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Thursday  July 1, 2004

A defiant Saddam Hussein appears in Iraqi court, rejects charges - 7/1/04 10:02 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Saddam Hussein scoffed at charges of war crimes and mass killings Thursday, making a defiant first public appearance since being hunted down seven months ago. The deposed dictator fixed the judge with a penetrating stare and declared: "This is all a theater by Bush, the criminal."
Iraqis offer mixed take on Saddam as he appears in court - 7/1/04 8:52 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Clustering around small TV sets in cafes, hotel lobbies and shops, Iraqis watched raptly as Saddam Hussein appeared in court Thursday, some seething with anger, others in unease.
Jordan's King Abdullah says he is willing to send troops to Iraq - 7/1/04 8:31 PM
LONDON (AP) -- Jordan's King Abdullah II said Thursday his country would be willing to send troops to Iraq, potentially becoming the first Arab state to do so.
A defiant Saddam Hussein appears in Iraqi court, rejects charges - 7/1/04 7:51 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Saddam Hussein scoffed at charges of war crimes and mass killings Thursday, making a defiant first public appearance since being hunted down seven months ago. The deposed dictator fixed the judge with a penetrating stare and declared: "This is all a theater by Bush, the criminal."
Jordan's King Abdullah says he is willing to send troops to Iraq - 7/1/04 7:22 PM
LONDON (AP) -- Jordan's King Abdullah II said Thursday his country would be willing to send troops to Iraq, potentially becoming the first Arab state to do so.
Bremer says democracy in Iraq depends on security - 7/1/04 6:53 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. official who ran Iraq until a few days ago said Thursday that the nation's future as a democracy hinges on whether security forces can curb violence enough to permit elections.
Iraqi defendants to appear in court - 7/1/04 6:51 PM
The 12 former Iraqi regime figures who appeared in court Thursday and the preliminary accusations against them:
U.S. troops see change in attitude of Iraqi security forces since handover of power - 7/1/04 6:33 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The blowing dust, searing heat and guerrilla war still make life miserable for U.S. troops in Iraq. But since the handover of power, U.S. soldiers have seen improvements and enthusiasm among their Iraqi counterparts -- the security forces intended to take over so U.S. forces can go ho ...
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 7/1/04 6:31 PM
As of Thursday, July 1, 853 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Defense Department. Of those, 632 died as a result of hostile action and 221 died of non-hostile causes.
Partial transcript from Saddam Hussein's arraignment - 7/1/04 6:06 PM
The following partial transcript, transcribed by eMediaMillWorks Inc., was taken from audio that was edited by the U.S. military. The audio did not reflect everything Saddam Hussein said during his arraignment Thursday such as Saddam's remark: "This is all a theater by Bush, the criminal." A question mark ...
Warheads containing nerve agent found in Iraq, Polish Defense Ministry says - 7/1/04 4:40 PM
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Polish troops have found two warheads in Iraq believed to contain a deadly nerve agent, but it is not clear what period the weapons came from, the Defense Ministry said Thursday.
Saddam's lawyers complain they were kept in the dark in the trial - 7/1/04 4:39 PM
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Lawyers on a team set up to defend Saddam Hussein watched their client's court appearance on television Thursday, complaining they were kept in the dark about the proceedings and asserting the deposed Iraqi leader cannot get a fair trial.
U.S. warplanes pound suspected hideout of terror leader; four reported killed - 7/1/04 4:22 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. jets pounded a suspected safehouse of terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in Fallujah on Thursday, hours before Saddam Hussein appeared in an Iraqi court to answer charges of war crimes and genocide stemming from his two-decade rule.
IMF says recognition of new Iraq interim government is 'imminent' - 7/1/04 3:54 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The International Monetary Fund said Thursday its recognition of Iraq's interim government was imminent, an important step toward clearing the way for financial support of Baghdad's rebuilding effort.
White House brushes off Saddam remarks about Bush as 'real criminal' - 7/1/04 3:41 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House dismissed accusations from Saddam Hussein on Thursday that President Bush was a "criminal" as it heralded Saddam's arraignment as an important step forward for Iraqis.
