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Some Headlines Of Today

Wednesday  September 17, 2003

A look at U.S. daily deaths in Iraq - 9/17/03 11:05 PM
As of Wednesday, Sept. 17, 297 U.S. soldiers have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq, according to the Department of Defense.
Chavez says Venezuela won't recognize Iraqi delegation at OPEC meet - 9/17/03 10:59 PM
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- President Hugo Chavez said Wednesday Venezuela won't recognize an Iraqi delegation at an upcoming meeting of OPEC ministers, although his oil minister said informal talks may happen.
Initial contingent of Iraqi soldiers will have limited offensive capabilities - 9/17/03 10:19 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The new Iraqi army will not initially join U.S. troops in combat operations against holdouts from the deposed government of Saddam Hussein, a senior American adviser to the U.S. occupation authority said Wednesday.
Poll: Public confidence in Bush administration Iraq policy slipping - 9/17/03 9:09 PM
Americans' confidence in the Bush administration's handling of Iraq is slipping, says a new poll, which shows one in five people -- or 22 percent -- think the administration has developed a clear plan for rebuilding Iraq. Almost three times as many -- 64 percent -- don't think so.
Iraqi Governing Council hopes to claim Iraq's U.N. seat - 9/17/03 8:52 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The president and foreign minister of the Iraqi Governing Council are hoping to claim Iraq's seat at the upcoming U.N. General Assembly, an important measure of legitimacy for the U.S.-appointed panel, U.N. and Arab officials said Wednesday.
Republicans wants White House to improve sales pitch for $87 billion Iraq aid - 9/17/03 8:48 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican lawmakers pressed the White House on Wednesday to do a more forceful job of publicly selling its request for $87 billion for Iraq and Afghanistan as President Bush formally sent the plan to Congress.
Iraq's former information minister accuses Saddam of mishandling the war - 9/17/03 8:24 PM
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Iraq's former information minister said Wednesday that ousted President Saddam Hussein made tactical errors in his fight against U.S.-led forces.
Najaf's "shrine force" to reach target strength next week - 9/17/03 7:39 PM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- The training of a U.S.-backed, 400-strong police force set up to protect an important Shiite Muslim shrine in this holy city will be completed next week when the final batch of cadets finish their basic training course, according to U.S. and Iraqi officials.
Initial contingent of Iraqi soldiers will have limited offensive capabilities - 9/17/03 6:06 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The new Iraqi army will not initially join U.S. troops in combat operations against holdouts from the deposed government of Saddam Hussein, a senior American adviser to the U.S. occupation authority said Wednesday.
U.S. recasting Iraq resolution in bid for support from France, Germany, Russia - 9/17/03 6:05 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Led by President Bush, senior U.S. officials on Wednesday set about recasting a proposed U.N. resolution to accommodate demands from allies that want a bigger role in Iraq's reconstruction.
Former U.N. weapons inspector says Iraq probably destroyed weapons of mass destruction - 9/17/03 5:38 PM
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Former U.N. chief weapons inspector Hans Blix believes Iraq destroyed most of its weapons of mass destruction 10 years ago, but kept up the appearance that it had them to deter a military attack.
Greek foreign minister upbeat on prospects for a U.N. resolution - 9/17/03 2:19 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Top Bush administration officials Wednesday pondered revising a proposed U.S. resolution to assure the United Nations of a vital role in the economic and political reconstruction of Iraq.
Tape purporting to be Saddam warns against cooperation with U.S. occupation - 9/17/03 2:09 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- In an audiotape broadcast Wednesday, a speaker purporting to be Saddam Hussein urged Iraqis to escalate attacks on Americans and called on U.S. and other coalition forces to leave the country "as soon as possible and without any conditions."
Deficit, Iraq spending could evolve into significant 2004 issue - 9/17/03 1:53 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Members of both parties say record federal deficits are showing signs of evolving into a powerful political issue, fed by voter concern over the size of President Bush's $87 billion request for Iraq.
U.S. finds rough going in getting Iraqis ready to help produce turnover timetable - 9/17/03 12:40 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States has agreed to demands of sometimes-reluctant allies to provide a rough timetable for handing control of Iraq's destiny back to the Iraqis.
Tape, purporting to be from Saddam, calls American defeat inevitable - 9/17/03 11:38 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A new audiotape purporting to carry the voice of ousted dictator Saddam Hussein was broadcast on Arab television Wednesday, demanding that U.S. troops withdraw from Iraq and saying that their defeat is inevitable.
Greek foreign minister upbeat on prospects for a U.N. resolution - 9/17/03 11:21 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Greek Foreign Minister George Papandreou said Wednesday the gap was closing between the Bush administration and European governments on a U.N. resolution on Iraq.
Former U.N. weapons inspector says Iraq probably destroyed weapons of mass destruction - 9/17/03 5:53 AM
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Former U.N. chief weapons inspector Hans Blix believes that Iraq destroyed most of its weapons of mass destruction 10 years ago, but kept up the appearance that it had them to deter a military attack.
U.S. commander in Iraq says troops facing revenge attacks; three attacks on Americans north of Baghdad - 9/17/03 5:27 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The commander of the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq said in an interview published Wednesday that U.S. forces, already under pressure from a guerrilla-style resistance, now face revenge attacks from ordinary Iraqis angered by the occupation.
Walls of Abu Ghraib prison remain witness to fear of inmates - 9/17/03 1:53 AM
ABU GHRAIB, Iraq (AP) -- The holding cells in the death chamber at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison are a chilling reminder of the terror inmates felt as they awaited the inevitable.
Deficit, Iraq spending could evolve into significant 2004 issue - 9/17/03 1:43 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Members of both parties say record federal deficits are showing signs of evolving into a powerful political issue, fed by voter concern over the size of President Bush's $87 billion request for Iraq.
U.S. finds rough going in getting Iraqis ready to help produce turnover timetable - 9/17/03 1:41 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States has agreed to demands of sometimes-reluctant allies to provide a rough timetable for handing control of Iraq's destiny back to the Iraqis.
Iraqi general snubbed U.S. general, later broke a key pledge - 9/17/03 1:41 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- The former Iraqi defense minister now being offered a chance to surrender "with dignity" to coalition forces once insulted a U.S. commander, and later broke a pledge not to use armed helicopters against rebellious Iraqi civilians after the 1991 Gulf War.
WASHINGTON TODAY: Powell finally gets to see the places he's fretted over - 9/17/03 1:40 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The subject matter at city council meeting was fairly routine -- street crime, youth programs, education and how to get women more engaged in politics. But this was Baghdad and there, of all people, sat the American secretary of state -- taking it all in.

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