Friday's must-reads

Published September 17, 2004 1:35PM (EDT)

Reuters: No surprises here -- Top U.S. weapons inspector in Iraq to conclude Saddam did not have WMDs, but wanted them.

Financial Times: National Intelligence Estimate, along with warning Bush Iraq could be heading to civil war, was critical of the failure to anticipate insurgency. Administration insists everything will be fine.

AFP: General who heads Army reserve warns that Iraq war has placed volunteer Army under "unprecedented stress."

KUSA: Soldiers in Colorado say they were told to reenlist for three more years or be transferred to other units expected to deploy to Iraq.

CNN: Mother of soldier killed in Iraq handcuffed and arrested by police at Laura Bush speech in New Jersey.

Washington Post: Center of power shifts in Kerry campaign, Shrummy on the outs.

AP via USA Today: Federal judge orders Pentagon to find, release rest of Bush's Guard records.

By Geraldine Sealey

Geraldine Sealey is senior news editor at

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