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  President of Iraq - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The President of Iraq is Iraq's head of state.
Iraq became a republic after the overthrow of the monarchy in 1958.
In April 2006, after the ratification of the new Iraqi Constitution in 2005, transitional President Jalal Talabani was elected as President of the Republic of Iraq under the new Constitution, and thus became the first President of the permanent Government established by the new constitutional order.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/President_of_Iraq   (374 words)

 President Bush Outlines Iraqi Threat
Iraq's weapons of mass destruction are controlled by a murderous tyrant who has already used chemical weapons to kill thousands of people.
The inspectors discovered that Iraq had an advanced nuclear weapons development program, had a design for a workable nuclear weapon, and was pursuing several different methods of enriching uranium for a bomb.
Iraq has attempted to purchase high-strength aluminum tubes and other equipment needed for gas centrifuges, which are used to enrich uranium for nuclear weapons.
www.whitehouse.gov /news/releases/2002/10/20021007-8.html   (3301 words)

 President Signs Iraq Resolution
And Iraq's combination of weapons of mass destruction and ties to terrorist groups and ballistic missiles would threaten the peace and security of many nations.
Yet, if Iraq is to avoid military action by the international community, it has the obligation to prove compliance with all the world's demands.
Iraq must also release or account for all Gulf War personnel, including an American pilot whose fate is still unknown.
www.whitehouse.gov /news/releases/2002/10/20021016-1.html   (1355 words)

 Kurd leader named Iraq president
Iraq's parliament has chosen Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani as the country's new president after the first elections since the fall of Saddam Hussein.
"We are happy that the first elected president of Iraq is coming from a community that has been persecuted for years," Shia MP Hussein Shahrastani told AFP news agency.
Iraq's politicians are also trying to allocate jobs to Sunni Muslims, who largely boycotted the elections, in an effort to try to draw support away from the continuing insurgency, she says.
www.infowars.com /articles/iraq/kurd_leader_named_iraq_president.htm   (410 words)

 All Headline News - President Addresses Iraq Withdrawal - November 7, 2006
Iraq's main ethnic and religious groups made the courageous choice to join the political process.
The establishment of a democratic constitution in Iraq, just like the establishment of a constitution in Afghanistan last year, will be a landmark event in the history of the broader Middle East.
The terrorists are trying to stop the rise of democracy in Iraq because they know a free Iraq will deal a decisive blow to their strategy to dominate the Middle East.
www.allheadlinenews.com /articles/2250402602   (845 words)

 USATODAY.com - Al-Yawer named Iraq's new president   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Iraq still needs the presence of U.S.-led forces "to help in defeating the enemies of Iraq," Allawi said at a welcoming ceremony for the new government.
Brahimi said the two vice presidencies went to Ibrahim al-Jaafari, of the Shiite Muslim Dawa party, and Rowsch Shaways, speaker of parliament in the Kurdish autonomous region in Irbil.
With more than 800 U.S. military dead since the Iraq war began in March 2003, Washington is eager to see a government that can tackle the security crisis, including a year-old Sunni revolt in Baghdad and areas north and west of the capital and a Shiite uprising to the south.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/iraq/2004-06-01-new-president_x.htm   (1163 words)

 President Discusses Iraq, Syria
One of the great things about this country is a lot of people pray, and I know a lot of people are praying for the families of those who grieve and the families of those who wonder whether or not their loved ones will ever return.
President, some of our colleagues in Iraq are saying while the Iraqis are grateful that the coalition forces freed them from Saddam Hussein, they're frustrated and even scared about the chaos, the looting going on.
THE PRESIDENT: I think that people have got to know that we are serious about stopping the spread of weapons of mass destruction and that each situation requires a different response.
www.whitehouse.gov /news/releases/2003/04/20030413-1.html   (993 words)

 President Bush & Iraq
In a prototypically liberal analysis, E.J. Dionne argues that President Bush doesn't have the kind of "silent majority" that was invoked by President Nixon as a rebuttal to Vietnam protesters.
There are legitimate criticisms of the president's execution of the war in Iraq, from insufficient boots on the ground to the complete lack of understanding of the post-invasion landscape.
But the goal in Iraq, which is an integral part of our effort to at once degrade the Islamic extremists and to allow the chances for democratic rule in the Middle East to take root, are equally vital in our global effort to combat the extremists who are intent upon the destruction of the West.
www.etalkinghead.com /archives/president-bush-iraq-2006-09-26.html   (578 words)

 Iraq (09/06)
The President is the Head of State, protecting the Constitution and representing the sovereignty and unity of the state, while the Prime Minister is the direct executive authority and commander in chief.
The President and Vice Presidents are elected by the Council of Representatives (CoR).
Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in August 1990, subsequent international sanctions, damage from military action by an international coalition beginning in January 1991, and neglect of infrastructure drastically reduced economic activity.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/6804.htm   (4579 words)

