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  • White House tries to avoid Iraq showdown Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 26 minutes ago
    A Senate resolution opposing President Bush's war plan on Iraq put the White House and Republican leaders on the defensive Wednesday as they scurried to prevent a trickle of GOP support for the measure from swelling into a deluge.
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  • After Iraq Trip, Clinton Proposes War Limits Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 1 hour, 36 minutes ago
    Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday called President Bush?s plan to send more troops to Iraq ?a losing strategy.?
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  • The Iraq War Goes On Open this result in new window
    RealClearPolitics.com via Yahoo! News - 1 hour, 14 minutes ago
    The war in Iraq goes on.
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  • 'Move On' Takes Aim at McCain?s Iraq Stance Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 1 hour, 23 minutes ago
    The political arm of the liberal organization Moveon.org launched television advertisements Wednesday that assail Arizona Sen. John McCain , a top-tier prospect for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008, over his stance on the Iraq war.
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  • Presidential aspirants assail plan for Iraq buildup Open this result in new window
    USA Today - 2 hours, 5 minutes ago
    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday led a parade of potential 2008 presidential candidates including two Republicans in blasting President Bush's plan to increase troop levels in Iraq.
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  • Sen. Clinton: Bush has 'losing strategy' in Iraq Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - 2 hours, 50 minutes ago
    A bipartisan trio of senators on Wednesday unveiled a resolution opposing what Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton -- in proposing a separate bill -- called a "losing strategy" in Iraq.
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  • Clinton Steps Up Criticism of War in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - 2 hours, 54 minutes ago
    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) offered her harshest assessment to date of President Bush's Iraq war strategy yesterday, continuing her steady evolution from one of the war's staunchest supporters to one of the administration's most prominent critics.
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  • Bipartisan Senate Measure Confronts Bush Over Iraq Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - 57 minutes ago
    A bipartisan group of senators announced a formal resolution of opposition yesterday to President Bush's buildup of troops in Iraq, calling for more diplomacy, international cooperation and an "appropriately expedited" transfer of military responsibilities to Iraqi security forces.
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  • Sen. Clinton calls for troop cap in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 36 minutes ago
    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, a potential presidential candidate, on Wednesday called for capping the number of U.S. troops in Iraq and linking funds for Iraqi security forces to the government's control of the violence-plagued nation.
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  • Measure in Senate Urges No Troop Rise in Iraq Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Jan 17 6:40 PM
    The symbolic measure declares that the administration?s plan to send additional troops to Iraq runs counter to the national interest.
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  • Senators denounce Iraq buildup as against US interests Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 17 3:43 PM
    Three top US senators slammed President George W. Bush's plan to send 21,000 extra troops to Iraq in a resolution warning the strategy was "not in the national interest of the United States."
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  • Iraq, Katrina, environment on Sundance film festival menu Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 17 4:56 PM
    Films about Iraq, Hurricane Katrina and the environment are among a crowded lineup as the 2007 Sundance Film Festival swings into gear here this week.
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  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq hit 3,028 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 17 4:55 PM
    As of Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007, at least 3,028 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 2,430 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
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  • Gates assures Saudi king on Iraq: US defense official Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 17 3:37 PM
    US Defense Secretary Robert Gates assured Saudi King Abdullah that the United States wants Iraq to be a barrier to Iranian expansion and urged him to support Iraq's embattled government, a senior US defense official said.
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  • Snowe joins opposition to Bush Iraq plan Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 17 3:14 PM
    A second Republican signed onto a Senate resolution on Wednesday opposing President Bush's 21,500-troop buildup in Iraq, setting a marker for a major clash between the White House and Congress over the unpopular war.
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  • Gates seeks to reassure Saudis on Iraq, Iran Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 17 3:21 PM
    Defense Secretary Robert Gates sought to assure Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah on Wednesday that America was committed to stabilizing Iraq and to broader efforts to limit Iranian influence in the Gulf.
