Iraq News and Information Links May 28 2004
US, UN Blindsided on Iraq PM Announcement
Reuters - USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When word surfaced in Baghdad on Friday that Iyad
Allawi would lead Iraq's interim government, confusion reigned both in
Washington and ...
http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5291578

HUTCHINSON: Iraq 'Supermax' Prison Won't Wipe Away Abu Ghraib ...
AlterNet - USA
In his five-point plan for Iraq reconstruction, President Bush touted his
plan to build a modern maximum-security prison in Iraq as one way to wipe
away the ...
http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=18819

IRAQ'S nuclear sites are raided for scrap
Independent - London,England,UK
Concern is growing that a demand for scrap metal from war-damaged Iraq is
emptying the country of reusable goods and equipment such as water-plant
components ...
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=526007

BUSH Shifting Terror Alarm Onto Iraq
Common Dreams - USA
TWO DAYS after President Bush declared Iraq "the central front in the war
on terror," Attorney General John Ashcroft and FBI Director Robert Mueller
announced ...
http://www.commondreams.org/views04/0528-02.htm

'NEW Iraq Prime Minister' Named by Bush Official
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Iyad Allawi will become the new prime minister of an Iraq government that
will take power June 30 and “we are delighted with the choice,” a
senior Bush…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2992378

ANALYSIS: Jostling for Iraq's future power
United Press International – USA
… of Herculean. The veteran Algerian diplomat's endeavor for the future
of a stable, democratic Iraq is indeed a tall order. In short…
www.upi.com/view.cfm?StoryID=20040528-125856-2236r

JAPANESE journalists killed in Iraq
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… and their Iraqi translator were killed when their car was hit by a
rocket-propelled grenade south of Baghdad, hospital and family sources
in Iraq said.…
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/05/29/1085641740185.html

OUR future in Iraq
Claremore Daily Progress – Claremore,OK,USA
While there was little new in the latest speech on Iraq from President
George W. Bush, there are some encouraging signs on the international
front.…
www.claremoreprogress.com/archive/article14225

IRAQ'S US-installed Governing Council picks PM, truce shaken by…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : Iraq's US-backed Governing Council picked a political heavyweight
to run the country after the June 30 handover, as violence shook a fledgling
truce…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/87423/1/.html

NEW Iraq PM confirmed
TVNZ – New Zealand
The United States has confirmed that Iyad Allawi, a Shi'ite Muslim, will
be Iraq's prime minister in the interim government. “He…
tvnz.co.nz/view/news_world_story_skin/428156?format=html

POWELL signals willingness to compromise on Iraq's control of US…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… any possibility the UN Security Council would become embroiled in the
kind of divisive debate that preceded the US war against Iraq, Powell
underscored that…
www.boston.com/dailynews/149/wash/Powell_signals_willingness_to_:.shtml

BUSH Says He Will Work With Putin On Iraq Resolution
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
… US President George W. Bush today said he and Russian President Vladimir
Putin discussed a UN resolution meant to ease the 30 June transfer of
power in Iraq.…
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/05/ca634b43-75a0-42f5-b254-95d6ef45bd37.html

THE Fallen: A profile of US troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan
GovExec.com – USA
… The number of American troops killed so far in Iraq and supporting
operations — 801 as of this writing — is almost the same as the number
of Greeks killed at…
www.govexec.com/dailyfed/0504/052804nj1.htm

ONE shell containing sarin fails to justify Iraq war
The Decatur Daily – Decatur,AL,USA
One could almost hear the deep breath of relief that went up when military
officials first announced that a roadside bomb in Iraq might contain the
deadly…
www.decaturdaily.com/decaturdaily/opinion/editorials/040528b.shtml

ZINNI: US Failed to Plan Iraq War Aftermath
NPR (audio) – USA
Anthony Zinni says Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his top aides
should be held responsible for failing to plan for Iraq's reconstruction
after the US…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1912641

AUSTRALIA Vows to Keep Iraq Embassy Open Despite Bomb
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
The Australian government, a close US ally with troops in Iraq, said it
was unclear whether the bomb was directed at the embassy but there was
always risk…
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=5/27/2004&Cat=4&Num=003

