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  • Bush gives no hint of new Iraq direction Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 10 minutes ago
    President Bush knows the general direction he wants to move U.S. policy on Iraq but won't announce it until next month, the White House said Tuesday. Military commanders were recommending more U.S. advisers and equipment for Iraqi forces, said a defense specialist.
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  • Kerry to meet soldiers, leaders in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 10 minutes ago
    Sen. John Kerry, whose botched joke about U.S. troops in Iraq dealt a blow to his presidential ambitions, will travel to Iraq this weekend to meet with soldiers, political leaders and military officials.
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  • U.S. General Says Jobs and Services May Curb Iraq Violence Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 1 hour, 56 minutes ago
    The general made an impassioned appeal for more time and money to make the American enterprise in Iraq work.
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  • Saudis tell U.S. they may back Iraq's Sunnis: NY Times Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - 1 hour, 27 minutes ago
    Saudi Arabia has told the Bush administration that it might provide financial backing to Iraqi Sunnis in a war against Iraqi Shiites if the United States withdraws from Iraq, The New York Times reported on Tuesday, citing American and Arab diplomats.
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  • White House: Bush's new Iraq policy largely decided Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - 2 hours, 36 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush on Tuesday put off until early next month announcing a new approach to the Iraq war, and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Bush should take whatever time necessary to decide his next steps.
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  • Saudis Outlined Consequences of U.S. Withdrawal From Iraq Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 2 hours, 38 minutes ago
    Saudi Arabia has said that it might provide financial backing to Iraqi Sunnis in any war against Iraq's Shiites if U.S. troops leave Iraq.
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  • White House to Delay Shift on Iraq Until '07 Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 2 hours, 26 minutes ago
    Officials suggested that the president?s advisers were locked in internal debates on several fronts about how to proceed in Iraq.
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  • Marine becomes highest-ranking female servicemember killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    USA Today - 2 hours, 48 minutes ago
    A major who rejoined the Marines so she could go to Iraq has become the highest-ranking female servicemember to be killed in the war. Megan McClung, a 1995 graduate of the Naval Academy, was remembered Tuesday by family and friends. She is the first female Marine officer to be killed in Iraq.
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  • Australian officials back U.S. on Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 12 6:23 PM
    Australia's foreign minister said Tuesday his country will remain unwavering in its support for the United States in Iraq, despite the war's unpopularity among Americans.
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  • Bush to Announce New Iraq Strategy Next Year Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Dec 12 5:37 PM
    President Bush plans to wait until early next year to announce a new strategy for Iraq, dropping his previous goal of addressing the nation before Christmas to stake out a fresh course based on several studies, the White House said today.
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  • White House: Bush will unveil new Iraq policy in new year Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Dec 12 5:03 PM
    President Bush conferred with top military leaders today as part of his series of consultations on Iraq, but the White House said the president would not be unveiling his "new way forward" until the new year.
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  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq hit 2,939 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 12 5:57 PM
    As of Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006, at least 2,939 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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  • UPDATED: Joe Galloway Wants Iraq Exit Open this result in new window
    Editor and Publisher via Yahoo! News - Dec 12 4:00 PM
    NEW YORK Last week's Iraq Study Group recommendations are being hit from all sides, by those who claim they go too far -- or don't go nearly far enough. Among those now weighing in with the latter view is legendary war reporter Joe Galloway.
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  • Pa. soldier killed in Iraq awarded Silver Star Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Dec 12 5:48 PM
    Pfc. Ross McGinnis, who was killed by a grenade during a Dec. 4 mission in Baghdad, has been posthumously awarded the Silver Star, according to a U.S. military statement released in Iraq. McGinnis shouted a warning to the other soldiers before hurling himself onto the grenade, saving their lives.
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  • Kucinich?s Second White House Bid, Like His First, to Focus on Iraq Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Dec 12 4:16 PM
    With a call for sanity and a plea to end the war in Iraq, Democratic Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich of Ohio announced Tuesday he was taking another swing at the White House after a failed bid for his partys nod in 2004.
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  • Bush to announce new Iraq strategy next year Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 12 2:36 PM
    President George W. Bush will delay announcing a new Iraq strategy until the new year, the White House said on Tuesday amid polls showing Americans are more pessimistic about the war and want a change.
