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  • Iraq health official reports decline in violent deaths Open this result in new window
    USA Today - 1 hour, 58 minutes ago
    Preliminary figures show that violent deaths in Iraq dropped substantially in August from record levels the previous month, a Health Ministry official said Thursday.

  • Bush rejects Iraq withdrawal, warns Iran Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 39 minutes ago
    US President George W. Bush predicted an apocalyptic future if the United States hastily quits Iraq, and warned Iran would pay a price for not freezing sensitive nuclear work.

  • Flailing U.S. mission in Iraq hinges on 'Battle of Baghdad' Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Aug 31 5:56 PM
    The United States probably has one last shot at achieving minimal stability in a unified Iraq. Bush's rhetoric aside, that is the best outcome that can be reasonably hoped for at this point.

  • Bush says U.S. must win in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Aug 31 4:16 PM
    President Bush said Thursday the war against Islamic militants was like last century's fight against Nazis and communists and that a U.S. withdrawal from Iraq would lead to its conquest by America's worst enemies.

  • Violent deaths in Iraq dropped in August Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Aug 31 4:05 PM
    Preliminary Health Ministry figures released Thursday show violent deaths in Iraq dropped substantially in August from record levels the previous month, despite a surge of killings in Baghdad in the past week.

  • U.S. force in Iraq at 140,000 Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Aug 31 3:15 PM
    The United States has expanded its force in Iraq to 140,000 troops, the most since January and 13,000 more than five weeks ago, the Pentagon said on Thursday, amid relentless violence in Baghdad and elsewhere.

  • Bush fights back against Iraq critics Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Aug 31 1:28 PM
    President George W. Bush fought back against political critics of the Iraq war on Thursday, with an election-year warning that Americans could be battling Islamic militants on their own city streets if the United States gave up in Baghdad.

  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq hit 2,642 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Aug 31 2:28 PM
    As of Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006, at least 2,642 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 2,096 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

  • Bush Says Iraq War Is Part of a Larger Fight Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Aug 31 12:00 PM
    As part of a new drive to rally the American people behind him, President Bush today said Iraq is a battleground in an epic struggle against tyranny.

  • Bush: Iraq, terrorism policies keeping U.S. safe Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Aug 31 10:44 AM
    President George W. Bush, seeking to fend off growing election-year discontent with the Iraq war, said on Thursday his wars in Iraq and against terrorism were keeping Americans safe.

  • Dozens Killed in Series of Attacks in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Aug 31 12:30 PM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq  -- A series of attacks killed at least 51 people across Iraq Thursday, including 43 within a half hour in a Shiite section of Baghdad, officials said. Scores were wounded in the attacks, part of a violent week that has seen hundreds slain.

  • Bush Speech Links Iraq War And Nazis Open this result in new window
    CBS News - 11 minutes ago
    President Bush opened a series of speeches on Iraq and terrorism by likening the struggle against Islamic fundamentalism with the fight against Nazis and communists. He said that pulling out of Iraq now would be "absolutely disastrous."

  • Bush warns Iran, rejects Iraq withdrawal Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Aug 31 11:01 AM
    US President George W. Bush warned Iran would pay a price for not freezing sensitive nuclear work and predicted an apocalyptic future if the United States hastily quits Iraq.

  • Violent deaths in Iraq down in August Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Aug 31 11:13 AM
    Preliminary figures show that violent deaths in Iraq dropped substantially in August from record levels the previous month, Health Ministry officials said Thursday. Most of the recorded killings were of civilians.

  • Iraq says ready to rule as Bush rallies Americans Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Aug 31 9:46 AM
    Iraq's prime minister said on Thursday his forces should control most of Iraq by December, as President George W. Bush began a round of pre-election speeches urging Americans to back U.S. military engagement there.

  • Series of attacks leaves 46 dead in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Aug 31 10:30 AM
    A series of attacks killed at least 46 people across Iraq Thursday, including 39 within a half hour in a Shiite section of Baghdad, officials said. At least 118 people were wounded.

  • Thirty-two killed as Iraq prepares to take charge of military Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Aug 31 9:15 AM
    Insurgents have killed at least 32 people, including 14 in a car bomb attack on a popular Baghdad market, as Iraq prepared to take over operational military command from coalition forces.

  • Iraq 4-Day Death Toll Climbs To 200 Open this result in new window
    CBS News - 2 hours, 11 minutes ago
    At least 52 people died in violence across Iraq, including 24 killed in a bomb blast in Baghdad's market district. More than 200 people have been killed since Sunday despite U.S. and Iraqi officials' claims that sectarian attacks are decreasing.

