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Battle Lines
Tom Brown
Tom Brown
Battle Lines is an ongoing Web log (blog) dedicated to providing a broad perspective on the latest news and developments from the war in Iraq. Response and suggestions are welcomed.

Tom Brown has been an editor, reporter and software analyst for The Seattle Times for 20 years.

April 16, 2003

Europeans want more U.N. participation

The Guardian reports that "amid widespread anti-war protests on the streets of Athens, EU leaders meeting to sign a landmark enlargement agreement today were reported to be drawing up a surprise joint statement on Iraq." The agreement is said to include a strong statement that the United Nations have an important role in rebuilding Iraq.


Iraqis in Tikrit feel let down and abandoned because the Iraqi army had not defended the city. Still, they hold out hope Saddam is still alive and would return to rule Iraq.

Meanwhile, in Baghdad a purported appearance by Saddam Hussein a week ago is already the stuff of legend.

A Basra man tells how a misplaced bomb destroyed his family.

Los Angeles Times reporter Paul Watson was in the middle of riot in Mosul when he was attacked and stabbed by a mob.

And the New Yorker's Jon Lee Anderson tells what it was like the day Baghdad collapsed.

Posted by Katherine Long at April 16, 2003 11:22 AM

Tom Brown Katherine Long, research editor at the Seattle Times and 18-year editor and reporter, substituted for Tom Brown the week of April 14.

April 2003
March 2003

Signing off
The Saddam Files
Demonstrations in Karbala
Building a government from scratch
Smoking gun?
The irony of freedom
Where are the weapons?
Cultural advisors quit over antiquities issue
Baghdad reality check


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