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  • Bush Calls Iraq Report One Among Many Ideas Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - 25 minutes ago
    Congress seemed eager yesterday to embrace the new Baker-Hamilton report as a possible way out of the morass in Iraq, while the White House is increasingly insistent that the document is but one of several suggestions President Bush will review as he ponders changes to a policy widely seen as not working in Iraq....
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  • Iraq Study Group to meet Bush before unveiling report Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - 1 hour, 59 minutes ago
    Before making its recommendations on Iraq strategy public, a bipartisan group that has spent months studying the situation will meet with President Bush on Wednesday morning.
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  • Key day on Iraq as report unveiled Open this result in new window
    USA Today - 1 hour, 12 minutes ago
    President Bush Wednesday receives a high-profile report suggesting new approaches for the Iraq war, a day after a Senate committee signaled it wants change by unanimously approving Robert Gates to replace Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
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  • U.S. Iraq study group calls for shift to support role Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - 25 minutes ago
    The Iraq Study Group calls for a shift in the role of U.S. troops in Iraq to support from combat operations, but stops short of recommending a timetable for a withdrawal, CNN reported late on Tuesday.
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  • Middle East Turns on Iraq, Nominee Says Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 1 hour, 57 minutes ago
    Following are excerpts from the opening statement and testimony under questioning of Robert M. Gates, President Bush?s nominee to be defense secretary, in an appearance yesterday before the Senate Armed Services Committee, as transcribed by the Federal News Service. Mr. Gates spoke at length about the regional implications of the course of events in Iraq.
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  • In shift, Al-Maliki says Iraq will hold regional conference Open this result in new window
    USA Today - 2 hours, 33 minutes ago
    In a dramatic reversal, Iraq's prime minister announced Tuesday he will dispatch envoys to neighboring countries to explore the possibility of a regional conference on ending the violence here despite opposition to the plan by some key political allies.
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  • Panel To Urge Pressure On Iraq Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - 2 hours, 10 minutes ago
    The bipartisan Iraq Study Group plans to recommend to President Bush that he threaten to reduce economic and military support for Iraq's government if it fails to meet specific benchmarks intended to improve security in the country, a source familiar with the report said yesterday.
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  • Washington veterans make up bipartisan ranks of the Iraq Study Group Open this result in new window
    USA Today - 1 hour, 47 minutes ago
    Created by Congress, the Iraq Study Group is led by former secretary of State James Baker and former congressman Lee Hamilton. Its 10 members are veterans of many Washington commissions.
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  • Iraq panel to urge new policy Wednesday Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 05 4:36 PM
    The Bush administration signaled differences Tuesday with some of the recommendations of a commission exploring new approaches in Iraq but said there was support for many of the proposals as well.
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  • U.S. not winning in Iraq: Gates Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 05 3:57 PM
    Robert Gates, President George W. Bush's choice to take over the Pentagon, said on Tuesday America was not winning in Iraq and warned that the Middle East could explode into violence.
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  • A more honest assessment of Iraq draws cheers Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Dec 05 5:13 PM
    A more honest assessment of Iraq draws cheers
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  • Bush braces for report, backs Iraq security outreach Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 05 3:47 PM
    US President George W. Bush got a preview of a high-powered commission's report on overhauling his Iraq strategy, as the White House encouraged Baghdad to talk security with Iran and Syria.
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  • US not winning in Iraq, US defense nominee says Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 05 2:52 PM
    A key Senate panel approved Robert Gates as the next US defense secretary after a hearing in which he said the United States was not winning the war in Iraq and warned of the risk of a "regional conflagration."
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  • Maliki Seeks Regional Meeting on Iraq Security Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Dec 05 2:24 PM
    BAGHDAD, Dec. 5 -- Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki called Tuesday for a regional conference on stabilizing his country but rejected a proposal from U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan that it take place outside Iraq.
