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  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq hit 2,852 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 23 minutes ago
    As of Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006, at least 2,852 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 2,285 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

  • U.S. Commander in Iraq to Face Democrats Eager for Troop Cuts Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - 2 hours, 30 minutes ago
    Senate Democrats impatient to start withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq will inject a new political dynamic into the debate over the war beginning today as they question the military's top Middle East commander for the first time since their party swept into control of Congress this month.

  • Bush Initiates Iraq Policy Review Separate From Baker Group's Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Nov 14 6:28 PM
    President Bush formally launched a sweeping internal review of Iraq policy yesterday, pulling together studies underway by various government agencies, according to U.S. officials.

  • Turkey warns against Iraq breaking apart Open this result in new window
    USA Today - 2 hours, 49 minutes ago
    Turkey warned Tuesday that allowing Iraq to split apart would force its neighbors to act and would usher in "an unbelievable new era of darkness." Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul was responding to predictions that the current violence could lead to Iraq's dissolution into autonomous Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish regions.

  • Turkey warns against Iraq breaking apart Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Nov 14 6:37 PM
    Turkey warned Tuesday that allowing Iraq to split apart would force its neighbors to act and would usher in "an unbelievable new era of darkness."

  • Senate votes to keep Iraq watchdog in business Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - 2 hours, 44 minutes ago
    The Senate voted Tuesday to keep in business for at least another two years the independent agency monitoring the billions of tax dollars being spent on Iraq reconstruction.

  • Soldier to Plead Guilty in Iraq Rape and Killings Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 1 hour, 35 minutes ago
    One of four Army infantrymen charged with raping a 14-year-old girl in Iraq and then killing her and her family will plead guilty Wednesday, his lawyers said.

  • Senate vote favors Iraq reconstruction watchdog Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Nov 14 6:28 PM
    The U.S. Senate voted on Tuesday to keep alive the federal agency that looks for waste and fraud in taxpayer-financed reconstruction projects in Iraq, hoping to reverse a recently passed law that would close the office next year.

  • Poll: Most doubt Dems have plan for Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Nov 14 5:38 PM
    More Americans rank Iraq as the top priority of the new Democratic-controlled Congress, but nearly three out of five say the party does not have a plan to deal with the war.

  • Murdoch urges Australians not to turn on US over Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Nov 14 6:10 PM
    Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has urged Australians not to allow resentment over the war on Iraq and doubts about the administration of US President George W. Bush to poison their view of the United States.

  • Senate OKs bill to extend Iraq inspector Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Nov 14 3:36 PM
    The Senate approved an amendment Tuesday to extend an investigative office that unearthed millions of dollars in waste and fraud associated with the rebuilding of Iraq.

  • Members of the Iraq Study Group Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Nov 14 2:22 PM
    Members of the Iraq Study Group, the bipartisan commission assessing U.S. policy in Iraq that met with President Bush and other administration officials on Monday.

  • Analysts: Iraq policy to shift from democracy to stability Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Nov 14 1:14 PM
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The Bush administration's democracy agenda, which was losing steam even before last week's U.S. elections, will become less of a priority now the focus is on stabilizing Iraq, said foreign policy analysts.

  • Iraq panel unlikely to end debate on war Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Nov 14 11:28 AM
    Bitterly divided on Iraq, lawmakers in both parties are eagerly awaiting recommendations from an advisory group led by Republican and Bush family friend James A. Baker III and former Democratic Rep. Lee Hamilton.

  • Notable kidnappings in Iraq in 2006 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Nov 14 1:02 PM
    Some notable kidnappings in Iraq this year:

  • Arabs accused of sowing discord in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Nov 14 12:45 PM
    Iraq's president accused neighboring Arab states on Tuesday of sowing discord in the country by backing Iraqi politicians he labeled seditious including a leading Iraqi Sunni Arab leader.

  • Blair talks with U.S. panel on Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Nov 14 11:22 AM
    Prime Minister Tony Blair told the advisory group reviewing strategy on Iraq on Tuesday that a push for peace across the Middle East and help for Baghdad to root out sectarianism in its security forces were key to stemming bloodshed, his official spokesman said.

