Thursday's must-reads

Published September 16, 2004 1:21PM (EDT)

New York Times: "Significantly pessimistic" classified intelligence report prepared in July warned President Bush that Iraq could be heading for civil war.

AP: Senate Republicans and Democrats denounce Bush administration's slow progress in rebuilding Iraq. "Beyond pitiful, beyond embarrassing," says GOP Sen. Chuck Hagel.

Financial Times: Kofi Annan tells BBC interviewer the Iraq war was "illegal."

Orlando Sentinel: Florida Supreme Court puts stop to absentee ballot mailing until justices rule on whether Ralph Nader's name should appear on ballots. Deadline for mailing is Saturday.

Washington Post: Disputed documents were faxed to CBS from a Kinko's in Abilene, Texas. Bill Burkett, a former guardsman who claimed he saw files from Bush's Guard record in a trash can, lives near Abilene.

By Geraldine Sealey

Geraldine Sealey is senior news editor at

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