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  • Democrats to hold hearings on Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - 15 minutes ago
    Influential Democratic Senator Carl Levin opposed a "surge" of US forces in Iraq if it is not linked to a troop reduction program, and said his committee would meet in January to study all options in Iraq.
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  • Bush taking more time to craft Iraq plan Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 1 hour, 51 minutes ago
    President Bush worked nearly three hours at his Texas ranch on Thursday to design a new U.S. policy in Iraq, then emerged to say that he and his advisers need more time to craft the plan he'll announce in the new year.
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  • Bush making "good progress" on new Iraq plan Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 12 minutes ago
    President Bush said on Thursday he was making "good progress" in coming up with a fresh strategy on Iraq but needed more advice before announcing his plan next month.
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  • Bush closing in on new Iraq strategy Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 28 6:13 PM
    US President George W. Bush met with top national security aides as he drew closer to unveiling a new strategy for Iraq, as ousted dictator Saddam Hussein's execution loomed.
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  • Crisis in Housing Adds to Miseries of Iraq Mayhem Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 2 hours, 22 minutes ago
    Along with its many other desperate problems, Iraq is in the midst of a housing crisis that is worsening by the day.
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  • Ford had problems with Bush Iraq policy Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 48 minutes ago
    Former President Gerald R. Ford questioned the Bush administration's rationale for the U.S. invasion and war in Iraq in interviews he granted on condition they not be released until after his death.
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  • 5 U.S. Troops Added To Death Toll in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Dec 28 6:17 PM
    BAGHDAD, Dec. 28 -- The U.S. military death toll in Iraq this month continued to rise as officials reported Thursday that five more American service members had died.
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  • Stockton Soldier Dies In Iraq Open this result in new window
    KCRA TheKCRAChannel.com via Yahoo! News - Dec 28 6:37 PM
    A Stockton solider has died while serving in Iraq. The Department of Defense confirmed Thursday that 21-year-old Army Spc. Michael Crutchfield died Saturday from a non-combat injury.
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  • U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq Hit 2,991 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 28 4:39 PM
    As of Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006, at least 2,991 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 2,396 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
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  • Bush Discusses Iraq Options With Top Advisers Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Dec 28 1:52 PM
    The bulk of the discussions focused on security in Iraq and the need to send more American troops to Baghdad, an official said.
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  • KC Man Being Held Hostage In Iraq Open this result in new window
    KMBC TheKansasCityChannel.com via Yahoo! News - Dec 28 2:54 PM
    A local man is one of four American security contractors being held hostage in Iraq, officials said.
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  • Soldier From Jacksonville Dies In Iraq Open this result in new window
    WJXT News4Jax.com via Yahoo! News - Dec 28 2:39 PM
    A Jacksonville man is coping with the death of his brother, a local soldier who was killed in Iraq earlier this week.
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  • Bush: Making progess on new Iraq policy Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Dec 28 11:47 AM
    President Bush said his meeting Thursday with national security advisers put him a step closer to making changes to U.S. strategy in Iraq, but that he will seek more advice before announcing a plan in January.
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  • Bush reports 'good progress' on new Iraq plan Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Dec 28 11:24 AM
    CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) -- President Bush said Thursday he was making "good progress" in coming up with a fresh strategy on Iraq, as he met with top advisers at his Texas ranch.
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  • Bush Considers Economic Package for Iraq Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Dec 28 11:16 AM
    CRAWFORD, Tex., Dec. 28 -- As he puts the finishing touches on his revised Iraq plan, President Bush is considering new economic initiatives to go along with a possible increase in troops to help stabilize the country, according to officials familiar with the administration's review.
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  • Bush says making good progress on plan for change in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 28 11:24 AM
    President George W. Bush said he was "making good progress" in meetings aimed at hammering out a change in policy for occupied Iraq.
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  • U.S. death toll in Iraq seen spurring anti-war protests Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 28 11:21 AM
    In Kansas City, they will light candles and lay out more than 80 pairs of empty combat boots. In Chicago, anti-war activists will hand out black ribbons, each bearing the name of a U.S. soldier killed in Iraq.
