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  • Rice: Iraq worth investment in U.S. aid Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 1 hour, 27 minutes ago
    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told The Associated Press on Thursday that Iraq is "worth the investment" in American lives and dollars and said the U.S. can still win a conflict that has been more difficult than she expected.
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  • No plans for more Aussie troops in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 21 5:56 PM
    Prime Minister John Howard has admitted he has no intention of bolstering the number of Australian troops in Iraq even though the United States is considering boosting its forces.
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  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq hit 2,959 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 21 4:36 PM
    As of Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006, at least 2,959 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 2,373 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
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  • Australia won't increase its Iraq force Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 21 3:16 PM
    Australia does not plan to contribute to a potential increase in troop numbers in Iraq, Prime Minister John Howard said Friday.
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  • US soldiers in Iraq urge Gates to send more troops Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 21 3:11 PM
    U.S. soldiers in Iraq urged new Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Thursday to send reinforcements but generals expressed concern that deploying more troops might delay the time when Iraqis take control.
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  • Rice: Iraq worth investment in US lives Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 21 2:37 PM
    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told The Associated Press on Thursday that Iraq is "worth the investment" in American lives and dollars.
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  • Embed Returns To Iraq -- For Christmas -- For Indiana Paper Open this result in new window
    Editor and Publisher via Yahoo! News - Dec 21 1:38 PM
    NEW YORK You'd think Fred Dodd of The South Bend (Ind.) Tribune would have had enough of military life during his two previous Iraq embedding stints in 2003 and 2004, not to mention his 20 prior years as a U.S. Marine photojournalist.
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  • Jailed Syrian dissident prods Bush on Palestine, Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 21 12:59 PM
    The jailed Syrian dissident writer Michel Kilo appealed to US President George W. Bush to "work seriously" towards a Palestinian state and to withdraw US troops from Iraq.
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  • Gates, in Iraq, Hears Support for More Troops Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Dec 21 11:37 AM
    Enlisted soldiers voiced support for the proposal to Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates on his second day in Iraq.
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  • Soldiers tell Gates more troops needed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Dec 21 10:41 AM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates and the rest of the Bush administration may be undecided on whether to send more troops to Iraq. But several soldiers he met with at Camp Victory here on Thursday morning said extra forces would help.
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  • Iraqis: Marines in Haditha case should be tried in Iraq Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Dec 21 11:58 AM
    Some Iraqis said Thursday that U.S. military plans to charge Marines in the shooting deaths of 24 Iraqi civilians were a sham, and that the American troops should face justice in Iraq. In terms of the number slain, the expected U.S. criminal case is the biggest to emerge from the war.
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  • 3 more American servicemen die in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 21 10:53 AM
    Three more American servicemen have died in Iraq, the U.
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  • Iraq trial eyed in Haditha shooting case Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 21 10:30 AM
    Some Iraqis said Thursday that U.S. military plans to charge Marines in the shooting deaths of 24 Iraqi civilians were a sham, and that the American troops should face justice in Iraq.
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  • Bush Acknowledges Iraq Setbacks, Says Victory Is Goal Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg via Yahoo! News - Dec 21 8:22 AM
    Dec. 21 (Bloomberg) -- President George W. Bush delivered two messages on Iraq yesterday: He isn't in denial about the difficulties of the war, and he will spurn any strategy that includes a withdrawal on terms short of what he calls victory.
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  • Bush warns of more U.S. losses in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 21 7:48 AM
    Acknowledging deepening frustration over Iraq, President Bush said Wednesday he is considering an increase in American forces and warned that next year will bring more painful U.S. losses. New Defense Secretary Robert Gates said in Baghdad that a troop surge was an obvious option.
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  • Repeated tours raise GIs' stress, Army says / If Bush ups troop levels in Iraq, thousands would likely stay longer than ... Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - 10 minutes ago
    American soldiers who serve repeated tours of duty in Iraq are more likely to suffer from acute stress in Iraq, according to a mental health survey released Tuesday by the Army. Overall, 13.6 percent of soldiers reported suffering from acute stress in...
