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  • Bush targets Iraq policy change by Christmas Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - 38 minutes ago
    President George W. Bush will work on a new approach to Iraq in meetings with top advisors next week, and could announce the strategy before Christmas, the White House said.
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  • Iraq Strategy Review Focusing on Three Main Options Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - 1 hour, 58 minutes ago
    As pressure mounts for a change of course in Iraq, the Bush administration is groping for a viable new strategy for the president to unveil by Christmas, with deliberations now focused on three main options to redefine the U.S. military and political engagement, according to officials familiar with...
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  • With 3 Iraq Reports to Come, Bush Plans Week of Scrutiny Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 2 hours, 23 minutes ago
    President Bush will take part in high-visibility deliberations on Iraq next week in an effort to chart a new course in the war.
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  • Watchdog Agency for Iraq Projects Survives Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 2 hours, 23 minutes ago
    The House passed a bill extending the life of the Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction.
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  • Annan: Iran should be part of Iraq talks Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Dec 08 6:21 PM
    U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Friday that Iran has a vested interest in a peaceful Iraq and should be part of discussions to resolve the conflict there.
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  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq hit 2,928 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 54 minutes ago
    As of Friday, Dec. 8, 2006, at least 2,928 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 2,356 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
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  • With Military Straining In Iraq, Troop Limits Affecting Strategy Open this result in new window
    Investor's Business Daily via Yahoo! News - Dec 08 4:00 PM
    The Iraq Study Group has come under fire for recommending a drastic drawdown of U.S. military forces in Iraq, but the nation's military experts are warning that limited resources may have the final say on what to do there.
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  • Rice cool to idea of talks with Iran about Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 08 3:44 PM
    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Friday all but rejected the idea of talks with Iran about quelling the violence in Iraq unless Tehran first acts to rein in its suspected nuclear weapons program.
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  • U.S.-Led Forces Kill 20 Insurgents in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Dec 08 4:12 PM
    BAGHDAD, Dec. 8 -- U.S.-led coalition forces killed 20 suspected insurgents during a raid targeting al-Qaeda in Iraq fighters northwest of Baghdad on Friday morning, the U.S. military said. Two women were among the suspects killed, the military said.
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  • Iraq's oil-for-food scandal perpetrators go unpunished Open this result in new window
    FT.com via Yahoo! News - Dec 08 2:35 PM
    Slightly more than a year after a United Nations inquiry discovered a staggering level of graft by officials and corporations worldwide in buying cheap oil and selling goods to Iraq experts warn the great majority of alleged perpetrators are escaping scot-free.
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  • Poll: Americans see no easy Iraq exit Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 08 2:14 PM
    Americans see no easy exit from Iraq: Just 9 percent expect the war to end in clear-cut victory, compared with 87 percent who expect some sort of compromise settlement, according to the latest AP-Ipsos poll.
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  • Coalition forces kill 20 in Iraq raids Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 08 12:47 PM
    U.S.-led coalition forces killed 20 insurgents, including two women, in fighting and airstrikes Friday that targeted al-Qaida in Iraq militants northwest of Baghdad, the military said. The mayor of the village, which was the site of an earlier U.S. raid, said 19 civilians were killed, including seven women and eight children.
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  • Breaking Rank, Smith Calls for Quick Withdrawal from Iraq Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Dec 08 12:16 PM
    This story was adapted from a piece, written by CQ reporter Daphne Retter, that was published on CQ.com Dec. 7. Oregon Republican Gordon H. Smith , who in 2002 voted to authorize the war in Iraq, on Thursday became the first GOP senator to raise the possibility of a quick withdrawal of American troops.
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  • Saudi intelligence chief wants US pullout timetable for Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 08 12:17 PM
    Saudi intelligence chief Prince Muqrin bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud called for a timetable for a US troop withdrawal from Iraq, warning their presence was breeding terrorists.
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  • Rumsfeld warns against precipitous US withdrawal from Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 08 11:27 AM
    US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld warned that a precipitous US withdrawal from Iraq would be a "terrible mistake" which would threaten the stability not only of Iraq but the region.
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  • Congress saves watchdog on Iraq reconstruction Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 08 11:15 AM
    Congress on Friday voted to keep open the agency that has spotlighted waste and fraud in taxpayer-funded reconstruction projects in Iraq and sent the bill to President George W. Bush for signing.