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  • Bush Weighs Iraq Options With Top Security Officials Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg via Yahoo! News - Dec 28 9:38 AM
    Dec. 28 (Bloomberg) -- President George W. Bush is set to huddle with his national-security team today at his Crawford, Texas, ranch as he weighs whether to increase U.S. troops in Iraq.
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  • Bush: Making progress on new Iraq policy Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 28 10:32 AM
    President Bush met Thursday with his national security team at his Texas ranch, and declared he has moved one step closer to devising a new Iraq strategy but will seek more advice before settling on a final plan.
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  • Report: Ford 'very strongly' against Iraq war justification Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Dec 28 10:25 AM
    Former President Gerald R. Ford said in an embargoed interview in July 2004 that the Iraq war was not justified, the Washington Post reported Wednesday night.
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  • Bush says making progress on Iraq plan Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 28 10:17 AM
    President George W. Bush said on Thursday he was making "good progress" in coming up with a new Iraq strategy.
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  • Top Bush aides meet ahead of Iraq policy decision Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 28 8:44 AM
    US President George W. Bush met at his Texas ranch with his top aides for final consultations on his planned strategy change in Iraq, White House officials said.
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  • Ford: Bush made 'big mistake' on Iraq justifications Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Dec 28 9:25 AM
    In an interview embargoed two years ago, former President Gerald Ford said President Bush and his chief advisers "made a big mistake" with their justifications for the Iraq war.
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  • Ford disagreed with Bush over Iraq invasion: WPost Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 28 8:52 AM
    President George W. Bush and his top advisers made a "big mistake" in their justification for invading Iraq, Gerald Ford told journalist Bob Woodward in an interview embargoed until after the former president's death.
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  • Bush talks with top advisers on new Iraq strategy Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 28 8:03 AM
    President George W. Bush met with top advisers at his Texas ranch on Thursday to hash out a new Iraq strategy that he plans to unveil next month to an American public weary of the war.
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  • U.S. military says 5 troops killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Dec 28 9:14 AM
    The U.S. military on Thursday announced the deaths of four American soldiers and a Marine in Iraq. A roadside bomb killed a soldier and wounded another on Thursday while they were on a foot patrol north of Baghdad, the military said in a statement.
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  • Late US ex-president Ford disagreed with Iraq war: report Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 28 7:38 AM
    An embargoed tape recorded interview conducted in 2004 with former president Gerald Ford, revealed that the late US leader disagreed with the US-led war in Iraq.
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  • "Joe Blow" keeps track of Iraq war dead Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 28 5:52 AM
    When Michael White, a self-described "Joe Blow off the block," set up a Web site to track U.S. casualties in Iraq he never imagined it would become a leading resource on the subject.
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  • Bush says he's making progress on Iraq strategy Open this result in new window
    Los Angeles Times - Dec 28 3:40 PM
    CRAWFORD, TEXAS President Bush said today that he was making good progress toward redrawing his strategy for Iraq, a plan aides said would encompass economic and political elements as well as new security procedures to stem sectarian violence and counter a thriving insurgency.
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  • Bush and Gates Meet to Discuss Iraq Plans Open this result in new window
    NPR - Dec 28 2:57 PM
    President Bush met today with his national security team to talk about changing U.S. strategy in Iraq. This was the first meeting the president has had with Secretary of Defense Robert Gates since Gates' recent visit to Iraq. President Bush said that this meeting brought him closer to deciding on the next course of action in Iraq. He also said that he would seek more advice before making a ...
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  • 4 Americans kidnapped in southern Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 28 4:03 AM
    The U.S. Embassy said Thursday it believes four American security contractors and an Austrian remain in captivity after their kidnapping in southern Iraq six weeks ago.
