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  • Iraq's al-Maliki reaches out to Sunnis Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 30 minutes ago
    Iraq's prime minister reached out to Sunni Arabs at a national reconciliation conference on Saturday, urging Saddam Hussein-era officers to join the new army and a review of the ban against members of the former dictator's ruling party.
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  • Iraq's legal system staggers beneath the weight of war Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - 6 minutes ago
    The system in Iraq for detaining, charging and trying suspects has become another weak link in the rule of law. Left, in 2004, American troops detained Laith al-Ani, shown in a family photo.
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  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq at 2,945 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 16 4:20 PM
    As of Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006, at least 2,945 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 2,359 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
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  • Iraq PM reaches out to Saddam supporters Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 16 2:20 PM
    Iraq's embattled prime minister offered an olive branch to former supporters of Saddam Hussein, including the army, calling for them to join a peace process in the war-wracked country.
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  • Kerry: Iraq visit helped focus his views Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 16 2:15 PM
    Sen. John Kerry said meeting with American and British troops in Iraq on Saturday helped clear his thoughts about what needs to be done to stabilize the country and he looked forward to hearing ideas from Iraqis.
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  • Iraq PM calls on Saddam officers to return to army Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 16 1:43 PM
    Iraq's Shi'ite prime minister called on Saturday for the return of all officers of Saddam Hussein's disbanded army in a political overture to disaffected Sunni Arabs aimed at reducing sectarian violence.
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  • Clinton's defense chief warns of Iraq 'quagmire' Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Dec 16 1:21 PM
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Defense Secretary William Perry, a member of the Iraq Study Group, said Saturday that Iraq could turn into a "quagmire" if the Bush administration fails to change strategy.
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  • Troops prep for third Iraq tour Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 16 12:10 PM
    With two combat tours under his belt and an unprecedented third fast approaching, Army Sgt. Steve Butcher gets a lot of questions about Iraq from his 6-year-old daughter, Molly.
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  • Brisk market for burial shrouds in Iraq holy city Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 16 1:01 PM
    Najaf, home to the golden domed shrine of the Imam Ali, is Iraq's holiest Shiite city and has long lived off a constant flow of pilgrims.
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  • Iraq?s Legal System Staggers Beneath the Weight of War Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Dec 16 12:22 PM
    The system in Iraq for detaining, charging and trying suspects has become another weak link in the rule of law.
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  • Bush rejects most dramatic Iraq options Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 16 10:38 AM
    President Bush has taken the most dramatic options off the table as he tries to change direction in Iraq, leaving him with a list of modest military and diplomatic moves to announce in the new year.
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  • Perry sees Iraq "quagmire" absent changes Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 16 10:28 AM
    The United States risks being stuck in a "quagmire" in Iraq unless the Bush administration changes strategy, a Democratic member of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group said on Saturday.
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  • Iraq's al-Maliki presses reconciliation Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 16 10:17 AM
    Iraq's army has "opened its doors" to all former members of Saddam Hussein's army, the prime minister said Saturday at a national reconciliation conference boycotted by one of his main Shiite allies, a major Sunni group and Iraq's exiled opposition.
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  • Bush seeks ideas on new war plan here and in Iraq Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Dec 16 10:46 AM
    President Bush will be spending part of his holidays in "continuous consultations" as he makes final decisions on a new Iraq war plan to be unveiled in the new year. White House spokesman Tony Snow said Thursday that Bush will seek more information from a variety of sources.
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  • Iraq PM reaches out to Baathists Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Dec 16 9:06 AM
    Iraq's Shiite prime minister has made overtures to the country's Sunni minority, gestures designed to foster national reconciliation in a country divided by sectarian hatred.
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  • White House studies options for increasing troops in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 16 8:26 AM
    Military planners and White House budget analysts have reportedly been asked to provide President George W. Bush with options for increasing American forces in Iraq by 20,000 troops or more.
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  • Iraq PM reaches out to former Saddam supporters Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 16 4:03 AM
    Iraq's embattled prime minister offered an olive branch to former supporters of Saddam Hussein, calling for them to join the country's new leaders in a national peace process.
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  • Iraq PM calls on Saddam officers to return to army Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 16 4:23 AM
    Iraq's Shi'ite prime minister called on Saturday for the return of all officers of Saddam Hussein's disbanded army in an overture to disaffected Sunni Arabs aimed at reducing sectarian violence.
