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  • More Republicans oppose Iraq troop increase Open this result in new window
    USA Today - 52 minutes ago
    As President Bush prepares once more to sell his troop increase in Iraq and domestic programs during his State of the Union address Tuesday night, congressional Republicans continued voicing opposition to the Iraq plan Monday, with some calling for a way to make the administration and Iraqi government more accountable.
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  • Zawahiri mocks Bush in video message on Iraq, Somalia Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - 1 hour, 5 minutes ago
    Al-Qaeda's second-in-command, Ayman al-Zawahiri, defiantly mocked US President George W. Bush's plan to send extra troops to Iraq, saying he should send his entire army to be annihilated.
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  • Key Republican Senator Offers Bipartisan Call to Reject Bush Plan for More Troops in Iraq Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 1 hour, 40 minutes ago
    Senator John W. Warner?s proposal soundly rejected President Bush?s plan and urged the administration to find a new course in Iraq.
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  • Republican opposition to Iraq plan grows Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 1 hour, 33 minutes ago
    Congressional Republicans pushed back Monday against President Bush's decision to increase troop strength in Iraq, some voicing opposition while others urged holding the administration and Iraqi government more accountable for the war effort.
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  • Rockefeller: Iraq drains security funds Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 51 minutes ago
    The new chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said he fears the government will not have enough money for homeland security and other domestic priorities because of President Bush's "Iraq adventure."
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  • Bush, looking to rescue Iraq plan, readies annual speech Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 22 6:36 PM
    US President George W. Bush put the last touches on his annual State of the Union address, looking to seize another prime-time chance to defend his highly unpopular new strategy for Iraq.
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  • Va. senator criticizes Iraq spending Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 37 minutes ago
    Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, set to deliver the Democratic rebuttal to Tuesday's State of the Union address, suggested Monday that the United States is spending too much on reconstruction in Iraq while ignoring the rebuilding of New Orleans.
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  • Key GOP senator opposes Bush's Iraq plan Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Jan 22 4:44 PM
    The influential former chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee weighed in Monday against President Bush's plan to send more U.S. troops to Iraq, co-sponsoring a resolution that would put the Senate on record against it.
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  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq hit 3,061 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 22 4:56 PM
    As of Monday, Jan. 22, 2007, at least 3,061 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 2,444 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
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  • More senators disagree with Bush's Iraq plan Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 22 4:28 PM
    Opposition to President George W. Bush's plan to increase troop strength in Iraq broadened on Capitol Hill on Monday as a new bipartisan group of four senators announced their disagreement with the strategy.
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  • Al-Qaeda No. 2 mocks new U.S. strategy for Iraq in new tape Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Jan 22 4:41 PM
    Al-Qaeda's deputy leader mocked President Bush's plan to send 21,000 more troops to Iraq, challenging him to send "the entire army" and vowing insurgents will defeat them in a new videotape, a U.S. group that tracks al-Qaeda messages said Monday.
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  • Tony Snow Previews 'State of Union' Speech -- And Says Iraq May Not Be Most Important Issue Facing U.S. Open this result in new window
    Editor and Publisher via Yahoo! News - Jan 22 4:33 PM
    NEW YORK At his White House briefing today, with the president's State of the Union speech pending, Press Secretary Tony Snow was asked point blank if Iraq was "the most important issue facing the U.S." All major polls show that the public certainly thinks it is, and by a wide margin."
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  • Zawahri taunts Bush over Iraq troops plan Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 22 3:54 PM
    Al Qaeda deputy leader Ayman al-Zawahri mocked U.S. President George W. Bush's plan to send more troops to Iraq, saying militants could wipe out the entire U.S. army, according to an Internet video posted on Monday.
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  • Iraq Qaeda cell planned new attack in US Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 22 3:34 PM
    Al-Qaeda insurgents in Iraq toyed with launching an attack using student visas to enter the United States, US television reported.
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  • US 'copter in Iraq possibly shot down: US official Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 22 3:34 PM
    A US helicopter that crashed in Iraq on the weekend killing 12 US soldiers may have been shot down with a shoulder-fired missile, a senior US defense official said.
