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January 1, 2005

Iraq 2004: What went wrong

1/01/05 Reynolds, BBC, Iraq 2004: What went wrong

Fresh fighting erupts around Baghdad

1/01/05 Al Jazeera, Fresh fighting erupts around Baghdad

January 2, 2005

Baghdad Burning- New Year Elections

1/02/05 Riverbend Blog, Baghdad Burning- New Year Elections

January 3, 2005

Powell: Prepare for More Iraq Violence

1/03/04 Kerr, CHB, Powell: Prepare for More Iraq Violence

January 4, 2005

Baghdad governor assassinated

1/04/05 Guardian/UK, Baghdad governor assassinated

U.S. May Add Advisers to Aid Iraq's Military

1/04/05 Schmitt, NYT, U.S. May Add Advisers to Aid Iraq's Military

January 7, 2005

Meanwhile, Back in Iraq

1/06/05 Lobe, IPS, Meanwhile, Back in Iraq...

Some Iraq Areas Unsafe for Vote, U.S. General Says

1/07/05 Filkins, NYT, Some Iraq Areas Unsafe for Vote, U.S. General Says

Rumsfeld Seeks Broad Review of Iraq Policy

1/07/05 Schmitt & Shanker, NYT, Rumsfeld Seeks Broad Review of Iraq Policy

January 8, 2005

US to overhaul beleaguered forces in Iraq

1/08/05 Cornwell, Independent/UK, US to overhaul beleaguered forces in Iraq

U.S. Said to Hold More Foreigners in Iraq Fighting

1/08/05 Jehl & Lewis, NYT, U.S. Said to Hold More Foreigners in Iraq Fighting

Bush Admits Military Can't Protect Iraqis in Election

1/08/05 CHB, Bush Admits Military Can't Protect Iraqis in Election

Report Paints Bleak Picture of Iraqi Forces

1/08/05 Bender, Boston Globe, Report Paints Bleak Picture of Iraqi Forces

Campaigning in Iraq has Worsened Ethnic, Religious Tensions

1/08/05 Youssef, Knight-Ridder, Campaigning in Iraq has Worsened Ethnic, Religious Tensions

January 9, 2005

'The Salvador Option'

1/09/05 Hersh & Barry, Newsweek, 'The Salvador Option'

Withdrawing Ukraine Troops from Iraq Priority, Yushchenko Says

1/09/05 AFP, Withdrawing Ukraine Troops from Iraq Priority, Yushchenko Says

US military admits it hit wrong target after bomb kills 14 Iraqis

1/09/05 Pyke, Independent/UK, US military admits it hit wrong target after bomb kills 14 Iraqis

U.S. Is Haunted by Initial Plan for Iraq Voting

1/09/05 Weisman, NYT, U.S. Is Haunted by Initial Plan for Iraq Voting

Americans talking to themselves in Fallujah

1/09/05 Parry, Electronic Iraq, Americans talking to themselves in Fallujah

January 10, 2005

How U.S. Might Disengage in Iraq

1/10/05 Sanger & Schmitt, NYT, How U.S. Might Disengage in Iraq

Fresh Horrors at Guantanamo

1/10/05 Fisher, IPS, Fresh Horrors at Guantanamo

Panel Reports Lapses in Oil-for-Food Program

1/10/05 Miller, NYT, Panel Reports Lapses in Oil-for-Food Program

US rejects AMS' poll conditions

1/10/05 Al Jazeera, US rejects AMS' poll conditions

The Death Squad Option

1/10/05 Harvey et al, AlterNet, The Death Squad Option

Iraq: The Devastation

1/10/05 Jamail, AlterNet, Iraq: The Devastation

January 11, 2005

Film Reveals True Destruction to Ghost City Falluja

1/11/05 McCarthy, Guardian/UK, Film Reveals True Destruction to Ghost City Falluja

City of ghosts - Falluja

1/11/05 Guardian/UK, City of ghosts - Falluja

Iraq to Increase Size of Army as Violence Continues

1/11/05 Neilan, NYT, Iraq to Increase Size of Army as Violence Continues

Baghdad budget increases arms cash

1/11/05 Al Jazeera, Baghdad budget increases arms cash

January 12, 2005

Fear Stalks City Where the Police Hide behind Masks

1/12/05 Fisk, Independent/UK, Fear Stalks City Where the Police Hide behind Masks

January 13, 2005

U.S. veteran: "We're committing genocide in Iraq"

1/13/05 Al Jazeera, U.S. veteran: "We're committing genocide in Iraq"

US Drops Cluster Bombs On Neighborhoods In Fallujah; Apache Shot Down

1/13/05 AbuNasr, Free Arab Voice, US Drops Cluster Bombs On Neighborhoods In Fallujah; Apache Shot Down

January 14, 2005

Desolate Falluja

1/14/05 Englehardt, MoJo, Desolate Falluja

Falluja: City Without a Future?

1/14/05 Schwartz, MoJo, Falluja: City Without a Future?

Iraq New Terror Breeding Ground

1/14/05 Priest, Wa. Post, Iraq New Terror Breeding Ground

January 15, 2005

Babylon wrecked by war

1/15/05 McCarthy & Kennedy, Guardian/UK, Babylon wrecked by war

Iraq now a terrorist breeding ground, say US officials

1/15/05 Cornwell, Independent/UK, Iraq now a terrorist breeding ground, say US officials

The Critical Battle for Iraq's Energy

1/15/05 Vick, Wa. Post, The Critical Battle for Iraq's Energy

Iraq unveils poll security plan

1/15/05 BBC, Iraq unveils poll security plan

January 16, 2005

New Steps Set For Security Around Iraq Vote

1/16/05 Gettleman, NYT, New Steps Set For Security Around Iraq Vote

Preferred Charges Against Spc. Charles Graner

1/16/05 FindLaw, Preferred Charges Against Spc. Charles Graner

Coalition Admits on Eve of Election: 'The Battle for Iraq May Never Be Won'

1/16/05 Royle, Sunday Herald, Coalition Admits on Eve of Election: 'The Battle for Iraq May Never Be Won'

January 17, 2005

Anxious Iraqis Are Leaving Before Elections

1/17/05 Spinner & Nouri, Wa. Post, Anxious Iraqis Are Leaving Before Elections

Exiled Iraqis Start Registering to Vote

1/17/05 AP, Exiled Iraqis Start Registering to Vote

January 18, 2005

Iraq Expatriates Sign Up to Vote in 5 Cities in U.S.

1/18/05 Davey, NYT, Iraq Expatriates Sign Up to Vote in 5 Cities in U.S.

Polls: Bush Not Backed on Iraq War

1/18/05 AFP, Polls: Bush Not Backed on Iraq War

January 19, 2005

U.S. Intelligence Says Iraqis Will Press for Withdrawal

1/19/05 Jehl, NYT, U.S. Intelligence Says Iraqis Will Press for Withdrawal

January 20, 2005

Iraq Militants Promise Long War as Bush Takes Vows

1/20/05 Long, Reuters, Iraq Militants Promise Long War as Bush Takes Vows

Iraq's Lost Election

1/20/05, Nation, Iraq's Lost Election

Odd Happenings in Fallujah

1/20/05 Jamail, CRG, Odd Happenings in Fallujah

'We were only following orders'. But whose orders?

1/20/05 Independent/UK, 'We were only following orders'. But whose orders?

In pictures: Shooting in Tal Afar

1/20/05 BBC, In pictures: Shooting in Tal Afar

January 22, 2005

Mystery in Iraq as $300 Million is Taken Abroad

1/22/05 Filkins, NYT, Mystery in Iraq as $300 Million is Taken Abroad

Iraqi Insurgency Growing Larger, More Effective

1/22/05 Lassater & Landay, Knight-Ridder, Iraqi Insurgency Growing Larger, More Effective

January 23, 2005

General Seeking Faster Training of Iraq Soldiers

1/23/05 Schmitt, NYT, General Seeking Faster Training of Iraq Soldiers

January 24, 2005

A Man of the Shadows - Iyad Allawi

1/24/05 Andersen, New Yorker, A Man of the Shadows - Iyad Allawi

So, What Happened to the $300 Million?

1/24/05 CHB, So, What Happened to the $300 Million?

U.S. Envoy Acknowledges Iraq Election Woes

1/24/05 Reid, Guardian/UK, U.S. Envoy Acknowledges Iraq Election Woes

'Robot soldiers' bound for Iraq

1/24/05 BBC, 'Robot soldiers' bound for Iraq

January 25, 2005

US and UK 'ignore torture by Iraqi police'

1/25/05 Sengupta, Independent/UK, US and UK 'ignore torture by Iraqi police'

Military files describe alleged detainee abuse across Iraq

1/25/05 Gibson, Chicago Tribune, Military files describe alleged detainee abuse across Iraq

The Ultimate War Crime: Breaking the Agricultural Cycle - U.S. declares Iraqis can not save their own seeds

1/25/05 Khaduri, CRG, The Ultimate War Crime: Breaking the Agricultural Cycle - U.S. declares Iraqis can not save their own seeds

Iraqi forces 'committing abuse'

1/25/05 BBC, Iraqi forces 'committing abuse'

Bush 'to ask for more war funds'

1/25/05 BBC, Bush 'to ask for more war funds'

General Says the Current Plan Is to Maintain 120,000 Soldiers in Iraq Through 2006

1/25/05 Schmitt, NYT, General Says the Current Plan Is to Maintain 120,000 Soldiers in Iraq Through 2006

A.C.L.U. Presents Accusations of Serious Abuse of Iraqi Civilians

1/25/05 Lewis, NYT, A.C.L.U. Presents Accusations of Serious Abuse of Iraqi Civilians

Torture in Iraq Still Routine, Report Says

1/25/05 Struck, Wa. Post, Torture in Iraq Still Routine, Report Says

January 26, 2005

The Future of Iraq and U.S. Occupation

1/26/05 Chomsky, IRC, The Future of Iraq and U.S. Occupation

January 27, 2005

Life in Post-Saddam Iraq

1/27/05 BBC, Life in Post-Saddam Iraq

IRAQ: The Dollar Campaigns for Allawi

1/27/05 Jamail, IPS, IRAQ: The Dollar Campaigns for Allawi

January 28, 2005

What Kind of Freedom? Iraq

1/28/05 Foehl, AlterNet, What Kind of Freedom? Iraq

January 29, 2005

Iranian and Saudi cash weighs against local parties

1/29/05 Buncombe & Sengupta, Independent/UK, Iranian and Saudi cash weighs against local parties

Dutch court to free 'Saddam's chemical fixer'

1/29/05 Traynor, Guardian/UK, Dutch court to free 'Saddam's chemical fixer'

Who's who in the Iraqi election

1/29/05 MSNBC, Who's who in the Iraqi election

2 Dead In Baghdad Embassy Attack

1/29/05 CBS News, 2 Dead In Baghdad Embassy Attack

This election will change the world. But not in the way the Americans imagined

1/29/05 Fisk, Independent/UK, This election will change the world. But not in the way the Americans imagined

US and Allies 'Kill Most Iraqis'

1/29/05 BBC, US and Allies 'Kill Most Iraqis'

Report documents torture by US-backed Iraqi police

1/29/05 Kay, WSWS, Report documents torture by US-backed Iraqi police

January 30, 2005

Iraq Election - A Mixed Story

1/30/05 Cole, Informed Comment, Iraq Election - A Mixed Story

In Culture Dominated by Men, Questions About Women's Vote

1/30/05 Glanz, NYT, In Culture Dominated by Men, Questions About Women's Vote

Amid Attacks, a Party Atmosphere on Baghdad's Closed Streets

1/30/05 Filkins, NYT, Amid Attacks, a Party Atmosphere on Baghdad's Closed Streets

Iraq election log: 30 January 2005

1/30/05 BBC, Iraq election log: 30 January 2005

Iraqis show mixed response to polls

1/30/05 Al Jazeera, Iraqis show mixed response to polls

Audit: $9 Billion Unaccounted For in Iraq

1/30/05 Margasak, AP, Audit: $9 Billion Unaccounted For in Iraq

Confusion surrounds Iraq poll turnout

1/30/05 Al Jazeera, Confusion surrounds Iraq poll turnout

Explosions in Iraqi cities as polls open

1/30/05 Al Jazeera, Explosions in Iraqi cities as polls open

January 31, 2005

Iraq elections set stage for deeper crisis of US occupation regime

1/31/05 Martin, WSWS, Iraq elections set stage for deeper crisis of US occupation regime

How Much Power Will the New Iraqi Government Really Have?

