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  • US Congress debates rebuke Bush on Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - 27 minutes ago
    US lawmakers debated the wording of a proposed resolution condemning President George W. Bush's plan to send more troops to Iraq before the release of a pivotal US intelligence report on the war-ravaged country.
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  • U.S. intelligence report says Iraq perilous Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - 34 minutes ago
    The situation in Iraq is perilous, with Iraqi-on-Iraqi violence surpassing al Qaeda as the most immediate threat to U.S. goals, according to a long-awaited intelligence report, The Washington Post reported on Friday.
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  • Bush allies scramble to stop Iraq policy defections Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - 1 hour, 27 minutes ago
    A day after Senate Democrats and a leading Republican reached agreement on a resolution "disagreeing" with the president's new Iraq strategy, Bush allies scrambled Thursday to prevent more Republican defections.
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  • US to make public key judgements of Iraq intel assessment Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 24 minutes ago
    US intelligence plans to make public "key judgements" of its first national intelligence assessment on Iraq in two and a half years, the government has said.
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  • Inspired by events in Iraq, Birmingham plot sets worrying precedent Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 8 minutes ago
    An alleged plot to kidnap and behead a Muslim soldier points to a precedent for western Europe and a hardening among British extremists determined to adopt horrific tactics tested in Iraq, experts say.
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  • War Supporter McCain Laments 'Missteps' in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - 2 hours, 50 minutes ago
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has been a firm supporter of the Iraq war and of President Bush's plan to send an additional 21,500 troops to Baghdad in the coming months. In comments at yesterday's confirmation hearing for Gen. George W. Casey Jr. to be the Army chief of staff, however, he expressed...
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  • Iraq Suicide Bombers Kill 60 and Wound 150 in Attack on a Market Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Feb 01 6:35 PM
    The explosions were the latest incidents in a wash of violence that has swept over a belt of Shiite-controlled Iraq.
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  • General says fewer troops needed for Iraq surge plan Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 01 4:35 PM
    The top US commander in Iraq said Baghdad could be secured with fewer US troops than called for by President George W. Bush, and defended his past reluctance to ask for reinforcements even as sectarian violence spread.
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  • Bush's Iraq 'surge' could swell to 48,000 US troops: report Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 01 4:35 PM
    President George W. Bush's plan to add 21,500 troops in Iraq could actually result in an increased US military force in Iraq of up to 48,000 troops, a congressional report concluded.
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  • US Iraq commander denies Iraq policy a failure Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 01 2:51 PM
    The top US commander in Iraq defended his past reluctance to ask for more US troops even as sectarian violence swept the country, and said Baghdad could be secured with fewer troops than called for by President George W. Bush.
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  • Frustration over Iraq falls on general Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Feb 01 3:24 PM
    Gen. George Casey, nominated for the post of Army chief of staff, faced severe questions Thursday from senators about the strategies he implemented when he was the commander of U.S. and coalition troops in Iraq.
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  • Report: Planning for Failure in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Time Magazine - Feb 01 3:18 PM
    A new think-tank study urges the Bush Administration to begin planning for containing the fallout from a complete collapse in Iraq
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  • Bush to request hefty Iraq war funds Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 01 3:40 PM
    President George W. Bush will request slightly more than $100 billion to cover war operations in Iraq and Afghanistan for the rest of this year and an even larger amount for fiscal 2008 that begins on October 1, congressional sources said on Thursday.
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  • US lawmakers tout new bill rebuking Bush's Iraq strategy Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 01 2:42 PM
    Lawmakers on both sides of the US Senate drummed up support for a compromise bill slamming a hike in US forces in Iraq, saying it was the best chance of forcing President George W. Bush to drop his unpopular plan.
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  • Ex-advisers offer revised Iraq plans Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 01 1:59 PM
    President Carter's national security adviser said Thursday the Iraq war was likely to lead to "a head-on conflict" with Iran and other parts of the Muslim world.