BUSH Promises 'Full Sovereignty' to Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
WASHINGTON ˜ President Bush pledged today that when the US-led coalition
relinquishes authority in Iraq on June 30, the transfer of power would
grant…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/la-052804bush_lat,1,4068100.story?coll=la-home-headlines

ATTACKS targeting journalists in Iraq
Daily Yomiuri – Tokyo,Japan
Hotels and other buildings in central Baghdad where foreign reporters,
including those working for NHK, were staying hit by rocket-propelled
grenades.…
www.yomiuri.co.jp/newse/20040529wo23.htm

WASHINGTON Playing Musical Chairs in Iraq
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
… According to the timetable, power will be transferred to Iraq on June
30, but the timing of the withdrawal of US forces from Iraqi territory
is still unclear.…
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=5/27/2004&Cat=14&Num=001

MAJOR Changes Proposed to Iraq UN Resolution
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: France, Russia, Germany and China call for major revisions
to the draft resolution on the future of Iraq currently before the UN
Security Council.…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1912143

IDEA of the Week: Succeed in Iraq
NDOL.org – USA
In the last month, public confidence in President Bush's policies in Iraq
has collapsed. … John Kerry to abandon his commitment to America's success
in Iraq.…
www.ndol.org/ndol_ci.cfm?kaid=131&subid=207&contentid=252672

RUSSIA evacuates more experts from Iraq
Xinhua – China
MOSCOW, May 28 (Xinhuanet) — A plane on Friday took home from Iraq 89
more technicians of a Russian energy company after the deadly attack against
its…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-05/29/content_1496811.htm

BRAHIMI Accepts Allawi as Next Prime Minister of Iraq, UN Says
Bloomberg – USA
May 28 (Bloomberg) — Lakhdar Brahimi, the United Nations' top envoy to
Iraq, has accepted the decision of the Iraqi Governing Council that Iyad
Allawi will…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=aeODYxbncQlM&refer=us

BUSH Pledges Full Transfer of Sovereignty in Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
President Bush has sought to quiet international doubts about the political
transition in Iraq, pledging that US led coalition will transfer “full
sovereignty…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=116F001C-ADE7-4A23-9C728D7D361EF9C1

IRANIANS sign up for Iraq attacks
BBC News – London,England,UK
By Jim Muir. Hundreds of protesters in the Iranian capital, Tehran, have
been signing up to carry out suicide attacks against coalition forces
in Iraq.…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3758023.stm

GEORGE Bush was Right: Iraq Finally Poses a Threat
BuzzFlash – USA
… Iraq does indeed present an imminent and deadly threat to America.
… But he did what was necessary to make his statement come true: he
invaded Iraq.…
www.buzzflash.com/contributors/04/05/con04240.html

MORE fighting in Iraq's holy cities despite truce
ABC Online – Australia
MAXINE MCKEW: In Iraq, there may be a truce in place in the holy cities
of Najaf and Karbala but that hasn't stopped the fighting.…
www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2004/s1118620.htm

RUSSIAN, US Presidents Discuss Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
The White House says President Bush and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir
Putin, have discussed a draft UN Security Council resolution on Iraq.

www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=6BB449B3-A9D1-4DE8-AB729C8190349C74

BLACK Watch 'Well Placed' for Return to Iraq
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
The commanding officer of the Black Watch said today his men were “well
placed” to return to Iraq as part of the latest deployment of British
troops to the…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2991143

GOVERNING Council nominates political heavyweight as Iraq's new…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : Iraq's Governing Council has nominated secular Shiite Muslim
member Iyad Allawi to be the new prime minister after the June 30 return
of sovereignty…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/87394/1/.html

RUSSIA Evacuates Most of Its Citizens from Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Russia has evacuated most of its citizens from Iraq and officials are warning
those who remain of the dangers they face in the war-torn country.…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=A514FA1E-744B-471F-85604F922EA5EA38

US Troops, Sadr Militia Clash After Iraq Truce
Reuters – USA
NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) – Clashes between US troops and Shi'ite militia around
the holy city Najaf left five Iraqis dead on Friday, a day after militant
cleric…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5288742

PUTIN Speaks With Bush About Iraq Handover
Guardian – UK
MOSCOW (AP) – Vladimir Putin and President Bush spoke Friday about the
situation in Iraq, and the Russian leader underlined that a UN resolution
proposed by…
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4142514,00.html

