iraq's_'us_scheduled'_january_30_2005_elections
Prediction Prediction
What's_the_'Point'?

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* Jan. 30, 2005
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The new Iraqi "interim" security forces are going to "melt" away before Iraq"'s "United_States scheduled" Jan. 30 elections
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Yahoo! Search U.N. special envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said Iraq was "a mess" and could not hold credible elections Jan. 30 without making changes

30 minutes ago
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a "point". symbol_of_United_States_'frustration'_in_Iraq 041206
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1207 Bush Determined to Have Iraq Hold Elections on Schedule
New York Times -
Dec 07 1:38 PM
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. In a khaki jacket with epaulettes and stitched with the inscription: "George W. Bush, Commander_in_Chief," 041207
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1208 US says Iran, Syria should not meddle in Iraq
AFP - Wed Dec 8, 5:58 PM ET
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. Iraq"'s January polls, following accusations that Iran was interfering with the electoral process and that Syria was sheltering insurgents. 041208
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. http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/041208/photos_pl_afp/041208225859_5go82qei_photo0 041208
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a "point". _'This_is_our_meal_ticket_out_of_Iraq'_

What's_reality?
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* "Running away" in Mosul
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In Mosul, three-quarters of the 4,000-member police force ran when the unit came under attack from insurgents Nov. 12. The ranks of one Iraqi national guard battalion in Mosul dropped from 1,100 troops to fewer than 300 in mere hours. Two companies of Iraqi national guardsmen based there - about 200 men - disappeared, their facilities looted of weapons and equipment.
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1215 16 including 3 Polish soldiers killed in Iraq - Daily Times -
1 hour ago
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http More killing, continued clashes in Iraq

Iraq, Military, 12/15/2004

http://www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/041215/2004121506.html
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1220 Bush (war_president / Commander_in_)Chief): Iraqi troops not ready for security duties

The_graces_from_heaven: United_States
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. 9:29 p.m. ET Dec. 20 (1220), 2004
WASHINGTON -
President Bush (COMMANDER_IN_CHIEF) pointedly acknowledged Monday that U.S.-trained Iraqi troops are not ready to take over their country's security...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6737149/
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1221 Tony Blair Pays Surprise Visit to Baghdad
AP - 7 minutes ago
Blair hopes Iraq election will be 'inclusive' during visit to Baghdad
AFP - 7 minutes ago
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. Blair hailed members of Iraq's Independent Electoral Commison as "heros" and "magnificent examples of the human spirit."

"The Iraqi people are going to see it through... Yes I believe we did the right thing (- "a_wrong_War_in_21k")."
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. Blair ("War_promoter") in Iraq, Calls Election Officials 'Heroes'
Reuters - 1 hour, 7 minutes ago
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1221 attack_on_United_States_base_in_Iraq_kills_24_ 041221
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- December 21 (1221), 2004, 22:22 GMT

Nineteen US soldiers have been killed in an explosion at a US military base in Mosul, making it the worst single incident for the US military in Iraq.
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1222 Crisis Group Challenges Bush"s Iraq Policy

Wed Dec 22, 5:55 PM ET
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* "Iraqi elections set for Jan. 30 to pick a national assembly will change little unless they produce Iraqi institutions that can distance themselves from the United_States, the group said in a report." 041222
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Moment_of_truth _'Loss_of_Optimism'_ 041222
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1223 United_States_'re_examines_security_at_Iraq_bases' 041223
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Yahoo! Search Iraq poll hangs on overseas vote

UN launches 50m operation to reach four million "expatriates"

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,1379791,00.html
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1226 "With only five weeks until the poll, there are still no clear estimates of how many 'expatriate Iraqis' might be eligible to vote, though analysts agree that they could determine its outcome. Around 250,000 Iraqis live in Britain - one of the biggest expatriate communities - with up to four million spread elsewhere around the world" 041226
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1227 Suicide Bomber Kills 9, Wounds 39 in Iraq