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  • 71 killed in Iraq attacks Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 01 1:29 PM
    At least 71 people were killed in Iraq as security officials reported that bitter sectarian attacks had claimed the lives of nearly 2,000 civilians throughout the country in January.
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  • Iraq at Risk of Further Strife, Intelligence Report Warns Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Feb 01 12:17 PM
    A long-awaited National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq, presented to President Bush by the intelligence community yesterday, outlines an increasingly perilous situation in which the United States has little control and there is a strong possibility of further deterioration, according to sources...
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  • General Says Iraq War Is ?Winnable? Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Feb 01 1:06 PM
    Gen. George W. Casey Jr., the recently returned commander of the American forces in Iraq, faced pointed questions and criticism at a Senate hearing today.
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  • Top U.S. Iraq commander says has laid path to success Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 01 12:06 PM
    The top U.S. commander in Iraq defended his record on Thursday after scathing criticism in Congress, declaring he had laid the foundations for success and his strategy had made progress in a tough environment.
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  • Iraq commander: Only half of troop 'surge' needed Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Feb 01 11:39 AM
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The top U.S. commander in Iraq told a Senate panel Thursday that he believed it would take fewer than half as many extra troops to improve security in Baghdad as President George W. Bush chose to commit.
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  • Iraq war protesters step up pressure to bring US troops home Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 01 11:55 AM
    US anti-Iraq war activists, after a massive demonstration Saturday in Washington, are mobilizing this week to pressure lawmakers to stop the deployment of additional troops to Iraq.
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  • Funeral Arrangements Set For Local Marine Killed In Iraq Open this result in new window
    Cleveland - NewsNet5 via Yahoo! News - Feb 01 1:28 PM
    Funeral arrangements have been made for a 21-year-old Chagrin Falls Marine killed in Iraq.
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  • 70 killed in Iraq attacks Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 01 11:41 AM
    At least 70 people were killed in Iraq, while security officials said bitter sectarian attacks had claimed the lives of nearly 2,000 civilians throughout the country in January.
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  • Senators Challenge Gen. Casey On Iraq War Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Feb 01 11:09 AM
    Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr., the Bush administration's nominee to be the Army chief of staff, got an unusually harsh reception yesterday from some members of the Senate Armed Services Committee for his performance as the top U.S. commander in Iraq over the past 30 months, but he still appears...
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  • Lawmakers tout new bill rebuking Bush's Iraq strategy Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 01 11:45 AM
    US lawmakers on both sides of the US Senate drummed up support for a compromise bill slamming a hike in US forces in Iraq, saying it was the best chance of forcing President George W. Bush to drop his unpopular plan.
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  • British police get longer to quiz 'Iraq-style' terror suspects Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 01 12:29 PM
    British police were given more time to question nine suspects seized over an alleged "Iraq-style" plot to kidnap and behead a Muslim soldier, in a case which has shocked Britain.
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  • US Iraq commander says Iraq policy not a failure Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 01 10:08 AM
    The top US commander in Iraq denied that US policy in Iraq had failed and defended his past reluctance to ask for more troops even as sectarian violence swept the country.
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  • US senators unite against Iraq surge Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 01 9:44 AM
    Democratic and Republican senators have agreed on compromise wording to a resolution opposing President George W. Bush's plan to increase US forces in Iraq, as the US war of words with Iran simmers.
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  • Casey favors smaller troop boost in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 01 10:25 AM
    The top U.S. commander in Iraq told a Senate panel Thursday that improving security in Baghdad would take fewer than half as many extra troops as President Bush has chosen to commit.
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  • Proposal against Bush Iraq plan gains in U.S. Senate Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 01 9:22 AM
    The U.S. Senate moved a step closer to repudiating U.S. President George W. Bush's Iraq strategy on Thursday when a key Democrat backed a Republican-crafted proposal opposing a troop increase.
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  • Suicide bombers hit Iraq, deaths at new high Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 01 8:46 AM
    Blasts killed 24 people in Iraq and mortar bombs rained down on a Sunni neighborhood in Baghdad on Thursday as new figures showed that civilians deaths edged up to another record in January.