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  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq hit 2,906 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 05 3:37 PM
    As of Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006, at least 2,906 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 2,330 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
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  • Bush gets outline of Iraq Study Group report Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 05 1:23 PM
    President Bush was briefed on a bipartisan panel's findings on Iraq on Tuesday but the White House doubted the group's report would provide a "magic bullet" to quickly resolve the Iraq war.
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  • U.S. not winning the war in Iraq, says Pentagon nominee Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Dec 05 12:47 PM
    Robert Gates, President Bush's nominee for defense secretary, said Tuesday that a serious mishandling of Iraq could lead to a "regional conflagration."
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  • Democrat says Bush wants to run out clock on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 05 1:38 PM
    Democratic White House hopeful Tom Vilsack said on Tuesday President George W. Bush wanted to "run out the clock" on Iraq and defer the tough decisions on its future to the winner of the 2008 race.
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  • Helicopter goes into lake in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 05 1:24 PM
    The Air Force said Tuesday that Capt. Kermit Evans, a U.S. Air Force civil engineer explosive ordnance flight commander, was among four American service members killed when their helicopter went down in Iraq.
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  • Gates says U.S. is not winning Iraq war Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 05 11:48 AM
    Robert Gates, the White House choice to be the next defense secretary, conceded Tuesday that the United States is not winning the war in Iraq and warned that if that country is not stabilized in the next year or two it could lead to a "regional conflagration."
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  • US panel to release Iraq review Open this result in new window
    BBC News - 1 hour, 39 minutes ago
    An American cross-party group charged with reviewing policy on Iraq is due to issue its long-awaited report.
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  • Pentagon nominee seeks change as Iraq deaths mount Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 05 11:20 AM
    President George W. Bush's choice for defense secretary on Tuesday embraced a new approach to ending the carnage in Iraq and said the whole region risked erupting in violence in the next two years.
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  • U.S. not winning the war in Iraq, says Pentagon nominee Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Dec 05 9:45 AM
    President Bush's nominee to be Secretary of Defense said today that the United States is not winning the war in Iraq, and that an American failure there could help to ignite "a regional conflagration" in the Middle East.
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  • US not winning in Iraq : Rumsfeld replacement Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 05 9:24 AM
    US defense secretary nominee Robert Gates admitted the United States is not winning the war in Iraq, and said he was open to all options to stop the conflict spiralling into regional chaos.
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  • Arab silence allowed Iran influence in Iraq: FM Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 05 9:56 AM
    Iran's influence over Iraq was made possible by the absence of decisive Arab involvement in the war-torn country, Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari charged.
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  • White House seeks to keep Iraq expectations in check Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 05 10:50 AM
    The White House worked to tamp down expectations of a major Iraq policy overhaul after US President George W. Bush receives a high-powered commission's report calling for "a new approach."
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  • Pelosi Says Democrats Won't Withhold Funding to End Iraq War Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg via Yahoo! News - Dec 05 10:29 AM
    Dec. 5 (Bloomberg) -- House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi rejected a call by some lawmakers in her party to withhold funds for military operations in Iraq in order to end the war, while suggesting that demands for policy changes may be added to future spending measures.
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  • Iraq report sets stage for changes Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Dec 05 5:27 PM
    The report of the Iraq Study group will set the stage for changes in US tactics in Iraq, says Paul Reynolds
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  • U.S. seen giving control to Iraq in 2007 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 05 9:21 AM
    The U.S. military expects all of Iraq to be under the control of Iraqi forces by mid-2007, the top American military spokesman in the country said Tuesday.
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  • Vilsack wants smaller U.S. force in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 05 9:34 AM
    Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack said Tuesday he favors removing most American troops from the Baghdad area and southern Iraq while maintaining a smaller security force in northern Iraq for a limited period.
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  • Bush to get early word on Iraq Study Group report Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 05 9:02 AM
    President Bush gets an early description of a bipartisan panel's findings on Iraq on Tuesday but the White House said he was not "tensing for a punch" from a report expected to offer options for a change of course.
