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  • Casey says results in Iraq won't be fast Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 34 minutes ago
    There are no guarantees of overall success or quick results in the new U.S.-Iraqi security drive in Baghdad, the U.S. commander in Iraq said Monday.
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  • Poll: Bush's new Iraq strategy fails to rally public support Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Jan 15 6:19 PM
    President Bush's address to the nation last week outlining a "new way forward" in Iraq failed to move public opinion in support of his plan to increase U.S. troop levels and left Americans more pessimistic about the likely outcome of the war.
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  • Analysis: Differences snarl Iraq plan Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 15 5:09 PM
    President Bush's plan to bring peace to Iraq, already facing resistance in Congress, also has highlighted differences between Washington and Baghdad over how to deal with Syria and Iran.
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  • More troops in Iraq, but success will 'take time' Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Jan 15 5:41 PM
    The new security plan for Iraq will need time to take hold and may not yield significant results for several months, the outgoing U.S. commander there cautioned Monday.
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  • Rice likely to discuss Iran and Iraq with Saudis Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 15 3:33 PM
    U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice holds talks with Saudi leaders on Tuesday that are widely expected to cover Iraq and the standoff between the West and Iran over Tehran's nuclear program.
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  • Bush defiant over Iraq plan despite strong opposition Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 15 3:15 PM
    A defiant President George W. Bush has dug in his heels ahead of congressional challenges to his plan to deploy more troops to Iraq, insisting that any other approach would lead to a US defeat.
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  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq reach 3,022 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 15 3:13 PM
    As of Monday, Jan. 15, 2007, at least 3,022 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 2,427 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
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  • Analysis: Bush plans, Iraq has own ideas Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 15 11:52 AM
    President Bush's plan to bring peace to Iraq, already facing resistance in Congress, also has raised differences between Washington and Baghdad over how to deal with Syria and Iran.
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  • Bush determined to pursue Iraq plan against strong opposition Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 15 11:45 AM
    President George W. Bush is digging in his heels over his plan to send more US troops to Iraq ahead of votes in Congress this week expected to strongly condemn the move and possibly attempt to block the deployment.
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  • Iraq commander, ambassador confident in security plan but warn it will take time Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Jan 15 11:35 AM
    The U.S. ambassador and top American commander in Iraq are set to leave their jobs with the country's security arguably no better than when they arrived, and they cautioned Monday against expecting significant success in quelling the violence soon.
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  • Siemens probed in US, France over Iraq oil-for-food program Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 15 10:17 AM
    US and French authorities have launched preliminary investigations against German industrial group Siemens on suspicion of corruption in the UN's former oil-for-food program in Iraq, a company spokesman confirmed.
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  • WHO LOST IRAQ? Open this result in new window
    Richard Reeves via Yahoo! News - Jan 15 8:40 AM
    LOS ANGELES -- President Bush announced his new Iraq strategy on national television last Wednesday night: Who Lost Iraq?
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  • Rice seeks Saudi backing on Iraq Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Jan 15 5:27 PM
    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrives in Saudi Arabia to rally support for US plans for Iraq.
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  • Losing Iraq, one truckload at a time Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Jan 15 7:52 AM
    Corrupt officials and smugglers are rivaling the insurgency in Iraq.
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  • U.S. chiefs in Iraq say this plan will be different Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 15 7:58 AM
    Washington's top general and diplomat in Iraq conceded on Monday that past experience might breed doubts about a new U.S.-backed Iraqi security plan for Baghdad but they insisted this time will be different.
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  • Tehran stance "very negative" on Iraq: Gates Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 15 7:23 AM
    Defense Secretary Robert Gates accused Iran on Monday of doing nothing to help the United States in Iraq, saying Washington could only engage with Tehran if it showed it was ready to be constructive.
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  • Poll: 94% Believe Troops Likely to Still Be in Iraq When Next President Takes Office Open this result in new window
    Rasmussen Reports via Yahoo! News - Jan 15 7:06 AM
    Ninety-four percent (94%) of Americans say it is likely that American soldiers will still be facing combat in Iraq when the next President is sworn into office on January 20, 2009. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 75% say it is Very Likely that the war will drag on into the next Administration. Another 19% say it is Somewhat Likely.
