Iraq war updates GIs come under fire in Fallujah, Iraq: "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."
Iraq weapons inspector to brief Congress: "The CIA's special adviser in the search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq begins two days of closed-door meetings in Congress on Thursday, and lawmakers don't expect him to announce any major discoveries."
U.S. Army patrol kills attacker: "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."
Iraqi Town Remains Flash Point: "A day after three American soldiers were killed in separate attacks in Iraq, U.S. soldiers came under fire near the Fallujah mayor's office and killed one of their attackers. Witnesses also said a U.S. convoy was attacked outside the city."
Saddam's WMDs 'may all have been a bluff': "The man in charge of trying to find Iraqi weapons of mass destruction is expected to say Saddam Hussein's threat to launch chemical or biological attacks may have been a bluff."
Coalition forces target oil smugglers: "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."
Blair's Party Criticizes Iraq Involvement: "Tony Blair's unflinching defense of the war in Iraq has failed to stifle anger in his own Labor Party, with opponents calling it a "war for oil" and a "crime." (AP)"
U.S. Officials Honor Fallen War Correspondents: "Bush administrationofficials and U.S. news media chiefs met on a rain-swept CivilWar battlefield on Wednesday to honor four American journalistswho died in Iraq and Pakistan while reporting on the U.S. waron terrorism. (Reuters)"
Letters to God end up at Western Wall: "Ever felt your prayers went unanswered? Try sending a letter to God and chances are it will end up - as many do each year - at an Israeli post office in Jerusalem, where they are read and sent on to the holy Western Wall."
Iraqi utilities sabotage an inside job: "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."
Who Will Pay for War Crimes in Iraq?: "BAGHDAD, Oct. 1 (CSM) -- Storm clouds are brewing over one of the most sensitive aspects of Iraq's reconstruction, as the Iraqi Governing Council clashes with the US-led Coalition Provisional Authority over how to put members of the former regime on trial for the atrocities of which they are accused. (OneWorld.net)"
Republicans mobilize to get Iraq money approved: "Key US Republican senators argued President George W. Bush needed 87 billion dollars to defray rebuilding and military costs in Iraq and Afghanistan if chaos is to be avoided there. (AFP)"
U.S. to Offer 'Political Horizon' for Iraq: "The United States, in a new draftU.N. resolution on Iraq, will lay out steps to put Iraqis backin control of the country and give a bigger political role tothe United Nations, a U.S. official said on Monday. (Reuters)"
NGOs scale down presence: "Stacked boxes are piled on chairs, on desks and against the front door - as Save the Children UK, an international NGO, is closing its doors in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad and moving international workers to offices in the north and to Jordan, at least temporarily."
Insecurity, tardiness deal blow to phasing out of UN food programme: "The terrorist bombing of United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, the resulting drastic reduction in international staff and tardy action by the United States-run Coalition Provisional Authority have dealt a major blow to the timetable for ending the Oil-for-Food programme, the UN official in charge of the operation said today."
"Doubletake": a day in Iraq: ""As we find so often when there is no rush or time pressure on a visit, the level of conversation deepens as trust is established. This gentleman began to tell me that in the area where he lives, the mayor and police chief are former Ba'ath party members. He said that in the meetings with the Coalition authorities people are not free to speak for fear of repercussions. In his words, 'The American army doesn't get the right advice.' How, he asks, can one speak in front of the U.S. army when the Ba'ath party is present?" Cathy Breen writes from Baghdad."
"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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