Iraq News and Information Links May 30 2004
BREMER delays vote in dispute over Iraq president
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq ˜ The top US civilian administrator for Iraq yesterday
ordered the Iraq Governing Council to delay nominating a president for
a caretaker…
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2001943415_iraqcouncil31.html

TWO US soldiers killed in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
KUFA, Iraq (Reuters) – US forces and Iraqi militia loyal to Shi'ite cleric
Moqtada al-Sadr have fought near Najaf, leaving two US soldiers and around
20…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=520369&section=news

FAMILY identify body of Japanese journalist murdered in Iraq
Mainichi Shimbun – Tokyo,Japan
KUWAIT — The family of a Japanese freelance journalist killed in Iraq
confirmed the identity of their loved one after his body was delivered
to Kuwait.…
mdn.mainichi.co.jp/news/20040531p2a00m0dm009000c.html

IRAQ: US death toll continues to rise
ITV.com – UK
US casualties in Iraq have continued to rise with two soldiers being killed
in the town of Kufa. Fighters loydal to rebel Shi'ite…
www.itv.com/news/2019053.html

US deaths in Iraq continue to rise; Guard, Reserve fare worst
Myrtle Beach Sun News – Myrtle Beach,SC,USA
WASHINGTON – American troops in Iraq died in May at a rate of more than
two per day, pushing the combined death count for April and May beyond
200, according…
www.myrtlebeachonline.com/mld/myrtlebeachonline/news/nation/8802781.htm

THREE US troops killed in Iraq
Albawaba Middle East News – Amman,Middle East
Three American troops were killed and two others were wounded in separate
incidents in Iraq, the military said Monday. Two were…
www.albawaba.com/news/index.php3?sid=277869&lang=e&dir=news

IRAQ President Decision on Hold
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
A Governing Council meeting to select a new Iraqi president has been postponed
for 24 hours, wrecking hopes of announcing a new government by the end
of this…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2999311

IRAQ and The Times An example of media abetting misinformation…
Daytona Beach News-Journal – Daytona,FL,USA
In the run-up to the war, the Bush administration was making urgent and
dire claims about Iraq possessing chemical and biological weapons.…
www.news-journalonline.com/NewsJournalOnline/Opinion/Editorials/03OpEDIT02053104.htm

OFFICIALS deadlock on choice of Iraq president
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
… selections are made official, they would reflect the balance Brahimi
has been trying to strike between the majority Shiite population and Iraq's
minority Sunni…
www.iht.com/articles/522547.htm

IRAQ'S hollow sovereignty
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
… and the other appointees – who are expected to be named shortly – will
have to overcome serious obstacles to establish legitimacy in the eyes
of Iraq's people.…
www.iht.com/articles/522476.htm

BLAIR commits more troops but says Iraq is 'shadow' over polls
Independent – London,England,UK
Tony Blair forecast yesterday that British soldiers would still be in Iraq
in 18 months' time as he warned the country faced more bloodshed.…
news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/story.jsp?story=526646

NONFICTION: THE IRAQ WAR By John Keegan.
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
Despite the efforts of the eminent military historian John Keegan to fill
that gap with “The Iraq War,” the space will remain empty for a while
longer.…
www.iht.com/articles/522474.htm

BRITONS Escape Iraq Convoy Attack
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
By Pat Hurst, PA News. Four Britons escaped a terrifying gun attack on
their cars in Iraq that left one man dead, it was revealed tonight.…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2998451

IRAQ deepens internal Pentagon tensions
swissinfo – Switzerland
By Will Dunham. it is over-deployed. And it is beginning to see its morale
erode because it is losing confidence in the. Retired Marine Corps Gen.

www.swissinfo.org/sen/swissinfo.html?siteSect=143&sid=4969098

US, Iraqi Officials Speed Up Talks on Iraq's Future
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
With just one month to go before the United States transfers sovereignty
in Iraq to the Iraqi people, American and Iraqi leaders are discussing
the country's…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=F12A3E3C-4131-4A5A-A652DB4E716554D8

UN, US, Iraq, and a hard place
The Australian – Australia
… Mr Brahimi is UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan's special envoy to Iraq
and has been in Baghdad for three weeks consulting with Iraqis ahead of
US President…
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,9700276%255E1702,00.html

