13 May 2004 Events in Iraq
15.16 Baghdad. RUMSFELD IN ABU GRAHIB. [Boys, keep up the good work...I've brought the Pentagon lawyers along...they'll tell you what to say if you're nabbed for abuse.--Nur]
14.55 Mosul. TWO TURKS KILLED IN MOSUL. Suayip Kaplanli, the Turkish translator for construction contractor Yuksel (which is rebuilding Mosul airport) was killed along with his chauffeur.
14.11 Geneva. RED CROSS CRITICIZES USA FOR GUANTANAMO CONDITIONS.
14.05 Rome. ITALY TO VOTE ON WITHDRAWAL FROM IRAQ ON 20 MAY
14.03 Karbala CLASHES. Abrahams tank destroyed by militia
14.02 Nassiriya. 2 ITALIAN SOLDIERS READY TO TESTIFY on abuses in Nassiriya prison. [These were abuses of Sunni at the hands of Shia.]
13.55 Paris. CHIRAC AND SCHROEDER EXPRESS HORROR AND INDIGNATION.
13.40 Rome. ZAPATERO: "I'M NOT GIVING ADVICE". Zapatero in Rome for talks
13.26 Rome. ITALIAN OPPOSITION: RUMSFELD MUST GO.
13.13 Paris. SITUATION IN IRAQ HOPELESS. Chirac warns of spillover of violence throughout the region. Total loss of direction on part of "Occupying Power"
13.02 Rome. ITALIAN VICE PREMIER FINI (FASCIST PARTY). Spanish withdrawal from Iraq the biggest success of terrorism since 9-11
12.57 Madrid. SPAIN DENIES ANY INVOLVEMENT IN PRISON TORTURE.
12.52 Rome. BERLUSCONI: IRAQI ELECTIONS TO TAKE PLACE IN JANUARY
12.08 Rome. BERLUSCONI WILL ASK BUSH FOR `EXEMPLARY PUNISHMENTS' FOR PRISON ABUSE [He will ask for Rumsfeld's resignation in Abu Ghraib scandal.]
11.23 Karbala. COMBAT NEARS SACRED SHRINES.
10.39 Baghdad. RUMSFELD, IN SURPRISE VISIT TO BAGHDAD.
09.37 Philadelphia. REMAINS OF NICK BERG ARRIVE IN USA
08.28 Najaf. 2 DEAD IN CLASHES IN NAJAF.