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  • Blair to discuss Iraq options with Bush Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 05 8:43 AM
    Prime Minister Tony Blair travels to Washington on Wednesday for talks with US President George W. Bush, just as an eagerly-awaited report on options for violence-scarred Iraq is published.
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  • Iraq calls regional meeting, violence hits Baghdad Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 05 7:50 AM
    Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al- Maliki said on Tuesday he was sending envoys to neighboring countries to seek help in improving security in Iraq and would call for a conference of regional states on the issue.
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  • Iraq Study Group Set to Release Findings Wednesday Open this result in new window
    Fox News - Dec 05 6:26 PM
    President George W. Bush is meeting early Wednesday morning to receive the Iraq Study Group's recommendations for war policy in the Mideast nation, but the White House is already downplaying the report's impact on the United States' next moves in Iraq.
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  • At Hearing, Gates Says U.S. Not Winning War in Iraq Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Dec 05 8:18 AM
    Robert M. Gates also told senators that the United States went to war in Iraq without enough troops.
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  • US defense nominee Gates open to change in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 05 7:48 AM
    US defense secretary nominee Robert Gates said he was open to new ideas on Iraq and said "all options are on the table" to salvage the US mission in the violence-wracked country.
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  • Iraq calls for regional conference Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 05 6:30 AM
    Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Tuesday that Iraq will call for a regional conference on ending the rampant violence in his country as the government appeared to back down from previous opposition to handing neighboring nations a say in Iraqi affairs.
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  • Bush, Baker to discuss Iraq report Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 05 8:10 AM
    US President George W. Bush will discuss a pending report calling for a new direction in Iraq with one of its lead authors, former US secretary of state James Baker, the White House said.
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  • Q&A: The Iraq Study Group Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Dec 05 3:11 PM
    The BBC News website assesses the mandate of the Iraq Study Group and the likely weight of its findings.
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  • Gates says he's open to ideas on Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 05 7:36 AM
    Robert Gates, the White House choice to be the next defense secretary, said Tuesday he is open to new ideas about concluding the war in Iraq and warned that unless that country is stabilized in the next year or two it could lead to a "regional conflagration."
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  • Iraq to command own forces by spring: US general Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 05 6:42 AM
    Iraq's government will have command of its own armed forces by the middle of next year, a US general said, revealing details of a deal between the US president and the Iraqi prime minister.
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  • U.S. not winning in Iraq: Defense nominee Gates Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 05 7:42 AM
    Robert Gates, nominated to replace Donald Rumsfeld as U.S. defense secretary, on Tuesday said he did not believe America was winning the war in Iraq and that he would consider all options for changing course.
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  • Iraq to hold reconciliation conference: PM Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 05 7:25 AM
    Iraq will this month hold a national reconciliation conference with all political parties to address the deep political and security crisis, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has said.
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  • Warner: Bush, Gates should keep Congress in loop on Iraq Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Dec 05 7:00 AM
    The outgoing Republican chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee warned President Bush and Defense Secretary nominee Robert Gates on Tuesday to consult with Democrats before changing Iraq policy.
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  • Levin says Gates would face test in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 05 7:11 AM
    Robert Gates, the White House choice to be the next defense secretary, will face a "monumental challenge" in correcting mistakes in Iraq, the incoming chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said Tuesday.
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  • Saudi fears Iraq returnees will boost Qaeda Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 05 6:23 AM
    Saudi Arabia, which has rounded up more than 130 Al-Qaeda suspects, fears Iraq could become a training ground for militants who return to carry out attacks at home, officials and experts have said.
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  • Pentagon pick Gates: all options on table for Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 05 7:31 AM
    Robert Gates, nominated to replace Donald Rumsfeld as U.S. defense secretary, on Tuesday said all options for the war in Iraq were on the table, and that the U.S. course of action will determine the likelihood of a "regional conflagration" in the Middle East.
