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October 27 2004
   
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Kerry hits at Bush's Iraq record
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
… John Kerry, trying to unseat President Bush, heads to Iowa where supporters can expect to hear attacks on the president's handling of the war in Iraq.…

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Japan resists hostage demands in Iraq
CNN – USA
(CNN) — Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said Wednesday that his nation's troops would remain in Iraq despite threats from insurgents there to kill a…

www.canada.com/news/world/story.html?id=d2f647af-38df-4ea0-a962-021c65173db2
British troops in Iraq begin deployment north to replace US forces
Canada.com – Canada
BAGHDAD (AP) – Nearly 800 British forces left their base in southern Iraq on Wednesday, heading north toward Baghdad to replace US troops who are expected to…

www.startribune.com/stories/587/5054815.html
Kerry hammers at Bush on missing explosives in Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
John Kerry accused President Bush on Wednesday of ``dodging and bobbing and weaving'' on explanations for nearly 400 tons of missing explosives in Iraq.…

www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-4578536,00.html
Cheney Cites Kerry Adviser in Iraq Flap
Guardian – UK
… The International Atomic Energy Agency had warned the US-led coalition that invaded Iraq to secure the explosives, fearing they could fall into the wrong hands…

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=politicsNews&storyID=6633183
Kerry Says Bush Must Answer for Iraq Explosives
Reuters – USA
… challenger John Kerry said on Wednesday Americans deserved answers from President Bush, not more political attacks, over tons of missing explosives in Iraq.…

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10029966.htm
What Happened to Missing Iraq Explosives
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,United States
… Why all the fuss about this particular site? A. Al-Qaqaa was considered the pre-eminent site in Iraq for high explosive stockpiles.…

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6631458
Japan to Keep Troops in Iraq Despite Hostage Case
Reuters – USA
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said Wednesday he would not withdraw troops from Iraq despite a threat by a militant group to…

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Kidnapped Woman Urges UK to Leave Iraq
ABC News – United States
27, 2004. Hassan made another plea Wednesday urging Britain to withdraw troops from Iraq and asked for the release of all Iraqi female detainees.…

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200410/s1229371.htm
British troops on the move in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
Hundreds of British soldiers have left southern Iraq for a mission closer to Baghdad to free up US forces for a possible assault on rebel-held Fallujah.…

www.turkishpress.com/turkishpress/news.asp?ID=32031
US downplays Allawi charge after massacre of recruits in Iraq
Turkish Press – Turkey
… The United States downplayed Wednesday interim Iraqi prime minister Iyad Allawi's charge of “negligence” by members of the multinational force in Iraq after 49…

seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apmideast_story.asp?category=1107&slug=Iraq%20Showdown%20Ahead
Signs point to imminent showdown in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — An uptick in airstrikes and other military moves point to an imminent showdown between US forces and Sunni Muslim insurgents west of Baghdad…

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Bush and Kerry Battle Over Iraq Explosives
Wired News – USA
… John Kerry battled on Wednesday over missing explosives in Iraq as they raced across vital swing states in the last days of a deadlocked White House race.…

www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-4579057,00.html
Cheney Cites Kerry Adviser in Iraq Flap
Guardian – UK
… John Kerry's criticism of the Bush administration for the disappearance of hundreds of tons of explosives in Iraq, saying the Democratic candidate doesn't have…

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/10029463.htm
Georgia soldiers depart for second tour in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
SAVANNAH, Ga. – A unit of 130 troops from Hunter Army Airfield prepared to depart late Wednesday for their second tour in Iraq.…

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=politicsNews&storyID=6633183
Kerry Says Bush Must Answer for Iraq Explosives
Reuters – USA
… challenger John Kerry said on Wednesday Americans deserved answers from President Bush, not more political attacks, over tons of missing explosives in Iraq.…

www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4578502,00.html
British Troops in Iraq Begin Redeployment
Guardian – UK
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Nearly 800 British forces left their base in southern Iraq on Wednesday, heading north toward Baghdad to replace US troops who are…