1/31/05 Zunes, FPIF, How Much Power Will the New Iraqi Government Really Have?

Iraqi voters defy the bombers

1/31/05 McCarthy, Guardian/UK, Iraqi voters defy the bombers

Some Just Voted for Food

1/31/05 Jamail, IPS, Some Just Voted for Food

February 1, 2005

Vote Over, Iraq Faces Task of Forming a Government

2/01/05 Filkins, NYT, Vote Over, Iraq Faces Task of Forming a Government

'Freed' Iraqis Still Waiting for the Wind of Change

2/01/05 Fisk, Independent/UK, 'Freed' Iraqis Still Waiting for the Wind of Change

What They're Not Telling You About the "Election"

2/01/05 Jamail, CRG, What They're Not Telling You About the "Election"

February 2, 2005

Come See Our Brutal Democracy. Freedom rings in Iraq! Bush was right all along! American wins! Or, you know, not

2/02/05 Morford, SF Gate, Come See Our Brutal Democracy. Freedom rings in Iraq! Bush was right all along! American wins! Or, you know, not

Iraqi Sunni Clerics: Election Lacked Legitimacy

2/02/05 Nouiehed, Reuters, Iraqi Sunni Clerics: Election Lacked Legitimacy

Sunni Muslims Question Iraq Vote Veracity

2/02/05 AP, Sunni Muslims Question Iraq Vote Veracity

Life Under the Bombs

2/02/05 Jamail, MoJo, Life Under the Bombs

Kurdish party says self-rule inevitable

2/02/05 Al Jazeera, Kurdish party says self-rule inevitable

February 3, 2005

Allawi's government decried as corrupt

2/03/05 Al Jazeera, Allawi's government decried as corrupt

February 5, 2005

Sistani's Shia coalition takes commanding poll position

2/05/05 Cockburn, Independent/UK, Sistani's Shia coalition takes commanding poll position

February 6, 2005

Leading Shiite Clerics Pushing Islamic Constitution in Iraq

2/06/05 Wong, NYT, Leading Shiite Clerics Pushing Islamic Constitution in Iraq

CIA Studies Provide Glimpse of Insurgents in Iraq

2/06/05 Pincus, Wa. Post, CIA Studies Provide Glimpse of Insurgents in Iraq

Shia 'poll landslide' set to put religion at heart of Iraqi power

2/06/05 Beaumont, Guardian/UK, Shia 'poll landslide' set to put religion at heart of Iraqi power

February 7, 2005

U.S. Officials Say a Theocratic Iraq Is Unlikely

2/07/05 Schmitt, NYT, U.S. Officials Say a Theocratic Iraq Is Unlikely

February 8, 2005

Oil Companies Impatient for 'New Iraq'

2/08/05 UPI, Oil Companies Impatient for 'New Iraq'

Shia and Kurds poised to dominate Iraqi government

2/08/05 Cockburn, Independent/UK, Shia and Kurds poised to dominate Iraqi government

February 9, 2005

The Real Story of the Iraqi Elections

2/09/05 Porter, FPIF, The Real Story of the Iraqi Elections

War Crimes Trial for Hussein Nears Next Stage

2/09/05 Reuters, War Crimes Trial for Hussein Nears Next Stage

Iraq Mired in Violence; Election Results Delayed

2/09/05 Wa. Post, Iraq Mired in Violence; Election Results Delayed

February 11, 2005

Women and Sharia

2/11/05 Enders, MoJo, Women and Sharia

February 13, 2005

Shias win Iraqi election

2/13/05 Guardian/UK, Shias win Iraqi election

Pentagon covers up failure to train and recruit local security forces

2/13/05 Buncombe et al, Independent/UK, Pentagon covers up failure to train and recruit local security forces

Iraq Announces Shiites Win Most Votes in Election

2/13/05 AP, Iraq Announces Shiites Win Most Votes in Election

A Former Exile Sees His Political Hopes Revive in Iraq

2/13/05 Filkins, NYT, A Former Exile Sees His Political Hopes Revive in Iraq (Chalabi)

February 14, 2005

Iraqi vote gives Shia parties a mandate for Islamic law

2/14/05 Enders & Howden, Independent/UK, Iraqi vote gives Shia parties a mandate for Islamic law

Iraq Winners Allied With Iran Are the Opposite of U.S. Vision

2/14/05 Wright, Wa. Post, Iraq Winners Allied With Iran Are the Opposite of U.S. Vision

A Return to Fallujah to See What Remains

2/14/05 Spinner, Wa. Post, A Return to Fallujah to See What Remains

Iraq Rebuilding Operations Branded Scandalous By US Democrats

2/14/05 AFP, Iraq Rebuilding Operations Branded Scandalous By US Democrats

February 15, 2005

Iraq's vote winners start to divide positions of power

2/15/05 Enders, Independent/UK, Iraq's vote winners start to divide positions of power

Top Iraq Rebels Elude Intensified U.S. Raids

2/15/05 Graham, Wa. Post, Top Iraq Rebels Elude Intensified U.S. Raids

Bush Seeks $81.9 Billion More, Mostly for Forces in Iraq

2/15/05 Schmitt, NYT, Bush Seeks $81.9 Billion More, Mostly for Forces in Iraq

Lawmakers Told About Contract Abuse in Iraq

2/15/05 Witte, Wa. Post, Lawmakers Told About Contract Abuse in Iraq

February 16, 2005

Shia close in on candidate for PM

2/16/05 Enders, Independent/UK, Shia close in on candidate for PM

Iraq War was Illegal, British Court Told

2/16/05 AFP, Iraq War was Illegal, British Court Told

U.S. Contractors in Iraq Allege Abuses

2/16/05 Myers, MSNBC, U.S. Contractors in Iraq Allege Abuses

Flattened Iraq

2/16/05 Englehardt, MoJo, Flattened Iraq

February 18, 2005

Iraqi Kurds Detail Demands for a Degree of Autonomy

2/18/05 Wong, NYT, Iraqi Kurds Detail Demands for a Degree of Autonomy

Disharmony in Kurdistan

2/18/05 Walker, Nation, Disharmony in Kurdistan

February 20, 2005

U.S. Starts New Offensive Against Rebels

2/21/05 Burns, NYT, U.S. Starts New Offensive Against Rebels

February 21, 2005

American troops prepare for assault on Sunni stronghold

2/21/05 Sengupta & Enders, Independent/UK, American troops prepare for assault on Sunni stronghold

Insurgents Wage Precise Attacks on Baghdad Fuel

2/21/05 Glanz, NYT, Insurgents Wage Precise Attacks on Baghdad Fuel

Prisoner Uprising In Iraq Exposes New Risk for U.S

2/21/05 Graham, Wa. Post, Prisoner Uprising In Iraq Exposes New Risk for U.S.

February 22, 2005

Amnesty: Iraqi Women No Better Off Post-Saddam

2/22/05 Lovell, Reuters, Amnesty: Iraqi Women No Better Off Post-Saddam

Americans and Rebels Begin Talks on Timetable for Withdrawal from Iraq

2/22/05 Cockburn, Independnent/UK, Americans and Rebels Begin Talks on Timetable for Withdrawal from Iraq

February 23, 2005

U.S.' Prewar Visions Get Further Out of Focus

2/23/05 McDonnell & Richter, LA Times, U.S.' Prewar Visions Get Further Out of Focus

How Negroponte Changes the Ground Rules. A Salvador Option for Iraq?

2/23/05 Green, CounterPunch, How Negroponte Changes the Ground Rules. A Salvador Option for Iraq?

Shias make their choice for Iraq's new Prime Minister

2/23/05 Cockburn & ENders, Shias make their choice for Iraq's new Prime Minister

Shiites in Iraq Back Islamist to Be Premier

2/23/05 Burns & Filkins, NYT, Shiites in Iraq Back Islamist to Be Premier

Allawi Says He Will Challenge Shiite Pick for Prime Minister

2/23/05 AP, Allawi Says He Will Challenge Shiite Pick for Prime Minister

February 24, 2005

Allawi Affirms Bid For Top Post in Iraq

2/24/05 Murphy, Wa. Post, Allawi Affirms Bid For Top Post in Iraq

February 25, 2005

Bush's 'priceless' war

2/25/05 Isenberg, Asia Times, Bush's 'priceless' war

February 26, 2005

Powell faults post-war US planning

2/26/05 Al Jazeera, Powell faults post-war US planning

February 28, 2005

Iraq car bombing causes carnage

2/28/05 BBC, Iraq car bombing causes carnage

March 1, 2005

U.S. Cites Array of Rights Abuses by the Iraqi Government in 2004

3/01/05 Knowlton, IHT, U.S. Cites Array of Rights Abuses by the Iraqi Government in 2004

March 2, 2005

Saddam tribunal judge assassinated in Baghdad

3/02/05 AP, Saddam tribunal judge assassinated in Baghdad

March 3, 2005

After temporary gains, Marines leave Iraqi cities

3/03/05 Murphy, CSM, After temporary gains, Marines leave Iraqi cities

March 4, 2005

American Jails in Iraq Are Bursting With Detainees

3/04/05 Wong, NYT, American Jails in Iraq Are Bursting With Detainees

Iraq insurgents seize initiative

3/04/05 Muir, BBC, Iraq insurgents seize initiative

March 5, 2005

UN Inspectors: 90 Dangerous Sites Looted in Iraq

3/05/05 Reuters, UN Inspectors: 90 Dangerous Sites Looted in Iraq

March 6, 2005

Drawn-Out Talks on Assembly Upset Iraqis Political Wrangling Stalls Formation Of New Government

3/06/05 Aldin & Anderson, Wa. Post, Drawn-Out Talks on Assembly Upset Iraqis Political Wrangling Stalls Formation Of New Government

March 7, 2005

U.S. Checkpoints Raise Ire in Iraq

3/07/05 Burns, NYT, U.S. Checkpoints Raise Ire in Iraq

March 9, 2005

Blair broke code to keep war advice from Cabinet

3/09/05 Woolf, Independent/UK, Blair broke code to keep war advice from Cabinet

Baghdad rocked by 'suicide blast'

3/09/05 BBC, Baghdad rocked by 'suicide blast'

March 11, 2005

Iraq war revelation: There was no full legal advice

3/11/05 Woolf, Independent/UK, Iraq war revelation: There was no full legal advice

Another body blow hits the questionable case for conflict

3/11/05 Grice, Independent/UK, Another body blow hits the questionable case for conflict

Plowing for Profits - U.S. agribusiness eyes Iraq’s fledgling markets

3/13/05 Cook, ITT, Plowing for Profits - U.S. agribusiness eyes Iraq’s fledgling markets

March 13, 2005

Looting at Iraqi Weapons Plants Was Systematic, Official Says

3/13/05 Glanz & Broad, NYT, Looting at Iraqi Weapons Plants Was Systematic, Official Says

March 14, 2005

Iraq Toll Makes 2004 Worst Year for Press in a Decade

3/14/05 Stapp, IPS, Iraq Toll Makes 2004 Worst Year for Press in a Decade

March 15, 2005

Iraq's strained coalition

3/15/05 Childs, BBA, Iraq's strained coalition

March 16, 2005

Italy Planning to Start Pullout of Iraq Troops

3/16/05 Fisher, NYT, Italy Planning to Start Pullout of Iraq Troops

Iraqi general shot dead by US troops at checkpoint west of Ramadi: police

3/16/05 Turkish Press, Iraqi general shot dead by US troops at checkpoint west of Ramadi: police

More Nations Leaving Coalition in Iraq

3/16/05 Kole, AP, More Nations Leaving Coalition in Iraq

March 18, 2005

The Exit Strategy

3/18/05 Porter, AlterNet, The Exit Strategy

March 20, 2005

US frees Iraqi kidnappers so they can spy on insurgents

3/20/05 Cockburn, Independent/UK, US frees Iraqi kidnappers so they can spy on insurgents

March 24, 2005

Iraq war: The smoking gun?

