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  • Bush admin. won't shift Iraq strategy Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 35 minutes ago
    Under election-year pressure to change course in Iraq, the Bush administration said Monday there are no plans for dramatic shifts in policy or for ultimatums to Baghdad to force progress.

  • Trying to Contain the Iraq Disaster Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 1 hour, 54 minutes ago
    Today we want to describe a strategy for containing the disaster in Iraq as much as humanly possible. It is hardly a recipe for triumph.

  • Bush, Facing Dissent on Iraq, Jettisons ?Stay the Course? Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 2 hours, 36 minutes ago
    The White House is emphasizing flexibility in the face of some of the bloodiest violence in Iraq since the 2003 invasion.

  • Iraq to control half of provinces by year end: deputy PM Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Oct 23 5:34 PM
    Nearly half of Iraq's 18 provinces will be under Iraqi control by the end of the year, Deputy Prime Minister Barham Saleh said, despite growing concerns about increased violence.

  • Wounded Iraq veteran running for Congress on anti-war platform Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Oct 23 5:40 PM
    A US Army helicopter pilot who lost both her legs in Iraq is leading a platoon of Democratic veterans who are taking their opposition to the war to the campaign trail for November 7 elections.

  • U.S. has milestones, not ultimatums, for Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Oct 23 4:13 PM
    The United States said on Monday it was using milestones to gauge the Iraqi government's progress in tackling security while an Iraqi minister urged the United States and Britain not to cut and run from Iraq despite rampant bloodshed.

  • St. Johns Native Killed In Action In Iraq Open this result in new window
    WJXT News4Jax.com via Yahoo! News - Oct 23 5:09 PM
    A member of the U.S. Marines who grew up in northeast Florida was recently killed in action in Iraq.

  • As angst over Iraq grows, so do reassurances from White House Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Oct 23 2:51 PM
    The Bush administration, under intense pressure to deal with mounting violence in Iraq, insisted that it was working "collaboratively" with Iraqi leaders to find better ways forward and had issued no ultimatums to them.

  • U.S. says has set no deadlines for Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Oct 23 3:00 PM
    The United States said on Monday it was using milestones to gauge the Iraqi government's progress in tackling security while an Iraqi minister said the United States and Britain must not cut and run from Iraq despite rampant bloodshed.

  • Bush buries 'stay the course' slogan for Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Oct 23 3:19 PM
    US President George W. Bush has retired his "stay the course" slogan for Iraq, worried about its use as a weapon against his Republican Party in November elections, the White House said.

  • CONVENTIONAL WISDOM ON IRAQ NOW TURNED UPSIDE DOWN Open this result in new window
    Georgie Anne Geyer via Yahoo! News - Oct 23 2:41 PM
    WASHINGTON -- Suddenly, over the last week, all the given "truths" or suppositions about Iraq have changed. You could hear it in the repeated -- sometimes crystal clear, sometimes painfully ambiguous -- utterances from our "leaders," but it always ended up with the same three words: Iraq has failed.

  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq hit 2,797 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Oct 23 3:47 PM
    As of Monday, Oct. 23, 2006, at least 2,797 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes seven military civilians. At least 2,236 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

  • Central Fla. Soldier Killed In Iraq Open this result in new window
    WKMG Local6.com via Yahoo! News - Oct 23 3:00 PM
    A 27-year-old soldier from Deltona, Fla., is among the latest casualties in Iraq, according to Local 6 News.

  • Poll: Most Americans think no one is winning in Iraq Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Oct 23 2:21 PM
    One in five Americans believes the United States is winning the war in Iraq, according to a poll. The number has dropped by half since December.

  • Endgame in Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Nation via Yahoo! News - Oct 23 12:50 PM
    The Nation -- The facts are so stark, even American military commanders are now speaking openly about an approaching climax for our bloody misadventure in Iraq. "To Stand or Fall in Baghdad," the New York Times headline declared this morning. A show-down is here, the generals acknowledge. There are no more back-up strategies.

