Saturday, May 31, 2003

War Blog Iraq War Updates
Powell was under pressure to use shaky intelligence on Iraq: report: "US Secretary of State Colin Powell was under persistent pressure from the Pentagon and White House to include questionable intelligence in his report on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction he delivered at the United Nations last February, a US weekly reported. (AFP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq

Bush mission to heal Iraq splits in BBC: War in Iraq

Iraqi village fears nuclear contamination: "Ibtisam Hadi was sure the yellow substance she found in her backyard was dangerous, so she asked her neighbors to cover it with cement and fence off the yard."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq

US claims Iranian interference in Iraq; Bush begins European tour: "A series of deadly attacks on US troops in Iraq may delay forces returning home until replacements arrive, a top general said here, as another leader of Saddam Hussein's Baath Party was captured in central Iraq. (AFP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq

Anti-Globalization movement's alternative summit opens ahead of G8 (30 May 03) in Radio Free USA

US lifts ban on air services to Iraq: "The ban on air services between the United States and Iraq has been lifted for the first time in nearly 13 years."

In Ananova: War In Iraq

Attacks in Iraq prompt review of US force requirements: "A series of deadly attacks on US troops has forced US commanders in Iraq to consider not sending troops home until reinforcements arrive, a top general said. (AFP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq

Iraqi Intifada?: "An intifada is brewing in Iraq, and American troops are about to stop being liberators and will be forced to embrace their inner occupiers. And many Americans don't give a damn. Twenty soldiers have died in fighting or accidents since May 1, the day Bush declared the major fighting over. Five have died this week alone.One was killed yesterday in an ambush on a military convoy about 25 miles north of Baghdad, according to CENTCOM "Two US soldiers died and nine others were wounded Tuesday in a second day of guerrilla attacks in the flashpoint town of Fallujah, west of..."

In Back to Iraq 2.0



Chalabi cited as secret source on Iraqi WMDs (27 May 03) in Radio Free USA


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