  • WP: Reid says Bush needs pushing on Iraq Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - 23 minutes ago
    Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.), who was elected Senate majority leader Tuesday, said last night that President Bush still has not grasped the urgent need to change course in Iraq. [!]

  • Blair says Iraq solution must be part of broader Middle East strategy Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Nov 14 9:58 AM
    British Prime Minister Tony Blair told a US panel on Iraq that any solution must be part of a broader Middle East strategy, while warning that Iran was a "strategic threat to the region."

  • Iraqi artist paints Rumsfeld gloating over ruins of Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Nov 14 9:04 AM
    Moayyed Mohsen likes to paint great figures from Iraq's past like the mythical hero Gilgamesh. But this year he turned his talents to another larger-than-life subject in his country's history -- Donald Rumsfeld.

  • Blair talks to Iraq policy review group Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Nov 14 6:17 AM
    British Prime Minister Tony Blair spoke Tuesday with the bipartisan U.S. panel conducting a high-stakes review of strategy on Iraq only weeks after his governing Labour Party voted down a proposal for an inquiry into planning for the occupation.

  • Saudis plan Iraq security fence Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Nov 14 3:33 PM
    Saudi authorities say they are pressing on with building a hi-tech security fence to seal their border with Iraq.

  • Trudi Loh: Iraq: The Central Issue in '06 and in '08 Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Nov 14 5:34 PM
    We must never forget who was right and who was wrong on the Iraq War. President Bush and the Republicans, if they had their druthers, would now change the subject to "where do we go from here". While this is a valid and necessary inquiry as we chart a new direction for Iraq, Democrats must take care not to allow the public discourse to be about this topic alone. For if we only discuss whether

  • Blair pushes U.S. for new Iraq strategy Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Nov 14 6:29 AM
    LONDON, England (Reuters) -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair was expected to use a power shift in the United States to press home his view that Syria and Iran could be key to reducing bloodshed in Iraq.

  • Mark Weisbrot and Robert Naiman: Are You Suffering from "Iraq Syndrome"? If Not, Why Not? Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Nov 14 5:33 PM
    Robert Naiman, Just Foreign Policy , November 14, 2006 Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, raises the specter of "Iraq Syndrome" in an interview with Der Spiegel . "The danger," he says, "is that the United States now will be weary[sic] of intervening elsewhere, like the cat that once sat on a hot stove and will never sit on any stove again." Let's stop for a

  • Blair faces quizzing on Iraq, as Bush seeks way forward Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Nov 14 4:20 AM
    Prime Minister Tony Blair has faced questioning by a top-level US panel on Iraq, as Britain and the United States grapple for a way forward in the violence-wracked country.

  • Reid Pledges To Press Bush On Iraq Policy Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Nov 14 9:57 AM
    Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.), who was elected Senate majority leader yesterday, said last night that President Bush still has not grasped the urgent need to change course in Iraq. Reid vowed to press quickly for phased troop withdrawals, a more international approach to Iraq's problems and a rebuilding of...

  • Anti-polio vaccination in Iraq defies violence Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Nov 14 4:57 AM
    About 4.8 million children are being targeted by an anti-polio immunisation campaign in Iraq, which is under way despite the ongoing violence, the UN Children's Fund has said.

  • Can Iran help stabilize Iraq? Open this result in new window
    The Christian Science Monitor - Nov 14 2:33 PM
    Tony Blair and the Iraq Study Group both support bringing Iran and Syria into a regional cooperative effort.

  • Levin Starts Iraq Pullout Debate Open this result in new window
    Space War - Nov 14 6:26 PM
    by Pamela Hess UPI Pentagon Correspondent Washington (UPI) Nov 13, 2006 U.S. troops should begin coming home from Iraq in the next four to six months, the next chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said Monday.