3/24/05 Brown, Independent/UK, Iraq war: The smoking gun?

Was the Attorney General leant on to change his mind?

3/24/05 Woolf, Independent/UK, Was the Attorney General leant on to change his mind?

Iraq action 'crime of aggression'

3/24/05 BBC, Iraq action 'crime of aggression'

March 25, 2005

Doubts Surface On Iraq Raid Toll

3/25/05 Fainaru, Wa. Post, Doubts Surface On Iraq Raid Toll

March 28, 2005

UN Reports Irregularities in Iraq Elections

3/28/05 Islam Online, UN Reports Irregularities in Iraq Elections

Sunnis' Exclusion from Political Process Stokes Fears of Civil War

3/28/05 Lasseter, Knight Ridder, Sunnis' Exclusion from Political Process Stokes Fears of Civil War

Missiles, Microbes Missing in Iraq

3/28/05 Hanley, AP, Missiles, Microbes Missing in Iraq

March 29, 2005

2nd Iraqi Assembly Meeting Breaks Down Amid Accusations

3/29/05 Wong, NYT, 2nd Iraqi Assembly Meeting Breaks Down Amid Accusations

Iraq Parliament in Uproar Over Stalemate

3/29/05 Oweis & Karouny, Reuters, Iraq Parliament in Uproar Over Stalemate

March 30, 2005

Iraq Parliament Chaos Exposes Deep Rifts

3/30/05 AFP, Iraq Parliament Chaos Exposes Deep Rifts

March 31, 2005

Children 'Starving' in New Iraq

3/31/05 BBC, Children 'Starving' in New Iraq

April 1, 2005

Doubts on Weapons Were Dismissed

4/01/05 Linzer & Gellman, Wa. Post, Doubts on Weapons Were Dismissed

Pentagon Blamed for Lack of Postwar Planning in Iraq

4/01/05 Graham & Ricks, Wa. Post, Pentagon Blamed for Lack of Postwar Planning in Iraq

April 2, 2005

Iraq Reconstruction Fund Invested on Wall Street

4/02/05 Cox, CounterPunch, Iraq Reconstruction Fund Invested on Wall Street

April 3, 2005

Panel: U.S. Ignored Work of U.N. Arms Inspectors

4/03/05 Linzer, Wa. Post, Panel: U.S. Ignored Work of U.N. Arms Inspectors

Militants attack Abu Ghraib jail

4/03/05 BBC, Militants attack Abu Ghraib jail

Iraq assembly elects its first speaker

4/03/05 Al Jazeera, Iraq assembly elects its first speaker

April 4, 2005

How to End the Occupation of Iraq: Outmaneuver the War Proponents

4/04/05 Porter, FPIF, How to End the Occupation of Iraq: Outmaneuver the War Proponents

April 6, 2005

Kurd leader named Iraq president

4/06/05 BBC, Kurd leader named Iraq president

Political Instability in Iraq Causes Some to Form Militias

4/06/05 Lasseter, Knight Ridder, Political Instability in Iraq Causes Some to Form Militias

Iraqi Compromise Fuels Angry Debate

4/06/05 Branford, BBC, Iraqi Compromise Fuels Angry Debate

April 8, 2005

An Old U.S. Foe Rises Again in Iraq

4/08/05 Shadid, Wa. Post, An Old U.S. Foe Rises Again in Iraq

Iraq is Becoming 'Free Fraud' Zone

4/08/05 Ragan, CSM, Iraq is Becoming 'Free Fraud' Zone

April 9, 2005

Thousands of Shiites Stage Anti-U.S. Rally in Baghdad

4/09/05 AP, Thousands of Shiites Stage Anti-U.S. Rally in Baghdad

April 10, 2005

Iraqis Protest on Anniversary of Saddam's Fall

4/10/05 al-Khairalla, Reuters, Iraqis Protest on Anniversary of Saddam's Fall

April 11, 2005

Iraqi Proposes Broader Amnesty

4/11/05 Knikmeyer, Wa. Post, Iraqi Proposes Broader Amnesty

April 12, 2005

Iraqis 'Suffer a Lack of Rights'

4/12/05 Voss, BBC, Iraqis 'Suffer a Lack of Rights'

Poland to Pull Troops from Iraq at End of Year

4/12/05 Reuters, Poland to Pull Troops from Iraq at End of Year

April 13, 2005

Al-Jazeera airs 'US hostage' tape

4/13/05 BBC, Al-Jazeera airs 'US hostage' tape

Rumsfeld warns Iraqi regime not to purge US allies

4/13/05 Cockburn, Independent/UK, Rumsfeld warns Iraqi regime not to purge US allies

In Mosul, a Battle 'Beyond Ruthless'

4/13/05 Fainaru, Wa. Post, In Mosul, a Battle 'Beyond Ruthless'

April 15, 2005

Iraq: Then And Now

4/15/05 Prison Planet, Iraq: Then And Now

April 17, 2005

150 hostages and 19 deaths leave US claims of Iraqi 'peace' in tatters

4/17/05 Cockburn, Independent/UK, 150 hostages and 19 deaths leave US claims of Iraqi 'peace' in tatters

Rethinking Reconstruction: Grand U.S. Plan Fractures Again

4/17/05 Eckholm, NYT, Rethinking Reconstruction: Grand U.S. Plan Fractures Again

Arms Equipment Plundered in 2003 Is Surfacing in Iraq

4/17/05 Glanz, NYT, Arms Equipment Plundered in 2003 Is Surfacing in Iraq

April 20, 2005

Iraq 'hostages dumped in river'

4/20/05 BBC, Iraq 'hostages dumped in river'

Aid Worker Uncovered America's Secret Tally of Iraqi Civilian Deaths

4/20/05 Buncombe, Independent/UK, Aid Worker Uncovered America's Secret Tally of Iraqi Civilian Deaths

April 24, 2005

Goldsmith told Blair 'war could be illegal'

4/24/05 Elliot, et al, Independent/UK, Goldsmith told Blair 'war could be illegal'

Terrified US soldiers are still killing civilians with impunity, while the dead go uncounted

4/24/05 Cockburn, Independent/UK, Terrified US soldiers are still killing civilians with impunity, while the dead go uncounted

April 25, 2005

Rice and Cheney Are Said to Push Iraqi Politicians on Stalemate

4/25/05 Opell & Brinkley, NYT, Rice and Cheney Are Said to Push Iraqi Politicians on Stalemate

April 27, 2005

IRAQ: Doctors warn of increasing deformities in newborn babies.

4/27/05 Reuters, IRAQ: Doctors warn of increasing deformities in newborn babies.

April 28, 2005

Full Iraq legal advice released

4/28/05 Jeffery & Happold, Guardian/UK, Full Iraq legal advice released

Blair accused of 'gross deception' as Goldsmith's advice is published

4/28/05 Brown, Independent/UK, Blair accused of 'gross deception' as Goldsmith's advice is published

May 1, 2005

Revealed: documents show Blair's secret plans for war

5/01/05 Whitaker et al, Independent/UK, Revealed: documents show Blair's secret plans for war

Power Grid In Iraq Far From Fixed

5/01/05 Murphy & Sebti, Wa. Post, Power Grid In Iraq Far From Fixed

The High Tide of the Neo-Con Confederacy

5/01/05 Croft, CounterPunch, The High Tide of the Neo-Con Confederacy

British military chief reveals new legal fears over Iraq war

5/01/05 Barnett & Bright, Observer, British military chief reveals new legal fears over Iraq war

May 2, 2005

A Promise Unfulfilled: Iraq's Oil Output Is Lagging

5/02/05 Eckholm, NYT, A Promise Unfulfilled: Iraq's Oil Output Is Lagging

May 3, 2005

Bomb attacks on the rise as 'New Baath party' is born

5/03/05 Cockburn, Independent/UK, Bomb attacks on the rise as 'New Baath party' is born

The “Salvador Option” in Action

5/03/05 ITT, The "Salvador Option" in Action

May 4, 2005

$82 Billion Bill Advances With War Funds, Add-Ons

5/04/05 Murray, Wa. Post, $82 Billion Bill Advances With War Funds, Add-Ons

Rep. calls for deeper inquiry into secret Iraq attack plan

5/04/05 Raw Story, Rep. calls for deeper inquiry into secret Iraq attack plan

'US Invasion of Iraq Was a Resource War'

5/04/05 Gosling, Cape Times, 'US Invasion of Iraq Was a Resource War'

Proof Bush Fixed The Facts

5/04/05 McGovern, ICH, Proof Bush Fixed The Facts

Insurgents Using U.S. Techniques

5/03/05 Graham & Priest, Wa. Post, Insurgents Using U.S. Techniques

May 5, 2005

Federal Auditors Can't Trace $96.6 Million Earmarked for Iraq

5/05/05 Borenstein, Knight-Ridder, Federal Auditors Can't Trace $96.6 Million Earmarked for Iraq

May 6, 2005

International court hears anti-war claims

5/06/05 Norton-Taylor, Guardian/UK, International court hears anti-war claims

More carnage as Iraq's ethnic tensions ignite

5/06/05 Cockburn, Independent/UK, More carnage as Iraq's ethnic tensions ignite

May 7, 2005

America's 'dwindling coalition'

5/07/05 BBC, America's 'dwindling coalition'

May 9, 2005

Amidst Doubts, CIA Hangs on to Control of Iraqi Intelligence Service

5/09/05 Allam & Strobel, Knight Ridder, Amidst Doubts, CIA Hangs on to Control of Iraqi Intelligence Service

US refocuses strategy in Iraq

5/09/05 Regan, CSM, US refocuses strategy in Iraq

Former ministers flee as Iraq begins corruption inquiry

5/09/05 Cockburn, Independent/UK, Former ministers flee as Iraq begins corruption inquiry

U.S. Officers In Iraq Put Priority on Extremists

5/09/05 Graham, NYT, U.S. Officers In Iraq Put Priority on Extremists

May 10, 2005

US claims 75 insurgents killed after assault on rebel enclave

5/10/05 Cockburn, Independent/UK, US claims 75 insurgents killed after assault on rebel enclave

100 Rebels Killed in U.S. Offensive in Western Iraq

5/10/05 Oppel, NYT, 100 Rebels Killed in U.S. Offensive in Western Iraq

May 11, 2005

US Senate approves Iraq war funds

5/11/05 Al Jazeera, US Senate approves Iraq war funds

May 13, 2005

British Intelligence Warned Blair of War

5/13/05 Pincus, Wa. Post, British Intelligence Warned Blair of War

"They Destroyed Everything"

5/13/05 Cockburn, CounterPunch, "They Destroyed Everything"

May 14, 2005

US troops kill Iraqi civilians

5/14/05 AL Jazeera, US troops kill Iraqi civilians

"America kept in dark" as carnage escalates; U.S. TV accused of ignoring situation

5/14/05 Harper, Washington, "America kept in dark" as carnage escalates; U.S. TV accused of ignoring situation

May 15, 2005

Iraq is a bloody no man's land. America has failed to win the war. But has it lost it?

