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  • Bush reviews options on Iraq policy Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 13 minutes ago
    President Bush, eager to show he can take advice on Iraq, embarked on a round of public outreach Monday and promised Americans the unpopular war eventually would make their lives safer.
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  • Clerics urge Muslims to back Iraq Sunnis Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 17 minutes ago
    More than 30 prominent Islamic clerics from Saudi Arabia on Monday called on Sunni Muslims around the Middle East to support their brethren in Iraq against Shiites and praised the insurgency.
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  • In Advance of Speech, Bush Seeks Iraq Advice Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 2 hours, 3 minutes ago
    President Bush began an Iraq war listening tour that will last much of this week, as he and his war cabinet work toward a new strategy.
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  • Bush, advisers discuss new strategy for Iraq Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - 2 hours, 10 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush on Monday opened three days of intensive consultations on Iraq, saying the United States and countries across the Middle East have a vital stake in helping the fragile government in Baghdad succeed.
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  • Bush consults diplomats on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 31 minutes ago
    Facing strong pressure to shift course in Iraq, President George W. Bush said in a veiled message to Iran and Syria on Monday that Iraq's neighbors need to help Baghdad's struggling government survive.
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  • USA more pessimistic on Iraq war Open this result in new window
    USA Today - 2 hours, 39 minutes ago
    As President Bush weighs changing course in Iraq, Americans are increasingly pessimistic about the war and want most U.S. troops withdrawn within a year, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll taken Friday through Sunday says. Three of four support the major recommendations unveiled by the Iraq Study Group last week.
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  • Bush looks over Iraq options Open this result in new window
    USA Today - 2 hours, 23 minutes ago
    President Bush, starting a string of high-level meetings this week on Iraq, said today he is working on "a new way forward" in Iraq that he plans to disclose soon.
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  • Americans conflicted about Iraq war's course Open this result in new window
    USA Today - 2 hours, 44 minutes ago
    Most Americans are convinced of two things: It's important that the United States succeed in Iraq. Eight in 10 of those surveyed in a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll over the weekend agree with President Bush about that.
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  • N.J. woman collects Silly String for serious mission in Iraq Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Dec 11 6:36 PM
    In an age of multimillion-dollar, high-tech weapons systems, sometimes it's the simplest ideas that can save lives. Which is why a New Jersey mother is organizing a drive to send cans of Silly String to Iraq.
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  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq hit 2,934 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 11 4:31 PM
    As of Monday, Dec. 11, 2006, at least 2,934 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 2,357 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
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  • Bush presses Iraq's neighbors to help Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 11 1:39 PM
    US President George W. Bush, promising to unveil "a new way forward" in Iraq, urged the war-torn country's neighbors to do more to help its fledgling democracy survive.
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  • Allawi says Iraq nearing "point of no return" Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 11 2:30 PM
    Iraq's former prime minister, Iyad Allawi, on Monday said the country was quickly approaching a "point of no return" and praised the recommendation of a bipartisan U.S. panel for a diplomatic push to stem the violence.
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  • Avoiding Iraq Syndrome Open this result in new window
    Time Magazine - Dec 11 12:50 PM
    Viewpoint: Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, warns against letting the failure in Iraq cause America to lose sight of its global role
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  • 4 British soldiers admit Iraq gun plot Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 11 12:48 PM
    Four British soldiers admitted involvement Monday in a plot to smuggle pistols out of Iraq to sell them for cash to other British troops.
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  • Bush Begins Round of Talks on Iraq Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Dec 11 11:08 AM
    President Bush traveled to the State Department today as part of a round of consultations over how to reshape Iraq policy.
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  • Outlook: No Easy Exit from Iraq Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Dec 11 9:56 AM
    David Rothkopf, author of "Running the World: The Inside Story of the National Security Council and the Architects of American Power" and a visiting fellow at the Carnegie Endowment,?was online Monday, Dec. 11, at 11 a.m. ET to discuss his Sunday Outlook article on the Iraq Study Group and the difficulty of getting out of Iraq.
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  • Russia hopes for US 'policy change' in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 11 11:27 AM
    Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said his country hoped a critical report on United States involvement in Iraq would spawn a change of US policy in the war-scarred nation.
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  • British coroner laments lack of kit for troops in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 11 11:11 AM
    A British coroner expressed regret that British troops could not always be provided with the necessary protective gear, during an inquest into the death of a soldier in Iraq.