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  • Pentagon pick Gates says U.S. not winning in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 05 7:37 AM
    Robert Gates, nominated to replace Donald Rumsfeld as U.S. defense secretary, on Tuesday said he did not believe the United States was winning the war in Iraq.
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  • Norman Solomon: Media Sham for Iraq War -- It's Happening Again Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Dec 05 4:30 PM
    The lead-up to the invasion of Iraq has become notorious in the annals of American journalism. Even many reporters, editors and commentators who fueled the drive to war in 2002 and early 2003 now acknowledge that major media routinely tossed real journalism out the window in favor of boosting war. But it's happening again. The current media travesty is a drumbeat for the idea that the
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  • Iraq: Top Dem Wants More Troops Open this result in new window
    Newsweek - Dec 05 3:46 PM
    As the debate over Iraq intensifies, leading Democrat Silvestre Reyes is calling for the deployment of more U.S. troops.
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  • US defence nominee frank on Iraq Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Dec 05 1:42 PM
    President Bush's choice to be defence secretary did not mince his words on Iraq but floated few new ideas, Adam Brookes writes.
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  • Gates Speaks Hard On Iraq Realities Open this result in new window
    Space War - 2 hours, 33 minutes ago
    UPI Pentagon Correspondent Washington (UPI) Dec 05, 2006 The man nominated to replace Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Tuesday he does not believe the United States is winning the war in Iraq. Robert Gates, a former CIA director and currently the president of Texas A and M university, also warned of a regional conflagration if the United States leaves Iraq in chaos and said the country has
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  • News Analysis: An Iraq withdrawal would empower Iran Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Dec 05 7:43 AM
    Anthony Zinni once opposed the Iraq war but says now that a quick pullout would not be a good idea.
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  • Gates: U.S. Iraq Plan 'Not Satisfactory' Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Dec 05 2:07 PM
    Defense Secretary nominee Robert Gates told his Senate confirmation hearing he does not believe the U.S. is winning or losing the war in Iraq "at this point," adding that "what we are doing now is not satisfactory."
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  • Pelosi: 'We won't cut off funding' for Iraq Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Dec 05 2:44 PM
    By saying 'We will not cut off funding' for the Iraq war, is there a danger that Nancy Pelosi will disappoint voters whove just elected the new Congress, expecting it would take steps to end the war? [!]
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  • Having Lost a Son, Family Sees Another Go to Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Dec 05 2:52 PM
    A North Carolina family is having a difficult holiday season as it mourns Army Staff Sgt. Misael Martinez, who died in Iraq during his third tour of duty. A bomb exploded near the 24-year-old's vehicle in Ramadi. Martinez joined the military after finishing high school, hoping to attend college later. But even as the family grieves, it is preparing for another son to leave for Iraq on his first
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  • Iraq panel to urge policy changes today; Bush previewed on findings Open this result in new window
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 27 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration signaled differences yesterday with some of the recommendations of a commission that will this morning release its study of new approaches in Iraq but said there was support for many of the proposals as well.
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  • Changes in Iraq policy seem inevitable Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 05 1:19 AM
    Make no mistake about it, change is coming in President Bush's Iraq policy. After stubbornly pursuing a stay-the-course policy into a fourth year of war, Bush is being told it's time for a new direction by everyone from U.S. voters and a blue-ribbon panel to his own national security adviser and ousted defense secretary.
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  • Gates may shed light on Iraq war views Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 05 1:33 AM
    President Bush said he nominated Robert Gates to be his next secretary of defense to provide a "fresh perspective" on Iraq, but it's not clear how the former CIA chief will influence administration policy on the war.
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  • Iraq report attempts to show way forward Open this result in new window
    The State - 35 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON The bipartisan Iraq Study Group plans to recommend to President Bush that he threaten to reduce economic and military support for Iraqs government if it fails to meet specific benchmarks intended to improve security in the country, a source familiar with the report said Tuesday.