Iraqis offer mixed take on Saddam as he appears in court - 7/1/04 3:35 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Clustering around small TV sets in cafes, hotel lobbies and shops, Iraqis watched raptly as Saddam Hussein appeared in court Thursday, some seething with anger, others in unease.
Defiant and unbowed, Saddam Hussein challenges the court - 7/1/04 3:00 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- In court, he was clear-eyed, calm and most of all -- unbowed.
Tariq Aziz argues he is not personally responsible for any murders - 7/1/04 2:36 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Tariq Aziz, the urbane, English-speaking envoy of the former Iraqi regime, argued Thursday he was not personally responsible for any murders during his appearance before an Iraqi judge.
A defiant Saddam Hussein appears at hearing, says Bush is 'the real criminal' - 7/1/04 2:29 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A defiant Saddam Hussein rejected accusations of war crimes and genocide in court Thursday, telling a judge in his first public appearance since his capture that the real "criminal" was President Bush.
Chairman says Senate committee concludes intelligence failure was worldwide before war - 7/1/04 2:22 PM
FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) -- The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee has concluded that a worldwide intelligence failure led to the belief that Iraq's Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction before the war, the panel's chairman said Thursday.
Mixed messages from anti-death penalty Europe over whether Saddam might face execution - 7/1/04 2:11 PM
PARIS (AP) -- Baghdad's decision to re-establish the death penalty ahead of the war crimes trial of Saddam Hussein evoked a mixed reaction in Europe, recalling the split across the continent over the war that toppled the Iraqi leader.
White House brushes off Saddam remarks about Bush as 'real criminal' - 7/1/04 1:42 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House dismissed accusations from Saddam Hussein on Thursday that President Bush was "the real criminal," and heralded Saddam's arraignment as an important step forward for Iraqis.
U.S. troops see change in attitude of Iraqi security forces since handover of power - 7/1/04 1:39 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Not much has changed for U.S. troops since the handover of power to an Iraqi government. The blowing dust, searing heat and guerrilla war still make life miserable, and the daily routine remains eat, patrol, raid, guard and sleep.
Kuwaiti official criticizes Saddam's defense of Kuwait invasion, says he should be executed - 7/1/04 1:02 PM
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- Kuwait's information minister slammed Saddam Hussein for defending Iraq's 1990 invasion of the neighboring Persian Gulf country during his Thursday court appearance in Baghdad and said the former Iraqi leader should be executed.
San Francisco voters to get chance to express views on Iraq; anti-Bush statement put on ballot - 7/1/04 12:52 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco voters will have a chance to express their views on the U.S.-led war in Iraq in November with a ballot initiative calling on the federal government to end the conflict.
Iraqis offer mixed take on Saddam as he appears in court - 7/1/04 12:37 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqis gathered around televisions to watch Saddam Hussein in court Thursday, uneasy about the effects of the images on their country and in some cases angered by the control they believed he seemed to wield over the proceedings.
A defiant Saddam Hussein appears at hearing in court - 7/1/04 11:46 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A defiant Saddam Hussein rejected charges of war crimes and genocide in a court appearance Thursday, telling a judge in his first public appearance since his arrest: "This is all theater, the real criminal is Bush."
International lending agency says recognition of new Iraq interim government is 'imminent' - 7/1/04 10:35 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The International Monetary Fund said Thursday that its formal recognition of the new Iraq interim government is "imminent," a step that will clear the way for badly needed financial support for Baghdad's rebuilding effort.
U.S. Marine killed in action in Iraq, military says - 7/1/04 10:18 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S. Marine was killed in action Thursday west of the capital, the U.S. military said.
The broad charges read to Saddam Hussein at hearing in Baghdad - 7/1/04 10:14 AM
The broad charges Saddam Hussein faces, according to Iraqi authorities at Thursday's hearing. Specific charges will be filed later:
Saddam Hussein refuses charges against him in first court appearance - 7/1/04 9:54 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A defiant Saddam Hussein rejected charges of war crimes and genocide in a court appearance Thursday, telling a judge "this is all theater, the real criminal is Bush."