IRAQ, Afghanistan change focus of memorial
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
… 11 attacks and a time when no one could foresee wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
producing new names to be memorialized nearly every day.…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apus_story.asp?
category=1110&slug=Central%20Command%20Memorial

GOVERNING Council, US at Loggerheads over Iraq President
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
… The US-led coalition and Governing Council were at loggerheads Sunday
over the council's preferred choice of tribal leader Ghazi al-Yawar as
Iraq's first post…
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=5/31/2004&Cat=4&Num=023

RUSSIAN foreign minister discusses handover of power in Iraq with…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
MOSCOW (AP) Russia's foreign minister discussed the handover of power in
Iraq in telephone talks this weekend with US Secretary of State Colin
Powell and UN…
www.boston.com/dailynews/151/world/Russian_foreign_minister_discu:.shtml

WWII vets divided on Iraq but strong supporters of troops
Scripps Howard News Service – USA
… conflict. Though it was selected by monument designers long before
the war in Iraq, it rings almost eerily familiar today: “Americans…
www.knoxstudio.com/shns/story.cfm?pk=MEMORIAL-IRAQ-05-30-04&cat=WW

COACH visits with track team while on leave from Iraq
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
… Toms River High School East boys track team may have been without their
regular coach this season, but he was still inspiring the teens _ by e-mail
from Iraq.…
www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/ny-bc-nj—coaching
fromiraq0530may30,0,2068674.story?coll=ny-ap-regional-wire

US Marines See Falluja Brigade in New Iraq Army
Reuters – USA
FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – A militia charged with keeping the peace in the
flashpoint city of Falluja may become the nucleus of Iraq's new army after
an interim…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5295796

SUNNI Muslims in struggle for Iraq presidency, truce shaky
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : Two senior Sunni Muslims were competing to become Saddam Hussein's
successor as president of Iraq, as an interim government took shape and
fresh…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/87646/1/.html

MEMORIAL Day somber as Iraq toll climbs
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
… Menusa's husband, Marine Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Menusa, was killed in
an ambush on March 27, 2003, the day his battalion arrived in Iraq.…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apus_story.asp?category=1110&slug=Memorial%20Day%20Families

LUGAR Says Democracy Tough Goal in Iraq
Guardian – UK
WASHINGTON (AP) – Compromises necessary to fashion democracy in Iraq will
make any post-Saddam Hussein government less than the model of freedom
the Bush…
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4149802,00.html

COUPLE served together in Iraq, now back home in Ohio
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
SOMERVILLE, Ohio – An Army couple who served together for a year in Iraq
endured searing heat, nightly mortar attacks and constant worries for
the other's…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/8800203.htm

SUV convoy attacked in Iraq, 2 killed
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Gunmen opened fire on a convoy of sport utility vehicles
today in the Iraqi capital, killing at least two people and injuring a
pregnant woman…
www.startribune.com/stories/484/4803327.html

IRAQ'S interim Prime Minister cosy with US power elite
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
The appointment of Iyad Allawi as Iraq's interim Prime Minister is being
seen as an American-backed coup that wrong-footed Lakhdar Brahimi, the
United Nations…
www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=3569495&thesection=news&thesubsection=world

DECISION 'In Weeks' on Extra Troops to Iraq
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… PA News. The Government will decide within weeks if Britain is to send
thousands more troops to Iraq, Tony Blair said today. The…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2997767

LUGAR Says Democracy Tough Goal in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
WASHINGTON – Compromises necessary to fashion democracy in Iraq will make
any post-Saddam Hussein government less than the model of freedom the
Bush…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/politics/8800135.htm

BLACK anti-war group rallies against Iraq occupation
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
PITTSBURGH – A black-led anti-war group rallied in the city Saturday, and
promised to do so weekly until the United States ends its occupation of
Iraq.…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/8800096.htm

US casualty count in Iraq still rising; Guard and Reserve members…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) American troops in Iraq died in May at a rate of more than
two per day, pushing the combined death count for April and May beyond
200…
<www.boston.com/dailynews/151/wash/U_S_casualty_count_in_Iraq_sti:.shtml

DISSENT as Iraq reviews leaders
The Australian – Australia
THE man expected to be Iraq's interim prime minister reviewed a possible
government line-up yesterday amid emerging dissent among the nation's
dominant Shi'ites…
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,9699015%255E2703,00.html

