly the same
as they currently were, Foreign Affairs Minister Alexander Downer said
today.…
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,9405152%255E1702,00.html

GOVT asked to provide Iraq police
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
THE Federal Government was seriously considering a request for Australian
police to be sent to Iraq, Justice Minister Chris Ellison said today.

www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,9404079%255E1702,00.html

NEXT few months in Iraq vital: PM
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
The instability in Iraq could continue for a long time unless the situation
improved in the next few months, Prime Minister John Howard said.…
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/04/27/1082831543503.html

FIGHTING flares near mosques in Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
FALLUJAH, IRAQ — Intense firefights erupted Monday between US forces and
insurgents in Fallujah and Najaf, two cities surrounded by thousands of
troops.…
www.startribune.com/stories/484/4744306.html

CAPTORS Give Ultimatum On Italians Held in Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… 26 — In a warning aired on Arabic-language satellite television Monday,
kidnappers said they would kill three Italians taken hostage in Iraq unless
Italy's…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A44667-2004Apr26.html

NZ man detained in Iraq
The Australian – Australia
A NEW Zealand man has been detained in Iraq, but authorities that they
don't know who is holding him or his location. New information…
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,9403587%255E1702,00.html

US Says Needs Security Free Hand in Iraq Handover
Wired News – USA
FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – Secretary of State Colin Powell said on Monday
the still undefined interim government due to take power in Iraq on June
30 would have…
wireservice.wired.com/wired/story.asp?section=Breaking&storyId=856420&tw=wn_wire_story

BUILDING explodes in Iraq
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq ˆ A workshop believed to be producing chemical munitions
exploded in flames Monday moments after US troops broke in to search it,
killing two…
www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/world/stories/042704dnintiraqrdp.7568.html

LATEST developments in Iraq
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
… About 200 US troops rolled into a base in the Shi'ite holy city of
Najaf to replace Spanish forces who were withdrawing. – The president
of Iraq's US-picked…
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/04/27/1082831539580.html

IRAQ oil terminal attacks weigh on prices
Financial Times – London,England,UK
The suicide boat attacks on Iraq's main oil export terminal at the weekend
added to pressure on oil prices yesterday, increasing concern about future
supplies…
news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/
FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1079420632305

AFP trainers may be sent to Iraq: Govt
ABC Online – Australia
A senior Government minister says Federal Cabinet will consider the possibility
of sending Australian Federal Police (AFP) trainers to Iraq.…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1095413.htm

ATTACKS halt rebuilding of Iraq
Guardian – UK
Vital reconstruction work in Iraq has almost completely ground to a halt
after being "screwed up" by the deteriorating security situation in the
country…
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1204230,00.html

UN Chief in Iraq 'Navigates by Sight'
New York Times – USA
… conjuring solutions. In Iraq, he is "al-ustaz" "the professor" to the
leaders he summons to discuss the country's political future. At…
www.nytimes.com/2004/04/27/international/middleeast/27
BRAH.html?ex=1083643200&en=3ba8b5d9cd50b513&ei=5062

BLOW for CDU as Kohler attacks US on Iraq
Financial Times – London,England,UK
… a damage limitation exercise after Horst Köhler, the party's candidate
to become president next month, accused the US of making "severe mistakes"
in Iraq.…
news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/
StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1079420630810

CHAPLIN to head British embassy in Iraq
Financial Times – London,England,UK
Britain has appointed an ambassador to represent its interests in Iraq
and run an embassy in Baghdad after the transfer of power to an interim
government on…
news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/
StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1079420631202

US lobbies allies over UN resolution on Iraq
Financial Times – London,England,UK
The US yesterday began lobbying the international community to support
a new UN Security Council resolution on Iraq in order to avert a possible
break-up of…
news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/
StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1079420632289

MAJOR Developments in Iraq
Guardian – UK
… The deployment brings the Americans about three miles from holy sites
at the heart of the city. -The president of Iraq's US-picked Governing
Council, Massoud…
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4024078,00.html

HOWARD: we won't be in Iraq long-term
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Australia would not be involved in an ongoing occupation of Iraq but would
stay until the country was stabilised, Prime Minister John Howard said
today.…
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/04/27/1082831530838.html

UK Considers Sending More Troops to Iraq
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Tony Blair was today considering sending more British troops to Iraq today
after unprecedented criticism from former diplomats.…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2843864

BUSH'S approval ratings rise even as Iraq concerns continue
Xinhua – China
… Xinhuanet) — US President George W. Bush's approval ratings have improved
in April even as the month has become the deadliest for US troops in Iraq
and many…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-04/27/content_1441549.htm

US lobbies allies over UN resolution on Iraq
Financial Times – London,England,UK
The US on Monday began lobbying the international community to support
a new UN Security Council resolution on Iraq in order to avert a possible
break-up of…
news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/
StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1079420628357

OTHER Views: Bush's insoluble dilemma in Iraq
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
MOSCOW The doomsayers' gloomiest predictions of a "new Vietnam" in Iraq
are coming true. … Bush will drag out the war, increasing US troop strength
in Iraq.…
www.iht.com/articles/517041.htm

  
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