13 minutes ago
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40 minutes ago Top Iraqi politician targeted as FM suggests delaying poll in hot spots 041227
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1 hour 33 minutes ago Iraq's Top Sunni Party Withdraws from Jan. Election 041227
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1 hour ago United_States Presses for Sunnis in Iraq Election 041227
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- US faces speculation over Iraqi elections credibility

Mon Dec 27 (1127), 4:11 PM ET

"The violence, if it continues, will have an impact on the elections," UN Secretary General Kofi_Annan told a news conference in New York last week.
"Elections don't take place in a vacuum."
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1228 Attacks on Iraqi forces kill 28 as bin Laden anoints Zarqawi

9 minutes ago
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38 minutes ago Car Bomb Targets Top Iraqi National Guard General 041228
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1229 Osama tape triggers violence in Iraq; 43 killed - Hindustan Times -
42 minutes ago
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Google Search The flurry of assaults followed the telecast of a purported voice recording of Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden on Arabic television, naming fugitive Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi his Iraqi "emir" and calling for a boycott of the January 30 poll

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1173995,001300180038.htm
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1230 Militants warn Iraqis not to vote on Jan. 30 041230
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Mosul http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6727646/

5:35 p.m. ET Dec. 30 (1230), 2004

"All 700 employees of the electoral commission in Mosul reportedly resigned after being threatened."
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122005 Suicide bomb on national guard bus kills 19 as bloodshed greets Iraq in 2005

2 hours ago
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7 minutes ago Insurgent Attacks Kill 33 Across Iraq 050102
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50 minutes ago Powell predicts Shiite victory in Iraqi elections 050102
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What Powell said
"The new government that comes into place in Baghdad, the transitional national assembly, will be majority Shiite," the secretary of state (United_States) said on NBC's "Meet the Press" show.
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Yahoo! Search Iraqi insurgents waging 'all-out war' on oil industry: minister
AFP - Sun Jan 2,11:11 AM ET

Sunni Marginalization Risks Worsening Iraq Turmoil
Reuters - Sun Jan 2, 9:40 AM ET
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132004 Three Britons die in Iraq attacks - BBC News - 4 hours ago

* Death_'Toll' *
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132005 Three Britons die in Iraq attacks - BBC News - 4 hours ago

* Death_'Toll' *
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U.S. AFP - Mon Jan 3, 3:55 PM ET

sticking to January 30 election in Iraq
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Moment_of_truth 'America"s Election' in Iraq... 050103
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if Iraqi defence minister says election delay still possible

Mon Jan 3, 4:46 PM ET

the Sunni Muslim community agreed to take part.
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. "We want to give our Sunni brothers another chance even if this means delaying the vote,"

Iraqi Defence Minister Hazem al-Shaalan
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Google Search Iraq PM escapes car bomb attack - Rediff - 17 minutes ago
Defiant Sunni Arabs refuse to join Iraq's poll campaign - Financial Times - 1 hour ago
26 die in Iraq bombing spree - Gulf Daily News - 2 hours ago
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3 hours ago Iraqi Shiites Divided on Holding Elections Without Sunni ... 050103
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Apple "Genuine" Iraqis 050103
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* what_constituted_'genuine_Iraqis' * 050103
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Orange a_Puppet_in_the_hands_of_the_Americans... 050103
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142005 Baghdad governor Ali al-Haidri has been shot dead in a roadside ambush in the Iraqi capital, the highest-profile assassination there since May. 050104
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1 hour 59 minutes ago Calls to Postpone Iraqi Elections Grow 050104
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30 minutes ago Suicide Truck Blast Kills 10 in Baghdad 050104
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48 minutes ago Baghdad Governor Slain,
5 U.S. Troops Die
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Yahoo! Search Iraqis in U.S. Face Big Hurdles to Voting
AP - Tue Jan 4 (142005), 5:47 PM ET

There are about 90,000 foreign-born Iraqis in the United States, plus an untold number of second-generation Iraqi Americans.
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Yahoo! Search Iraq President Urges U.N. to Review Poll Date

Tue Jan 4, 9:47 AM ET
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U.S. OOps...