US frees Palestinian envoys in Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
Two Palestinian diplomats have been released from a year in US custody
in Iraq's notorious Abu Ghraib prison. The Palestinian charge…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/B2605D95-5AEC-4C22-ADAE-40B558EF6A8F.htm

TOP End troops hurt in Iraq convoy smash
NEWS.com.au – Australia
… `We have no more details about the accident and are waiting for more
information from Iraq.''. Several ASLAVs were deployed from…
news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,9700203%255E13569,00.html

FAMILIES of the fallen cling to letters home from Iraq
In-Forum (subscription) – Fargo,ND,USA
… All three died in Iraq, but their letters give their families something
to hang onto this Memorial Day. Eight Minnesotans have died in operations
in Iraq.…
www.in-forum.com/ap/index.cfm?page=view&id=D82SVJ700

A Simple Cure for Iraq Fatigue
TIME – USA
… President Bush laid out a five-point plan for Iraq; Senator Kerry laid
out a four-point global foreign policy. … John Kerry has been reticent
about Iraq.…
www.time.com/time/columnist/klein/article/0,9565,644107,00.html

DECISION 'within weeks' on Iraq troops
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
Tony Blair has said the Government will make a decision within weeks on
sending more British troops to Iraq. The Prime Minister…
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/05/
30/ublur.xml&sSheet=/portal/2004/05/30/ixportaltop.html

FAMILIES of two Japanese journalists killed in Iraq arrive in…
Mainichi Shimbun – Tokyo,Japan
Five family members of two Japanese freelance journalists feared to have
been killed in Iraq after being attacked by assailants arrived in Kuwait
late Saturday…
mdn.mainichi.co.jp/news/20040530p2a00m0dm010000c.html

IRAQ Council Talks Stumble over Choice of President
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Iraq’s Governing Council met today to try to finalise the country‚s
new government, which is set to take power on June 30. The…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2996673

UK'S Blair Aims to Cut Troops in Iraq in a Year (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
May 30 (Bloomberg) — UK Prime Minister Tony Blair said he's aiming to
make a substantial reduction in the number of troops in Iraq within the
next year, even…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000085&sid=aX6f_nkxloSY&refer=europe

KERRY says war in Iraq has allowed bigger threats to grow
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
John Kerry said Bush's “almost myopic” focus on Iraq has made Americans
“less safe” by giving North Korea and Iran the time and opportunity to
speed toward the…
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2004/05/30/MNGN76U7LE1.DTL

PRESS fears over Iraq future
BBC News – London,England,UK
The press in Iraq and the Arabic world reflects fear and uncertainty as
the man chosen by the Iraqi Governing Council as prime minister, Iyad
Allawi, begins…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3761561.stm

BLAIR expresses hope on Iraq troop reduction by 2005 as Chalabi…
Albawaba Middle East News – Amman,Middle East
Britain will decide probably in the next few weeks whether to send more
troops to Iraq, the country's Prime Minister said on Sunday when asked
about…
www.albawaba.com/news/index.php3?sid=277834&lang=e&dir=news

FIVE US soldiers killed, many wounded in Iraq
Middle East Online – UK
BAGHDAD & NAJAF – Three US marines were killed Saturday in the al-Anbar
province in western Iraq, the US military said Sunday in a statement.

www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=10102

SOLDIERS, relatives generally support Iraq action
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
FORT BRAGG, NC – The 82nd Airborne Division has spent the better part of
the last two years deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq, losing 39 soldiers
to combat…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/8799778.htm

BLAIR readies for Iraq troops gamble
Reuters – London,England,UK
By Katherine Baldwin. LONDON (Reuters) – The government will decide within
weeks whether to send more troops to Iraq, Tony Blair has said.…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=520206&section=news

THREE US marines are killed in Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Baghdad, , May. 30 (UPI) — A US military spokesman said Sunday three American
marines were killed in armed clashes Saturday night in al-Anbar in western
Iraq.…
washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20040530-083611-1053r.htm

IRAQ'S new leader to recruit some of Saddam's soldiers
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Iyad Allawi, Iraq's prime minister-designate, plans to recall four divisions
of Saddam Hussein's old army to create a rapid reaction force and anti-terrorism

www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/05/30/1085855439927.html

IRAQ doomed, once the neo-cons won the White House battle
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Even former enthusiasts now generally acknowledge that the Anglo-American
invasion of Iraq is the greatest disaster in the recent history of US
foreign policy.…
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/05/30/1085855438591.html