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  • 31 killed in Iraq attacks Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 01 9:09 AM
    At least 31 people have been killed in Iraq as security officials said bitter sectarian attacks had claimed the lives of nearly 2,000 civilians throughout the country in January.
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  • Top U.S. Iraq commander faces criticism from senator Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 01 8:37 AM
    The top U.S. commander in Iraq defended his record on Thursday in the face of strong criticism from Sen. John McCain, a Republican presidential contender in 2008.
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  • General who led Iraq war faces scrutiny Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 01 7:00 AM
    The Army general who led the Iraq war for 2 1/2 years came under fire Thursday from a leading supporter of President Bush's new strategy in Iraq as two other influential senators sought to gain GOP support for a compromise resolution against Bush's troop buildup.
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  • US Iraq Commander Denies Iraq Policy A Failure by Staff Writers Washington (AFP) Feb 01, 2007 Open this result in new window
    Space War - 2 hours, 26 minutes ago
    The top US commander in Iraq defended his past reluctance to ask for more US troops even as sectarian violence swept the country, and said Baghdad could be secured with fewer troops than called for by President George W. Bush. General George C. Casey said he recommended Baghdad should be secured with two additional US brigades, rather than the five brigades ordered to Iraq as part of President ...
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  • Casey: Only Half Iraq Troop Boost Needed Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 01 4:30 PM
    The top U.S. commander in Iraq told a Senate panel that improving security in Baghdad would take fewer than half as many extra troops as President George W. Bush has chosen to commit.
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  • US Casuality Rates Fall In Iraq During January by Martin Sieff UPI Senior News Analyst Washington (UPI) Feb. 1, 2007 Open this result in new window
    Space War - 2 hours, 26 minutes ago
    The good news is that the rate of U.S. casualties suffered in Iraq during January fell slightly compared with December. The bad news is that it didn't fall by much.
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  • Suspects questioned over 'Iraq-style beheading plot' in Birmingham Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 01 3:55 AM
    Police are quizzing nine suspects over an alleged "Iraq-style" plot to kidnap and behead a Muslim soldier, which has fuelled fears the chilling practice could come to Britain.
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  • Senate grills US Iraq commander Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Feb 01 12:14 PM
    President Bush's choice for the new army chief of staff denies that current US policy on Iraq has failed.
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  • Iraq invites neighboring countries for a meeting on the country's security Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Feb 01 3:02 AM
    Iraq invited officials from Iran, Syria and other neighboring nations to Baghdad next month to discuss the security situation in the country, a government official said Thursday.
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  • Casey Approval Likely Even as Iraq Performance Draws Criticism Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Feb 01 11:49 AM
    Feb. 1 (Bloomberg) -- General George Casey appeared headed for approval by the Senate Armed Services Committee as Army chief of staff despite harsh criticism from two Republican senators who said his performance as U.S. commander in Iraq raised serious questions about fitness for the post.
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  • Al-Maliki: Iraq won't be battleground for U.S., Iran Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Feb 01 12:16 AM
    Iraq's prime minister said Wednesday he's sure Iran is behind some attacks on U.S. forces in Iraq and he won't allow his country to be a battleground for the two nations.
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  • Vancouver Marine dies in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Seattle Times - Feb 01 6:13 PM
    The Department of Defense announced today that Lance Cpl. Adam Emul, 19, of Vancouver, died in Iraq.
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  • Suspects quizzed over 'Iraq-style beheading plot' in Britain Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 01 1:48 AM
    British police were quizzing nine suspects over an alleged "Iraq-style" plot to kidnap and behead a Muslim soldier, which has fuelled fears the chilling practice could come here.
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  • Report: NIE says Iraq getting worse Open this result in new window
    The Washington Times - 6 minutes ago
    U.S. intelligence officials have told President George W. Bush conditions in Iraq are getting worse, the Washington Post reported.