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  • U.S. toll in Iraq Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - 10 minutes ago
    As of Tuesday, at least 2,956 members of the U.S. military had died in Iraq since the war began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The latest identifications reported by the military: - Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew W. Clark, 22,St....
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  • Rice: Iraq Is 'Worth The Investment' Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Dec 21 4:06 PM
    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says Iraq is "worth the investment" in American lives and dollars. She said the U.S. can win, although the war so far has been longer and more difficult than she had expected.
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  • Iraq cycling coach said slain in Baghdad Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 21 3:47 AM
    Iraq's Olympic cycling coach was killed after gunmen kidnapped him from his home in the latest attack on one of the nation's sports figures, officials said.
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  • U.S. can win in Iraq, secretary of state says Open this result in new window
    Denver Post - 2 hours, 49 minutes ago
    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Thursday that Iraq is "worth the investment" in American lives and dollars, while Defense Secretary Robert Gates traded ideas with Iraqi leaders about boosting military assistance for the embattled government.
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  • Radical cleric mulling Iraq cease-fire Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 21 3:34 AM
    Radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who heads a militia feared by Iraq's Sunnis, is considering a one-month unilateral cease-fire and may push his followers to rejoin the political process after a three-week boycott, officials close to him said.
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  • Iraq a year away from 'point of no return,' Nelson says Open this result in new window
    Orlando Sentinel - 18 minutes ago
    Competing factions in Iraq have a year to settle their differences before the country reaches "a point of no return," Sen. Bill Nelson said Wednesday after spending almost three days in Iraq.
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  • U.S. soldiers in Iraq urge Gates to send more troops Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 21 2:08 AM
    U.S. soldiers in Iraq urged their new boss on Thursday to send reinforcements, after their generals told Defense Secretary Robert Gates they were concerned a surge might delay the time when Iraqis take control.
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  • Report call for spring surge in troops to Iraq Open this result in new window
    World Tribune - 1 hour, 3 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON A new report urges the The Bush administration to bolster the U.S. military presence in Iraq by at least 20,000 troops. The Washington-based American Enterprise Institute has recommended a surge of seven U.S. Army brigades and Marine Corps regiments.
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  • Rep. Jane Harman: Harman to President Bush: Send More Troops to Iraq...NOT! Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Dec 21 12:41 PM
    If President Bush had any lingering doubts about how the new Democrat-controlled Congress would react to the idea of surging thousands of additional troops into Iraq, the incoming Chair of the House Armed Services Committee, my friend Ike Skelton of Missouri, cleared those up for him this week. On Monday, following the swearing-in of Robert Gates as the new Defense Secretary, he said: ...
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  • Iraq Shia leaders meet top cleric Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Dec 21 9:14 AM
    Iraq's Shia Muslim leaders gather for talks with the country's most prominent Shia cleric, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani.
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  • NBC: U.S. is hamstrung by Iraq, again Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Dec 21 10:22 AM
    America's foreign policy in 2006 was dominated by one overwhelming reality: the escalation of violence in Iraq. Andrea Mitchell,NBC News' Chief Foreign Affairs correspondent, reports on how the war has constrained diplomatic options for the U.S. in virtually all corners of the world.
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  • LAFAYETTE / Sign in controversial Iraq war memorial is vandalized overnight / Property owner didn't file complaint in ... Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Dec 21 4:01 PM
    Nighttime vandals late Tuesday or early Wednesday defaced the sign accompanying crosses planted on a Lafayette hillside as a memorial to American soldiers slain in Iraq. Police said it appeared the culprits used black tar to paint over the sign's...
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  • Army's 3rd Infantry Faces Another Hitch in Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Dec 21 4:19 PM
    All Things Considered , December 21, 2006 Early next year, the division that took Baghdad will begin a third deployment in Iraq. Soldiers and officers are finishing training and saying goodbye to their families -- again.
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  • Volcker author attacks lack of Iraq oil-for-food lawsuits Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - 6 minutes ago
    State prosecutors are dragging their feet investigating corruption in the Iraq oil-for-food programme, according to one of the authors of last year's United Nations report on one of the world's largest bribery scandals.
