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  • James Garner’s mother died of a botched abortion, like too many other women

    07/21/2014 3:44:54 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 21, 2014 | Ben Jonson
    Two obituaries published this weekend show how little progress America has made on abortion in the last several decades. The death of actor James Garner saddened fans across the country. Born James Scott Bumgarner, the 86-year-old Rockford Files star overcame mental and physical abuse from his stepmother – who would regularly beat him with whatever was handy and force him to wear dresses as a form of emasculation – to become one of the most beloved stars of his day. In his autobiography, The Garner Files, he revealed that he had no memory of his birth mother, who died when...
  • Actor James Garner dead at 86

    07/20/2014 4:04:40 AM PDT · by blueyon · 181 replies ^ | 7/20/14 |
    logo-news-com-au Hollywood actor James Garner, star of The Rockford Files and The Notebook has died at the age of 86, according to reports. Garner was found dead when an ambulance arrived at his Los Angeles home around 8pm on Saturday, TMZ reports.
  • Ben Affleck could go into politics, says Jennifer Garner

    08/15/2013 8:48:38 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 29 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 08/14/2013 | Andrew Pulver
    Argo director Ben Affleck may be one of Hollywood's leading liberals, but he could take the extra step and enter politics in the not too distant future. That's the opinion of his wife, actor Jennifer Garner, who suggested Affleck's future career direction in a forthcoming interview in Allure magazine.
  • Mulroney is new 'Rockford' (Rockford Files reboot)

    03/02/2010 10:49:27 PM PST · by tlb · 94 replies · 1,995+ views
    New York Post ^ | March 1, 2010 | staff
    A much-talked-about new version of "The Rockford Files" for this fall has found its new James Garner. Movie star (and former Julia Roberts boyfriend) Dermot Mulroney has been cast to play Jim Rockford, the honest-man private detective that Garner made famous in the 1970s. Mulroney has been playing romantic, leading men in movies like "The Wedding Date" and "Must Love Dogs" since the mid-1990s. Filming on a pilot for the series is set to begin next month in LA -- but with the show's well-known name and film-star lead, it seems a sure bet to be on NBC's fall schedule...
  • James Garner undergoes surgery after stroke

    05/13/2008 8:10:13 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 23 replies · 124+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | May 13, 2008 | Steve Gorman
    Excerpt - LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor James Garner, best known for starring in the classic television series "Maverick" and "The Rockford Files," underwent surgery this week after suffering a minor stroke, his spokeswoman said on Tuesday. Garner, 80, who built a six-decade career playing ruggedly charming, good-natured anti-heroes, suffered a stroke at home last Friday and was admitted to a Los Angeles-area hospital, publicist Jennifer Allen said. The actor underwent surgery on Sunday, and his prognosis following the operation was described as "very positive," Allen said, adding that Garner's vital signs were good and that he was conscious and...
  • Jennifer Garner's brainy hubby (Ben Affleck: Rocket Scientist)

    01/26/2008 4:42:25 PM PST · by mountn man · 17 replies · 97+ views ^ | 01/26/2008 | BANG Showbiz
    Jennifer Garner says husband Ben Affleck is "too brainy" for her. The 'Juno' actress claims Ben is so intelligent she has to read newspapers every day just to hold a conversation with him. She said: "Ben really is such a sharp, intelligent guy. Sometimes I think, 'Oh gosh, I'd better read the paper so I can talk to my husband!' " Although she accepts her spouse is a very intelligent man, Jennifer insists she can hold her own with him because he's not as smart as he thinks. The 35-year-old star added: "I can hold my own with him though....
  • Jennifer Garner: Global Warming Makes Me Cry

    03/14/2007 4:58:32 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 102 replies · 4,793+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | 3/13/07 | Jon Shanks
    While Al Gore is taking heat from (of all places) the New York Times to 'cool it' with his over the top dire predictions on the planet exploding into a meltdown due to global warming, he still has Hollywood to back him with the emotional response he is looking for. According to a report from the Post Chronicle, actress Jennifer Garner is worried enough about the predicted tragedy that she is driven to tears over the issue. A report online notes that Jennifer has confessed she cries more now she is a mother. The actress believes the experience has made...
  • Democrats Target Pentagon Planning

