Iraq News and Information Links September 27 2004
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DEAN says Iraq war will determine presidency
USA Today – McLean,VA,United States
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Howard Dean has come to believe that the presidential election will turn on the Iraq war rather than the economy.…

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BLAIR Facing Popular Discontent Over Iraq War
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,United States
Description: Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair faces criticism within his Labor Party over his support for the war in Iraq. At…

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BUSH'S New Ads Slam Kerry's Iraq Comments
ABC News – United States
… John Kerry's statements on the Iraq war. “How can John Kerry protect us when he doesn't even know where he stands,” the ad asks.…

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US Army Mulls Shorter Iraq, Afghan Combat Duty
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US Army is considering shortening yearlong combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan amid concerns the long and perilous duty is making…

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AMERICANS face Iraq murder charge
BBC News – London,England,UK
The United States military in Iraq has charged two soldiers serving in the capital, Baghdad, over the murder of an Iraqi civilian.…

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FRANCE says US pull-out must be on Iraq conference agenda
Expatica – Netherlands
PARIS, Sept 27 (AFP) – Any international conference on the conflict in Iraq ought to discuss the question of whether the US-led forces should withdraw from the…

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THREE British Muslims join Zarqawi terrorist group in Iraq
HindustanTimes.com UK edition – New Delhi,India
… by a resistance leader that three British Muslims have joined the terrorist group holding the Liverpool engineer Kenneth Bigley hostage in Iraq has not only…

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KENNEDY Nukes Bush On Iraq
CBS News – USA
(AP) The Bush administration's failure to shut down al Qaeda and rebuild Iraq have fueled the insurgency and made the United States more vulnerable to a…

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IRAQ steals show at Labour conference
Reuters – London,England,UK
BRIGHTON (Reuters) – Iraq and the fate of hostage Kenneth Bigley are threatening to eclipse efforts by Tony Blair to put domestic policy centre stage as…

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UK in Iraq radio plea for hostage
CNN International – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — The British Embassy in Baghdad has released an Arabic language radio appeal in an ongoing effort to win the release of British hostage…

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POWELL downbeat on Iraq as bomb kills 3
The Australian – Australia
US Secretary of State Colin Powell has admitted the violence in Iraq is worsening, a harsher view of the insurgency than George W. Bush, who said at the…

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IRANIAN diplomat freed in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – An Iranian diplomat taken hostage in Iraq last month has been released by his captors but the fate of at least 11 other foreigners…

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US soldier faces Iraq abuse trial
BBC News – London,England,UK
A woman soldier accused of abusing soldiers at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq is to face a court martial in January, the US army has said.…

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GLOBAL finance chiefs seek to forge Iraq debt deal
Reuters – USA
PARIS, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Finance chiefs from leading industrialised countries must bridge a transatlantic rift over how much of Iraq's foreign debt to write…

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FRENCH seek Iraq pull-out debate
BBC News – London,England,UK
Withdrawal of US-led forces must be on the agenda if an international summit on Iraq is to go ahead, France's Foreign Minister Michel Barnier said.…

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IRAQ guard general arrested
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
Baghdad — The US military has arrested a senior commander of the nascent Iraqi National Guard, raising concerns about the loyalty and reliability of the new…

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IRAQ to dominate Labour conference
Reuters – London,England,UK
BRIGHTON (Reuters) – Iraq and the fate of a British hostage are threatening to thwart Prime Minister Tony Blair's efforts to put domestic issues centre stage…

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KERRY condemns `spin' on Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… Kerry excoriated President Bush on Sunday for saying that he had no regrets about his declaration more than a year ago that the mission in Iraq was accomplished…

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EU welcomes call for Iraq conference, questions date
EUbusiness – London,UK
EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana cautiously welcomed Monday calls for an international conference on Iraq, saying it could be a “positive” step although…

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FIJI to guard UN in Iraq
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
Fiji will start posting soldiers and bodyguards to Iraq next month to guard United Nations staff there. Fiji will provide 155 soldiers…

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FOREIGN troops not the solution in Iraq: Musharraf
The Hindu – Chennai,India
(PTI):Signalling disagreement with US over its policies in the Middle East, Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has said more foreign troops in Iraq are not…

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COOK Challenges Blair on Iraq
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Former Foreign Secretary Robin Cook today called on the Prime Minister to “reach out” to the wider public over Iraq with the message that “it won’t…

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KERRY Rails at Bush for 2003 Claim on Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… no regrets over his speech aboard an aircraft carrier more than a year ago during which he said, “The United States and our allies have prevailed” in Iraq.…

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BLAIR under party's Iraq spotlight
CNN International – USA
BRIGHTON, England (CNN) — British Prime Minister Tony Blair is once again being dogged by events in Iraq as he faces the last conference of his Labour Party…