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  • Rumsfeld in farewell pleads for patience in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 08 11:29 AM
    Outgoing Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld pleaded for patience in the Iraq war, saying it would be a "terrible mistake" for America to leave now, as he gave his farewell to Pentagon employees on Friday.
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  • US Democratic chairman calls for 'immediate change' in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 08 11:24 AM
    US Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean called on the United States to make an "immediate change" to its Iraq policy and rebuild its ties with its allies.
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  • WP: Bush gropes for new Iraq plan Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - 16 minutes ago
    As pressure mounts for a change of course in Iraq, the Bush administration is groping for a viable new strategy for the president to unveil by Christmas, with deliberations now focused on three main options, according to officials familiar with the debate. [!]
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  • Iraq report reads like rebuke to policy Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 08 9:51 AM
    The bipartisan report urging a crash "diplomatic offensive" to stave off chaos in Iraq and seek solutions to the Arab-Israeli conflict is a more nuanced version of a common rebuke to President Bush's foreign policy: You can't go it alone.
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  • Bush to meet with Republican, Democratic leaders on Iraq Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Dec 08 9:50 AM
    Searching for a new approach to the unpopular war in Iraq, President Bush is turning to leaders of Congress and awaiting ideas from his national security team before announcing his decisions in a speech expected before Christmas.
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  • Bush aims for Iraq policy change before Christmas: White House Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 08 9:14 AM
    President George W. Bush will next week hold intense discussions with top advisors to weigh changes to Iraq strategy that he aims to announce before Christmas, the White House has said.
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  • Bush pledges to listen to Congress on Iraq Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Dec 08 8:00 AM
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush pledged on Friday to consider the ideas of congressional leaders as he searches for a new strategy for the unpopular Iraq war. The president is expected to announce his decisions in a speech before Christmas.
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  • Coalition conducts raids in two areas of Iraq, killing 20 insurgents Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Dec 08 8:29 AM
    U.S.-led coalition forces killed 20 insurgents, including two women, Friday in fighting and airstrikes that targeted al-Qaeda in Iraq militants northwest of Baghdad, the military said. The mayor of the village, which was the site of a U.S. raid earlier this year, said 19 civilians were killed, including seven women and eight children.
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  • Iraq Kurd leader rejects Baker report as 'inappropriate' Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 08 7:22 AM
    The president of Iraq's Kurdish autonomous region has issued a strongly worded rebuke of the Iraq Study Group's report on the situation in Iraq and recommendations for US policy, describing it as "unrealistic and inappropriate".
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  • Earl Ofari Hutchinson: Pelosi and House Democrats Must Fight Over Iraq Failure, But Don't Forget Katrina Failure Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - 2 hours, 0 minute ago
    House Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi wasted little time in jumping all over President Bush after the Iraq Study Group labeled his Iraq quagmire a bungled, wasted, and failed effort. The House's top Democrat vowed that she and House Democrats would spare no effort to get Bush to reverse course on the war. Pelosi will get lots of backing from Congressional Democrats for that. Iraq was the big
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  • Kurds condemn Iraq report Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Dec 08 3:46 PM
    Iraq's Kurdish leader criticises a report by the US Iraq Survey Group, branding it "unrealistic and inappropriate".
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  • U.S. troops may be able to leave Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 08 8:19 AM
    Significant U.S. combat troops could be pulled out of Iraq by early 2008 as long as the Iraqis meets specific goals toward establishing a unified government, a senior U.S. commander in Iraq said Friday.
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  • A new Date of Infamy gets cloudy in Iraq Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Dec 08 7:44 AM
    A new Date of Infamy gets cloudy in Iraq
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  • Saudi Citizens Funding Iraq Insurgents Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Dec 08 6:07 PM
    High-ranking Iraqi officials and the U.S. Iraq Study Group say private citizens in Saudi Arabia are sending large quantities of cash directly to Sunni militants in Iraq, an allegation denied by the Saudi government ? an important U.S. ally.
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  • Bush could speak on Iraq policy changes before Christmas: White House Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 08 8:26 AM
    US President George W. Bush will hold a wide range of consultations on Iraq next week -- with a view towards announcing changes in his administration's policy before Christmas -- the White House has said.
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  • Correction: Iraq-US Deaths story Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 08 8:01 AM
    In a Dec. 7 story about military deaths in Iraq, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Department of Defense, erroneously reported the hometown of Army Staff Sgt. Robert L. Love Jr. He was from Livingston, Ala., not Meridian, Miss., according to family members.
