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Monday, December 15, 2003

Iraq war updates
U.S. Troops Disperse Pro-Saddam Protest in Tikrit: "U.S. soldiers Monday used batonsto break up a demonstration in Tikrit to protest against thecapture of Saddam Hussein near his hometown, witnesses said. (Reuters)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



Saddam Tells Troops He Wants to Negotiate: ""My name is Saddam Hussein," the fallen Iraqi leader told U.S. troops in English as they pulled him out of a dank hole that had become his home. "I am the president of Iraq and I want to negotiate." (AP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



Officials Lay Out Plan to Question Saddam: "First, find out whether Saddam Hussein knows of any impending guerrilla attacks planned against U.S. troops or Iraqis. (AP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



Bombs target Iraq police stations: "Two car bombs reportedly explode at police stations in and around the Iraqi capital, causing several casualties."

In BBC: Conflict with Iraq (UK Edition)



Ministers to give Saddam update: "Ministers are expected to give more details about the capture of Saddam Hussein on Monday."

In BBC: Conflict with Iraq (UK Edition)



Saddam arrest lifts world markets: "Global stock markets rise and the dollar strengthens after the arrest of Saddam Hussein."

In BBC: Conflict with Iraq (UK Edition)



What happens to Saddam now?: "Saddam Hussein will be put on trial in an Iraqi court and might face the death penalty."

In BBC: Conflict with Iraq (UK Edition)



Suicide bomber kills 8 Iraqi policemen: "A suicide bomber killed eight Iraqi policemen in an attack Monday on a station in the capital's northern outskirts, their commander said."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



Saddam tells troops he wants to negotiate: ""My name is Saddam Hussein," the fallen Iraqi leader told U.S. troops in English as they pulled him out of a dank hole that had become his home. "I am the president of Iraq and I want to negotiate.""

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



'Black day' for Palestinians in CNN - War in Iraq



More Bombs In Baghdad: "Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein - captured by U.S. troops on Saturday - is being held in a secret location. Troops on duty in a still volatile Baghdad have other matters to deal with: two bombs went off there early Monday."

In CBS News: Iraq Crisis



Saddam answering questions with rhetoric in CNN - War in Iraq



Hoon pressed for Saddam update: "Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon is set to come under pressure to give more details about the capture of Saddam Hussein."

In BBC: Conflict with Iraq



Car Bomb Wounds Four Iraqi Policeman: "Four Iraqi policemen were injured when a car bomb went off outside a police station in western Baghdad Monday, the U.S. military and Iraqi police said. (AP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



Texas Military Town Hails Saddam Capture: "This battle-tested military community, where more than 30 soldiers have been lost in the war on terrorism, got two pieces of good news over the weekend: Saddam Hussein had been nabbed - and by their soldiers. (AP)"

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Chamber Beneath Mud Hut Leads to Saddam: "When darkness fell, the Americans moved into position, 600 of them, from infantrymen to elite special forces. Their target: two houses in this rural village of orange, lemon and palm groves. Someone big was inside, they were told. (AP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



Up to 15 dead in car bomb blasts: "Up to 15 people are feared dead after a car bomb exploded outside a police station in western Baghdad."

In Ananova: War In Iraq



New leaders want war crimes trial: "The interim Iraqi government said it wants to try Saddam Hussein before a special tribunal."

In Ananova: War In Iraq



Warning: Satire Straight Ahead: "Greg Palast positsthat Saddam surfaced because his old buddy James Baker was just appointed to a role in Iraq: "'Hey, my homeboy Jim owes me big time,' Mr. Hussein stated. He asserted that Baker and the prior Bush regime, 'owe me my back pay. After all I did for these guys you'd think they'd have the decency to pay up.'" Continue »"

In Alternet: War On Iraq



Iraq's Stalin: "As when Josef Stalin died, an abused nation finds itself full of grief as well as joy when the tyrant falls, reports Toronto's Globe and Mail. Meanwhile, in a tragic footnote to history, celebratory gunfire in the city of Kirkuk alone reportedly killed eight and wounded 80."

In Alternet: War On Iraq



U.S. official to meet Mideast leaders: "A U.S. mediator set up a three-way meeting with Israeli and Palestinian officials, designed to bring premiers together and restart long-stalled talks on a peace plan to end to more than three years of bitter violence."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



Saddam's Trial Could Be a Turning Point: ""When you judge," Saddam Hussein once said, "judge with justice." (AP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



Two Car Bombs Rock Iraq Police Stations, Nine Dead: "Two car bombs exploded at policestations in and near Baghdad on Monday, killing at least ninepeople and shattering any hopes of a quick end to violenceafter the capture of Saddam Hussein. (Reuters)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



Baker Readies Trip on Iraq Reconstruction: "With Saddam Hussein firmly in hand, President Bush's new emissary on postwar Iraq is facing the task of turning congratulations from world powers into wider international support for reconstruction, including promises to erase Iraq's crushing burden of foreign debt. (AP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



Four hurt in Baghdad blast: "A car bomb has exploded outside a police station in western Baghdad, injuring at least four people."

In Ananova: War In Iraq



Saddam given PoW status: "Saddam Hussein has been given the status of a prisoner of war, confirms the US Defence Secretary."

In Ananova: War In Iraq



Officials lay out plan to question Saddam: "First, find out whether Saddam Hussein knows of any impending guerrilla attacks planned against U.S. troops or Iraqis."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq


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