    11/24/2003 3:19:36 PM PST · by Maria S · 8 replies · 581+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | Nov. 24, 2003 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    The sordid tale now making the rounds in the "mainstream" press of a rogue Pentagon intelligence operation has all the elements of an urban legend: heavy breathing, a secret basement office "down by the ramp" and government officials who form a hidden alliance based on long-ago ties to an obscure but influential university guru. Only the work of a few good men with the courage to face up to this "cabal" - and a few crusader-journalists to help them - can make the demons scatter and scare the dark ones into the light. Or so the story goes on those...
  • The roof, the roof, the roof is on… or off World Series game three

    10/25/2005 2:46:22 PM PDT · by UB355 · 95 replies · 1,352+ views
    The Isthmus, Madison WI | 10/25/2005 | Jason Joyce
    The roof, the roof, the roof is on… or off Jason Joyce on Tue, 10/25/2005 - 11:29am. Because there are several hundred baseball writers covering the World Series, there's a lot of sweating the small stuff. The latest non-story to become a big story has to do with the retractable roof on Houston's Minute Maid Park and whether it should be open or closed for Game 3 (Tuesday, 7:38 pm, FOX). The Astros want it closed for two reasons: crowd noise and predictable weather. Writing a diary for the Houston Chronicle, Houston third baseman Moran Ensberg considers it a home-field...
  • Jennifer Garner ill with viral infection

    01/04/2005 5:12:21 PM PST · by RedBloodedAmerican · 22 replies · 664+ views
    AP via NJ Online ^ | 01.04.04 | AP via NJOnline
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Golden Globe nominee Jennifer Garner is sick. "She has a viral infection," publicist Nicole King said Tuesday, adding the "Alias" star isn't hospitalized and is resting at home in Los Angeles. The 32-year-old actress has been forced to reschedule promotion of her new movie, "Elektra." It was still up in the air whether Garner will appear at Saturday's Las Vegas premiere for the film, King said. Garner plays an assassin for hire as the resurrected warrior woman in the comic book adaptation "Elektra," a spin-off of her character from 2003's "Daredevil." She is nominated for a...
  • Web of Conspiracies. False rumors go from fringe staff go mainstream-again and again.

    05/18/2004 7:03:21 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 49 replies · 1,502+ views
    NRO ^ | May 18, 2004, 8:36 a.m. | Michael Rubin
    On May 13, 2004, Senator Edward Kennedy berated Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz at the Senate Armed Services Committee, condemning "disaster after disaster" in U.S. Iraq policy. Well before the Abu Ghraib revelations, Kennedy has sought to transform Iraqi freedom from a philosophical and strategic issue into a partisan debate, without regard either to reality or result. On April 6, Kennedy called Iraq "George Bush's Vietnam." On March 5, 2004, Senator Edward Kennedy, speaking before the Council on Foreign Relations, took the president to task for allegedly exaggerating the threat posed by Iraq: "The evidence so far leads to...
  • GOP Hopes Black Mayor Can Nab House Seat in N.Y. (James Garner Running for Congress)

    05/13/2004 2:11:37 PM PDT · by AuH2ORepublican · 5 replies · 1,238+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 3, 2004 | Liz Trotta
    <p>GOP hopes black mayor can nab House seat in N.Y.</p> <p>NEW YORK — Long Island's first black mayor, James Arthur Garner, is a conservative Republican who the GOP believes can unseat four-term Democratic Rep. Carolyn McCarthy and attract black voters to the party he has re-christened "The Grow Out Party."</p>
  • Garner: U.S. Made Postwar Iraq Mistakes