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  • Warner Offers Resolution Opposing Bush's Iraq Plan Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg via Yahoo! News - Jan 22 3:00 PM
    Jan. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Republican John Warner of Virginia, the former chairman of the Armed Services Committee, today proposed a bipartisan resolution opposing President George W. Bush's plan to send more U.S. troops to Iraq.
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  • Al Qaeda's No 2 taunts Bush over Iraq troops plan Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 22 3:18 PM
    Al Qaeda deputy leader Ayman al-Zawahri mocked U.S. President George W. Bush's plan to send more troops to Iraq, saying militants could wipe out the entire U.S. army, according to a video posted on a Web site on Monday.
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  • Top Democrats work to signal frustration over Iraq Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Jan 22 1:09 PM
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two leading Senate Democrats are seeking to dispel concerns that a resolution on Iraq doesn't go far enough, saying it would make a strong statement to President Bush that a troop increase is wrong.
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  • Top Republican to offer Senate bill criticizing Bush's Iraq plan Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 22 1:47 PM
    A prominent Republican senator announced he would introduce a Senate resolution criticizing President George W. Bush's plan to send more troops to Iraq, in a new blow to Bush's war policy.
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  • Sunni-Shiite meet condemns 'sectarian war' in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 22 12:29 PM
    Top Muslim scholars condemned sectarian violence in Iraq as a leading Sunni cleric announced that a team will be sent to Shiite Iran, "which holds the keys" to a settlement in the war-torn country.
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  • Republicans seek accountability in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 22 1:03 PM
    Congressional Republicans pushed back Monday against President Bush's decision to deploy additional troops in Iraq, some voicing opposition while others called for the administration and Iraqi government to be held accountable.
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  • Al-Qaeda claims it shot down US helicopter in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 22 11:57 AM
    The Iraqi branch of terror network Al-Qaeda said it shot down a US helicopter that crashed in Iraq at the weekend killing 12 US troops.
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  • Local Soldier Killed In Iraq Open this result in new window
    WLWT ChannelCincinnati.com via Yahoo! News - Jan 22 11:02 AM
    A Tri-State soldier serving in Iraq died Saturday in Anbar province.
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  • Bush rejects timetables for pullout from Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 22 7:16 AM
    US President George W. Bush distanced himself from predictions US troops could begin leaving Iraq by late summer, stating bluntly he would accept no timetable for such a pullout.
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  • Bush: Iraq war plan will prove its worth Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Jan 22 6:15 AM
    President Bush can't guarantee that all U.S. troops will be out of Iraq by the end of his presidency because "we don't set timetables," and said the war on terrorism will remain a "long struggle" for his successors, he told USA TODAY in an interview.
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  • GOP Lawmakers Offer Alternative Ideas on Iraq Policy Open this result in new window
    Fox News - Jan 22 5:28 PM
    Some Republican leaders on Capitol Hill Monday offered a new resolution disapproving President Bush's plan for a troop surge in Iraq, but one they say is less confrontational than a draft proposal being circulated among Democrats.
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  • US helicopter in Iraq may have been shot down: US official Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 22 8:09 AM
    A US helicopter that crashed in Iraq at the weekend, killing 12 US troops, may have been shot down with a shoulder-fired missile, a senior US defense official has said.
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  • Petraeus, U.S. Commander in Iraq, Will Test Doctrine He Wrote Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Jan 22 3:57 PM
    Jan. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Army Lieutenant General David Petraeus wrote the book on counterinsurgency warfare. Now, as the new commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, he will try to put his ideas into action.
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  • NBC/WSJ poll: Most have given up on Iraq Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Jan 22 3:39 PM
    When President Bush delivers his next-to-last State of the Union address Tuesday night, he will confront this reality, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll: Nearly two-thirds of Americans have both given up on success in Iraq and also on his presidency.
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  • Iraqi troops crucial in US Iraq plan : US Army Secretary Open this result in new window
    Space War - 1 hour, 53 minutes ago
    Washington (AFP) Jan 22 - The fate of the latest US plan to stifle violence in Baghdad hinges heavily on Iraq's government honoring its promises, US Army Secretary Francis Harvey said Monday.