  • Europe To Rethink Iraq Strategy Open this result in new window
    Space War - Nov 14 6:26 PM
    Berlin (UPI) Nov 14 - In the wake of pressure from the German federal president and possible strategy changes by the U.S. government for Iraq, Berlin repeated its refusal to send troops to the violence-ridden country but considered expanding its help in other areas.

  • Iran undecided on talks with United States on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Nov 14 3:52 AM
    Iran said on Tuesday it had not decided whether to talk to the United States, but would review any request by the U.S. administration which is under pressure to deal directly with Tehran to ease security problems in Iraq.

  • Vietnam's lessons for Iraq Open this result in new window
    USATODAY.com via Yahoo! News - Nov 14 3:33 AM
    Vietnam's lessons for Iraq

  • Tony Newman: More Mexicans Have Died This Year From the Drug War Than Americans in Iraq Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Nov 14 3:33 PM
    I was shocked to learn that more Mexicans have died this year because of violence stemming from drug prohibition than have Americans from fighting in Iraq ! It is nothing in the coca or marijuana plant that causes death; it is all due to the prohibition and enforcement regimes associated with these plants that literally make them worth more than their weight in gold. As long as there are huge

  • Poll: Most Doubt Dems Have Plan for Iraq Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Nov 14 6:04 PM
    More Americans rank Iraq as the top priority of the new Democratic-controlled Congress, but nearly three out of five say the party does not have a plan to deal with the war. In the aftermath of an anti-Republican wave, the latest Associated Press-Ipsos...

  • Blair to be quizzed by US panel on Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Nov 14 2:15 AM
    Prime Minister Tony Blair is set to be questioned via videophone by a top-level US panel on Iraq, a day after calling for a change of strategy in the violence-torn country.

  • Iran cool on calls for US Iraq talks Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Nov 14 2:44 AM
    Iran has reacted coolly to calls for contacts with the United States to stabilise Iraq, saying it was ready to consider any request but there was no guarantee it would agree to talk.

  • Blair to speak to U.S. Iraq panel Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Nov 14 1:55 AM
    The West should press Iran to help stem bloodshed in neighboring Iraq and build stability across the Middle East, British Prime Minister Tony Blair said in a major foreign policy speech Monday.

  • Iraq minister orders universities closed Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Nov 14 2:48 AM
    Iraq's higher education minister ordered universities closed after gunmen wearing police commando uniforms kidnapped up to 150 people from a government institute on Tuesday.

  • Profile: The Iraq Study Group Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Nov 14 10:19 AM
    A profile of the increasingly influential body tasked with finding a solution to US problems in Iraq that appeals to both Republicans and Democrats.

  • Blair to speak to U.S. Iraq panel Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Nov 14 1:28 AM
    Two weeks ago, Prime Minister Tony Blair's governing Labour Party blocked a proposal for an immediate inquiry into the role of his government in the Iraq conflict.

  • McCain's lonely position on Iraq: Principle or politics? Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Nov 14 5:44 AM
    McCain, a Republican from Arizona, has all but announced his intention to run for president, and his position on Iraq could be a major complication for him.

  • Hirsh: Iraq Is Hopeless, But Not Afghanistan Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Nov 14 12:36 PM
    It's too late for Jim Baker, Nancy Pelosi or anyone else to put this Humpty Dumpty back together again. But if Iraq is hopeless, theres still time for Afghanistan.

  • Saudis pressing ahead with fence on Iraq border Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Nov 14 1:37 AM
    Saudi Arabia will press ahead with plans to build a massive security fence along its borders with Iraq to prevent infiltration of "terrorists," the interior minister has said.

  • Huge task before Iraq Study Group Open this result in new window
    The Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News - Nov 14 12:00 AM
    For the bipartisan panel of luminaries known as the Iraq Study Group, the most important thing now may be hammering out a framework for peace in Washington, not drawing up new lists of options for US policy toward Iraq.

  • Dickey: What Baker must do on Iraq Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Nov 14 12:36 PM
    As the United States tries to bluff its way out of Iraq, Washington has to get even more serious about policing terrorism at home.