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  • US ally Australia warns quick pullout from Iraq would be "disastrous" Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 12 2:35 PM
    Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer strongly backed a continued heavy US troop presence in Iraq, warning that a rushed withdrawal from the country would be "disastrous" for the entire Middle East.
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  • Outgoing U.S. leader says Iraq needs aid Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 12 2:35 PM
    America's outgoing No. 2 commander in Iraq said Tuesday that curbing unemployment and improving services would help reduce the violence in the country, warning that military muscle cannot win the war alone.
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  • Pessimism over Iraq deepens as Bush weighs his next move Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Dec 12 12:48 PM
    Surveys show a deepening of American pessimism about the war and the president's handling of it. The White House said Bush would delay a speech on Iraq until the New Year.
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  • Bush to unveil Iraq changes in 2007 Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 12 1:39 PM
    US President George W. Bush will unveil a new Iraq strategy in early 2007, the White House said, as new polls showed most Americans do not think he can turn the unpopular war around.
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  • Celebrations as Iraq reach final Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Dec 12 1:23 PM
    Iraq pulled off a shock 1-0 win over South Korea on Tuesday to reach the Asian Games soccer final, while host nation Qatar scored a famous 2-0 victory over defending champions Iran in the other semifinal.
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  • Bush to put out Iraq plan in early '07 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 12 12:00 PM
    The White House says President Bush has largely decided on a new approach to the Iraq war that he will announce next month, but he gave no public hint of his plan Tuesday when he met with the country's Sunni vice president.
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  • Unlikely lads Iraq and Qatar reach Asian Games final Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 12 11:51 AM
    Asian Games unlikely lads Iraq and Qatar will clash for football gold on Friday.
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  • The Latest Iraq Polls Open this result in new window
    RealClearPolitics.com via Yahoo! News - Dec 12 11:38 AM
    A few interesting points on the trio of Iraq polls out today from ABC/WP, CBS and USA Today/Gallup.
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  • U.S. military reports deaths of five more troops in Iraq Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Dec 12 12:34 PM
    The U.S. military on Tuesday reported the deaths of five more American troops in Iraq, including three Marines killed in combat in the volatile Anbar province. The three Marines assigned to 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing died Monday of wounds sustained due to enemy action in the insurgent stronghold, according to a statement.
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  • US pessimism deepens about Iraq: polls Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 12 10:06 AM
    Americans' pessimism about events in Iraq appears to be deepening, according to opinion polls, despite plans by US President George W. Bush to unveil some policy shift there.
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  • Bush Iraq update may be after New Year Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 12 10:21 AM
    President Bush, wrapping up an intense effort that has led him to new course for Iraq, will lay out his plan to a war-weary nation sometime early next year, the White House said Tuesday.
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  • Poll: Most Americans Believe U.S. Is Losing Iraq War Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Dec 12 10:07 AM
    Most Americans now believe the United States is losing the war in Iraq and sizeable majorities support a bipartisan commission's recommendations to shift away from combat and focus more on diplomacy, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll released today.
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  • US public sour on Iraq prospects Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 12 9:54 AM
    US President George W. Bush pursued high-profile consultations on changing course in Iraq, but new polls showed most of the US public does not think that he can turn the war around.
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  • Bush to announce new Iraq strategy in new year Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 12 9:18 AM
    President George W. Bush will delay announcing a new strategy for Iraq until the new year, aides said on Tuesday amid new polls showing Americans are more pessimistic about the war and want a change.
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  • US general calls for more time to help Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 12 9:13 AM
    The operational US commander in Iraq called for his forces to be given more time and more economic expertise to help bring peace to the country, amid fierce policy debate in Washington.
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  • Bush to lay out Iraq course in 2007: aide Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 12 9:18 AM
    US President George W. Bush, looking to announce a new course in Iraq to a glum US public, is "probably more likely" to do so in 2007 than before Christmas, a senior US official said.
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  • Iraq war not worth the cost: US poll Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 12 8:12 AM
    Americans' pessimism about events in Iraq appears to be deepening, a new poll found, despite preparations by US President George W. Bush to announce a major shift in strategy there.
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  • Bush gets briefing from Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 12 7:34 AM
    President Bush conferred via videoconference Tuesday with senior military commanders in Iraq, one piece of a rushed weeklong effort to arrive at a new course for the unpopular war.