  • Iraq Might Have A Chance After All Open this result in new window
    CBS News - 2 hours, 26 minutes ago
    The success of the U.S. military?s recent deployment of American troops into Baghdad is paying dividends, says Harry Smith . It could mean that American troops might, in the end, be able to establish a more peaceful future for Iraq.

  • Bush begins new push to shore up fight on terrorism, Iraq Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Aug 31 7:39 AM
    With midterm elections around the corner, President Bush on Thursday will launch a series of speeches aimed at bolstering support for what the White House calls the "single ideological struggle" against terrorism, including the increasingly unpopular Iraq war.

  • Leave Iraq Out of War on Terrorism, Sen. Boxer Says Open this result in new window
    NPR - Aug 31 6:19 PM
    In response to President Bush's foreign policy speech on Iraq, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) says Bush is using scare tactics, and that there's nothing new in his speech -- he's still equating the war on terrorism with Iraq. Boxer says it's time to stop trying to scare the American people, and that Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld should be replaced.

  • Rebels kill 15 as Iraq prepares to take charge of military Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Aug 31 6:39 AM
    Iraqi insurgents have killed at least 15 people and attacked a British diplomatic convoy, as Iraq took steps toward taking over operational military command from US-led coalition forces.

  • U.S. erred in Iraq rebuilding program: auditor Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Aug 31 7:06 AM
    The U.S. government should have been quicker to employ local firms to help rebuild Iraq instead of relying on U.S. corporations whose contracts gave them no incentive to minimize costs, a U.S. official said on Thursday.

  • Iraq battles to contain mounting violence Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Aug 31 6:01 AM
    Iraq battled to contain mounting violence that has killed nearly 200 people in the past five days, as US President George W. Bush said pulling out US troops now would be a "major defeat".

  • Bush Says U.S. Must Win in Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Aug 31 4:50 PM
    Bush Says Withdrawal From Iraq Would Mean Victory for America's Worst Enemies

  • Violent Deaths in Iraq Dropped in August Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Aug 31 4:19 PM
    Official: Violent Deaths in Iraq Decreased in August After Record-Setting July

  • With elections in view, Bush focuses on Iraq Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Aug 31 8:19 AM
    With the midterm elections approaching, President George W. Bush is beginning an extended tour to draw attention to the threat of terrorism and the Iraq war.

  • Bush to begin series of speeches on Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Aug 31 3:22 AM
    President Bush predicts that victory in Iraq will be "a major ideological triumph in the struggle of the 21st century" as he prepares to begin a renewed campaign to defend his war strategy ahead of the fall elections and the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

  • How to bridge two views of success in Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News - Aug 31 1:00 AM
    In November 2003 as the insurgency in Iraq blossomed, I - as a US official in Iraq - tried to sort out the various actors, groups, and causes behind it.

  • Va. man killed after only seven weeks in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Richmond Times-Dispatch - 5 minutes ago
    WOODBRIDGE -- Colin Joseph Wolfe, a dancer turned Marine who fought in Iraq for only seven weeks, died Wednesday from an explosion next to his military vehicle, his family said.

  • Candidates differ on how, not whether, to pull out of Iraq Open this result in new window
    Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune - 30 minutes ago
    Even before state Rep. Keith Ellison won the DFL endorsement last spring for the Fifth Congressional District seat, a defining issue for his campaign was his demand for immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. Now Ellison's challengers in the Sept. 12 primary have generated their own withdrawal proposals, competing on an issue crucial to voters in the Minneapolis-based district. That means

  • Nelson visits Iraq and Afghanistan Open this result in new window
    The Age - 1 hour, 21 minutes ago
    Defence Minister Brendan Nelson has completed a low-key visit to Australian troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf, praising them for doing a job of which all Australians could be proud.

  • Bush to make pre-election campaign on Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Aug 31 12:53 AM
    US President George W. Bush was to launch a series of speeches, helped by world leader visits, to defend the unpopular war in Iraq two months before key US elections.

  • Bush Says U.S. Must Win in Iraq Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Aug 31 3:22 PM
    President Bush said Thursday the war against Islamic militants was like last century's fight against Nazis and communists and that a U.S. withdrawal from Iraq would lead to its conquest by America's worst enemies. "The security of the civilized world...

  • Webb to skip event; son is bound for Iraq Open this result in new window
    Richmond Times-Dispatch - 4 minutes ago
    Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jim Webb will skip Virginia's annual campaign kickoff Labor Day event in Buena Vista Monday because his son is being shipped out to Iraq.

