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08 May 2004 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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Current Operations

Deployments

US Policy

  • Bush Asks Americans Not to Judge Military by Actions of a Few AFPS 08 May 2004 -- President Bush asked Americans today not to judge the U.S. military on the illegal and shocking actions of a few soldiers.
  • General 'Guarantees' Protection Under Geneva Conventions AFPS 08 May 2004 -- Actions, not words, are important now, said Army Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Miller, deputy commanding general for detainee operations for Multinational Forces, Iraq.
  • Bush Pledges Full Investigation, Punishment for Iraqi Prisoner Abuse Washington File 08 May 2004 -- The United States is conducting several investigations into the humiliation and abuse of prisoners in Iraq, and those involved will be identified and face justice, President George W. Bush said in his weekly radio address to the nation on May 8.
  • Bush Apologizes to Iraqi Prisoners and Families for Mistreatment Washington File 08 May 2004 -- In an interview with the Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram on May 6, President George W. Bush said that the images of inhumane acts against Iraqi prisoners by U.S. military personnel were abhorrent, and he offered a direct apology to the prisoners and their families for the humiliation they experienced.
  • Counsel to President Bush Discusses Mistreatment of Iraqi Prisoners Washington File 08 May 2004 -- The United States seeks to comply "fully" with the obligations of the Geneva Conventions with respect to the treatment of prisoners of war and security prisoners in Iraq, says Alberto Gonzales, White House Counsel to President Bush.
  • BUSH/IRAQ VOA 08 May 2004 -- President Bush says revelations about the abuse of Iraqi prisoners in U-S custody will not affect plans to hand over sovereignty in Iraq by the end of June. From the White House, V-O-A's Scott Stearns reports, some Democrats are calling for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to resign over the scandal.
  • New U.S. Commander Says Abu Ghurayb Will Stay Open RFE/RL 08 May 2004 -- The new commander of U.S. detention facilities in Iraq says the Abu Ghurayb prison in Baghdad will continue to operate, despite calls for its closure amid a scandal over abuse of prisoners by U.S. troops.

United Nations

Reconstruction Issues

Foreign Reactions

  • Iraqi Leaders Call For Amnesty Amid Abuse Scandal RFE/RL 08 May 2004 -- Local leaders from western Iraq today called on the U.S. civil administrator, L. Paul Bremer, to release all detainees as a goodwill gesture, following revelations that U.S. troops abused Iraqi prisoners.
  • India imposes total ban on illegal recruitment by US in Iraq IRNA 08 May 2004 -- Taking serious note of the "illegal recruitment of ex-servicemen by private agencies for security duty in Iraq," India`s External Affairs Ministry Friday directed the Protector-General of Emigrants to put a total ban on such recruitments and take action against the erring employment agencies.

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