    11/26/2003 5:57:24 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 808+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/26/03 | Michael McDonough - AP
    LONDON - The retired American general who headed the first occupation government in Iraq (news - web sites) says the decision to disband the Iraqi army was one of several major mistakes Washington has made in Iraq. AP Photo Latest headlines: · Pentagon Sending More Marines to Iraq AP - 51 minutes ago · US readies extra marines for IraqAFP - 56 minutes ago · Iraq's Shiites Oppose U.S. Election Plan AP - 1 hour, 47 minutes ago Special Coverage   The United States should also have put more more troops into Baghdad after the fall of Saddam Hussein (news...
  • CIA Recruiting TV Spy Garner for Promo Video

    08/28/2003 9:07:44 AM PDT · by KantianBurke · 28 replies · 732+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/28/03 | Chris Marlowe
    LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The CIA (news - web sites) keeps a lot of secrets, but its opinion of ABC's "Alias" is not one of them. The spy show's star, Jennifer Garner (news), said she has been asked to contribute to an official video promoting the government agency. "It's not a commercial," she said. "It's a recruitment video (to show) university graduate students." Chase Brandon, film industry liaison for the CIA, confirmed that the project was in the works. "We very much would like to continue our discussions with Miss Garner and possibly other cast members to work with...
  • From Elaine’s to Iraq [John O'Neill's revenge]

    08/06/2003 4:37:37 PM PDT · by aculeus · 7 replies · 268+ views
    New York Observer ^ | August 6, 2003 | Frank DiGiacomo
    If information is power, then for more than 40 years now Elaine’s has been one of those New York anomalies where power flows as freely as bourbon, traded among tables of law-enforcement officials, government operatives, corporate executives, show-business types and reporters who, one way or another, disseminate the information to the rest of the city —and sometimes beyond. Before he died in the World Trade Center attack on Sept. 11, former F.B.I. agent John O’Neill was a part of that Elaine’s nexus. Like many of the restaurant’s denizens, he struck a high profile with his slicked-back hair and double-breasted suits....
  • Thank J.R. Quinn for the gay celebrations- profile of the Lawrence-Garner arresting officer

    07/09/2003 9:17:10 PM PDT · by weegee · 6 replies · 266+ views
    Houston Press ^ | July 10, 2003 | Richard Connelly
    Back Door to History Thank J.R. Quinn for the gay celebrations Gay rights supporters hailed the U.S. Supreme Court's June 26 decision in Lawrence v. Texas as a watershed that will forever change gay and lesbian life in America. Many of the players in the drama have gotten their 15 minutes of fame, from the eagerly sound-biting lawyers to the publicity-shy defendants. But what about Harris County Sheriff's Deputy J.R. Quinn? He's the Frank Wills of this new day for gays ('70s trivia time: Wills was the security guard who discovered the Watergate break-in). In 1998 Quinn arrested John Lawrence...
  • Bush Shakes Up Iraq Administration

    05/11/2003 7:47:32 AM PDT · by Chirodoc · 23 replies · 252+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 11, 2003 | Peter Slevin
    BAGHDAD, May 10 -- The American diplomat serving as chief administrator of Baghdad has been reassigned by the Bush administration after less than three weeks in Iraq in what U.S. officials here said was part of a broader shake-up of the troubled Pentagon operation to rebuild the country. Barbara K. Bodine, a former ambassador to Yemen and the highest-ranking woman in the U.S.-led interim administration in Iraq, said she intended to leave for Washington on Sunday to fill a senior post at the State Department. As Baghdad's effective postwar mayor, she had been in charge of restoring vital public services...
  • Top U.S. Officials in Iraq Being Replaced (Garner leaving, replaced by Bremer)

    05/11/2003 12:21:26 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 32 replies · 804+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 11, 2003 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top American officials in charge of running post-war Iraq are being relieved of their jobs in what U.S. officials said was part of a broad shake-up of U.S. operations in Iraq, the Washington Post reported on Sunday. Retired U.S. Gen. Jay Garner, who has overseen the rebuilding of Iraq for the Bush administration over the last three weeks, will be departing with some of his top aides, possibly within a week or two, the Post reported. Barbara Bodine, the American coordinator for central Iraq and the effective post-war mayor of Baghdad, will leave for Washington on...
  • Bush Chooses Iraq Civilian Administrator - L. Paul Bremer