  • Nelson visits Iraq and Afghanistan Open this result in new window
    AAP via Yahoo!7 News - 1 hour, 43 minutes ago
    Defence Minister Brendan Nelson has completed a low-key visit to Australian troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf.

  • Attacks Kill at Least 51 People in Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Aug 31 12:05 PM
    Attacks Kill at Least 51 in Iraq, Including 43 Within a Half-Hour in Shiite Section of Baghdad

  • FOX News Poll: Economy, Iraq, Terrorism Top Voter Issues Open this result in new window
    Fox News - Aug 31 10:59 AM
    The economy, Iraq and terrorism are top issues voters will consider in miderm elections

  • Bush campaigns against Iraq war criticism Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Aug 30 11:19 PM
    For the third time in less than a year and two months before crucial U.S. elections, President George W. Bush is launching a new campaign to counter opposition to the Iraq war with a series of speeches he insists are not political.

  • Bush likens Iraq strife to WWII's Open this result in new window
    Newsday - 2 hours, 31 minutes ago
    President George W. Bush tried to bolster Iraq war support Thursday by comparing Islamic radicals to the Nazi foe in World War II and saying defeat in Iraq would imperil "the security of the civilized world."

  • Iraq army seen fit in 18 months Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Aug 30 10:59 PM
    Bombers killed nearly 50 Iraqis on Wednesday, mostly in Baghdad, but the top U.S. commander said a security drive in the capital was making progress and local forces could largely be running Iraq within 12 to 18 months.

  • Series of Attacks Leaves 46 Dead in Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Aug 31 10:49 AM
    Series of Attacks Leaves at Least 46 People Dead in Iraq, Including 39 Slain in 30 Minutes

  • Bush rules out pullout from Iraq Open this result in new window
    rediff.com - 12 minutes ago
    Emphasising that the US will lose its credibility if it withdraws from Iraq, Bush said: "People will look at our words as empty words. People will not trust the judgement and the leadership of the United States."

  • Anger boils in Iraq's "town of martyrs" Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! Singapore News - 2 hours, 58 minutes ago
    HALABJA, Iraq (Reuters) - Broken glass crunched under Adnan's feet as he walked through Halabja's vandalised memorial. He stopped and pointed to an inscription on the wall.

  • Series of Attacks Leaves 39 Dead in Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Aug 31 10:35 AM
    Series of Attacks Leaves at Least 39 People Dead, 115 Wounded in Iraq -- All Within 30 Minutes

  • Bush: Iraq essential to U.S. security Open this result in new window
    Knoxville News Sentinal - 23 minutes ago
    SALT LAKE CITY - President Bush said Thursday that the war against Islamic militants was like last century's fight against Nazis and communists and that a U.S. withdrawal from Iraq would lead to that nation's conquest by America's worst enemies.

  • Rapid-Fire Attacks in Iraq Kill 47 Open this result in new window
    phillyburbs.com - Aug 31 6:04 PM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - A barrage of coordinated bomb and rocket attacks on eastern Baghdad neighborhoods killed at least 47 people and wounded more than 200 within half an hour on Thursday, police and hospital officials said.

  • Navy warship returns home from Iraq Open this result in new window
    Sydney Morning Herald - Aug 31 6:25 PM
    Almost 200 Australian sailors are home from a six month deployment in Iraq aboard a navy warship that earned the title 'The little frigate that can'. -

  • Bush links U.S. safety to Iraq success Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Aug 30 9:19 PM
    Linking success in Iraq with the future safety of America, President Bush said Wednesday that withdrawing U.S. troops too quickly would lead to a terrorist state more dangerous than Afghanistan in the grip of the repressive Taliban regime.

  • Positive Press on Iraq Is Aim of U.S. Contract Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Aug 30 9:31 PM
    U.S. military leaders in Baghdad have put out for bid a two-year, $20 million public relations contract that calls for extensive monitoring of U.S. and Middle Eastern media in an effort to promote more positive coverage of news from Iraq.

  • Nelson visits Iraq, Afghanistan Open this result in new window
    The Australian - 2 hours, 15 minutes ago
    DEFENCE Minister Brendan Nelson has completed a low-key visit to Australian troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf, praising them for doing a job of which all Australians could be proud.

  • Bush Shifting Public Focus to Terrorism and Iraq War Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Aug 30 9:01 PM
    Advisers said President Bush would continue his speeches on Iraq and the broader struggle against terrorism for several weeks.