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  • Iraq surge might cost $10 billion this year Open this result in new window
    The State - 39 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON President Bushs decision to send more American troops to Iraq could cost as much as $10 billion this year, nearly triple the initial $3.2 billion cost cited by Bush aides, the Congressional Budget Office said Thursday.
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  • Feingold opposes compromise on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - 26 minutes ago
    Washington - Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold came out Thursday against a new compromise resolution opposing a "surge" of U.S. troops into Iraq, saying the resolution had been watered down too much.
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  • Four steps towards calming the chaos in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - 26 minutes ago
    It is time for the White House to come to terms with two central realities: the war in Iraq is a historic, strategic and moral calamity; and only a strategy that is historically relevant rather than reminiscent of colonial tutelage can provide the framework for a tolerable resolution of both the war and intensifying regional tensions.
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  • Australian in Iraq to remain in jail Open this result in new window
    AAP via Yahoo!7 News - 18 minutes ago
    An Australian terror suspect held in Iraq on suspicion of being a threat to national security will remain in jail following a review of his case.
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  • Resolution Protesting Bush's Iraq Plan Gets Support Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 01 4:20 PM
    All Things Considered , February 1, 2007 Two senior members of the Senate Armed Services Committee have produced a resolution opposing President Bush's plan in Iraq, a resolution that might get enough bipartisan support to overcome a filibuster.
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  • Suicide bombers kill 61 in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News - 1 hour, 39 minutes ago
    Two suicide bombers killed 61 people and wounded 150 when they blew themselves up at a crowded market in Iraq's Shi'ite Muslim town of Hilla on Thursday, police said.
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  • Man killed in Iraq had S.C. Guard ties Open this result in new window
    The State - 40 minutes ago
    Col. Paul Kelly, one of 12 service members killed in a Jan. 20 helicopter crash in Iraq, had ties to the S.C. Army National Guard.
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  • Salazar opposes troop buildup in Iraq; Allard supports it Open this result in new window
    Rocky Mountain News - Feb 01 4:01 PM
    Sen. Ken Salazar is standing behind a bipartisan resolution opposing a troop build up in Iraq, even as some critics call it too soft and others say it's too harsh.
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  • Al Qaeda 2006: Fighting in Iraq, regrouping in Afghanistan, enlisting in Europe Open this result in new window
    The Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News - Feb 01 12:00 AM
    In 2006, agents of Al Qaeda, as well as those inspired by its ideology, continued their attacks. Violence in Iraq intensified, and Afghanistan saw its most violent year since 2001.
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  • Levin Helps Boost Iraq Resolution's Chances Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 01 4:21 PM
    All Things Considered , February 1, 2007 Robert Siegel talks with Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), who has agreed to sign on to a bill along with Sen. John Warner (R-VA) expressing disapproval of President Bush's "surge strategy" in Iraq. But some Democrats say the bill could inhibit more critical legislation that could come later.
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  • FOX News Poll: Most Say Iraq Matters to Security of U.S. Open this result in new window
    Fox News - Feb 01 10:22 AM
    The latest FOX News Poll finds that most Americans believe the situation in Iraq makes a difference to their security here in the United States a sentiment often repeated by President Bush.
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  • MoD slammed over Iraq tape Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Feb 01 9:00 AM
    A coroner criticises the MoD for refusing to release a video of the moment a US aircraft fired on British troops in Iraq.
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  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq at 3,084 Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Feb 01 3:53 PM
    As of Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007, at least 3,084 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 2,480 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
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  • Ex-US official slams Iraq policy Open this result in new window
    NDTV - 1 minute ago
    Zbigniew Brzezinski, a former US national security adviser, told Congress the war in Iraq was a calamity and was likely to lead to "a head-on conflict with Iran and with much of the world of Islam at large."