5/15/05 Cockburn, Independent/UK, Iraq is a bloody no man's land. America has failed to win the war. But has it lost it?

'Martyrs' In Iraq Mostly Saudis

5/15/05 Glasser, Wa. Post, 'Martyrs' In Iraq Mostly Saudis

May 16, 2005

Oil-for-Food Benefited Russians, Report Says

5/16/05 Blum & Lynch, Wa. Post, Oil-for-Food Benefited Russians, Report Says

May 17, 2005

Saddam's Aides Used Oil as Reward

5/17/05 Guggenheim, CHB, Saddam's Aides Used Oil as Reward

Marine-led Campaign Killed Friends and Foes, Iraqi Leaders Say

5/17/05 Allam & al Dulaimy, KnoghtRidder, Marine-led Campaign Killed Friends and Foes, Iraqi Leaders Say

May 18, 2005

Explosive showdown in Senate

5/18/05 Davis, BBC, Explosive showdown in Senate

Two possible futures for Iraq's struggle

5/18/05 LaFranchi, CSM, Two possible futures for Iraq's struggle

May 19, 2005

'Operation Matador' - US Claims Over Siege Challenged

5/19/05 Jamail, IPS, 'Operation Matador' - US Claims Over Siege Challenged

Generals Offer a Sober Outlook on Iraqi War

5/19/05 Burns & Schmitt, NYT, Generals Offer a Sober Outlook on Iraqi War

The rising economic cost of the Iraq war

5/19/05 Grier, CSM, The rising economic cost of the Iraq war

May 20, 2005

The Best P.R.: Straight Talk

5/20/05 Friedman, NYT, The Best P.R.: Straight Talk

British Memo on U.S. Plans for Iraq War Fuels Critics

5/20/05 Jehl, NYT, British Memo on U.S. Plans for Iraq War Fuels Critics

Iraqi Government, in Statement With Iran, Admits Fault for 1980's War

5/20/05 Tavernise, NYT, Iraqi Government, in Statement With Iran, Admits Fault for 1980's War

Army Warns Iraqi Forces On Abuse Of Detainees

5/20/05 Graham, Wa. Post, Army Warns Iraqi Forces On Abuse Of Detainees

May 24, 2005

At least 8,000 treasures looted from Iraq museum still untraced

5/24/05 Jury, Independnet/UK, At least 8,000 treasures looted from Iraq museum still untraced

US to consolidate forces into four huge bases in Iraq

5/24/05 Regan, CSM, US to consolidate forces into four huge bases in Iraq

May 25, 2005

Peace in Iraq 'will take at least five years to impose'

5/25/05 Norton-Taylor & Howard, Guardian/UK, Peace in Iraq 'will take at least five years to impose'

Marines Mount 2nd Drive on Insurgents in West Iraq

5/25/05 Tavernese & Neilan, NYT, Marines Mount 2nd Drive on Insurgents in West Iraq

May 26, 2005

Iraq to launch huge Baghdad raids

5/26/05 BBC, Iraq to launch huge Baghdad raids

May 27, 2005

40,000 Iraqi troops to fight insurgency in Baghdad

5/27/05 Sengupta, Independent/UK, 40,000 Iraqi troops to fight insurgency in Baghdad

Sketchy Details

5/27/05 Jamail, Electronic Iraq, Sketchy Details - Baghdad Crackdown

May 29, 2005

Iraqi Forces Launch Major Security Sweep in Baghdad

5/29/05 AP, Iraqi Forces Launch Major Security Sweep in Baghdad

May 30, 2005

Iraqi Offensive Met by Wave of New Violence From Insurgents

5/30/05 Burns, NYT, Iraqi Offensive Met by Wave of New Violence From Insurgents

May 31, 2005

Saddam trial 'within two months'

5/31/05 BBC, Saddam trial 'within two months'

June 1, 2005

Iraqi Governor Killed During U.S. Assault in Anbar

6/01/05 Knickmeyer & Mohammed, Wa. Post, Iraqi Governor Killed During U.S. Assault in Anbar

'Peaceful' Basra now out of control?

6/02/05 Regan, CSM, 'Peaceful' Basra now out of control?

June 2, 2005

The Smoking Bullet in the Smoking Gun

6/02/05 Scahill, Nation, The Smoking Bullet in the Smoking Gun - How Bush Began the Iraq Invasion Before He Went to Congress or the UN

Wounded Iraqis Left Broken and Burdened

6/02/05 Finer & Fekeiki, Wa. Post, Wounded Iraqis Left Broken and Burdened

June 3, 2005

Iraq Puts Civilian Toll at 12,000

6/03/05 Knickmeyer, Wa. Post, Iraq Puts Civilian Toll at 12,000

June 5, 2005

Saddam to Face Only 12 Charges at Trial

6/05/05 Yacoub, AP, Saddam to Face Only 12 Charges at Trial

June 6, 2005

Press in Iraq Gains Rights But No Refuge

6/06/05 Finer, Wa. Post, Press in Iraq Gains Rights But No Refuge

June 7, 2005

Iraqis Desperate for Work, Blind to Dangers

6/07/05 Jamail, IPS, Iraqis Desperate for Work, Blind to Dangers

Judge Wants to Question US Troops on Media Deaths in Iraq

6/07/05 Reuters, Judge Wants to Question US Troops on Media Deaths in Iraq

June 12, 2005

Cabinet Office paper: Conditions for military action

6/12/05 Times of London, Cabinet Office paper: Conditions for military action - 7/21/05 document

Ministers were told of need for Gulf war 'excuse'

6/12/05 Smith, Times Online, Ministers were told of need for Gulf war 'excuse'

40 killed as US air strikes hit insurgent road blocks

6/12/05 Garwood, Independent, 40 killed as US air strikes hit insurgent road blocks

Memo: U.S. Lacked Full Postwar Iraq Plan

6/12/05 Pincus, Wa. Post, Memo: U.S. Lacked Full Postwar Iraq Plan

June 13, 2005

As Iraqi Army Trains, Word in the Field Is It May Take Years

6/13/05 Tavernise & Burns, NYT, As Iraqi Army Trains, Word in the Field Is It May Take Years

June 14, 2005

Filipino workers sneaking into Iraq

6/14/05 Al Jazeera, Filipino workers sneaking into Iraq

US troops, security contractors increasingly at odds in Iraq

6/14/05 Regan, CSM, US troops, security contractors increasingly at odds in Iraq

June 15, 2005

Kurdish Officials Sanction Abductions in Kirkuk

6/15/05 Fainaru & Shadid, Wa. Post, Kurdish Officials Sanction Abductions in Kirkuk

New Memos Detail Early Plans for Invading Iraq

6/15/05 Daniszewski, LA Times, New Memos Detail Early Plans for Invading Iraq

June 16, 2005

Magnet for Iraq Insurgents Is a Crucial Test of New U.S. Strategy

6/16/05 Oppel, NYT, Magnet for Iraq Insurgents Is a Crucial Test of New U.S. Strategy

US lied to Britain over use of napalm in Iraq war

6/17/05 Brown, Independent, US lied to Britain over use of napalm in Iraq war

June 17, 2005

Transcript of Downing Street Hearings

6/16/05 GNM, Transcript of the Downing Street Hearings

Gunmen take over Ramadi as bomb kills five marines

6/17/05 Carroll, Guardian, Gunmen take over Ramadi as bomb kills five marines

June 18, 2005

U.S. and Iraqi Forces Launch Another Offensive

6/18/05 AP, U.S. and Iraqi Forces Launch Another Offensive

Troops Hit Targets In Far Western Iraq

6/18/05 Mosher, Wa. Post, Troops Hit Targets In Far Western Iraq

US bombs western Iraq targets

6/18/05 Al Jazeera, US bombs western Iraq targets

Senate approves new Iraq envoy

6/18/05 Al Jazeera, Senate approves new Iraq envoy

British Documents Portray Determined US March to War

6/18/05 Strobel, Reuters, British Documents Portray Determined US March to War

June 19, 2005

Sixty killed as US launches major offensives on two fronts in Iraq

6/19/05 Silverberg & Griffiths, Independent, Sixty killed as US launches major offensives on two fronts in Iraq

U.S. and Allies Capture More Foreign Fighters

6/19/05 Schmitt, NYT, U.S. and Allies Capture More Foreign Fighters

British bombing raids were illegal, says Foreign Office

6/19/05 Smith, London Times, British bombing raids were illegal, says Foreign Office

June 21, 2005

Iraqi minister: US stalling Saddam trial

6/21/05 Al Jazeera, Iraqi minister: US stalling Saddam trial

Iraqi Lawmakers Call for Foreign Troops to Withdraw

6/20/05 AFP, Iraqi Lawmakers Call for Foreign Troops to Withdraw

June 22, 2005

U.S. Blew Billions in Iraq Spending Spree

6/22/05 CHB, U.S. Blew Billions in Iraq Spending Spree

Iraqi Rebels Refine Bomb Skills, Pushing Toll of G.I.'s Higher

6/22/05 Cloud, NYT, Iraqi Rebels Refine Bomb Skills, Pushing Toll of G.I.'s Higher

Heritage watchdog: All Iraq at risk

6/22/05 Smallman, Al Jazeera, Heritage watchdog: All Iraq at risk

June 23, 2005

The Real News in the Downing Street Memos

6/23/05 Smith, LA Times, The Real News in the Downing Street Memos

UN pledges a 'new Iraq' as the carnage continues

6/23/05 Castle, Guardian, UN pledges a 'new Iraq' as the carnage continues

June 24, 2005

Iraqis Tallying Range of Graft in Rebuilding

6/24/05 Glanz, NYT, Iraqis Tallying Range of Graft in Rebuilding

Unlikely Allies Map Future

6/24/05 Wright & VendeHei, Wa. Post, Unlikely Allies Map Future

Abizaid: Insurgency still strong

6/24/05 Regan, CSM, Abizaid: Insurgency still strong

Another Year of Living Misery in Baghdad

6/24/05 Mosher & Sebti, Wa. Post, Another Year of Living Misery in Baghdad

From the World Tribunal on Iraq in Istanbul - What Do the American People Know and When Did They Know It?

6/24/05 Toufe, CounterPunch, From the World Tribunal on Iraq in Istanbul - What Do the American People Know and When Did They Know It?

June 26, 2005

U.S. soldiers plant weapons on fake rebels

6/26/05 Al Jazeera, U.S. soldiers plant weapons on fake rebels

Focus: Secret memos fuel US doubt on Iraq

6/26/05 Sullivan, Times of London, Focus: Secret memos fuel US doubt on Iraq

June 28, 2005

Halliburton's Abusive Practices in Iraq Are in the Spotlight

6/28/05 AFP, Halliburton's Abusive Practices in Iraq Are in the Spotlight

From Memos, Insights Into Ally's Doubts On Iraq War

6/28/05 Frankel, Wa. Post, From Memos, Insights Into Ally's Doubts On Iraq War

June 30, 2005

Secret air campaign against Iraq?

6/30/05 Regan, CSM, Secret air campaign against Iraq?