RUSSIA staff defy Iraq withdrawal
BBC News – London,England,UK
Around 50 Russian workers are staying on in Iraq despite an evacuation
of nearly 200 of their colleagues. The Russian government…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3756661.stm

VALUABLE building blocks are leaving Iraq as scrap
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
SAHAB, Jordan As the United States spends billions of dollars to rebuild
Iraq's civil and military infrastructure, there is increasing evidence
that parts of…
www.iht.com/articles/522290.htm

5/28/04 – GOOD NEWS IN IRAQ
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
In recent weeks, there have been a number of negative stories about the
transition to democracy in Iraq. From continuing security…
www.voanews.com/Editorials/article.cfm?objectID=BCA2B470-F8DA-45A3-91B61F5D92C41937

POLAND Angrily Dismisses Iraq Abuse Report
Reuters – USA
WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland vehemently denied its troops had mistreated Iraqi
detainees in their occupation zone in southern Iraq, saying on Friday
recent…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5288479

IYAD Allawi named PM of Iraq's transitional govt.
The Hindu – Chennai,India
The chief US administrator in Iraq, L. Paul Bremer, was at Friday's council
session and congratulated Allawi on his nomination, said Mustafa al-Marayati,
an…
www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/holnus/001200405281808.htm

AUSTRALIAN soldiers injured in Iraq crash
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Six Australian soldiers were injured in Iraq yesterday when their armoured
vehicle crashed during a routine convoy task near Baghdad.…
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/05/29/1085641723846.html

US Troops, Sadr Militia Clash After Iraq Truce
Reuters – USA
KUFA, Iraq (Reuters) – US troops clashed with Iraqi fighters from Moqtada
al-Sadr's Mehdi Army militia on Friday near the holy city Najaf, a day
after the…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5287271

JAPAN Deaths in Iraq Highlight PM Political Risk
Reuters – USA
TOKYO (Reuters) – The deaths of two Japanese journalists in Iraq could
deepen public divisions over Tokyo's troop dispatch and highlight a political
risk for…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5287374

RUSSIAN specialists but not all are leaving Iraq
Pravda – Moscow,Russia
As the first plane did on Thursday, it is to bring back to Moscow Russian
specialists who were engaged in the re-building of heat and power plants
in Iraq.…
newsfromrussia.com/world/2004/05/28/54172.html

POLAND dismisses Iraq abuse report
CNN – USA
WARSAW, Poland — The Polish military has denied allegations its troops
mistreated detainees in Iraq, saying internal army inquiries revealed
no evidence of…
www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/05/28/poland.iraq/

EX-US Marine: I Killed Civilians in Iraq
Collective Bellaciao – Paris,France
Ex-Marine Staff Sergeant Jimmy Massey talks about his time in Iraq where
he admitted the US treatment of Iraqi civilians is fueling the Iraqi resistance.

bellaciao.org/en/article.php3?id_article=1120

IRAQ and a Hard Place
ABC News – USA
… America's task in Iraq is not only to defeat an … Peter Galbraith,
a former top American diplomat, believes Iraq is destined for a breakup,
one way or another.…
www.abcnews.go.com/sections/Nightline/World/iraq_divided_040528-1.html

HOPES of Shiite peace wane in Iraq
Middle East Online – UK
By Jennie Matthew – KUFA, Iraq. Hopes of an end to a Shiite Muslim uprising
in central Iraq looked in jeopardy Friday as deadly violence…
<www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=10091

POLAND Questions Reports of Abuse in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
WARSAW, Poland – The Polish military denied allegations Friday that its
troops were involved in prisoner abuse in Iraq. Witness…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/8783697.htm

PUTIN, Bush to Discuss UN Iraq Resolution by Phone
Wired News – USA
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin will discuss the new
UN Security Council resolution on Iraq's future Friday with President
Bush, the…
wireservice.wired.com/wired/story.asp?section=Breaking&storyId=870955&tw=wn_wire_story

AHEAD of Iraq Deployment, 37 Korean Troops Convert to Islam
Chosun Ilbo – South Korea
… mission.” So said on Friday those Korean soldiers who converted to
Islam ahead of their late July deployment to the Kurdish city of Irbil
in northern Iraq.…
english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200405/200405280041.html