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  • More troops to Iraq a mistake: Dodd Open this result in new window
    Connecticut Post - 5 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd called plans for a temporary surge of American forces in Iraq "a mistake" Thursday, saying they would simply provide insurgents additional targets to attack.
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  • Our View: Build up the military, be wary of Iraq buildup Open this result in new window
    Mankato Free Press - 16 minutes ago
    It all appears like a losing proposition of too little, too late. President George W. Bush has sent signals, and gave voice to them on Wednesday, that he is considering a plan to send more troops into Baghdad in a last-ditch effort to salvage a rapidly deteriorating Iraq policy.
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  • Bushs latest take on Iraq draws mixed reviews Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Dec 21 8:07 AM
    President Bush wasnt halfway through his news conference when the mixed reviews started pouring in from mainstream America, where concerns are mounting about the commander in chiefs handling of Iraq.
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  • A New Phrase Enters Washington?s War of Words Over Iraq Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Dec 20 9:04 PM
    President Bush is embracing a new verbal construction to describe the situation in Iraq: ?We?re not winning. We?re not losing.?
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  • Four US marines charged with Iraq murders Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - 2 hours, 12 minutes ago
    Four US marines were last night charged with murder and a further four with failure to investigate and report the killing of 24 Iraqi civilians, in the biggest American criminal case to arise from the Iraq war.
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  • 500 attend service for Marine killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Times and Democrat - 21 minutes ago
    AIKEN, S.C. - Nearly 500 people attended a funeral here for a Marine corporal killed in Iraq earlier this month, remembering Matt Dillon as proud of his military service.
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  • Shiite Clerics' Rivalry Deepens In Fragile Iraq Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Dec 20 7:56 PM
    BAGHDAD -- In the quest to create a new Iraq, two powerful clerics compete for domination, one from within the government, the other from its shadows.
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  • Mattis: Winning in Iraq will take five more years Open this result in new window
    North County Times - 2 hours, 37 minutes ago
    CAMP PENDLETON -- Winning the war in Iraq will require U.S. presence into the next decade, the commanding general of Camp Pendleton's I Marine Expeditionary Force predicted Wednesday.
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  • Collins supports reallocation of existing troops in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Dec 21 11:37 AM
    Sen. Susan Collins shared with President Bush her proposal for reallocating existing troops instead of sending more troops to Iraq before briefing the deputy national security adviser on her third trip to Iraq, she said Friday.
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  • Bush Asserts That Victory in Iraq Is Still ?Achievable? Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Dec 20 6:52 PM
    President Bush warned today that the war in Iraq would require ?difficult choices,? but he vowed the U.S. would not be ?run out of the Middle East? by extremists.
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  • Rice calls Iraq 'worth the investment' and says U.S. can win Open this result in new window
    Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune - Dec 21 3:41 PM
    WASHINGTON Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told The Associated Press on Thursday that Iraq is "worth the investment" in American lives and dollars and said the U.S. can still win a conflict that has been more difficult than she expected. In an interview at the State Department, the nation's highest-ranking black government official also said the United States is ready to elect a black ...
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  • GAO report says contractors in Iraq lack military oversight Open this result in new window
    Stars and Stripes - Dec 21 3:38 PM
    The Pentagon faces continuing problems X including problems identified in a similar 2003 report X overseeing and managing the thousands of civilian contractors supporting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a new report from the Government Accountability Office has found.
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  • Kid Rock to Spend Christmas With U.S. Troops Stationed in Iraq and Kuwait Open this result in new window
    SYS-CON Media - 46 minutes ago
    Atlantic recording artist Kid Rock hasannounced he's going to the Middle East to spend Christmas with the troops.The Detroit Cowboy will once again visit U.S. military personnel stationedin the Middle East, with an itinerary that sees him spending the upcomingholiday season alongside troops currently serving in both Kuwait and Iraq.The trip is sponsored by Armed Forces Entertainment and America ...
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  • US's Rice Says Iraq 'Worth The Investment,' US Can Win Open this result in new window
    Nasdaq - Dec 21 3:37 PM
    WASHINGTON (AP)--U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told The Associated Press on Thursday that Iraq is "worth the investment" in U.S. lives and dollars.