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  • A Conversation with Iraq's Vice President Open this result in new window
    NPR - Dec 16 3:50 PM
    Unending sectarian violence continues to push Iraq closer to the brink of an all-out civil war. Iraq's Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi, discusses ways to end the Iraqi bloodshed.
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  • Bush weighs 'surge' in troops to Iraq Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Dec 16 2:42 AM
    President George W. Bush is being provided options for increasing U.S. forces in Iraq by 20,000 or more.
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  • Iraq's Al-Maliki Reaches Out to Sunnis Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Dec 16 12:48 PM
    Iraq's Prime Minister Reaches Out to Sunni Arabs, but Key Players on Both Sides Stay Away
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  • Iraq summit seeks end to violence Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Dec 16 12:36 AM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) -- Iraq holds a national conference on Saturday designed to halt mounting sectarian violence that has raised fears of civil war and been a major issue behind U.S. President George W. Bush's decision to review his strategy.
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  • Brisbane man working in Iraq killed Open this result in new window
    7News via Yahoo!7 News - 19 minutes ago
    A Brisbane man working for a private security firm in Iraq has been killed in a violent attack on the convoy he was guarding.
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  • Iraq legal system inadequate, probe finds Open this result in new window
    The State - 42 minutes ago
    BAGHDAD, Iraq The United States established the Central Criminal Court of Iraq three years ago, envisioning it as a pillar of a new democracy. But like the faltering effort to create effective Iraqi security forces, the system for detaining, charging and trying suspects has instead become another weak link in the rule of law in Iraq, according to an investigation by The New York Times.
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  • Iraq launches last-ditch peace talks Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 16 12:53 AM
    Iraq's beleaguered coalition government is to launch broad-based talks in a fresh attempt to draw the shattered country's warring factions into a peace process.
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  • N. Texas soldier killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Dallas Morning News - Dec 16 3:43 PM
    WILLOW PARK, Texas A North Texas soldier was killed in Iraq, the Department of Defense announced Saturday. Pfc. Paul Balint Jr., 22, died Friday in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, after he was injured when his unit came under attack during combat operations.
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  • Iraq's Al-Maliki Presses Reconciliation Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Dec 16 9:49 AM
    Iraq's Prime Minister Reaches Out to Members of Saddam's Army for Help in Curbing Violence
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  • A Conversation with Iraq's Vice President Open this result in new window
    NPR - Dec 16 3:03 PM
    All Things Considered , December 16, 2006 Unending sectarian violence continues to push Iraq closer to the brink of an all-out civil war. Iraq's Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi, a Sunni, has lost two brothers and a sister to the fighting.
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  • Bush urges Iraq reconciliation, weighs options Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! India News - Dec 16 5:35 PM
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration urged Iraq's Shi'ites, Sunnis and Kurds to move forward on reconciliation, as President George W. Bush weighed options for overhauling his Iraq strategy.
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  • White House studies options for increasing troops in Iraq: report Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 15 11:39 PM
    Military planners and White House budget analysts have been asked to provide President George W. Bush with options for increasing American forces in Iraq by 20,000 troops or more, The New York Times has reported.
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  • Kerry says visit with troops helps "crystallize" views on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Dec 16 2:23 PM
    U.S. Sen. John Kerry said Saturday his visit with American and British troops helped in "crystallizing" his views about the situation in Iraq, and he was looking forward to hearing Iraqi ideas about political steps to restore stability here.
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  • Recycling 3rd ID to Iraq expected,' officer says Open this result in new window
    Savannah Morning News - 6 minutes ago
    FORT STEWART - With two combat tours under his belt, and another fast approaching, Sgt. Steve Butcher gets asked a lot of questions about Iraq.
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  • Perry Says U.S. Army Nearly `Broken' as a Result of Iraq War Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Dec 16 8:50 AM
    Dec. 16 (Bloomberg) -- The Iraq war is an ``intractable problem'' that has compromised the U.S. military's combat readiness, said William Perry, a former U.S. defense secretary and member of the Iraq Study Group.
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  • Thune: U.S. 'spinning our wheels' in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Rapid City Journal - 3 minutes ago
    SIOUX FALLS - After spending much of the week in Iraq with a delegation of U.S. lawmakers, Sen. John Thune said he believes there will be a "change of direction" in policy dealing with Iraq.