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  • Will the Iraq panel be a chapter or footnote in history? Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Dec 28 6:44 AM
    For every impossible problem that official Washington faces, there is a blue-ribbon panel, and for every panel there is a predictable life cycle, which the Iraq Study Group has so far followed to a fault.
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  • Sadr Deputy Is Killed in U.S.-Led Raid in Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Dec 28 2:57 PM
    A U.S.-backed raid Wednesday resulted in the death of Sahib al-Amiri, a top deputy to Moqtada al-Sadr, the powerful anti-American Shiite cleric who controls one of Iraq's most powerful militias. U.S. military officials say Amiri had been a supplier of explosives that were used against US and Iraqi forces.
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  • US Army Wants To Send Reserve Forces Back To Iraq by Pamela Hess Washington (UPI) Dec 28, 2006 Open this result in new window
    Space War - Dec 28 5:55 PM
    Strapped for soldiers, the U.S. Army wants new authority to send National Guard and Reserve soldiers back to Iraq for repeat deployments, even those who have already served the maximum time allowed by the Pentagon.
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  • Bush `Making Good Progress' Toward New Iraq War Plan (Update2) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Dec 28 12:20 PM
    Dec. 28 (Bloomberg) -- President George W. Bush said today he is ``making good progress'' toward deciding on changes to U.S. plans in Iraq after meeting at his Texas ranch with top national- security officials.
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  • Ford: Reasons For Iraq War 'A Big Mistake' Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Dec 28 12:36 PM
    In a now released interview from 2004 with the Washington Post's Bob Woodward, Former President Gerald R. Ford said he "very strongly" disagreed with the current president's reasons for invading Iraq and said he would have pushed alternatives.
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  • Defense Cos. Busy Fixing Iraq Equipment Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! Finance - Dec 28 11:52 AM
    Dozens of military vehicles plucked from the battlefields of Iraq stand idle and partly dismantled outside a rural Pennsylvania plant, awaiting mechanics, welders and painters who will prepare them for another tour of duty.
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  • Bush and Gates Meet to Discuss Iraq Plans Open this result in new window
    NPR - Dec 28 4:04 PM
    All Things Considered , December 28, 2006 President Bush met today with his national security team to talk about changing U.S. strategy in Iraq. This was the first meeting that the president has had with Secretary of Defense Robert Gates following Mr. Gates' recent visit to Iraq. The President said that this meeting brought him closer to deciding on the next course of action in Iraq. He also ...
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  • Levin 'concerned' over possible Iraq troop expansion Open this result in new window
    Detroit News - Dec 28 2:48 PM
    U.S. Sen. Carl Levin said Thursday he is "very concerned" that President Bush is considering plans to add U.S. troops to Iraq, a move seen as the likely centerpiece of a new war strategy the president is expected to outline in the coming weeks.
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  • Sadr Deputy Is Killed in U.S.-Led Raid in Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Dec 28 4:03 PM
    All Things Considered , December 28, 2006 A U.S.-backed raid Wednesday resulted in the death of Sahib al-Amiri, a top deputy to Moqtada al-Sadr, the powerful anti-American Shiite cleric who controls one of Iraq's most powerful militias.
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  • Bush to huddle with top advisers on Iraq strategy Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! India News - 2 hours, 51 minutes ago
    CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) - President George W. Bush huddles with top advisers at his Texas ranch on Thursday to hash out options for a new Iraq strategy that he wants to unveil next month to an American public weary of the war.
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  • Bush to convene top aides ahead of decision on Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 27 10:17 PM
    US President George W. Bush will assemble his top aides at his Texas ranch for final consultations on his planned strategy change in Iraq, the White House said.
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  • Iraq plan making good progress Open this result in new window
    TVNZ - 1 hour, 40 minutes ago
    US President George Bush said he was making "good progress" in coming up with a fresh strategy on Iraq but needed more advice before announcing his plan next month.
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  • He survived Iraq, but not crash Open this result in new window
    St. Petersburg Times - Dec 28 5:37 PM
    ST. PETERSBURG Adam D. Ostfeld enlisted in the United States Army two years ago and quickly asked for the most dangerous job in Iraq.
