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Tuesday, September 23, 2003

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)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq

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)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq

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)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq

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)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq

Bush unbending on Iraq in BBC: War in Iraq

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."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq

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."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq

Iraq oil assets 'up for sale' in BBC: War in Iraq

UN rifts over Iraq remain deep: "President Bush's speech to the UN will highlight rather allay international divisions."

In BBC: War in Iraq

Musharraf Wary on Iraq: "In an interview, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, the president of Pakistan, said his government needed more support from the Islamic world before it could send troops to Iraq."

In New York Times: World Special

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