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Kidnapped Woman Urges UK to Leave Iraq
ABC News – United States
27, 2004. Hassan made another plea Wednesday urging Britain to withdraw troops from Iraq and asked for the release of all Iraqi female detainees.…

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200410/s1229371.htm
British troops on the move in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
Hundreds of British soldiers have left southern Iraq for a mission closer to Baghdad to free up US forces for a possible assault on rebel-held Fallujah.…

www.turkishpress.com/turkishpress/news.asp?ID=32031
US downplays Allawi charge after massacre of recruits in Iraq
Turkish Press – Turkey
… The United States downplayed Wednesday interim Iraqi prime minister Iyad Allawi's charge of “negligence” by members of the multinational force in Iraq after 49…

seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apmideast_story.asp?category=1107&slug=Iraq%20Showdown%20Ahead
Signs point to imminent showdown in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — An uptick in airstrikes and other military moves point to an imminent showdown between US forces and Sunni Muslim insurgents west of Baghdad…

www.nytimes.com/2004/10/27/politics/campaign/27CND-CAMP.html
Bush Says Kerry 'Jumps to Conclusions' on Iraq Explosives
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
… 27 – President Bush addressed for the first time today the mysterious disappearance of 380 tons of explosives in Iraq, accusing his campaign rival, Senator…

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Bush and Kerry Battle Over Iraq Explosives
Wired News – USA
… John Kerry battled on Wednesday over missing explosives in Iraq as they raced across vital swing states in the last days of a deadlocked White House race.…

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Georgia soldiers depart for second tour in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
SAVANNAH, Ga. – A unit of 130 troops from Hunter Army Airfield prepared to depart late Wednesday for their second tour in Iraq.…

www.boston.com/dailynews/301/world/Al_Qaida_online_publication_ur:.shtml
Al-Qaida online publication urges Sunni Muslim fighters in Iraq to…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) An online al-Qaida magazine is urging Sunni Muslim fighters in Iraq to join hands with Osama bin Laden to defeat its enemies.…

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-10/28/content_2146985.htm
Bush, Kerry trade accusations over missing explosives in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
… US President George W. Bush and his Democratic rival John Kerry traded accusations Wednesday over the missing of nearly 380 tons of explosives in Iraq as the…

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6631458
Japan to Keep Troops in Iraq Despite Hostage Case
Reuters – USA
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said Wednesday he would not withdraw troops from Iraq despite a threat by a militant group to…

www.turkishpress.com/turkishpress/news.asp?ID=32031
US downplays Allawi charge after massacre of recruits in Iraq
Turkish Press – Turkey
… The United States downplayed Wednesday interim Iraqi prime minister Iyad Allawi's charge of “negligence” by members of the multinational force in Iraq after 49…

news.inq7.net/world/index.php?index=1&story_id=16313
British troops in Iraq head north on risky mission
Philippine Daily Inquirer – Makati City,Philippines
BASRA, Iraq — A battle group of British troops rolled out of southern Iraq on Wednesday on a US-requested mission to deadlier areas near Baghdad, in a major…

abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=202790
Tape: Hassan Urges British to Leave Iraq
ABC News – United States
27, 2004. Hassan made another plea Wednesday urging Britain to withdraw troops from Iraq and asked for the release of all Iraqi female detainees.…

seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apmideast_story.asp?category=1107&slug=Iraq%20Showdown%20Ahead
Signs point to imminent showdown in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — An uptick in airstrikes and other military moves point to an imminent showdown between US forces and Sunni Muslim insurgents west of Baghdad…

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/10029463.htm
Georgia soldiers depart for second tour in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
SAVANNAH, Ga. – A unit of 130 troops from Hunter Army Airfield prepared to depart late Wednesday for their second tour in Iraq.…

www.boston.com/dailynews/301/world/Al_Qaida_online_publication_ur:.shtml
Al-Qaida online publication urges Sunni Muslim fighters in Iraq to…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) An online al-Qaida magazine is urging Sunni Muslim fighters in Iraq to join hands with Osama bin Laden to defeat its enemies.…

www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-4579057,00.html
Cheney Cites Kerry Adviser in Iraq Flap
Guardian – UK
… John Kerry's criticism of the Bush administration for the disappearance of hundreds of tons of explosives in Iraq, saying the Democratic candidate doesn't have…