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  • Al-Qaida Hints at Power Status in Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Herald-Sun - 1 hour, 52 minutes ago
    The deputy leader of al-Qaida, Ayman al-Zawahri, told the United States it is negotiating with the wrong people in Iraq, suggesting in a video released Wednesday that his terror group was the real power broker in the country.
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  • U.S. suspends AWB after Iraq probe Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Dec 20 8:09 PM
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States suspended Australia's wheat-export monopoly from U.S. government contracts Wednesday and proposed an indefinite debarment for the monopoly's cheating on the U.N. Oil-for-Food program in Iraq.
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  • Chaos deepens for Iraq in 2007 Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Dec 21 4:21 AM
    Iraq will slip into chaos in 2007 which promises to be no easier a year for the world than 2006, the BBC's John Simpson predicts.
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  • U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq Hit 2,959 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! Asia News - Dec 21 4:36 PM
    As of Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006, at least 2,959 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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  • Marines under command of Coloradan may face charges in Iraq slaughter Open this result in new window
    Rocky Mountain News - Dec 21 11:40 AM
    Marine commanders at Camp Pendleton could announce criminal charges today against as many as eight Marines, who were under the command of an officer who grew up in Rangely, for killing 24 civilians Nov. 19, 2005, in Iraq.
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  • Dodd says more U.S. troops not the answer in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Dec 21 10:28 AM
    Sen. Christopher Dodd, concluding a weeklong Middle East trip Thursday, said that simply pouring more U.S. troops into Iraq won't end the violence there.
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  • Fire hazard puts Marines' cold-weather gear on ice in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Stars and Stripes - Dec 21 3:38 PM
    CAMP TAQADDUM, Iraq The grumbling was muffled but expletive-laced. The Marines of 9th Engineer Support Battalion, out of Okinawa, were headed out on a night mission and had been told that day they wouldnt be allowed to wear any of their Corps-issued cold weather gear to keep warm.
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  • Al-Qaida Hints at Power Status in Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Dec 21 6:22 AM
    Deputy Leader of al-Qaida Tells U.S. That It's Negotiating With the Wrong People in Iraq
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  • U.S. troops tell defense secretary that they want more soliders sent to Iraq Open this result in new window
    Boston Herald - Dec 21 3:38 PM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - If American troops who ate breakfast Thursday with new Defense Secretary Robert Gates have their way, he will recommend sending in reinforcements - and soon. Gates conferred with U.S....
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  • Bush: 'Additional sacrifices' in Iraq required in 2007 Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Dec 20 6:13 PM
    In a sober, end-of-the-year news conference Wednesday, President Bush said the "brutal" amount of violence in Baghdad must be prevented from spreading if the United States' mission in Iraq is to succeed.
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  • Four US Marines charged with Iraq murder Open this result in new window
    The West Australian - 53 minutes ago
    The US military on Thursday charged four Marines with murder and four others with dereliction of duty in the 2005 killing of 24 unarmed civilians in Haditha, Iraq, scene of what Iraqi witnesses say was a massacre by American troops.
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  • US can win in Iraq: Rice Open this result in new window
    NDTV - 2 hours, 7 minutes ago
    US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has said the Iraq war is "worth the investment" in American lives and dollars. In an interview, Rice was asked whether an additional $100 billion the Pentagon wants for the Iraq and Afghan wars might amount to throwing good money after bad in Iraq.
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  • U.S. soldiers in Iraq urge Gates to send more troops Open this result in new window
    Reuters.co.uk - Dec 21 5:45 PM
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. soldiers in Iraq urged new U.S. Defence Secretary Robert Gates on Thursday to send reinforcements but generals expressed concern that deploying more troops might delay the time when Iraqis take control.
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  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq at 2,956 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 20 7:30 PM
    As of Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006, at least 2,956 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 2,370 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
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  • Rice: Iraq Worth Investment in U.S. Aid Open this result in new window
    RedNova - Dec 21 6:08 PM
    By ANNE GEARAN WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told The Associated Press on Thursday that Iraq is "worth the investment" in American lives and dollars. The top U.S.