    04/30/2003 10:04:59 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 15 replies · 622+ views
    Associated Press | April 30, 2003 | BARRY SCHWEID
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration has chosen L. Paul Bremer, a former head of the State Department's counterterrorism office, to become civilian administrator in Iraq and oversee the country's transition to democratic rule. Bremer's selection, disclosed Wednesday by a senior U.S. official, will put him in charge of a transition team that includes retired Army Lt. Gen. Jay Garner and Zalmay Khalilzad, the special White House envoy in the Persian Gulf region. Bremer left the State Department, where he was an assistant to former secretaries William P. Rogers and Henry Kissinger, to join Kissinger Associates, a consulting firm...
  • Everything the Left Said About the War was Wrong

    04/28/2003 11:20:25 PM PDT · by Salvation · 32 replies · 468+ views ^ | 5-29-03 | David Horowitz
    Everything the Left Said About the War was WrongBy David | April 29, 2003 In the aftermath of a successful war it opposed as a certain disaster, the left is attempting to rewrite the script, counting on others to forget what it said and did. No one has attempted this with more brazen aplomb than Arianna Huffington, a recent convert to the cause. In a column titled, "Why the Anti-War Movement Was Right," she has joined the self-satisfied ranks of smart people who seem determined to demonstrate that they don’t know what they’re talking about.In the lead up to...
  • This lineup is ... ah ... [Garner is a Tool of the Jewish Lobby (Molly Ivins Alert)]

    04/27/2003 11:10:36 AM PDT · by Inyokern · 27 replies · 971+ views
    Ft. Worth Star-Telegram ^ | April, 10, 2003 | Molly Ivins
    This lineup is ... ah ... By Molly Ivins Creators Syndicate Oh, good. It looks as though we're going to have as big a fight over postwar plans for Iraq as we did over the war itself. Just what we need -- more of everybody being at everybody else's throat.Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, who seems prepared to run the world, favors one Ahmed Chalabi of the Iraqi National Congress, an exile-emigre group, as postwar leader (read figurehead-puppet). Chalabi is bitterly opposed by both the State Department and the CIA.According to Knight-Ridder's Jonathan Landay, American military planes flew Chalabi and 700...
  • Hitchens: Lay Off Chalabi

    04/25/2003 9:16:47 AM PDT · by Pokey78 · 16 replies · 290+ views
    Slate ^ | 04/24/03 | Christopher Hitchens
    Iraq could do much worse. If I was ever to volunteer for the role of American colonial puppet, I would hope to play my role with the same panache that Ahmad Chalabi has brought to the part. Denounced only last month by yet another anonymous "report" from the CIA and sneered at on a daily basis by the New York Times, he has either failed to be sufficiently biddable by the puppet-masters or (how simple it all seems when you think of it) has cleverly arranged to be the object of his own disinformation campaign. If it's the latter, then...
  • Burger-Cola Treat at Saddam Palace

    04/25/2003 8:24:55 AM PDT · by Mister Magoo · 23 replies · 357+ views
    Gulf News ^ | April 25, 2003 | Gulf News
    Burger-cola treat at Saddam palace Baghdad |Reuters | 25-04-2003 Print friendly format | Email to Friend Hamburgers, hot dogs and Coca Cola came to the backyard of Saddam Hussain's palace yesterday as the new man in charge staked out his territory with an American-style barbecue. Retired U.S. general Jay Garner enjoyed a relaxing lunch in the once-gracious palace grounds as giant sculptures of Saddam's head looked on. Garner and his entourage, winding up a damage-assessment tour of Baghdad and the Kurdish-controlled north, munched on food cooked on two oversize grills set up among the rose gardens and orange orchards where...
  • Turkey Summons U.S. Ambassador on Remark