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  • Bush wants stronger U.N. presence in Iraq, says Ban Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 17 3:28 PM
    President Bush asked the United Nations to increase its presence in Iraq but the world body is concerned about security, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday.
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  • Leaders of Bush economic plan for Iraq set sights well below "reconstruction" Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 17 3:36 PM
    US officials tasked with helping rebuild Iraq as part of President George W. Bush's new strategy for the war-ravaged country admitted it will take "a very long time" to finish the job.
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  • Schwarzenegger backs 2007 deadline for U.S. in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 17 2:57 PM
    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican, suggested on Wednesday that the United States should withdraw its military forces from Iraq by the end of this year.
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  • Opponents of bulking up U.S. forces in Iraq agree on resolution Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Jan 17 2:05 PM
    A group of senators including a Republican war critic announced agreement Wednesday on a resolution opposing President Bush's 21,500 troop build up in Iraq, setting the markers for a major clash between the White House and Congress over the unpopular war.
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  • Arabs are cool to Bush's Iraq plan Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 17 1:28 PM
    Arab leaders were deeply skeptical Wednesday of the U.S. plan for Iraq, a day after Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice tried to sell it to them. Kuwait's emir told Rice that America should work with Iran and Syria, officials said a move President Bush has rejected.
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  • Brownback calls for diplomacy to resolve Iraq conflict Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Jan 17 1:31 PM
    Back from a week-long trip to the Middle East and Africa, Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback said Wednesday he is disappointed at the lack of security in Baghdad and urged the Bush administration to launch a serious diplomatic effort to resolve the conflict in Iraq.
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  • Senator Clinton blasts Bush on Iraq troop surge Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 17 11:55 AM
    US Senator Hillary Clinton blasted President George W. Bush's plan to send more troops to Iraq, as Democrats in Congress readied legislation opposing the strategy.
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  • Analysis: Rice sees Iraq, not too close Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 17 12:26 PM
    Iraq looks placid from 37,000 feet. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spent a lot of time talking about Iraq's troubles during five days in the Middle East, but the closest she came to the country was on an airplane ride Wednesday as she left the region on a crystal blue day. The flight took Rice smack between the violent cities of Baghdad and Fallujah.
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  • A Plan to Get Out of Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Nation via Yahoo! News - Jan 17 12:41 PM
    The Nation -- Following George W. Bush's call to escalate the war in Iraq on January 10, supporters of the President immediately challenged Democrats to present a more convincing alternative. "Where's their plan?" read a ticking clock on Fox News directly after Bush's speech, insinuating that the President had a strategy and the opposition did not.
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  • Senators introduce resolution opposing US troop buildup in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 17 12:21 PM
    Three top US senators introduced a resolution opposing President George W. Bush's plan to send 21,000 additional US troops to Iraq as "not in the national interest of the United States."
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  • Senate resolution to criticize Iraq plan Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 17 10:37 AM
    Senate Democrats working with a well-known Republican war critic are developing a resolution declaring that President Bush's troop build up in Iraq "is not in the national interest," said people familiar with the document.
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  • Senators agree on Iraq resolution Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 17 11:55 AM
    A group of senators including a Republican anti-war figure have announced an agreement on a resolution opposing the 21,500 troop buildup in Iraq and calling for greater engagement by other countries.
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  • Democrats in Congress press Bush over Iraq troop increase Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 17 9:55 AM
    Democrats stepped up criticism of George W. Bush's move to send more US troops to Iraq, with hearings and legislation to pressure the US president to rethink his unpopular plan.
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  • Bush Gathers Iraq Surge Support Open this result in new window
    Time Magazine - Jan 17 10:11 AM
    President Bush summoned Republicans skeptical of the war to the White House on Wednesday as Democrats won support from a GOP senator for a resolution expressing opposition to a 21,500 troop buildup in Iraq
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  • Iraq and the Sin of Good Judgment Open this result in new window
    The Nation via Yahoo! News - Jan 17 9:57 AM
    The Nation -- The Bush/Cheney war in Iraq has proven to be even more catastrophic than those who had the good sense to oppose it could have predicted.