  • Official: Iraq Must 'Step Up' Open this result in new window
    CBS News - 4 minutes ago
    The fledgling Iraqi government must "step up and take more responsibility" for the country's security, senior White House counselor Dan Bartlett said. Bartlett denied the U.S. wants a "stay the course" commitment in Iraq.

  • Bush adviser: Iraq policy more than 'stay the course' Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Oct 23 9:36 AM
    As the U.S. death toll in Iraq reached 86, the highest monthly total this year, a senior White House adviser Monday rejected suggestions that U.S. troops were exacerbating problems in Iraq and that a timetable should be set to withdraw forces from the war-torn nation.

  • Analysis: Iraq electoral system limiting Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Oct 23 9:46 AM
    The search for an end to Iraq's violence is being complicated by an electoral system that empowers religious and sectarian leaders who see little gain in offering concessions to rivals or cracking down on factions that put them in power.

  • Soldier Missing, 2 Military Personnel Killed in Iraq, Army Says Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - 37 minutes ago
    Oct. 24 (Bloomberg) -- One soldier is missing in Baghdad and a Marine and another soldier were killed in separate incidents in Iraq, the U.S. Army said in e-mailed statements.

  • Strategy for Iraq: First, save Baghdad Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Oct 23 8:48 AM
    After three years of trying to thwart a potent insurgency and tamp down the deadly violence in Iraq, the U.S. military is playing its last hand: the Baghdad security plan.

  • Election a referendum on Bush anti-terror, Iraq policies Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Oct 23 7:59 AM
    The upcoming US legislative elections are shaping up largely as a referendum on President George W. Bush's war on terror and his increasingly unpopular decision to invade Iraq.

  • West can't abandon Iraq, says deputy PM Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Oct 23 7:14 AM
    Iraq is vital to the world's future and the West cannot cut and run despite growing anxiety over the relentless bloodshed there, Deputy Prime Minister Barham Salih said on Monday.

  • More than half-billion in Iraq aid stolen Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Oct 23 7:33 AM
    More than half a billion dollars earmarked to fight the insurgency in Iraq has been stolen by people running the country's Ministry of Defense before the 2005 elections, a television network has reported.

  • More than half-billion in Iraq aid stolen: report Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Oct 23 6:58 AM
    More than half a billion dollars earmarked to fight the insurgency in Iraq has been stolen by people running the country's Ministry of Defense before the 2005 elections, CBS News reported.

  • State Dept. Official Apologizes for Iraq Remarks Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Oct 23 6:49 AM
    The State Department official in charge of public diplomacy for the Middle East apologized Sunday for telling the Arabic language Al-Jazeera television station that the U.S. had displayed "arrogance and stupidity" in Iraq.

  • US diplomat says 'seriously misspoke' on US policy in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Oct 23 6:35 AM
    A senior US diplomat retracted comments he made in an interview with Al-Jazeera saying Washington had shown "arrogance" and "stupidity" in its dealing with Iraq.

  • CBS: Corrupt arms deals cost Iraq $800M Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Oct 23 6:23 AM
    Iraq's former finance minister alleged in a U.S. television report that up to $800 million meant to equip the Iraqi army had been stolen from the government by former officials through fraudulent arms deals.

  • The Effects Of Iraq Hitting Home Open this result in new window
    Space War - 2 hours, 16 minutes ago
    UPI Editor Emeritus Washington (UPI) Oct 23, 2006 For the past three years, it has been the Iraqi election timetable and its promise of a Middle Eastern democracy that has been driving American and British policy in Iraq. The image of smiling Iraqis holding up their fingers, purple with the indelible ink that showed they had voted, became one of the few happy symbols of the war.

  • Letter From Australia: Bad news from Iraq starts to take its toll Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Oct 23 8:44 AM
    The seismic political tremors from the war in Iraq, which have already rocked George Bush and Tony Blair, are beginning to reach Down Under.