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  • About Face: Soldiers Call for Iraq Withdrawal Open this result in new window
    The Nation via Yahoo! News - Dec 15 9:00 PM
    The Nation -- For the first time since Vietnam, an organized, robust movement of active-duty US military personnel has publicly surfaced to oppose a war in which they are serving. Those involved plan to petition Congress to withdraw American troops from Iraq. (Note: A complete version of this report will appear next week in the print and online editions of The Nation.)
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  • The one sure guide in Iraq - doing it with honor Open this result in new window
    Sidney Herald-Leader - 31 minutes ago
    The special issue of The New Republic that arrived in the other day's mail was devoted to the choices confronting American policymakers in Iraq. Its cover offered a smorgasbord of 17 different strategies, each served up with separate but equal assurance by a different pundit.
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  • More troops for Iraq: Follow general's advice Open this result in new window
    New Hampshire Union Leader - 42 minutes ago
    The Army's top general, Peter J. Schoomaker, last week stated flatly that more troops, both active duty and reserve, are needed in Iraq. Suddenly the Democrats, who for years have urged Bush to listen to his top military commanders for years, are silent.
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  • Harold Meyerson: Republicans refuse to face reality on Iraq Open this result in new window
    New Hampshire Union Leader - 43 minutes ago
    WHERE DO the Republicans' likely 2008 Presidential candidates come down on Iraq?
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  • 3 more GIs killed in Iraq this week Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 15 7:24 PM
    Three more U.S. troops died in fighting this week, the military said Friday, raising to 54 the number of Americans killed in Iraq in December nearly half of them in Anbar.
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  • Richardson calls for more politics, not troops, in Iraq Open this result in new window
    New Hampshire Union Leader - 40 minutes ago
    Sending more troops to Iraq will only lead to more violence New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson told about 100 members of the New Hampshire Democratic Party State Committee yesterday.
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  • America ponders one last push to save Iraq Open this result in new window
    Times Online - Dec 16 4:30 PM
    VISITORS to the Oval Office last week remarked that they had rarely seen President George W Bush more energised than he has been in considering what to do next in Iraq.
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  • Kuwait: First Stop In Iraq Troop Surge? Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Dec 16 6:40 AM
    The Pentagon plans to send 3,500 troops from the 82nd Airborne Division to Kuwait after the holidays, available should President Bush order a surge into Iraq. Meanwhile, the Iraqi army has "opened its doors" to former supporters of Saddam Hussein.
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  • Kiwi killed in Iraq attack Open this result in new window
    TVNZ - 2 hours, 47 minutes ago
    A New Zealand man working for a private security firm in Iraq has been killed in a violent attack on the convoy he was guarding.
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  • Card shower for Iraq vets Open this result in new window
    Mankato Free Press - 1 hour, 9 minutes ago
    On Veterans Day the ninth-graders in June Hoffmanns family and consumer science class decided itd be nice to do something for soldiers whove served in Iraq.
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  • U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq at 2,945 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! Asia News - Dec 16 4:20 PM
    As of Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006, at least 2,945 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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  • Richardson wants troops out of Iraq next year Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Dec 16 10:49 AM
    New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said Saturday that the administration should set a date to withdraw American troops from Iraq in 2007 and criticized Sen. John McCain's call for boosting troop levels there.
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  • Iraq in reconciliation talks Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Dec 16 3:59 AM
    Iraq's prime minister calls for the return of ex-members of Saddam Hussein's army, in a bid to curb sectarian tensions.
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  • Iraq's PM seeks recall of Saddam's army officers in bid to stem violence Open this result in new window
    Scotland on Sunday - Dec 16 5:00 PM
    IRAQ'S Shi'ite prime minister yesterday called for the return of all officers of Saddam Hussein's disbanded army in an overture to disaffected Sunni Arabs aimed at reducing sectarian violence.
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  • McCain starts to feel fallout from Iraq Open this result in new window
    Daily Telegraph - Dec 16 4:48 PM
    The popularity of John McCain, the decorated Vietnam veteran and strong contender for the Republican 2008 presidential nomination, is being undermined by his support for the Iraq war.
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  • Kingwood Marine, 20, killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Houston Chronicle - Dec 16 10:26 AM
    A 20-year-old Marine from Kingwood was killed in Iraq Thursday, only months after he had finished basic training, his family said. Lance Cpl. Luke Yepsen was a Marine Corps infantryman who had just completed boot camp in August before leaving for Iraq in October. He was shot during combat Thursday in Anbar province.
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  • Brisbane based contractor killed in Iraq attack Open this result in new window
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation - Dec 16 6:21 PM
    An Australian resident working in Iraq as a security contractor has been killed in an overnight attack.