    04/25/2003 6:47:44 AM PDT · by nypokerface · 41 replies · 297+ views
    AP ^ | 04/25/03
    ISTANBUL, Turkey - Turkey's foreign ministry summoned the U.S. ambassador Friday to explain a reported reference by the U.S. official in charge of rebuilding Iraq to a northern Iraqi city as Kurdish. Turkish media reported that retired Lt. Gen. Jay Garner had characterized Kirkuk as a "Kurdish city" during talks in northern Iraq earlier this week. Ambassador Robert Pearson told reporters he discussed the issue with officials at the foreign ministry Friday. Pearson said he did not know if Garner had made such a statement, but reiterated U.S. assurances that the city, that sits in one of the world's richest...
  • Former Shell chief 'to run Iraqi oil industry'

    04/25/2003 7:04:43 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 55 replies · 451+ views
    Times Online ^ | 4/25/03
    The United States will next week appoint a former head of Shell Oil to run Iraq's oil industry, it was reported today. "The US Government is setting up Iraq's oil industry to run much like an American corporation, with a chief executive and management team vetted by US officials who would answer to a multinational board of advisers," the Wall Street Journal Europe reported.The advisory board would be chaired by Philip J Carroll, a former chief executive of Shell Oil, the US unit of the Dutch-British oil giant Royal Dutch/Shell, the newspaper reported.Mr Carroll would work closely with an Iraqi...
  • U.S. Administrator in Iraq Pledges a 'Mosaic' Government

    04/22/2003 5:31:05 PM PDT · by RJCogburn · 8 replies · 255+ views
    NYTimes | 4/22/03 | BRIAN K. KNOWLTON
    The top American civilian administrator for Iraq met today in northern Iraq with the two main Kurdish leaders and called for a new Iraqi government to be a "mosaic," fairly representing all Iraqis. The official, Jay Garner, a retired Army lieutenant general, received a notably warmer greeting in the north than he had the day before in Baghdad, with cheers, hugs and a shower of flower petals reflecting his efforts in the early 1990's to help create the thriving Kurdish autonomous area of northeastern Iraq. "The new government of Iraq will have one leader, one army, one government," General Garner...
  • Chest Banging, Here and There (Dowd alert)

    04/22/2003 8:32:20 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 16 replies · 546+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 04/23/03 | Maureen Dowd
    WASHINGTON — There's nothing scarier than conservatives in transports of social and political engineering. The Republicans strain to appear diffident in Iraq, not wanting to be cast as overbearing imperialists. (Lt. Gen. Jay Garner, the new American viceroy, affects a Dockers look while meeting Arabs in jackets and ties.)The Bushies pretend that we don't want an all-access pass to Iraqi bases (we do); that we are not interested in influencing the disposition of Iraqi oil (we are); that we will stay out of Iraqi politics, even if they go fundamentalist (we won't); and that we will leave Iraq soon (we...
  • Rebuilders pay a visit to stricken Baghdad

    04/22/2003 11:12:34 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 10 replies · 218+ views
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | 4/22/03 | CHARLES J. HANLEY
    Rebuilders pay a visit to stricken Baghdad Garner calls top priorities restoring water, electricity Tuesday, April 22, 2003 BY CHARLES J. HANLEY Associated Press BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Glimmers of a new Iraq were evident yesterday, as the American charged with rebuilding a ravaged country came to Baghdad, and Muslim multitudes converged on holy cities for a ritual long suppressed by Saddam Hussein's regime. But the work of rooting out the old Iraq went on. Military officials announced the arrest of a key figure in the bloody suppression of the Shi'a Muslim uprising of 1991 -- Muhammad Hamza al-Zubaydi, the "Shiite...
  • The man with the hardest job

    04/21/2003 6:40:21 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 6 replies · 189+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | April 22, 2003 | MARGARET NEIGHBOUR
    AS JAY Garner’s plane touched down in Baghdad, black clouds of smoke hung above the city. Electricity had been restored in some areas but the traffic lights were symbolically fixed on red. If the retired US general given the job of rebuilding Iraq had any doubts as to the size or complexity of his mission, yesterday’s first visit to the capital will have dispelled them. His brief tour took him to a hospital, stripped bare by looters, and a disabled power plant that engineers were trying to put back on line. But Lt Gen Garner, 65, was in an upbeat...
  • Pentagon adviser berates Moscow and Paris