CEASEFIRE in Iraq on shifting ground
ABC Online – Australia
MARK COLVIN: After only about a day, the ceasefire in Iraq between the
United States and the forces of the dissident cleric Moqtada al Sadr may
already be in…
www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2004/s1117653.htm

TWO Japanese reporters ' killed ' in Iraq ambush
The Times (subscription) – London,England,UK
… and Shia militia loyal to the cleric Hojatoleslam Moqtada al-Sadr appeared
to fracture, with gunmen exchanging fire with US troops in the southern
Iraq town of…
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,1-1126264,00.html

US, Germany reject deadline for US Iraq pull put
Expatica – Netherlands
MEXICO – German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and US government officials
have both ruled out setting a date for a pullout of US troops from Iraq
as suggested…
www.expatica.com/source/site_article.asp?subchannel_id=52&story_id=7996

POLAND Angrily Dismisses Iraq Abuse Report
Reuters – USA
WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland on Friday vehemently denied its troops had mistreated
Iraqi detainees in their occupation zone in southern Iraq, saying recent

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5285808

BODIES in Iraq Identified As Japanese
Guardian – UK
TOKYO (AP) – Gunmen attacked a car carrying two Japanese journalists in
Iraq and the vehicle burst into flames, Japan's Foreign Ministry said
Friday.…
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4141905,00.html

RUSSIA evacuates workers in Iraq
Borneo Bulletin – borneo,Brunei Darussalam
… attacks, but more than 240 others had stayed behind in spite of the
Russian Foreign Ministry's warnings that the unstable security situation
in Iraq put their…
www.brunei-online.com/bb/fri/may28w26.htm

US wants open-ended Iraq commitment
ABC Online – Australia
The US says it will oppose attempts by other members of the United Nations
Security Council to set a date for coalition forces to leave Iraq.…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1118552.htm

JAPAN Says Iraq Reports Two Japanese Killed in Attack (Update2)
Bloomberg – USA
… aid worker last month, sparking calls in Japan from opposition lawmakers
for Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi to withdraw Japanese troops from
Iraq and resign…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000101&sid=afrmi0EyPm30&refer=japan

ASK hard questions about the Iraq war
Washington Blade – Washington,DC,USA
Photos of naked male prisoners forced into sex acts makes the Iraq war
a Œgay issue.‚ But for us, it shouldn‚t stop there.…
www.washblade.com/2004/5-28/view/editorial/ask.cfm

FORMER Irish player hurt in Iraq
Arizona Republic – Phoenix,AZ,USA
Former Notre Dame basketball player Danielle Green lost her left hand during
an attack in Iraq while serving in the Army. The athletic…
www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/sports/articles/0528sptbrfs0528.html

TWO Japanese reporters ' killed ' in Iraq ambush
The Times (subscription) – London,England,UK
… and Shia militia loyal to the cleric Hojatoleslam Moqtada al-Sadr appeared
to fracture, with gunmen exchanging fire with US troops in the southern
Iraq town of…
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,1-1126264,00.html

US, Germany reject deadline for US Iraq pull put
Expatica – Netherlands
MEXICO – German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and US government officials
have both ruled out setting a date for a pullout of US troops from Iraq
as suggested…
www.expatica.com/source/site_article.asp?subchannel_id=52&story_id=7996

POLAND Angrily Dismisses Iraq Abuse Report
Reuters – USA
WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland on Friday vehemently denied its troops had mistreated
Iraqi detainees in their occupation zone in southern Iraq, saying recent

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5285808

BODIES in Iraq Identified As Japanese
Guardian – UK
TOKYO (AP) – Gunmen attacked a car carrying two Japanese journalists in
Iraq and the vehicle burst into flames, Japan's Foreign Ministry said
Friday.…
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4141905,00.html

RUSSIA evacuates workers in Iraq
Borneo Bulletin – borneo,Brunei Darussalam
… attacks, but more than 240 others had stayed behind in spite of the
Russian Foreign Ministry's warnings that the unstable security situation
in Iraq put their…
www.brunei-online.com/bb/fri/may28w26.htm