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  • Byron Williams: Iraq's Brain Drain Leaves Hopeless Legacy Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Feb 01 8:50 AM
    I wish I could be as certain about my position regarding the war in Iraq as those who have been wrong for the past four years. I wish I could state unequivocally that redeploying the troops was the answer to getting us out of this mess. The only thing I am certain of is we have a moral obligation to the Iraqi people that goes far beyond any increase or decrease in the number of troops on the ...
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  • Casey's Iraq leadership is criticized at hearing Open this result in new window
    Los Angeles Times - Feb 01 9:14 AM
    The U.S. general responsible for the Army's Iraq war strategy for the past two years was berated by leading Senate critics Thursday for American military failures in Iraq and was accused of providing unduly optimistic assessments of progress as U.S. fortunes sagged.
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  • U.S. intelligence report says Iraq perilous Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - 42 minutes ago
    Source: Reuters WASHINGTON, Feb 2 (Reuters) - The situation in Iraq is perilous, with Iraqi-on-Iraqi violence surpassing al Qaeda as the most immediate threat to U.S. goals, according to a long-awaited intelligence ...
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  • Australian to remain in Iraq jail Open this result in new window
    News Interactive - 25 minutes ago
    AN Australian man held in Iraq on suspicion of being a threat to national security will remain in jail following a review of his case.
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  • Top US commander in Iraq defends record Open this result in new window
    News Interactive - 2 hours, 16 minutes ago
    BAGHDAD could be secured with fewer US troops than President George W. Bush has called for, the top US commander in Iraq testified today in Washington.
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  • US Iraq commander defends actions Open this result in new window
    News Interactive - 2 hours, 40 minutes ago
    THE top US commander in Iraq today said Baghdad could be secured with fewer US troops than called for by President George W. Bush and defended his past reluctance to ask for reinforcements even as sectarian violence spread.
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  • U.S. Soldier Among 43 Killed In Iraq Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 01 8:30 AM
    At least 43 people were reported killed across Iraq as car bombs struck mostly Shiite targets in Baghdad. The bodies of three Sunni professors and a student were found days after they were seized while leaving their campus.
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  • US Iraq commander defends actions Open this result in new window
    The Australian - 2 hours, 56 minutes ago
    General George C Casey said he recommended Baghdad should be secured with two extra US brigades, rather than the five brigades ordered to Iraq as part of Mr Bush's new Iraq strategy.
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  • General draws fire for 'failed Iraq policy' Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - Feb 01 6:35 PM
    General George Casey, the former US commander in Iraq, became the focal point of criticism of the Iraq war yesterday when he was accused in a Senate hearing of presiding over a "failed policy" and painting a "very optimistic and rosy scenario", even as he distanced himself from the administration proposal to add 21,500 more troops in Iraq.
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  • General says fewer troops needed for Iraq surge plan Open this result in new window
    Channel NewsAsia - 2 hours, 38 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON - The top US commander in Iraq on Thursday said Baghdad could be secured with fewer US troops than called for by President George W. Bush, and defended his past reluctance to ask for reinforcements even as sectarian violence spread.
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  • Democrats decry waste in Iraq reconstruction aid Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Jan 31 8:01 PM
    Congressional Democrats on Wednesday decried tens of millions dollars of waste in Iraq reconstruction aid, as a new government report underscored a need for closer scrutiny of how the costly war is being handled.
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  • Casey draws fire on 'failed Iraq policy' Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - Feb 01 6:35 PM
    General George Casey, the outgoing US commander in Iraq, took congressional flak for presiding over a "failed policy" in Iraq yesterday as lawmakers geared up for a highly contentious debate on the war.
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  • China airs rare public criticism of Bush Iraq policy Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 31 9:02 PM
    President Bush should scrap his unilateral approach and respect religious diversity in his "war on terror" to resolve troubles in Iraq, a senior Chinese official said in comments published on Thursday.