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  • Iraq's Premier Reaches Out To Members Of Saddam's Army For Help Open this result in new window
    WCSH 6 Portland - 2 hours, 26 minutes ago
    Iraq's Shiite prime minister is seeking the help of Sunni Arabs in curbing the country's rampant violence.
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  • NZ soldier killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AAP via Yahoo!7 News - Dec 16 2:57 PM
    A New Zealand soldier working for a private security firm in Iraq has been killed in an attack on the convoy he was escorting.
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  • Va. Consortium Wins Bid To Send Linguists to Iraq Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Dec 15 10:40 PM
    A local consortium of DynCorp International and McNeil Technologies was awarded a five-year Army contract worth up to $4.6 billion yesterday to provide linguists to the U.S. military in Iraq.
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  • Kerry says visit with troops helped clear his views on Iraq Open this result in new window
    KTRE-TV East Texas - Dec 16 6:35 PM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq Senator John Kerry says he has a clearer idea of what needs to happen in Iraq after visiting troops there.
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  • Kerry says visit with troops helped clear his views on Iraq Open this result in new window
    KRIS-TV Corpus Christi - Dec 16 6:10 PM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq Senator John Kerry says he has a clearer idea of what needs to happen in Iraq after visiting troops there. The onetime Democratic presidential candidate...
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  • North Texas soldier killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    KXAN 36 Austin - Dec 16 6:22 PM
    WILLOW PARK, Texas The Department of Defense announced today that a North Texas soldier has been killed in Iraq.
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  • Former defense secretary warns against staying the course in Iraq Open this result in new window
    WIVB Buffalo - Dec 16 6:00 PM
    WASHINGTON Former Defense Secretary William Perry says Iraq could turn into a "quagmire" if the Bush administration doesn't change strategy.
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  • Hunting Trip Honors Injured Veterans of Iraq War Open this result in new window
    WLTX-TV Columbia - Dec 16 5:58 PM
    Local conservation groups organized a hunting trip for veterans of the Iraq War who are recovering from debilitating injuries. The hunt was dedicated to a fallen soldier from Lexington.
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  • UK knew Iraq was not threat before invading it Open this result in new window
    ArabicNews.com - Dec 16 4:55 PM
    Britain's Mission to the United Nations in New York frequently warned the US that overthrowing Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq would lead to a chaos, according to previously suppressed testimony.
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  • U.S. Military October Death Toll Rises to 96 in Iraq Open this result in new window
    NBC 24 Toledo - 40 minutes ago
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - The number of American troops killed in Iraq in October reached the highest monthly total in a year Thursday after four Marines and a sailor died of wounds suffered while fighting in the same Sunni insurgent stronghold.
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  • Bush likely to support "surge" of additional U.S. troops to Iraq Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Dec 16 5:51 PM
    U.S. President George W. Bush is likely to support a plan for a "surge" of additional American troops to Iraq, ABC News reported Saturday.
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  • Iraq in reconciliation talks Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Dec 16 12:21 AM
    Representatives from Iraq's different communities are holding talks aimed at curbing bloodshed in the country.
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  • Laura Bush Pleads for Positive Media Coverage from Iraq -- But 'L.A. Times' Finds More Bad Open this result in new window
    Editor & Publisher - Dec 16 5:07 PM
    NEW YORK In a TV interview this week, Laura Bush, the First Lady, complained about one-sided media coverage in Iraq and, like many others before her, asked for more of a focus on the positive, including "schools opening."
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  • Bush urges Iraq reconciliation, weighs options Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - Dec 16 1:23 PM
    Source: Reuters (New throughout with more details, incorporates IRAQ-DEMOCRATS) By Caren Bohan WASHINGTON, Dec 16 (Reuters) - The Bush administration urged Iraq's Shi'ites, Sunnis and Kurds to move forward on ...
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  • Iran calls for US policy change in Iraq, hints at assistance Open this result in new window
    ArabicNews.com - Dec 16 4:56 PM
    Iran's Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Larijani said yesterday that the US can count on Iran's assistance if the White House changes its policy in Iraq.
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  • Iraq recruits former soldiers Open this result in new window
    The Auburn Citizen - 55 minutes ago
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraq's army has opened its doors, the prime minister said Saturday, appealing to troops who served under Saddam Hussein for help in curbing the rampant violence.