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  • Redding Soldier Killed In Iraq Open this result in new window
    KCRA TheKCRAChannel.com via Yahoo! News - Dec 11 11:02 AM
    A soldier from Redding was killed in Iraq last week, the Department of Defense announced.
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  • Democrats not rushing to embrace Iraq report Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Dec 11 8:35 AM
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats aren't scrambling to endorse recommendations of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group, a tactic that largely leaves President Bush alone to salvage the war.
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  • Bush looks to reverse course of Iraq war Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 11 8:48 AM
    President Bush on Monday opened intensive consultations on Iraq, aiming to reverse the course of the nearly 4-year-old war and energize his final two years in office.
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  • Bush sets out on pilgrimage to 'listen' to alternatives on Iraq Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Dec 11 12:52 PM
    President George W. Bush went to the State Department on Monday, the first leg of a conspicuous round of consultations over how best to reshape the U.S. approach to Iraq.
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  • Bush begins new series of consultations on Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 11 8:33 AM
    US President George W. Bush begins a new series of consultations on Iraq after a shock-therapy indictment of his conduct of the war by an independent policy commission.
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  • British soldiers admit Iraq gun smuggling plot Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 11 9:29 AM
    Four British soldiers admitted charges relating to an alleged plot to smuggle guns out of Iraq to sell them for cash in Germany, as they appeared at a court martial.
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  • Poll: Iraq Going Badly And Getting Worse Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Dec 11 5:48 PM
    Pessimism about the Iraq war is at an all-time high, according to a CBS News poll, with the majority of those surveyed saying it's time for the U.S. either to change its strategy or start getting out.
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  • The Iraq riddle Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Dec 11 6:48 AM
    Today's war in Iraq began with yesterday's nuclear nightmare.
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  • Commentary: Bush must act now on Iraq report Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Dec 11 7:35 AM
    Here's what I would do if I were President Bush following last week's blunt assessment by the Iraq Study Group. I would immediately call a press conference and say, "I accept the commission report in its entirety and will begin to implement it immediately."
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  • At least 26 killed in Iraq as pregnant mother murdered Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 11 7:53 AM
    At least 26 people have been killed in violence across Iraq including a pregnant woman and three of her children who were savagely gunned down in the north of the country.
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  • Bush, State Department to consult on Iraq options Open this result in new window
    Sports Illustrated - Dec 11 6:26 AM
    President Bush is piling up strategy sessions on Iraq, aiming to reverse the course of the war and energize his final two years in office.
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  • Britain hails thrust of Iraq report, mum on Baghdad jibes Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 11 6:56 AM
    The Iraq Study Group report reflects the US-led coalition's main aims in Iraq, Prime Minister Tony Blair's spokesman said, while remaining tight-lipped on criticisms by Iraq's president.
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  • Bush Seeks Advice On Iraq Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Dec 11 5:48 PM
    President Bush, eager to show he can take advice on Iraq, embarked on a round of public outreach and promised Americans the unpopular war eventually would make their lives safer.
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  • Dems, Bush each find their views confirmed in Iraq report Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Dec 11 5:51 AM
    President Bush said the Iraq Study Group shares his vision of a democratic Iraq, while the Democratic incoming intelligence committee chairman said the group's report confirms that "stay the course" isn't working.
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  • Bush Hears More Advice On Iraq Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Dec 11 4:02 PM
    President Bush met with top officials at the State Department as he began another week of strategy sessions on the Iraq war. The White House backed away from earlier indications that Mr. Bush would unveil his new plan for Iraq before Christmas.
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  • U.S. enemies in Iraq are elusive Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Dec 11 8:45 AM
    Baker-Hamilton study is harshly critical of U.S. intelligence for failing to clearly identify America's opponents in Iraq.
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  • Iraq's Future Lies in Oil, Says Study Group Member Open this result in new window
    NPR - Dec 11 3:26 PM
    The success or failure of Iraq depends on oil. The first and most important recommendation in the Iraq Study Group's recent report is to support national reconciliation and get solid laws in place that govern how to distribute oil revenue, according to Amy Jaffe, one of the group's Economy and Reconstruction experts.
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  • Iraq president lashes out at study group Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 11 3:32 AM
    The Iraqi president on Sunday sharply criticized the bipartisan U.S. report calling for a new approach to the war, saying it contained dangerous recommendations that would undermine his country's sovereignty and were "an insult to the people of Iraq."
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  • The value of a pro-war blogger's reports from Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Christian Science Monitor - Dec 11 2:15 PM
    Bill Roggio's accounts bring home a feel for what US troops are facing in Iraq.