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  • Iraq Renews Historic Tensions Between President and US Congress Over Power to Wage War Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Feb 01 4:03 PM
    As the U.S. Senate prepares to debate President Bush's decision to send more troops to Iraq, it also serves as a reminder of the historical tensions that have existed between the president and Congress during times of war. VOA National correspondent Jim Malone has more from Washington.
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  • Iraq Restricts Air, Land Passages to Syria, Iran Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Jan 31 8:57 PM
    BAGHDAD, Jan. 31 -- Iraq indefinitely halted all flights to and from Syria and closed a border crossing with Iran as the government prepares for a security crackdown, a parliament member and an airport official said Wednesday, the Associated Press reported.
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  • US General says Iraq war still winnable Open this result in new window
    ABC via Yahoo!7 News - Feb 01 3:43 PM
    The US General who until recently was commanding American troops in Iraq believes the war is still winnable.
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  • General draws fire for failed Iraq policy Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - Feb 01 5:56 PM
    General George Casey, the outgoing US commander in Iraq, took congressional flak for presiding over a failed policy in Iraq on Thursday as lawmakers geared up for a highly contentious debate on the war.
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  • JFRD Medical Director Prepares For Deployment To Iraq Open this result in new window
    WJXT News4Jax.com via Yahoo! News - Jan 31 8:36 PM
    The medical director for the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department is preparing to begin a new mission -- deploying to Iraq to help on the front lines.
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  • Police hold nine suspects in connection with 'Iraq-style' plot Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 31 8:19 PM
    British police are questioning nine men of mostly Pakistani origin arrested in connection with an alleged plot to stage an "Iraq-style" kidnapping and videotaped beheading of a British Muslim soldier.
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  • Casey Favors Smaller Troop Boost in Iraq Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Feb 01 10:21 AM
    The top U.S. commander in Iraq told a Senate panel Thursday that improving security in Baghdad would take fewer than half as many extra troops as President Bush has chosen to commit. Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee on his...
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  • Emotional Goodbyes As More Troops Deploy To Iraq Open this result in new window
    WTVM 9 Columbus - 1 hour, 17 minutes ago
    Nearly two hundred Fort Benning soldiers are on their way to Iraq. The 598th Maintenance Company left Fort Benning Thursday night, but not before saying goodbye to their family and friends.
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  • Bomb Kills SA Soldier In Iraq Open this result in new window
    KSAT ClickOnSA.com via Yahoo! News - Jan 31 8:20 PM
    A soldier from San Antonio was killed in Iraq over the weekend with two other servicemen, officials said.
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  • Senate proposal on Iraq gains support Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 31 7:20 PM
    Top Senate Democrats joined with Republican Sen. John Warner on Wednesday to support a nonbinding resolution opposing President George W. Bush's Iraq strategy, increasing prospects that Bush will face an embarrassing repudiation.
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  • Super Bowl Bet In Iraq Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 01 7:00 AM
    Two U.S. Army soldiers based in Iraq are brothers on the battlefield, but this Sunday will be another story as Super Bowl XLI kicks off on the other side of the world, with breakfast privileges at stake in a bet by the two GIs.
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  • Iraq 'surge' could reach 48,000 US troops Open this result in new window
    ABS-CBNNEWS.com - Feb 01 5:26 PM
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - US President George W. Bush's plan to add 21,500 troops in Iraq could actually result in an increased US military force in Iraq of up to 48,000 troops, a congressional report concluded Thursday.
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  • Senate Foes Of Bush Iraq Plan Team Up Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 01 6:30 AM
    Two senior senators who had been leading separate efforts to put Congress on record against President Bush's troop buildup in Iraq have agreed on a nonbinding, bipartisan resolution that would criticize the plan.
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  • Casey: Iraq is not a failed policy Open this result in new window
    UPI - 2 hours, 36 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- The general in charge of the Iraq war told the U.S. Senate thw five additional brigades going to Baghdad are more than are necessary.
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  • Kissinger, Albright weigh in on Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 31 6:40 PM
    Former Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and Madeleine Albright urged President Bush on Wednesday to go beyond a planned buildup of U.S. forces in Iraq to develop a comprehensive strategy for the area.