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  • Bush plan's $1B won't go far in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 15 5:19 AM
    The extra billion dollars of reconstruction aid in President Bush's Iraq plan won't go far in a country where electricity output still barely meets half the demand and oil production is falling short by almost a million barrels a day.
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  • Bush refuses to waver on Iraq troop plan Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 15 5:30 AM
    President Bush concedes he isn't popular, and that the war in Iraq isn't either. Yes, progress is overdue and patience is all but gone. Yet none of that changes his view that more U.S. troops are needed to win in Iraq.
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  • Iraq executes two Saddam cohorts Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 15 5:28 AM
    Saddam Hussein's half-brother and the chief of Iraq's disbanded Revolutionary Court have been hanged, two weeks after the deposed Iraqi dictator's bungled execution provoked worldwide condemnation.
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  • Diplomat Tapped to Head Iraq Reconstruction Open this result in new window
    NPR - Jan 15 4:55 PM
    As part of its new strategy for Iraq, the White House is embracing people and policies it once ignored. Last week, one diplomat retapped was Timothy Carney, who resigned after two months -- angry and outspoken about mismanagement in Iraq. Carney will now manage the reconstruction in Iraq.
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  • Questions raised by Iraq hangings Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Jan 15 2:57 PM
    The botched hanging of one of Saddam Hussein's former aides was one the Iraq government could ill-afford, says the BBC's Mike Wooldridge.
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  • AP analysis: Iraq policy isolates Bush Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 15 5:22 AM
    President Bush once said he was determined to stick with the Iraq war even if his wife and his dog were the only ones left at his side.
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  • Iraq hanging video shown to reporters Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 15 6:16 AM
    The official video of hanging of Saddam Hussein's co-defendants screened for reporters Monday showed the former leader's half brother lying headless below the gallows, his severed head several yards away. The video shows Barzan Ibrahim, Saddam's half brother and former intelligence chief, and Awad Hamed al-Bandar, head of Iraq's Revolutionary Court, being hanged side by side.
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  • Iraq's Sunnis angry over hanging and decapitation Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Jan 15 4:41 AM
    TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) -- Iraqi Shiites, oppressed by Saddam Hussein, welcomed the hanging of two of his aides on Monday, though some joined Sunni Arabs in expressing shock that his half-brother's head was ripped off by the noose.
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  • Iraq executions 'decision for sovereign government': Britain Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 15 4:58 AM
    Britain restated its opposition to the death penalty but said justice has been served after the execution of two of Saddam Hussein's henchmen in Iraq for their part in the killing of 148 Shiite Muslims in the 1980s.
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  • US defense chief plays down Iraq troop rift with Britain Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 15 4:45 AM
    US Defense Secretary Robert Gates has played down suggestions of a rift with Britain over its plan to cut troop numbers in Iraq, after a visit to NATO headquarters focused on Afghanistan and Kosovo.
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  • Gates Assails Iran for `Negative' Role in Iraq War Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg via Yahoo! News - Jan 15 4:11 AM
    Jan. 15 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates assailed Iran for playing a ``negative'' role in fomenting violence in Iraq, saying it justifies an increased American military presence in the Persian Gulf.
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  • U.S. says to "go after" Iran, Syria networks in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 15 4:18 AM
    The United States plans to "go after" what it said were networks of Iranian and Syrian agents in Iraq, U.S. ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad said on Monday.
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  • Egypt backs US strategy on Iraq Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Jan 15 11:32 AM
    Egypt tells visiting US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice it supports the new US strategy on Iraq.
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  • In Iraq, long hours are routine Open this result in new window
    The State - 22 minutes ago
    Long days and weeks are part of the routine for soldiers in a West Columbia-based S.C. National Guard unit at Camp Bucca in Iraq. A routine week is six days on and one day off ... a 12-15 hour day, Lt. Col. Bryan Tutko, commander of the 251st Rear Area Operations Center, wrote in an e-mail to The State.