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  • Sunni-Shiite talks begin with spat over Iran, Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 22 4:20 AM
    A conference on inter-Islamic dialogue has gotten off to a heated start in Doha with a top Sunni cleric attacking Shiites and Iran over the continuing sectarian violence in war-torn Iraq.
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  • The Iraq War and the Sicilian Campaign (Part II) Open this result in new window
    The Globalist - 38 minutes ago
    While many opponents of the war in Iraq are eager to compare the conflict to Vietnam, Brent Ranalli argues it most resembles the ancient Athenian campaign against Sicily.
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  • Violence scars another day in Iraq Open this result in new window
    The State - 19 minutes ago
    BAGHDAD, Iraq A license plate from a car registered to Iraqs minister of trade was found on an SUV used by the gunmen who killed five American soldiers in the city of Karbala on Saturday, an Iraqi police official said Monday.
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  • Warner disavows Bush plan for Iraq, calls for caution Open this result in new window
    The Virginian-Pilot - 27 minutes ago
    The resolution offered by Virginia's senior senator leaves the door open for troop increases, though smaller than those President Bush envisions. Warner rejected an ''open-ended'' U.S. commitment to Iraq. . . .
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  • Soldier with Louisville family killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Louisville Courier-Journal - 1 hour, 4 minutes ago
    BATAVIA, Ohio A man with family members in Louisville died Saturday in Iraq when a bomb hit his Humvee in Anbar province, his stepfather said Monday. U.S. Army Sgt. Phillip McNeill, 22, was sent to Iraq in September for a second tour of duty after about three years in the military. McNeill's father, David, lives in Louisville, as does his brother, Chris, who had served in Iraq during his five ...
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  • State Marine killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - 41 minutes ago
    A Weyerhaeuser native who decided at age 12 that he wanted to be a Marine and who enlisted on his 17th birthday has become the 69th Wisconsin service member killed in Iraq, his family said Monday.
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  • Bin Laden deputy mocks Iraq troop surge Open this result in new window
    The Washington Times - 1 hour, 37 minutes ago
    Osama bin Laden's chief deputy, in a video released Monday, warned of disaster for the United States in Iraq. Israel Army radio said Ayman al-Zawahiri mocked U.S. President George Bush and his plan to send more than 20,000 more U.S. troops to Iraq, The Jerusalem Post reported.
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  • Bush says no timetable for pullout from Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 21 11:13 PM
    US President George W. Bush has distanced himself from predictions US troops could begin leaving Iraq by late summer, stating bluntly there would be no timetable.
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  • Al Qaida ridicules Bush Iraq strategy Open this result in new window
    NDTV - 19 minutes ago
    Al-Qaida's deputy leader mocked US President George W Bush's plan to send 21,000 more troops to Iraq, challenging him to send "the entire army" and vowing insurgents will defeat them in a new videotape, a US group that tracks al-Qaida messages said.
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  • President Faces New Pressures From Congress on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Jan 22 6:33 PM
    On the eve of his State of the Union Address, President Bush faces new resistance and other pressures from Congress to his plan to send more than 21,000 additional troops to Iraq. A new non-binding bipartisan resolution in the Senate comes as House Republicans propose benchmarks they say would help the president measure progress in Iraq in coming months.
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  • Zawahri taunts Bush over Iraq troops plan Open this result in new window
    Stuff - 2 hours, 56 minutes ago
    DUBAI: Al Qaeda deputy leader Ayman al-Zawahri mocked US President George W Bush's plan to send more troops to Iraq, saying militants could wipe out the entire US army, according to an internet video.
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  • House GOP proposes bipartisan Iraq oversight Open this result in new window
    The Hill - Jan 22 6:36 PM
    In a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), House Republican leadership yesterday proposed the creation of a bipartisan oversight committee to monitor the progress of President Bushs Iraq plan.
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  • Zawahiri mocks Bush in video message on Iraq, Somalia Open this result in new window
    ABS-CBNNEWS.com - 1 hour, 14 minutes ago
    DUBAI - Al-Qaeda's second-in-command, Ayman al-Zawahiri, on Tuesday defiantly mocked US President George W. Bush's plan to send extra troops to Iraq, saying he should send his entire army to be annihilated.