July 5, 2005

MoD plans Iraq troop withdrawal

7/05/05 Burns & Spiegel, FT.com, MoD plans Iraq troop withdrawal

July 6, 2005

The perils of colonial justice in Iraq

7/06/05 Fahim, Asia Times, The perils of colonial justice in Iraq

July 7, 2005

5 Americans Held By U.S. Forces In Iraq Fighting

7/07/05 White, Wa. Post, 5 Americans Held By U.S. Forces In Iraq Fighting

The Smash of Civilizations

7/07/05 Johnson, MoJo, The Smash of Civilizations

July 9, 2005

Italy sets date to pull troops out of Iraq

7/09/05 Hooper, Guardian, Italy sets date to pull troops out of Iraq

July 10, 2005

Secret Plan To Quit Iraq

7/10/05 Walters, Sunday Mail/UK, Secret Plan To Quit Iraq

Iraq’s main oil refinery set on fire

7/10/05 Al Jazeera.com, Iraq’s main oil refinery set on fire

Marines, Iraqi Forces Raid Insurgent Strongholds

7/10/05 Mosher, Wa. Post, Marines, Iraqi Forces Raid Insurgent Strongholds

July 11, 2005

It Just Gets Worse

7/11/05 Herbert, NYT, It Just Gets Worse

July 12, 2005

The rush to invade Iraq -The inside story - Part V

7/12/05 Al Jazeera.com, The rush to invade Iraq - The inside story - Part V

Iraqi minister says troop pull-out would 'take the country into hell'

7/12/05 Cockburn, Independent, Iraqi minister says troop pull-out would 'take the country into hell'

Iraqi Official Says Iran Will Not Train Troops

7/12/05 Mosher, Wa. Post, Iraqi Official Says Iran Will Not Train Troops

US, Iraq sign trade agreement

7/12/05 Farazi, Al Jazeera.net, US, Iraq sign trade agreement

July 13, 2005

Shiites bring rigid piety to Iraq's south

7/13/05 Vincent, CSM, Shiites bring rigid piety to Iraq's south

July 14, 2005

Data Shows Faster-Rising Death Toll Among Iraqi Civilians

7/14/05 Tavernese, NYT, Data Shows Faster-Rising Death Toll Among Iraqi Civilians

Why Iraq oil money hasn't fueled rebuilding

7/14/05 LaFranchi, CSM, Why Iraq oil money hasn't fueled rebuilding

Secret Plan To Quit Iraq

7/14/05 Walters, ZNet, Secret Plan To Quit Iraq

July 15, 2005

Corruption threatens to leave Iraq with a 'ghost army'

7/15/05 Cockburn, Independent, Corruption threatens to leave Iraq with a 'ghost army'

8 Months After U.S.-Led Siege, Insurgents Rise Again in Falluja

7/15/05 Wong, NYT, 8 Months After U.S.-Led Siege, Insurgents Rise Again in Falluja

Feith: Administration Overdid WMD Claims

7/15/05 Burns, AP, Feith: Administration Overdid WMD Claims

July 16, 2005

"U.S. should withdraw from Iraq immediately" - John Deutch

7/16/05 Al Jazeera.com, "U.S. should withdraw from Iraq immediately" - John Deutch

July 17, 2005

Plan Called for Covert Aid in Iraq Vote

7/17/05 Jehl & Sanger, NYT, Plan Called for Covert Aid in Iraq Vote

Basra oil workers out on strike

7/17/05 BBC, Basra oil workers out on strike

July 18, 2005

Americans accused of interfering in Iraq election

7/18/05 Cockburn, Independent, Americans accused of interfering in Iraq election

Resistance in Iraq 'legitimate'

7/18/05 BBC, Resistance in Iraq 'legitimate'

After Iraq attacks, calls for militias grow

7/18/05 MacDonald, CSM, After Iraq attacks, calls for militias grow

July 19, 2005

Nuke 'em 'Till They Glow and Then Shoot 'em in The Dark

7/19/05 CHB, Nuke 'em 'Till They Glow and Then Shoot 'em in The Dark

Iraq's top Shia cleric warns of 'genocidal war'

7/19/05 Cockburn, Independent, Iraq's top Shia cleric warns of 'genocidal war'

Baghdad hospital doctors on strike against soldiers

7/19/05 Reuters, Baghdad hospital doctors on strike against soldiers

U.S. forces behind deadly children bomb: Iraqi experts

7/19/05 Al Jazeera.com, U.S. forces behind deadly children bomb: Iraqi experts

128,000 Iraqis killed: 55% women & Children

7/18/05 UPI, 128,000 Iraqis killed: 55% women & Children

July 21, 2005

New Iraqi constitution must follow Islam on women's rights, say Shia

7/21/05 Sengupta, Independent, New Iraqi constitution must follow Islam on women's rights, say Shia

July 22, 2005

Iraqi army unable to fight insurgents, says Pentagon

7/22/05 Buncombe, Independent, Iraqi army unable to fight insurgents, says Pentagon

July 23, 2005

Thorny Issues Remain on Draft of New Constitution for Iraq

7/23/05 Semple, NYT, Thorny Issues Remain on Draft of New Constitution for Iraq

Iraqi Kurds Call for Referendum

7/23/05 Knickmeyer, Wa. Post, Iraqi Kurds Call for Referendum

July 24, 2005

Defying U.S. Efforts, Guerrillas in Iraq Refocus and Strengthen

7/24/05 Filkins & Cloud, NYT, Defying U.S. Efforts, Guerrillas in Iraq Refocus and Strengthen

Iraq: This is now an unwinnable conflict

7/24/05 Cockburn, Independent, Iraq: This is now an unwinnable conflict

If It's Civil War, Do We Know It?

7/24/05 Burns, NYT, If It's Civil War, Do We Know It?

Saddam to be executed in weeks – Report

7/24/05 Al Jazeera.com, Saddam to be executed in weeks – Report

'Enemies of humanity' quote raises Iraq PR questions

7/24/05 CNN, 'Enemies of humanity' quote raises Iraq PR questions

Iraq: The Human Toll

7/24/05 Cortright, Nation, Iraq: The Human Toll

July 25, 2005

Sunnis to End Iraq Charter Boycott

7/25/05 Wong, NYT, Sunnis to End Iraq Charter Boycott

US accepts Polish plans to exit Iraq

7/25/05 Al Jazeera.net, US accepts Polish plans to exit Iraq

Saddam asks to meet ex-US official

7/25/05 Janabi, Al Jazeera.net, Saddam asks to meet ex-US official

July 26, 2005

Newspaper reveals Iraq charter draft

7/26/05 Al Jazeera.net, Newspaper reveals Iraq charter draft

Iran-Contra redux: Bush White House ran "off-the-books" covert operation for Iraq elections

7/26/05 Martin, WSWS, Iran-Contra redux: Bush White House ran "off-the-books" covert operation for Iraq elections

Ahmad Chalabi emerges, once again, as powerful leader

7/26/05 Allam, KnightRidder, Ahmad Chalabi emerges, once again, as powerful leader

July 27, 2005

Iraq: New Constitution Prevents Citizenship for Jews, Says MP

7/27/05 adnkronos, Iraq: New Constitution Prevents Citizenship for Jews, Says MP

Iraqi PM urges speedy withdrawal of US troops

7/27/05 Guardian, Iraqi PM urges speedy withdrawal of US troops

"We Regard Falluja As a Large Prison"

7/27/05 Enders, MoJo, "We Regard Falluja As a Large Prison"

July 28, 2005

US announces plan to cut Iraqi troop deployment after election

7/28/05 Cockburn, Independent, US announces plan to cut Iraqi troop deployment after election

Baathist purge may stall Hussein trial

7/28/05 MacDonald, CSM, Baathist purge may stall Hussein trial

July 29, 2005

New Calls for Coalition Forces to Count Iraqi Casualties

7/29/05 Aslam, OneWorld, New Calls for Coalition Forces to Count Iraqi Casualties

Security Costs Slow Iraq Reconstruction

7/29/05 Merle & Witte, Wa. Post, Security Costs Slow Iraq Reconstruction

July 31, 2005

Iraqi abuses prompt limits to military power in inquiries

7/31/05 Carrell, Independent, Iraqi abuses prompt limits to military power in inquiries

Iraq Constitution Team Considers Seeking a Delay

7/31/05 Reuters, Iraq Constitution Team Considers Seeking a Delay

Iraqi officials consider rationing fuel

7/31/05 Al Jazeera.net, Iraqi officials consider rationing fuel

August 2, 2005

Iraq child prisoners abused by U.S. forces – Report

8/02/05 Al Jazeera.com, Iraq child prisoners abused by U.S. forces – Report

August 3, 2005

Before the War, CIA Reportedly Trained a Team of Iraqis to Aid U.S.

8/03/05 Priest & White, Wa. Post, Before the War, CIA Reportedly Trained a Team of Iraqis to Aid U.S.

August 5, 2005

Military Planners Tell Bush Iraq War 'Cannot be Won'

8/05/05 CHB, Military Planners Tell Bush Iraq War 'Cannot be Won'

Never again? How the war in Iraq spurred a new nuclear arms race

8/05/05 Penketh, Independent, Never again? How the war in Iraq spurred a new nuclear arms race

U.S. Military Launches Attacks in Western Iraq in Bid to Disrupt Insurgents

8/05/05 Tran, AP, U.S. Military Launches Attacks in Western Iraq in Bid to Disrupt Insurgents

August 6, 2005

Basic questions about bases

8/06/05 Fahim, Asia Times, Basic questions about bases

U.S., Iraqis Begin Assault in Volatile Area

8/06/05 Finer & Sarhan, Wa. Post, U.S., Iraqis Begin Assault in Volatile Area

Iraq Sunnis reject federal proposal

8/06/05 Al Jazeera.net, Iraq Sunnis reject federal proposal

Guardsmen Took 'Rent' From Iraqi Businesses

8/06/05 Gold, LA Times, Guardsmen Took 'Rent' From Iraqi Businesses

August 7, 2005

Stakes are High in New 'Great Game' Being Played by West in Iraq and Afghanistan

8/07/05 Royle, Sunday Herald, Stakes are High in New 'Great Game' Being Played by West in Iraq and Afghanistan

Military Plans Gradual Cuts in Iraq Forces

8/07/05 Schmitt, NYT, Military Plans Gradual Cuts in Iraq Forces

Iraq's Kurds to insist on federalism

8/07/05 Al Jazeera.net, Iraq's Kurds to insist on federalism

August 8, 2005

Iraqi news agency launches

8/08/05 Day, Guardian, Iraqi news agency launches

August 9, 2005

"There is no electricity, no water, no schools..."

8/09/05 Enders, MoJo, "There is no electricity, no water, no schools..."

August 10, 2005

Baghdad Mayor Is Ousted by a Shiite Group and Replaced

8/10/05 Glanz, NYT, Baghdad Mayor Is Ousted by a Shiite Group and Replaced

Half of oil-for-food firms paid bribes

8/10/05 Al Jazeera, Half of oil-for-food firms paid bribes

August 12, 2005

bin Laden Contact Working in Iraqi Government

8/12/05 Sherman, CHB, bin Laden Contact Working in Iraqi Government

August 14, 2005

U.S. Lowers Sights On What Can Be Achieved in Iraq

8/14/05 Wright & Knickmeyer, Wa. Post, U.S. Lowers Sights On What Can Be Achieved in Iraq

August 17, 2005

Secrets of the morgue - Baghdad's body count

8/17/05 Fisk, Independent, Secrets of the morgue - Baghdad's body count

August 18, 2005

State Department Warned Bush War Plan Was Flawed

8/18/05 CHB, State Department Warned Bush War Plan Was Flawed

Vigils Across State, Nation Back Mother of Dead Soldier

8/18/05 Ranali, Boston Globe, Vigils Across State, Nation Back Mother of Dead Soldier

August 19, 2005

Iraq seeks to rebuild air force

8/19/05 Al Jazeera.net, Iraq seeks to rebuild air force

U.S. 'Will Not Relent' in Iraq, Cheney Tells Veterans Group

8/19/05 Baker, Wa. Post, U.S. 'Will Not Relent' in Iraq, Cheney Tells Veterans Group

August 20, 2005

Ethnic divisions laid bare in postwar Iraq

8/20/05 Al Jazeera.com, Ethnic divisions laid bare in postwar Iraq

August 21, 2005

In the Garden of Armageddon

8/21/05 Pitzer, MoJo, In the Garden of Armageddon

US Backs Down on Islamic law in Iraq

8/21/05 Baker & Georgy, Sunday Herald, US Backs Down on Islamic law in Iraq

Army Planning for Four More Years in Iraq

8/21/05 AP, Army Planning for Four More Years in Iraq

Militias on the Rise Across Iraq

8/21/05 Shadid & Fainru, Wa. Post, Militias on the Rise Across Iraq

Kurds Fault U.S. on Iraqi Charter

8/21/05 Kinckmeyer, Wa. Post, Kurds Fault U.S. on Iraqi Charter

August 22, 2005

Sabotage halts south Iraq oil exports

8/22/05 Al Jazeera.net, Sabotage halts south Iraq oil exports

Millions Embezzled at Iraqi Ministry

8/22/05 Vulliamy & Norton-Taylor, Guardian, Millions Embezzled at Iraqi Ministry

August 24, 2005

Iraq war approaching the tipping point

8/24/05 Sleiman, Al Jazeera.net, Iraq war approaching the tipping point

August 27, 2005

Key Provisions of Iraq's Draft Constitution

8/27/05 Wa. Post, Key Provisions of Iraq's Draft Constitution

Nearly 1,000 Released From Abu Ghraib

8/27/05 AP, Nearly 1,000 Released From Abu Ghraib

An Islamic Republic of Iraq?