$100M Iraq wheat debt written off
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… The deal is part of a larger plan by the Federal Government to forgive
$600 million of Iraq's old wheat debts. … It's going to assist Iraq
in going forward.”.…
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/05/30/1085855440818.html

WüRZBURG getting monument for 65 Iraq dead
Pacific Stars and Stripes – Naha,Japan
WÜRZBURG, Germany ˜ After a spring of frightful combat losses in Iraq,
the 1st Infantry Division and 12th Aviation Brigade both are planning
monuments to…
www.estripes.com/article.asp?section=104&article=22500

BRITAIN to Decide on More Iraq Troops in Weeks
Reuters – USA
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will decide probably in the next few weeks whether
to send more troops to Iraq, Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Sunday
when asked…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5294830

DECISION 'Within Weeks' on Extra Troops for Iraq
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
The Government will make a decision within weeks on sending more British
troops to Iraq, Prime Minister Tony Blair said today. Mr…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2996488

NEW Iraq chief turns to Saddam's old army to boost security
Chicago Sun Times – Chicago,IL,USA
BAGHDAD — Iyad Allawi, Iraq's prime minister-designate, plans to recall
four divisions of Saddam Hussein's old army and create a rapid reaction
force and anti…
www.suntimes.com/output/iraq/cst-nws-iraq30s1.html

ABUSE was encouraged at 4 other prisons in Iraq, guards say
Cleveland Plain Dealer – Cleveland,OH,USA
… from forcing inmates to stand in hoods in 120-degree heat to punching
them, occurred at a Marine detention camp and three Army prison sites
in Iraq besides Abu…
www.cleveland.com/news/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/news/108590968943840.xml

RELATIVES of Japanese killed in Iraq await bodies in Kuwait
Japan Today – Tokyo,Japan
KUWAIT ˜ The family members of two Japanese journalists feared killed
in an attack in Iraq are waiting in Kuwait to identify the bodies believed
to be those…
www.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=1&id=300395

IRAQ: Chalabi and the Cheney gang: Thieves fall out
Green Left – Australia
Ahmad Chalabi, who up until a few months ago had been the Bush administration‚s
favourite to head Washington‚s puppet regime in Iraq, now stands accused
of…
www.greenleft.org.au/back/2004/584/584p14.htm

AREA soldiers see promise , progress in Iraq
Daytona Beach News-Journal – Daytona,FL,USA
But local soldiers back from war-torn Iraq carry different mental images
— ones of a better country where schools are being built, hospitals are
being…
www.news-journalonline.com/NewsJournalOnline/News/Headlines/03NewsHED02053004.htm

DEMOCRAT MIGHT BE PUSHED TO TAKE STRONGER STANCE ON IRAQ
Lexington Herald Leader – Lexington,KY,USA
… John F. Kerry faces a stark new challenge in the campaign skirmishing
over Iraq: As President Bush has moved toward his position, the Democratic
Party is…
www.kentucky.com/mld/heraldleader/news/nation/8796631.htm

TROOPS to Iraq? South Korea wavers
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
… pine-forested outskirts of Seoul, the South Korean army has decked
out a training camp to resemble an Arab village to help prepare soldiers
for service in Iraq…
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2001942748_koreans30.html

US push to rebuild Iraq takes fight to the sewers
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
By Scott Wilson. BAGHDAD, Iraq ˜ The American counterinsurgency effort
in Iraq's largest urban war zone is being fought in the sewers. Maj. Gen.

seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2001942870_sewer30.html

TOP 10 US blunders in Iraq
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
… directors of the Center for Defense Information, outlining his views
on “10 crucial mistakes” made by the United States in the invasion and
occupation of Iraq.…
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_
Type1&c=Article&cid=1085868608510&call_pageid=968332188854&col=968350060724

'QUINTESSENTIAL politician' named Iraq's interim leader
Philadelphia Inquirer (subscription) – Philadelphia,PA,USA
WASHINGTON – As leader of Iraq's interim government, Iyad Allawi will have
to convince his countrymen that neither his long-ago membership in the
Baath Party…
www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/nation/8793693.htm

A Simple Cure for Iraq Fatigue
TIME – USA
… President Bush laid out a five-point plan for Iraq; Senator Kerry laid
out a four-point global foreign policy. … John Kerry has been reticent
about Iraq.…
www.time.com/time/columnist/klein/article/0,9565,644107,00.html