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  • Bush rejects Iraq report's key proposals, unveils Mideast initiative Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 08 5:42 AM
    US President George W. Bush rebuffed key recommendations from the Iraq Study Group but announced a new Middle East peace push after talks with British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
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  • Coalition raids Iraq areas, killing 20 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 08 5:44 AM
    U.S.-led coalition forces killed 20 insurgents, including two women, Friday in fighting and airstrikes that targeted al-Qaida in Iraq militants northwest of Baghdad, the military said. The mayor of the area said 19 civilians were killed, including seven women and eight children.
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  • Bush tells Iran, Syria how they can join Iraq talks Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Dec 08 5:00 AM
    After talks with his top Iraq war ally President Bush on Thursday indicated that Iran and Syria might be included in regional talks about Iraq, if they meet certain conditions.
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  • With Military Straining In Iraq, Troop Limits Affecting Strategy Open this result in new window
    Investor's Business Daily via Yahoo! Finance - Dec 08 4:00 PM
    The Iraq Study Group has come under fire for recommending a drastic drawdown of U.S. military forces in Iraq, but the nation's military experts...
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  • US-led forces kill 20 alleged 'terrorists' in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 08 5:30 AM
    US-led coalition troops have killed 20 alleged "Al-Qaeda terrorists" in an air and ground assault north of Baghdad, as British and Danish forces conducted a massive raid in southern Iraq.
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  • Freed Iraq hostages forgive captors Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 08 5:10 AM
    A British man and two Canadians freed from captivity in Iraq said on Friday they forgave their captors but are undecided on whether to testify at the trial of the men accused of kidnapping them.
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  • Iraq: What the Generals Say Open this result in new window
    Newsweek - Dec 08 3:10 PM
    Three retired U.S. Army officers discuss their views on the Iraq Study Group recommendations.
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  • Japan extends Iraq air mission despite defence chief's criticisms Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 08 4:27 AM
    Japan has extended the deployment of its air force cargo planes in Iraq, even though its defense chief criticized the US decision to invade in 2003 as "premature".
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  • Kurdish leader rejects Iraq report Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 08 4:21 AM
    Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani, a longtime Washington ally, has angrily rejected the Iraq Study Group's recommendations, warning that any delay in deciding the fate of an oil-rich region claimed by the Kurds would have "grave consequences."
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  • Howell North grad is killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 1 hour, 27 minutes ago
    Army Capt. Travis Patriquin, a 1992 Francis Howell North High School graduate who used his language skills to communicate with people throughout the world, was killed in Iraq on Wednesday, his family said.
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  • Keep focus on Iraq Open this result in new window
    USATODAY.com via Yahoo! News - Dec 08 3:54 AM
    Keep focus on Iraq
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  • Iraq ex-hostages plead for captors Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Dec 08 4:31 AM
    LONDON, England (AP) -- Three Christian peace activists who were held for weeks in Iraq earlier this year before being rescued pleaded on Friday for "all possible leniency" for their captors.
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  • Bush cool on key Iraq report recommendations Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 08 3:39 AM
    US President George W. Bush has rebuffed some key policy recommendations by the Iraq Study Group, but announced a new push for talks with Israel and the Palestinians after a meeting with British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
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  • Harsh Iraq Report Offers No Solution Open this result in new window
    Forbes - Dec 08 3:11 AM
    Bipartisan group recommends that U.S. threaten rapid withdrawal unless Iraq ramps up security, peacekeeping efforts.
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  • US air strike kills 20 'Al-Qaeda terrorists' in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 08 4:37 AM
    Forces from the US-led coalition in Iraq have killed 20 alleged "Al-Qaeda terrorists", including two women, in a ground assault and air strike on a target northwest of Baghdad.
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  • Women Soldiers Back from Iraq Suffer Mental Health Problems Open this result in new window
    Fox News - Dec 08 2:07 PM
    Women soldiers returning home from service in Iraq are struggling with depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, insomnia, and other mental health disorders.
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  • British conduct massive raid in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 08 2:53 AM
    British forces have launched one of their biggest operations in Basra in three years as Prime Minister Tony Blair met US officials to seek a new strategy to end the "hugely challenging" crisis in Iraq.
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  • Bruised and battered Iraq eye football gold Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 08 2:51 AM
    Iraq's footballers face Uzbekistan in the Asian Games quarter-finals on Saturday determined to bring relief to their war-torn country and provide themselves with an escape route to foreign leagues.