8/27/05 Hardy, BBC, An Islamic Republic of Iraq?

Iraq Sunnis counter charter proposal

8/27/05 Al Jazeera.net, Iraq Sunnis counter charter proposal

August 28, 2005

Civil War Looms in Iraq as Constitution Talks End in Disarray

8/28/05 Whitaker, Independent, Civil War Looms in Iraq as Constitution Talks End in Disarray

August 29, 2005

Iraq gamble as Sunnis left out of constitution deal

8/29/05 Carroll, Guardian, Iraq gamble as Sunnis left out of constitution deal

Iraq charter a 'recipe for chaos'

8/29/05 BBC, Iraq charter a 'recipe for chaos'

August 31, 2005

'600 dead' in Baghdad bridge disaster

8/31/05 Guardian, '600 dead' in Baghdad bridge disaster

More than 600 killed in Iraq stampede

8/31/05 Al Jazeera.net, More than 600 killed in Iraq stampede

Bush Gives New Reason for Iraq War

8/31/05 Loven, AP, Bush Gives New Reason for Iraq War

Scores killed in Iraq air strikes

8/31/05 Al Jazeera.net, Scores killed in Iraq air strikes

U.S. forces launch air strikes on Iraq-Syria border

8/30/05 Al Jazeera.com, U.S. forces launch air strikes on Iraq-Syria border

September 1, 2005

US jets target Iraq train station

9/01/05 Al Jazeera.net, US jets target Iraq train station

September 3, 2005

5,000 U.S. and Iraqi Troops Sweep Into City of Tall Afar

9/03/05 Finer, Wa. Post, 5,000 U.S. and Iraqi Troops Sweep Into City of Tall Afar

Iraq Civil War Fears Grow as Sectarian Violence Spreads

9/03/05 Sengupta, Independent, Iraq Civil War Fears Grow as Sectarian Violence Spreads

September 4, 2005

The Eyes of Amal

9/04/05 Shadid, Wa. Post, The Eyes of Amal - A Young Baghdad Girl's Diary Details the Daily Struggle to Survive War

U.S.-Led Assault in N. Iraq Town Meets Little Insurgent Resistance

9/04/05 Finer, Wa. Post, U.S.-Led Assault in N. Iraq Town Meets Little Insurgent Resistance

Civil war looms as Iraq weeps over bridge of 1,000 sorrows

9/04/05 Cockburn, Independent, Civil war looms as Iraq weeps over bridge of 1,000 sorrows

September 8, 2005

US 'approved' oil smuggling

9/08/05 Parsons, News 24/AU, US 'approved' oil smuggling

September 9, 2005

Iraq rebuilding under threat as US runs out of money

9/09/05 Carroll & Borger, Guardian, Iraq rebuilding under threat as US runs out of money

Pay Dispute Forces Closure of Baghdad Airport

9/09/05 AP, Pay Dispute Forces Closure of Baghdad Airport

Powell: UN speech on Iraq's WMD "a blot" on my record

9/09/05 Al Jazeera.com, Powell: UN speech on Iraq's WMD "a blot" on my record

September 10, 2005

Troops launch offensive on Iraq town

9/10/05 AP, Troops launch offensive on Iraq town

Security Contractors in Iraq Under Scrutiny After Shootings

9/10/05 Finer, Wa. Post, Security Contractors in Iraq Under Scrutiny After Shootings

September 11, 2005

U.S. Troops Sweep Into Empty Insurgent Haven in Iraq

9/11/05 Finer, Wa. Post, U.S. Troops Sweep Into Empty Insurgent Haven in Iraq

September 14, 2005

12 Explosions in Iraq Kill at Least 152

9/14/05 Lekic, AP, 12 Explosions in Iraq Kill at Least 152

September 15, 2005

The War for Latinos

9/15/05 Lovato, Nation, The War for Latinos

Looting By Any Other Name - The Profit-Driven War

9/15/05 Foley, CounterPunch, Looting By Any Other Name - The Profit-Driven War

September 16, 2005

Left Behind

9/16/05 Ward, Nation, Left Behind

September 17, 2005

Poor Planning and Corruption Hobble Reconstruction of Iraq

9/17/05 Smith, NYT, Poor Planning and Corruption Hobble Reconstruction of Iraq

September 19, 2005

U.S. Claims Success in Iraq Despite Onslaught

9/19/05 Knickmeyer, Wa. Post, U.S. Claims Success in Iraq Despite Onslaught

What has happened to Iraq's missing $1bn?

9/19/05 Cockburn, Independent, What has happened to Iraq's missing $1bn?

September 21, 2005

Iraq police militants 'must go'

9/21/05 BBC, Iraq police militants 'must go'

Halliburton serves contaminated water to troops

9/21/05 GNM, Halliburton serves contaminated water to troops

September 23, 2005

Saudi Minister Warns U.S. Iraq May Face Disintegration

9/23/05 Brinkley, NYT, Saudi Minister Warns U.S. Iraq May Face Disintegration

Saudi Minister Warns U.S. Iraq May Face Disintegration

9/23/05 Brinkley, NYT, Saudi Minister Warns U.S. Iraq May Face Disintegration

September 24, 2005

'End This War': Hundreds of Thousands Protest Iraq War

9/24/05 Lambert, Reuters, 'End This War': Hundreds of Thousands Protest Iraq War

Thousands March Through London in Iraq War Protest

9/24/05 Reuters, Thousands March Through London in Iraq War Protest

The 'myth' of Iraq's foreign fighters

9/24/05 Regan, CSM, The 'myth' of Iraq's foreign fighters

September 25, 2005

Were British Special Forces Soldiers Planting Bombs in Basra?

9/26/05 GNM, Were British Special Forces Soldiers Planting Bombs in Basra?

Bush plea for cash to rebuild Iraq raises $600

9/25/05 Townsend, Observer, Bush plea for cash to rebuild Iraq raises $600

Antiwar Rallies in Washington and Other Cities

9/25/05 Janofsky, NYT, Antiwar Rallies in Washington and Other Cities

US forced to import bullets from Israel as troops use 250,000 for every rebel killed

9/25/05 Buncombe, Independent, US forced to import bullets from Israel as troops use 250,000 for every rebel killed

Britain to pull troops from Iraq as Blair says 'don't force me out'

9/25/05 Beaumont & Hisliff, Guardian, Britain to pull troops from Iraq as Blair says 'don't force me out'

September 26, 2005

The Independent on Sunday asks questions about the undercover soldiers arrested in Basra

9/26/05 PrisonPlanet, The Independent on Sunday asks questions about the undercover soldiers arrested in Basra

Guantanamo inmate says US told him to spy on al-Jazeera

9/26/05 Dodd, Guardian, Guantanamo inmate says US told him to spy on al-Jazeera

September 30, 2005

The Bad News Gets Worse

9/30/05 Rosen, CHB, The Bad News Gets Worse - Iraq

Who are the insurgents in Iraq?

9/30/05 BBC, Who are the insurgents in Iraq?

Officials Fear Chaos if Iraqis Vote Down the Constitution

9/30/05 Brinkley & Shanker, NYT, Officials Fear Chaos if Iraqis Vote Down the Constitution

Decline in Iraqi Troops' Readiness Cited

9/30/05 White & Graham, Wa. Post, Decline in Iraqi Troops' Readiness Cited

Abu Ghraib images 'must appear'

9/30/05 BBC, Abu Ghraib images 'must appear'

October 1, 2005

US troops launch offensive in western Iraq

10/01/05 AP, US troops launch offensive in western Iraq

Rumsfeld Defends Iraqi Forces

10/01/05 Graham, Wa. Post, Rumsfeld Defends Iraqi Forces

October 2, 2005

Middle-Class Family Life in Iraq Withers Amid the Chaos of War

10/02/05 Tavernese, NYT, Middle-Class Family Life in Iraq Withers Amid the Chaos of War

Former Iraqi Prime Minister Is Seeking Allies Who Can Help Him Return to Power

10/02/05 Worth, NYT, Former Iraqi Prime Minister Is Seeking Allies Who Can Help Him Return to Power

Marines, Insurgents Clash in Iraqi Village

10/02/05 Barakat, AP, Marines, Insurgents Clash in Iraqi Village

October 4, 2005

US offensive in Euphrates region

10/04/05 BBC, US offensive in Euphrates region

Election Move Seems to Ensure Iraqis' Charter

10/04/05 Worth, NYT, Election Move Seems to Ensure Iraqis' Charter

October 5, 2005

Iraqi Lawmakers Reverse Election Change for Charter

10/05/05 AP, Iraqi Lawmakers Reverse Election Change for Charter

Iraq cedes to UN on referendum

10/05/05 Guardian, Iraq cedes to UN on referendum

Sunnis furious over referendum rule change

10/05/05 Regan, CSM, Sunnis furious over referendum rule change

October 6, 2005

US dwindling options in Iraq

10/06/05 Leyne, BBC, US dwindling options in Iraq

October 7, 2005

Civil war, not terrorists, greatest danger in Iraq

10/07/05 Regan, CSM, Civil war, not terrorists, greatest danger in Iraq

October 12, 2005

Jordan booms as Iraqis flee hardships

10/12/05 Al Jazeera.net, Jordan booms as Iraqis flee hardships

October 14, 2005

In Iraqi Swing City, Hope vs. Defiance

10/14/05 Fainaru & Shadid, Wa. Post, In Iraqi Swing City, Hope vs. Defiance

Power failure hits Baghdad, Basra

10/14/05 Al Jazeera.net, Power failure hits Baghdad, Basra

October 15, 2005

Text of Iraq's Draft Constitution

10/15/05 NYT, Text of Iraq's Draft Constitution

U.N. Expert Claims Coalition Cuts off Food to Iraqis Before Attacks; U.S. Denies Accusation

10/15/05 Klapper, AP, U.N. Expert Claims Coalition Cuts off Food to Iraqis Before Attacks; U.S. Denies Accusation

Iraqis begin charter vote amid violence

10/15/05 Al Jazeera.net, Iraqis begin charter vote amid violence

US troops 'starve Iraqi citizens'

10/15/05 BBC, US troops 'starve Iraqi citizens'

October 16, 2005

Americans disguised in Arab Dress captured in the act of setting off a car bomb

10/16/05 GNM, Americans disguised in Arab Dress captured in the act of setting off a car bomb

Iraqi Charter Seems Assured of Passage

10/16/05 Yacoub, AP, Iraqi Charter Seems Assured of Passage

October 17, 2005

U.S.: 70 Insurgents Killed in Airstrikes

10/17/05 Wagner, AP, U.S.: 70 Insurgents Killed in Airstrikes

Administration's Tone Signals a Longer, Broader Iraq Conflict

10/17/05 Sanger, NYT, Administration's Tone Signals a Longer, Broader Iraq Conflict

October 18, 2005

Monitors in Iraq Review Votes Where 'Yes' Ballots Hit 90%

10/18/05 Filkins & Worth, NYT, Monitors in Iraq Review Votes Where 'Yes' Ballots Hit 90%

Iraqi poll irregularities under scrutiny

10/18/05 Al Jazeera.net, Iraqi poll irregularities under scrutiny

Are British troops at breaking point in Iraq?