DECISION 'within weeks' on Iraq troops
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
Tony Blair has said the Government will make a decision within weeks on
sending more British troops to Iraq. The Prime Minister…
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/
05/30/ublur.xml&sSheet=/portal/2004/05/30/ixportaltop.html

FAMILIES of two Japanese journalists killed in Iraq arrive in…
Mainichi Shimbun – Tokyo,Japan
Five family members of two Japanese freelance journalists feared to have
been killed in Iraq after being attacked by assailants arrived in Kuwait
late Saturday…
mdn.mainichi.co.jp/news/20040530p2a00m0dm010000c.html

IRAQ Council Talks Stumble over Choice of President
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Iraq‚s Governing Council met today to try to finalise the country‚s
new government, which is set to take power on June 30. The…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2996673

UK'S Blair Aims to Cut Troops in Iraq in a Year (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
May 30 (Bloomberg) — UK Prime Minister Tony Blair said he's aiming to
make a substantial reduction in the number of troops in Iraq within the
next year, even…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000085&sid=aX6f_nkxloSY&refer=europe

KERRY says war in Iraq has allowed bigger threats to grow
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
John Kerry said Bush's “almost myopic” focus on Iraq has made Americans
“less safe” by giving North Korea and Iran the time and opportunity to
speed toward the…
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2004/05/30/MNGN76U7LE1.DTL

PRESS fears over Iraq future
BBC News – London,England,UK
The press in Iraq and the Arabic world reflects fear and uncertainty as
the man chosen by the Iraqi Governing Council as prime minister, Iyad
Allawi, begins…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3761561.stm

BLAIR expresses hope on Iraq troop reduction by 2005 as Chalabi…
Albawaba Middle East News – Amman,Middle East
Britain will decide probably in the next few weeks whether to send more
troops to Iraq, the country's Prime Minister said on Sunday when asked
about…
www.albawaba.com/news/index.php3?sid=277834&lang=e&dir=news

FIVE US soldiers killed, many wounded in Iraq
Middle East Online – UK
BAGHDAD & NAJAF – Three US marines were killed Saturday in the al-Anbar
province in western Iraq, the US military said Sunday in a statement.

www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=10102

SOLDIERS, relatives generally support Iraq action
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
FORT BRAGG, NC – The 82nd Airborne Division has spent the better part of
the last two years deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq, losing 39 soldiers
to combat…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/8799778.htm

BLAIR readies for Iraq troops gamble
Reuters – London,England,UK
By Katherine Baldwin. LONDON (Reuters) – The government will decide within
weeks whether to send more troops to Iraq, Tony Blair has said.…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=520206&section=news

THREE US marines are killed in Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Baghdad, , May. 30 (UPI) — A US military spokesman said Sunday three American
marines were killed in armed clashes Saturday night in al-Anbar in western
Iraq.…
washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20040530-083611-1053r.htm

IRAQ'S new leader to recruit some of Saddam's soldiers
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Iyad Allawi, Iraq's prime minister-designate, plans to recall four divisions
of Saddam Hussein's old army to create a rapid reaction force and anti-terrorism

www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/05/30/1085855439927.html

IRAQ doomed, once the neo-cons won the White House battle
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Even former enthusiasts now generally acknowledge that the Anglo-American
invasion of Iraq is the greatest disaster in the recent history of US
foreign policy.…
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/05/30/1085855438591.html

$100M Iraq wheat debt written off
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… The deal is part of a larger plan by the Federal Government to forgive
$600 million of Iraq's old wheat debts. … It's going to assist Iraq
in going forward.”.…
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/05/30/1085855440818.html

WüRZBURG getting monument for 65 Iraq dead
Pacific Stars and Stripes – Naha,Japan
WÜRZBURG, Germany ˜ After a spring of frightful combat losses in Iraq,
the 1st Infantry Division and 12th Aviation Brigade both are planning
monuments to…
www.estripes.com/article.asp?section=104&article=22500

BRITAIN to Decide on More Iraq Troops in Weeks
Reuters – USA
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will decide probably in the next few weeks whether
to send more troops to Iraq, Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Sunday
when asked…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5294830

DECISION 'Within Weeks' on Extra Troops for Iraq
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
The Government will make a decision within weeks on sending more British
troops to Iraq, Prime Minister Tony Blair said today. Mr…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2996488

