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Thursday  October 7, 2004

Iraqis want U.S. out of Green Zone 10/7/2004, 11:04 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) It's touted as the safest place in Baghdad, but even the thousands of normal Iraqis whose homes wound up in the U.S.-occupied Green Zone want the Americans to move out and the fortress dismantled.
Bush, Cheney concede Iraq had no WMDs 10/7/2004, 8:22 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) President Bush and his vice president conceded Thursday in the clearest terms yet that Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction, even as they tried to shift the Iraq war debate to a new issue whether the invasion was justified because Saddam was abusing a U.N. oil-for-food program.
Insurgents hit Baghdad hotel with rockets 10/7/2004, 4:51 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Rockets struck a Baghdad hotel housing foreign contractors and journalists late Thursday, drawing return fire and underscoring the precarious security in the heart of the Iraqi capital. Outside Baghdad, roadside bombings killed two more American soldiers.
Bush, Cheney concede Saddam had no WMDs 10/7/2004, 4:18 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) President Bush and his vice president conceded Thursday in the clearest terms yet that Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction, even as they tried to shift the Iraq war debate to a new issue whether the invasion was justified because Saddam was abusing a U.N. oil-for-food program.
Violence adds to Iraq reconstruction cost 10/7/2004, 2:51 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) The insurgency in Iraq is forcing the U.S. government to spend more than expected for security protection of rebuilding projects in some parts of the country, a U.S. official said Thursday.
A daily look at U.S. Iraq military deaths 10/7/2004, 2:10 p.m. PT
(AP) As of Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, 1,064 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to the Defense Department. Of those, 809 died as a result of hostile action and 255 died of non-hostile causes. The figures include three military civilians.
Experts: Limited data led to Iraq errors 10/7/2004, 2:04 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) Half a dozen investigations into U.S. intelligence failures on Iraq have reached similar conclusions: limited and unreliable information from inside Iraq and an unshakable belief by Bush administration officials that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.
Hundreds released from prisons in Iraq 10/7/2004, 1:27 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) About 240 detainees were freed Thursday from U.S. and Iraqi custody, another sign of what Iraqi human rights lawyers say is a marked improvement in the handling of prisoners in the past two months.
Bush defends Iraq invasion despite report 10/7/2004, 12:27 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) Faced with a harshly critical new report, President Bush conceded Thursday that Iraq did not have the stockpiles of banned weapons he had warned of before the invasion last year, but insisted that "we were right to take action" against Saddam Hussein.
Rockets hit downtown Baghdad Sheraton 10/7/2004, 11:30 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Militants fired rockets at a hotel housing foreigners in the heart of Baghdad on Thursday night, causing minor damage, while U.S. officials said two American soldiers were killed by roadside bombs outside the capital and authorities arrested 20 Iraqis suspected of planting homemade explosives.
Two rockets hit downtown Baghdad Sheraton 10/7/2004, 10:05 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Two rockets hit a downtown Baghdad hotel housing foreigners and journalists Thursday, and gunfire erupted in the neighborhood across the Tigris River from the U.S. Embassy compound.
U.S. warplanes target Iraq roadside bombs 10/7/2004, 5:35 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) U.S. warplanes struck Baghdad's Sadr City district overnight to neutralize roadside bombs that regularly explode as American patrols drive through the area, the military said Thursday.
Two U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq bombings 10/7/2004, 5:13 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Two American soldiers were killed and two others were wounded in separate bombings that occurred within hours, the U.S. military said Thursday.
U.S. report: Iraq didn't have WMDs 10/7/2004, 4:48 a.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction programs had deteriorated into only hopes and dreams by the time of the U.S.-led invasion last year, a decline wrought by the first Gulf War and years of international sanctions, the chief U.S. weapons hunter found.
U.S. targets roadside bombs in Sadr City 10/7/2004, 4:03 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) U.S. warplanes struck Baghdad's Sadr City district overnight to neutralize roadside bombs that regularly explode as American patrols drive through the area, the military said Thursday.
U.S. raises security alert in Green Zone 10/7/2004, 3:25 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) U.S. authorities raised the security alert in the heavily guarded Green Zone after an improvised bomb was found in front of a restaurant there, officials said Thursday. Twenty Iraqis were arrested in the north in operations against those suspected of planting bombs against U.S. and Iraqi targets.
Detainees released from two Iraq prisons 10/7/2004, 3:19 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) About 240 detainees were released from U.S. and Iraqi custody Thursday under a review process set up following the prisoner abuse scandal at Abu Ghraib prison, the U.S. military said.
Explosion rocks Baghdad's Green Zone 10/7/2004, 3:18 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A loud explosion Thursday rocked Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, which houses major U.S. and Iraqi government offices.
Bomb discovered at Green Zone restaurant 10/7/2004, 2:10 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) An improvised bomb was found in a restaurant in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, home of the U.S. Embassy and key government offices, American officials said Thursday.

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