  • Bush Administration Shifts Its Iraq Terminology Open this result in new window
    NPR - Oct 23 4:06 PM
    The White House has denied having plans to adjust its strategy in Iraq after the November elections -- but there are signs that a shift in approach may be on the way. Aside from new planning at the Pentagon, there have been notable changes in the language President Bush and his staff use to describe the Iraq war.

  • Bush Drops `Stay the Course' for Flexibility on Iraq (Update1) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Oct 23 2:33 PM
    Oct. 23 (Bloomberg) -- The Bush administration has dropped the phrase ``stay the course'' from discussions about Iraq as a recent surge in violence has forced a change in tactics on the ground and renewed calls in the U.S. for a different approach to the conflict.

  • Two Michigan GIs killed in Iraq war Open this result in new window
    Detroit News - 1 hour, 39 minutes ago
    Deaths in what is turning out to be one of the deadliest months for U.S. soldiers in Iraq have hit home for two Michigan families.

  • Bush's Iraq Team Switches Its Rhetoric Open this result in new window
    NPR - Oct 23 4:10 PM
    All Things Considered , October 23, 2006 NPR Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr comments on a change in rhetoric from the Bush administration. Words like "timetable," "benchmark," and "phased withdrawal" have crept into official discourse about the U.S. strategy in Iraq.

  • Don't panic, Iraq tells U.S. and UK Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Oct 23 3:04 AM
    Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Barham Salih warned against defeatism and panic on Monday as his U.S. and British allies came under growing pressure to change their Iraq strategy in the face of relentless bloodshed.

  • U.S. aide apologizes on Iraq Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Oct 23 8:49 AM
    A senior State Department official has apologized for saying that the United States acted with "arrogance" and "stupidity" in its campaign in Iraq.

  • Japan to aid Iraq oil output Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Oct 23 7:52 AM
    Japan, which imports 99 percent of its oil, said that it would lend $3.5 billion to Baghdad to finance three projects in southern Iraq aimed at helping the country bolster exports.

  • Fred Branfman: Is President Bush Betraying Young Americans Dying In Iraq? Do John Kerry's 1971 Words Apply Today? What  Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Oct 23 1:52 PM
    Should war-critics go on the offensive and stress the obvious but largely unmentionable truth of the Iraqi war: that our leaders are callously betraying U.S. soldiers dying in a war that cannot be won? Does John Kerry's 1971 Senate testimony, excerpted below, apply today to leaders of both parties who support continued U.S. war-making in Iraq? What are these young men and women dying for?

  • Sir Menzies calls for Iraq debate Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Oct 23 10:49 AM
    UK troops should not remain in Iraq indefinitely, the Liberal Democrat leader says, as he calls for a Commons debate.

  • Iraq urges coalition not to panic, run (David Stringer / ASSOCIATED PRESS) Open this result in new window
    The Washington Times - 3 minutes ago
    Coalition troops must stay in Iraq and not give way to defeatism or panic in the face of hostile public opinion, Iraq's deputy prime minister said after meeting British leaders yesterday.

  • Deadly month in Iraq for U.S. troops Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Oct 23 2:21 AM
    An international police liaison officer was killed and four soldiers were wounded late Sunday morning after their vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb in eastern Baghdad, a U.S. military statement released on Monday by Multi-National Corps-Iraq said.

  • Iraq mission 'futile', says expert Open this result in new window
    The Age - 1 hour, 4 minutes ago
    John Howard must set a date to withdraw from Iraq or face an ever worsening situation, Australian terror expert says.

  • Sen. Graham Says Iraq Is Near Chaos Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Oct 23 5:07 PM
    Under election-year pressure to change course in Iraq, the Bush administration said Monday there are no plans for dramatic shifts in policy or for ultimatums to Baghdad to force progress. Just two weeks before the Nov. 7 elections that will determine...

  • Diplomat "misspoke" on U.S. arrogance in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Oct 23 1:36 AM
    A senior U.S. diplomat who said the United States has shown "arrogance" and "stupidity" in Iraq said he "seriously misspoke" in an interview aired on Sunday after President Bush said he was flexible on tactics, if not strategy.