  • G.O.P. Congressman Shifts to Favor an Iraq Timetable Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Aug 30 9:02 PM
    Representative Christopher Shays, a Republican from Connecticut who is facing a tough re-election battle, is proposing a timetable for a withdrawal of American troops from Iraq.

  • 'Security of the civilised world depends on victory in Iraq' Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - 2 hours, 47 minutes ago
    President Bush yesterday vowed the US would not leave Iraq until "victory is achieved" in the form of a stable democratic US ally established in Baghdad, arguing that the alternative was facing terrorists "in the streets of our own cities".

  • Marine, 19, dies in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Potomac News - 48 minutes ago
    Colin Joseph Wolfe, a dancer turned Marine who fought in Iraq for a mere seven weeks, died Wednesday from an explosion next to his military vehicle, his family said.

  • Bush: US cannot leave Iraq Open this result in new window
    Aljazeera - Aug 31 6:27 PM
    George Bush has defended the war in Iraq as a battle against a movement unified by a "twisted view of Islam".

  • Pentagon Says Bloody Week, Better Month In Iraq Open this result in new window
    Local6.com Central Florida - Aug 31 3:58 PM
    Even though there has been a surge of killings in Baghdad in the past week, overall, August has seen a sharp decline in violent deaths in Iraq.

  • Benchmarks: Dog days in Iraq Open this result in new window
    UPI - 2 hours, 36 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. forces in Iraq continued to suffer the same old levels of low but grinding attrition through the dog days of August.

  • Bush: Iraq is Front Line in 'War on Terror' Open this result in new window
    NPR - Aug 31 10:11 AM
    Day to Day , August 31, 2006 ∑ President Bush used an address to U.S. military veterans in Salt Lake City on Thursday to kick off a new series of speeches defending the occupation of Iraq. The president says the military effort in Iraq is now the front line in the administration's overall "war on terror."

  • Bush to Kick Off Speaking Tour to Counter Iraq War Critics Open this result in new window
    Fox News - Aug 31 5:59 AM
    President Bush kicks off a speaking tour Thursday to counter Iraq war critics and boost support ahead of the November elections.

  • Donald Rumsfeld's Iraq War Statements Open this result in new window
    NPR - Aug 31 10:41 AM
    Day to Day , August 31, 2006 ∑ Earlier this week, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld claimed that America is losing the "war of ideas" against extremists in the Muslim world. He also asserted that debating justifications for the continued occupation of Iraq undermines the resolve of U.S. forces.

  • Soldier from Gorham dies in Iraq of apparent cardiac arrest Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Aug 31 10:50 AM
    A soldier who died of an apparent heart attack in Iraq this week was born with a heart condition that his parents said seemed to disappear during his childhood.

  • Friday Edition: Iraq Contractor Deaths Open this result in new window
    Poynter Institute - Aug 31 6:24 PM
    Risky mortgages coming due... Uptick in tick disease... There is no rock solid list, but as of this morning we know that at least 348 workers who are helping rebuild Iraq have died.

  • Reservists set for Iraq tour Open this result in new window
    The Scotsman - Aug 31 4:35 PM
    SCOTTISH Territorial Army personnel have begun training in preparation for a six-month tour of duty in Iraq.

  • Bush rejects Iraq withdrawal, warns Iran Open this result in new window
    Channel NewsAsia - Aug 31 3:32 PM
    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah : US President George W. Bush on Thursday predicted an apocalyptic future if the United States hastily quits Iraq, and warned Iran would pay a price for not freezing sensitive nuclear work.

  • U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq Hit 2,642 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! Asia News - Aug 31 2:28 PM
    As of Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006, at least 2,642 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

  • Iraq to take control of new province Open this result in new window
    The Scotsman - Aug 31 4:46 PM
    A SERIES of attacks in eastern Baghdad, including one at a popular market, killed at least 39 people and wounded 115 inside half an hour yesterday, as the country's prime minister said Iraq was ready to take over responsibility for more territory from...

  • Iraq: Progress Despite Violence, Military Says Open this result in new window
    WSB-TV 2 Atlanta - Aug 31 4:56 PM
    Despite the carnage of the past week, the U.S. military insists there's good news in Iraq.

  • Reservist call-up for Iraq viewed as sign of protracted engagement Open this result in new window
    Pulse-Journal - 48 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON For the first time since the war against Iraq began more than three years ago, the Marine Corps is calling up its last line of reservists, men and women so removed from active duty they're no longer even attached to a unit.