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  • Australian leader says he does not plan to increase troops in Iraq Open this result in new window
    KTRE-TV East Texas - 2 hours, 47 minutes ago
    CANBERRA, Australia Australia does not plan to help contribute to any potential increase in troop numbers in Iraq. But Prime Minister John Howard says he also has no plans to reduce Australia's troop commitment in Iraq.
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  • Iraq 'deadliest place for journalists' Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - Dec 21 4:17 PM
    Iraq was the deadliest country in the world for journalists in 2006, with 32 killed in the Middle Eastern state, according to a study. It is the fourth consecutive year that Iraq has been the deadliest place for journalists to work.
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  • Iraq massacre: US troops charged Open this result in new window
    Sydney Morning Herald - Dec 21 2:22 PM
    A US military court charges four Marines with murder over the deaths of 24 unarmed civilians in Haditha in Iraq.
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  • U.S. commanders wary of Iraq troop plan Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 20 6:08 PM
    Defense Secretary Robert Gates found American commanders wary of a proposal to rush more U.S. troops to Iraq as he visited the war-ravaged country Wednesday.
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  • Iraq war 'worth the investment', says Rice Open this result in new window
    Deccan Herald - 15 minutes ago
    US Secretary of State Condoleezza has Rice told The Associated Press that the Iraq war is "worth the investment" in American lives and dollars. The top US diplomat said the United States can win in Iraq, although the war so far has been longer and more difficult than she had expected.
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  • Australia not to send extra troops to Iraq: PM Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - 2 hours, 35 minutes ago
    Australian Prime Minister John Howard said Friday that he has no plan to send more troops to Iraq nor to reduce the troop numbers in the war-torn Gulf country.
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  • Gates inscrutable over Iraq war views for Bush Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - Dec 21 3:21 PM
    Source: Reuters By Kristin Roberts BAGHDAD, Dec 22 (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates gave few clues on whether he wants more troops for Iraq as he toured the shattered country to prepare a new war ...
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  • US marine faces 13 Iraq murder charges Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - Dec 21 4:17 PM
    A Marine Corps sergeant was charged with 13 counts of murder yesterday in an episode involving the killing of 24 Iraqi civilians that has come to be known as the Iraq war's My Lai - the notorious massacre of civilians in the Vietnam war.
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  • FRANK RICH DECLARES IRAQ 'BOX OFFICE POISON!' Open this result in new window
    Ann Coulter via Yahoo! News - Dec 20 3:42 PM
    Last year, Osama bin Laden's deputy, Ayman al-Zawahri, wrote to the head of al-Qaida in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, telling him to "be ready starting now" for America to run from Iraq, reminding him how America cut and ran from Vietnam and the "aftermath of the collapse of American power in Vietnam, and how they ran and left their agents."
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  • Sens. Kerry, Dodd hold talks with Syrian president on Iraq Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Dec 20 4:51 PM
    Sens. John Kerry and Christopher Dodd met with Syrian President Bashar Assad on Wednesday and discussed the need for Damascus to cooperate with efforts to maintain the unity and stability of war-ravaged Iraq, state media reported.
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  • US soldiers in Iraq urge Gates to send more troops Open this result in new window
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation - Dec 21 3:48 PM
    US soldiers in Iraq have urged new Defence Secretary Robert Gates to send reinforcements, but generals have expressed concern that deploying more troops might delay the time when Iraqis take control.
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  • Rice calls Iraq "worth the investment" and says U.S. can win Open this result in new window
    KWQC-TV 6 Davenport - 16 minutes ago
    STATE DEPARTMENT Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says that Iraq is "worth the investment" in American lives and dollars.
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  • Cleric to End Iraq Government Boycott Open this result in new window
    Journal Gazette & Times Courier - Dec 21 4:14 PM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has agreed to allow supporters to rejoin the Iraqi government after a three-week boycott, officials close to the militia leader said Thursday, as political rivals pushed to form a coalition without him.
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  • Hunter, Other U.S. Leaders In Favor Of Troop Increase In Iraq Open this result in new window
    News 8 San Diego - Dec 21 5:24 PM
    Expanding the military presence in Iraq is on the mind of local congressman Duncan Hunter and other U.S. leaders.