 Bush vows to stay course in Iraq - Politics - MSNBC.com
Gerald Herbert / AP President Bush walks away after finishing a news conference in the East Room of the White House on Tuesday.
The president equated the roadside killings of coalition troops and the deaths of civilians in Iraq with terrorist actions in Spain, Israel, Bali, Pakistan and the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States.
The president also said a highly publicized intelligence briefing he received on Aug. 6, 2001, contained “nothing new” in terms of disclosing that Osama bin Laden hoped to attack the United States.
msnbc.msn.com /id/4723799   (1136 words)

 Saddam: 'I Am President Of Iraq', Ousted Leader Formally Charged With Murder, Torture, Shiite Crackdown - CBS News
He was alone in the defendants' pen as the charges were read, stood holding a copy of the Quran and insisted he was still Iraq's president, saying he did not recognize the court.
The judge told him he was a "former president" and instructed the court to enter a plea of not guilty, Pizzey reports.
Saddam Hussein was back in court, arguing that he's still the president of Iraq.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2006/05/15/iraq/main1620698.shtml   (933 words)

 'War President' Defends Iraq War - CBS News
Kay, the former head of the Iraq Survey Group, last month told Congress that prewar assessments of Iraq were "almost all wrong," and that he believed Iraq had no significant stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction.
The president dismissed news reports saying there is no evidence he reported for duty in Alabama during the summer and fall of 1972.
President Bush admits that intelligence on Iraq's weapons and the threat of Saddam Hussein may have been flawed, but backs his decision to go to war.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2004/02/07/politics/main598662.shtml   (1164 words)

 Saddam Still Legitimate President Of Iraq - Attorney
Al-Khasawneh, the Jordanian lawyer who heads the Amman-based Committee for the Defense of the captured Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, made his comments three days after Saddam appeared on camera being questioned by a judge about the killing of villagers in 1982.
Iraq's government, facing a stiff resistance, has said it wants to try Saddam within months.
Since there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq -- Washington's main justification to invade the oil-rich Arab state -- Al-Khasawneh said Saddam was still the President of Iraq, meaning immune from prosecution.
www.rense.com /general66/huss.htm   (434 words)

 whom you elect as president of Iraq
To be honest whoever the president is his job is just ceremonial, there is a prime minister and there is a parliment but whoever sits in parliment will also back his/her own faction so that you have a situation where the kurds and shiites have formed a coalition and ultimately control the parliment.
Iraq is in fact 3 different countries with different allegiences, they may say and feel iraqi but first and foremost they are sunni or shiite or kurd if that were not the case then we would not be having this debate, we would all be happier as iraqi's than kurd or shiite or sunni.
The only way iraq will work is if it is run as three countries, total autonomy so that decisions can be made solely for the people they represent and not have laws which may offend half the population.
www.iraq4u.com /forum/fb.asp?m=6537   (3727 words)

 Opinion: President Bush's Iraq policy based on duty
The letter writer unravels her case for pursuit of "a path of peace, not war" when she hurls ridiculous accusations at President Bush.
Reasonable people do not believe that the United States will attack Iraq in an attempt to "control the world oil market," nor would the results of the recent election indicate that the Bush administration represents the "special interests of oil" but rather the majority of Americans.
Iraq needs to be put on a back burner, and we need to concentrate on Osama bin Laden and Afghanistan.
www.sptimes.com /2002/11/19/Opinion/President_Bush_s_Iraq.shtml   (1678 words)

 President's Visit: Iraq for Iraqis
To some of the public, the Iraq war again seems to be going the way President Bush described it in his dramatic visit to Baghdad.
A militant leader's death, the belated formation of a new government and a bit of cheering for the troops all bear a semblance to progress.
The recent events in Iraq can be measured as progress mainly in light of the chaos created by the early decisions to tolerate civil disorder, disband the Iraqi military and take a slow road toward democratic government.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /opinion/274134_iraqed.html   (517 words)

 From the President: Iraq Alert!
Archaeologists and the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) are actively involved in one of the most important issues of the day--the protection of the archaeological and cultural heritage of Iraq (ancient Mesopotamia) during and after a possible war.
Iraq's cultural heritage is of value to all of us, and the Open Declaration is a call for the world's governments to protect and preserve it.
Jane C. Waldbaum is the president of the Archaeological Institute of America.
www.archaeology.org /0305/etc/president.html   (566 words)

 BBC NEWS | Europe | Polish president makes Iraq visit
Poland is in command of a multinational peacekeeping force in the centre of the country, south of Baghdad.
The president acknowledged the unpopularity of the Polish mission among many citizens, who were also largely opposed to the war.
Poland has deployed 2,350 of its own troops in Iraq, but is in command of a total of 9,000.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/europe/3340885.stm   (322 words)