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  • Nature, Crime, and Politics Challenge Iraq for News Dominance Open this result in new window
    Journalism.org - Jan 22 6:17 PM
    The tale of two kidnapped teenagers, natures assault on Californias citrus crop, and another dose of Obama-mania competed with the Iraq crisis for the medias attention last week, according to the PEJ News Coverage Index.
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  • Suzanne Nossel: Redefining Success in Iraq Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Jan 22 7:53 AM
    While the crux of Bush's argument for increasing US troops in Iraq is utterly unconvincing , he's made at least one point that is valid: those who oppose his plan ought to offer something in its stead. As he put it: "To oppose everything while proposing nothing is irresponsible." Progressives have for years now offered recommendations for how Iraq could have been better handled at every ...
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  • 100 Killed In Iraq Bombings Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Jan 22 9:00 AM
    The week got off to a devastating start in Iraq, where two large blasts in Baghdad claimed 88 lives and a bomb north of the capital killed at least a dozen people ? all the violence appeared aimed at Shiite civilians.
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  • Senators seek support against Iraq surge Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 21 8:44 PM
    Two leading Senate Democrats sought to build support Sunday for a bipartisan resolution opposing President Bush's war strategy in Iraq, cautioning that division over whether the measure goes far enough could spell defeat.
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  • 137 Killed or Found Dead Across Iraq Open this result in new window
    Journal Gazette & Times Courier - 23 minutes ago
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - A suicide bomber crashed his car into a central Baghdad market crowded with Shiites just seconds after another car bomb tore through the stalls where vendors were hawking DVDs and used clothing, leaving 88 dead Monday in the bloodiest attack in two months.
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  • Iraq toll, Democrat push add pressure to Bush Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 21 7:23 PM
    US President George W. Bush is under the gun as he readies a defense of his war policy days after a spike in US deaths in Iraq and as Democrats in Congress move to condemn his strategy.
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  • Collins Sponsors Resolution Opposing Iraq Troop Surge Open this result in new window
    WLBZ Bangor - 13 minutes ago
    Ahead of President Bush's State of the Union Address, Senator Susan Collins joined several other Republican and Democratic senators on Monday, sponsoring a non-binding resolution against the President's plan to send more troops to Iraq.
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  • Webb would defund rebuilding Iraq Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Jan 21 8:18 PM
    "How can we keep sending billions of dollars over to Iraq and not fund a really energetic effort to help places like New Orleans?" Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., asked in an interview Friday. Webb said that Iraq and what he sees as the precarious state of the nation's economy and infrastructure are two of the topics he'll tackle in his speech.
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  • U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq Hit 3,061 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! Asia News - Jan 22 4:56 PM
    As of Monday, Jan. 22, 2007, at least 3,061 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's Iraq Escalation Provokes Growing Opposition Open this result in new window
    Scoop.co.nz - 1 hour, 24 minutes ago
    In a Jan. 10 address to the nation, President Bush detailed his open-ended plan to escalate the Iraq war with an additional 21,500 U.S troops.
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  • Iraq to neighbors: Butt out Open this result in new window
    The Washington Times - Jan 22 4:38 PM
    The Iraqi government has called on its neighbors, mainly Turkey, to stop trying to intervene in Iraq's internal affairs.
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  • Qaida in Iraq had plan to hit US - officials Open this result in new window
    Stuff - Jan 22 4:04 PM
    WASHINGTON: The former Al Qaida leader in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, once planned to send militants to the United States on student visas to carry out attacks on US soil, officials have said.
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  • Qaeda in Iraq had plan to hit U.S. - officials Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! India News - Jan 22 4:05 PM
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The former Al Qaeda leader in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, once planned to send militants to the United States on student visas to carry out attacks on U.S. soil, officials said on Monday.
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  • Alaska Paratrooper Killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABC Alaska News - 1 hour, 5 minutes ago
    The Army has released the name of the latest Fort Richardson paratrooper killed in Iraq. Spc. Jason J. Corbett of Casper, Wyo., was killed Jan. 15 of injuries sustained when his mounted patrol encountered enemy small arms fire in Karmah, Iraq.
