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Wednesday  June 9, 2004

Post's Woodward: Journalists should have been more skeptical about Iraq war buildup - 6/9/04 11:17 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- The news media should have been more skeptical of President Bush's "zeal" to go to war with Iraq and the possibly "skimpy" prewar intelligence Bush used to justify the invasion, journalist Bob Woodward said Wednesday.
Human rights lawyers file prison abuse lawsuit against civilian contractors - 6/9/04 8:24 PM
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Human rights lawyers filed a racketeering lawsuit Wednesday against two U.S. defense contractors, accusing them of conspiring to torture, rape and kill Iraqi prisoners.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 6/9/04 6:33 PM
As of Wednesday, June 9, 826 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Defense Department. Of those, 608 died as a result of hostile action and 218 died of non-hostile causes.
Justice Department memos say anti-torture treaties do not apply to al-Qaida - 6/9/04 6:16 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The confidential Justice Department memos criticized by Democrats as laying the legal foundation for Iraqi prisoner abuses were aimed mainly at showing that international treaties banning torture do not apply to al-Qaida and Taliban prisoners, Bush administration officials say.
Saboteurs blow up Iraqi oil pipeline, cutting into scarce electricity output - 6/9/04 4:57 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Saboteurs blew up a key northern oil pipeline Wednesday, forcing a 10 percent cut on the national power grid as demand for electricity rises with the advent of Iraq's broiling summer heat.
Iraq's Kurdish leadership fears loss of position in a country dominated by Arab Shiites - 6/9/04 4:30 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- While world leaders applaud international unity over Iraq, the country's Kurdish leadership expressed fears Wednesday that they will be sidelined politically by the Shiite Arab majority, whose clerical hierarchy has been cultivated by the Americans.
More than 900 Americans to staff the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad - 6/9/04 4:18 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department is planning to have more than 900 Americans staff the U.S. Embassy in central Baghdad, assisted by 600 to 700 Iraqis in the biggest American embassy in the world, department planners said Wednesday.
AP Interview: U.S. general says training of Iraqi police had wrong focus and made little progress - 6/9/04 4:13 PM
TAJI, Iraq (AP) -- Misguided U.S. training of Iraqi police contributed to the country's instability and has delayed getting enough qualified Iraqis on the streets to ease the burden on American forces, the head of armed forces training said Wednesday.
People willing to ignore new leaders' links to America if they bring relief to Iraq's miseries - 6/9/04 3:31 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Ali al-Nadawi thinks that Iraq's prime minister has a shady past for his early ties to Saddam Hussein and that he and the president are traitors for cooperating with the Americans.
U.N. envoy confident that Shiite Arab majority and Kurdish minority will resolve dispute over U.N. resolution - 6/9/04 3:26 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- U.N. envoy Lakhdar Brahimi expressed confidence Wednesday that Iraq's Shiite Arab majority and Kurdish minority would settle their dispute over the new U.N. resolution that endorsed the transfer of sovereignty to Iraq's interim government on June 30.
Spain insists its troops won't return to Iraq under any international mandate - 6/9/04 2:12 PM
MADRID, Spain (AP) -- Spanish troops that withdrew from Iraq will not return under any international mandate, the foreign minister said Wednesday, a day after the United Nations endorsed a multinational force as part of a plan to restore Iraqi sovereignty.
Saboteurs blow up Iraqi oil pipeline, cutting into scarce electricity output - 6/9/04 2:09 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Saboteurs blew up a key northern oil pipeline Wednesday, forcing a 10 percent cut on the national power grid as demand for electricity rises with the advent of Iraq's broiling summer heat.
Iraqi prime minister says he's not ashamed of working with CIA to oust Saddam - 6/9/04 1:57 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's new prime minister said Wednesday he was not ashamed of having worked with the CIA and other foreign intelligence services to help topple Saddam Hussein.
Iraq's Kurdish leadership fears loss of position in a country dominated by Arab Shiites - 6/9/04 1:56 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- While world leaders applaud international unity over Iraq, the country's Kurdish leadership expressed fears Wednesday that they will be sidelined politically by the Shiite Arab majority, whose clerical hierarchy has been cultivated by the Americans.
California Guardsmen alleges detainee abuse in Iraq - 6/9/04 1:25 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A California National Guardsman says three fellow soldiers brazenly abused detainees during interrogation sessions in an Iraqi police station, threatening them with guns, sticking lit cigarettes in their ears and choking them until they collapsed.
Egypt, Arab League give a guarded response to UN Security Council's adoption of Iraqi sovereignty resolution - 6/9/04 1:19 PM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Egypt and the Arab League withheld judgment Wednesday to the U.N. Security Council's adoption of a resolution on Iraq's new sovereign government, with Egypt's foreign minister saying things might improve in Iraq.
Iraqi prime minister praises U.N. Security Council resolution - 6/9/04 12:56 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's interim prime minister praised the U.N. Security Council resolution on the transfer of sovereignty, and stressed that the departure of multinational forces would be made with the new government's consent.