10/18/05 Herbert, Independent, Are British troops at breaking point in Iraq?

October 19, 2005

Hussein Pleads Not Guilty to Charges

10/19/05 Spinner et al, Wa. Post, Hussein Pleads Not Guilty to Charges

October 20, 2005

Pyrrhic Victory in Iraq

10/20/05 Editorial, Nation, Pyrrhic Victory in Iraq

Saddam: 'I do not respond to this so-called court'

10/20/05 Cockburn, Independent, Saddam: 'I do not respond to this so-called court'

October 21, 2005

Imperial Candor

10/21/05 Mon, Whikey B&G, Imperial Candor

October 22, 2005

Blix Says US Misled Itself, The World on Iraq

10/22/05 Contreras, Boston Globe, Blix Says US Misled Itself, The World on Iraq

Oilman Indicted Over Kickbacks to Saddam Hussein's Regime

10/22/05 Preston & Romero, NYT, Oilman Indicted Over Kickbacks to Saddam Hussein's Regime

Sunni area rejects Iraq charter

10/22/05 BBC, Sunni area rejects Iraq charter

October 23, 2005

Leak Case Renews Questions on War's Rationale

10/23/05 Stevenson & Jehl, Leak Case Renews Questions on War's Rationale

U.S. Confirms Killing Of Contractors in Iraq

10/23/05 Anderson & Fainaru, Wa. Post, U.S. Confirms Killing Of Contractors in Iraq

October 24, 2005

Enemy Body Counts Revived

10/24/05 Grahm, Wa. Post, Enemy Body Counts Revived

Iraq media death toll tops 100 since invasion

10/24/05 Boumelha, Guardian, Iraq media death toll tops 100 since invasion

Iraq Oil Output Hurt By High Associated Water - Report

10/24/05 Nasdaq, Iraq Oil Output Hurt By High Associated Water - Report

OPEC And The Economic Conquest of Iraq

10/24/05 Palast, OPEC And The Economic Conquest of Iraq - Why Iraq Still sells its oil à la cartel

October 25, 2005

Frustrated Scowcroft Assails Neo-Cons, Cheney

10/25/05 Lobe, IPS, Frustrated Scowcroft Assails Neo-Cons, Cheney

Desperate Squatters A 'Huge Problem'

10/25/05 Sebti, Wa. Post, Desperate Squatters A 'Huge Problem'

Galloway challenges US senators

10/25/05 BBC, Galloway challenges US senators

Attack goes to the heart of Baghdad

10/25/05 Sengupta & Cockburn, Independent, Attack goes to the heart of Baghdad

October 26, 2005

2000th U.S. Death in Iraq Sparks 'Bring Them Home' Protests

10/26/05 Kyriakou, OneWorld, 2000th U.S. Death in Iraq Sparks 'Bring Them Home' Protests

Scott Ritter and Seymour Hersh: Iraq Confidential

10/26/05 Ritter & Hersh, Nation, Scott Ritter and Seymour Hersh: Iraq Confidential

October 27, 2005

U.N. to Detail Kickbacks Paid for Iraq's Oil

10/27/05 Hoge, NYT, U.N. to Detail Kickbacks Paid for Iraq's Oil

Many Firms Paid Iraq Oil-for-Food Bribes, Report Alleges

10/27/05 Lynch, Wa. Post, Many Firms Paid Iraq Oil-for-Food Bribes, Report Alleges

U.S. Death Toll Reaches 2,000

10/27/05 Wa. Post, U.S. Death Toll Reaches 2,000 - interactive map

Oil-for-food probe raps global firms

10/27/05 Al Jazeera.net, Oil-for-food probe raps global firms

October 28, 2005

UN team names firms in oil-for-food scandal

10/28/05 Grier, CSM, UN team names firms in oil-for-food scandal

October 29, 2005

A saga of inconsistencies, distortions and outright lies

10/29/05 Gumbel, Independent, A saga of inconsistencies, distortions and outright lies

The Iraq Quagmire Fact Sheet

10/29/05 IPS, The Iraq Quagmire Fact Sheet

October 30, 2005

U.S. Quietly Issues Estimate of Iraqi Civilian Casualties

10/30/05 Tavernese, NYT, U.S. Quietly Issues Estimate of Iraqi Civilian Casualties

Kurds Reclaiming Prized Territory In Northern Iraq

10/30/05 Fainaru, NYT, Kurds Reclaiming Prized Territory In Northern Iraq

October 31, 2005

US ‘Had No Policy’ in Place to Rebuild Iraq

10/31/05 Kirchgaessner, FT, US ‘Had No Policy’ in Place to Rebuild Iraq

Funds Fade, Deaths Rise and Iraq Rebuilding Is Spotty

10/31/05 Glanz, NYT, Funds Fade, Deaths Rise and Iraq Rebuilding Is Spotty

November 1, 2005

US shifts from dollar to dinar in Iraq

11/01/05 Al Jazeera.net, US shifts from dollar to dinar in Iraq

US inspector general for Iraq paints 'grim' picture of reconstruction effort

11/01/05 Regan, CSM, US inspector general for Iraq paints 'grim' picture of reconstruction effort

November 2, 2005

U.S. to Intensify Its Training in Iraq to Battle Insurgents

11/02/05 Schmitt, NYT, U.S. to Intensify Its Training in Iraq to Battle Insurgents

November 3, 2005

Chalabi announces intentions to play role in Iraq's political process

11/03/05 Sengupta, Independent, Chalabi announces intentions to play role in Iraq's political process

Iraq Asks Return of Some Officers of Hussein Army

11/03/05 Wong, NYT, Iraq Asks Return of Some Officers of Hussein Army

November 4, 2005

Source of Forged Niger-Iraq Uranium Documents Identified

11/04/05 Sciolino, NYT, Source of Forged Niger-Iraq Uranium Documents Identified

Wrongful Incarceration Not Unusual in Iraq

11/04/05 Obeid, Knight Ridder, Wrongful Incarceration Not Unusual in Iraq

November 5, 2005

U.S. Should Repay Millions to Iraq, a U.N. Audit Finds

11/05/05 Glanz, NYT, U.S. Should Repay Millions to Iraq, a U.N. Audit Finds

US launches new offensive in Iraq

11/05/05 BBC, US launches new offensive in Iraq

November 6, 2005

Report Warned Bush Team About Intelligence Doubts

11/06/05 Jehl, NYT, Report Warned Bush Team About Intelligence Doubts

Chalabi, in Tehran, Meets With Iranian President Before Traveling to U.S. Next Week

11/06/05 Filkins, NYT, Chalabi, in Tehran, Meets With Iranian President Before Traveling to U.S. Next Week

U.S. Owes $208 Million To Iraq, U.N. Audit Finds

11/06/05 Lynch, Wa. Post, U.S. Owes $208 Million To Iraq, U.N. Audit Finds

The Niger connection

11/06/05 Buncombe, Independent, The Niger connection

Army: 'we let down Iraq troops'

11/06/05 Townsend, Observer, Army: 'we let down Iraq troops'

November 7, 2005

US intel on Iraq-Qaeda ties 'intentionally misleading': document

11/07/05 AFP, US intel on Iraq-Qaeda ties 'intentionally misleading': document

Blair's litany of failures on Iraq - ambassador's damning verdict

11/07/05 Glober & MacAskill, Observer, Blair's litany of failures on Iraq - ambassador's damning verdict

November 8, 2005

Saddam trial lawyer 'shot dead'

11/08/05 BBC, Saddam trial lawyer 'shot dead'

Chalabi offers the White House an exit route from Iraqi quagmire

11/08/05 Cornwell, Independent, Chalabi offers the White House an exit route from Iraqi quagmire

US forces 'used chemical weapons' during assault on city of Fallujah

11/08/05 Popham, Independent, US forces 'used chemical weapons' during assault on city of Fallujah

November 9, 2005

US criticised for use of phosphorous in Fallujah raids

11/09/05 Buncombe, Independent, US criticised for use of phosphorous in Fallujah raids

Baltimore Firm Part of Probe Of Poison Gas

11/09/05 RIch, Wa. Post, Baltimore Firm Part of Probe Of Poison Gas

November 10, 2005

Be careful what you ask for

11/10/05 McFeatters, CHB, Be careful what you ask for

BBC and Fallujah: War Crimes and Media Lies

11/10/05 Zaparini, CRG, BBC and Fallujah: War Crimes and Media Lies

A theme park for the Holy Land?

11/10/05 Prusher, CSM, A theme park for the Holy Land?

November 12, 2005

Bush Contends Partisan Critics Hurt War Effort

11/12/05 Stevenson, NYT, Bush Contends Partisan Critics Hurt War Effort

Asterisks Dot White House's Iraq Argument

11/12/05 Milbank & Pincus, Wa. Post, Asterisks Dot White House's Iraq Argument

November 13, 2005

Revealed: the real story behind the great Iraq Museum thefts

11/13/05 Randall, Independent, Revealed: the real story behind the great Iraq Museum thefts

November 14, 2005

Heavy Hand of the Secret Police Impeding Reform in Arab World

11/14/05 MacFarquhar, NYT, Heavy Hand of the Secret Police Impeding Reform in Arab World

November 15, 2005

Senate Republicans Pushing for a Plan on Ending the War in Iraq

11/15/05 Hulse, NYT, Senate Republicans Pushing for a Plan on Ending the War in Iraq

U.S. Widens Offensive In Far Western Iraq

11/15/05 Anderson, Wa. Post, U.S. Widens Offensive In Far Western Iraq

'I treated people who had their skin melted'

11/15/05 Jamail, Independent, 'I treated people who had their skin melted'

Afghanistan and Iraq: A tale of two conflicts

11/15/05 Independent, Afghanistan and Iraq: A tale of two conflicts

UN reverses oil-for-food sacking

11/15/05 BBC, UN reverses oil-for-food sacking

November 16, 2005

US Forces Used 'Chemical Weapon' in Iraq

11/16/05 Independent, US Forces Used 'Chemical Weapon' in Iraq

One year later: Fallujah mending, but still volatile

11/16/05 Peterson, CSM, One year later: Fallujah mending, but still volatile

Torture Alleged at Ministry Site Outside Baghdad

11/16/05 Burns, NYT, Torture Alleged at Ministry Site Outside Baghdad

Senate Presses Administration for Iraq Plans

11/16/05 Hulse, NYT, Senate Presses Administration for Iraq Plans

Iraq detainees 'found starving'

11/16/05 BBC, Iraq detainees 'found starving'

