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Thursday  October 02, 2003

Clark says White House twisted facts and silenced critics to pursue Iraq war - 10/2/03 9:54 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate Wesley Clark, in his harshest criticism yet of the Bush administration, said the White House has relied on twisted facts and demonized its critics to pursue war with Iraq.
Annan says new U.S. draft resolution ignores recommendation of quick transfer of power in Iraq - 10/2/03 9:31 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- France, Russia and Germany signaled Thursday that a new U.S. draft resolution on Iraq did not meet their demands, and Secretary-General Kofi Annan said it did not follow his recommendation for a quick transfer of power to an interim Iraqi government.
House aid package for Iraq could be smaller than Bush proposed - 10/2/03 9:05 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A chief author of the bill the House will write next week for Iraq and Afghanistan said Thursday that it could have less than the $20.3 billion that President Bush wants for retooling Iraq's economy and government.
In weapons report, some findings contradict prewar intelligence or have been known previously - 10/2/03 8:54 PM
Thursday's report on the hunt for suspected Iraqi weapons of mass destruction contradicts some recent claims by the Bush administration. Other findings dispute prewar intelligence, or were known to U.N. inspectors before the war.
U.S. commander: Iraqi guerrillas claiming three to six American lives, 40 wounded weekly - 10/2/03 8:50 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Each week in Iraq, an average of three to six Americans are dying and another 40 wounded by a foe that has become more lethal and sophisticated since the fall of Baghdad in April, the commander of coalition forces said Thursday.
Iraq Governing Council makes formal appearance at U.N., promising democracy and fairness - 10/2/03 8:35 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Iraq's Governing Council on Thursday made its first formal appearance at the U.N. General Assembly, promising the world a new democratic country based on "justice and fairness."
U.N. General Assembly session winds up, overshadowed by occupation of Iraq - 10/2/03 8:24 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. General Assembly ended its two-week debate Thursday with international leaders calling for stronger collective action and multilateralism, and many poor countries pleading for more attention on poverty, health and development.
A look at U.S. daily deaths in Iraq - 10/2/03 8:14 PM
As of Thursday, Oct. 2, 317 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq, according to the Department of Defense.
Iraq-Weapons Hunt-Quotes - 10/2/03 7:49 PM
Quotes concerning Thursday's interim report on weapons of mass destruction programs in Iraq
Iraq-Weapons Hunt-Glance - 10/2/03 7:42 PM
Key findings in David Kay's interim statement to Congress on the search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq by his team, the Iraq Survey Group:
U.S. weapons hunter: No evidence yet of mass destruction weapons in Iraq - 10/2/03 6:42 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chief U.S. weapons searcher David Kay reported Thursday he had found no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, a finding that brought fresh congressional complaints about the Bush administration's prewar assertions of an imminent threat from Saddam Hussein.
Senate-RollVote-Iraq - 10/2/03 6:29 PM
The 57-42 roll call by which the Senate voted Thursday to reject a Democratic effort to pay for President Bush's $87 billion plan for Iraq and Afghanistan by canceling scheduled tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.
Senate-RollCall-Iraq - 10/2/03 6:29 PM
The 57-42 roll call by which the Senate voted Thursday to reject a Democratic effort to pay for President Bush's $87 billion plan for Iraq and Afghanistan by canceling scheduled tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.
Iraq to invite 60 foreign companies to postwar Baghdad's first oil conference - 10/2/03 6:29 PM
LONDON (AP) -- Iraq plans to invite executives from as many as 60 foreign oil companies to a Baghdad conference to discuss ways of developing the country's vast oil resources, the first event of its kind since the ouster of Saddam Hussein.
U.S. weapons hunter: No evidence yet of mass destruction arms in Iraq - 10/2/03 5:50 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chief weapons searcher David Kay said Thursday he has found no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq so far, but he cautioned his team was still in the middle of an intensive hunt.
Lending institutions, U.S. offer estimates on money needed for Iraq reconstruction - 10/2/03 5:47 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Iraq will need $55 billion for reconstruction over the next four years, World Bank and U.N. economists said in an estimate Thursday.
WASHINGTON: for it." - 10/2/03 5:46 PM
Separately, CIA Director George J. Tenet, in a letter to the leaders of the House Intelligence Committee obtained by The Associated Press, rejected congressional criticism that the prewar intelligence findings on alleged Iraqi weapons of mass destruction programs and terror ties were flawed.
WASHINGTON: Kay said. - 10/2/03 5:43 PM
His report had been keenly awaited as six months of postwar searching passed without any announced findings that would validate most of President Bush's assertions about Iraq's weapons programs and ties to terrorism.
War review: Speed, complexity of attack made U.S. troops more vulnerable to friendly fire - 10/2/03 5:38 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In its swift and decisive defeat of Saddam Hussein's army, the American military exposed some of its own weaknesses, including a vulnerability to friendly fire, officers who led a review of the Iraq war said Thursday.
WASHINGTON: in private. - 10/2/03 5:34 PM
Kay said his team had, however, found "dozens of WMD-related program activities and significant amounts of equipment that Iraq concealed from the United Nations during the inspections that began in late 2002."
Tenet: No conclusions now on Saddam's weapons - 10/2/03 4:55 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chief U.S. weapons hunter David Kay is not ready to make any conclusions about Iraq's alleged weapons programs, the CIA director told Congress in a letter obtained by The Associated Press.