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  • New tribute to Iraq servicewoman Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Dec 08 12:26 PM
    A memorial is to be unveiled in Kent in honour of the first British servicewoman killed on duty in Iraq.
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  • Chris Weigant: The Endgame In Iraq (Part 3) -- The Military Endgame Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Dec 08 12:15 PM
    [ This is the third and final installment of my series of articles on Iraq. Part 1 appeared on Wednesday, and Part 2 ran yesterday. I apologize for the massive length of this series, but it's a complicated subject, so I hope you'll forgive my excess. ] In the previous two articles in this series, I addressed the political situation, diplomatic possibilities, and the situation within Iraq
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  • UK, Danish troops launch major operation in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 08 2:59 AM
    British and Danish troops backed by tanks seized five suspects accused of attacks on coalition forces in Iraq on Friday in the largest operation of its kind since the U.S. invasion, the British military said.
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  • Democrats, Bush spar over Iraq report Open this result in new window
    The State - 34 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON Top Democrats in Congress left a White House meeting with President Bush on Friday frustrated over what they perceived as his reluctance to embrace major recommendations from the bipartisan Iraq Study Group.
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  • Smith says Iraq war may be "criminal" Open this result in new window
    Seattle Times - Dec 08 5:16 PM
    Republican Sen. Gordon Smith, who voted in favor of the Iraq war and has supported it ever since, now says the current U.S. war effort is "absurd" and "may even be criminal."
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  • Bush pledges joint effort on Iraq Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Dec 08 9:09 AM
    President Bush says he will work with congressional leaders to find a way forward for the US in Iraq.
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  • AP Poll: Few expect victory in Iraq Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Dec 08 1:19 AM
    Americans are overwhelmingly resigned to something less than clear-cut victory in Iraq and growing numbers doubt the country will achieve a stable, democratic government no matter how the U.S. gets out, according to an AP poll.
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  • Arab world welcomes Iraq Study Group report Open this result in new window
    The Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News - Dec 08 12:00 AM
    The Iraq Study Group (ISG) recommendations are making far more waves outside Iraq than inside that troubled country.
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  • Developments: The U.S. and Iraq Open this result in new window
    The State - 37 minutes ago
    Quickening his search for a new war strategy, President Bush lined up three days of urgent talks with military brass, diplomats and outside experts on how to stop Iraqs slide toward anarchy. Bush is expected to settle on a new course and present it to the nation in a speech before Christmas.
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  • Senators question Iraq panel's strategy Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 07 11:44 PM
    Senators sharply questioned an Iraq commission's call for a new U.S. war strategy Thursday, saying the Bush administration and Congress must work urgently together to find a more effective approach.
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  • Let US now speak with one voice on Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News - Dec 08 12:00 AM
    When James Baker and colleagues rolled out recommendations on Iraq this week, he quipped that the report is "the only bipartisan report that's out there." The former top diplomat sounded as if he was prepared for criticism.
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  • U.S. military says kills 20 al Qaeda militants in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 08 1:37 AM
    U.S. troops killed 20 suspected al Qaeda militants, including two women, during a ground and air operation in central Iraq on Friday, the U.S. military said.
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  • Bush says new approach needed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 07 11:37 PM
    President Bush, admitting that "it's bad in Iraq," acknowledged Thursday that the United States needs a new approach in the unpopular war and promised to unveil details in an upcoming speech.
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  • What's the Next Step for Bush in Iraq? Open this result in new window
    NPR - Dec 08 12:34 PM
    The recommendations in the Iraq Study Group's report fly in the face of some of President Bush's war policies. How much of the report is the president is likely to accept?
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  • Australia wants its troops out of Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 07 11:22 PM
    Prime Minister John Howard, responding to the Iraq Study Group report, said Friday he would like to see Australian troops out of Iraq but refused to set a deadline for their withdrawal.
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  • What's the Next Step for Bush in Iraq? Open this result in new window
    NPR - Dec 08 4:20 PM
    Day to Day , December 8, 2006 The recommendations in the Iraq Study Group's report fly in the face of some of President Bush's war policies. How much of the report is the president is likely to accept?
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  • Iraq Report Headed For Salad Bar? Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Dec 08 9:38 AM
    Iraq Study Group chief says the president must not treat the panel?s report like "fruit salad." Plus, sad homecoming for GIs; and Clinton-Obama. The Skinny is Hillary Profita 's take on the top news of the day and the best of the Web.