United_States, instead of United_Nations
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U.N. or
?
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Yahoo! Search Powell saddened by governor's murder, says Iraq election to go ahead
AFP - Tue Jan 4,10:48 AM ET

More Than 10,000 U.S. Troops Hurt in Iraq
AP - Tue Jan 4, 1:40 PM ET
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* "Of the 10,252 total wounded, the Pentagon said 5,396 were unable to return to duty" 050105
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Google Search Suicide bombings kill 21 in Iraq - Xinhua - 31 minutes ago
EDITORIAL: More clouds over Iraq elections - Daily Times - 4 hours ago
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phil Iraq 050105
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162005 18 Iraqis Found Dead in Field Near Mosul - AP via Yahoo! News -
2 minutes ago
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somebody BAGHDAD, Iraq - The bodies of 18 young Iraqis executed after seeking work at a U.S. base have been found in a field near the volatile city of Mosul, police said Thursday. 050106
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51 minutes ago Nine_American_troops_killed_in_Iraq_... 050106
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2 hours 32 minutes ago Iraqi PM Extends Emergency Laws for Elections Reuters - 050106
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Martial law Iraq"s U.S. (United_States) -backed government said on Thursday it was extending emergency powers equivalent to "martial_law" for a further 30 days to try to safeguard Jan. 30 elections under threat from deadly attacks by insurgents. 050106
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An "amazing" newslink America_'sets_conditions_for_iraq_election_delay'_...

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An "amazing" newslink America_'sets_conditions_for_iraq_election_delay'_...

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U.S. Iraq The Poor_Sheep on Earth...
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around_and_across the "Prison" of

Freedom_and_Democracy in 21st Century
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1102005 After Threats, Iraqi Electoral Board Resigns

12:00 AM ET
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Yahoo! Search the entire 13-member electoral commission in the volatile province of Anbar, west of the capital, resigned after being threatened by insurgents, 050110
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2 hours 58 minutes ago Iraqi rebels grow strong in Saddam_Hussein"s old haunts on eve of national election 050110
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2 minutes ago Oil Moves Above $;46 on Iraq Sabotage Reuters via Yahoo! News 050110
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36 minutes ago Bomb Destroys U.S. Tank, Kills Two Soldiers in Iraq 050110
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. A roadside bomb destroyed a U.S. tank in Baghdad Monday, killing two American soldiers and wounding four 050110
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Allawi says nationwide Iraqi polls impossible as 25 die in attacks
AFP - 6 minutes ago
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Yahoo! Search Iraq"s "Interim" Prime Minister Ayad Allawi publicly acknowledged for_the_first_time Tuesday that parts of Iraq probably won't be safe enough for people to vote in the Jan. 30 elections, 050111
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1132005 Representative of Top Iraq Cleric Killed - AP via Yahoo! News - 6 minutes ago

Iraq Poll Fears Deepen as 2 Sistani Aides Killed - Reuters via Yahoo! News -
26 minutes ago
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6 minutes ago Latest headlines:
Iraqi gunmen kidnap Turkish businessmen, kill seven employees
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1142005 Attackers Kidnap 15 Iraqi Guardsmen
AP - 11 minutes ago
28 Iraqi Prisoners Escape During Transfer
AP - 27 minutes ago
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* 3 Kurdish Party Officials Killed in Mosul

1142005, 3:54 AM ET *
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1152005 Sadr movement bounces back, demands solution to Iraq fuel crisis

38 minutes ago
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Shiite Thousands of Moqtada Sadr supporters across Iraq protested against petrol and electricity shortages, as the radical Shiite leader's movement started to flex its political muscle ahead of key elections 050115
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1152005 Iraq voting day security plan unveiled, 18 bodies discovered