  • Blair presses for rethink in Iraq, warns Iran Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Nov 13 11:50 PM
    Prime Minister Tony Blair called for a change in strategy in violence-torn Iraq, in particular warning Iran to stop aiding insurgents there and elsewhere.

  • Michigan serviceman killed by roadside bomb in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Detroit News - Nov 14 4:51 PM
    SAGINAW TOWNSHIP -- A Saginaw County man who served with the Marines in Afghanistan and later joined the Army and was sent to Iraq was killed on Veterans Day by a roadside bomb in Ramadi.

  • U.S. goal must remain securing a stable Iraq Open this result in new window
    Detroit News - Nov 14 3:51 PM
    Leading congressional Democrats are stepping up the pressure on the Bush administration to get out of Iraq. But a hasty retreat according to a timetable that has more to do with U.S. politics than the realities of Iraq will lead to a bloody debacle.

  • Blair Talks With U.S. Panel on Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Nov 14 11:40 AM
    Blair Calls for Resolution to Israel-Palestinian Conflict and Support for Iraq

  • Bush opposes Dems' Iraq troop timetable Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Nov 13 10:56 PM
    President Bush traded ideas on Iraq with a bipartisan commission Monday and promised to work with the incoming Democratic majority toward "common objectives." At the same time, he renewed his opposition to any timetable for withdrawing U.S. troops.

  • Gunmen Kidnap 100 From Iraq Higher Ed Office Open this result in new window
    NPR - Nov 14 12:13 PM
    Gunmen in Iraq kidnapped as many as 100 members of the Higher Education Ministry in Baghdad on Tuesday. The education minister ordered all universities closed until security improvements are made.

  • For Progress in Iraq, Partition the Country's Rivals Open this result in new window
    NPR - Nov 14 3:15 PM
    All Things Considered , November 14, 2006 Melissa Block continues our series of conversations about how the U.S. should move forward in Iraq. She talks with Peter Galbraith, author of The End of Iraq: How American Incompetence Created a War Without End . Galbraith is a former U.S. ambassador to Croatia who has advised the Iraqi Kurds on constitutional issues.

  • Iraq Study Group seeks consensus Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Nov 14 8:50 AM
    Bitterly divided on Iraq, lawmakers in both parties are eagerly awaiting recommendations from the Iraq Study Group, which on Tuesday interviewed British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

  • Widespread Instability in Iraq Hinders Students Open this result in new window
    NPR - Nov 14 3:15 PM
    All Things Considered , November 14, 2006 Melissa Block talks with Omar al-Farouk al-Damluji, professor emeritus of civil engineering at Baghdad University, and former Minister of Construction and Housing, about the poor security situation at universities and elsewhere in Iraq, as well as the brain drain.

  • Iraq Gunmen Kidnap 100 People From Baghdad Institute (Update3) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Nov 14 8:58 AM
    Nov. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Baghdad gunmen kidnapped at least 100 staff and visitors from a research institute of Iraq's higher education ministry, department spokesman Basil Khateeb said.

  • George Archibald: Extricating U.S. Troops From the Iraq Quagmire Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Nov 14 9:18 AM
    Expected incoming U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's endorsement of Rep. Jack Murtha, Pennsylvania Democrat, as Democratic majority leader come January drew a preliminary line in the sand regarding her position as third in line for the presidency on withdrawal from Iraq - but the Pelosi-Murtha position is not that of a majority of Democrats and Republicans, so it will fall. The benefit of

  • Justices Refuse to Intervene for American in Iraq Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Nov 13 10:38 PM
    The Supreme Court refused to intervene to keep an American facing a death sentence in Iraq from being handed over to the authorities in Baghdad. The American, Muhammad Munaf, has been in military custody in Iraq since last year. Mr. Munaf was sentenced to death last month by an Iraqi judge for his role in the kidnapping of three Romanian journalists in Baghdad. He said his trial was flawed and

  • Lawmakers Seek to Continue Iraq Reconstruction Watchdog Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Nov 13 9:51 PM
    House and Senate Democrats introduced bills Monday to extend the life of a federal office that oversees the Bush administration?s reconstruction efforts in Iraq.

