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06 February 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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  • Rumsfeld: Overcoming Insurgency Key to Iraq Assuming Security Mission AFPS 06 Feb 2005 -- It's impossible to know exactly when Iraq's security forces will be fully ready to take over their country's internal security and the coalition can leave Iraq, but several factors will play a role, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said today during interviews on the Sunday morning talk shows.
  • US / IRAQ VOA 06 Feb 2005 -- The Bush administration says there can be no pre-set deadline for bringing U.S. troops home from Iraq, dismissing calls from key opposition Democratic lawmakers.
  • Security Conditions To Determine Troop Stay in Iraq, Rumsfeld Says Washington File 06 Feb 2005 -- The length of time U.S. troops will remain in Iraq will be based on security conditions in the country, not on a pre-arranged timetable, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said in a series of television news interviews February 6.
  • RICE/TURKEY/IRAQ VOA 06 Feb 2005 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told Turkish leaders in Ankara the United States is committed to Iraq's unity, and to fighting the Turkish-Kurdish extremist group P.K.K. that has operated from northern Iraq.

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  • Iraqi Government Likely to Strike Balance Between Islamic, Secular Interests AFPS 06 Feb 2005 -- The government that ultimately emerges in Iraq will likely strike a balance between religious and secular interests, but whatever it looks like, it will reflect the culture and values of the Iraqi people-not Americans, Vice President Dick Cheney said this morning on Fox News Sunday.
  • IRAQ / SHI'ITE CLERICS VOA 06 Feb 2005 -- In Iraq, a top Shi'ite Muslim cleric with close ties to Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani reportedly says that Islam should be the sole guiding source of legislation in the country's constitution.
  • Shi'ite Coalition Wants Prime Minister Job RFE/RL 06 Feb 2005 -- Officials of parties in the Iraqi religious Shi'ite Muslim led-coalition say the coalition is seeking the prime minister's post in Iraq's new government.
  • IRAQ/POL VOA 06 Feb 2005 -- Although the final results of the Iraqi election are still days away, there are already a few contenders for the post of prime minister. The Shiite religious coalition looks likely to win the most seats in Parliament, but it will probably have to strike a deal with another group - perhaps the Kurds - to actually form a government.

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