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  • Bush to Seek 'More Consultation' on Iraq Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Dec 28 12:21 PM
    President Bush said his meeting Thursday with national security advisers put him a step closer to making changes to U.S. strategy in Iraq, but that he will seek more advice before announcing a plan in January. "We've got more consultation to do until I...
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  • Bush: Making Progress on New Iraq Policy Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Dec 28 8:22 AM
    Bush Says He and National Security Advisers Making Progress on Crafting New Policy on Iraq
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  • Ford attacks Bush over Iraq invasion in message from beyond the grave Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - Dec 28 4:53 PM
    The late president called the war on Iraq a mistake in comments kept secret until after his death.
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  • Michigan native Marine killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Detroit News - Dec 28 12:48 PM
    OAK RIDGE, Tenn. -- Marine Lance Cpl. William Craig Koprince Jr. was looking forward to completing his second combat tour in Iraq, coming home to Tennessee and starting college, his parents say.
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  • Five more U-S troops killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    WANE-TV Fort Wayne - 21 minutes ago
    BAGHDAD, Iraq Five more U-S troops have died in Iraq. The military says four soldiers were hit by roadside bombs while on patrol and a Marine was killed in combat in...
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  • Five more U-S troops killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Fox21 - 27 minutes ago
    BAGHDAD, Iraq Five more U-S troops have died in Iraq.
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  • Michigan native Marine killed by roadside bomb in Iraq Open this result in new window
    WOOD TV 8 Grand Rapids - 11 minutes ago
    OAK RIDGE, Tenn. -- Marine Lance Cpl. William Craig Koprince Jr. was looking forward to completing his second combat tour in Iraq, coming home to Tennessee and starting college, his...
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  • Iraq plan needs more time: Bush Open this result in new window
    NDTV - 1 hour, 6 minutes ago
    President George W Bush worked at his Texas ranch to design a new US policy in Iraq, then emerged after three hours of meetings to say that he and his advisers need more time to craft the plan he will announce in the new year.
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  • Bush and Security Advisers to Meet Today on Iraq Strategy Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Dec 27 7:39 PM
    CRAWFORD, Tex., Dec. 27 -- President Bush's top national security advisers arrived here to hone a new Iraq strategy that administration officials said seems increasingly likely to include a surge of additional troops to try to help stabilize the country.
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  • Indiana Soldier Killed In Iraq Crash Open this result in new window
    WRTV TheIndyChannel.com via Yahoo! News - Dec 27 8:52 PM
    A U.S. soldier from Lebanon was one of two servicemen who died as a result of a Humvee crash in Iraq this week, his family said Wednesday.
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  • Top Bush aides meet ahead of Iraq policy decision Open this result in new window
    Channel NewsAsia - Dec 28 6:01 PM
    CRAWFORD, United States : US President George W. Bush met with top national security aides as he drew closer to unveiling a new strategy for Iraq, as ousted dictator Saddam Hussein's execution loomed.
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  • Japan to seek extending Iraq aid beyond July-media Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - 2 hours, 24 minutes ago
    Source: Reuters TOKYO, Dec 29 (Reuters) - Japan will seek to extend a law allowing its military to provide humanitarian and reconstruction aid in Iraq beyond next July, media reports said on Friday. Japan currently ...
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  • Ford Told Reporters He Disagreed With Iraq War Justification Open this result in new window
    Fox News - Dec 28 7:42 AM
    In 2004 tape-recorded interview embargoed until after his death, 38th president said his suggestion would have been sanctions, not war in Iraq.
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  • Bush hails Iraq plan 'progress' Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Dec 28 4:29 AM
    US President Bush says he is making "good progress" on a revised Iraq strategy, after talks with top aides.
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  • G.O.P. Senator in Spotlight After a Critical Iraq Speech Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Dec 27 8:24 PM
    At the close of the Senate?s lame-duck session a Republican suddenly rose to give one of the most passionate speeches about the war in Iraq.
