Monday, June 02, 2003

War Blog Iraq War Updates
Palestinian uprising leader goes on trial: "A Palestinian uprising leader on trial for murder used Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's recent statement about Israel's occupation of millions of Palestinians to bolster his cause Monday."

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Russia Dismisses U.S. Weapons Lab Proof Claim: "Russia dismissed Monday U.S. efforts topresent its discovery of a mobile laboratory as an example ofIraq's banned weapons program, saying only U.N. scientistscould officially certify weapons as illegal. (Reuters)"

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Iraqis start to get food rations as new UN representative heads for Baghdad: "Iraqis were to begin to receive their first food rations since the war to topple Saddam Hussein, as the newly-apppointed UN special envoy for Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello, was headed for Baghdad. (AFP)"

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Sacked Iraqi Troops Threaten Attacks on U.S. Forces: "Thousands of sacked Iraqi soldiersmarched on the U.S.-led administration Monday and threatened tolaunch suicide attacks on American troops in Baghdad unlessthey were paid wages and compensation. (Reuters)"

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Bush vows commitment to Mideast peace: "In his first personal foray into Middle East peace talks, President Bush pledged Monday to "put in as much time as necessary" into achieving peace between Israelis and Palestinians and help them live side by side."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq

US and UK stand by WMD claims in BBC: War in Iraq

Iran countdown begins (1 June 03) in Radio Free USA

Brief smiles, deep divisions (2 June 03) in Radio Free USA

U.K.: Iraqi weapons evidence overwhelming: "Evidence that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction is "overwhelming," British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said Monday, although coalition forces have so far failed to find such weapons in Iraq."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq

U.N. inspectors set to return to Iraq: "A team of U.N. nuclear safety experts will leave Wednesday for Iraq and should be in Baghdad by the end of the week, the International Atomic Energy Agency said Monday."

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