1 hour, 20 minutes ago
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1192005 Al-Qaeda linked group executes two Iraqis helping with vote: video

11:49 AM ET
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Moment_of_truth _the_worst_possible_advertisement_for_democracy_

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. WASHINGTON, Jan 21 (AFP) - Americans said that January 30 elections will not help calm violence in Iraq... 050121
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1212005 Twin Attacks in Iraq Kill at Least 21

1 hour, 28 minutes ago
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1222005 Militants Kill 15 Iraq National Guard Hostages-Web
12 minutes ago
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somebody "After the investigation, they confessed to the crimes they have committed with the crusader forces against civilians and mujahedeen," the Ansar al-Sunnah group said in the statement. "With God's help, God's verdict has been carried out against them by shooting them. ... They should be a lesson to others 050122
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1222005 Iraq Overseas Registration Extended

20 minutes ago
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1 in 10 As of Thursday fewer than one in 10 of the estimated 1.2 million eligible Iraqis living outside the country had registered. 050122
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http Iraq exile vote runs into trouble

Saturday, 1222005, 20:26 GMT

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4198071.stm
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1232005 US confirms Iraq money investigation

"that $300 million in US currency was secretly flown out of Iraq to Lebanon, allegedly to buy weapons from arms dealers."

2 hours ago
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1 hour 41 minutes ago Few Iraqi Expatriates Register to Vote 050123
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and for next weekend's elections...

the largest turnout so far has been in Iran, organizers said Sunday.
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16% Only 9 percent of the 188,091 Iraqis ( "16 percent" of eligible Iraqi voters living outside Iraq) who had registered as of Saturday were from the United States, while 22 percent were in Iran, an overwhelmingly Shiite Muslim nation 050123
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16% 16 percent(188,091 / 1.2 million) 050123
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1252005 Iraqi exiles show little enthusiasm for vote

1:50 AM ET
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1 hour 52 minutes ago U.S. (United_States) in Protect-The-Vote Mission in Iraq 050125
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26 minutes ago at least 11 Iraqi Policemen Killed in Baghdad 050125
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8 minutes ago Judge Assassinated in Baghdad as Election Nears 050125
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1262005 1 + 36_American_troops_die_in_Iraq__... 050126
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10 minutes ago 37 (United_States) Troops Die on Deadliest Day in Iraq 050126
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1 hour 1 minute ago Bush (War_President / Commander_in_Chief of a_wrong_war_in_21k) Urges Iraqis to Vote, Lowers Expectations 050126
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. At a hastily arranged news conference on the deadliest day for American forces since they invaded Iraq 22 months ago, Bush said he anticipated a "grand moment in Iraqi history" when Iraqis vote this weekend. 050126
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25 minutes ago Top U.S. Commander: Iraq Forces Not Ready 050126
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. Gen. George Casey said the 130,000 Iraqi police and soldiers still lack leaders to direct them in a fight against rebels, and local police forces who've deserted in the thousands in the face of intimidation and withering assaults by guerrillas remain a key weak point. 050126
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* The_Saddam_Magic * 050126
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... Bush_aides_'on_the_run'... 050126
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U.S. The_Science_of_War 050126
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Iraq * 1262005, 6:05 PM ET *

Election Tensions in Kirkuk Could Spread
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North Iraq Kurds, Arabs and ethnic Turks

or...
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South Iraq ? 050126
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1282005 High price paid for Iraq election - Indianapolis Star - 33 minutes ago

Helicopter Crash, Attacks Mark Deadly Day in Iraq - NPR (audio) -
12 hours ago
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somebody "You can't have free and fair elections under occupation. They simply don't mean anything,"

"This election is being forced by the Americans so they can say to the world, 'Look, we've brought democracy to Iraq. We're brought freedom to the Iraqi people.' It's all a sham."
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1282005 U.S. Commander Says Many Iraqi Will Vote