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  • Iraq: Counting the Dead Open this result in new window
    The Nation via Yahoo! News - Jan 17 9:50 AM
    The Nation -- The new UN estimate of 34,000 Iraqis killed in 2006 made headlines around the world, but it's almost certainly far too low. The number, as the New York Times reported, was "the first attempt at hand-counting individual deaths for an entire year," and was based on information from "morgues, hospitals and municipal authorities across Iraq."
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  • Senate resolution criticizes Iraq surge Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 17 10:09 AM
    A resolution Senate Democrats are preparing with a leading Republican war critic argues that it is not in the U.S. interest to get more deeply involved in Iraq, says a person knowledgeable about the document.
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  • Dodd Introduces Bill to Cap U.S. Troops in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Jan 17 9:00 AM
    Senate Democrats today introduced competing measures in opposition to President Bush's planned buildup of U.S. troops in Iraq, with Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.) seeking a legislative cap on American forces there and a group that includes a leading Republican promoting a nonbinding resolution...
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  • Democrat dilemma over Iraq response Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Jan 17 6:19 PM
    Democrats are feeling their way towards a united response opposing President Bush's Iraq troop boost, writes the BBC's James Coomarasamy.
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  • White House battles to keep Iraq strategy intact Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Jan 17 12:45 PM
    A prominent Republican senator joined senior Democrats in opposing the troop buildup in Iraq.
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  • Kuwait wants U.S. to talk to Syria, Iran on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 17 9:09 AM
    Kuwait has told U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that Washington needs to start a dialogue with Syria and Iran to help end violence in neighboring Iraq, her Kuwaiti counterpart said on Wednesday.
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  • Clinton urges conditions on U.S. funding for Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 17 7:44 AM
    Sen. Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday the United States should cut funding for Iraq and its military if Iraq's leaders fail to give the minority Sunnis a greater role in government.
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  • Senators oppose Iraq troop boost Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Jan 17 4:15 PM
    Three top US senators agree on a resolution to oppose President Bush's plan to increase Iraq troop numbers.
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  • Democrats keep heat on Bush, Republicans over Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 17 8:42 AM
    President George W. Bush on Wednesday tried to shore up support among fellow Republicans for increasing U.S. troops in Iraq but Democrats kept the heat on by pushing ahead with a resolution opposing his plan.
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  • Bush pressing lawmakers on Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 17 8:08 AM
    US President George W. Bush is to court US lawmakers wary of his new plan for Iraq, as the White House warned against plans by opposition Democrats to call a vote on the strategy.
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  • Sen. Clinton Opposes Troop Buildup In Iraq Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Jan 17 5:35 PM
    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton called for capping the number of U.S. troops in Iraq and linking funds for Iraqi security forces to the government's control of the violence-plagued nation.
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  • Sudan says U.S. troops raided its embassy in Iraq Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Jan 17 7:54 AM
    KHARTOUM, Sudan (Reuters) -- Sudan on Wednesday summoned the senior U.S. diplomat in Khartoum after it said American troops raided the Sudanese Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, violating diplomatic conventions, a foreign ministry spokesman said.
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  • Hillary Clinton rejects Bush Iraq plan Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 17 7:09 AM
    US Senator Hillary Clinton rejected President George W. Bush's plan to send more troops to Iraq, saying Baghdad was not committed militarily or politically to assuming control of the country.
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  • Bush: Hangings show Iraq government's growing pains Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Jan 17 5:10 AM
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush said Tuesday the unruly execution of Saddam Hussein "looked like it was kind of a revenge killing," making it harder to convince a skeptical U.S. public that Iraq's government will keep promises central to Bush's plan for a troop increase.