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  • My Notebook: Iraq's burning but expect no U-turn by Bush Open this result in new window
    New Straits Times - Dec 28 5:20 PM
    THE year-end festivities are in the air as the New Year is just a few days away. But there is nothing much to celebrate in Iraq as violence soars to its highest level on record.
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  • 'Iraq Surrender Group' Open this result in new window
    Whittier Daily news - 1 hour, 38 minutes ago
    The Iraq Study Group recommendations are nothing more than a blueprint for surrender and retreat. The group would have been better named the Iraq Surrender Group.
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  • Uganda: Will Saddam's Death Finally Bring Lasting Peace to Iraq? Open this result in new window
    AllAfrica.com - 15 minutes ago
    The appellate court has, as expected, upheld the death sentence against Saddam Hussein. According to Iraq's constitution, he must be executed within thirty days. It is not clear whether his wish will be granted.
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  • Bush says he and national security advisers making progress on crafting new policy on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Detroit News - Dec 28 11:48 AM
    CRAWFORD, Texas -- President Bush said Thursday that meeting with national security advisers put him one step closer to making changes to U.S. strategy in Iraq, but that he will seek more advice before settling on a final plan.
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  • U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq Hit 2,991 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! Asia News - Dec 28 4:39 PM
    As of Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006, at least 2,991 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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  • Two Fort Riley Soldiers Killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    WIBW-TV Topeka - 48 minutes ago
    Two Fort Riley soldiers died Christmas Day from wounds they suffered in a bomb explosion in Iraq. Fort Riley officials say 29-year-old Captain Hayes Clayton and 37-year-old Sergeant First Class Dexter Wheelous were on a combat mission in Baghdad when a bomb exploded near their vehicle.
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  • At grim milestone for U.S. deaths in Iraq war, a time to reflect Open this result in new window
    Boston Herald - Dec 28 3:42 PM
    ARLINGTON, Va. - Perhaps no place illustrates the toll of the Iraq war more vividly than Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery. In this "garden of stone," in ruler-straight rows, rest one-tenth...
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  • Fairburn Soldier Killed in Iraq on Christmas Day Open this result in new window
    FOX 5 Atlanta - 1 hour, 30 minutes ago
    FAIRBURN, Ga. (FOX5) -- A Fairburn couple is mourning a painful loss. Their son, U.S. Army Captain Hayes Clayton, was killed in Iraq on Christmas day. Click video for more information.
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  • Three N.C.-based troops killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Army Times - Dec 28 3:19 PM
    RALEIGH, N.C. Three North Carolina-based members of the military have died in Iraq, including two Marines who died while conducting combat operations, the Department of Defense said Thursday.
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  • Two Fort Richardson paratroopers killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Army Times - Dec 28 3:19 PM
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska Two Fort Richardson paratroopers have died in Iraq, U.S. Army officials said Thursday. Spcs. Douglas L. Tinsley and Joseph A. Strong, both 21, were killed Tuesday when their vehicle rolled into a canal, Army spokesman Maj. Kirk Gohlke said.
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  • Accident Claims Lives of Two Ft. Rich Soldiers in Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABC Alaska News - 1 hour, 34 minutes ago
    Tragedy strikes again for the Fort Richardson troops deployed in Iraq. An accident early Tuesday morning has claimed the life of two paratroopers assigned to the 425th.
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  • Bush Wants Peace in Iraq for New Year, Maybe By Force Surge Open this result in new window
    Fox News - Dec 28 5:11 AM
    Meeting with his national security team at his ranch in Crawford, Texas, President Bush said Thursday that his New Year's resolution is to contribute a new chapter to peace in the world and keep U.S. troops safe in Iraq.
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  • Japan to seek extending Iraq aid beyond July Open this result in new window
    Khaleej Times - 1 hour, 35 minutes ago
    TOKYO - Japan will seek to extend a law allowing its military to provide humanitarian and reconstruction aid in Iraq beyond next July, media reports said on Friday.