Supporters and opponents of Iraq war join forces to help launch new interim government - 6/9/04 12:47 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Supporters and opponents of the Iraq war joined forces to help launch the country's interim government, unanimously adopting a U.N. resolution backing Iraqi sovereignty and giving the new leaders clout over a U.S.-led force.
Kurds threaten to bolt government if Shiites dominate; Saboteurs blow up oil pipeline - 6/9/04 11:52 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Kurdish parties warned Wednesday that they might bolt Iraq's new government if Shiites gain too much power. In another challenge to the interim administration, saboteurs blew up an oil pipeline, forcing a 10 percent cut in electricity output.
Munition explosion that killed six soldiers in Iraq was caused by mortar fire - 6/9/04 11:04 AM
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Enemy mortar fire caused a munitions dump explosion in Iraq that killed six European soldiers who were defusing Saddam-era ordnance, a special military commission said Wednesday.
Democrats question if Bush administration committed to prisoner torture ban - 6/9/04 10:38 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats say Justice Department memos contending that a wartime president is not bound by anti-torture principles could have laid the legal groundwork for the prisoner abuses that took place in Iraq and elsewhere.
Kurds threaten to bolt government if Shiites dominate; Saboteurs blow up oil pipeline - 6/9/04 10:20 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Kurdish parties warned Wednesday that they might bolt Iraq's new government if Shiites gain too much power. In another challenge to the interim administration, saboteurs blew up an oil pipeline, forcing a 10 percent cut in electricity output.
Parliamentary committee to probe British troops' role in Iraq - 6/9/04 10:19 AM
LONDON (AP) -- A parliamentary committee said Wednesday it would investigate the role of British troops in Iraq and their relations with Iraqi civilians, but would not probe specific allegations of abuse.
Spain insists its troops won't return to Iraq under any international mandate - 6/9/04 9:57 AM
MADRID, Spain (AP) -- Spanish troops that withdrew from Iraq will not return under any international mandate, the foreign minister said Wednesday, a day after the United Nations endorsed a multinational force as part of a plan to restore Iraqi sovereignty.
EU weighs 'progressive engagement' with Iraq, depending on stability, democracy - 6/9/04 9:18 AM
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -- The European Union said Wednesday it was ready to give Iraq a broad range of financial and other assistance through a "progressive engagement" policy designed to help secure democracy and stability in the country.
Munition explosion that killed six soldiers in Iraq was caused by mortar fire - 6/9/04 8:52 AM
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Enemy mortar fire caused the munitions dump explosion in Iraq that killed six soldiers from Poland, Slovakia and Latvia who were defusing Saddam-era ordnance, a special military commission said Wednesday.
Freed Pole apparently held by network of hostage traders in Iraq, company says - 6/9/04 8:29 AM
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- A Polish businessman kidnapped then freed by U.S. commandos in Baghdad apparently was held by insurgents involved in a terrorist hostage-trading network, his company said Wednesday.
Saboteurs detonate explosives on oil pipeline - 6/9/04 6:16 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Saboteurs blew up an important oil pipeline Wednesday, forcing authorities to cut output on the national power grid by 10 percent, police and Iraqi officials said.
U.S. military to allow Red Cross to visit second Afghan prison - 6/9/04 5:40 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Facing pressure to open its secretive jails to outside scrutiny, the U.S. military said Wednesday it will allow the International Committee of the Red Cross to visit a second holding facility in Afghanistan.
Iraqi and U.N. officials try to reassure Kurds over lack of acknowledgment of interim constitution - 6/9/04 5:09 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Iraqi and U.N. officials sought to reassure Kurds that a new U.N. resolution on Iraq's sovereignty included the "spirit" of an interim constitution that would have given them more power, even though no direct mention is made.
Spate of deaths focuses attention on part-time soldiers in Iraq - 6/9/04 3:46 AM
CARLSTADT, N.J. (AP) -- Daniel Carvill recalls the day in February when he last saw his brother: A cold rain fell on Fort Dix, and the two shook hands before Frank Carvill, visibly nervous but convinced "he had a reason to go," shipped off to war.
Japanese hostage files lawsuit against government, blames kidnapping on Iraq dispatch - 6/9/04 2:49 AM
TOKYO (AP) -- A Japanese activist who was briefly held captive in Iraq has sued his own government, saying its decision to send troops to the region angered his kidnappers and was to blame for his ordeal.
Senators question Bush administration committed to prisoner torture ban - 6/9/04 2:32 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic senators say Justice Department memos contending that a wartime president is not bound by anti-torture principles could have laid the legal groundwork for the prisoner abuses that took place in Iraq and elsewhere.
European allies mourn dead after day of bloodshed; four hostages rescued - 6/9/04 1:34 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The United States' allies in Iraq mourned their dead Wednesday, a day after six European soldiers died while transporting munitions. Family members brought home the remains of two Japanese journalists killed while covering the occupation.
Kurds, Shiites at odds over role of interim constitution - 6/9/04 12:24 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's two main Kurdish parties have hinted that they might not participate in the new government if a U.N. resolution on Iraq failed to endorse a constitution. But U.N. officials were hopeful the Kurds would accept the measure adopted late Tuesday.

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