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  • Senators' resolution condemns Bush plan for Iraq Open this result in new window
    Los Angeles Times - Jan 17 4:25 PM
    Setting the stage for a showdown with the White House as soon as next week, a group of antiwar senators, including one Republican, introduced a resolution today condemning President Bush's plan to send more troops to Iraq.
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  • Commanding majority opposes more troops in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Los Angeles Times - Jan 17 4:25 PM
    A commanding majority of Americans oppose President Bush's decision to send more troops to Iraq and just over half the country wants Congress to block the deployment, a Times/Bloomberg poll has found.
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  • Democrats in Congress press Bush over Iraq troop increase Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 17 4:40 AM
    Pressure from opposition Democrats against President George W. Bush's plan to send more US troops to Iraq is to increase, with Senator Hillary Clinton likely to have tough words following a lightning trip to the region.
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  • Senators Air Their Ideas on the Plan for Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Jan 17 4:12 PM
    Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT), a candidate for president, is calling for prohibiting increasing troop levels in Iraq without congressional approval. Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE), a potential presidential candidate, is offering a resolution opposing "escalation" of the war. And Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) is talking about her recent trip to Iraq.
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  • What the Iraq Study Group said about America's 'other war' Open this result in new window
    The Christian Science Monitor - Jan 17 2:31 PM
    Afghanistan deserves the attention of Bush and Congress just as much as Iraq.
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  • Ambitious Senators Air Their Own Ideas on Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Jan 17 4:22 PM
    All Things Considered , January 17, 2007 Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT), a candidate for president, is calling for prohibiting increasing troop levels in Iraq without congressional approval.
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  • Democrats fine-tune Iraq stance Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Jan 17 3:36 PM
    NBC Chief White House Correspondent David Gregory reports on how Democrats likely to contend for the party's presidential nomination are fine-tuning their stances on Iraq.
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  • Cenk Uygur: A Different Plan for Iraq Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Jan 17 2:26 PM
    One of the administration's favorite talking points now is that the Democrats don't have a plan for Iraq. They're basically saying: Our plan sucks, but at least we have one. Of course, the suggestion that there are no alternatives to Bush's escalation plan in Iraq is absurd. There was a little thing called the Iraq Study Group. I believe they came up with a very detailed and well thought-out ...
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  • Harry Shearer: Iraq--the Newest Justification Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Jan 17 3:27 PM
    On his "60 Minutes" chat with Scott Pelley Sunday night, President Bush trotted out his latest rationale for the war in Iraq: Well, our administration took care of a source of instability in Iraq. Envision a world in which Saddam Hussein was rushing for a nuclear weapon to compete against Iran. Pretty frightening, a nuclear arms race between Iran and Iraq. Almost as frightening, one ...
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  • Al-Qaeda suspect quizzed in Turkey over Iraq hostage beheading Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 17 4:25 AM
    Police have questioned an alleged Al-Qaeda militant jailed in Turkey, who says he took part in the kidnap and beheading of a British hostage in Iraq in 2004.
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  • US wins firm Arab opposition to Iran meddling in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 17 2:21 AM
    US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has ended a regional tour after gaining a firm Arab stance calling on Iran not to meddle in Iraq and support for the Bush administration's new Iraq strategy.
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  • Gates Assures Saudi King On Iraq by Staff Writers Bahrain (AFP) Jan 17, 2007 Open this result in new window
    Space War - Jan 17 4:59 PM
    US Defence Secretary Robert Gates assured Saudi King Abdullah Wednesday that the United States wants Iraq to be a barrier to Iranian expansion and urged him to support Iraq's embattled government, a senior US defence official said.
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  • Senators oppose Iraq troop increase Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News - 13 minutes ago
    Trying to get President George W. Bush to reverse plans for boosting U.S. troop strength in Iraq, senators from both political parties unveiled on Wednesday a nonbinding resolution opposing the increase.
