Monday, September 22, 2003

Iraq war news
Israeli officials visit U.S.: "A delegation headed by a top aide to Israel's prime minister began a visit to Washington on Sunday to present proposed routes for a hotly disputed security barrier between Israel and the West Bank."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq

New Survey of 2,000 Iraqi households reveals human rights abuses and attitudes on reconstruction, justice and government: "A survey of 2,000 households, conducted by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), finds that people living in southern Iraq experienced widespread human rights abuses under Saddam Hussein?s Ba?ath regime and revealed that Iraqis support protection of women and minorities and a UN-led reconstruction effort. More than half of the respondents (53 percent) felt the Coalition Forces should not be involved in direct delivery of humanitarian assistance."

In Electronic Iraq

Lebanese troops clash with Hezbollah: "Lebanese troops fired at militant Hezbollah forces in southern Lebanon Sunday in the first such clash in more than a decade, killing one guerrilla and wounding two, a Hezbollah official said."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq

Iraq hopes for around 70 billion dollars in aid: "Iraqi interim finance minister Kamel al-Kilani said that his government hoped to get financial commitments of around 70 billion dollars from donors at a key aid conference next month. (AFP)"

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U.S. Military Denies Report of Saddam Exile Offer: "The U.S. military on Sunday denieda British media report that Saddam Hussein had offered moneyand information on weapons of mass destruction in return forsafe passage to the ex-Soviet republic of Belarus. (Reuters)"

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Democrat Biden Urges U.S. to Out-Maneuver France: "A top Senate Democrat urgedPresident Bush on Sunday "to outsmart the French" in theiropposition to a new U.N. resolution on Iraq by having theSecurity Council decide when to turn control back to Iraqis. (Reuters)"

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Airline passengers' data used in study (20 Sept 03) in Radio Free USA

Halliburton's secret deal -- Even the reason it's secret is a secret (20 Sept 03) in Radio Free USA

Soaring Iraqi Costs Mean More U.S. Business: "Sabotage, looting and a more fragileinfrastructure than anticipated are driving up costs in Iraq,where U.S. companies will likely reap billions of dollars inthe next round of reconstruction contracts. (Reuters)"

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Community powderkeg ready to explode in Kirkuk despite official cool: "Simmering tensions between Arabs, Kurds and Turkmen in this northern Iraqi city could boil over at any time, but community leaders offer vocal support for US efforts to maintain calm. (AFP)"

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