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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:24 AM
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Iraqi Newspaper Urges Rumsfeld to Resign
May 15, 2004, 6:57 AM EDT


BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A major Iraqi newspaper urged U.S. Defense Minister Donald H. Rumsfeld to resign in an editorial Saturday, joining the international outcry for him to step down over the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal.

It also cited a meeting he held with Saddam Hussein in the 1980s when he served in the administration of former President Ronald Reagan.


"Rumsfeld, known for his past links with Saddam should have announced his resignation in Baghdad to satisfy the poor Iraqi people," the newspaper Azzaman said in a front page editorial.

~snip~
more: http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/wire/sns-...

How long before the CPA shuts this paper down? :shrug:
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UpInArms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:28 AM
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1. since the mal-administration's current
talking point regarding Iraq is "that we will leave if asked" and the unimplied threat is that they better not ask - it seems that they are asking that Rummy resign.

So, hey! Rummy, start packing!
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 07:13 AM
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2. The CPA won't shut this paper down. It's run by the CPA
Edited on Sat May-15-04 07:45 AM by NNN0LHI
The guy who runs it is one of Chalabi's thugs. They are doing this to try and give the paper some credibility. There is no free press in Iraq. The US proved that when they closed Sadr's paper down a few months ago. I will never trust anything coming from an Iraqi newspaper. Here is a little bit about the guy who is running it.

Saad Albazzaz


Saad Albazzaz is an Iraqi distinguished writer, born in Iraq and now living in exile, holding two master degrees in political sciences. The site reviews his CV, books, publications, articles, related books, interviews and more.
Saad Albazzaz

AFTER LEAVING IRAQ



Left Iraq in October 1992.

Established Azzaman Press & Publication Company in Britain on 10th April 1997, which publishes Azzaman Arabic International Daily Newspaper and Azzaman Al-Jadeed Arabic Monthly Magazine. It is an independent newspaper and magazine distributed in all the Arab world, Europe, United States, and printed in London and Bahrain. He is the Editor-in-Chief of both the newspaper and magazine.

http://www.saadbazzaz.com/index.asp?code=cv

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soleft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:46 PM
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3. kick
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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 02:35 PM
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 02:40 PM
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5. Yeah Rummy, are you talking about body bags?
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