  • Cardin hit from right, left on new Iraq stand (S.A. Miller / THE WASHINGTON TIMES) Open this result in new window
    The Washington Times - 5 minutes ago
    Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin has firmed his stance against the Iraq war by demanding an immediate troop withdrawal and now faces criticism from his rivals in Maryland's U.S. Senate race for "pandering" to anti-war voters and jeopardizing the war effort.

  • US Iraq war debate heats up ahead of legislative vote Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Oct 23 12:14 AM
    US lawmakers kept up pressure on President George W. Bush to revise his Iraq policy as US forces experienced one of their deadliest months ever in Iraq and polls showed his Republican Party sagging going into elections in November.

  • Britons want troops out of Iraq soon Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News - 34 minutes ago
    A majority of Britons feel their troops should be withdrawn from Iraq sooner rather than later, two opinion polls showed on Tuesday.

  • Forces search Iraq for missing U.S. soldier Open this result in new window
    The State - 17 minutes ago
    BAGHDAD, Iraq U.S. and Iraqi forces scoured the capital Monday night for an American soldier they believe might have been kidnapped, the U.S. military said.

  • Forces search Iraq for missing U.S. soldier Open this result in new window
    The State - 17 minutes ago
    BAGHDAD, Iraq A U.S. soldier in Baghdad was reported missing late Monday, and residents said American forces sealed the central Karadah district and were conducting door-to-door searches. Other reports claimed he was an Army translator of Iraqi descent and was abducted.

  • Bush Admin. Won't Shift Iraq Strategy Open this result in new window
    CBS 2 New York - 1 hour, 29 minutes ago
    Under election-year pressure to change course in Iraq, the Bush administration said Monday there are no plans for dramatic shifts in policy or for ultimatums to Baghdad to force progress. CBS News Interactive: Battle For Iraq

  • Japan,Iraq Sign Communique On Oil Infrastructure Upgrade Open this result in new window
    Nasdaq - 19 minutes ago
    TOKYO -(Dow Jones)- Japan and Iraq have signed a communique on oil infrastructure improvements, an official at Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry said Tuesday.

  • Diplomat Says He 'Misspoke' On Iraq Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Oct 23 11:26 AM
    A top official at the State Department says, after reviewing the transcript of his interview on Al-Jazeera, that he "misspoke" when labeling U.S. policy in Iraq with "arrogance" and "stupidity," and he's sorry.

  • Dangers remain for British in Iraq Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Oct 23 9:59 AM
    The BBC's John Humphreys travels with the British Army in Iraq and hears about some of the dangers they face.

  • Lawmakers to Bush: Push Iraq on militias Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Oct 23 12:35 AM
    Republicans and Democrats urged the White House on Sunday to increase the pressure on Iraq's prime minister to crush militias blamed for the rising bloodshed.

  • U.S. diplomat: U.S. showed arrogance in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Houston Chronicle - Oct 23 2:44 PM
    A senior U.S. diplomat said the United States had shown "arrogance" and "stupidity" in Iraq but was now ready to talk with any group except Al-Qaida in Iraq to facilitate national reconciliation.

  • Iraq deputy PM rejects Beazley's troop plan Open this result in new window
    News Interactive - 51 minutes ago
    IRAQ'S deputy prime minister has rejected Labor's plan for a speedy withdrawal of Australian troops from southern Iraq.

  • Official: Iraq Must 'Step Up' Open this result in new window
    CBS 2 New York - 2 hours, 59 minutes ago
    The fledgling Iraqi government must "step up and take more responsibility" for the country's security, a high-ranking White House official said Monday. CBS News Interactive: Battle For Iraq

  • Iraq: voters want troops home Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - Oct 23 6:29 PM
    A clear majority of voters want British troops to be pulled out of Iraq by the end of this year, according to a poll.