5:36 PM ET
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1292005 Insurgents Bomb Polling Places in Iraq

48 minutes ago
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10 minutes ago Iraqi "Interim" President Says Most Iraqis Won't Vote 050129
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. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6874656/

8:39 a.m. ET 1292005
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2 hours ago Insurgents blast polling stations around Iraq 050129
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12 hours ago Iraq on security alert

1292005
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1302005 伊选举的5个问号

http://www.yangtse.com/gb/content/2005-01/30/content_955439.htm
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中国新闻网 伊拉克大选前夜美驻伊使馆遭火箭弹袭击两死四伤

1小时前
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1 hour ago Suicide bombers will reach polling stations in Iraq's election-day ... 050129
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U.S. Gen Abizaid told an American newspaper that the election-day battle "will be tough and bloody"

's senior military commander in the Middle East
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1 hour 1 minute ago Bush Declares Iraq Election a Success 050130
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2 hours 36 minutes ago Bush Wants All Included in Iraq's Political Process 050131
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6 minutes ago Bush to Refrain from Iraq Exit Timetable 050131
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1 hour 15 minutes ago Buildup of Iraqi Security Forces Slowed 050131
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U.S. 1 hour, 12 minutes ago

Guards Shoot Dead 4 Inmates in Iraq Prison Riot
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m21k * Intelligence_Estimate: 232005 *

Iraq_'72_Iran_vs_18_United_States'
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1) Shiite alliance (whose leaders have close ties to Iran): 2.3 million votes 050207
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2) Kurds: 1.1 million votes 050207
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3) Interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi Ticket (Strong link to United_States):
0.62 million votes
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292005 Iraq vote result delayed as insurgency toll mounts

15 minutes ago
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1 hour 16 minutes ago Iraqi Kurds Hope Elections Help Self-Rule

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Shiites http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1107989411730&call_pageid=970599119419

"Sistani tsunami" sweeps away Bush plan
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47 minutes ago Iraq Poll Results Due as Tension Builds

2132005
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2132005 Clergy-backed Shiites and independence-minded Kurds Winners in Iraq Election

5:35 PM ET
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But the Shiites' 48 percent of the vote... 050213
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. is far short of the two-thirds majority needed to control the 275-member National Assembly.... 050213
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2142005 Valentine's Day Comes Under Fire in Iraq
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46 minutes ago Saboteurs Target Oil Pipeline in Iraq 050214
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40 minutes ago Smoke enshrouds northern Iraqi city after pipeline attacks

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52 minutes ago Bush Congratulates Iraqi Candidates 050214
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Valentine Day Iraq Winners Allied With Iran Are the Opposite of U.S. Vision 050214
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somebody ... 050214
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2142005 US faces uncertainty in wake of Iraqi vote results

5:36 PM ET
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U.S. "It is the last thing the (Bush) administration expected from its
costly Iraq policy,"
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2192005 http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/050219/481/bag10402190903

Car Bomb Kills at Least 7 in Baghdad

31 minutes ago
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after ...a wave of bloody attacks killed 36 people Friday (2182005)... 050219
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1 hour 15 minutes ago Car Bomb Attack Kills 15 Iraqi Policemen

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2252005 String of Rebel Attacks Leaves at Least 31 Dead...

Death_'Toll'
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? the_m_tale_three_kingdoms...

* What's_next *
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37 minutes ago Talks on Iraqi Coalition Government Falter

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342005 Iraq's Shiites, Kurds still unable to form coalition - Seattle Post Intelligencer - 1 hour ago
Al-Qaida in Iraq launches Internet magazine urging Muslims to join ... - Boston Globe - 12 hours ago
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1 hour ago Shi'ite-Kurdish Talks to Form Iraq Government Fail

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13 minutes ago Talks on Forming Iraqi Government Collapse 050313
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