US wants open-ended Iraq commitment
ABC Online – Australia
The US says it will oppose attempts by other members of the United Nations
Security Council to set a date for coalition forces to leave Iraq.…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1118552.htm

JAPAN Says Iraq Reports Two Japanese Killed in Attack (Update2)
Bloomberg – USA
… aid worker last month, sparking calls in Japan from opposition lawmakers
for Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi to withdraw Japanese troops from
Iraq and resign…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000101&sid=afrmi0EyPm30&refer=japan

ASK hard questions about the Iraq war
Washington Blade – Washington,DC,USA
Photos of naked male prisoners forced into sex acts makes the Iraq war
a Œgay issue.‚ But for us, it shouldn‚t stop there.…
www.washblade.com/2004/5-28/view/editorial/ask.cfm

FORMER Irish player hurt in Iraq
Arizona Republic – Phoenix,AZ,USA
Former Notre Dame basketball player Danielle Green lost her left hand during
an attack in Iraq while serving in the Army. The athletic…
www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/sports/articles/0528sptbrfs0528.html

US Troops, Sadr Militia Clash After Iraq Truce
Reuters – USA
KUFA, Iraq (Reuters) – US troops clashed with Iraqi fighters from Moqtada
al-Sadr's Mehdi Army militia on Friday near the holy city Najaf, a day
after the…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5284402

KERRY Attacks Bush on Leadership, Iraq
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: Sen. John Kerry says President George Bush has taken the wrong
approach to combating terrorism by waging war in Iraq.…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1913217

TWO Japanese journalists killed in Iraq rocket attack
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
MAHMUDIYA, Iraq, – Two Japanese freelance journalists were killed in a
rocket-propelled grenade attack on their vehicle south of Baghdad, their
Iraqi driver…
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/world/2596979

JAPANESE reporters attacked in Iraq, feared dead
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
Gunmen attacked a car carrying two Japanese journalists in Iraq, setting
the vehicle on fire, Japan's Foreign Ministry said Friday.…
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1085721253602

WHO'S cleaning up in Iraq? Scrapyards across the border
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
SAHAB, Jordan — As the United States spends billions of dollars to rebuild
Iraq's civil and military infrastructure, there is increasing evidence
that parts…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/175402_scrap28.html

UN Security Council stalls vote on US Iraq resolution
World Socialist
Amid the escalating political and military debacle confronting the American
occupation of Iraq, the US and Britain placed a draft resolution before
the UN…
www.wsws.org/articles/2004/may2004/un-m28.shtml

BRITAIN to Add 370 Troops to Iraq, Weighs Sending More
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
LONDON ˜ Britain will send an extra 370 troops to Iraq to boost security
and firepower and is still considering a larger deployment after the planned
June 30…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-brit28may28,1,6404466.story?coll=la-headlines-world

MR. Bush and Iraq
Working for Change – San Francisco,CA,USA
President Bush‚s decision to invade and occupy Iraq is the worst American
decision of the last one hundred years. A slumbering…
www.workingforchange.com/article.cfm?ItemID=17022

US Military Frees Some Prisoners in Iraq
Fort Wayne News Sentinel – Fort Wayne,IN,USA
ABU GHRAIB, Iraq – US soldiers escorting a convoy of prisoners released
from the Abu Ghraib facility came under attack Friday, forcing the buses
to stop on an…
www.fortwayne.com/mld/newssentinel/8781310.htm

DEFENCE knew of Iraq claims last year
ABC Online – Australia
… Mr Howard says a senior Australian Defence Force officer in Iraq became
aware of Red Cross concerns about prisoner mistreatment in October.…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1118461.htm

TWO Japanese Journalists Killed in Iraq Rocket Attack
Reuters – USA
MAHMUDIYA, Iraq (Reuters) – Two Japanese freelance journalists were killed
in a rocket-propelled grenade attack on their vehicle south of Baghdad,
their Iraqi…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5283740

A wise deal in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… to the Imam Ali Mosque, a sacred site for Shi'ites around the world,
Americans would have confronted not only an uprising by the Shi'ite majority
in Iraq but a…
www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/editorials/articles/2004/05/28/a_wise_deal_in_iraq