  • Brother of Pat Tillman calls Iraq war 'illegal' Open this result in new window
    NFL.com - Oct 23 11:16 AM
    PHOENIX (Oct. 23, 2006) -- The brother of NFL player-turned-Army Ranger Pat Tillman, who was killed in Afghanistan, has written a scathing indictment of the war in Iraq, calling it "an illegal invasion."

  • State Department official: I misspoke on Iraq policy Open this result in new window
    Sports Illustrated - Oct 23 12:13 AM
    A senior State Department diplomat apologized Sunday for having told the Arab satellite network Al-Jazeera on Saturday that there is a strong possibility history will show the United States displayed "arrogance" and "stupidity" in its handling of the Iraq war.

  • Iraq Must Enhance Security Effort, Bush Aide Says (Update1) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Oct 23 8:53 AM
    Oct. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Iraq's government must shoulder more of the responsibility for the country's security, a White House adviser said, after U.S. President George W. Bush reviewed military strategy with his top Iraq commanders.

  • The UK military death toll in Iraq Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Oct 23 8:42 AM
    A detailed breakdown of UK military casualties in Iraq since March 2003, with comparisons to other casualty figures.

  • Shiite Militia Re-Emerges in South Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Oct 23 10:52 AM
    Shiite Militiamen Re-Emerge in Troubled Southern City in Iraq

  • Deadly Month in Iraq Bolsters Calls for Withdrawal Open this result in new window
    The Online NewsHour - Oct 23 5:51 PM
    Eighty-six U.S. soldiers died in Iraq in October, making it one of the war's deadliest months. Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies considers a withdrawal of U.S. troops in this first part of a series on Iraq views.

  • Most Britons want Iraq withdrawal: poll Open this result in new window
    Sydney Morning Herald - 2 hours, 57 minutes ago
    A clear majority of Britons want the country's troops to pull out of Iraq by the end of the year, regardless of whether they have finished their mission, according to two new polls.

  • Energy policy, Iraq top Senate race debate between Harris and Nelson Open this result in new window
    Sun-Sentinel - 2 hours, 47 minutes ago
    DAVIE -- Republican Rep. Katherine Harris and Sen. Bill Nelson agreed in a debate Monday night that a timeline shouldn't be placed on removing troops from Iraq, but they disagreed about how to move forward.

  • Bush Administration Shifts Its Iraq Terminology Open this result in new window
    NPR - Oct 23 2:38 PM
    All Things Considered , October 23, 2006 The White House has denied having plans to adjust its strategy in Iraq after the November elections -- but there are signs that a shift in approach may be on the way.

  • Rumsfeld: Path in Iraq isn't going to be 'straight' Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Oct 23 2:53 PM
    Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is expected to take some questions from reporters at 1:30 p.m. ET, the news networks report, and his QA is likely to be dominated by talk of strategy and tactics in Iraq. A front-page Washington Post...

  • Iraq's Allawi Says $1.2 Billion in Army Funds Stolen and Wasted Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Oct 23 8:30 AM
    Oct. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Iraq's former finance minister said as much as $800 million was stolen from a $1.2 billion fund intended to equip the Iraqi army to control a growing insurgency.

  • Iraq: voters want British troops home by end of year Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - 2 hours, 42 minutes ago
    A clear majority of voters want British troops to be pulled out of Iraq by the end of this year, regardless of the consequences for the country, according to a Guardian/ICM poll published today.

  • Sergeant killed in Iraq had Port Charlotte ties Open this result in new window
    Sun Herald - 11 minutes ago
    Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Brozovich, whose mother, Gloria Pollock, lives in Port Charlotte, was killed in Iraq on Friday when the armored security vehicle he was commanding was damaged by a large improvised explosive device, according to the 1st Battalion, 213th Air Defense Artillery, Pennsylvania Army National Guard.

  • Iraq war could be judged a disaster, Beckett admits Open this result in new window
    Times Online - Oct 23 4:16 PM
    IRAQ could break up into different parts eventually, Margaret Beckett, the Foreign Secretary, said yesterday as she acknowledged the limitations to what could be achieved by coalition forces....

