Monday, June 02, 2003

Former Iraqi troops demand pay from U.S.: "Hundreds of former Iraqi soldiers protested Monday outside the office compound of Iraq's U.S. occupiers, demanding pay for troops dismissed when the American civil administrator abolished the country's military."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq

Israel will dismantle only some outposts: "Israel will dismantle only some of the more than 100 settlement outposts in the West Bank, Israeli officials said Monday, underscoring the difficulty Israelis and Palestinians are having in reaching agreement ahead of a summit with President Bush."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq

More than a house was destroyed: "Baghdad holds many secrets. From the street, you would not know that this home, in the Jadrea district, had been affected by the war. It's a house of some means, elegant but simple. As you enter, however, the physical signs -- deep cracks in the ceilings, walls, and floors -- begin to tell the story of what happened."

In Electronic Iraq

A fresh start for Iraq: The case for debt relief: "The reconstruction of Iraq is a pressing problem for the international community. Failure would have grave implications not just for the people of Iraq, but for regional and international peace and security. Of the many problems confronting attempts at social and economic recovery in Iraq, one crucial area which has received insufficient attention is foreign debt."

In Electronic Iraq

The Reverse Robin Hood (2 June 03) in Radio Free USA

U.S. Tinkers With Postwar Plan: "Amid reports of new attacks on U.S. troops, American administrators in Iraq canceled a national conference to select interim rulers. Instead, the U.S. will choose a small group to name new leaders."

In CBS News: Iraq Crisis


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