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  • Poll: Americans See No Easy Iraq Exit Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Dec 08 2:41 PM
    Americans see no easy exit from Iraq: Just 9 percent expect the war to end in clear-cut victory, compared with 87 percent who expect some sort of compromise settlement, according to the latest AP-Ipsos poll. The numbers evoke parallels to public...
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  • Senators Challenge Feasibility of Iraq Plans Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Dec 07 9:52 PM
    Members of Congress yesterday questioned the practicability of recommendations from the Iraq Study Group about how to reverse the chaos in Iraq, but they praised the panel's stark assessment of conditions there.
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  • Local woman sends "Victory Boxes" to Iraq  Open this result in new window
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram - 2 hours, 48 minutes ago
    Victory Boxes are filled with school supplies, personal items and clothing and sent to troops in Iraq who distribute the boxes to Iraqi children.
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  • UN Chief: Iraq Conflict Could Lead to Regional War Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - 2 hours, 58 minutes ago
    U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan says the worsening conflict in Iraq has increased the chances of an an all-out civil war in the country or even a regional conflict.
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  • Bush not tied to Iraq report Open this result in new window
    Los Angeles Daily News - Dec 08 4:42 PM
    WASHINGTON - President George W. Bush moved quickly to distance himself Thursday from the central recommendations of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group, even as the panel's co-chairmen opened an intensive lobbying effort on Capitol Hill to press Bush to adopt their report wholesale.
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  • Bush targets Iraq policy change by Christmas Open this result in new window
    TODAYonline - 15 minutes ago
    US President George W. Bush, seen here speaking at a 7 December 2006 press conference, will thrash out a new approach to Iraq in meetings with top advisors next week, and could announce the strategy before Christmas, the White House said.
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  • Our View: Iraq report offers solid proposals Open this result in new window
    Mankato Free Press - 28 minutes ago
    The much anticipated report from the Iraq Study Group released Wednesday offered a sobering analysis of just how downhill the U.S. effort in Iraq is going. It also offered solid proposals for reducing the U.S. role and eventually bringing home many U.S. troops.
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  • Chiarelli: Key to victory in Iraq rests outside military Open this result in new window
    Stars and Stripes - Dec 08 4:49 PM
    ARLINGTON, Va. The key to victory in Iraq no longer rests with U.S. troops, a top U.S. military leader said, but instead rests on putting angry young men to work restoring basic services, establishing a sound economy and political reconciliation.
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  • Bush and Blair Meeting Dominated by Iraq Report Recommendations Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Dec 08 4:31 PM
    U.S. President George W. Bush and Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair met at the White House Thursday -- one day after a report by the U.S. bipartisan Iraq Study Group said American policy in Iraq is not working, and called for a change of strategy.
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  • Bush Turns To Congress For Ideas On Iraq Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Dec 08 7:38 AM
    President Bush is meeting with members of Congress to hear ideas on a new approach for the Iraq war. As pressure mounts on the president to find a new plan for the unpopular war, a new Associated Press poll showed his approval rating at 27 percent.
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  • Out of Iraq but not the Gulf, Baker group advises Open this result in new window
    World Tribune - Dec 08 4:13 PM
    WASHINGTON The United States must maintain a significant military presence in the Gulf, no matter what it does in Iraq the Iraq Study Group report said.
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  • Chairmen: Iraq report can't be used piecemeal Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Dec 07 7:31 PM
    The chairmen of the Iraq Study Group told a Senate panel Thursday that its report on the "deteriorating situation" in Iraq must be viewed as a whole and not piecemeal.
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  • Iraq Panel: Security Hampering Economy Open this result in new window
    The Herald-Sun - 1 hour, 54 minutes ago
    The Iraqi people are struggling financially as the war goes on, facing high unemployment and soaring prices. The Iraq Study Group said this week that corruption and uncertainty as well as security problems are hampering Iraq's economy, and significant improvement is not likely until those problems are fixed and the country pumps up its oil production.
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  • Can They All Get Along in Iraq? Despite the Report, Maybe They Can?t Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Dec 07 8:06 PM
    Many of the recommendations are based on assumptions that Iraq?s leadership has the political will to put national interests before communal concerns.