EX-EDITOR slams NY Times over Iraq stories note
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
… YORK — Howell Raines, the former executive editor of The New York
Times, has blasted an editor's note that said some of the paper's stories
about Iraq and its…
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/nation/2596273

NOT all scrap metal leaving Iraq is junk
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
SAHAB, Jordan — As the United States spends billions of dollars to rebuild
Iraq's civil and military infrastructure, there is increasing evidence
that parts…
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/world/2596301

GUARDSMAN in Washington's 81st Brigade killed in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
EXETER, Calif. — A 19-year-old Army specialist deployed in Iraq with the
Washington … The official death toll of US troops in Iraq reached 800
yesterday.…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/175377_guardsman28.html

FINDING our way through Iraq
Florida Today – Melbourne,FL,USA
… all due respect to FLORIDA TODAY founder and columnist Al Neuharth,
who wrote a recent article criticizing President Bush's handling of the
war in Iraq, I also…
www.floridatoday.com/!NEWSROOM/opedstory0528WIRAQLETS.htm

FUNERAL for Iraq security guard
BBC News – London,England,UK
A security guard who was shot dead in Iraq will be given a military funeral
in south Wales later. Andrew Harries, 34, from Aberdare…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/3755519.stm

MORE attacks reported in Iraq as coalition suspends operations
Xinhua – China
… However, despite the two sides' moves to calm violence in the south,
Iraq remains in crisis with more attacks reported Thursday near Baghdad.

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-05/28/content_1495842.htm

CHINA proposes changes in Iraq resolution
Hi Pakistan – Lahore,Pakistan
… I think there is a sense that this is a seminal moment for the Security
Council and for Iraq,” Mr Akram, said after the meeting.…
www.hipakistan.com/en/detail.php?newsId=en66091&F_catID=&f_type=source

ENVOY tells Naples audience of better Iraq
Naples Daily News – Naples,FL,USA
A former corporate businessman who spent seven months reviving the economy
in Iraq told a Naples audience Thursday that the media portrayal of Iraq
is the…
www.naplesnews.com/npdn/business/article/0,2071,NPDN_14901_2920326,00.html

600 more troops for Iraq may be just the start
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Key Quote: “It remains the case that we, with our coalition partners, are
considering the levels and disposition of forces required in Iraq in the
months ahead…
news.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=606522004

IS it possible for Iraq's new government to really be independent…
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
By Adam Roberts. On June 30, the formal status of Iraq as a territory under
foreign military occupation is due to end. The coalition…
www.taipeitimes.com/News/edit/archives/2004/05/28/2003157280

DEFENSE Chief Says Britain Will Expand Its Iraq Force
New York Times – USA
LONDON, May 27 Britain will send 370 troops and extra firepower to Iraq
while it continues to weigh whether to deploy thousands more soldiers
to the area…
www.nytimes.com/2004/05/28/international/europe/28BRIT.html?ex=1086321600&en=7804d574f9c6cbcc&ei=5062

WORRY and Anger Over Iraq Situation
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… western plains to California's palm-lined drives to New York's urban
canyons, Americans say they are worried and angry about the US role in
Iraq, with their…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A61585-2004May27.html

CHIRAC: Iraq resolution must be “seriously improved”
Xinhua – China
MEXICO CITY, May 27 (Xinhuanet) — French President Jacques Chiracsaid
Thursday the US-British UN resolution on Iraq “must be seriously improved”
to guarantee…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-05/28/content_1495602.htm

IN Jordan's Scrapyards, Signs of a Looted Iraq
New York Times – USA
SAHAB, Jordan, May 26 As the United States spends billions of dollars to
rebuild Iraq's civil and military infrastructure, there is increasing
evidence that…
www.nytimes.com/2004/05/28/international/middleeast/28SCRA.html?ex=1086321600&en=5da9ac136434f7d0&ei=5062

NEW Iraq troops a major gamble for Blair
Reuters – London,England,UK
LONDON (Reuters) – Blair's decision to send new tanks to Iraq to replace
light infantry opens the door for a larger and more muscular deployment
in the future…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=518939&section=news

KERRY faces dilemma in addressing Bush, Iraq
philly.com (subscription) – Philadelphia,PA,USA
… John Kerry, and they go something like this: 1. “Yeah, Bush isn't doing
so well in Iraq, but would this other guy really be any better?”.…
www.philly.com/mld/philly/news/special_packages/election2004/8778045.htm