    04/21/2003 3:28:11 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 22 replies · 161+ views
    The Times ^ | April 22, 2003 | Robin Shepherd
    AMERICA’S diplomatic rift with Russia widened yesterday as Moscow insisted that sanctions against Iraq stay in force until United Nations weapons inspectors have declared the country free of weapons of mass destruction. At the same time Richard Perle, a leading adviser to the Pentagon, told a Russian newspaper that the country’s multibillion-dollar oil deals with Saddam would probably be annulled. Russia has an estimated $52 billion (£33.3 billion) tied up in deals with Iraq under the sanctions regime and is owed at least $8 billion. Moscow has rejected suggestions from the Bush Administration that it should write off the money...
  • Iran calls Jay Garner "Israel's agent in Iraq"

    04/21/2003 8:03:29 AM PDT · by Mister Magoo · 8 replies · 155+ views
    The Hindu ^ | April 21, 2003 | The Hindu
    Iran calls Garner "Israel's agent in Iraq" Teheran, April 21: Iran has called former United States General Jay Garner, who arrived in Baghdad today to lead an Iraqi interim government, Israel's agent in Iraq. The news network Khabar quoted on Monday Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, as saying that the Iraqi administration should be composed of representatives elected by the Iraqi people and not by a retired American military man who is an agent or at least very close to the "Zionist regime" (Israel). The network said one of the main aims of the Garner team is to strengthen the...
  • Retired U.S. general arrives in Baghdad to oversee the reconstruction of Iraq

    04/20/2003 10:49:58 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 15 replies · 209+ views
    Associated Press | April 21, 2003
    BAGHDAD, Iraq, Apr 21, 2003 (AP WorldStream via COMTEX) -- Retired U.S. General Jay Garner, who is overseeing Iraq's reconstruction after the toppling of Saddam Hussein's regime, arrived in the Iraqi capital Monday. "What better day in your life can you have than to be able to help somebody else, to help other people, and that is what we intend to do," Garner said after arriving at Baghdad airport from Kuwait. Garner said his priority was to restore basic services such as water and electricity "as soon as we can," and acknowledged that the job would take intense work....
  • Troops were told to guard treasures

    04/20/2003 6:20:12 AM PDT · by wideminded · 44 replies · 431+ views
    KUWAIT CITY — In a memo sent two weeks before the fall of Baghdad, the Pentagon office charged with rebuilding Iraq urged top commanders of U.S. ground forces to protect the Iraqi National Museum and other cultural sites from looters. "Coalition forces must secure these facilities in order to prevent looting and the resulting irreparable loss of cultural treasures," says the March 26 memo, a copy of which was obtained by The Washington Times. The Pentagon's Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance (ORHA), led by retired Lt. Gen. Jay Garner, sent the five-page memo to senior commanders at the Coalition...
  • Looted art may go to wealthy collectors, Museum officials blame professionals

    04/20/2003 4:23:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies · 684+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | 4-20-03 | Marc Santora, New York Times
    <p>Baghdad -- More evidence has surfaced that the looting of the National Museum was carried out in part by professional art thieves who used chaos as cover to make off with artifacts sought by private collectors, museum officials said.</p> <p>The officials said financiers from countries like Saudi Arabia, Iran and Jordan have been paying people since the end of the 1991 Gulf War to smuggle specific items from the sites of archaeological digs around the country.</p>
  • 13 Points Agreed for New Iraqi Government