NEW Iraq chief turns to Saddam's old army to boost security
Chicago Sun Times – Chicago,IL,USA
BAGHDAD — Iyad Allawi, Iraq's prime minister-designate, plans to recall
four divisions of Saddam Hussein's old army and create a rapid reaction
force and anti…
www.suntimes.com/output/iraq/cst-nws-iraq30s1.html

ABUSE was encouraged at 4 other prisons in Iraq, guards say
Cleveland Plain Dealer – Cleveland,OH,USA
… from forcing inmates to stand in hoods in 120-degree heat to punching
them, occurred at a Marine detention camp and three Army prison sites
in Iraq besides Abu…
www.cleveland.com/news/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/news/108590968943840.xml

RELATIVES of Japanese killed in Iraq await bodies in Kuwait
Japan Today – Tokyo,Japan
KUWAIT ˜ The family members of two Japanese journalists feared killed
in an attack in Iraq are waiting in Kuwait to identify the bodies believed
to be those…
www.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=1&id=300395

IRAQ: Chalabi and the Cheney gang: Thieves fall out
Green Left – Australia
Ahmad Chalabi, who up until a few months ago had been the Bush administration‚s
favourite to head Washington‚s puppet regime in Iraq, now stands accused
of…
www.greenleft.org.au/back/2004/584/584p14.htm

AREA soldiers see promise , progress in Iraq
Daytona Beach News-Journal – Daytona,FL,USA
But local soldiers back from war-torn Iraq carry different mental images
— ones of a better country where schools are being built, hospitals are
being…
www.news-journalonline.com/NewsJournalOnline/News/Headlines/03NewsHED02053004.htm

DEMOCRAT MIGHT BE PUSHED TO TAKE STRONGER STANCE ON IRAQ
Lexington Herald Leader – Lexington,KY,USA
… John F. Kerry faces a stark new challenge in the campaign skirmishing
over Iraq: As President Bush has moved toward his position, the Democratic
Party is…
www.kentucky.com/mld/heraldleader/news/nation/8796631.htm

TROOPS to Iraq? South Korea wavers
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
… pine-forested outskirts of Seoul, the South Korean army has decked
out a training camp to resemble an Arab village to help prepare soldiers
for service in Iraq…
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2001942748_koreans30.html

US push to rebuild Iraq takes fight to the sewers
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
By Scott Wilson. BAGHDAD, Iraq ˜ The American counterinsurgency effort
in Iraq's largest urban war zone is being fought in the sewers. Maj. Gen.

seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2001942870_sewer30.html

TOP 10 US blunders in Iraq
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
… directors of the Center for Defense Information, outlining his views
on “10 crucial mistakes” made by the United States in the invasion and
occupation of Iraq.…
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1
&c=Article&cid=1085868608510&call_pageid=968332188854&col=968350060724

'QUINTESSENTIAL politician' named Iraq's interim leader
Philadelphia Inquirer (subscription) – Philadelphia,PA,USA
WASHINGTON – As leader of Iraq's interim government, Iyad Allawi will have
to convince his countrymen that neither his long-ago membership in the
Baath Party…
www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/nation/8793693.htm

US Learns Art of the Deal in Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… The compromise in Najaf is also a sign that US strategists may have
underestimated the frustration of Iraq's majority Shiite population and
overestimated its…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/la-fg-deals30may30,1,4924695.story?coll=la-home-headlines

IRAQ surprises US with choice of PM
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
Iyad Allawi, a former member of Saddam Hussein's Baath party who worked
with the CIA to topple him, was chosen as prime minister of Iraq on Friday
in an…
www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2004/05/30/2003157496

ATTACK on Japanese reporters casts pall over Iraq mission
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
The killing of two Japanese journalists in Iraq has re-focused attention
on worsening security and could bode ill for Japanese troops helping to
rebuild the…
www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2004/05/30/2003157525

TROOPS in Iraq watch their kids graduate
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
BELTON — The seemingly endless miles in between did not stop some soldiers
in Iraq from watching their children graduate from high school in Texas
on Saturday…
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/metropolitan/2599614

GROUP honors hundreds of soldiers killed in Iraq
El Paso Times – El Paso,TX,USA
Brown paper bags with candles inside lined a mile-long stretch of the Chamizal
National Memorial on Saturday in memory of the lives lost in Iraq.…
www.borderlandnews.com/stories/borderland/20040530-124654.shtml