HOWARD seeking more public support for Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
… EASTLEY: The Prime Minister says he'll use next week's talks with US
President George W Bush to discuss plans for gaining more international
support on Iraq.…
www.abc.net.au/am/content/2004/s1117903.htm

CHINA proposes amendments to US-UK resolution on Iraq
EastDay.com – Shanghai,China
China proposed on Wednesday major amendments to the US-British draft resolution
on Iraq,calling for a time limit on the stay of the US-led multinational
force…
english.eastday.com/epublish/gb/paper1/1283/class000100004/hwz196388.htm

PARENTS questioning safety of vehicles driven by guardsmen in…
Philadelphia Inquirer (subscription) – Philadelphia,PA,USA
WASHINGTON – (KRT) – Illinois National Guardsmen deployed in Iraq have
been driving less-protected vehicles on the war-torn country's dangerous
roads to…
www.philly.com/mld/philly/news/politics/8777923.htm

BRITAIN may order thousands to Iraq
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
LONDON Britain will send 370 troops and extra fire power to Iraq while
it continues to weigh whether to deploy thousands more soldiers to the
area, the British…
www.iht.com/articles/522149.htm

^NEW York Times admits Iraq reporting was flawed<
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
… The editors of The New York Times, in a mea culpa published Wednesday,
acknowledged that the paper's reporting in the run-up to the invasion
of Iraq and beyond…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/nation/8777189.htm

EDITORIAL: Al-Qaida/War in Iraq strengthened it
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
No matter how specific their arguments, critics of President Bush's Iraq
policy frequently get tagged with simply being Bush bashers driven by
partisan or…
www.startribune.com/stories/561/4799631.html

NEW Iraq Troop Deployment Major Gamble for Blair
Reuters – USA
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain's decision to send new tanks to Iraq to replace
light infantry opens the door for a larger and more muscular deployment
in future…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5280314

ON the threshold of failure in Iraq
Ha'aretz – Israel
Can you win in Iraq? I asked one of the key people in the Pentagon. “There's
no such concept as victory in the war being waged today in Iraq,” he replied.

www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/432496.html

A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
As of Thursday, May 27, 800 US service members have died since the beginning
of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Defense Department.

www.boston.com/dailynews/148/nation/A_daily_look_at_U_S_military_d:.shtml

FRENCH and German leaders say Iraq resolution must be “improved”
EUbusiness – London,UK
The French and German leaders said Thursday that the new US-British resolution
on Iraq must be changed to give the new interim government greater powers.

www.eubusiness.com/afp/040527214144.bogj7cfq

IN the Anglo-American Occupation of Iraq
Dissident Voice – Santa Rosa,CA,USA
… senior aides try, they won‚t be able to restore the last bit of the
fig leaf with which they had been covering their illegal invasion and
occupation of Iraq.…
www.dissidentvoice.org/May2004/Hiro0527.htm

BUSH, Kerry position on Iraq 'similar'
Straits Times – Singapore
WASHINGTON – It is getting hard to distinguish between President George
W. Bush's prescription for Iraq and Senator John Kerry's.…
straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/world/story/0,4386,253217,00.html

RHETORIC vs. Reality in Iraq
Christian Science Monitor – USA
One of America's biggest problems in Iraq is its enormous credibility gap
with Iraqis. Unfortunately, President Bush widened that…
www.csmonitor.com/2004/0528/p08s01-comv.html

WAS Iraq a Just War?
Newsweek – New York,NY,USA
May 27 – Right before the war in Iraq began last spring, a fellow journalist
dismissed my qualms about what would be required. “There…
msnbc.msn.com/id/5078846/site/newsweek/

MORE support for Iraq needed: Howard
NEWS.com.au – Australia
THE post-war situation in Iraq would have gone much smoother if there had
been broader international support for the United States-led coalition,
Prime…
www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,9682186%255E1702,00.html

ZINNI: US Failed to Plan Iraq War Aftermath
NPR – USA
Anthony Zinni says Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his top aides
should be held responsible for failing to plan for Iraq's reconstruction
after the US…
www.npr.org/features/feature.php?wfId=1912641r/

  
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