  • UK troops to leave second Iraq province Open this result in new window
    The Herald - Aug 31 6:19 PM
    The handover of a second province in Iraq will take place later this month and the security of most of the country could be under local control by the end of the year, Nouri al Maliki, Iraqi Prime Minister, predicted yesterday.

  • Two soldiers with Minnesota ties killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    KRIS-TV Corpus Christi - Aug 31 5:56 PM
    STILLWATER, Minn. -- A Minneapolis man was one of four U.S. Army soldiers killed when a bomb exploded while they were on foot patrol in Taji, Iraq, north of Baghdad, a military...

  • Bush Casts Iraq War as Buttress to U.S. Freedom Open this result in new window
    Newsday - Aug 31 12:13 PM
    President Bush began a new effort today to win support for the war in Iraq in the face of unyielding resistance and mounting deaths, telling veterans that the war against terrorism was no mere military conflict but "the decisive ideological struggle of the 21st century."

  • Most Kurds Favor Proposed Decentralization for Iraq Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Aug 31 11:35 AM
    In an effort to find a solution to increasing sectarian violence in Iraq, some politicians have proposed giving Shiites, Sunnis, and Kurds their own semi-autonomous regions. Proponents of the idea, including U.S. Senator Joseph Biden, say decentralization would preserve Iraq as a country.

  • N.H. Soldier Dies in Iraq Open this result in new window
    WCAX 3 - Aug 31 5:54 PM
    A soldier from Gorham, New Hampshire died in Iraq. Specialist Matthew Schneider, 23, died in Ramadi on Monday. Schneider was a 2001 graduate of Gorham High. He joined the Army right after graduation.

  • Made In Iraq; the M-1A1SA by James Dunnigan September 1, 2006 Open this result in new window
    Strategy Page - 27 minutes ago
    American armored vehicles took a real beating in Iraq, even if they were never hit by enemy fire. The heat, the sand, and the constant work wears these vehicles down. So the U.S. Army has come up with a $700,000 "reset" process that refurbishes and upgrades M-1 tanks to M-1A1SA models.

  • More TA Scots for Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Herald - Aug 31 6:19 PM
    More than 100 Scottish reservists are being sent to Iraq in November for so-called "force protection duties", it was announced yesterday.

  • Bush vows U.S. not to leave Iraq before "job" is done Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Aug 31 5:39 PM
    U.S. President George W. Bush said Thursday that U.S. troops will not leave Iraq until the "job" is done in the Middle East country.

  • Big decline in Iraq deaths this month Open this result in new window
    WTOL News 11 - 1 hour, 17 minutes ago
    BAGHDAD, Iraq Even though there's been a surge of killings in Baghdad in the past week -- overall, August has seen a sharp decline in violent deaths in Iraq.

  • Soldier From Minneapolis Killed In Iraq Open this result in new window
    WCCO Minneapolis/St. Paul - Aug 31 4:30 PM
    A soldier from Minneapolis has died in Iraq. A Pentagon spokesman says 20-year-old Specialist Qixing Lee died Sunday afternoon when an improvised explosive device detonated. People With MN Ties Killed In Mideast More National News

  • Iraqs Meddlesome Neighbors Open this result in new window
    Foreign Relations - Aug 31 2:01 PM
    Iraq is sandwiched between six states that hold competing views of what its future should resemble. Where some of Iraq's neighbors see instability on their borders, others see opportunity.

  • MoveOn.org Criticizes Hostettler Over Iraq War Open this result in new window
    22WSBT South Bend - Aug 31 3:59 PM
    (AP) The liberal group MoveOn.org is criticizing Republican Congressman John Hostettler for his support of the war in Iraq. The group says the war is taking money away from other important issues.

  • Rice defines success outcome in Iraq Open this result in new window
    ArabicNews.com - Aug 31 2:52 PM
    Security, democratic institutions and the use of politics not violence to resolve differences, are the main criteria for a successful outcome of the war in Iraq, says US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

  • Rice Defines "Successful Outcome" in Iraq Open this result in new window
    U.S. Department of State - Aug 31 1:59 PM
    Security, democratic institutions and the use of politics not violence to resolve differences, are the main criteria for a successful outcome of the war in Iraq, says Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Rice spoke with reporters from a variety of news outlets during her August 29 visit to Salt Lake City, where she addressed the 88th Annual American Legion Convention. The American Legion,

  • At least 46 killed in Iraq violence Open this result in new window
    Baltimore Sun - Aug 31 10:57 AM
    Closely spaced attacks target Shiite area of Baghdad; at least 118 wounded A series of attacks killed at least 46 people across Iraq today, including 39 within a half hour in a Shiite section of Baghdad, officials said. At least 118 people were wounded.