    04/15/2003 12:57:23 PM PDT · by Retrofire · 53 replies · 1,244+ views
    Sky News ^ | 04/15/2003 | Sky News
    REBUILDING PLAN AGREED Free Iraqis have drawn up a 13-point plan to rebuild their country following the collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime. The plan was agreed at US-hosted talks at Ur, the birthplace of the biblical prophet Abraham. The delegates also voted to meet again in 10 days' time. In a statement they said a future Iraqi government must be democratic, no leader must be imposed from outside, and the Baath party must be dissolved. As the meeting began, hundreds marched through the streets of nearby Nasiriyah protesting about US involvement in their country's future. They were concerned that the...
  • U.S. to Convene Iraq Meeting in Nassiriya Tuesday

    04/11/2003 2:21:39 PM PDT · by knak · 5 replies · 221+ views
    reuters ^ | 4/11/03
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Friday it would convene a meeting of Iraqis in the southern city of Nassiriya on Tuesday to discuss the future of Iraq (news - web sites) and an eventual interim authority to govern the country. The meeting, which a U.S. official said was to be chaired by U.S. presidential envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, was expected to be the first in a series Washington aims to organize leading to a Baghdad conference to choose an Iraqi governing authority. It was expected to include Iraqis from inside and outside the country, including opposition figures and...
  • From anti-war to anti-occupation

    04/11/2003 12:06:48 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 20 replies · 152+ views
    News24 ^ | April 11, 2003 | News24
    Washington - Far from celebrating the presumed quick end to the war in Iraq, US peace activists say they are outraged at the prospect of a lengthy military occupation there and are gearing up for more protests. Massive rallies had been planned across the United States and in major cities around the world this weekend to call for an end to the US-led war. Now organisers say the rallying cry of those protests will be an end to the impending occupation of Iraq by coalition forces. "It's more urgent and more important than ever that there be a mobilisation," said...
  • Iraqi opposition sources reveal names of expected interim government ministers(

    04/10/2003 2:25:15 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 9 replies · 215+ views ^ | April 10, 2003 | Eayd Khalifa
    Informed sources from the Iraqi opposition told Albawaba that 30 portfolios in the planned interim government have already been endorsed. The government, to be led by the retired US general, Jay Garner, will include technocrats and will assume responsibility after the upcoming conference, scheduled next week in the Iraqi city of al Nasiriyah, is held. Additionally, the sources told Albawaba the names of some of the new ministers. According to the opposition, Brigadier General Tawfiq al Yaseri, who led the 1991 uprising against the toppled Iraqi president, Saddam Hussein, secretary general of the Iraqi National Coalition and spokesman for the...
  • Under New Management: Garner Plan Will Divide The Country (Iraq) Into Three Zones

    04/09/2003 5:32:36 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 253+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 4-10-2003 | Raymond Whitaker
    Under new management: Garner plan will divide the country into three zones By Raymond Whitaker 10 April 2003 Iraq is to be divided into three zones by the interim civil administration headed by the retired American general Jay Garner, whose staff have just established a foothold in the far south of Iraq. Speaking a day after a team from Mr Garner's Office for Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance (ORHA) arrived in the port of Umm Qasr, a spokesman said the first priority was to bring in aid. "In many ways we are learning as we go," said Major Jeff Jurgensen, one...
  • Iraq's New Government Is Ready and Waiting

    04/08/2003 9:19:50 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 344+ views
    Fortune Magazine ^ | April 8, 2003 | Jeffrey H. Birnbaum
    President Bush is battling with other world leaders over how much control of post-war Iraq the U.S. will relinquish to an international coalition. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair debated that, among other issues, during their summit Monday in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Blair, unlike Bush, would like to have a strong presence of United Nations peacekeepers in Iraq after the conflict is over. But one big question is already settled. The post-war governor of Iraq will be an American named Jay Garner. He's the most important corporate executive you never heard of before the war. And while the...
  • Sources: 3 U.S. administrators will run postwar Iraq

    03/08/2003 2:33:02 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 3 replies · 200+ views
    CNN ^ | March 7, 2003 | Barbara Starr
    <p>WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The U.S. government will divide Iraq into three sectors for civil administration when security is established after a war, sources tell CNN.</p> <p>The plan calls for a northern and southern sector to be administered by two retired U.S. Army generals, sources said.</p>