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Differing Views on January Elections in Iraq
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,United States
Description: Proponents of January elections in Iraq say the elections should be completed before the security situation gets worse.…

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20041027-090013-9889r.htm
Kerry hits at Bush's Iraq record
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
… John Kerry, trying to unseat President Bush, heads to Iowa where supporters can expect to hear attacks on the president's handling of the war in Iraq.…

money.cnn.com/cnn/2004/WORLD/meast/10/27/iraq.main/
Japan resists hostage demands in Iraq
CNN – USA
(CNN) — Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said Wednesday that his nation's troops would remain in Iraq despite threats from insurgents there to kill a…

www.canada.com/news/world/story.html?id=d2f647af-38df-4ea0-a962-021c65173db2
British troops in Iraq begin deployment north to replace US forces
Canada.com – Canada
BAGHDAD (AP) – Nearly 800 British forces left their base in southern Iraq on Wednesday, heading north toward Baghdad to replace US troops who are expected to…

www.startribune.com/stories/587/5054815.html
Kerry hammers at Bush on missing explosives in Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
John Kerry accused President Bush on Wednesday of ``dodging and bobbing and weaving'' on explanations for nearly 400 tons of missing explosives in Iraq.…

www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-4578536,00.html
Cheney Cites Kerry Adviser in Iraq Flap
Guardian – UK
… The International Atomic Energy Agency had warned the US-led coalition that invaded Iraq to secure the explosives, fearing they could fall into the wrong hands…

www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/10/27/1098667842419.html
Bush talks of changing tactics in Iraq
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
George Bush has raised the possibility of altering US tactics in Iraq in a move that his campaign manager said showed a commander-in-chief willing to learn…

www.mg.co.za/Content/l3.asp?cg=BreakingNews-InternationalNews&ao=124476
British troops on the move in Iraq
Mail & Guardian Online (subscription) – Johannesburg,South Africa
Nearly 800 members of British forces began leaving their bases in southern Iraq on Wednesday, heading north toward Baghdad to replace United States troops who…

www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4578502,00.html
British Troops in Iraq Begin Redeployment
Guardian – UK
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Nearly 800 British forces left their base in southern Iraq on Wednesday, heading north toward Baghdad to replace US troops who are…

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/10027646.htm
A Look at Foreigners Taken Hostage in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… said he was kidnapped by followers of Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and vowed to kill him within 48 hours unless Japan withdraws its troops from Iraq…

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-10/27/content_2146249.htm
Iraq war “increased terror threat”: Australia
Xinhua – Beijing,China
BEIJING, Oct. 27 (Xinhuanet) — Australian spy chief says the Iraq war has increased the threat of terrorism against Australian interests in the Middle East.…

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Ireland not neutral on Iraq, says rebel UK MP
Ireland Online – Dublin,Ireland
Rebel British MP George Galloway, thrown out of Britain's Labour Party for his outspoken opposition to the Iraq war, called on the Government to stop the use…

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Democrat ad presses Iraq attack
BBC News – London,England,UK
Democrat White House challenger John Kerry has stepped up attacks on President George W Bush, as a row grows over explosives missing in Iraq.…

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/113796/1/.html
British troops start risky Iraq mission, Japan defiant after…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BASRA, Iraq : British soldiers began to roll out of southern Iraq on a risky mission nearer Baghdad as Tokyo stood firm after militants linked to Iraq's most…

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/10025673.htm
US-led forces called negligent in preventing Iraq massacre
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Prime Minister Ayad Allawi blamed the US-led military forces Tuesday for the weekend massacre of 49 freshly trained Iraqi soldiers, saying the…