  • Iraq WMD inspector accuses Govt of cover up Open this result in new window
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation - Aug 31 1:06 PM
    TONY JONES: The second Australian scientist who worked on the fruitless hunt for Iraq's weapons of mass destruction has broken his silence. John Gee has followed Rod Barton in claiming he gave the Government early warning in 2004 that no weapons would be found.

  • Big decline in Iraq deaths this month Open this result in new window
    KRIS-TV Corpus Christi - Aug 31 2:55 PM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq Even though there's been a surge of killings in Baghdad in the past week -- overall, August has seen a sharp decline in violent deaths in Iraq. Preliminary...

  • Bush Defends Iraq Policy, Calls Critics Patriotic But Wrong Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Aug 31 10:20 AM
    President Bush was in the western U.S. state of Utah Thursday defending the war in Iraq - the first of several speeches designed to counter public opposition to his policies.

  • Iraq says ready to rule as Bush rallies Americans Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News - Aug 31 8:55 AM
    Iraq's prime minister said his forces should control most of Iraq by the end of the year, as President George W. Bush launched a round of pre-election speeches on Thursday urging Americans to back U.S. engagement.

  • Webb to forgo parades; visit son before Iraq deployment Open this result in new window
    WAVY 10 - Aug 31 3:30 PM
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Senate candidate Jim Webb will miss the Labor Day weekend parades, picnics and speeches that open the fall campaign stretch run to be with his son, who ships out with his Marine unit to Iraq next week.

  • Iraq War Vet Killed in N. Philly Open this result in new window
    WPVI-TV Philadelphia - Aug 31 2:08 PM
    At 31st and Nevada, one man was gunned down shortly after 3am Thursday morning; he was an Iraq War veteran with deep roots in his community.

  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq hit 2,639 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Aug 30 2:21 PM
    As of Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006, at least 2,639 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 2,095 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

  • US General Casey details threats to Iraq and progress Open this result in new window
    ArabicNews.com - Aug 31 2:52 PM
    The primary threats to Iraq's security are terrorists and death squads, the coalition commander in the country said today, and both must be addressed if Iraq is going to progress.

  • U.S. President Bush talks up Iraq war Open this result in new window
    Calcutta News - Aug 31 2:25 PM
    President Bush is making a new push to boost public support for the war in Iraq, casting it as a crucial component of a broader battle against terror.

  • In Speech, Bush Warns of Risks in Quitting Iraq Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 1 hour, 47 minutes ago
    President Bush cast the struggle against Islamic extremists as the successor to the battles against Nazism and Communism.

  • Violent Deaths in Iraq Dropped in August Open this result in new window
    WJLA-TV Washington D.C. - Aug 31 1:10 PM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Preliminary Health Ministry figures released Thursday show violent deaths in Iraq dropped substantially in August from record levels the previous month, despite a surge of killings in Baghdad in the past week. Civilians accounted for most of the recorded deaths.

  • Series of Attacks Leaves 39 Dead in Iraq Open this result in new window
    phillyburbs.com - Aug 31 10:34 AM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - A series of attacks in eastern Baghdad, including one at a popular market, killed at least 39 people and wounded 115 within a half hour, police said.

  • In Iraq, Singing for a Shot at Hope and Glory Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - 2 hours, 25 minutes ago
    BAGHDAD -- In the basement of the heavily guarded Babylon Hotel, on a low, black stage lit up like an operating room, contestant No. 65 was having a bad day. In the morning, Yasser Ibrahim, 22, had passed checkpoints and closed roads, armed soldiers and traffic jams, traveling two hours on a trip...

  • Soldier Mourns Loss of Husband Killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    KSFY - Aug 31 5:51 PM
    A northwest Iowa couple joined the Army together and served at the same time in Iraq, but now a wife grieves the loss of her husband, Army Private First Class William Thorne. He was killed last Thursday in Iraq by a roadside bomb.

  • Minn. Guard soldier killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Army Times - Aug 31 9:13 AM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq A soldier from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division has been killed by a roadside bomb on a route security mission, the U.S. command said Thursday.

  • Bush mounts new defence of Iraq war Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - Aug 31 10:20 AM
    President George W. Bush launched a fresh defence of the war in Iraq on Thursday, a tacit acknowledgment of the difficulty the conflict has posed for his fellow Republicans on the campaign trail.