Iraq News and Information Links August 28 2004
GENERAL election only solution to Iraq crisis
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
… Arranging a speedy withdrawal of the occupying forces and a general
election is the only way to prevent the continuation of the Iraq crisis,
for which both the…
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=8/29/2004&Cat=14&Num=001

IRAQ group captures French journalists
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
Aljazeera has aired a video tape showing two French journalists captured
in Iraq by an armed group. The video on Saturday showed…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/96B52DAB-EF33-4510-9D4C-49A0C7FB5236.htm

BODIES of 2 Turkish hostages found in Iraq: Aljazeera
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
… At least four Turks have been kidnapped in Iraq this month, two on
Aug. 5, one on Aug. … Scores of foreign workers in Iraq have been kidnapped
since April.…
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=8/29/2004&Cat=4&Num=005

AUSTRALIAN troops engaged in US-led covert action in Iraq: report
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
SYDNEY (AFP) — Around 30 to 40 specially trained Australian soldiers are
taking part in US-led covert jobs in Iraq, including kidnapping and the
“full gamut…
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=8/29/2004&Cat=4&Num=004

AFGHANISTAN, Iraq polls: India to help
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
India, the world's largest democracy, will help Iraq and Afghanistan conduct
their forthcoming elections under an agreement signed between New Delhi
and the…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/1AA01DA3-60A9-4339-80ED-F6C290494524.htm

IRAQ Shia leaders reject violence
BBC News – London,England,UK
The four senior Shia clerics in Iraq have said that armed resistance is
not the way to protest against the continued presence of US-led forces.

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3608398.stm

IRAN wants calm in Iraq
News24 (subscription) – South Africa
Tehran – President Mohammad Khatami asserted on Saturday that Iran was
not stirring violence in Iraq even though he acknowledged that relations
with the United…
www.news24.com/News24/World/Iraq/0,,2-10-1460_1580145,00.html

SIX police killed, 11 people wounded in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
Six Iraqi policemen have been shot dead and 11 people wounded when gunmen
travelling in two minibuses opened fire on a checkpoint in the restive
city of Baquba…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200408/s1187320.htm

ANTI-AMERICANISM erupts in Iraq face-off
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
… erupted at the Faliro Olympic stadium today during the men's preliminary
round of 16 taekwondo match between Steven Lopez of the US and Raid Rasheed
of Iraq.…
www.smh.com.au/olympics/articles/2004/08/28/1093518168924.html

DEMOCRATS Seek More Benefits for Iraq Reservists
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Nearly half the US soldiers in Iraq are reservists
and they deserve to have their health care and education benefits increased

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=politicsNews&storyID=6094533

IRAQ'S top Shi'ite clerics oppose armed resistance to US
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Iraq's Shi'ite Muslim authority reaffirmed its opposition to armed resistance
to US-led forces in the country today as life spluttered back to normal
in the…
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/08/28/1093518172061.html

IRAQ'S top Shiite clerics oppose armed resistance to US
Channel News Asia – Singapore
NAJAF, Iraq : Iraq's Shiite Muslim authority reaffirmed its opposition
to armed resistance to US-led forces in the country as life spluttered
back to normal in…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/103663/1/.html

1 Egyptian killed, another kidnapped in Iraq
Xinhua – China
BAGHDAD, Aug. 28 (Xinhuanet) — An Egyptian citizen working in the Iraqi
town of Baiji, north of Baghdad has been killed while another…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/28/content_1908216.htm

GUNMEN shot dead female university lecturer in Iraq's Mosul
Xinhua – China
28 (Xinhuanet) — Unidentified gunmen shot and killed a female university
lecturer as she was driving to work in Iraq's main northern city of Mosul
on Saturday…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/28/content_1908009.htm

BUSH admits Iraq `miscalculation'
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
WASHINGTON — President Bush has acknowledged a “miscalculation” about
what the United States would encounter in postwar Iraq after the fall
of Saddam…
www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-040
8280158aug28,1,1654452.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

IRAQ'S top Shiite clerics meet in Najaf, academic shot dead in…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
NAJAF, Iraq : Iraq's top Shiite Muslim clerics, back in control of Najaf's
Imam Ali shrine after a four-month militia occupation, met amid the ruins
of the…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/103647/1/.html

TEACHER killed in latest Iraq strife
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
… Police said there was no obvious motive for the attack, but anti-government
forces regularly target Iraq's political and intellectual elite as part
of their…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/FBDBBE9C-D9D6-4F79-8E4A-A29282633935.htm

NAJAF DEAL A PLUS FOR IRAQ
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
From the outset, it has been clear that the battle for Najaf could be a
turning point for Iraq. Certainly, if the rebel forces of…
www.newsday.com/news/opinion/ny-vpirq283945104
aug28,0,687506.story?coll=ny-editorials-headlines

THOUSANDS protest Iraq war, Powell visit
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… the Olympics, thousands of protesters clashed with police who stopped
them from marching on the United States Embassy to protest the war in
Iraq and Secretary…
www.boston.com/sports/other_sports/olympics/articles/
2004/08/28/thousands_protest_iraq_war_powell_visit