  • Re-defining Iraq ambitions Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Oct 23 5:47 AM
    Tony Blair insists he will not change strategy on Iraq, but decisions may be out of his hands as President Bush considers a shift.

  • Bush: Success in Iraq will depend on the Iraqis' ability Open this result in new window
    ArabicNews.com - 1 hour, 9 minutes ago
    Success in Iraq will depend on the Iraqis' ability to defend themselves and their government's ability to make "the difficult decisions necessary to unite the country," President Bush says.

  • Four Marines from N.C. base among Iraq combat casualties Open this result in new window
    Fayetteville Observer - 5 minutes ago
    Four North Carolina-based Marines died Saturday during combat in Anbar province, Iraq, just more than a week after six from the same division died in the same area.

  • Senior US Diplomat Retracts Iraq Comments Open this result in new window
    KFSN-TV Fresno - 1 minute ago
    A senior US diplomat has apologized for saying US policy in Iraq showed "arrogance" and "stupidity." Alberto Fernandez issued a written apology through the State Department, just a day after his remarks were broadcast on Al Jazeera TV.

  • Iraq war is key point of dispute in Senate race Open this result in new window
    Baltimore Sun - Oct 23 2:47 PM
    If Democrats take over one or both houses of Congress, as seems increasingly likely, next month's election might come to be seen as a turning point for the U.S. presence in Iraq.

  • The day so far: Iraq, Korea, oil Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Oct 23 2:53 PM
    A quick look at some of the top news so far today: Iraq: The Shiite militia run by anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr seized control of the southern Iraqi city of Amarah. Korea: The South Korean news agency, Yonhap,...

  • Bartlett: White House Flexible on Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Oct 23 7:52 AM
    White House Counselor Bartlett Asserts Bush Administration Pursues Flexible War Policy in Iraq

  • Bush buries 'stay the course' slogan for Iraq Open this result in new window
    INQ7.net - 2 hours, 38 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON -- US President George W. Bush has retired his "stay the course" slogan for Iraq, worried about its use as a weapon against his Republican Party in November elections, the White House said Monday.

  • At White House Meeting, No Big Changes on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Oct 22 8:16 PM
    President Bush met with his top advisers and military commanders on Iraq yesterday in a White House session that, senior officials said, weighed options for forging a way forward amid the surging violence but did not contemplate any major shifts in strategy.

  • Bush drops 'stay the course' slogan for Iraq Open this result in new window
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation - 2 hours, 34 minutes ago
    The White House says President George W Bush has retired his "stay the course" slogan for Iraq, worried about its use as a weapon against his Republican Party in the November elections.

  • Report: $800M Stolen From Iraq Gov't Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Oct 23 7:52 AM
    Report: $800 Million Stolen From Iraq Government in Corrupt Arms Deals

  • History may see Iraq invasion as a disaster, admits Beckett Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - 2 hours, 33 minutes ago
    The invasion of Iraq could eventually be judged to have been a disaster, Margaret Beckett, foreign secretary, indicated yesterday.

  • State Dept. Official Apologizes for Criticism of Iraq Policy Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Oct 22 8:23 PM
    Alberto Fernandez apologized for saying that the U.S. had acted with ?arrogance? and ?stupidity? in its campaign in Iraq.

  • Iraq Issue Plagues Republicans Ahead of Elections Open this result in new window
    NPR - Oct 23 7:40 AM
    Morning Edition , October 23, 2006 Midterm elections are just two weeks away and all polling is pointing toward Democratic gains in Congress, and in statehouses around the country. The main issue driving voters away from the Republican Party is the war in Iraq.

  • A Rising Toll in Iraq and Prospects for Even Worse Open this result in new window
    US News & World Report - Oct 23 7:07 AM
    America's 43rd month in Iraq is turning out to be one of the deadlier ones yet for its men and women in uniform. Flag-draped coffins are quietly being sent home almost every day. October has been particularly brutal, with U.S. forces squeezed between a stubborn Sunni insurgency, volatile Shiite militias, and surging sectarian strife.