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  • Local Soldier Killed in Iraq - video included Open this result in new window
    CBS 5 News Syracuse - 36 minutes ago
    A local soldier is among nearly two dozen soldiers killed in Iraq over the weekend.
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  • New Mexico Marine Killed In Iraq Open this result in new window
    KOAT.com - 58 minutes ago
    A New Mexico Marine was killed over the weekend while serving in Iraq.
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  • Coleman joins effort to pressure Bush on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune - Jan 22 3:39 PM
    WASHINGTON - Adding to the pressure on President Bush, Sen. Norm Coleman of Minnesota backed a new resolution Monday opposing a buildup of U.S. troops in Baghdad, but leaving open a bigger push against insurgent forces in other parts of Iraq. The draft, championed by Sen. John Warner, R-Va., is more narrowly drawn than a Democratic resolution opposing a boost of U.S. troop strength in Iraq. That ...
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  • Congress to grill new US commander in Iraq on Maliki Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - Jan 22 6:38 PM
    When General David Petraeus appears before Congress today, the question the incoming US commander in Iraq will face is whether Nouri al-Maliki, the Iraqi prime minister, will live up to his promise to crack down on sectarian militias.
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  • Bipartisan Senate group offers resolution rejecting Iraq troop surge Open this result in new window
    The Hill - Jan 22 4:17 PM
    A bipartisan group of senators Monday unveiled a resolution that rejects President Bush's plan to send 21,500 additional troops to Iraq and says the U.S strategy there should not be "open-ended."
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  • Bush to push immigration, health care under Iraq shadow Open this result in new window
    INQ7.net - Jan 22 6:17 PM
    WASHINGTON -- US President George W. Bush plans to push "bold" domestic policy plans Tuesday in his annual State of the Union speech as he works to prove his political mettle despite the unpopular war in Iraq.
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  • Wisconsin Marine Killed in Iraq, Family Reports Open this result in new window
    WBAY Green Bay - 1 hour, 35 minutes ago
    19-year-old Lance Corporal Andrew Matus from northern Wisconsin was shot in Iraq's Anbar Province, his father says.
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  • Kurds deny Iraq oil law accord Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - Jan 22 6:22 PM
    Kurdish officials yesterday dismissed a suggestion that Iraq's main political factions had overcome their differences on a proposed oil law and said that a final agreement could still be some time away.
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  • Another Carson GI is killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Denver Post - 32 minutes ago
    The Pentagon announced Monday that another Fort Carson soldier has died while serving in Iraq.
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  • Bin Laden deputy mocks Iraq troop surge Open this result in new window
    UPI - 1 hour, 52 minutes ago
    JERUSALEM, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Osama bin Laden's chief deputy, in a video released Monday, warned of disaster for the United States in Iraq.
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  • Snow: Iraq central to war on terror Open this result in new window
    The Washington Times - Jan 22 3:08 PM
    Presidential spokesman Tony Snow at the White House Monday called Iraq central to the war on terror, but said the United States faces tough domestic issues.
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  • Michigan Marines killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    WOOD TV 8 Grand Rapids - 1 hour, 57 minutes ago
    The deadly weekend in Iraq hit home for a West Michigan family and a military unit based in Grand Rapids.
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  • Bush giving annual address to new Democratic Congress amid hostility over Iraq Open this result in new window
    CP via Yahoo! Canada News - Jan 22 3:57 PM
    WASHINGTON (CP) - President George W. Bush, battling record low approval ratings, gives a state of the union address Tuesday to a hostile Congress controlled by Democrats and to voters mostly opposed to his troop surge in Iraq.
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  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq hit 3,057 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 21 7:28 PM
    As of Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007, at least 3,057 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 2,434 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
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  • Bush, looking to rescue Iraq plan, readies annual speech Open this result in new window
    Khaleej Times - 2 hours, 25 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON - US President George W. Bush on Monday put the last touches on his annual State of the Union address, looking to seize another prime-time chance to defend his highly unpopular new strategy for Iraq.