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20041027-071411-1344r.htm
British troops on the move in Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Baghdad, Iraq, Oct. 27 (UPI) — Some 850 of Britain's Black Watch troops set out from the southern Iraqi city of Basra Wednesday…

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Iraq war has put Australia, Middle East at risk, claims:OZ spy…
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News]: Sydney, Oct.27 : The chief of Australia's top spy agency has claimed that the country's involvement in the Iraq war has probably exposed it more…

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20041027-065108-7569r.htm
White House flummoxed on Iraq explosives
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
27 (UPI) — The Bush administration is in defensive mode over how 380 tons of explosives went missing in Iraq, suggesting the cache might have been removed…

www.mosnews.com/news/2004/10/27/iraqscandal.shtml
Russia Wants UN Weapons Inspectors Back in Iraq After Explosives…
MOSNEWS – Russia
Russia asked the UN Security Council Tuesday to address the return of UN weapons inspectors to Iraq after 377 tons of powerful explosives disappeared in the war…

washingtontimes.com/world/20041027-121030-7792r.htm
Terrorists hope to defeat Bush through Iraq violence
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
… Mr. Bush's chances. “American elections and Iraq are linked tightly together,” he told a Fallujah-based Iraqi reporter. “We've got…

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British Military Begins Deployment in Iraq
ABC News – United States
British Army soldiers from the 1st Battalion, Duke of Wellington Regiment, walk in the center of Basra, southern Iraq, Tuesday, Oct.…

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A1223-2004Oct27.html
British Military Begins Deployment in Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Some 800 British forces, accompanied by US Marines, began making their way toward Baghdad on Wednesday as part of a redeployment ahead of an…

www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/story/246611p-211281c.html
Iraq's vanishing ammo explodes into campaign
New York Daily News – New York,NY,USA
WASHINGTON – The chaos in Iraq continued to rock the tight presidential race yesterday as John Kerry pounded President Bush over the disappearance of 380 tons…

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/113735/1/.html
Australia acknowledges Iraq increases its risk of terrorist attack
Channel News Asia – Singapore
SYDNEY : Australia's newly re-elected government has conceded for the first time its decision to participate in the Iraq conflict may have increased the…

politics.guardian.co.uk/interviews/story/0,11660,1336969,00.html
'We want to bring hope to Iraq'
Guardian – UK
… Abdullah Muhsin, to lobby trade union delegates at the Labour party conference to oppose calls for an early withdrawal of British troops from Iraq.…

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20041027-090013-9889r.htm
Kerry hits at Bush's Iraq record
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
John Kerry, trying to unseat President Bush, heads to Iowa where supporters can expect to hear attacks on the president's handling of the war in Iraq.

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Japan resists hostage demands in Iraq
CNN – USA
(CNN) — Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said Wednesday that his nation's troops would remain in Iraq despite threats from insurgents there to kill a…

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British troops in Iraq begin deployment north to replace US forces
Canada.com – Canada
BAGHDAD (AP) – Nearly 800 British forces left their base in southern Iraq on Wednesday, heading north toward Baghdad to replace US troops who are expected to…

www.startribune.com/stories/587/5054815.html
Kerry hammers at Bush on missing explosives in Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
John Kerry accused President Bush on Wednesday of ``dodging and bobbing and weaving'' on explanations for nearly 400 tons of missing explosives in Iraq.…

www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-4578536,00.html
Cheney Cites Kerry Adviser in Iraq Flap
Guardian – UK
… The International Atomic Energy Agency had warned the US-led coalition that invaded Iraq to secure the explosives, fearing they could fall into the wrong hands…

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kerry_says_bush_sought_to_hide_loss_of_iraq_arms

Kerry says Bush sought to hide loss of Iraq arms
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
that the incumbent ''tried to hide the information until after the election” as part of a broader political strategy to mislead voters about setbacks in Iraq.

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Militants in Iraq threaten to behead Japanese hostage in 48 hours
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraq's most feared militant group released a video threatening to behead a Japanese captive within 48 hours unless Japan withdraws its

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27oct27,0,7522085.story?coll=la-home-world

Army Will Not Cut Iraq Combat Tours
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
WASHINGTON — The Army has abandoned the possibility of shortening 12-month combat tours in Iraq to six or nine months, its top officer said Tuesday.