Expectations low as Iraq weapons searcher briefs Congress - 10/2/03 3:38 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Thursday "it will be unfortunate" if it turns out that intelligence used to justify the war in Iraq turns out to have been seriously flawed.
Comparison of current, previous U.S. proposals for U.N. resolution - 10/2/03 3:01 PM
A comparison of the U.S. proposal for a new U.N. Security Council resolution on Iraq with a version circulated Sept. 3.
Married U.S. Army officers jointly promoted in Saddam's hometown - 10/2/03 1:55 PM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- In a ceremony held before one of Saddam Hussein's palaces, a husband and wife in the U.S. Army were jointly promoted Thursday to the rank of captain.
Powell says too rapid transition could produce a "failed state" - 10/2/03 1:23 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Resisting French calls for a quick end to the U.S. occupation of Iraq, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Thursday a hasty transition to civilian rule could produce a "failed state."
Review of Iraq finds problems with friendly fire - 10/2/03 1:06 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. military fell painfully short of its goal of equipping its forces with ways to minimize "friendly" fire attacks during the war in Iraq, according to a top general who compiled a "lessons learned" report for the Pentagon.
Annan says new U.S. text ignores his recommendation on quick transfer of power in Iraq. - 10/2/03 1:02 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Thursday a new U.S. draft resolution on Iraq does not follow his recommendation for a quick transfer of power to an interim Iraqi government.
U.S. commander: American troops averaging 3-6 deaths per week - 10/2/03 12:22 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Nearly six months after the fall of Baghdad, U.S. troops are suffering an average of three to six deaths and 40 wounded every week, the commander of American forces in Iraq said Thursday.
Review of Iraq war finds unprecedented level of U.S. coordination and some costly failures - 10/2/03 12:08 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An Iraq war review says the U.S. military achieved a historic level of coordination of air, land and sea power but fell short in other respects, at the cost of American lives.
GOP starts pushing Iraq aid through Senate, though some talk of loans - 10/2/03 11:31 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans are starting to push President Bush's $87 billion Iraq-Afghanistan bill through the Senate, but pressure is building on the White House to make part of the Iraqi aid a loan.
U.S. commander: American troops averaging 3-6 deaths, per week - 10/2/03 11:06 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Nearly six months after the fall of Baghdad, U.S. troops are suffering an average of three to six deaths and 40 wounded every week, the commander of American forces in Iraq said Thursday.
Security Council debates new U.S. resolution on Iraq that promises U.N. a larger role - 10/2/03 10:53 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Security Council debated a new U.S. draft resolution Thursday on handing over power in Baghdad to Iraqis and giving the United Nations a larger role. Germany, which opposed the U.S.-led invasion, gave a warm initial response but Paris reacted with a "no comment."
U.S. troops arrest Baath party suspect in Iraq; three Americans die in separate attacks - 10/2/03 7:19 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. soldiers came under fire Thursday near the Fallujah mayor's office and killed one of their attackers, an American officer said, while a witness said a U.S. convoy was attacked southeast of the volatile city.
U.S. Army comes under fire in front of mayor's office in Fallujah, convoy attacked southeast of town - 10/2/03 6:58 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. soldiers came under fire Thursday near the Fallujah mayor's office and killed one of their attackers, an American officer said. None of the Americans was hurt in the attack by three gunmen.
U.S. Army foot patrol attacked in front of mayor's office in Fallujah; convoy attacked southeast of town - 10/2/03 5:51 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- Gunmen in a passing car opened fire with assault rifles on a U.S. Army foot patrol in front of the Fallujah mayor's office Thursday, and witnesses said some of the soldiers were killed or wounded. The U.S. military in Baghdad had no information on the incident.
Coalition forces clamp down on smugglers of Iraqi oil with trials at sea - 10/2/03 4:39 AM
ABOARD THE HMAS NEWCASTLE (AP) -- Smugglers trying to sell Iraqi crude in the regional black market face quicker justice now that coalition ships are patrolling the Gulf waters -- and bringing Iraqi judges on board to issue rulings.
New U.S. resolution on Iraq gives U.N. a larger role - 10/2/03 3:45 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United States sought to answer France, Germany, Russia and other critics with a new resolution on Iraq that gives the United Nations a larger role and endorses a step-by-step transfer of authority to an Iraqi interim administration.
No shadow of Saddam, but rocky start of school for Iraqi children - 10/2/03 2:52 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- At the western end of Baghdad, clapping Iraqi children usher in the start of a new school year with the help of donated American supplies. Downtown, an elementary school principal holds her head in despair -- the promised textbooks never arrived and she has nothing to offer her 300 pu ...
Iraqi sabotage aimed at keeping electric power for outlying regions - 10/2/03 2:50 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Saboteurs who toppled 500 electric transmission towers across Iraq are not just looters or insurgents, but apparently also utility workers or others in outlying regions who want to deny power to Baghdad and keep it for themselves, U.S. and Iraqi engineers and officials report.
Police open fire as Iraqi protesters demand jobs; U.S. soldier killed in roadside bombing - 10/2/03 1:59 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi police opened fire Wednesday in the heart of Baghdad and in northern Iraq to disperse protesters complaining of corruption in the distribution of scarce jobs. Three American soldiers, one of them a woman, were killed in separate attacks in Baghdad and the north.

The Above Headlines were gathered from various news sites.

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