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POWELL Fears Worsening Situation in Iraq
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
US Secretary of State Colin Powell says he sees the situation in Iraq “getting worse” as planned elections approach. And the…

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CAR Bombs Wound US Troops in Iraq
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,United States
… In Iraq today to car bombs exploded outside the base west of Baghdad wounded American and Iraqi troops US officials say September has set a record for car…

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ARMY considers shorter combat tours in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
… Fearing a sharp decline in recruiting and troop retention, the Army is considering cutting the length of its 12-month combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan…

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CONFERENCE on Iraq must discuss possible US pull-out: France
Channel News Asia – Singapore
PARIS : Any international conference on the conflict in Iraq ought to discuss the question of whether the US-led forces should withdraw from that country…

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KENNEDY ties Iraq criticism to election
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON — Senator Edward M. Kennedy told a national audience yesterday that the Bush administration's Iraq policy has made America less safe because it has…

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AIR raids, attack kill 25 in Iraq towns: Women, children included
Pakistan Dawn – Pakistan
… military statement said. Fallujah, about 50km west of Baghdad, is home to some of Iraq's most hardened Sunni militants. US forces…

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OTHER Iraq developments
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
… Bigley was kidnapped Sept. 16 with two Americans who were later beheaded. More than 140 foreigners have been kidnapped in Iraq.…

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BLAIR admits feeling heat over hostage in Iraq
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
LONDON (Reuters) — Kidnappers holding a British hostage in Iraq have put Britain in a very difficult position through their effective use of the media, Prime…

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IRAQ situation is worsening, Powell says
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
BY SUMANA CHATTERJEE. WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Colin Powell acknowledged Sunday that the situation in Iraq is getting worse, but he and Gen.…

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ALAMEDA marine among four soldiers killed in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… Bay area who had been scheduled to return home in two weeks for the birth of his first child was among four US soldiers killed by enemy fire in Iraq on Friday…

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HEADY US Goals for Iraq Fall by Wayside
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
WASHINGTON — Despite continuing violence and instability, President Bush has stuck doggedly to his central message on Iraq: There is no need to change course…

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POWELL: Worsening insurgency makes election difficult in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
27 (Xinhuanet) — US Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday that the escalating insurgency in Iraq could make the organizing of election in the country…

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CHANGE the Iraq Conversation
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
By William Raspberry. President Bush and would-be president John Kerry seem to agree that what America needs in Iraq is a new set of allies.…

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IRAQ explosions accent instability
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Two car bombs wounded US and Iraqi troops west of the capital Sunday and a few hours later the US military announced the arrest of a senior…

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POWELL: Goal is to stabilize Iraq for elections
CNN – USA
WASHINGTON (CNN) — The US military in Iraq will move into insurgent-filled “no-go zones” to stabilize them in advance of elections in January, Secretary of…

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KERRY attacks Bush over Iraq speech
swissinfo – Switzerland
… W. Bush for saying he. has no regrets over his “Mission Accomplished” speech on Iraq and would do it again. flight suit for that…

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PHILIPPINES prepares emergency plans for Filipino workers in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
MANILA, Philippines (AP) The Philippine government is preparing contingency plans to evacuate more than 4,000 citizens working in Iraq if violence escalates…

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GRISLY Path to Power In Iraq's Insurgency
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… He is the most wanted man in Iraq and at the vanguard of a new generation of Islamic radicals who have confronted the United States and its allies since the…

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KENNEDY: Administration's failure to rebuild Iraq fuels insurgency
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) The Bush administration's failure to shut down al-Qaida and its bungled efforts to rebuild Iraq have fueled the insurgency and made America…

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19 killed in Iraq violence
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
FALLUJAH: Nineteen people were killed in new clashes in Iraq as the US military continued its operations against militants loyal to guerilla chief Abu Musab Al…

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BLAIR'S Labor to debate UK's role in Iraq at annual conference
Xinhua – Beijing,China
… of Britain's ruling Labor Party, which started in Brighton, southern England, on Sunday, will debate the withdrawal of British troops from Iraq this week…

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IRAQ Commander Accused of Militant Links
ABC News – United States
BAGHDAD, Iraq Sept. 26, 2004 — Two car bombs wounded American and Iraqi troops west of the capital Sunday and a few hours later…

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PRESIDENT Musharraf asks US to plan Iraq exit
Daily Times – Pakistan
WASHINGTON: President Pervez Musharraf said in an interview published on Sunday that foreign troops were not welcome in Iraq and the United States should work…

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A Look at US Military Deaths in Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
24, 2004, 1,042 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to the Defense Department.…

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IRAQ: There Is No Justification for Postponing Elections
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
As the people of Iraq prepare to hold their first free elections, an international chorus is calling for the polls to be postponed.…

  
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