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  • Pelosi vows not to cut off Iraq troop funding Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Dec 05 1:29 PM
    Incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says defense experts have told House Democrats there are "no easy answers in Iraq."
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  • Bush, advisers get early peek at Iraq report Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Dec 05 12:30 PM
    President Bush got a preview Tuesday of the Iraq commission's ideas for changes in war policies, while the White House sought to dampen the report's impact in advance by emphasizing the president will be listening to other voices as well. [!]
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  • In Gates own words: On Iraq Open this result in new window
    Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune - 11 minutes ago
    "I am under no illusion why I am sitting before you today: the war in Iraq. Addressing the challenges we face in Iraq must and will be my highest priority, if confirmed." "Developments in Iraq over the next year or two will, I believe, shape the entire Middle East and greatly influence global geopolitics for many years to come." "It's my impression that, frankly, there are no new
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  • Iraq report confronts Bush resolve Open this result in new window
    The Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News - Dec 05 12:00 AM
    With the White House facing a pivotal week for Iraq policy, the big question is not so much what the bipartisan Iraq Study Group will say when it releases its report Wednesday, but how President Bush will respond.
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  • Gates: U.S. not winning in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Denver Post - Dec 05 3:40 PM
    Robert Gates, seemingly clinching confirmation as the new secretary of defense, said Tuesday the United States is not winning in Iraq.
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  • Gates Says U.S. Not Winning War in Iraq, Must Stay (Update2) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Dec 05 11:28 AM
    Dec. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Robert M. Gates, nominated to replace Donald Rumsfeld as defense secretary, acknowledged the U.S. is not winning the war in Iraq and he warned lawmakers that leaving the country in ``chaos'' risks a ``regional conflagration.''
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  • US Strategy Review Wants Iraq Pull-Out Open this result in new window
    Sky News via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News - 1 hour, 9 minutes ago
    A review of US strategy in Iraq is expected to call for the "phased withdrawal" of American forces. The Iraq Study Group is also expected to recommend involving Iran and Syria in finding a peaceful solution in Iraq.
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  • Eric Alterman: Tom Engelhardt on the Iraq Study Group Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Dec 05 12:00 PM
    And Tom Engelhardt suggests that, were the Iraq Study Group's recommendations accepted, it would in fact leave us embedded in Iraq for at least another three to five years, ensure the ratcheting up of American air power in that country, spread our problems "over the horizon," where we will be redeploying some of our forces, and leave our essential structure of permanent bases in Iraq
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  • Soldier from Vadnais Heights severely injured in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Minnesota Public Radio - 52 minutes ago
    A Minnesota National Guard soldier lost both of his legs in the same bomb blast in Iraq that killed two of his best friends.
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  • Bush warns Shiite leader over Iran, Syria roles in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 04 10:52 PM
    US President George W. Bush told Iraqi Shiite leader Abdel Aziz al-Hakim that Iran and Syria must halt their "destructive activity" in Iraq, a Bush aide said.
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  • 4 U.S. service members die in Iraq crash Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 04 10:32 PM
    Four U.S. service members died when a Sea Knight helicopter plunged into a lake in volatile Anbar province, the military said Monday, raising to 13 the number of American troops killed during a bloody weekend in Iraq.
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  • Study Group Weighs Options for Stabilizing Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Dec 05 1:50 PM
    NPR.org , November 14, 2006 A bipartisan group is holding several high-level meetings this week with top policy makers in the U.S. and abroad, as it prepares to finalize its much-anticipated report recommending fresh approaches to the situation in Iraq.
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  • Census Counts 100,000 Contractors in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Dec 04 10:56 PM
    There are about 100,000 government contractors operating in Iraq, not counting subcontractors, a total that is approaching the size of the U.S. military force there, according to the military's first census of the growing population of civilians operating in the battlefield.