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  • More Marines charged over Iraq deaths Open this result in new window
    Stuff - Dec 21 6:22 PM
    CAMP PENDLETON: US military prosecutors have charged four US Marines with murder and four others on related charges over the November 2005 deaths of 24 unarmed civilians in the western Iraq town of Haditha, according to charging documents.
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  • Australian leader says he does not plan to increase troops in Iraq Open this result in new window
    NewsChannel 10 Amarillo - Dec 21 4:49 PM
    CANBERRA, Australia Australia does not plan to help contribute to any potential increase in troop numbers in Iraq. But Prime Minister John Howard says he also has no plans to...
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  • Senator Collins Says Don't Send More Troops To Iraq Open this result in new window
    WCSH 6 Portland - Dec 21 4:59 PM
    Senator Susan Collins, who is just back from a grueling trip to the Middle East, says she believes the United States should not increase troop levels in Iraq.
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  • US marine faces murder charges in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Stuff - Dec 21 6:20 PM
    WASHINGTON: A US marine sergeant has been charged with 13 counts of murder in the killings of unarmed civilians in Haditha, Iraq, one of his defence lawyers said overnight.
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  • Brighton Solider Killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Detroit Now - Dec 21 4:49 PM
    A Brighton family was mourning the loss of their son, Thursday, after he was killed during his second tour of duty in Iraq. 21-year-old Army Specialist Andrew Daul was supposed to head home in about 5 weeks, but was killed Tuesday, when the tank he was driving was hit by an explosive device.
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  • Immediate Withdrawal of S. Korean Troops from Iraq Urged Open this result in new window
    Korean Central News Agency - Dec 21 5:54 PM
    Pyongyang, December 21 (KCNA) -- Members of civic and public organizations in south Korea reportedly held an anti-war rally in Seoul on Dec. 16 at which they denounced the "government's" attempt at the long-term presence of the Jaitun unit in Iraq.
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  • Vandals Damage Iraq Memorial Display In Lafayette Open this result in new window
    CBS 5 Bay Area - Dec 21 4:30 PM
    Vandals used black tar to paint over a sign posted near hundreds of white crosses on a hillside in memory of U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq, Lafayette police said.
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  • Opposition to Iraq War Hits 67% in U.S. Open this result in new window
    Angus Reid - 10 minutes ago
    (ARGM) - The number of Americans who reject the coalition effort is now the highest since the conflict began, according to a poll by Opinion Research Corporation released by CNN. 67 per cent of respondents oppose the United States war in Iraq, up six points since early November.
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  • Bush warns of new sacrifices in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 20 2:28 PM
    Weeks before a possible Iraq strategy overhaul, President George W. Bush warned of more "sacrifices" there next year and stopped short of saying the United States is winning the war.
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  • Columnist Barnicle Joins Scarborough In Expressing Alarm About Bush and Iraq Open this result in new window
    Editor & Publisher - Dec 21 3:11 PM
    NEW YORK MSNBC host, and former GOP congressman, Joe Scarborough, was once a strong supporter of the Iraq and the President, but he has turned harshly critical of both in recent weeks.
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  • Marines charged with Iraq murders Open this result in new window
    News Interactive - Dec 21 2:35 PM
    FOUR US marines have been charged with murder over the November 2005 deaths of 24 unarmed civilians in Haditha, Iraq.
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  • Bush vows new course in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 20 2:40 PM
    President Bush pledged on Wednesday to chart "a new way forward" in Iraq and said he would only consider boosting U.S. troop numbers there if he was sure it would help to curb rampant sectarian violence.
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  • Cleric weighs 1-month cease-fire in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 20 3:03 PM
    Radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who heads a militia feared by Iraq's Sunnis, is considering a one-month unilateral cease-fire and may push his followers to rejoin the political process after a three-week boycott, officials close to him said Wednesday.
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  • Marines charged with Iraq murders Open this result in new window
    The Australian - Dec 21 2:25 PM
    Four other marines are on related charges at Camp Pendleton in the US, over the killings of the men, women and children - one of the most serious allegations of misconduct against civilians by US troops in Iraq.