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  • Iran says working with Iraq over U.S. arrests Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 15 1:45 AM
    Iran said on Monday it was working with Iraqi officials on securing the release of five Iranians arrested by U.S. forces in Iraq last week and accused of running arms and money to Iraqi militants.
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  • Frustrated Diplomat Tapped to Head Iraq Reconstruction Open this result in new window
    NPR - Jan 15 5:06 PM
    All Things Considered , January 15, 2007 As part of its new strategy for Iraq, the White House is embracing people and policies it once ignored.
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  • Q&A: Sen. John Warner on Iraq 'Surge' Open this result in new window
    Newsweek - Jan 15 12:12 PM
    Republican Senator John Warner discusses whether the 'surge' plan for Iraq can work--and what he'll tell the president if it doesn't.
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  • Rice to discuss Iran, Iraq with Saudis Open this result in new window
    AAP via Yahoo!7 News - 1 hour, 34 minutes ago
    US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will hold talks with Saudi leaders that are widely expected to cover Iraq and Iran's nuclear program.
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  • Bush, Cheney renew Iran warning to stay out of Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 14 11:17 PM
    US President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney issued new warnings to Iran, saying it must keep out of Iraq, but Iraq's foreign minister instead called for the release of five Iranians in US custody in his country.
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  • Bush Refuses to Waver on Iraq Troop Plan Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Jan 15 2:07 PM
    President Bush concedes he isn't popular, and that the war in Iraq isn't either. Yes, progress is overdue and patience is all but gone. Yet none of that changes his view that more U.S. troops are needed to win in Iraq. "I'm not going to try to be...
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  • The Debate over Iraq Policy Dominates the News Open this result in new window
    Journalism.org - Jan 15 6:17 PM
    The debate over what to do next in Iraq thoroughly dominated the news landscape last week, according to the PEJ News Coverage Index.
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  • Blair to face questions on Iraq Open this result in new window
    PA via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News - 2 hours, 12 minutes ago
    Prime Minister Tony Blair is likely to face questions on the future of Britain's commitment in Iraq and Afghanistan when he faces the press - a week after US President George Bush announced plans to send 21,500 more troops to the Gulf.
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  • President Bush to Discuss New Iraq Strategy with Jim Lehrer Open this result in new window
    The Online NewsHour - Jan 15 5:40 PM
    Tuesday Jan. 16: In an extensive interview President Bush will discuss the arrival of new troops in Baghdad and congressional resistance to his new Iraq policy, amongst other topics.
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  • Sununu says Iraq must ante up before more U.S. troops are committed Open this result in new window
    New Hampshire Union Leader - 32 minutes ago
    Sen. John Sununu says the U.S. should not significantly increase its troop levels in Iraq before the Iraqi government has proven it is ready to take control of its own nation on several fronts and before U.S. commanders show that new military tactics and rules of engagement are working.
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  • Iraq president makes landmark Syria trip Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 14 8:08 PM
    Syria's leader promised to help ease tensions in neighboring Iraq during Iraqi President Jalal Talabani's landmark visit to Damascus on Sunday, just days after President Bush accused Syria of backing the Iraqi insurgency.
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  • Saddam Hussein's Two Co-Defendants Hanged in Iraq (Update4) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Jan 15 8:43 AM
    Jan. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Saddam Hussein's half-brother and a former head of Iraq's disbanded Revolutionary Court were executed by hanging early today for their roles in the 1982 killing of 148 Shiite Muslims in the village of Dujail.
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  • Police in Iraq see jump in recruits Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Jan 14 8:50 PM
    The U.S. military is reporting a dramatic and unexpected increase in the number of police recruits in Anbar province, the center of Sunni insurgent activity in Iraq.
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  • Iraq Being Divided With Turkey's Active Contribution, Baykal Open this result in new window
    TurkishPress.com - 42 minutes ago
    ANKARA - "Iraq is being divided with Turkey`s active contributions," said Deniz Baykal, the leader of the Republican People`s Party (CHP). Speaking to reporters, Baykal noted that many mistakes have been made in Iraq, and said that the leading actor of these mistakes is the USA.