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  • Iraq to call for Mideast conference Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Dec 05 9:35 AM
    The prime minister said Tuesday he will call for a regional conference on ending Iraqs rampant violence, with the government appearing to back down from previous opposition to handing neighboring nations a say in Iraqi affairs.
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  • Gates says U.S. is not winning in Iraq; heads for confirmation Open this result in new window
    The Hill - Dec 05 5:59 PM
    Robert Gates, President Bushs nominee to become the next secretary of defense, yesterday admitted that the United States is not winning the war in Iraq.
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  • Gates Says U.S. Is Not Winning Iraq War Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Dec 05 9:25 AM
    Defense Secretary Nominee Robert Gates Says U.S. Is Not Winning the War in Iraq
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  • Gates Says U.S. Not Winning War in Iraq, Will Stay `Long Time' Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Dec 05 8:45 AM
    Dec. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Robert M. Gates, President George W. Bush's pick to replace Donald Rumsfeld as defense secretary, acknowledged the U.S. is not winning the war in Iraq and he warned Congress that leaving the country in ``chaos'' would risk a ``regional conflagration'' in the Middle East.
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  • Having Lost a Son, Family Sees Another Go to Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Dec 05 2:49 PM
    All Things Considered , December 5, 2006 A North Carolina family is having a difficult holiday season as it mourns Army Staff Sgt. Misael Martinez, who died in Iraq during his third tour of duty. A bomb exploded near the 24-year-old's vehicle in Ramadi.
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  • Defense Secretary Nominee Gates Says U.S. Not Winning in Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Online NewsHour - Dec 05 5:25 PM
    Defense secretary nominee Robert Gates told the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday that the United States was not winning the war in Iraq. The NewsHour reports on the unfolding confirmation process for Donald Rumsfeld's replacement.
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  • Iraq War Panel Previews Report For Bush Open this result in new window
    Local 6 Orlando - 44 minutes ago
    The Iraq Study Group plans to publish its findings Wednesday.
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  • Iraq group's report due today Open this result in new window
    Long Beach Press-Telegram - 38 minutes ago
    Bush hears preview from bipartisan panel. WASHINGTON - President Bush got a preview Tuesday of the Iraq commission's ideas for changing war policies, as the White House sought to dampen the report's impact by emphasizing that Bush will be listening to other voices as well.
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  • Malfunction may have caused helicopter crash in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Houston Chronicle - Dec 05 1:57 PM
    Details emerge from the helicopter crash that killed four U.S. troops Sunday in the Anbar province in Iraq.
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  • Gates Says He's Open to Ideas on Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Dec 05 8:31 AM
    Defense Secretary Nominee Robert Gates Says He Is Open to New Ideas on Fixing Iraq
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  • Maliki calls for peace talks in Iraq Open this result in new window
    iafrica.com - 0 minute ago
    Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki called on Tuesday for Iraq's bitterly divided factions to attend peace talks, in another day of violence that left more than 40 people dead.
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  • Gates says U.S. not winning in Iraq - later wins Senate panel approval Open this result in new window
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Dec 05 4:11 PM
    Robert Gates, seemingly clinching confirmation as the new secretary of defense, said Tuesday the United States is not winning in Iraq and he's confident President Bush will listen to his ideas about forging a new war strategy.
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  • Prime minister: Iraq will call for regional conference Open this result in new window
    Houston Chronicle - Dec 05 11:27 AM
    Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said his government will send envoys to neighboring countries to pave the way for a regional conference on ending Iraq's rampant violence, which today killed more than 40 people.
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  • Cannon captain killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Clovis News Journal - 47 minutes ago
    CANNON AIR FORCE BASE The commander of the Cannon Air Force Base bomb disposal unit was killed Sunday when a helicopter transporting soldiers went down in a lake in Iraq, according to military officials.