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  • Bush Iraq update may be after Christmas Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 12 8:22 AM
    President Bush, about to wrap up a rushed weeklong effort to arrive at a new course for Iraq, now is likely to lay out his plan to the nation after Christmas, a senior White House official said Tuesday.
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  • Life in Iraq grates on soldiers' morale Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 12 7:49 AM
    Almost none has heard of the Iraq Study Group, and though a few know that Donald Rumsfeld is out as defense secretary, the name Robert Gates draws blank stares.
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  • Iraq overcome odds to reach Asian Games football final Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 12 7:44 AM
    Iraq has opened up another chapter in their fairytale Asian Games football story when they reached their first final in 24 years with an emotional 1-0 win over South Korea.
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  • Bush said likely to unveil Iraq plan in early '07 Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 12 8:30 AM
    President George W. Bush is likely to delay the unveiling of a new strategy for Iraq until early 2007, instead of late this year as originally planned, a White House official said on Tuesday.
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  • Iraq overcome odds to reach Asian Games final Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 12 7:33 AM
    Iraq has opened up another chapter in their fairytale Asian Games football story when they reached their first final in 24 years with a 1-0 win over South Korea.
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  • Bush Won't Unveil Iraq Plan Until '07 Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Dec 12 5:32 PM
    The White House says President Bush has largely decided on what he's been calling his "new way forward" for Iraq but will wait until 2007 before making it public. A source tells CBS News Mr. Bush asking about sending more troops.
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  • Poll finds Americans more pessimistic on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 12 6:54 AM
    As President Bush weighs options for changing course in Iraq, Americans are more pessimistic on the war and most support a quick withdrawal of U.S. troops, according to a new USA TODAY/Gallup poll.
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  • UK troops jailed over Iraq gun-running scam Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 12 7:32 AM
    Three British soldiers have been jailed and thrown out of the army after admitting a plot to smuggle guns out of Iraq to sell them for cash in Germany, a spokesman has said.
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  • Opinion on Iraq War Drops; Bush Delays Speech Open this result in new window
    NPR - Dec 12 4:04 PM
    New polls show plummeting public support for the war in Iraq. This comes as President Bush meets with advisers, military commanders and Iraq's vice president to talk about changing U.S. strategy in Iraq. On Wednesday, Mr. Bush will hold a final Pentagon meeting with departing Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Despite word from the White House that a major policy address would come before ...
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  • "Personal responsibility" but no regrets for Rice over Iraq failures Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 12 6:02 AM
    US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice brushed aside the growing criticism of her role in prosecuting the Iraq war, declaring herself "very proud" to have helped oust Saddam Hussein in an exclusive interview with AFP.
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  • Americans Hit `New Level of Discontent' Over Iraq, Poll Finds Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Dec 12 4:20 PM
    Dec. 13 (Bloomberg) -- The American public has abandoned President George W. Bush on the Iraq war and is looking to Congress for a way out that includes a timetable for withdrawing U.S. troops, according to a Bloomberg/Los Angeles Times poll.
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  • Bomb explodes at Iraq's Samarra mosque Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 12 6:21 AM
    A bomb has exploded at Iraq's famed golden-domed mosque in Samarra, site of a February bomb attack that sparked nationwide civil strife, causing minimal damage, the US military has said.
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  • Support for War Dives as Bush Seeks New Iraq Plan Open this result in new window
    NPR - Dec 12 4:08 PM
    The White House on Tuesday pushed back until January a major policy address from President Bush on the war in Iraq. The delay comes as several major national polls on the war, all of which became public Tuesday, show plummeting public support.
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  • Bush Meets With Iraq's Sunni Vice President Open this result in new window
    NPR - Dec 12 4:05 PM
    President Bush meets with the top Sunni leader in the Iraqi government, Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi, as the White House continues to review the situation in Iraq. Hashimi heads the Iraq Islamic Party, an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood. Since he joined the government last spring, Hashimi's sister and two other relatives have been murdered by Sunni insurgents.
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  • Bush Gives No Hint of New Iraq Direction Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Dec 12 6:28 PM
    President Bush knows the general direction he wants to move U.S. policy on Iraq but won't announce it until next month, the White House said Tuesday. Military commanders were recommending more U.S. advisers and equipment for Iraqi forces, said a defense...