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  • Aides Say Bush Is Flexible on Iraq Open this result in new window
    US News & World Report - Dec 11 3:13 PM
    White House officials are trying to change perceptions that President Bush is too stubborn to listen to new ideas about Iraq.
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  • Bush seeks advice on Iraq policy Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Dec 11 11:50 AM
    US President George W Bush begins three days of talks about Iraq as he considers possible policy changes.
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  • Bush Says Iraq's Neighbors Have Stake in Stability (Update3) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Dec 11 12:59 PM
    Dec. 11 (Bloomberg) -- President George W. Bush, opening a week of consultations with senior advisers to determine a new course in Iraq, said other governments in the region have a stake in ensuring Iraq's stability.
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  • Mona Gable: Bush: Stop Telling Families with Kids in Iraq "You Understand"! Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Dec 11 2:30 PM
    A few days after 11 American soldiers were killed in Iraq, I opened the mailbox to find along with the Pottery Barn holiday catalogue and other seasonal items a letter from the National Guard. Addressed to my 16-year-old son. I have no idea how they got his name and address. That's not true. I know perfectly well how they got it. They got it the same way Bush is getting personal information
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  • Bush Seeks Advice on Iraq from State Dept. Open this result in new window
    NPR - Dec 11 2:10 PM
    President Bush meets State Department officials today to get their advice on developing a new Iraq strategy. The president has meetings planned with other agencies, including the Pentagon and the National Security Council, before he delivers a speech about the situation in Iraq.
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  • Iraq falls behind on reconstruction spending Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Dec 11 5:48 AM
    Iraq is failing to spend billions of dollars that have been set aside to rebuild its infrastructure, even as U.S. financial support dwindles and Baghdad prepares to ask the international community for help.
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  • Syria and Iraq re-open embassies Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Dec 11 10:48 AM
    Syria and Iraq re-open embassies in each other's capitals ending a diplomatic boycott of more than 20 years.
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  • Bush faces pressure to act on Iraq Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Dec 11 9:48 AM
    The scathing findings of the Iraq Study Group have increased pressure on President George W Bush to find a fresh approach to the ongoing violence in Iraq.
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  • Eric Alterman: Iraqis on Iraq Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Dec 11 1:00 PM
    While recommendations multiply in Washington on what the Bush administration should do in and with Iraq, we seldom hear Iraqi voices talking to us directly about the hell that their country has become since the invasion of 2003. In his latest TomDispatch piece, independent reporter Dahr Jamail , who covered the front lines of daily life in Baghdad on and off from 2003 to 2005, offers emails
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  • FROM OUR READERS: Withdraw troops from Iraq Open this result in new window
    Detroit Free Press - Dec 11 4:17 PM
    The bipartisan Iraq Study Group report calls for major changes in U.S. policy in Iraq, but it doesn't call for the only change that will help solve the horrible crisis there: bringing all the troops home now.
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  • 4 British Soldiers Admit Iraq Gun Plot Open this result in new window
    Los Angeles Times - Dec 11 12:58 PM
    LONDON -- Four British soldiers admitted involvement Monday in a plot to smuggle pistols out of Iraq to sell them for cash to other British troops. During a court-martial, two of the soldiers -- Lance Cpl. Ross Phillips and Pvt. Shane Pleasant -- admitted possession of a prohibited pistol.
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  • Iraq president rejects Baker-Hamilton report Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Dec 11 12:35 AM
    Iraqi President Jalal Talabani rejected the Iraq Study Group's report Sunday, calling it "very dangerous" to Iraq's sovereignty and constitution.
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  • Bush meets with critics of Iraq report Open this result in new window
    The State - 12 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON President Bush kicked off a weeklong search Monday for new ideas on Iraq by hearing from war supporters whove criticized the Iraq Study Group, the bipartisan commission that gave its recommendations last week.
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  • Bush and Iraq Study Group: Competing visions for Middle East Open this result in new window
    The Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News - Dec 11 12:00 AM
    With President Bush turning a cold shoulder to key recommendations of the Iraq Study Group, one explanation is the wide gulf between the group's prescription for addressing the Middle East and the president's vision for the region.
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  • Bush Says Iraq's Neighbors Have Stake in Stability (Update1) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Dec 11 10:29 AM
    Dec. 11 (Bloomberg) -- President George W. Bush, opening a week of consultations with senior advisers, said Iraq's neighbors must cooperate in bringing stability to the country.
