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26 October Iraq Special Weapons News

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  • Wolfowitz Unhurt, Says Hotel Terrorist Attack Won't Deter Mission AFPS 26 Oct 2003 -- Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, who was on the 12th floor of the Al Rasheed Hotel in downtown Baghdad when it was hit today by rocket-propelled grenades in a terrorist attack, insisted that "this terrorist act will not deter us from completing our mission - which is to help the Iraqi people free themselves from the type of criminals who did this and to protect the American people from this kind of terrorism."
  • Wolfowitz Vows Al Rasheed Attack Won't Deter Coalition AFPS 26 Oct 2003 -- The terrorist attack on the Al Rasheed Hotel here this morning probably was timed to coincide with the reopening of the 14th of July Bridge in downtown Baghdad, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz told reporters today.
  • Iraq: Wolfowitz Escapes Rocket Attack In Baghdad RFE/RL 26 Oct 2003 -- United States military officials say a number of people have been injured in a rocket attack this morning on the Al-Rasheed Hotel in Iraq's capital Baghdad.
  • IRAQ/AL RASHEED VOA 26 Oct 2003 -- The rocket attack (early Sunday) against the heavily guarded al-Rasheed hotel in Baghdad that killed one U-S soldier and wounded 15 other people was likely months in the planning, according the U-S commander in charge of Baghdad.
  • IRAQ / AL RASHEED VOA 26 Oct 2003 -- Rockets struck the Al-Rasheed Hotel in Baghdad early Sunday causing an unknown number of casualties. U-S Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, who has been visiting the Iraqi capital, described the attack as a desperate act.

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  • Deputy Secretary Wolfowitz Remarks on the Attacks on Al Rasheed Hotel 26 Oct 2003 -- This terrorist act will not deter us from completing our mission, which is to help the Iraqi people free themselves from the type of criminals who did this and to protect the American people from this kind of terrorism.
  • Bremer Says Iraq Frontline of War on Terror AFPS 26 Oct 2003 -- Ambassador Paul Bremer has ordered a full investigation of today's attack on Baghdad's Al Rasheed Hotel, but said Iraq is the frontline of the war on terrorism and these types of attacks must be expected.
  • U.S. Officials Say Attacks Will Not Deter Coalition Efforts in Iraq Washington File 26 Oct 2003 -- Administration officials deplored the October 26 terrorist attacks on the Al Rasheed hotel in Baghdad but said that such incidents will not deter the coalition from rebuilding Iraq and helping to establish a democratically elected government.
  • Bremer Discusses Security Situation in Iraq Washington File 26 Oct 2003 -- The recent attacks on the Al Rasheed hotel, a Black Hawk helicopter, and a civilian contractor convoy are not an indication that the security situation in Iraq is getting worse, according to L. Paul Bremer, administrator for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq.
  • Wolfowitz Says Terrorists Will Not Succeed in Iraq Washington File 26 Oct 2003 -- The terrorists who attacked the Al Rasheed Hotel in Baghdad are "a small number of bitter-enders who think they can somehow take this country backwards by de-stabilizing it, by scaring us away," but they will not succeed, Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz said in remarks at the Baghdad Hospital after meeting with victims from the attack October 26.
  • Wolfowitz Says Attacks Will Not Deter Coalition in Iraq Washington File 26 Oct 2003 -- Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz says the October 26 terrorist attacks on the Al Rasheed Hotel in Baghdad will not deter the coalition from completing its mission, "which is to help the Iraqi people free themselves from the type of criminals who did this and to protect the American people from this kind of terrorism."
  • Powell Cites "Positive Signs" in Iraq Despite Attacks Washington File 26 Oct 2003 -- The attack on the Al Rasheed hotel in Baghdad October 26 shows that the situation in Iraq is "still dangerous," but at the same time there are "very, very positive signs in Baghdad and in Iraq throughout," Secretary of State Colin Powell said in an interview on CNN Late Edition the same day.
  • Powell Says Additional Security Needs in Iraq Should Be Met by Iraqis Washington File 26 Oct 2003 -- In an interview on NBC's Meet the Press October 26, Secretary of State Colin Powell deplored the terrorist attacks on the Al Rasheed hotel in Baghdad earlier that day but said that such incidents will not deter the coalition from rebuilding Iraq and helping to establish a democratically elected government.
  • IRAQ / U-S REACT VOA 26 Oct 2003 -- Senior U-S officials have condemned the rocket attack (early Sunday) on a Baghdad hotel. The officials say the incident is evidence that a dangerous situation remains in Iraq.

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