 Kurdish leader named president of Iraq | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle
BAGHDAD, Iraq The Iraqi parliament picked Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani as the country's new interim president today, reaching out to the nation's long-repressed Kurdish minority and bringing the country closer to its first democratically elected government in 50 years.
Aside from electing the prime minister, the president's post is largely ceremonial.
Talabani and his two vice presidents — known as the presidential council — are supposed to "represent the sovereignty of Iraq and oversee the higher affairs of the country," according to the country's interim constitution.
www.chron.com /disp/story.mpl/special/iraq/3121191.html   (822 words)

 U.S. Department of State: Iraq Country Information
President Bush (Oct. 28): "As leaders of two great countries, we are committed to the security and prosperity of a democratic Iraq and the global fight against terrorism which affects all our citizens."
President Bush: "[It's] important for the government of Iraq to continue to make very difficult decisions so that the people of Iraq see progress, to see different political parties capable of working together for the good of the country and for the good of the people.
This on-line library is a digital portal that provides Iraqi universities and research institutes with access to an outstanding collection of millions of full-text articles from over 17,000 premier scientific and engineering journals and their archives, in addition to technical content and educational resources.
www.state.gov /p/nea/ci/c3212.htm   (512 words)

 OpinionJournal - Featured Article
And as the first democratically elected president of Iraq, I have a responsibility to ensure that the world's youngest democracy survives the inherently difficult transition from totalitarianism to pluralism.
The rapidity of the democratization and reform of Iraq is staggering.
American forces are in Iraq at the invitation of the democratically elected government of Iraq, and with the backing of a United Nations Security Council resolution.
www.opinionjournal.com /editorial/feature.html?id=110007289   (1069 words)

 CNN.com - Saddam sees new president's election - Apr 6, 2005
The vote was largely a formality and the role largely ceremonial, but the selection of a Kurdish president was a poignant, symbolic moment for a country where Kurds were persecuted under Saddam's Sunni Arab regime.
Along with Talabani, two deputy presidents were chosen by the assembly: Shiite Arab Adel Abdul Mahdi, a member of the United Iraqi Alliance who served as interim finance minister, and Sunni Arab Sheikh Ghazi al-Yawar, who served as the previous interim president.
The first duty of the three, who comprise what is called the presidency council, is to name a prime minister and a Cabinet, a choice that would have to be approved by the transitional assembly.
www.cnn.com /2005/WORLD/meast/04/06/iraq.main   (1045 words)

 US president tackles Iraq critics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
He admitted that while much of the intelligence that suggested Iraq had weapons of mass destruction was wrong, the war had still been justified.
It is the last of four keynote speeches on Iraq from a president under increasing pressure on the issue.
The administration, the letter says, should "tell the leaders of all groups and political parties in Iraq that they need to make the compromises necessary to achieve the broad-based and sustainable political settlement that is essential for defeating the insurgency in Iraq within the schedule they set for themselves".
www.kurdmedia.com /news.asp?id=10880   (303 words)

 Romanian President Says Iraq War 'Moral'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- President Ion Iliescu said Tuesday the war against Iraq was "moral and legitimate" after meeting U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, who is in the country to attend a meeting of NATO defense ministers.
U.S. Army paratroopers based in Italy used Constanta as a staging base for their airlift into northern Iraq in the opening days of the war.
Rumsfeld will attend a meeting of NATO defense ministers on Wednesday and Thursday where the role of the alliance in Iraq and Afghanistan will be discussed.
www.aina.org /news/20041012104205.htm   (261 words)

This morning marked another turning point in the history of Iraq when the elected Iraqi National Assembly publicly elected and approved the new president of Iraq and his new deputies.
This new formation of presidency in Iraq will certainly strengthen the unity of this nation and it prove again that Iraq is a home for all Iraqis; not only the Arabs, not only the She'at or any other single race or sect.
This is the new Iraq and this is how it's going to be from now on, whether the terror-tyranny alliance likes it or not.
iraqthemodel.blogspot.com /2005/04/iraq-chooses-president.html   (282 words)

 Stuck On Stupid: President Bush In Iraq!!!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
President Bush made a surprise visit to Iraq on Tuesday to meet newly named Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and discuss the next steps in the troubled, three-year-old war.
The president was expected to be in Baghdad a little more than five hours.
Bush was greeted by another day of violence in Iraq _ dozens of people were killed or wounded Tuesday in explosions in the northern oil city of Kirkuk, and eight bodies were found in western Baghdad.
stuckon-stupid.com /blog/2006/06/president_bush_is_in_iraq.html   (702 words)

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