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  • U.S. preparing more troops for Iraq? Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Dec 16 2:48 AM
    After one of the deadliest months yet for American troops in Iraq, the U.S. military could be preparing for a short-term surge of forces to stabilize the violence.
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  • New Zealander killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    NZCity - Dec 16 5:37 PM
    A New Zealand man working for a private security firm in Iraq has been killed in a violent attack on the convoy he was guarding. Steve Gilchrist, aged 33, moved to Brisbane four years ago. He was killed instantly when his armoured vehicle was hit by an armour-piercing shell.
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  • Three US troops killed in Iraq fighting Open this result in new window
    ArabicNews.com - Dec 16 4:56 PM
    Three more US troops died in fighting this week, the military said, raising to 54 the number of Americans killed in Iraq in December, nearly half of them in al-Anbar.
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  • Ohio Marines Betrayed in Iraq? Open this result in new window
    NBC 24 Toledo - 40 minutes ago
    (Cleveland, OH) --- Twenty Ohio Marines came home in coffins last fall, casualties of war in Iraq. In the five months since their deaths, Marine family tears have turned to anger.
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  • Bush Considering Iraq Options Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Dec 16 11:06 AM
    U.S. President George Bush continues to consider options for what he says will be a new way forward in Iraq. VOA White House Correspondent Scott Stearns reports, a bipartisan panel of senior officials is urging Mr. Bush to withdraw most U.S. combat forces over the coming year.
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  • Memorial service held for Salem soldier killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Norwich Bulletin - Dec 16 4:33 PM
    EAST LYME A memorial for U.S. Army Capt. Jason Hamill, the Salem soldier killed last month in Iraq, was held today at St. Matthias Catholic Church. Hamill was killed Nov. 26 by a roadside bomb in Baghdad. He was 31.
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  • 3 CO Soldiers Killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    KKTV 11 Colorado Springs - Dec 16 3:51 PM
    Two more Fort Carson soldiers are dead, killed while conduction security and observation missions in Iraq.
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  • Iraq PM urges Baathists to join peace process Open this result in new window
    The Peninsula - Dec 16 3:28 PM
    baghdad Iraqs embattled prime minister offered an olive branch yesterday to former supporters of Saddam Hussein, including the army, calling for them to join a peace process in the war-wracked country.
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  • Iraq PM Hints At National Reconciliation, Reaches Out At Baathists Open this result in new window
    Nasdaq - Dec 16 10:42 AM
    (RTTNews) - Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki sent out strong reconciliatory overtures by reaching out to former Baathists in a move designed to bring security, stability and prosperity, sources said.
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  • Gunmen kill Shiite tribal sheik in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 15 2:02 PM
    Gunmen killed a Shiite tribal sheik linked to British forces in a drive-by shooting Friday in the southern city of Basra, while two Marines and a soldier were reported killed in fighting elsewhere in Iraq.
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  • *Iraq PM Hints At National Reconciliation Open this result in new window
    Nasdaq - Dec 16 10:27 AM
    (RTTNews) - Iraq PM hints at national reconciliation.
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  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq at 2,942 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 15 2:24 PM
    As of Friday, Dec. 15, 2006, at least 2,942 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 2,359 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
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  • Iraq PM urges Saddam soldiers to return Open this result in new window
    UPI - Dec 16 1:51 PM
    BAGHDAD, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Iraq's embattled prime minister Saturday called on former supporters of Saddam Hussein, including soldiers of the disbanded army, to join the peace process.
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  • Iraq's prime minister hopes for early execution of Saddam Hussein Open this result in new window
    WSTM-TV NBC 3 - Dec 16 5:45 PM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq Iraq's prime minister says he's hoping Saddam Hussein will be executed next month.
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  • Kerry Says Visit With Troops Helped "Crystallize" Views On Iraq Open this result in new window
    WLBZ Bangor - Dec 16 2:37 PM
    Massachusetts Senator John Kerry says his visit Saturday with American and British troops has helped crystallize his views about the situation in Iraq.
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  • Ex-Iraq expert: Britain saw no threat before war Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Dec 15 11:37 AM
    Britain's former top Iraq expert at the United Nations said in previously secret testimony that most government officials did not believe Iraq posed a threat in the months leading to the U.S.-led invasion, according to a new report.
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  • Iraq's premier reaches out to members of Saddam's army for help Open this result in new window
    WSTM-TV NBC 3 - Dec 16 5:45 PM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq Iraq's Shiite prime minister is seeking the help of Sunni Arabs in curbing the country's rampant violence.