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  • Northern Wisconsin Marine killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    WBAY Green Bay - 2 hours, 5 minutes ago
    WEYERHAEUSER, Wis. Family members say a Marine from northern Wisconsin has been killed in Iraq. Nineteen-year-old Lance Corporal Andrew Matus graduated in 2005...
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  • Local soldier dies in Iraq War Open this result in new window
    KGET 17 Bakersfield - 1 hour, 58 minutes ago
    A soldier with ties to Kern County is one of the latest casualties of the war in Iraq. Brian Scott Freeman, 31, spent the first five years of his life in Bakersfield. His relative said he died Saturday in Iraq during an insurgent ambush on American troops in the town of Karbala. The U.S. military has not yet released the names of any troops killed over the weekend.
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  • Iraq Study Group Member Talks Strategy At Stanford Open this result in new window
    CBS 5 Bay Area - Jan 22 6:36 PM
    At Stanford University on Monday, the question was whether congress should refuse to fund the President's plan for more soldiers in Iraq.
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  • Al-Qaeda deputy mocks Bush's Iraq plan Open this result in new window
    AAP via Yahoo!7 News - Jan 22 2:48 PM
    Al-Qaeda's deputy leader has mocked US President George W Bush's plan to send 21,000 more troops to Iraq, challenging him to send "the entire army".
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  • Scoop Link: Iraq War May Intrude on Libby Trial Open this result in new window
    Scoop.co.nz - 1 hour, 40 minutes ago
    The slow and contentious selection of a jury to try the vice president's former chief of staff may foreshadow a perjury trial constantly interrupted by disputes over how much jurors should hear about the Bush administration's Iraq war policy.
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  • Congress?s Challenge on Iraq Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Jan 21 6:50 PM
    President Bush?s refusal to come up with a serious policy on Iraq means that the Democrats will have to goad him toward one.
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  • Local soldier killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    News 10 Now Syracuse - 2 hours, 3 minutes ago
    Shawn Patrick Falter, a son, a brother, a high school athlete, and, now, a fallen soldier -- Cortland County's first in the Iraq War. "He was just one of the nicest nicest kids you'll ever want to meet in your life," said Village of Homer Mayor Mike McDermott.
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  • Marines With West Michigan Ties Killed In Iraq Open this result in new window
    Fox 17 Grand Rapids - 2 hours, 7 minutes ago
    MICHIGAN-AP A 20-year-old Marine from the Kalamazoo area has been killed in Iraq. Lance Corporal Luis Castillo died Saturday in combat in Al Anbar province.
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  • Group says Al-Qaida No. 2 mocks new U.S. strategy for Iraq in new videotape Open this result in new window
    ABC 7 Chicago - 2 hours, 33 minutes ago
    Al-Qaida's deputy leader mocked President Bush's plan to send 21,000 more troops to Iraq, challenging him to send "the entire army," according to a new al-Qaida videotape released Monday by a U.S. group that tracks terror messages.
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  • Local soldier killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    News 10 Now Syracuse - 2 hours, 6 minutes ago
    A soldier from the Town of Homer was among this weekend's many American casualties of the Iraq War. The news traveled quickly through the community when word came on Saturday. News 10 Now's Evan Axelbank reports that Homer remembers Private Shawn Falter as a top-notch kid.
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  • Bush Says Iraq Plan Will Prove Its Worth Open this result in new window
    WLBZ Bangor - Jan 22 5:02 PM
    Asked if Iraq would be a problem after he leaves office in January 2009, Bush said: "The war on terror will be a problem for the next president.
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  • Strife in Iraq and Lebanon Worries Syria Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Jan 22 5:30 AM
    Strife in Iraq, Lebanon Worries Syrians, Who Fear Spillover Violence Among Religious Groups
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  • Iraq PM stops protecting Shiite militia Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 21 5:25 PM
    Iraq's prime minister has dropped his protection of an anti-American cleric's Shiite militia after U.S. intelligence convinced him the group was infiltrated by death squads, two officials said Sunday.