FOUR US troops killed in Iraq violence
Deepika – India
… which had not been caused by hostile fire. Since the invasion last
March, at least 588 US troops have been killed in action in Iraq.
www.deepikaglobal.com/latestnews.asp?ncode=16335

ABUSERS Followed Orders , Iraq “ Not Worth It‰
Centre for Public Opinion and Democracy – Vancouver,BC,Canada
(CPOD) May 30, 2004 ˆ More Americans are having second thoughts about
their country‚s involvement in Iraq, according to the National Annenberg
Election…
www.cpod.ubc.ca/polls/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewItem&itemID=2863

MAN chosen to lead Iraq seeks to expand his powers
Palm Beach Post – Palm Beach,FL,USA
BAGHDAD — About 40 years ago, Iyad Allawi, the man tapped to be Iraq's
new prime minister, practiced the militant politics of the time.…
www.palmbeachpost.com/news/content/auto/epaper/editions/today/news_049bb5fd1053619e00a0.html

IRAQ : Chalabi ˜ And the Questions Keep Coming . . .
Newsweek – New York,NY,USA
… Pentagon supporters insist that the DIA's payments to the INC were
worth the money, and that the INC provided intel which saved American
lives in Iraq and also…
msnbc.msn.com/id/5092993/site/newsweek/

THE Left—Strangely Silent About Iraq's WMD Discovery
ChronWatch.com – USA
The ''mainstream'' media have been tiptoeing around the discovery of a
155-mm mortar shell containing Sarin gas in Iraq, the contents of which
have been…
www.chronwatch.com/site.asp?id=7664

MILITARY STRUGGLES TO KEEP FORCES IN IRAQ SUPPLIED
New York Post – New York,NY,USA
… Fighting in Iraq and increased training back home are straining the
military's supplies – and giving manufacturers in the United States a
surge in business.…
www.nypost.com/business/24848.htm

US soldiers killed in Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
Three US soldiers have been killed west of Baghdad as occupation forces
continued to come under attack across restive Iraq. The…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/BBFBBB50-C9D6-45EB-99EC-8CB5343003DD.htm

IRAQ council hopes to fill out Cabinet
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – In an effort to accelerate the formation of a new
government to lead Iraq into the post-occupation era, Iraq's Governing
Council is to…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/8795128.htm

NY Times Says Became Part of the WMD Iraq Story
Reuters – USA
… Reuters) – Institutional failures at The New York Times led to it being
used in a “cunning campaign” by those who wanted the world to believe
Iraq had weapons…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5294329

UNABLE to swallow Iraq, warhawks are in crisis
Workers World – USA
… May 24 televised speech and the administration's United Nations resolution
outlining how the administration is going to bring “independence” to Iraq
are a…
www.workers.org/ww/2004/iraq0603.php

TEXAS GIs in Iraq see kids graduate
Denton Record Chronicle (subscription) – Denton,TX,USA
BELTON, Texas ˆ The seemingly endless number of miles in between did
not stop some soldiers in Iraq from watching their children graduate from
high school in…
www.dentonrc.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/texassouthwest/stories/053004dntexgrads.abb14.html

3 US marines killed in Iraq
NDTV.com – New Delhi,India
… One soldier from the Stryker Brigade died on Friday from non-hostile
causes in northern Iraq, and another from the 81st Brigade Combat Team
was killed on…
www.ndtv.com/template/template.asp?template=Usiraq
confrontation&slug=3+US+marines+killed+in+Iraq&id=54740&callid=1

SOLDIERS in Iraq See Texas Graduations
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
BELTON, Texas – Victor Rogers' father was thousands of miles away in Iraq,
but he was still able to see the 18-year-old graduate from high school
Saturday.…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/business/technology/8795057.htm

IRAQ'S compromise candidate
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… In the current climate that has proven enough, although the announcement
of his nomination by the 23-member Iraq Governing Council appeared to
catch both UN…
scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=614752004

IRAQ'S nominated prime minister, UN envoy consult on Cabinet
WTVO – Rockford,IL,USA
Baghdad, Iraq-AP — Iraq's prime minister-designate has consulted with
the UN special envoy on the 26-member Cabinet. But final…
www.wtvo.com/Global/story.asp?S=1905544

  
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