Bush Says 'World Is Safer' Without Saddam: "President Bush sought to reassureAmericans on Saturday that the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq wasappropriate despite the failure to find weapons of massdestruction and with U.S. troops under daily guerrilla attack. (Reuters)"
Grenades strike U.S. compound in Baghdad: "Three rockets slammed into a hotel housing U.S. troops and civilians on Saturday but caused no injuries, while in the explosive town of Fallujah, U.S. troops killed two Iraqis at a checkpoint, the military said."
U.S. OKs greater U.N. oversight of Iraq: "The United States has agreed to give the United Nations a bigger political role in overseeing Iraq's transition to democracy, an American official said Friday, while Britain and Spain welcomed a tentative U.S. timeline for handing over power to an elected Iraqi government."
Soldiers Get Break From Iraq Deployment: "Glancing up from her ticket counter at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, Sharon Whittington couldn't believe what she saw: her son, Army Reserve Spc. Adrian Dupree, home from Iraq. (AP)"
West Bank gunman kills Israeli man, baby: "A Palestinian gunman broke into a Jewish settlement in the West Bank on Friday and opened fire in a home where a family had gathered to mark the Jewish New Year, killing an Israeli man and a toddler and shattering Israel's efforts to maintain calm over the holiday."
Schwarzenegger declines debate challenge: "Gov. Gray Davis challenged Arnold Schwarzenegger to a debate "right here, right now," accusing the actor Friday of distorting his record. The Schwarzenegger campaign declined."
Bush, Putin to hold talks at Camp David: "President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin brought deep differences over postwar Iraq and Iran's nuclear program to a two-day Camp David summit. But they were expected to play down those disputes and emphasize economic and anti-terrorist cooperation."
Iraq war news Bush Is Criticized At U.N. Over Iraq: "UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 23 -- President Bush, defending the invasion of Iraq before the United Nations today, endured a torrent of criticism from world leaders who warned that his policy of unilateral action to confront emerging threats to U.S. security could destroy the 58-year-old international organization. (washingtonpost.com)"
US clears soldiers in killing of a TV cameraman: "A US military investigation has cleared US troops who mistakenly shot and killed a Reuters TV cameraman as he was videotaping near a US-run prison in Iraq last month, a US defense official said. (AFP)"
Officials to Get Update on Iraq WMD Hunt: "The man in charge of the hunt for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq is briefing senior intelligence officials in Washington this week but the public may not be told of his findings right away. (AP)"
U.S. Forces Attack Iraq Farmhouse, Kill 3: "U.S. soldiers backed by helicopters firing rockets attacked a farmhouse Tuesday, killing three Iraqis and wounding three others, villagers said. The U.S. military said soldiers followed suspected guerrillas into this village after a patrol was ambushed. (AP)"
Iraq war news Finnish Ex-Leader to Head U.N. Iraq Probe: "Finland's former president will lead an independent investigation of the security situation at U.N. headquarters in Baghdad just before the August bombing that killed 22 people and injured more than 160, a U.N. spokesman said Monday. (AP)"
For Bush's Iraq Request, Tough Comparisons Loom: "With lights recently blacked out in the mid-Atlantic and wetlands conservation being squeezed, President Bush wants to spend nearly $5.7 billion on Iraq's electricity system and as much as $100 million next year to restore that nation's drained marshlands. (washingtonpost.com)"
Bremer Urges Senate to Approve Iraq Funds: "Iraq could become a haven for terrorists if the United States fails to provide money needed to help rebuild the country, the U.S. administrator told senators Monday. (AP)"
2 Killed, 19 Wounded in Iraq Car Bombing: "A suicide bomber, his body wrapped in explosives and his car filled with 50 pounds of TNT, struck a police checkpoint outside U.N. headquarters in Baghdad on Monday, killing an Iraqi policeman who stopped him and wounding 19 people. (AP)"
AP: Bush paper details Iraq spending plan: "The administration wants $100 million for an Iraqi witness protection program, $290 million to hire, train and house thousands of firefighters, $9 million to modernize the postal service, including establishment of ZIP codes."
Iranian agent charged in Canadian's death: "An agent for Iran's Intelligence Ministry was charged with murder Monday in the death of an Iranian-Canadian photojournalist from injuries she received while in custody."
Israeli troops exchange fire in Hebron: "Israeli troops backed by tanks surrounded a house in Hebron early Monday, exchanging fire with at least one gunman inside and then demolishing the building, Palestinian witnesses and military officials said."
Iraq war news Israeli officials visit U.S.: "A delegation headed by a top aide to Israel's prime minister began a visit to Washington on Sunday to present proposed routes for a hotly disputed security barrier between Israel and the West Bank."
Lebanese troops clash with Hezbollah: "Lebanese troops fired at militant Hezbollah forces in southern Lebanon Sunday in the first such clash in more than a decade, killing one guerrilla and wounding two, a Hezbollah official said."
Iraq hopes for around 70 billion dollars in aid: "Iraqi interim finance minister Kamel al-Kilani said that his government hoped to get financial commitments of around 70 billion dollars from donors at a key aid conference next month. (AFP)"
U.S. Military Denies Report of Saddam Exile Offer: "The U.S. military on Sunday denieda British media report that Saddam Hussein had offered moneyand information on weapons of mass destruction in return forsafe passage to the ex-Soviet republic of Belarus. (Reuters)"
Democrat Biden Urges U.S. to Out-Maneuver France: "A top Senate Democrat urgedPresident Bush on Sunday "to outsmart the French" in theiropposition to a new U.N. resolution on Iraq by having theSecurity Council decide when to turn control back to Iraqis. (Reuters)"
Soaring Iraqi Costs Mean More U.S. Business: "Sabotage, looting and a more fragileinfrastructure than anticipated are driving up costs in Iraq,where U.S. companies will likely reap billions of dollars inthe next round of reconstruction contracts. (Reuters)"
Iraq war news Arafat sees U.N. vote as sign of support: "Yasser Arafat told hundreds of supporters Saturday that a United Nations vote condemning an Israeli decision to remove him is of the "utmost importance" as a sign of international support for the Palestinians."
Iraqi Council Member Shot; Europeans Still Divided: "Gunmen seriously wounded aleading woman member of Iraq's Governing Council Saturday, asEurope's three biggest powers failed to resolve their rift overIraq and its future six months after the war began. (Reuters)"
"We're coming with a mighty force to end the reign of your
oppressors," Bush said, addressing Iraqis who might be
listening from afar. "We are coming to bring you food and
medicine and a better life. And we are coming and we will
not stop, we will not relent until your country is free."
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