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  • Local residents mixed on Iraq plans Open this result in new window
    Kinston Free Press - 44 minutes ago
    Since Beth Saville's husband, Todd, left for Iraq last July, not a day goes by that she or their three children don't worry about him. "The kids keep asking how much longer," she said. "They constantly write him letters and draw him pictures."
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  • Additional US troops arrive in Iraq Open this result in new window
    NDTV - 2 hours, 4 minutes ago
    Additional US troops have arrived in Iraq to try and boost security in the war torn country. A top American diplomat and general in Iraq have outlined a new plan to step up security in the country.
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  • Jonah Goldberg: At least President Bush goal in Iraq is a U.S. victory Open this result in new window
    New Hampshire Union Leader - 35 minutes ago
    AMERICANS ARE torn between two irreconcilable positions on the Iraq war. Some want the war to be a success -- variously defined -- and some want the war to be over.
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  • British, US see Iran behind violence in south Iraq: report Open this result in new window
    Channel NewsAsia - 1 hour, 53 minutes ago
    LONDON: Britain and US officials believe Iran to be behind attacks against British troops stationed in southern Iraq, The Daily Telegraph reported on Tuesday.
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  • House to unveil Iraq withdrawal bill Open this result in new window
    The Hill - Jan 15 4:49 PM
    Congressional Progressive Caucus chairwomen Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.) and Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and Out of Iraq Caucus Chairwoman Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) will tout their legislation tomorrow calling for a withdrawal of U.S. forces in Iraq within six months.
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  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Talking peace - Speaker: Parallels exist between Vietnam, Iraq Open this result in new window
    Times-Reporter - 31 minutes ago
    Martin Luther King Jr.s doctrine of promoting change through nonviolent resistance is as significant today as it was 40 years ago. And Kings words spoken against the Vietnam War in a speech given April 4, 1967 are relevant to todays war in Iraq.
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  • As Misawa responds to Iraq call, young couples are coping with separation Open this result in new window
    Stars and Stripes - Jan 15 4:12 PM
    MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan The reality of sacrifice and separation sank in when Noel Pearson saw her husband dressed in sandbox tan. Capt. Patrick Pearson, a 14th Fighter Squadron pilot, donned his desert flight suit last week before boarding a plane headed to Iraq.
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  • U.S. accuses Iran over officials seized in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 14 7:19 PM
    The United States accused five Iranians it arrested in Iraq of running arms and money to Iraqi militants as Iraq joined Iran in calling for the men's release.
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  • Steve Young: "Everyone Agrees That Failure in Iraq Would Be Disastrous": The Talking Point That Is A Recipe For Further ... Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Jan 15 6:55 AM
    Once again, the Vice President reiterated the "Everyone agrees that failure in Iraq would be disastrous" talking point on Fox Friendly News Sunday. It's another one of those "Do you want America to lose?" idioms that pretty much leaves you with one answer otherwise you've pretty much admitted that you're continuing to beat your wife. What the cice President wants you to believe is that, if ...
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  • Surge of troops won't win war in Iraq Open this result in new window
    The State News - 25 minutes ago
    Last week, President Bush gave a speech that it was hoped would change our course in Iraq. In a way, it did. Just not in the way people expected.
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  • President Bush's Commitment of More Troops to Iraq Isn't Just Unpopular--It's a Last-Ditch Gamble Against Tough Odds Open this result in new window
    US News & World Report - Jan 15 7:13 AM
    Nearly lost in all the clamor surrounding President Bush's decision to send an additional 21,500 American soldiers to Iraq is just how seismic a shift he is making. In one fell swoop, Bush is effectively repudiating many of the basic tenets that have been the foundation of his Iraq strategy-namely, that political progress would eventually quell the violence and that most Iraqis support America's ...
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  • Rice likely to discuss Iran and Iraq with Saudis Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News - Jan 15 3:22 PM
    RIYADH (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice holds talks with Saudi leaders on Tuesday that are widely expected to cover Iraq and the standoff between the West and Iran over Tehran's nuclear programme.