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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 12 7:43 AM
    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 Meets With Iraq Sunni Leader, Delays Strategy Announcement Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Dec 12 12:35 PM
    Dec. 12 (Bloomberg) -- President George W. Bush met with a leader of Iraq's Sunni Muslim minority as the administration attempts to isolate the sectarian factions that are fueling violence in the country.
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  • Cenk Uygur: Can Anyone Define a Military Victory in Iraq? Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Dec 12 12:21 PM
    The White House now defines victory in Iraq as "an Iraq that can sustain, govern and defend itself." Could you imagine if that's how they sold the war in the first place? If they said we want to invade a country so that we can make it stable and able to defend itself? How's that for ironic? But for the purposes of this post, I want to get beyond the ever-changing, ever-absurd ...
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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 via Yahoo! News - Dec 12 1:00 AM
    In recent months, the gruesome images and stories emanating from Iraq have hardened the public's perception about the conflict there. The war is increasingly viewed as a grim, chaotic mess.
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  • Bush Adviser Weighs In on Iraq Debate Open this result in new window
    NPR - Dec 12 1:04 PM
    Among the military and diplomatic experts offering President Bush direct advice on the war in Iraq is Stephen Biddle of the Council on Foreign Relations.
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  • Bush reviews options on Iraq policy Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 12 12:58 AM
    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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  • Dual Bombing in Iraq Kills at Least 63 Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Dec 12 12:29 PM
    2 Car Bombs Targeting Day Laborers Explode on Main Square in Iraq, Killing at Least 63 People
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  • Bush to Announce Strategy in Iraq After New Year (Update3) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Dec 12 11:42 AM
    Dec. 12 (Bloomberg) -- President George W. Bush will wait until after the start of the new year to announce his plan for the next U.S. steps in Iraq, his spokesman said today.
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  • Let's Recognize Iraq-Iran Connection Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Dec 12 11:02 AM
    We must confront Iran to win in Iraq, and we must confront Iran if we are to defeat Islamic fascism around the world, argues the National Review Online .
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  • Bush Meets With Iraq's Sunni Vice President Open this result in new window
    NPR - Dec 12 4:33 PM
    All Things Considered , December 12, 2006 President Bush meets with the top Sunni leader in the Iraqi government, Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi, as the White House continues to review the situation in Iraq. Hashimi heads the Iraq Islamic Party, an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood.
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  • Downer says quick Iraq withdrawal disastrous Open this result in new window
    7News via Yahoo!7 News - 1 hour, 51 minutes ago
    Foreign Minister Alexander Downer is warning the United States a quick withdrawal from Iraq could be disastrous.
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  • Behind the Iraq Study Group, a brigade of PR Open this result in new window
    The Hill - 1 hour, 56 minutes ago
    It took more than 50 people to write the Iraq Study Groups report. It then took nearly as big a contingent to deal with the press crush afterward.
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  • Bush to Announce Strategy in Iraq After New Year (Update1) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Dec 12 9:19 AM
    Dec. 12 (Bloomberg) -- President George W. Bush likely will wait until after the start of the new year to announce his plan for the next U.S. steps in Iraq, an administration official said.
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  • Americans more pessimistic than ever about Iraq war: poll Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 11 11:19 PM
    Americans have never been more pessimistic about the war in Iraq and say a change in strategy is needed, said a CBS News poll.
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  • Man who set himself ablaze after son died in Iraq becomes citizen Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Dec 12 3:50 PM
    Two years ago, Carlos Arredondo tried to destroy a military van and set himself on fire in his grief over the news that his son, a Marine, had been killed in Iraq.
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  • Unhappy With Democrats Over Iraq, Kucinich Plans Another Bid for White House Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Dec 11 11:32 PM
    Citing dissatisfaction with his party's strategy on Iraq, Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (Ohio) announced yesterday that he would run for the Democratic presidential nomination.
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  • Iraq War Echoes Historic Divide of Vietnam Open this result in new window
    NPR - Dec 12 8:38 AM
    NPR.org , December 12, 2006 The war in Iraq is threatening to do to Republicans what the war in Vietnam did to Democrats. It is threatening to divide them -- not just for one or two election cycles, but for a generation or more.
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  • Support for War Dives as Bush Seeks New Iraq Plan Open this result in new window
    NPR - Dec 12 1:48 PM
    NPR.org , December 12, 2006 The White House has been promising a major address from President Bush on the war in Iraq sometime before Christmas. But on Tuesday that speech was postponed until January.
