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Friday, November 07, 2003

Iraq War Updates
Poland's Iraq Doubts Grow After Soldier's Death: "Poland's leaders faced tough questionson the troop deployment in occupied Iraq on Friday from anation preparing to bid a hero's farewell to the first Polishsoldier killed there. (Reuters)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq

Israelis try to block prisoner swap: "The daughter of missing Israeli air force navigator Ron Arad accused Prime Minister Ariel Sharon of abandoning her father as the family made a last-ditch effort to block a prisoner swap with Lebanese guerrillas that does not address Arad's fate."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq

Turkey 'will not send Iraq troops' in CNN - War in Iraq

Jordan's Noor says women key to peace: "Queen Noor of Jordan believes women are key to peace-building efforts in the Middle East."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq

This is what they did to me (06 Nov 03) in Radio Free USA

When Did "Arab" Become a Dirty Word? Smearing Said and Hanan Ashrawi (4 Nov 03) in Radio Free USA

Saddam 'offered Bush a huge oil deal to avert war' (06 Nov 03) in Radio Free USA

Jessica Lynch Criticizes U.S. Accounts of Her Ordeal: "From the NY Times :
n her first public statements since her rescue in Iraq, Jessica Lynch criticized the military for exaggerating accounts of her rescue and re-casting her ordeal as a patriotic fable.
Asked by the ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer if the military's portrayal of the rescue bothered her, Ms. Lynch said: "Yeah, it does. It does that they used me as a way to symbolize all this stuff. Yeah, it's wrong," according to a partial transcript of the interview to be broadcast on Tuesday.

After months of retreating from the news media, Ms. Lynch will be a ubiquitous presence next week. In addition to her appearance on ABC, she will be on the cover of Time magazine, and NBC will broadcast a movie based on an Iraqi's account of her ordeal. On Tuesday, the book publisher Knopf will release an account of her experience, "I Am a Soldier, Too," written with her cooperation by a former reporter for The New York Times, Rick Bragg.
The book and the movie are unrelated and tell different versions of Ms. Lynch's story, but the publisher has timed the book to capitalize on publicity from the television movie.
Media and entertainment: In what other industries can the public be so easily treated to unrelated and different versions of a particular story, with no apparent self consciousness or shame? Oh yeah, I forgot: Finance and accounting. Oh ? and law. Well ? never mind.

In Command Post: Irak

Bomb Attack on U.S. Convoy in Iraq Kills Soldier: "A U.S. soldier was killed and twowounded Thursday morning in a bomb attack on their convoy on ahighway east of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, the U.S.military said Friday. (Reuters)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq

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