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  • Matt Neuman: Highlights from the "Vice Presidential Iraq Study Group Report" Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Dec 08 8:31 AM
    (Hot on the heels of the Baker-Hamilton Iraq Study Group report comes one hastily commissioned by Vice President Dick Cheney. It contains 80 recommendations. Here are a few of them.) 1. The situation is great and getting better. Stay the course. Ignore the naysayers, they're the same bunch who made us leave Vietnam too early. And Korea. 4. Take all the time necessary to weed out the
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  • With Foe?s Change of Heart, Iraq Watchdog Is Likely to Survive Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Dec 07 8:06 PM
    A key House Republican dropped his opposition against a federal agency that oversees billions in reconstruction money to Iraq.
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  • Impact of police being sent to Iraq felt on street Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Dec 07 9:40 PM
    The deployment of thousands of police officers to Iraq, Afghanistan and other military reserve posts is costing local law enforcement agencies up to $1.2 billion per year, according to a new analysis of Justice Department data.
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  • A Turning Point for a Panel: 4 Harrowing Days in Iraq Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Dec 07 8:06 PM
    Some Iraq Study Group members found a recent trip to the country so harrowing, they wondered if they could afford wait to speak out about the disaster in Iraq.
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  • A new Date of Infamy gets cloudy in Iraq Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Dec 07 8:08 PM
    On the day that the esteemed elders in the Iraq Study Group released their much anticipated report, some 350 old sailors and soldiers were gathering in Hawaii to commemorate the 65th anniversary of Pearl Harbor.
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  • Marine reservist from Jackson killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Detroit News - Dec 08 1:09 PM
    A 22-year-old Marine reservist from Jackson was killed Thursday in Iraq, the Department of Defense announced today.
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  • Govt to extend ASDF's Iraq mission to July 31 Open this result in new window
    Daily Yomiuri Online - 2 hours, 45 minutes ago
    The government decided Friday at a Cabinet meeting to prolong the Air Self-Defense Force dispatch to Iraq until July 31, when the special law on Japan's support for Iraq's rehabilitation expires.
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  • Israeli Leader Rejects Link Between Iraq and Mideast Woes Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Dec 07 8:03 PM
    Ehud Olmert disagreed with the Iraq Study Group?s report that linked the turmoil in Iraq with the need to resolve the conflicts between Israel and its Arab neighbors.
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  • Two Germany-based soldiers killed in Iraq are identified Open this result in new window
    Stars and Stripes - Dec 08 4:49 PM
    The Department of Defense has identified two Germany-based soldiers who died this week from wounds suffered in Iraq. One was assigned to the 1st Armored Division and the other assigned to the 1st Infantry Division.
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  • Holiday train will link families with Marines in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Orange County Register - Dec 08 5:25 PM
    Marines at Camp Fallujah in Iraq will be connected via satellite to their families during Metrolink's Holiday Toy Express train stop at Camp Pendleton Saturday.
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  • Marine from Jackson is killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Detroit News - Dec 08 12:39 PM
    LANSING, Mich. -- A Marine from Jackson was killed in combat in Iraq, the Department of Defense said today.
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  • Some senators skeptical of Iraq Study Group's proposals Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Dec 07 7:28 PM
    Senators sharply questioned the recommendations of the Iraq Study Group on Thursday, while the commission's co-chairmen urged Congress to unite behind a revised U.S. policy.
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  • Irondequoit soldier returns home from Iraq Open this result in new window
    News 10 NBC Rochester - 1 hour, 4 minutes ago
    As troops continue to chip away at the insurgency in Iraq, one local soldier is getting some relief from the fighting. Jared Triggs returned home to his family in Rochester Friday night.
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  • Rice cool to idea of talks with Iran about Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! Singapore News - Dec 08 3:43 PM
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Friday all but rejected the idea of talks with Iran about quelling the violence in Iraq unless Tehran first acts to rein in its suspected nuclear weapons program.
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  • Kurdish Leader Rejects Iraq Report Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Dec 08 6:17 AM
    Kurdish Leader Massoud Barzani Rejects Iraq Report
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    ABC News - Dec 08 6:16 AM
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    ABC News - Dec 08 6:16 AM
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    ABC News - Dec 08 6:17 AM
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    The Advocate - 1 hour, 20 minutes ago
    Now that the Iraq Study Group has released its report proposing new and amended strategies in Iraq, the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network is calling on White House officials to reconsider their support for the military's ban on openly gay troops, according to an SLDN press release.
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