  • Most Britons want troops out of Iraq by yearend--polls Open this result in new window
    INQ7.net - Oct 23 6:37 PM
    LONDON -- A clear majority of Britons want the country's troops to pull out of Iraq by the end of the year, regardless of whether they have finished their mission, according to two polls published on Tuesday.

  • Beckett: Grim truth about Iraq Open this result in new window
    Daily Telegraph - Oct 23 5:25 PM
    The possible break-up of Iraq into three separate states was acknowledged for the first time by Margaret Beckett, the Foreign Secretary, as she scaled back expectations of what could be achieved before British and US forces leave.

  • Bush willing to shift tactics to win in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Baltimore Sun - Oct 23 2:49 PM
    Long-term goals, strategy unchanged, president says With American casualties rising and pressure growing from Republican and Democratic leaders for a change of course in Iraq, President Bush said yesterday that he is willing to adjust U.S. tactics in Baghdad but does not intend to change his strategy or his long-term goals there.

  • Britain Cites Progress in Iraq Troop Training Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Oct 22 8:23 PM
    British officials say their troops have made progress in handing over control of southern Iraq to local forces.

  • Iraq deputy criticises Beazley over troop withdrawal Open this result in new window
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation - 2 hours, 29 minutes ago
    TONY EASTLEY: The Iraqi Government doesn't like Kim Beazley's plans to withdraw Australian troops from Iraq, saying there's no scope to "cut and run." The comments were made in London where the Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister met the British leader, Tony Blair.

  • Britain will 'hold its nerve' in Iraq, Blair insists Open this result in new window
    ArabicNews.com - 1 hour, 9 minutes ago
    UK Prime Minister Tony Blair Monday denied that British forces would 'cut and run' from Iraq following warnings by military leaders about the plight of troops deployed in the country.

  • CBS: Corrupt arms deals cost Iraq $800M Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Oct 22 7:53 PM
    Iraq's former finance minister alleged in a U.S. television report aired Sunday that up to $800 million meant to equip the Iraqi army had been stolen from the government by former officials through fraudulent arms deals.

  • Envoy sorry for Iraq 'stupidity' comment Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Oct 22 7:27 PM
    A senior U.S. diplomat apologized Sunday night for saying U.S. policy in Iraq displayed "arrogance" and "stupidity."

  • Bush Sees Top Aides As White House Denies Sweeping Iraq Overhaul Open this result in new window
    WLBZ Bangor - 1 hour, 41 minutes ago
    President Bush has been meeting with top aides again even though the White House denies a sweeping Iraq policy overhaul's in the works. Press Secretary Tony Snow says reports of a new blueprint on Iraq are "far more dramatic than the facts would justify."

  • Iraq: the people have their say. And it's bad news for Tony Blair Open this result in new window
    Independent - Oct 23 4:10 PM
    Demands for an urgent Commons debate on pulling British troops out of Iraq were stepped up last night at Westminster after an opinion poll found that 62 per cent of voters support a withdrawal before the country has been made stable.

  • U.S. official apologizes for criticism of Iraq policy Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Oct 22 11:48 PM
    A senior U.S. State Department official apologized Sunday night for saying that the United States had acted with "arrogance" and "stupidity" in its campaign in Iraq.

  • Britons want troops out of Iraq this year Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News - Oct 23 3:10 PM
    More than 60 percent of British voters want Britain's troops to be withdrawn from Iraq this year, a newspaper survey published on Tuesday showed.

  • Splitting Iraq into three- solution or fresh nightmare? Open this result in new window
    The Scotsman - Oct 23 5:07 PM
    US MILITARY planners believe that to help quell sectarian violence, Iraq could be divided into three broad ethnic regions: Kurds in the north, Sunnis to the west of Baghdad and Shias in the south.

  • Voters Want Troops Out Of Iraq - Now Open this result in new window
    Sky News via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News - Oct 23 3:22 PM
    The majority of people in Britain want troops to get out of Iraq as quickly as possible, according to two new polls.