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  • Experts Still Divided After Iraq Study Group Recommendations Open this result in new window
    The Online NewsHour - Dec 12 5:22 PM
    Following up on a series of conversations about U.S. Iraq policy, six guests debate the Iraq Study Group and President Bush's response to the different options offered.
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  • Bush to Announce Iraq Plan in January Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Dec 12 1:13 PM
    President Bush on Tuesday put off until early next month announcing a new approach to the Iraq war, and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Bush should take whatever time necessary to decide his next steps. The White House initially indicated that...
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  • Bush delays fresh Iraq strategy Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Dec 12 6:45 AM
    The US president postpones his announcement of a new American strategy for Iraq until early next year.
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  • Bush Administration Resists Calls to Engage Syria in Iraq Planning Open this result in new window
    The Online NewsHour - Dec 12 5:22 PM
    The recently released Iraq Study Group report's call on the Bush administration to end its isolation of Syria has sparked renewed debate over the American approach to dealing with Damascus.
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  • Iraq Suicide Bomber Kills 63, Hurts 200 Open this result in new window
    Journal Gazette & Times Courier - 15 minutes ago
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - A suicide bomber struck a crowd of mostly poor Shiites in Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 63 people and wounding more than 200 after luring construction workers onto a pickup truck by offering them jobs as they were eating breakfast.
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  • The state of Iraq's security forces Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Dec 12 6:05 AM
    An assessment of the state of Iraq's security forces in the light of the Iraqi Study Group Report.
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  • Erica Jong: Aida and Iraq Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Dec 12 8:06 AM
    While the Iraq Study Group was releasing its report on the tragedy in Iraq, I was in Milan, attending the opening of La Scala. Both were melodramas, but the Italian version was more fun. In Milan a glitzy Aida with Christmas window sets and blindingly gaudy costumes by director Franco Zefirelli opened to the excitement of the elegant (dried) flower of Milanese society as well as Romano Prodi, ...
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  • Clerics urge Muslims to back Iraq Sunnis Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 11 9:27 PM
    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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  • U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq Hit 2,939 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! Asia News - Dec 12 5:57 PM
    As of Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006, at least 2,939 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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  • Jane Wells: Don't Forget Iraq's Other Casualties Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Dec 12 8:06 AM
    As we ponder the Iraq Study Group, President Bush's attempts to distance himself from their report and the never-ending vortex of tragedy, despair, hopelessness and corruption that the war in Iraq has unleashed, please don't forget the 400,000 victims who haven't even set foot in Iraq. The victims of genocide in Darfur. They are casualties of this administration's inability to focus foreign ...
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  • In Advance of Speech, Bush Seeks Iraq Advice Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Dec 11 7:41 PM
    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 consulting range of experts on options in Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Western Star - 1 hour, 18 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON President Bush, working toward a new approach in Iraq, is fielding a "menu" of options but not recommendations as he meets this week with key advisers, the White House said Monday.
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  • Bush, advisers discuss new strategy for Iraq Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Dec 11 7:35 PM
    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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  • U.S. Death Toll in Iraq Hits 2,939 -- Within 34 of 9/11 Total Open this result in new window
    Editor & Publisher - 32 minutes ago
    NEW YORK With four more deaths reported today, at least 2,939 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to the Associated Press count. The AP count is six higher than the Defense Department's tally, which often gets updated.
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  • Mothers lose Iraq inquiry battle Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Dec 12 5:39 AM
    Two mothers lose their court battle to try to force an independent inquiry into Britain's involvement in Iraq.
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  • Bush consults diplomats on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 11 7:13 PM
    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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  • Iraq casts shadow on Darfur options Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - Dec 12 6:35 PM
    The crisis in Iraq has left US and British officials wary of waging a further unilateral action in a hostile Muslim country. "You must go to the dance with a partner," says one Washington official.
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  • Troops face risk of failure in Iraq and Afghanistan, say MPs Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - 2 hours, 43 minutes ago
    British troops fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan are too thin on the ground, do not have the equipment they need and there is a significant risk they will fail in their mission, a cross-party committee of MPs warns today.