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  • Khalilzad, right, laid out what he called a "defining moment" for Iraq [AFP] Open this result in new window
    Aljazeera - Jan 15 6:29 PM
    The United States has said it plans to "go after" what it says are networks of Iranian and Syrian agents in Iraq.
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  • Bush Defends Iraq Plan on CBS' '60 Minutes' Open this result in new window
    NPR - Jan 15 6:56 AM
    President Bush says his decision to send more troops to Iraq is going forward, even if Congress tries to stop him. The president discussed his new Iraq strategy in a interview on CBS' 60 Minutes.
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  • Congress Can't Stop Troop Boost in Iraq, Bush Says Open this result in new window
    NPR - Jan 15 7:04 AM
    President Bush and Vice President Cheney went on the offensive this weekend, selling the administration's Iraq policy on the airwaves, despite mounting criticism from the American people. Both say Congress can't stop the plan to boost troop levels in Iraq.
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  • Mumcu: Instead Of Talking About Possibility Of Intervention In Iraq, The Government Should Replace Border Crossings ... Open this result in new window
    TurkishPress.com - 53 minutes ago
    ORDU - "Instead of talking about the possibility of intervention in Iraq, the government should replace the border crossings within borders of their own country," Motherland Party (ANAVATAN) leader Erkan Mumcu said on Monday.
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  • Texans React To President's Plan For Iraq Open this result in new window
    KXAN 36 Austin - 1 hour, 59 minutes ago
    You'll be hearing more opposition Thursday on the president's plan for Iraq. Charlie Jackson, the founder of Texans For Peace, headquartered in Austin, has traveled to Iraq three times since the war began, speaking to Iraqis and U.S. troops.
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  • Fort Hood Soldier Killed In Iraq Open this result in new window
    KXAN 36 Austin - 1 hour, 48 minutes ago
    The Pentagon Friday identified a Panhandle Marine and a Fort Hood soldier as two members of the U.S. forces died in Iraq this week.
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  • Casey doesn't expect quick Iraq results Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Jan 15 5:57 AM
    There are no guarantees of overall success or quick results in the new U.S.-Iraqi security drive in Baghdad, Gen. George Casey, the U.S. commander in Iraq said on Monday.
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  • Gates lauds British help in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 14 5:59 PM
    Defense Secretary Robert Gates praised Britain's contributions to the U.S.-led military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan as he embarked Sunday on his second overseas trip since taking over at the Pentagon last month.
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  • Bush to send more troops to Iraq Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - Jan 15 6:19 PM
    George W. Bush unveiled what many saw as his last chance to salvage the deteriorating situation in Iraq with a pledge to send 21,500 more US troops to the country in a bid to stem sectarian violence.
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  • Austin Marine Killed In Action In Iraq Open this result in new window
    KXAN 36 Austin - 1 hour, 49 minutes ago
    A U.S. Marine from Austin was killed in Iraq on Saturday. He's being remembered as a hero by friends and family. Cpl. Michael Craig Ledsome was killed in combat in the Al-Anbar province.
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  • Arabs look to link Iraq, Mideast deal Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 14 5:39 PM
    Moderate Arab governments plan to tell Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice they will help Washington stabilize Iraq if the U.S. takes more active steps to revive a broad peace initiative between Israel and its neighbors, Arab officials and media said Sunday.
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  • Weekend Sees 9 U.S. Servicemembers Killed In Iraq Open this result in new window
    KXAN 36 Austin - 1 hour, 51 minutes ago
    Baghdad, Iraq -- One person was killed and three people are missing after a Marine helicopter crash-landed in Iraq's Anbar province. The U.S. military says the helicopter made an emergency landing in a lake Sunday.
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  • US Iraq: Britain Open this result in new window
    Fox21 - 2 hours, 51 minutes ago
    LONDON (AP) _ Troop deployments to Iraq will top the agenda for today's meeting between Defense Secretary Gates and British Prime Minister Tony Blair.The defense chief is on his second Iraq-related overseas trip since taking over for Donald Rumsfeld last month.