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  • 4 Die in Marine Helicopter Accident in Iraq Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Dec 04 9:36 PM
    Four American service members were killed when a military helicopter suffered mechanical failures while flying over a lake in Anbar Province, in western Iraq.
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  • Bob Burnett: Making the Connection Between Iraq and Israel Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Dec 05 7:15 AM
    As the Bush Administration searches for a way out of Iraq, they've been forced to use diplomacy. In the past few weeks, President Bush and Secretary of State Rice asked Iraq's neighbors to help end the Iraqi civil war. In the process, Dubya had to swallow a bitter pill: acknowledge that his Israeli-Palestinian "policy" isn't working. Our Arab allies told Bush they won't help with Iraq until he
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  • America is not winning the war in Iraq, says the man who will head Pentagon Open this result in new window
    Times Online - Dec 05 3:54 PM
    Robert Gates, the incoming US Defence Secretary, said yesterday that the US was not winning the war in Iraq and that time was running out....
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  • Bush faces pressure to change tack on Iraq military policy Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - Dec 05 6:13 PM
    The Iraq Study Group report, released today, will increase the pressure on US president George W. Bush to adjust military policy in Iraq to stem the rising violence and pave the way for an eventual troop withdrawal.
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  • Democratic Leaders Rule Out Iraq Funds Cutoff Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Dec 05 3:16 PM
    The incoming Democratic Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, and other Democrats are ruling out any effort by members of their party to have Congress cut off funds for U.S. military operations in Iraq. Proponents of such a move say any funds lawmakers approve when Democrats assume control of Congress in January should be used to bring U.S. troops home.
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  • Gates admits U.S. not winning Iraq war Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Dec 05 11:56 AM
    Defense Secretary nominee Robert Gates flatly admitted that the United States is not winning the war in Iraq, said he would set about conducting an immediate review of U.S. strategy -- with all options on the table -- and won warm praise from Democrats and...
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  • Likely U.S. defence secretary says Americans are not winning war in Iraq Open this result in new window
    CP via Yahoo! Canada News - Dec 05 4:35 PM
    WASHINGTON (CP) - President George W. Bush's pick as his new defence secretary, Robert Gates, admitted Tuesday the United States isn't winning the war in Iraq, saying he's open to new ideas on stabilizing the Mideast country before the whole region erupts in violence.
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  • US 'not winning conflict in Iraq' Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Dec 05 4:10 AM
    US Defence Secretary nominee Robert Gates tells his confirmation hearing the US is not winning the war in Iraq.
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  • Iraq Panel Puts Baker in the Spotlight Again Open this result in new window
    NPR - Dec 05 7:14 AM
    Morning Edition , December 5, 2006 James Baker is back in the headlines. A trusted adviser to President Reagan and the first President Bush, he now serves as co-chairman of the Iraq Study Group, whose recommendations will come out Wednesday.
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  • International conference good for Iraq Open this result in new window
    The State News - 48 minutes ago
    The numbers keep coming, people keep dying, yet the two countries most closely linked to problems surrounding Iraq's increasingly disastrous civil war don't want to admit anything is wrong.
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  • 4 Marines die in Iraq emergency landing Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 04 6:29 PM
    Four U.S. Marines died when a Sea Knight helicopter plunged into a lake in volatile Anbar province, the military said Monday, raising to 13 the number of American troops killed during a bloody weekend in Iraq.
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  • Panama City Beach soldier killed in Iraq by roadside bomb Open this result in new window
    Naples Daily News - 35 minutes ago
    Army Capt. Shawn English enjoyed a rare family chat with his wife and three young sons via Web cam from Iraq this weekend, laughing and telling jokes. Hours later, Army officers came to the family's home and said he had been killed by a roadside bomb.
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  • Rumsfeld calls Iraq options memo weeks-old Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Dec 05 6:13 AM
    Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld's secret memo to President Bush offering new approaches in Iraq was developed over a period of weeks, according to a newly declassified cover letter.
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