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  • Iraq looms over Sudan action Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - Dec 12 6:30 PM
    The intractable crisis in Sudan's Darfur region has left the US and UK torn between Iraq-inspired wariness of taking action in a hostile Muslim country and a desire to tackle a situation that London labels a "crime against humanity" and Washington calls genocide.
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  • Australia Pledges to Stay in Iraq Coalition Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Dec 12 3:36 PM
    Australia Tuesday strongly reaffirmed its intention to continue its role in the U.S.-led military coalition in Iraq. Foreign Minister Alexander Downer, at a U.S.-Australian defense dialogue in Washington, said a precipitous withdrawal of international forces from Iraq would be disastrous.
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  • USA more pessimistic on Iraq war Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Dec 11 7:06 PM
    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 - Dec 11 7:21 PM
    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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  • Australia sees fast US Iraq withdrawal as disaster Open this result in new window
    Stuff - Dec 12 3:36 PM
    WASHINGTON: Australia today said a hasty US withdrawal from Iraq would be disastrous and promised its close ally strong support to "see this job through."
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  • Poll Finds Most Americans Weary of War in Iraq Open this result in new window
    KTLA 5 - 1 hour, 57 minutes ago
    A majority of Americans favor setting a fixed timetable for bringing troops home from Iraq and just 12 percent would support a plan to increase troop strength, an option under serious consideration by the military, a Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll has found.
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  • Bush meets with Iraq's Sunni vice president Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Dec 12 5:50 AM
    While seeking a new course in Iraq, President Bush has not changed his tone about the stakes involved in the war, the importance of victory or his definition of success. [!]
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  • Bush puts off Iraq speech until January Open this result in new window
    Chicago Sun-Times - Dec 12 12:24 PM
    WASHINGTON---- President Bush on Tuesday put off until early next month announcing a new approach to the Iraq war.
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  • First woman Marine officer dies in Iraq Open this result in new window
    NDTV - Dec 12 6:26 PM
    A spokeswoman for the US Marine Corps has died in Iraq, becoming the first female Marine officer to be killed in the conflict. Maj. Megan M McClung, of Coupeville, Washington, died Dec 6 in the restive Anbar province, the US Department of Defence said in a news release.
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  • Bush Mum On Iraq Plan And Delay In Releasing It Open this result in new window
    WLBZ Bangor - 1 hour, 38 minutes ago
    Playing it close to the vest, President Bush is giving no hint of the Iraq plan he's working on. He welcomed Iraq's vice president to the White House Tuesday, and later told reporters he wants to help the Baghdad government "deal with the extremists and the killers."
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  • TUESDAY'S LETTERS: Dying for a 'Mistake,' Disputed AP Story on Iraq Burnings, 'Newsday' Protest Letter Open this result in new window
    Editor & Publisher - 1 hour, 32 minutes ago
    NEW YORK In today's letters, praise for the letter sent by Newsday staffers to their bosses at the Tribune Company, readers slam E&P editor Greg Mitchell for his contention that the Iraq War was a mistake, and others weigh in on the disputed AP story about Iraq.
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  • Bush to unveil Iraq strategy early next year Open this result in new window
    Khaleej Times - 2 hours, 22 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON - US President George W Bush put off unveiling his new Iraq strategy until January, the White House said Tuesday as Bush met Iraqs Sunni vice president to discuss how to halt the countrys deadly violence.
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  • With troops in Iraq, holiday traditions keep spirits high on bases in Germany Open this result in new window
    Stars and Stripes - Dec 12 3:56 PM
    GIESSEN, Germany The day they lit the Christmas tree in Giessen, three 1st Brigade soldiers died in combat in Iraq. As joyous as this season is supposed to be, pretty bows still come with knots.
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  • Three more Alaska-based paratroopers killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Anchorage Daily News - 1 hour, 33 minutes ago
    Three more Fort Richardson paratroopers died in a roadside bomb explosion in Iraq, bringing to five the number of Alaska-based soldiers killed in the war zone in three days.
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  • McCain: Withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq could risk catastrophe Open this result in new window
    JTA - Dec 12 3:10 PM
    NEW YORK, Dec. 12 (JTA) Steering clear of the Iraq Study Groups controversial recommendation to engage the Arab-Israeli issue to win support for U.S. efforts in Iraq, John McCain made an emphatic case for American steadfastness in Iraq during an address to a Jewish group.
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