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  • Group of military members to present to Congress an appeal to end the war in Iraq Open this result in new window
    San Diego Union-Tribune - Jan 15 3:43 PM
    NORFOLK, Va., 2:26 p.m. Jan. 15 (AP): Military members opposed to the U.S. involvement in Iraq gathered Monday to demand the withdrawal of American troops and prepared to present their appeal to Congress.
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  • Rice Presses Moderate Arab States to Support Iraq Government Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Jan 15 2:18 PM
    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah in Riyadh late Monday as she continued Middle East talks aimed at solidifying Arab support behind Iraq's struggling government.
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  • U.S. Commander: No Iraq Change Till Summer Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Jan 15 5:30 AM
    The top U.S. commander in Iraq says President Bush's plan to infuse Baghdad with more troops may succeed ? with cooperation from Iraq's leaders ? in calming the sectarian violence, but there are no guarantees and it's not happening over night.
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  • Security, stability key to Iraq: UAE top diplomat Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - 2 hours, 2 minutes ago
    Restoring security and stability was a top priority for Iraq, the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) top diplomat said on Monday.
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  • Gates assails Iran for 'Negative' role in Iraq war Open this result in new window
    IranMania.com - 11 minutes ago
    LONDON, January 16 (IranMania) - US Defense Secretary Robert Gates assailed Iran for playing a "negative'' role in fomenting violence in Iraq, saying it justifies an increased American military presence in the Persian Gulf, Bloomberg reported.
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  • Iraq plan tricky for '08 aspirants Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Jan 14 6:03 PM
    President Bush's plan to increase the number of U.S. troops in Iraq is putting Republican presidential prospects in a bind as they look ahead to a nomination process dominated by party loyalists.
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  • In Iraq, Bombs and Shootings Kill 16 Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Jan 15 10:07 AM
    A suicide car bomber slammed into an Iraqi army patrol in the northern city of Mosul on Monday, killing seven people and wounding 28, police said. At least 16 people were killed in bombings and shootings across Iraq, mostly outside Baghdad. The...
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  • U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq Reach 3,022 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! Asia News - Jan 15 3:13 PM
    As of Monday, Jan. 15, 2007, at least 3,022 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.
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  • Bush: Saddam's Death Won't End Violence In Iraq Open this result in new window
    KXAN 36 Austin - 1 hour, 54 minutes ago
    Crawford -- President Bush says Saddam Hussein's execution marks "the end of a difficult year for the Iraqi people and for our troops." But Bush cautioned that Saddam's death will not halt the violence in Iraq.
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  • US accuses Iran over officials seized in Iraq Open this result in new window
    IranMania.com - 26 minutes ago
    LONDON, January 16 (IranMania) - The United States accused five Iranians it arrested in Iraq of running arms and money to Iraqi militants as Iraq joined Iran in calling for the men's release, Reuters reported.
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  • Defense secretary meets with chief U.S. ally in Iraq to discuss troop plans Open this result in new window
    Fox21 - 2 hours, 53 minutes ago
    LONDON Defense Secretary Robert Gates has met with British leaders to discuss U-S plans to increase troop levels in Iraq.
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  • Iran says working with Iraq over US arrests Open this result in new window
    IranMania.com - 11 minutes ago
    LONDON, January 16 (IranMania) - Iran said it was working with Iraqi officials on securing the release of five Iranians arrested by US forces in Iraq last week and accused of running arms and money to Iraqi militants, Reuters reported.
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  • Rebuilding Teams Would Swell Under Bush?s New Iraq Plan Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Jan 14 6:28 PM
    The United States intends to more than double the number of teams carrying out rebuilding and governance projects in Iraq.
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  • U.S. Defense Chief Meets Blair, Seeking Support for Iraq Plan Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Jan 14 5:13 PM
    Mr. Gates sounded out senior British officials on whether they planned to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq this year.
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  • Arabs want to link help on stabilizing Iraq to Israel-Palestinian peace deal Open this result in new window
    Fox21 - 2 hours, 52 minutes ago
    CAIRO, Egypt Moderate Arab governments reportedly plan to tell Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice they will help the U-S stabilize Iraq.