  • U.S. warns Iraq to stop Shiite militias Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Nov 13 8:25 PM
    The U.S. Central Command chief confronted Iraq's prime minister on Monday over how Iraqi forces would halt raging violence and signaled a possible prelude to shifts in American policy on engaging Iran and Syria.

  • Blair to unveil laws as Iraq clouds legacy Open this result in new window
    Stuff - Nov 14 6:10 PM
    LONDON: British Prime Minister Tony Blair is set to unveil a raft of proposals on security, pensions and climate change as he struggles, in his final months in office, to salvage a legacy overshadowed by Iraq.

  • Bush, After Talk With Iraq Panel, Says He?s Open to Change, but ... Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Nov 13 8:03 PM
    The president he is open to new ideas but that options are limited in Iraq because of the ?conditions on the ground.?

  • Bush meets with panel on Iraq, but not on policy Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Nov 13 8:29 PM
    The bipartisan Iraq Study Group spent Monday at the White House meeting with President Bush and his top advisers as the panel winds down its search for consensus on what to do next in Iraq.

  • Blair to unveil laws as Iraq clouds legacy Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News - Nov 14 5:26 PM
    Prime Minister Tony Blair will unveil on Wednesday a raft of proposals on security, pensions and climate change as he struggles, in his final months in office, to salvage a legacy overshadowed by Iraq.

  • Britain's Blair Speaks with Iraq Study Group Open this result in new window
    NPR - Nov 14 6:44 AM
    British Prime Minister Tony Blair meets with the Iraq Study Group via video conference. Blair has been pushing for greater participation by Iran and Syria to address the violence in Iraq.

  • Iraq defeat would encourage terrorists: Howard Open this result in new window
    The West Australian - 1 hour, 2 minutes ago
    John Howard has warned that defeat for the coalition in Iraq would deal a terrible blow to American prestige and to the security of its allies, including Australia.

  • UK's Blair to unveil laws as Iraq clouds legacy Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News - Nov 14 5:20 PM
    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair will unveil on Wednesday a raft of proposals on security, pensions and climate change as he struggles, in his final months in office, to salvage a legacy overshadowed by Iraq.

  • Blair briefs US Iraq inquiry Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - 2 hours, 38 minutes ago
    Tony Blair today urged the US to re-engage in the Israel-Palestine peace process in order to help the situation in Iraq and the wider Middle East.

  • Tony Blair Tries to Influence Iraq Outcome Open this result in new window
    Newsweek - Nov 14 11:59 AM
    In the remaining months of his leadership, British Prime Minister Tony Blair is determined to make his voice heard on Iraq and the Middle East.

  • Sen. Hutchison supports division of Iraq Open this result in new window
    UPI - 36 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison said Tuesday that dividing Iraq into three semi-autonomous regions could be a workable solution.

  • Iraq is top issue but majority doubts Democrats have a plan for the war Open this result in new window
    WIS News 10 Columbia - 57 minutes ago
    Iraq remains the top priority coming out of the midterm elections.

  • Blair Talks to Iraq Policy Review Group Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Nov 14 6:42 AM
    Tony Blair Speaks Via Video Link to U.S. Iraq Policy Review

  • Slides and stories from Iraq Open this result in new window
    Asheville Citizen-Times - 27 minutes ago
    SWANNANOA -- Freelance photojournalist and author Thorne Anderson will present slides and stories at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Warren Wilson College from his latest trip to Iraq.

  • Levin: U.S. Pullout Would Force Iraq Political Solution Open this result in new window
    NPR - Nov 14 6:43 AM
    Sen. Carl Levin proposes a phased U.S. withdrawal from Iraq in the next four to six months. Ending America's "open-ended commitment" would force Iraqis to find a "political solution" to violence, the Michigan Democrat says.