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  • 34,452 Iraq civilians said killed in '06 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 17 1:17 AM
    Twin car bombs tore through a leading Baghdad university as students left classes Tuesday in the deadliest attack in Iraq in nearly two months, and the United Nations reported 34,452 civilians were slain last year, nearly three times more than the government reported.
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  • A Two-State Solution for Iraq? (Part I) Open this result in new window
    The Globalist - 42 minutes ago
    With escalating sectarian violence, the need for a political solution to stabilize Iraq has become imperative.
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  • Senators Agree on Iraq War Resolution Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Jan 17 1:07 PM
    Second Republican Signs Onto a Senate Resolution Opposing the Bush Plan for Iraq
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  • Rice leaves Gulf as Arab allies back Iraq plan Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 17 2:12 AM
    U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice wound up her visit to the Gulf on Wednesday after winning support from Arab allies for U.S. plans to deploy 20,000 more troops in an effort to stabilize Iraq.
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  • Albright Criticizes Bush's Plan for Iraq Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - 32 minutes ago
    As President Bush faces mounting pressure from Congress on his Iraq military plan, he also encountered sharp criticism from a former secretary of state, and words of caution from experts appearing before Congress.
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  • Sen. Clinton Calls for Troop Cap in Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Jan 17 12:37 PM
    Sen. Clinton Says U.S. Should Cap Number of Troops in Iraq, Increase Troops in Afghanistan
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  • Iraq War drama a sorry "Situation" Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 17 1:29 AM
    "The Situation" might be among the first American features to address the war in Iraq (as played by Morocco), but in the absence of a sufficient historical perspective, a far greater dramatic dynamic was required than what passes for international intrigue in this talky, stilted production.
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  • V-22s may go to Iraq Open this result in new window
    Dallas Morning News - 31 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON The Marine Corps recently sent two V-22 Ospreys to Fort Stewart, Ga., to give familiarization rides to Army soldiers going to Iraq.
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  • Hillary Clinton Opposes US Troop Increase in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - 32 minutes ago
    Democratic Senator Hillary Clinton says she opposes President Bush's plan to increase U.S. forces in Iraq, calling instead for more troops to be deployed to Afghanistan.
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  • Why is Egypt airing insurgent TV from Iraq? Open this result in new window
    The Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News - Jan 17 12:00 AM
    Al Zawraa television station, the face of Iraq's Sunni insurgency, shows roadside bombs blowing up American tanks, dead and bloody Iraqi children, and insurgent snipers taking aim and firing.
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  • China's Huawei does not deny Iraq deal reports Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News - 1 hour, 7 minutes ago
    SHANGHAI, Jan 18 (Reuters) - China's largest communications equipment maker Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL ], reported to have won a contract to build a high-speed third-generation network in Iraq, did not rule out the possibility of such a deal on Thursday.
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  • Bombers in N. Iraq kill 27 Open this result in new window
    Los Angeles Times - Jan 17 12:11 PM
    Car bombs here in the capital and in northern Iraq killed at least 27 people today, even as mourners buried the dead from devastating blasts a day earlier.
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  • Clinton urges US Iraq troops cap Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Jan 17 8:29 AM
    Likely presidential contender Senator Hillary Clinton urges a limit on US Iraq troops and more forces for Afghanistan.
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  • Senators prepare rebuff on Iraq policy Open this result in new window
    Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune - 1 hour, 32 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON - The Senate set the stage on Wednesday for a direct clash with President Bush over the war in Iraq, with two senior Democrats and a prominent Republican introducing a symbolic measure to declare that the administration's plan to send additional troops runs counter to the national interest. The resolution, proposed by Sens. Joseph Biden of Delaware and Carl Levin of Michigan, both ...
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  • Bush wants stronger UN presence in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Stuff - 1 hour, 30 minutes ago
    UNITED NATIONS: US President George W Bush asked the United Nations to increase its presence in Iraq but the world body is concerned about security, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.