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  • Iraq troop plan 'could swell to 48,000' Open this result in new window
    News Interactive - Feb 01 5:20 PM
    US President George W. Bush's plan to add 21,500 troops in Iraq could actually result in an increased US military force of up to 48,000, a congressional report concluded today.
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  • Neighboring Nations Invited to Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Feb 01 5:45 AM
    Iraq Invites Neighboring Countries for a Meeting on the Country's Security
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  • Iraq troop plan 'could swell to 48,000' Open this result in new window
    The Australian - Feb 01 5:18 PM
    The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said that when non-combat support troops are taken into account, the actual number of extra troops deployed in Iraq could reach between 35,000 and 48,000.
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  • Congressman McCarthy comments on Sen. Biden's remarks, Iraq, other nat'l issues Open this result in new window
    KGET 17 Bakersfield - 1 hour, 52 minutes ago
    Bakersfield Congressman Kevin McCarthy discussed Sen. Joe Biden's racial remark toward fellow presidential hopeful Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, including Obama's likelihood of winning over Hillary Clinton in the 2008 presidential nomination. McCarthy also discussed minimum wage, Iraq, and Democrats' first 100 hours in Congress. Click the video link to view the discussion.
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  • Sen. Akaka Wants Explanation About Events Before Iraq War Ve Open this result in new window
    Fox News - Feb 01 6:22 AM
    Hawaii Sen. Daniel Akaka wants the Department of Veterans Affairs to explain events before the suicide of an Iraq war veteran.
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  • Iraq Invites Syria, Iran For Talks Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 01 4:30 AM
    Iraq has invited officials from Syria and Iran, among other neighboring countries, to talks in the war-torn country on how to bring the spiraling sectarian violence under control, putting the U.S. in an increasingly difficult position.
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  • Dodd, Lieberman On Opposite Sides In Iraq Debate Open this result in new window
    Hartford Courant - Feb 01 12:31 PM
    Connecticut's U.S. senators today placed themselves squarely on opposite sides of next week's debate over the course of the Iraq war, as Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman vowed to lead the fight for a Senate statement supporting a strong push in Iraq and Sen. Christopher Dodd said he'd work to stop a troop surge.
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  • General Who Led Iraq War Faces Scrutiny Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 01 4:11 AM
    Gen. George Casey, who led the Iraq war for more than two tumultuous years, is coming under intense scrutiny for a new Pentagon job as two influential senators try to gain GOP support for a compromise resolution against President Bush's troop buildup.
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  • Resolution Protesting Bush's Iraq Plan Gets Support Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 01 3:01 PM
    Two senior members of the Senate Armed Services Committee have produced a resolution opposing President Bush's plan in Iraq, a resolution that might get enough bipartisan support to overcome a filibuster.
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  • McCain, Casey clash over Iraq strategy Open this result in new window
    The Hill - Feb 01 12:02 PM
    In a visible departure from other U.S. officials' statements, Army Gen. George Casey, the top U.S. commander in Iraq for the past two and a half years, said that the Bush administration did not pursue a failed policy in Iraq.
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  • GOP sets benchmark for Iraq progress Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 31 4:04 PM
    Several leading Senate Republicans who support President Bush's troop-boosting plan for Iraq say they will give the administration and the Iraqis about six months to show significant improvement.
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  • Senate leaders in Iraq resolution deal Open this result in new window
    The Washington Times - Feb 01 1:08 PM
    The sponsors of a non-binding U.S. Senate resolution on the Iraq war agreed Thursday to a compromise acceptable to more Republicans. The original resolution came from Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del.; and Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., apparently the only member of his party supporting it.
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  • Outgoing top U.S. commander in Iraq defends job performance Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Feb 01 5:58 PM
    The outgoing top U.S. commander in Iraq George Casey on Thursday defended his job performance, refusing to take the blame for U.S. failures and setbacks in that country.
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