  • Fragmentation Of Iraq Cannot Be A Way Out, Gul Open this result in new window
    TurkishPress.com - 52 minutes ago
    ANKARA - "Some circles try to show fragmentation of Iraq as a way out. Such an approach, which will certainly drag Iraq into a chaos, cannot be Turkey's policy. The mistake that were made at the beginning of Iraq war cannot be repeated," Turkish FM & Deputy PM Abdullah Gul said on Tuesday.

  • In Call for More Troops, McCain Places His Bet on Iraq Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Nov 13 7:54 PM
    Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, has all but announced his intention to run for president, and his position on Iraq could be a major complication for him.

  • James Boyce: The Question Is Iraq. The Answer Is Jack Murtha. The Call Is Yours To Make. Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Nov 14 7:03 AM
    The election last week was all about Iraq. The election for House Majority Leader is all about Iraq. And we all need to stand up and support Jack Murtha. Now. How? Simple. We need to transfer the power and energy that is showing up here and everywhere online for Jack Murtha, bundle it up and send it to Washington, D.C. Channeling the spirit and plain-talking sensibility of Congressman

  • Mass kidnap from Iraq education institute highlights security chaos Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - Nov 14 6:26 PM
    Gunmen dressed as police commandos yesterday kidnapped dozens of staff and visitors from a government ministry in Baghdad in an incident that highlighted the security chaos in Iraq.

  • Iraq attacks: 'Why did she have to die for such a silly cause?' Open this result in new window
    Independent - Nov 14 5:17 PM
    A week ago Ted Elliott opened up a surprise parcel to find a pair of silk-lined gloves, an early Christmas present posted by his daughter as she set off for Iraq.

  • Iraq boat attack personnel named Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Nov 14 4:15 AM
    Four British service personnel who were killed in an attack on a patrol boat in southern Iraq are named.

  • Lawmakers file bills to prolong life of special IG in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Army Times - Nov 14 3:36 PM
    A bipartisan group of senators today introduced a bill to keep the office of the Iraq special inspector general open for business. The inspector general oversees billions of dollars in Iraq reconstruction funds and has exposed millions of dollars in waste, fraud and abuse.

  • Democrats Starting to Form an Iraq Strategy Open this result in new window
    NPR - Nov 14 6:56 AM
    The newly empowered Democrats aren't unified in their approach to the conflict in Iraq. Some want an immediate pullout, others do not. As they assume control of the House and Senate, the Democrats will need to come to a consensus about Iraq.

  • Stemming Violence in Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Nov 14 11:29 AM
    Fresh Air from WHYY , November 14, 2006 Michael Gordon, chief military correspondent for The New York Times , was recently in Iraq. He discusses efforts to stem the violence in Baghdad, and the prospects for change in American policy.

  • Fort Bragg-based soldiers from Tennessee killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    WIS News 10 Columbia - 42 minutes ago
    Two Fort Bragg-based soldiers from Tennessee were killed Sunday when a bomb went off near their vehicle in Iraq.

  • U.S. Catholic Bishops Call for 'Honest Dialogue' on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Nov 13 7:52 PM
    BALTIMORE, Nov. 13 -- The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said Monday that the United States should keep its troops in Iraq only as long as they are contributing to a "responsible transition" to Iraqi rule.

  • Blair presses for rethink in Iraq, warns Iran Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Nov 13 6:21 PM
    British Prime Minister Tony Blair called for a change in strategy in violence-torn Iraq, in particular warning Iran to stop aiding insurgents there and elsewhere.

  • A second Iraq tour could exceed DoD policy for Guard Open this result in new window
    Army Times - Nov 14 3:36 PM
    No final decision has been made on whether to send National Guard brigade combat teams back to Iraq for a second tour, officials said Tuesday.

  • Iraq claims second British woman Open this result in new window
    Daily Telegraph - Nov 14 5:46 PM
    Staff Sergeant Sharron Elliott, 34, became the second British woman to die in action in Iraq since the conflict began in 2003 when she was killed in a bomb blast while on a boat patrol in the Shatt-al-Arab waterway in Basra on Remembrance Sunday.