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  • American aid worker dies in Iraq ambush Open this result in new window
    Boston Herald - 36 minutes ago
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Gunmen in a predominantly Sunni neighborhood of Baghdad shot up a convoy of nonprofit agency workers in an ambush that took the lives of an American woman and three bodyguards, while a...
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  • Clinton ratchets up criticism of Iraq strategy Open this result in new window
    Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune - 2 hours, 32 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., on Wednesday offered her harshest assessment yet of President Bush's strategy for Iraq, continuing her evolution from one of the war's staunchest supporters to one of the administration's most prominent critics. Clinton's stepped-up criticism came as she nears an announcement about a likely 2008 presidential campaign and during a period of ...
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  • Bush chides Iraq over recent executions Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 16 10:12 PM
    President Bush said Tuesday the unruly execution of Saddam Hussein "looked like it was kind of a revenge killing," making it harder to persuade a skeptical U.S. public that Iraq's government will keep promises central to Bush's plan for a troop increase.
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  • Bill would require Congress approval to increase US troops in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 16 10:11 PM
    A top Senate Democrat introduced legislation that would require US President George W. Bush to get congressional approval before sending additional US troops to Iraq.
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  • Congress Voices Concern over President's New Iraq Strategy Open this result in new window
    The Online NewsHour - Jan 17 5:31 PM
    Democratic senators announced plans Tuesday to push a resolution opposing President Bush's decision to send more troops to Iraq. Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., and Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., discuss Congress' reaction to the initiative.
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  • White House Counting on Petraeus To Sell Iraq Surge Open this result in new window
    The New York Sun - 6 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON With Congress in near revolt to President Bush's call for more than 20,000 reinforcements in Iraq, the White House is counting on their nominee to command multinational forces in Iraq to persuade wavering Republicans to give the new strategy a chance. Lieutenant General David Petraeus is tentatively scheduled to appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday for his ...
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  • US Lawmakers Offer Measure Opposing Bush Plan to Increase Troops in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Jan 17 5:28 PM
    A group of U.S. senators has drafted a resolution opposing President Bush's plan to increase troop levels in Iraq. Among them is an outspoken Republican critic of the Iraq war, as VOA's Deborah Tate reports from Capitol Hill.
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  • 08 Dems up ante on Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Hill - Jan 17 5:00 PM
    Three Democrats who will likely face off for the White House suggested yesterday that they want to go further than their Senate leaders on Iraq, calling for a stronger effort to cap the U.S. military presence than the nonbinding resolution that will be marked up next week.
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  • In Iraq, a New Plan, But the Same Outcome? Open this result in new window
    The New York Sun - 6 minutes ago
    President Bush's new plans in Iraq will change nothing as long as America's helpers there are Shiite zealots and "our man in Baghdad" remains the treacherous sectarian Prime Minister al-Maliki. If things were not as dire, it would've been amusing to note that this prime minister's first name, Nouri, means "deceiver," "doubledealer," or "shyster" in the Egyptian Arabic dialect. Unfortunately, ...
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  • Analysis: Rice sees Iraq, not too close Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Jan 17 12:40 PM
    Iraq looks placid from 37,000 feet. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spent a lot of time talking about Iraq's troubles during five days in the Middle East, but the closest she came to the country was on an airplane ride Wednesday as she left the region on a crystal blue day. The flight took Rice smack between the violent cities ...
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  • House GOP makes preemptive move on Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Hill - Jan 17 5:02 PM
    In an attempt to head off a House Democratic resolution that likely will criticize President Bushs Jan. 10 plan for increasing American forces in Iraq, House Republicans introduced a bill that would require members to go on record pledging against cutting funding for the war.
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  • Labour must admit Iraq errors, say ministers Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - 2 hours, 37 minutes ago
    Labour will have to admit that serious errors have been made over the war in Iraq if it is to restore public trust in the government, a growing number of ministers believe.
