Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice acknowledged at a congressional hearing Thursday that her department had serious problems overseeing its largest contracts in Iraq.
House Democrats on Thursday accused Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice of grossly mismanaging diplomatic efforts in Iraq and concealing information from Congress, putting a visibly frustrated Rice on the defensive.
There's no doubt this oversized ray gun can deliver the heat. The question is, how soon can the weapon, which neither kills nor maims, be delivered to Iraq?
Turkish leaders lent extra weight Thursday to their threat of a military incursion against Kurdish separatists holed up in northern Iraq, as an Iraqi delegation arrived in Ankara for crisis talks.
When it comes to presidential politics, Iran appears to the next Iraq.
Maliki policy on investigations of officials in Iraq government prompts tense exchange.
First lady Laura Bush told hundreds of U.S. troops Thursday that the American people stand by them in the Iraq war and the security situation in the country was improving due to their efforts.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday that U.S. objections would not stop Turkey from crossing into Iraq to eliminate Kurdish rebels. The Turkish military said it had killed more than 30 insurgents who were poised to launch an attack, near the Iraqi border.
The Iraqi foreign minister, Hoshyar Zebari, urged Ankara to accept an offer by his government to "pacify, isolate and disrupt" Kurdish separatist rebels - operating out of bases in northern Iraq - but using methods short of military action.
The Pentagon welcomed an Italian judge's decision Thursday to throw out a case against a US soldier in the killing of a top Italian intelligence agent in Iraq in 2005.