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2006-05-02 09:57:45

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three U.S. soldiers who took video cameras to Iraq to make a new film called "War Tapes" have strong, varied and sometimes surprising views but they agree on one thing -- Americans don't know enough about war. Edited from 800 hours of footage filmed over a year in Iraq, the documentary which had its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival this weekend aspires to change that. "There's three individuals, one is pro-Bush (and) pro-mission, another...

2006-05-02 09:39:53

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three U.S. soldiers who took video cameras to Iraq to make a new film called "War Tapes" have strong, varied and sometimes surprising views but they agree on one thing -- Americans don't know enough about war. Edited from 800 hours of footage filmed over a year in Iraq, the documentary which had its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival this weekend aspires to change that. "There's three individuals, one is pro-Bush (and) pro-mission, another...

2006-05-02 09:38:35

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three U.S. soldiers who took video cameras to Iraq to make a new film called "War Tapes" have strong, varied and sometimes surprising views but they agree on one thing -- Americans don't know enough about war. Edited from 800 hours of footage filmed over a year in Iraq, the documentary which had its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival this weekend aspires to change that. "There's three individuals, one is pro-Bush (and) pro-mission, another...

2006-04-12 21:25:22

By Michael Byrnes SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister John Howard said on Thursday he was aware Saddam Hussein had broken sanctions in U.N. oil-for-food deals, but he did not know whether any Australian company was involved. Howard was giving evidence into an official inquiry into reports the country's monopoly wheat exporter AWB Ltd. allegedly paid multi-million dollar kickbacks to Saddam's Iraqi regime. A 2005 U.N. report alleged AWB was one of more than 2,000 firms that...

2006-04-12 13:50:45

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday angrily denied a newspaper report that suggested President George W. Bush in 2003 declared the existence of biological weapons laboratories in Iraq while knowing it was not true. On May 29, 2003, Bush hailed the capture of two trailers in Iraq as mobile biological laboratories and declared, "We have found the weapons of mass destruction." The report in The Washington Post said a Pentagon-sponsored fact-finding mission had already...

2006-04-12 11:53:25

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A recently retired two-star general who just a year ago commanded a U.S. Army division in Iraq on Wednesday joined a small but growing list of former senior officers to call on Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to resign. "I believe we need a fresh start in the Pentagon. We need a leader who understands teamwork, a leader who knows how to build teams, a leader that does it without intimidation," Maj. Gen. John Batiste, who commanded the...

2006-04-12 11:10:54

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday angrily denied a newspaper report that suggested President George W. Bush in 2003 declared the existence of biological weapons laboratories in Iraq while knowing it was not true. On May 29, 2003, Bush hailed the capture of two trailers in Iraq as mobile biological laboratories and declared, "We have found the weapons of mass destruction." The report in The Washington Post said a Pentagon-sponsored fact-finding mission had already...

2006-04-12 00:40:00

WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration publicly asserted that two trailers captured by U.S. troops in Iraq in May 2003 were mobile "biological laboratories" even after U.S. intelligence officials had evidence that it was not true, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday. On May 29, 2003, President George W. Bush hailed the capture of the trailers, declaring "We have found the weapons of mass destruction." But a Pentagon-sponsored fact-finding mission had already concluded that the trailers...

2006-04-07 10:29:42

By Michele Gershberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - When David Hare's incisive political play on the decision to go to war in Iraq debuts in New York next week, the audience will be in the spotlight. The Public Theater production of "Stuff Happens" is staged with the audience facing each other across a low platform. At times, the entire audience is illuminated while actors playing President George W. Bush and his former secretary of state, Colin Powell, debate invading Iraq in 2003. "We built...

2006-04-07 05:33:21

By Mark Trevelyan, Security Correspondent BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's parliament gave the green light on Friday for a parliamentary inquiry into whether German spies in Baghdad helped the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 at a time when the government was publicly opposed to the war. Lawmakers voted to approve the probe, which will examine various sensitive aspects of the security services' work and their cooperation with the United States. It will also look into the Central...