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  • Reconciliation hard for Iraq government Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 15 12:43 PM
    The prime minister has talked about the need for Iraq's rival ethnic and religious factions to rally around a plan to end violence since taking office nearly seven months ago.
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  • North Texas Soldier Killed In Iraq Open this result in new window
    NBC 5 Dallas Fort Worth - Dec 16 2:12 PM
    The Department of Defense announced Saturday that a North Texas soldier has been killed in Iraq.
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  • North Texas soldier killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABC 7 El Paso - Dec 16 2:07 PM
    WILLOW PARK, Texas The Department of Defense announced today that a North Texas soldier has been killed in Iraq. Private first class Paul Balint Junior -- who is 22 --...
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  • Injured Midlands Iraq vets get to leave VA to go hunting Open this result in new window
    WIS News 10 Columbia - Dec 16 1:47 PM
    People injured while serving in Iraq got the chance to enjoy a Saturday of hunting.
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  • Deployment may signal Iraq push Open this result in new window
    Los Angeles Times - Dec 16 12:25 AM
    The U.S. military plans to move a brigade into Kuwait in what could be the first step of a short-term surge of forces into Iraq, a Pentagon official said.
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  • Rumsfeld exits, warning about 'weakness' / At Pentagon farewell, he hints Iraq pullout 'provocative' to foes Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Dec 16 3:39 AM
    Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld bade farewell to the Pentagon on Friday with a combative valedictory in which he warned against hoping for "graceful exits" from Iraq and said it would be wrong to regard the lack of new attacks on American soil as a sign...
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  • Iran worried by Saudi's pro-Sunni 'Iraq plans' Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 15 12:06 PM
    Shiite Iran expressed concern about suggestions that Saudi Arabia might intervene on the side of Iraq's Sunnis if the United States swiftly pulls out of Iraq.
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  • US Democrat sees Iraq 'quagmire' absent changes Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - Dec 16 9:53 AM
    Source: Reuters By Lisa Richwine WASHINGTON, Dec 16 (Reuters) - The United States risks being stuck in a "quagmire" in Iraq unless the Bush administration changes strategy, a Democratic member of the ...
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  • Brisk market for burial shrouds in Iraq holy city Open this result in new window
    TODAYonline - Dec 16 1:20 PM
    An Iraqi man buys a burial shroud at a shop in the holy city of Najaf, central Iraq, 13 December 2006. Burial shrouds are big business in Najaf, not just for grieving relatives looking to bury their loved ones, but for pilgrims visiting the city who take them home for when their own time comes.
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  • Iraq's Al-Maliki Presses Reconciliation Open this result in new window
    RedNova - Dec 16 11:06 AM
    By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA BAGHDAD, Iraq - Ir
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  • U.S. confronts reality of Iraq in 2006 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 15 11:00 AM
    After years of optimistic claims from Washington, Iraq is ending 2006 with the American strategy in shambles and a politically weakened Bush administration struggling for a way out of the impasse.
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  • Family, friends mourn soldier fatally wounded in Iraq Open this result in new window
    WFMJ Youngstown - Dec 16 5:35 PM
    WARREN, Ohio More than two dozen soldiers from the Florida National Guard traveled to northeast Ohio to attend the funeral of an Ohio native fatally wounded in Iraq.
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  • We can't win in Iraq with fewer troops Open this result in new window
    Chicago Sun-Times - Dec 16 3:24 AM
    The Iraq Study Group wisely recommended that the United States embed additional American troops in Iraqi military units. However, the group also recommended the withdrawal of most of our combat troops within one year.
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  • Iraq and Syrian minister discuss security cooperation Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 15 10:48 AM
    Iraq's interior minister arrived in Damascus for talks with Syrian officials on improving security cooperation with a country that has been accused of supporting Iraqi insurgents.
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  • Family, friends mourn soldier fatally wounded in Iraq Open this result in new window
    FOX 45 Dayton - Dec 16 5:02 PM
    WARREN, Ohio (AP) -- More than two dozen soldiers from the Florida National Guard traveled to northeast Ohio to attend the funeral of an Ohio native fatally wounded in Iraq.
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  • Richardson wants troops out of Iraq next year Open this result in new window
    ABC 7 El Paso - Dec 16 11:52 AM
    MANCHESTER, N.H. Governor Richardson says that the administration should set a date to withdraw American troops from Iraq in 2007. He also criticized Senator...
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