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Action against Iraq workers may cost billions
Independent Online – South Africa
The country could lose billions of rands a year if South Africans working in Iraq are prosecuted. This is the warning by people

www.turkishpress.com/turkishpress/news.asp?ID=31946
Kerry fires off new attack on missing Iraq weapons
Turkish Press – Turkey
Democratic challenger John Kerry unleashed a new attack on President George W. Bush on Tuesday over a huge cache of deadly high explosives missing in Iraq.

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Japan won't pull out troops from Iraq as hostage faces death
Philippine Daily Inquirer – Makati City,Philippines
TOKYO, Japan — Japan insisted Wednesday it would not bow to the demands of Islamic militants in Iraq who have threatened to behead a Japanese man unless Tokyo

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Coalition 'Great Negligence' Blamed for Iraq Deaths
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Iraq's interim prime minister Ayad Allawi has blamed the US-led coalition for “great negligence” in the ambush that killed about 50 soldiers heading home

washingtontimes.com/world/20041027-121030-7792r.htm
Terrorists hope to defeat Bush through Iraq violence
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Mr. Bush's chances. “American elections and Iraq are linked tightly together,” he told a Fallujah-based Iraqi reporter. “We've got

www.abc.net.au/am/content/2004/s1228715.htm
ASIO chief says Iraq war an incentive for terrorist recruitment
ABC Online – Australia
The Director General of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation says a consequence of the Iraq war has been its recruitment opportunities for

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special_packages/election2004/10021568.htm

Bush talks about the economy, Kerry hammers president on Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
his re-election bid Tuesday to promises of a better economy while Democratic rival John Kerry attempted to hold the president accountable for failures in Iraq.

www.startribune.com/stories/1762/5053887.html
Questions multiply over arms theft in Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
WASHINGTON, DC — Questions about when approximately 380 tons of explosives in Iraq disappeared, how they were moved and who might have taken the deadly

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/election2004/10021684.htm
Bush, Kerry visit Wisconsin, trade jabs on Iraq, weapons
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
Kerry said a UN report disclosing the apparent theft of 380 tons of military explosives in Iraq underscored the incompetence not just of Bush's handling of

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6620659
Iraq Group Takes Japanese Hostage; Troops to Stay
Reuters – USA
TOKYO (Reuters) – A group led by al Qaeda ally Abu Musab al-Zarqawi threatened to behead a Japanese hostage in Iraq unless Japan withdrew its troops, but Prime

www.nytimes.com/2004/10/27/international/middleeast/27iraq.html
Iraq's Prime Minister Faults US Military in Massacre
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq, Oct. The assault took place Saturday night in remote eastern Iraq, as three minibuses of unarmed Iraqi soldiers were heading south on leave.

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1336485,00.html
Geneva convention 'ruled out' for some Iraq prisoners
Guardian – UK
Non-Iraqi prisoners caught by US forces in Iraq may no longer be treated under the protections of the Geneva convention, according to a report in today's New

politics.guardian.co.uk/Guardian/uselections2004/story/0,13918,1336695,00.html
Bush to seek another $70bn funding for Iraq
Guardian – UK
George Bush will ask for $70bn in emergency funding for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan early next year if he is re-elected, as the US military considers

www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/politics/10021532.htm
Cheney Rejects Kerry Criticism on Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
general,” Vice President Dick Cheney on Tuesday rejected the Democrat's criticism of the loss of hundreds of tons of explosives in Iraq, saying toppling Saddam

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Australia's Spy Chief Says Al-Qaeda Benefited From Iraq War
Bloomberg – United States
27 (Bloomberg) — The war in Iraq gave the al-Qaeda terrorist network recruitment opportunities and may have inspired new followers in Australia of its leader

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/10022220.htm
Daily Look at Iraq US Military Deaths
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
26, 2004, at least 1,108 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

  
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