Bombing in Nasiriyah, Paul Bremer in Washington

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At least 16 Italian troops were killed today after a bomb blast leveled their military headquarters in the city of Nasiriyah. At lease eight Iraqis also were killed. In Rome, Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said that -no intimidation- will prevent Italy from helping Iraq to -rise up again and rebuild itself.- At the White House, President Bush took somber note of the bombing as he finished two days of talks with Ambassador Paul Bremer, the President's civilian administrator in Iraq. Is the President trying to hasten turning over authority to the Iraqis? Will other allies be discouraged from joining the coalition? We get an update on the bombing and the latest CIA report, hear reaction from Italy, and learn what "message" Paul Bremer is taking back to the Iraqi Governing Council.
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American Forces Press Service article on Nasiriyah bombing

Ambassador Paul Bremer

Coalition Provisional Authority

Common Dreams


Veterans for Common Sense

Howard Dean's campaign website

AFSCME's endorsement of Dean

SEIU's endorsement of Dean



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