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  • Clinton takes stand on Iraq as critics get louder on Capitol Hill Open this result in new window
    CP via Yahoo! Canada News - Jan 17 4:47 PM
    WASHINGTON (CP) - Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, widely expected to run for president in 2008, said Wednesday the United States should cap American forces in Iraq and send extra soldiers to Afghanistan instead.
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  • Haniyeh urges unity in Iraq Open this result in new window
    NDTV - 2 hours, 41 minutes ago
    Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh has called on the Iraqis to unite, appealing for an end to sectarian bloodshed in the country. "Because the American's were defeated in Iraq, we salute, from here, from Palestine, the Iraqi resistance against the occupation," he said on Wednesday.
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  • Levin, Republicans seek halt to Iraq troop buildup Open this result in new window
    Detroit News - Jan 17 12:48 PM
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., enlisted Republican support Wednesday in his effort to stop President Bush's proposed troop increase in Iraq, joining with Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel and Democrat Joseph Biden in proposing a nonbinding resolution that would register Congress' disapproval of the plan.
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  • U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq Hit 3,028 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! Asia News - Jan 17 4:55 PM
    As of Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007, at least 3,028 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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  • Senate resolution attacks President's Iraq strategy Open this result in new window
    NBC 15 Mobile - 25 minutes ago
    Is the U.S. Senate resolution condemning President Bushs Iraq strategy in the best interest of our country?
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  • Dodd seeks U.S. troop level cap in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Connecticut Post - 53 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., proposed legislation on Wednesday to require congressional approval for President Bush to move ahead with his plans to boost by 21,500 the number of U.S. troops in Iraq.
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  • Senators agree on Iraq war resolution Open this result in new window
    The News & Observer - Jan 17 3:43 PM
    A group of senators including a Republican war critic announced agreement Wednesday on a resolution opposing President Bush's 21,500 troop buildup in Iraq, setting their marker for a major clash between the White House and Congress over the unpopular war.
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  • DOD taps 4,060 mine-resistant vehicles for Iraq Open this result in new window
    Stars and Stripes - Jan 17 4:38 PM
    WASHINGTON Defense officials will send 4,060 more mine-resistant vehicles to Iraq by the end of the year, which will be used to replace up-armored Humvees on some missions.
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  • Eglin-based Air Force squadron heads to Iraq for 4th time Open this result in new window
    Naples Daily News - 40 minutes ago
    The hugs and tearful goodbyes the 728th Air Control Squadron shared Wednesday are part of a routine they know well the 200-member Air Force unit has served in Iraq three times since 2003.
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  • Senate Resolution to Criticize Iraq Plan Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Jan 17 11:07 AM
    Senate Democrats working with a well-known Republican war critic are developing a resolution declaring that President Bush's troop build up in Iraq "is not in the national interest," said people familiar with the document. The resolution also would put...
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  • President Says His Iraq Policy Was Failing Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Jan 16 7:47 PM
    President Bush said that his Iraq policy was headed to "a slow failure" until he changed course last week with the announcement that he was sending more than 21,000 additional U.S. troops to bolster flagging security in Baghdad.
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  • Bush wants stronger UN presence in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AAP via Yahoo!7 News - Jan 17 3:58 PM
    George W Bush has asked the UN to increase its presence in Iraq but the world body is concerned about security, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.
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  • Schwarzenegger backs 2007 deadline for US in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Stuff - Jan 17 3:59 PM
    SACRAMENTO: California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican, suggested today that the United States should withdraw its military forces from Iraq by the end of this year.
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  • Clinton Says She Opposes Bush's Plan to Increase Troops in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Jan 17 7:34 AM
    Jan. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Democratic Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton said she opposes the Bush administration's plan for an increase in troops in Iraq because the level of sectarian violence there will continue ``no matter what.''
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  • Bush Widens Iraq Criticism Over Handling of Executions Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Jan 16 6:38 PM
    His remarks pointed up the continued tensions between the president and Iraq?s prime minister as they try to forge a joint plan to calm the violence plaguing Iraq.
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