Gen. George Casey takes command of American, coalition troops in Iraq - 7/1/04 9:43 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- With troops saluting, Gen. George Casey took charge Thursday of all U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq, saying he was "extremely proud" to take on the job.
Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein refuses charges against him in first court appearance - 7/1/04 9:20 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A defiant Saddam Hussein rejected charges of war crimes and genocide against him in a court appearance Thursday, telling a judge "this is all theater, the real criminal is Bush," according to a reporter in an official media pool.
Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein refuses charges against him - 7/1/04 8:59 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A defiant Saddam Hussein rejected charges of war crimes and genocide against him in a court appearance Thursday, telling a judge "this is all theater, the real criminal is Bush," according to a reporter in an official media pool.
U.S. warplanes pound suspected hideout of terror leader; four reported killed - 7/1/04 8:57 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. jets pounded a suspected safehouse of terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in Fallujah on Thursday, hours before Saddam Hussein appeared in an Iraqi court to answer charges of war crimes and genocide stemming from his two-decade rule.
Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein refuses charges against him - 7/1/04 7:41 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A defiant Saddam Hussein rejected charges of war crimes and genocide against him in a court appearance Thursday, telling a judge "this is all theater, the real criminal is Bush," according to a reporter in an official media pool.
Iraqis offer mixed take on Saddam as he appears in court - 7/1/04 7:34 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- One wished him well, while another wished him a fate similar to what he allegedly bestowed upon hundreds of thousands of Iraqis.
Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein appears before an Iraqi judge - 7/1/04 7:06 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein appeared before an Iraqi judge Thursday to hear charges of crimes committed during his rule, the U.S. military said.
U.S. military launches another strike at suspected hideout of terror leader, 4 killed - 7/1/04 6:35 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. jets pounded a suspected safe house of terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in Fallujah on Thursday, the latest in a series of strikes against the man suspected of masterminding deadly attacks and beheadings in Iraq.
Saddam Hussein brought to court for hearing - 7/1/04 6:32 AM
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was brought to court Thursday for an appearance before an Iraqi judge to face charges that could include genocide and war crimes, news reports said
A glance at crimes alleged committed during Saddam Hussein era - 7/1/04 5:02 AM
A glance of some of the major crimes allegedly committed during Saddam Hussein's rule:
U.S. launches airstrike at suspected hideout of terror leader, roadside bombs hit capital - 7/1/04 4:07 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. jets pounded a suspected safe house of terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in Fallujah on Thursday, the latest in a series of strikes against the man suspected of masterminding deadly attacks and beheadings in Iraq.
U.S., Iraqi officials look to Saddam trial to heal rifts in devastated country - 7/1/04 3:34 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. and Iraqi officials hope the trial of Saddam Hussein and his top lieutenants will lay bare the atrocities of his regime and help push the country toward normalcy after years of tyranny, the U.S.-led invasion and the insurgency that has blossomed in its aftermath.
U.S. jets launch airstrike at suspected hideout of terror leader al-Zarqawi - 7/1/04 2:56 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. jets pounded a suspected safe house of terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in Fallujah on Thursday, the latest in a series of strikes against the man suspected of masterminding deadly attacks and beheadings in Iraq.
Explosion rocks area near hospital - 7/1/04 2:43 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A roadside bomb exploded near the car of a senior Iraqi Finance Ministry official Thursday, slightly wounding him but killing his guard and driver, police and hospital officials said.
Group says positive stories going untold in Iraq - 7/1/04 2:36 AM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Sgt. Chris Beard suffered shrapnel wounds to his face, back and spine when a roadside bomb exploded next to his Humvee in Iraq late last year.
Iraq brings shock and awe to U.S. political battleground - 7/1/04 2:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Not since Vietnam has a presidential campaign been so caught up in foreign policy, but the crisp choice from that time -- for or against a war -- is missing now. President Bush and Democrat John Kerry are not that far apart on Iraq.
Another U.S.-Europe dispute could loom if Saddam sentenced to death - 7/1/04 1:56 AM
PARIS (AP) -- Saddam Hussein's transfer to the new Iraqi government raises the specter of another international disagreement over Iraq: Should the deposed dictator be put to death?

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