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30 September 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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  • US General Calls Iraqi Constitution Divisive VOA 30 Sep 2005 -- The top U.S. general in Iraq says the country's new constitution has created a divisiveness that makes it more difficult to predict when coalition forces might be able to leave the country.
  • Rumsfeld, Casey Defend Status of Iraqi Forces VOA 30 Sep 2005 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his top general in Iraq tried to clarify Friday a statement the general made on Thursday that appeared to indicate a decline in the capability of Iraq's new security forces
  • Rumsfeld: Iraqi Sunnis 'Made Big Mistake' by Not Voting AFPS 30 Sep 2005 -- Iraq's Sunni Arabs marginalized themselves and fanned fractional discord when they largely boycotted national elections held in January, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld told U.S. House of Representatives members at a Sept. 29 hearing here.
  • Rice Applies Historical Perspective to Situation in Iraq AFPS 30 Sep 2005 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice today evoked the Cold War and its ultimate result in making the case for U.S. policy in Iraq.
  • Casey Cites Continued Progress in Iraq Despite Challenges AFPS 30 Sep 2005 -- The enemy is likely to "pull out all the stops" to disrupt the upcoming Iraqi constitutional referendum and election, but won't succeed, the commander of Multinational Force Iraq told Pentagon reporters today.
  • U.S. General Casey Says al-Qaida Forces Must Be Defeated in Iraq Washington File 30 Sep 2005 -- The U.S. general in charge of coalition forces in Iraq says al-Qaida foot soldiers operating in that country must and will be defeated.
  • Rice Says Iraqis Are Seeking To Govern Themselves Freely Washington File 30 Sep 2005 -- The Iraqi people, having known little but tyranny in their lifetimes, are trying to govern themselves through politics and compromise, while rejecting violence and conflict, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says.
  • Iraq: U.S. Says 'Some Time' Before Iraq Has Stand-Alone Army RFE/RL 30 Sep 2005 -- The head of U.S.-led forces in Iraq, General George Casey has told a U.S. Senate committee that it could be "some time" before the Iraqi Army is able to control that country's troubled security situation without assistance from U.S.-led forces.

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Reconstruction Issues

  • Sunni Cleric Defends Constitution Opposition RFE/RL 30 Sep 2005 -- Adnan Muhammad Salman al-Dulaymi, a well-known Sunni cleric and secretary-general of the Iraqi People's Congress (Mu'tamar Ahl Al-Iraq), defended the legitimacy of opposing the constitution draft in an interview with Radio Free Europe's Radio Free Iraq (RFI) on 29 September.

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