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  • Going Nowhere Fast In Iraq Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Dec 11 10:33 AM
    With the release of the Iraq Study Group report, politicians on both sides now have some cover in calling for unpopular strategies. But the Nation writes that future decisions in Iraq are really up to the people.
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  • Ex-hostages in Iraq opt for forgiveness Open this result in new window
    The Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News - Dec 11 12:00 AM
    Three pacifists who were held hostage for 118 days in Iraq and were released only after a fourth colleague was murdered, publicly forgave their captors Friday.
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  • Iraq Report Casts Military As War-Weary Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Dec 11 10:56 AM
    Iraq Report Puts Spotlight on War-Weary U.S. Military and Defense Budget in Disarray
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  • Iraq's Future Lies in Oil, Says Study Group Member Open this result in new window
    NPR - Dec 11 2:20 PM
    All Things Considered , December 11, 2006 The success or failure of Iraq depends on oil. According to the Iraq Study Group, oil production and sales make up nearly 70 percent of Iraq's GDP and more than 95 percent of government revenues.
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  • Bush consults U.S. diplomats, experts on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters.co.uk - 13 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facing strong pressure to shift course in Iraq, President George W. Bush said in a veiled message to Iran and Syria on Monday that Iraq's neighbours need to help Baghdad's struggling government survive.
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  • Bush Says Iraq's Neighbors Have Stake in Promoting Stability Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Dec 11 9:44 AM
    Dec. 11 (Bloomberg) -- President George W. Bush, opening a week of consultations with senior U.S. officials, said Iraq's neighbors must cooperate in bringing stability to the country.
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  • A Single Shot Kills U.S. Soldier in Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Dec 11 10:56 AM
    A Single Shot Kills a U.S. Soldier in Iraq, Leaving His Entire Platoon Hurting
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  • Australian defense minister warns against withdrawal from Iraq Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Dec 11 2:10 PM
    Australian Defense Minister Brendan Nelson warned Monday that premature withdrawal of coalition troops from Iraq could destabilize the Middle East, leave Iraqis hostage to escalating violence and leave the West with "no hope" of stopping global terrorism.
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  • Bush Seeks Advice on Iraq from State Dept. Open this result in new window
    NPR - Dec 11 2:20 PM
    Day to Day , December 11, 2006 President Bush meets State Department officials today to get their advice on developing a new Iraq strategy.
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  • Iraq military's massive order of vehicles to expedite transition Open this result in new window
    World Tribune - Dec 11 5:23 PM
    WASHINGTON Iraq has ordered nearly $500 million in vehicles for its military. Officials said the Iraq Army has relayed a requirement for $463 million worth of U.S. trucks, trailers, ambulances, motorcycles and other vehicles.
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  • Iraq War Casualty Study Defended in Congress Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Dec 11 5:22 PM
    Authors of a study that provided sharply higher figures for the number of Iraqis killed since the beginning of the war in Iraq in 2003, have strongly defended the methods they used.
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  • U.S. aircraft face struggle in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Connecticut Post - 8 minutes ago
    BAGHDAD, Iraq A Marine helicopter made a hard landing Monday in a remote desert area of Anbar province, injuring 18 people, the third U.S. aircraft to go down in the insurgent stronghold in two weeks.
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  • 18 hurt in US chopper mishap in Iraq Open this result in new window
    INQ7.net - 1 hour, 50 minutes ago
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A Marine helicopter made a hard landing Monday in a remote desert area of Anbar province, injuring 18 people, the third US aircraft to go down in the insurgent stronghold in two weeks.
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  • Rumsfeld returns to Washington after surprise Iraq trip Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Dec 10 10:13 PM
    Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld returned to Washington Sunday after his surprise trip to Iraq.
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  • Jerry and Joe Long: The Way Forward In Iraq Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Dec 11 9:00 AM
    Whatever pressures the liberal media exert as they conspire to let Ed Meese and Alan Simpson's diabolical left-wing plan wrench decimation from the jaws of obliteration in Iraq, let us, as they say, "make no mistake". Our Commander In Chief will continue bringing "to justice" basically anything that moves. Creating conditions that bore the drill holes of freedom into Sunni and Shiite alike
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  • Americans more pessimistic than ever about Iraq war--poll Open this result in new window
    INQ7.net - 1 hour, 50 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON -- Americans have never been more pessimistic about the war in Iraq and say a change in strategy is needed, said a CBS News poll out Monday.