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  • Ford Disagreed With Bush About Invading Iraq Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Dec 27 6:18 PM
    Former president Gerald R. Ford said in an embargoed interview in July 2004 that the Iraq war was not justified. "I don't think I would have gone to war," he said a little more than a year after President Bush launched the invasion advocated and carried out by prominent veterans of Ford's own administration....
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  • 4 Americans Kidnapped in Southern Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Dec 28 5:37 AM
    4 American Security Contractors Kidnapped in Southern Iraq 6 Weeks Ago, U.S. Embassy Says
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  • Bush: More consultation needed on Iraq policy Open this result in new window
    Houston Chronicle - Dec 28 8:30 AM
    President Bush worked nearly three hours at his Texas ranch today to design a new U.S. policy in Iraq, then emerged to say that he and his advisers need more time to craft the plan he'll announce in the new year.
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  • Ford Said Iraq War Not Justified Open this result in new window
    KGO-TV Bay Area - Dec 28 6:40 PM
    In a secret 2004 interview, former president Gerald Ford said he "very strongly" disagreed with justifications for invading Iraq.
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  • Bush sees progress on Iraq strategy Open this result in new window
    Dallas Morning News - Dec 28 8:47 AM
    CRAWFORD, Texas President Bush said his meeting Thursday with national security advisers put him a step closer to making changes to U.S. strategy in Iraq, but that he will seek more advice before announcing a plan in January.
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  • PEOPLE: Prince Harry reportedly set on serving in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Contra Costa Times - 2 hours, 48 minutes ago
    Britain's Prince Harry is slated to be deployed in the Iraq war in May, London's Daily Telegraph reported Thursday. The newspaper said Harry, part of the British army's elite Blues and Royals regiment, will be stationed near the southern port city of Basra and will likely be assigned to patrol the border with Iran.
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  • Ford attacks Bush over Iraq invasion in message from beyond the grave Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - Dec 28 4:18 PM
    President George Bush, accustomed to criticism from Republicans of his father's generation, suffered a rebuke from beyond the grave from the late president Gerald Ford yesterday in published comments calling the war on Iraq a mistake.
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  • Ford: Iraq war was not justified Open this result in new window
    Chicago Tribune - Dec 28 4:39 AM
    Former President Gerald Ford said in an newly disclosed interview that the Iraq war was not justified.
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  • Iraq's shallow justice Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - Dec 28 4:18 PM
    The imminent execution of Saddam Hussein and two other former Iraqi officials marks a further step away from respect for human rights and the rule of law in a deeply polarised and violent Iraq. For 15 years Human Rights Watch and other organisations documented rights violations committed by the former government.
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  • Bush silent on Iraq after meeting advisers Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - Dec 28 12:46 PM
    President George W. Bush gave no details about a change of policy on Iraq, after convening a meeting with his top national security advisers on Thursday, following the recent visit to Baghdad by Robert Gates, his new defence secretary.
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  • Panel urges revote on Iraq if troop surge is too big Open this result in new window
    Navy Times - Dec 28 12:36 PM
    The Center for American Progress proposed Wednesday to have a diplomatic rather than military surge in Iraq, and urged the new Democrat-controlled Congress to demand another vote authorizing military operations in Iraq if the number of U.S. troops will exceeds 150,000.
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  • Iraq prepares for rapid Saddam execution Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 27 4:59 PM
    Iraq was preparing for the rapid execution of former dictator Saddam Hussein, with the US-backed government eager to bring his chapter in the country's bloody history to an end.
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  • Saddam's lawyer wants to prevent hanging in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Chicago Sun-Times - Dec 28 9:24 AM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq---- Saddam Hussein's chief lawyer implored world leaders on Thursday to prevent the United States from handing over the ousted leader to Iraqi authorities for execution, saying he should enjoy protection from his enemies as a ''prisoner of war.''