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  • Democrats Differ on Iraq Bill's Bite Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Jan 14 6:04 PM
    Members of the House and Senate yesterday outlined plans for legislation that if approved would put Congress on record opposing President Bush sending more troops to Iraq and possibly limit funds to allow the entire 21,500 deployment to take place.
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  • US defence chief in London for talks on Afghanistan, Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 14 5:17 PM
    US Defense Secretary Robert Gates held talks with British leaders that were expected to take up their plans to reduce British forces in Iraq and discuss whether more troops were needed in Afghanistan.
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  • Bush: Iraq troop boost 'going forward' Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 14 5:05 PM
    Digging in for confrontation, President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney say they will not budge from sending more U.S. troops to Iraq no matter how much Congress opposes it.
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  • Pelosi Warns Bush On Iraq, Cites MLK Legacy Open this result in new window
    CBS 5 Bay Area - Jan 15 6:22 PM
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday that Democrats would counter President Bush's proposal to send more troops to Iraq with a plan changing the U.S. mission there "from combat to training, to fighting terrorism, to protecting our forces."
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  • Iraq: point of no return Open this result in new window
    Orange Leader - Jan 15 5:20 PM
    MANKATO FREE PRESS (MANKATO, Minn.) MANKATO, Minn. More American soldiers will die in Iraq. Its a reality we all know too well, and one the president reiterated in his speech to the American people last week.
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  • Casey Says Results in Iraq Won't Be Fast Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Jan 15 4:56 AM
    U.S. Commander in Iraq Casey Warns Against Expecting Quick Results From Baghdad Security Plan
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  • Iraq hangs 2 more from Hussein regime Open this result in new window
    Chicago Tribune - Jan 15 3:20 AM
    Despot's half brother, court chief executed Saddam Hussein's half brother and the former head of Iraq's Revolutionary Court were hanged before dawn Monday, Prosecutor Munqith al-Faroon said.
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  • Rice likely to discuss Iran and Iraq with Saudis Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - Jan 15 3:29 PM
    Source: Reuters RIYADH, Jan 16 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice holds talks with Saudi leaders on Tuesday that are widely expected to cover Iraq and the standoff between the West and Iran over ...
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  • United Nations human rights chief criticises Iraq executions Open this result in new window
    New Kerala - 2 minutes ago
    New York, Jan 16: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour has criticised the hanging of two of Saddam Hussein's henchmen, saying the executions could hamper the search for justice in Iraq.
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  • USAT Poll: Americans 'more pessimistic' after Bush's Iraq speech Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Jan 15 11:22 AM
    President Bush's address to the nation last week outlining a 'new way forward' in Iraq failed to move public opinion in support of his plan to increase U.S. troop levels and left Americans more pessimistic about the likely outcome of...
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  • Bush Sending 21,500 More To Iraq Open this result in new window
    NBC 24 Toledo - 50 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that he erred by not ordering a military buildup in Iraq last year and said he was increasing U.S. troops by 21,500 to quell the country's near-anarchy.
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  • Bush Refuses to Waver on Iraq Troop Plan Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Jan 15 3:57 AM
    Bush, Cheney Say They Won't Budge From Iraq Troop Plan No Matter How Much Congress Opposes It
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  • Last week President Bush proposed sending 21,500 additional troops to Iraq to "... Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Jan 15 7:37 AM
    Last week President Bush proposed sending 21,500 additional troops to Iraq to "stabilize" the situation. It was a courageous thing to propose, because (a) it was overwhelmingly opposed by the American people, the Iraqi people and the international community,...
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  • Local Iraq Veteran Reacts to Bush Speech Open this result in new window
    NBC 24 Toledo - 50 minutes ago
    (Toledo, OH) --- Among those paying close attention to the president's words Wednesday night was Sean McConnell, a local Iraq war veteran says if the President's plan is going to work, Iraqis must believe in it.
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  • Iraq hangs 2 more from Hussein regime Open this result in new window
    Chicago Tribune - Jan 15 3:20 AM
    Despot's half brother, court chief executed Saddam Hussein's half brother and the former head of Iraq's Revolutionary Court were hanged before dawn Monday, Iraqi government officials announced.
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