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  • The state of Iraq's security forces Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Dec 11 5:34 AM
    An assessment of the state of Iraq's security forces in the light of the Iraqi Study Group Report.
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  • Can the White House Really Find a Way to Fix Iraq? Open this result in new window
    US News & World Report - Dec 11 7:15 AM
    The violence has been mounting at an alarming rate for months, but it was only last week that the debate over Iraq in Washington truly shifted. First, there was incoming Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, whose forthright admission that America is not "winning" in Iraq contrasted sharply with the dismissive doublespeak of Donald Rumsfeld. Then came the verdict of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group:
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  • Leaders defend call for new Iraq plan Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 10 8:58 PM
    Leaders of a bipartisan panel on Iraq defended their call for a new war strategy Sunday, saying it embraces President Bush's goal of an Iraq government that can defend and sustain itself.
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  • Bush consults US diplomats, experts on Iraq Open this result in new window
    SABC News - 26 minutes ago
    Facing strong pressure to shift course in Iraq, George W Bush, the US president, said in a veiled message to Iran and Syria yesterday that Iraq's neighbours need to help Baghdad's struggling government survive.
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  • Bush seeking Iraq help from Iran, Syria Open this result in new window
    AAP via Yahoo!7 News - Dec 11 3:29 PM
    US President George W Bush has said in a veiled message to Iran and Syria that Iraq's neighbours need to help Baghdad's struggling government survive.
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  • Rumsfeld returns to Washington after surprise Iraq trip Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Dec 10 9:06 PM
    Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld returned to Washington Sunday after his surprise trip to Iraq. Rumsfeld's press secretary, Eric Ruff, said the defense secretary did not meet with any Iraqi government officials as has been his usual practice before leaving the country around noon Sunday.
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  • U.S. Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing in Iraq; 18 Injured Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Dec 11 8:44 AM
    Dec. 11 (Bloomberg) -- A U.S. Marine Corps helicopter made an emergency landing in Iraq's western al-Anbar province today, the military said.
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  • Coupeville Marine killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Seattle Times - Dec 11 12:16 PM
    A Washington state Marine has been killed in Iraq, the Department of Defense said today. Maj. Megan M. McClung of Coupeville died...
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  • Iraq panel co-chairs reject failure criticism Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Dec 11 6:13 AM
    Leaders of a bipartisan panel on Iraq sought to deflect criticism Sunday that their new war strategy endorses defeat, saying the Bush administration must push Mideast diplomacy or face "major-league problems."
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  • Safe Iraq vital to Middle East Open this result in new window
    The Scotsman - Dec 11 6:08 PM
    PRESIDENT George Bush yesterday opened three days of intensive consultations on Iraq, saying the United States and countries across the Middle East had a vital stake in helping the fragile government in Baghdad succeed.
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  • Sunni and Shiite Insurgents Remain Mystery to U.S., Iraq Report Charges Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Dec 10 6:56 PM
    The U.S. still does not understand the enemy that American troops are fighting, according to the Iraq Study Group?s report.
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  • Time to Face Facts About Surging Iraq War Costs: Kevin Hassett Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Dec 11 6:03 AM
    Dec. 11 (Bloomberg) -- The report by the Iraq Study Group added fuel to the fiery foreign and defense-policy debate last week. But it also focused the attention of budget experts on the past and future costs of the war.
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  • Neighbours should help Iraq, says Bush Open this result in new window
    Times Online - Dec 11 3:30 PM
    Iraq's neighbours have a responsibility to help its fragile Government to succeed, President Bush said yesterday....
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  • Bush: Success in Iraq Will Help Protect U.S. in Long Run Open this result in new window
    Fox News - Dec 11 5:21 AM
    President Bush meets with senior State Department officials Monday in the latest step to seek advice on strategy for a change in course for Iraq.
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  • Troops 'schemed to smuggle pistols out of Iraq for cash' Open this result in new window
    Daily Telegraph - Dec 11 6:22 PM
    Four soldiers pleaded guilty at a court martial yesterday to charges connected to an alleged plot to smuggle pistols out of Iraq and sell them for cash.
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  • Bush Visits State Department to Talk Iraq Policy Open this result in new window
    NPR - Dec 11 6:59 AM
    President Bush meets with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her staff to discuss the findings of the Iraq Study Group. The ISG report said that the Bush administration's approach to Iraq and the Middle East is not working and that the U.S. needs to change its policy.