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  • Gates discusses troop levels in Iraq Open this result in new window
    UPI - Dec 21 3:28 PM
    BAGHDAD, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates discussed a possible increase in troop deployment in Iraq with top Iraq officials, The Washington Post reported.
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  • In the Minority, Iraq's Sunnis Lack Clear Leadership Open this result in new window
    NPR - Dec 21 7:03 AM
    Morning Edition , December 21, 2006 Of all the major factions in Iraq, the Sunni minority is remarkable for its lack of an obvious leader. The Sunnis were in power under Saddam Hussein, and often repressed the Shiite majority.
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  • Gates discusses troop levels in Iraq Open this result in new window
    EARTHtimes.org - 1 hour, 53 minutes ago
    U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates in Baghdad Thursday discussed a possible increase in troop deployment with top Iraq officials.
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  • Australia Won't Increase Its Iraq Force Open this result in new window
    The Daily Comet - Dec 21 3:25 PM
    Australia does not plan to contribute to a potential increase in troop numbers in Iraq, Prime Minister John Howard said Friday. "I don't have any plans at present to increase Australia's troop commitment, nor do I have any plans to reduce it," Howard told the Nine Network television.
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  • Rice calls Iraq "worth the investment" and says U.S. can win Open this result in new window
    KRIS-TV Corpus Christi - Dec 21 3:14 PM
    STATE DEPARTMENT Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says that Iraq is "worth the investment" in American lives and dollars. She made the comment in an interview with...
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  • Three US Soldiers Killed In Iraq Open this result in new window
    Nasdaq - Dec 21 10:53 AM
    (RTTNews) - The US military released a statement on Thursday saying that three more American soldiers have been killed in Iraq. The US military statement said that a Marine of the 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division died Thursday in western province of Anbar, a hotbed for Iraq's Sunni insurgency.
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  • Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan Impact Hoosiers in 2006 Open this result in new window
    WISH-TV Indianapolis - Dec 21 3:04 PM
    The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan came home to Indiana in a number of ways this year. Twenty-two Hoosier servicemen gave their lives in those conflicts. And toward the year's end a former Indiana Congressman was advising the president on how this country's role in Iraq should change.
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  • No more troops to Iraq - Howard Open this result in new window
    News Interactive - Dec 21 2:05 PM
    AUSTRALIA has no plans to send extra troops to Iraq, despite suggestions the US is planning an extra deployment, Prime Minister John Howard says.
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  • A Letter from Iraq: Staff Sergeant John Essman Open this result in new window
    New Hampshire Public Radio - Dec 21 3:39 PM
    This is Sgt Essman's 2nd tour of Iraq. He volunteered because he believes in the mission and because his son is in Iraq too.
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  • Rival Iraq Report Wins Attention in Washington Open this result in new window
    NPR - Dec 21 6:19 AM
    Morning Edition , December 21, 2006 The Congressionally-funded Iraq Study Group report was unveiled recently with pomp and ceremony. But quietly, inside the Pentagon, the ISG report is widely regarded as unrealistic.
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  • Bush acknowledges 'difficult year' in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Los Angeles Times - Dec 21 12:26 AM
    President acknowledges sectarian violence but says victory is possible. WASHINGTON President Bush, saying he was still considering options for "a new way forward" in Iraq, delivered an uncharacteristically dour assessment Wednesday of the war and called 2006 a "difficult year" in which extremists thwarted efforts to establish security and stability in the country.
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  • Rice: Iraq worth investment in US aid Open this result in new window
    China Daily - Dec 21 5:48 PM
    WASHINGTON - US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Thursday that Iraq is "worth the investment" in American lives and dollars and said the US can still win a conflict that has been more difficult than she expected.
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  • Cleric to End Iraq Government Boycott Open this result in new window
    RedNova - Dec 21 3:09 PM
    By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA BAGHDAD, Iraq - Radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has agreed to allow his supporters to go back to their positions in the Iraqi government after a three-week boycott to protest the Iraqi prime minister's meeting with U.S. President George W.
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