November 17, 2005

American Faces Charge of Graft for Work in Iraq

11/17/05 Glanz, NYT, American Faces Charge of Graft for Work in Iraq

Iraq plays down claims of abuse

11/17/05 BBC, Iraq plays down claims of abuse

Shortfalls of Special Operations Command Are Cited

11/17/05 Graham, Wa. Post, Shortfalls of Special Operations Command Are Cited

Dick Cheney lambasts Iraq critics

11/17/05 BBC, Dick Cheney lambasts Iraq critics

Incendiary weapons: The big white lie

11/17/05 Buncombe et al, Independent, Incendiary weapons: The big white lie

November 18, 2005

The Man Who Sold the War

11/18/05 Bamford, Rolling Stone, The Man Who Sold the War

Cracks emerge in US - S. Korea unity on Iraq, other issues

11/18/05 Regan, CSM, Cracks emerge in US - S. Korea unity on Iraq, other issues

US Democrat calls for Iraq pullout

11/18/05 Al Jazeera.net, US Democrat calls for Iraq pullout

Photo Report - Iraq

11/18/05 Guardian, Photo Report - Iraq

Issuing Contracts, Ex-Convict Took Bribes in Iraq, U.S. Says

11/18/05 Glanz, NYT, Issuing Contracts, Ex-Convict Took Bribes in Iraq, U.S. Says

November 19, 2005

Uproar in House as Parties Clash on Iraq Pullout

11/19/05 Schmitt, NYT, Uproar in House as Parties Clash on Iraq Pullout

Halliburton Case Is Referred to Justice Dept., Senator Says

11/19/05 Eckholm, NYT, Halliburton Case Is Referred to Justice Dept., Senator Says

Lawmakers Focus on Daily Brief In Prewar Intelligence Debate

11/19/05 Pincus, Wa. Post, Lawmakers Focus on Daily Brief In Prewar Intelligence Debate

November 20, 2005

Sectarian Hatred Pulls Apart Iraq's Mixed Towns

11/20/05 Tavernise, NYT, Sectarian Hatred Pulls Apart Iraq's Mixed Towns

Rice Says She Wasn't Woodward's Leak Source

11/20/05 NYT, Rice Says She Wasn't Woodward's Leak Source

Cities Show All Politics Is Local by Weighing In on Iraq

11/20/05 Slevin & Cillila, Wa. Post, Cities Show All Politics Is Local by Weighing In on Iraq

The Dirty War: Torture and mutilation used on Iraqi 'insurgents'

11/20/05 Buncombe, Independent, The Dirty War: Torture and mutilation used on Iraqi 'insurgents'

British-trained police in Iraq 'killed prisoners with drills'

11/20/05 Elliott et al, Independent, British-trained police in Iraq 'killed prisoners with drills'

Furore over ex-marine's account of killing of civilians

11/20/05 Saulnier, Independent, Furore over ex-marine's account of killing of civilians

November 21, 2005

Five Iraqis shot at US checkpoint

11/21/05 BBC, Five Iraqis shot at US checkpoint

November 22, 2005

Iraqi Factions Seek Timetable for U.S. Pullout

11/22/05 Fattah, NYT, Iraqi Factions Seek Timetable for U.S. Pullout

Report: Iraqis losing out on oil fortune

11/22/05 Al Jazeera.net, Report: Iraqis losing out on oil fortune

Germany: CIA knew 'Curveball' was not trustworthy

11/22/05 Regan, CSM, Germany: CIA knew 'Curveball' was not trustworthy

Iraq's oil: The spoils of war

11/22/05 Thornton, Independent, Iraq's oil: The spoils of war

November 23, 2005

US Intelligence Classified White Phosphorus as 'Chemical Weapon'

11/23/05 Popham & Penketh, Independent, US Intelligence Classified White Phosphorus as 'Chemical Weapon'

November 24, 2005

Japan waives $6.1bn of Iraqi debt

11/24/05 Al Jazeera.net, Japan waives $6.1bn of Iraqi debt

November 25, 2005

Lost Amid the Rising Tide of Detainees in Iraq

11/25/05 Taversese, NYT, Lost Amid the Rising Tide of Detainees in Iraq

November 27, 2005

Shiite Cleric Increases His Power in Iraq

11/27/05 Wong, NYT, Shiite Cleric Increases His Power in Iraq

Shiite Urges U.S. to Give Iraqis Leeway In Rebel Fight

11/27/05 Knickmeyer, Wa. Post, Shiite Urges U.S. to Give Iraqis Leeway In Rebel Fight

Abuse worse than under Saddam, says Iraqi leader

11/27/05 Beaumont, Observer, Abuse worse than under Saddam, says Iraqi leader

November 28, 2005

Saddam confronts trial judge

11/28/05 Jefry, Guardian, Saddam confronts trial judge

Private Security Crews Add to Fear in Baghdad

11/28/05 Spinner, Wa. Post, Private Security Crews Add to Fear in Baghdad

Can Fallujah be rebuilt?

11/28/05 Peterson, CSM, Can Fallujah be rebuilt?

Where is the Iraq war headed next?

11/28/05 Hersh, New Yorker, Where is the Iraq war headed next?

'Trophy video' under investigation

11/28/05 Regan, CSM, 'Trophy video' under investigation

'Trophy' video exposes private security contractors shooting up Iraqi drivers

11/28/05 GNM from Telegraph, 'Trophy' video exposes private security contractors shooting up Iraqi drivers includes video link

November 29, 2005

Sunnis Accuse Iraqi Military of Executions

11/29/05 Filkins, NYT, Sunnis Accuse Iraqi Military of Executions

November 30, 2005

Pentagon, intel pros tell Bush war cannot be wow

11/30/05 Thompson, CHB, Pentagon, intel pros tell Bush war cannot be won

America's unsung war dead

11/30/05 Isenberg, Asia Times, America's unsung war dead

Bush outlines Iraq 'victory plan'

11/30/05 BBC, Bush outlines Iraq 'victory plan'

Chavez denounces poll 'sabotage'

11/30/05 BBC, Chavez denounces poll 'sabotage'

Cheney 'created climate for US war crimes'

11/30/05 Cornwell, Independent, Cheney 'created climate for US war crimes'

Bush Defends Embattled Strategy on Iraq, and Urges Patience

11/30/05 AP, Bush Defends Embattled Strategy on Iraq, and Urges Patience

National Strategy for Victory in Iraq

11/30/05 National Strategy for Victory in Iraq

December 1, 2005

Insurgents Attack U.S. Bases in Iraq

12/01/05 Reid, AP, Insurgents Attack U.S. Bases in Iraq

Rebels Briefly Control Central Ramadi in Presence of Marines

12/01/05 Knickmeyer & Barbash, Wa. Post, Rebels Briefly Control Central Ramadi in Presence of Marines

US military planting stories in Iraqi papers

12/01/05 Regan, CSM, US military planting stories in Iraqi papers

The War on Al Jazeera

12/01/05 Scahill, Nation, The War on Al Jazeera

December 2, 2005

Army Officer Charged in Iraq Investigation

12/02/05 Glanz, NYT, Army Officer Charged in Iraq Investigation

December 3, 2005

Military Admits Planting News in Iraq

12/03/05 Schmitt, NYT, Military Admits Planting News in Iraq

December 4, 2005

Iraqis turn to drugs to escape reality

12/04/05 Al Jazeera.net, Iraqis turn to drugs to escape reality

December 8, 2005

Turning on the War

12/08/05 Teixeira, MoJo, Turning on the War

December 9, 2005

Iraq elections: Key players

12//09/05 Al Jazeera, Iraq elections: Key players

Iraq elections: Parties to watch

12/09/05 Al Jazeera, Iraq elections: Parties to watch

Suicide Bombing Attack on a Bus in Baghdad's Main Terminal Kills 30

12/09/05 Semple, NYT, Suicide Bombing Attack on a Bus in Baghdad's Main Terminal Kills 30

U.S. Military Probing Video Of Road Violence

12/09/05 Finer & Knickmeyer, Wa. Post, U.S. Military Probing Video Of Road Violence

Bush Cites Setbacks in Rebuilding By the U.S.

12/09/05 Baker, Wa. Post, Bush Cites Setbacks in Rebuilding By the U.S.

December 10, 2005

Al-Qa'ida operative 'lied about links with Iraq to avoid torture'

12/10/05 Cornwell, Independent, Al-Qa'ida operative 'lied about links with Iraq to avoid torture'

December 12, 2005

Iraq Prison Raid Finds a New Case of Mistreatment

12/12/05 Wong, NYT, Iraq Prison Raid Finds a New Case of Mistreatment

December 13, 2005

The war in numbers: From WMD to the victims

12/13/05 Independent, The war in numbers: From WMD to the victims

December 15, 2005

Explosions as Iraq votes

12/15/05 BBC, Explosions as Iraq votes

December 16, 2005

New military goals: 'win the peace'

12/16/05 Sappenfield, CSM, New military goals: 'win the peace'

December 17, 2005

Envoy Faults Militias' Interference in Iraq Vote

12/17/05 Knickmeyer, Wa. Post, Envoy Faults Militias' Interference in Iraq Vote

December 19, 2005

Unembedded - Iraq Photo Essay

12/19/05 MoJo, Unembedded - Iraq Photo Essay

December 20, 2005

US increases air attacks in Iraq

12/20/05 Al Jazeera.net, US increases air attacks in Iraq

December 21, 2005

Saddam: Americans tortured me

12/21/05 Al Jazeera.net, Saddam: Americans tortured me

December 24, 2005

Emblem of Apartheid Resurfaces in Iraq

12/24/05 Lasker, IPS, Emblem of Apartheid Resurfaces in Iraq

U.S. Airstrikes Take Toll on Civilians

12/24/05 Knickmeyer, Wa. Post, U.S. Airstrikes Take Toll on Civilians

Military Confirms Surge in Airstrikes

12/24/05 Graham, Wa. Post, Military Confirms Surge in Airstrikes

December 25, 2005

Rebels seek alliance for coup

12/25/05 Al Jazeera.net, Rebels seek alliance for coup

Violence rages in post-poll Iraq

12/25/05 Al Jazeera.net, Violence rages in post-poll Iraq

U.S., Citing Abuse in Iraqi Prisons, Holds Detainees

12/25/05 Schmitt & Shanker, NYT, U.S., Citing Abuse in Iraqi Prisons, Holds Detainees

Iraqi Court Bars at Least 90 Candidates for Parliament

12/25/05 Oppel, NYT, Iraqi Court Bars at Least 90 Candidates for Parliament

December 26, 2005

U.S. Seeks To Escape Brutal Cycle In Iraqi City

12/26/05 Tyson, Wa. Post, U.S. Seeks To Escape Brutal Cycle In Iraqi City

December 27, 2005

Chalabi Lacks Votes Needed to Win Spot in Iraqi Assembly

12/27/05 Knickmeyer & Noun, Wa. Post, Chalabi Lacks Votes Needed to Win Spot in Iraqi Assembly

Vying for a Voice, Tribe in N. Iraq Feels Let Down

12/27/05 Tyson, Wa. Post, Vying for a Voice, Tribe in N. Iraq Feels Let Down

December 30, 2005

Long Lines Form in Baghdad After Major Refinery Shuts Down

12/30/05 AP, Long Lines Form in Baghdad After Major Refinery Shuts Down

G.I.'s to Increase U.S. Supervision of Iraqi Police

12/30/05 Filkins, NYT, G.I.'s to Increase U.S. Supervision of Iraqi Police

A Lot of the Muscle Flexing in Baghdad Isn't Political

12/30/05 Wong, NYT, A Lot of the Muscle Flexing in Baghdad Isn't Political

A Lot of the Muscle Flexing in Baghdad Isn't Political

12/30/05 Wong, NYT, A Lot of the Muscle Flexing in Baghdad Isn't Political

Minister goes in Iraq oil crisis

12/30/05 BBC, Minister goes in Iraq oil crisis

Flickering Lights

12/30/05 CSM, Flickering Light

Shiites, Kurds forge ahead

12/30/05 Carroll, CSM, Shiites, Kurds forge ahead

December 31, 2005

In Iraq, Rich in Oil, Higher Gasoline Prices Anger Many

12/31/05 Oppel, NYT, In Iraq, Rich in Oil, Higher Gasoline Prices Anger Many

About (WoT) Iraq

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