ITALY denies Iraq medal
Calgary Sun – Calgary,Alberta,Canada
… Greece — Alberto Gilardino headed Italy to the bronze medal at the
Olympic soccer tournament yesterday with a 1-0 win over Iraq yesterday,
ending one of the…
www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/CalgarySun/Sports/2004/08/28/605972.html

IS the Iraq Occupation Fracturing the 'Neo-Con' Movement?
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: Pundits and politicians belonging to the so-called neo-conservative
movement strongly supported the US invasion of Iraq and the previously
radical…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=3875746

IRAQ and the ayatollah
The Globe and Mail – Canada
… That came as a relief to the interim government of Prime Minister Ayad
Allawi, which welcomed the end of the battle as a victory for Iraq.…
www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TP
Story/LAC/20040828/EIRAQ28/TPComment/Editorials

ITALY Ends Iraq's Inspiring Soccer Run, Wins Bronze
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
THESSALONIKI, Greece ˜ Iraq's surprising Olympic soccer run came up short
with a 1-0 loss to Italy in a bronze-medal game that couldn't escape reminders
of…
www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-olysocbronze28aug28,1,4391110.story?coll=la-headlines-sports

NO medal but Iraq has made big impact and many friends
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
Italy goes home with a bronze medal it scarcely deserves. Iraq made the
soccer world sit up but leaves the Olympics with nothing.…
www.hindustantimes.com/news/7334_974627,001600810001.htm

RESERVISTS' Testimony Details Sleep Deprivation at US Facility in…
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
Marines say they were told to keep prisoners standing, a tactic the Corps
later banned. By Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer. CAMP PENDLETON…
www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-abuse28aug28,1,429970.story?coll=la-headlines-california

BODIES of 2 Turkish hostages found in Iraq: Al Jazeera
ABC Online – Australia
… At least four Turks have been kidnapped in Iraq this month. … Several
Turkish firms have already withdrawn from Iraq amid security concerns
for their personnel.…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200408/s1187235.htm

BUSH admits Iraq 'miscalculations,' media reveals
eTaiwan News – Taipei,Taiwan
… Republican National Convention, acknowledges a “miscalculation” of
the difficulties the United States would encounter in the post-Saddam
era occupation of Iraq…
www.etaiwannews.com/World/2004/08/28/1093662218.htm

'NO special ops troops in Iraq'
NEWS.com.au – Australia
THE Defence Department today denied a report that Australian troops in
Iraq were part of a special operations group engaging in clandestine activities.

www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,10596691%255E1702,00.html

POWELL justifies Bush's “miscalculation” on Iraq
Times of India – India
WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Colin Powell on Saturday justified President
George Bush's “miscalculation” on the post-war Iraq, saying no one can
predict…
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/830503.cms

FRANCE ready to help more in Iraq – Chirac
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
PARIS – France is ready to play a greater role in rebuilding Iraq and has
invited Iraqi President Ghazi Yawar for talks in Paris next month, President
Jacques…
www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=3587690&thesection=
news&thesubsection=world&thesecondsubsection=&reportID=562588

PROPOSAL to replace US troops in Iraq with Muslims stalls
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
A proposal to replace US forces in Iraq with soldiers from Muslim countries
has stalled because of problems over the continued presence of American
troops and…
www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2004/08/28/2003200585

BUSH acknowledges 'miscalculation' on conditions in postwar Iraq
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
… New Mexico President George W. Bush has acknowledged for the first
time that he made a “miscalculation of what the conditions would be” in
postwar Iraq.…
www.iht.com/articles/536145.html

SOCCER: Iraq lose game overshadowed by killing
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
… second Olympic medal were shattered on Friday when Italy beat them
in a men's soccer bronze match overshadowed by the killing of an Italian
hostage in Iraq.…
www.nzherald.co.nz/sports/sportsstorydisplay.cfm?storyID=3587650&
thesection=sport&thesubsection=olympics&thesecondsubsection=worldatthegames

OIL prices climb as fears over Iraq turmoil loom
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
LONDON: World oil prices rose yesterday on concerns over the possibility
of further unrest in major producer Iraq despite a ceasefire in Najaf,
where fighting…
www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=90289&Sn=BUSI&IssueID=27161

BUSH admits mistake over Iraq
Guardian – UK
President Bush yesterday conceded for the first time that he had “miscalculated”
the post-war situation in Iraq, but insisted US strategy was flexible
enough…
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1292698,00.html

GRIEVING father brings Iraq war back into focus for US electorate
ABC Online – Australia
… ROBERTSON: One might have thought that the latest developments in Najaf
ˆ and the broader issue of America's continuing involvement in Iraq
ˆ would be a…
www.abc.net.au/correspondents/content/2004/s1187148.htm

NY billboard ticks off cost of war in Iraq
Straits Times – Singapore
… hung a giant billboard in New York's Times Square with an electronic
counter, which ticks off, minute by minute, the billion- dollar cost of
the Iraq war to US…
straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/world/story/0,4386,269597,00.html

  
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