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  • U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq Hit 3,057 Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Jan 22 5:30 AM
    U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq Hit 3,057 Sunday, According to Count by the Associated Press
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  • Zawahiri challenges Bush to send the 'entire army' to Iraq Open this result in new window
    Independent - Jan 22 4:27 PM
    Al-Qaida's deputy leader Ayman al-Zawahri has mocked President George Bush's plan to send 21,000 more troops to Iraq, challenging him in a new videotape to send "the entire army" and vowing insurgents will defeat them.
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  • GOP lawmakers voice disapproval of Iraq surge Open this result in new window
    Baltimore Sun - Jan 22 1:39 PM
    Nonbinding legislation urges president to 'consider all options' Congressional Republicans pushed back today against President Bush's decision to increase troop strength in Iraq, some voicing opposition while others urged holding the administration and Iraqi government more accountable for the war effort.
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  • Blogger-media distrust comes to a head in Iraq Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Jan 21 5:34 PM
    A running six-week battle between bloggers and the Associated Press over the wire service's report of sectarian violence in Iraq has ended for now. The feud, which got plenty of traffic on the Web but very little coverage in mainstream news outlets, came to an abrupt halt Thursday.
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  • Ohio native killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    WKYC Cleveland - Jan 22 6:34 PM
    Ohio native killed in Iraq
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  • Expert Panel Weighs In On Iraq Dilemma Open this result in new window
    KGO-TV Bay Area - Jan 22 5:31 PM
    Two men in the Bay Area with a deep understanding about the politics of Iraq are talking about their thoughts on the dilemma.
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  • Bush Iraq Plan May Be Last Chance to Avoid History's `Dustbin' Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg via Yahoo! News - Jan 21 4:01 PM
    Jan. 22 (Bloomberg) -- George W. Bush came to power in 2001 vowing to make his mark on history by overhauling taxes, pensions and schools. Instead, an item not on the original agenda -- the war in Iraq -- may consign him to the bottom tier of U.S. leaders.
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  • Bipartisan Group Stakes Out Middle Ground on Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Jan 22 3:00 PM
    A bipartisan group of senior senators announces that they will offer a resolution of their own regarding the U.S. mission in Iraq. The lawmakers say they are seeking a middle course between President Bush's troop buildup and proposals to begin withdrawal.
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  • More Republicans oppose Iraq troop increase, press for accountability Open this result in new window
    WIS News 10 Columbia - Jan 22 6:30 PM
    Some more congressional Republicans are pushing back against President Bush's decision to deploy additional troops in Iraq.
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  • Bush, looking to rescue Iraq plan, readies annual speech Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo!7 News - Jan 22 12:39 PM
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - US President George W. Bush put the last touches on his annual State of the Union speech, a prime-time chance to defend his highly unpopular new Iraq strategy amid another bloodbath there.
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  • Navy ship joins UK Iraq mission Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Jan 22 2:49 AM
    The warship HMS Cornwall is leaving its Devonport base to join the UK mission Operation Telic in Iraq.
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  • Marine from Spokane killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    KHQ Spokane - Jan 22 5:49 PM
    5:20 p.m. SPOKANE, Wash. - Darell Morris, a graduate of Ferris High School, died while serving in Iraq as a Marine. That information comes from his parents, as well as Spokane Public Schools.
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  • Friends and family remember local soldier killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    KESQ - Jan 22 6:24 PM
    Family and friends tonight are remembering a local soldier killed this month in Iraq. 20-year-old Ming Sun was laid to rest at Riverside National Cemetary this afternoon.
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  • Zawahiri defies Bush, tells him to send whole US army to Iraq: Open this result in new window
    TODAYonline - 2 hours, 25 minutes ago
    The number two of terror group Al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, spat defiance Tuesday at US President George W. Bush who had announced the sending of more than 20,000 soldiers to Iraq, saying in an online audio message that he should send his whole army to be annihilated.
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  • Soldier Killed In Iraq Has Bakersfield Ties Open this result in new window
    KERO 23 - Jan 22 6:00 PM
    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- A soldier with ties to Bakersfield has been killed in Iraq. Family members told 23ABC News that Army Capt. Brian Freeman died in Karbala on Saturday. He was one of five soldiers killed during a security meeting by people suspected to be Sunnis disguised as American troops.
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