  • Little scrutiny for firms in Iraq / S.F.'s Bechtel among most prominent ones Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Nov 14 9:34 AM
    As Bechtel Corp. exits Iraq, we still know little about the quality of the company's work there. Government reports on Bechtel's Iraq projects often discuss ballooning costs and blown schedules, blaming the costs and delays on security problems. For...

  • Murdoch fears Iraq war is bruising US-Australia relations Open this result in new window
    The West Australian - 1 hour, 0 minute ago
    Media baron Rupert Murdoch has called on Australians not to let their anger over the Iraq war destroy close ties between Australia and the US.

  • For now, Democrats tread water on Iraq Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Nov 14 4:35 AM
    Cautious newly-elected Democratic members of Congress are saying they want to wait before taking action to try to force President Bush to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq.

  • Most Iraq Hostages Released Open this result in new window
    CBS 4 Miami - 2 hours, 56 minutes ago
    Suspected Shiite militiamen dressed as Interior Ministry commandos stormed a Higher Education Ministry office Tuesday and kidnapped dozens of people after clearing the area under the guise of providing security for what they claimed would be a visit by the U.S. ambassador. CBS News: Battle For Iraq

  • Q&A: US policy on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - Nov 14 4:34 PM
    Is the US about to change policy on Iraq? George Bush remains adamantly opposed to a quick pullout or a timetable for withdrawal, despite a "thumpin'" for the Republicans in the midterm elections.

  • US Treasury Aide: International Econ Aid Plan For Iraq Being Prepared Open this result in new window
    Nasdaq - Nov 14 2:23 PM
    WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- A plan to boost international economic aid for Iraq is getting ready to make the rounds with potential donor countries, a senior U.S. Treasury Department official said Tuesday.

  • Iraq is just a forerunner of the clash yet to come Open this result in new window
    The Herald - Nov 14 5:58 PM
    Somebody help me. I've lost the place. One minute Tony Blair is asking Syria and Iran to help broker a peace deal in Iraq; the next, he's attacking them for supporting the very Iraqi insurgents who are killing British soldiers there. The Prime Minister really has to make up his mind.

  • Sen. Dayton pays tribute to troops on 3rd trip to Iraq Open this result in new window
    Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune - Nov 14 2:11 PM
    U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton, D-Minn., last week made his third trip to Iraq. He spent 12 hours Thursday visiting Minnesota National Guard troops stationed in southern Iraq. He spoke with the Star Tribune by phone from Minneapolis on Saturday. Q How would you compare the situation to what you experienced on your previous visits? A I had different exposure. On my first trip [June 2003] we drove around in

  • Iraq needs advice not cash: Wolfowitz Open this result in new window
    AAP via Yahoo!7 News - Nov 14 1:50 PM
    Iraq needs advice rather than money from international donors to rebuild its institutions, president of the World Bank, Paul Wolfowitz says.

  • U.S. bishops call for 'responsible' Iraq withdrawal Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Nov 13 6:30 PM
    The nation's Roman Catholic bishops, on record for years opposing the Iraq war, approved a statement Monday saying U.S. troops should remain in Iraq "only as long as their presence contributes to a responsible transition."

  • New Iraq plan hinges on M.East conflict - Blair Open this result in new window
    The Star Online - Nov 14 3:33 PM
    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair told the United States on Tuesday progress in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was the way to get moderate Muslim states to support any new plan for Iraq.

  • Editorial update: Artificial timetable for withdrawal from Iraq is unwise Open this result in new window
    Detroit News - Nov 14 9:52 AM
    M ichigan's senior U.S. senator, Carl Levin, is right about the fact that the nation's commitment to maintaining troops in Iraq shouldn't be, in his phrase, "open-ended." But a drawdown of U.S. troops in Iraq shouldn't occur according to a rigid timetable.