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  • Business booming for contractors rebuilding Iraq equipment Open this result in new window
    The Scranton Times-Tribune - Dec 28 5:38 PM
    Dozens of military vehicles plucked from the battlefields of Iraq stand idle and partly dismantled outside a rural Pennsylvania facility, awaiting mechanics, welders and painters ready to prepare them for another tour of duty.
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  • Two Fort Richardson paratroopers killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    KTVA Anchorage - Dec 28 6:24 PM
    The U.S. Army today says two Fort Richardson paratroopers have died in Iraq. An Army spokesman says Specialists Douglas L. Tinsley and Joseph A. Strong, both 21 years old, were killed Tuesday when their vehicle rolled into a canal.
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  • Report: Ford Said Iraq War Not Justified Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Dec 28 4:42 AM
    Washington Post: in Embargoed Interview, Ford Said Iraq War Not Justified
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  • Soldier From Jacksonville Dies In Iraq Open this result in new window
    WJXT Jacksonville - Dec 28 5:42 PM
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A Jacksonville man is coping with the death of his brother, a local soldier who was killed in Iraq earlier this week. The day after Christmas, 20-year-old Tyler McCormick died when a roadside bomb exploded during his patrol in Iraq.
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  • Ex-congressman to lobby to bring troops home from Iraq Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Dec 28 9:09 AM
    Tom Andrews, the Maine congressman-turned-anti-war activist who heads a national coalition that opposed the invasion of Iraq, says the group plans to step up efforts to get the new Democratic Congress to bring the troops home.
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  • Bush plans more consultations on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Baltimore Sun - Dec 28 11:52 AM
    Major speech on revised strategy expected early in new year President Bush worked nearly three hours at his Texas ranch today to design a new U.S. policy in Iraq, then emerged to say that he and his advisers need more time to craft the plan he'll announce in the new year.
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  • President's Statement on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Crosswalk.com - Dec 28 1:16 PM
    President Bush: I just had a meeting with my national security team; this is the first time we've had a chance to sit down with Secretary Gates since he came back from Iraq. General Pace went with the Secretary; they reported firsthand what they saw and what they found.
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  • Bush takes step closer to Iraq plan after talks with chiefs Open this result in new window
    The Herald - Dec 28 5:49 PM
    President George W Bush said his meeting yesterday with national security advisers put him a step closer to making changes to US strategy in Iraq, but that he will seek more advice before announcing a plan in January.
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  • Army confirms Indiana paratrooper killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABC 7 Chicago - Dec 28 6:15 PM
    U.S. Army officials have confirmed that two paratroopers based in Alaska, including a man from Indiana, died when their vehicle rolled into a canal in Iraq.
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  • Local Soldier Dies in Iraq Open this result in new window
    R News - Dec 28 5:39 PM
    Another area soldier has died in Iraq. Army Sergeant Jason Denfrund, 24, was from Cattaraugus, Cattaraugus County and played football at SUNY Brockport.
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  • Clock is against U.S. forces in Iraq, lawmaker says Open this result in new window
    Army Times - Dec 28 12:34 PM
    The incoming chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, just back from a trip to Iraq for the holidays, said it is becoming clear that time is not on our side.
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  • Two Fort Richardson paratroopers killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    KTVF Fairbanks - Dec 28 5:25 PM
    The U-S Army today says two Fort Richardson paratroopers have died in Iraq.
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  • Bush Says Security Team 'Making Good Progress' in Developing New Iraq Plan Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Dec 28 12:44 PM
    President Bush says he and his national security team are making good progress in devising a new strategy in Iraq.
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  • More than 20 killed in Iraq bombings today Open this result in new window
    FOX 12 Idaho - 17 minutes ago
    BAGHDAD, Iraq Three bombs have killed at least 23 Iraqis in Baghdad today. One exploded in an area often crowded with commuters and shoppers.
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  • U.S. Military October Death Toll Rises to 96 in Iraq Open this result in new window
    NBC 24 Toledo - 58 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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