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  • Iraq Report Reverberations Felt Across Washington Open this result in new window
    NPR - Dec 11 6:55 AM
    Morning Edition , December 11, 2006 While Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) is making waves in the ascendant Democratic party, President Bush is in Washington confronting the wave of support for changing U.S. policy toward Iraq. Also this past week, the Republican Congress wrapped up business before handing the reins over to the Democrats.
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  • U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq Hit 2,934 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! Asia News - Dec 11 4:31 PM
    As of Monday, Dec. 11, 2006, at least 2,934 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.
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  • Rumsfeld Returns from Surprise Trip to Iraq Open this result in new window
    Fox News - Dec 11 6:51 AM
    Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld returns from his trip to Iraq to thank troops and commanders for their service.
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  • Poll: Iraq Going Badly And Getting Worse Open this result in new window
    CBS 2 Los Angeles - Dec 11 6:16 PM
    Americans believe the war in Iraq is going badly and getting worse, and think it's time for the U.S. either to change its strategy or start getting out, according to a CBS News poll. CBS News: Iraq, A Turning Point?
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  • First woman Marine officer dies in Iraq Open this result in new window
    KING 5 Seattle - 2 hours, 37 minutes ago
    Maj. Megan M. McClung of Coupeville, who was killed Dec. 6, died Dec. 6 while supporting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq.
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  • Syria and Iraq re-open embassies Open this result in new window
    AAP via Yahoo!7 News - Dec 11 1:54 PM
    Syria and Iraq have re-opened their embassies in each other's capitals, ending more than two decades of a diplomatic boycott.
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  • Reno Marine Lieutenant Killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    KTVN Reno - 2 hours, 24 minutes ago
    (AP) -- The family of Marine First Lieutenant Nathan Krissoff says the Reno man has been killed in action in Iraq. The family issued a statement yesterday, two days after he was killed in al-Anbar province.
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  • Australian defense minister warns against withdrawal from Iraq Open this result in new window
    Boston Herald - Dec 11 2:05 PM
    CAMBRIDGE - Australian Defense Minister Brendan Nelson warned Monday that premature withdrawal of coalition troops from Iraq could destabilize the Middle East, leave Iraqis hostage to escalating violence...
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  • British troops 'plotted to sell guns from Iraq' Open this result in new window
    Independent - Dec 11 4:38 PM
    British soldiers in Iraq plotted to smuggle pistols out of Iraq and sell them for cash, a court martial was told yesterday. Four soldiers have pleaded guilty to charges linked to the alleged plot.
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  • 3 Americans Killed, 2 Wounded in Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Dec 11 5:26 AM
    3 Americans Killed, 2 Hurt in Iraq As Government There Insists It Is Trying to Protect People
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  • Alabama Marine falls ill, dies in Iraq Open this result in new window
    WIS News 10 Columbia - 2 hours, 17 minutes ago
    Cody Watson, a 21-year-old Alabama man who joined the Marines last year, fell ill and died while serving in Iraq.
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  • Iraq: PM finally tells it as it is Open this result in new window
    Hastings Gazette - 1 hour, 3 minutes ago
    Prime Minister John Howard has finally admitted the war in Iraq is going "very badly" in a significant shift from his usual stance on the conflict.
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  • Bush consults U.S. diplomats, experts on Iraq Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - Dec 11 3:18 PM
    Source: Reuters (Recasts, adds details) By Steve Holland WASHINGTON, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Facing strong pressure to shift course in Iraq, President George W. Bush said in a veiled message to Iran and Syria on ...
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  • Bush presses Iraq's neighbors to help Open this result in new window
    Japan Today - Dec 11 2:49 PM
    WASHINGTON U.S. President George W Bush, promising to unveil "a new way forward" in Iraq, on Monday urged the war-torn country's neighbors to do more to help its fledgling democracy survive.
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  • Sanity, Competence, & The Latest Crock About Iraq Open this result in new window
    Scoop.co.nz - Dec 11 5:44 PM
    To my surprise, the recent post raising the issue of George Bush's sanity received a reasonable amount of response. The posting questioned his sanity on the ground that he is in denial about Iraq -- that he is living in an Iraqian dreamworld that exists only in his head, not in the real world.
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  • Quibbling about "civil war" doesn't help Iraq -UN Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - Dec 11 3:48 PM
    Source: Reuters UNITED NATIONS, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Quibbling about whether Iraq is in the throes of a civil war does nothing to ease the suffering of the Iraqi people, the top U.N. envoy in Iraq said on Monday. & ...
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