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  • Anti-American cleric flees Iraq for Iran Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 5 minutes ago
    Anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr fled Iraq for Iran ahead of a security crackdown in Baghdad and the arrival of 21,500 U.S. troops sent by President Bush to quell sectarian violence, a senior U.S. official said Tuesday.
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  • House plunges into debate on Iraq war Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 1 hour, 24 minutes ago
    Democrats relentlessly assailed President Bush's policy in Iraq as a catastrophic failure Tuesday as the House plunged into momentous debate on a war that has lost public support and cost more than 3,100 U.S. troops their lives. "No more blank checks," declared Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
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  • Iraq to close borders with Iran, Syria Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 1 hour, 16 minutes ago
    The commander of the Baghdad security crackdown said Iraq will close its borders with Syria and Iran and announced other measures Thursday as word emerged that anti-U.S. cleric Muqtada al-Sadr had fled the country ahead of the pacification drive.
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  • Parties put their vets out front for Iraq debate Open this result in new window
    USA Today - 1 hour, 38 minutes ago
    Democrats offered a display of military force Tuesday as the House began three days of debate on a resolution expressing disapproval of President Bush's decision to commit 21,500 more troops to the war in Iraq.
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  • Officials: al-Sadr Fled Iraq for Iran Open this result in new window
    Time Magazine - 2 hours, 1 minute ago
    Anti-American Cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has left Iraq for Iran ahead of a security crackdown in Baghdad, a U.S. officials said Tuesday
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  • House square off over Iraq policy Open this result in new window
    USA Today - 2 hours, 16 minutes ago
    Three months after taking control of Congress, in large part due to opposition to the Iraq war, House Democrats are opening debate Tuesday on a resolution rebuking President Bush for his plan to send more troops to the 4-year-old conflict.
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  • Giuliani?s Iraq Views May Provide Cover Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 2 hours, 42 minutes ago
    In discussing the deployment of more troops to Iraq, Rudolph W. Giuliani has been alone among presidential hopefuls in saying that such a strategy may not succeed.
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  • Officials: Anti-American cleric flees Iraq for Iran Open this result in new window
    USA Today - 2 hours, 6 minutes ago
    Anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has fled Iraq for Iran ahead of a security crackdown in Baghdad and President Bush's announced influx of 21,500 U.S. troops, a senior U.S. official said Tuesday.
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  • Top general casts doubt on Tehran's link to Iraq militias Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - 2 hours, 57 minutes ago
    Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Peter Pace appeared Tuesday to question Bush administration assertions that the Iranian government is supplying weapons to Shiite militant groups in Iraq.
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  • Analysis: Dems barricade Iraq debate Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 55 minutes ago
    Rep. Joe Donnelly is one of a clutch of freshmen Democrats who snagged victories over Republican incumbents last fall amid public discontent over the war in Iraq. Now, as his party prepares to register its opposition to President Bush's plan to boost troop levels, Donnelly is on the fence.
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  • Sadr has left Iraq and now in Iran: U.S. officials Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 44 minutes ago
    The U.S. military believes radical Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, one of Iraq's most powerful figures, has left the country and is now in Iran, two senior American officials said on Tuesday.
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  • CORRECTED:Sadr has left Iraq and now in Iran - US officials Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 48 minutes ago
    Corrects name of country in second paragraph to read Iran instead of Iraq
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  • Veterans front and center during Iraq debate Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Feb 13 5:22 PM
    House Democrats put their military veterans front and center Tuesday, beginning three days of debate on a resolution against increasing U.S. forces in Iraq.
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  • Sadr has left Iraq for Iran, fearing US bomb strike: reports Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 13 5:25 PM
    Shiite leader Moqtada al-Sadr, whose militia wing the United States accuses of involvement in the sectarian violence gripping Iraq, has gone to Iran, fearing a US bomb strike, US media has said.
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  • Sadr has left Iraq for Iran: US media Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 13 4:56 PM
    Shiite leader Moqtada al-Sadr, whose militia wing the United States accuses of involvement in the sectarian violence gripping Iraq, has left Iraq and gone to Iran, US media said.
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  • Iraq debate turns personal for veterans Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 13 3:46 PM
    The House's debate over Iraq turned deeply personal Thursday as opposing groups of warriors-turned-lawmakers recounted their own riveting stories from World War II through Iraq.
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  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq at 3,126 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 13 4:44 PM
    As of Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007, at least 3,126 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 2,509 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
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  • Iraq's foreign minister urges calm Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 13 2:35 PM
    Iraq's neighbors should refrain from intervening in its affairs and should not be under the illusion that they will benefit from the difficulties facing the country, Iraq's foreign minister said Tuesday.
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  • House squares off in debate on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 13 3:01 PM
    U.S. lawmakers squared off on Tuesday over President George W. Bush's troop buildup in Iraq, with Democrats declaring Americans had lost faith in the war and Republicans warning against undermining the U.S. struggle with terrorism.
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  • British destroy own aircraft in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 13 5:01 PM
    A British Hercules airplane was damaged while landing in southeastern Iraq and later destroyed by coalition forces because of the risk of mounting a recovery operation, the Defense Ministry said Tuesday.
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  • Quotes from the House debate on Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 13 2:17 PM
    Quotes from the House debate on Iraq:
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  • US House debates bill opposing Iraq troop increase Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 13 2:39 PM
    Nearly four years after the US invaded Iraq, the House of Representatives debated a symbolic resolution opposing President George W. Bush's move to increase American forces there.
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  • Israel warns against visiting Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 13 2:36 PM
    Israel warned its citizens Tuesday against visiting Iraq, citing the danger to their lives and reminding them that travel to Iraq is a criminal offense under Israeli law.
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  • House members joust over Iraq war policy Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 13 1:58 PM
    House members debated Iraq Tuesday in an emotional and historic faceoff over a war that Speaker Nancy Pelosi condemned as a commitment with "no end in sight."
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  • White House plays down comments by general on Iran's role in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 13 2:42 PM
    The White House stood by accusations that Iran had a hand in attacks against US troops in Iraq, even after the top US general expressed his own doubts.
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  • House Debates Measure Opposing Bush's Iraq Strategy Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg via Yahoo! News - Feb 13 1:55 PM
    Feb. 13 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. House of Representatives began debating President George W. Bush's plan to send more troops to Iraq in a historic session that may last three days and end with the first congressional rebuke of Bush's handling of the war.
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  • Iraq borders with Syria, Iran to be closed for Baghdad security drive Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Feb 13 1:38 PM
    The Iraqi commander of the Baghdad security effort said Iraq will close its borders with Syria and Iran for 72 hours. Lt. Gen. Abboud Gambar, addressing the nation on behalf of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, also suggested Iraqi authorities plan to exercise wide-reaching powers to ensure the success of the plan.
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  • Iraq to temporarily close borders with Iran, Syria Open this result in new window
    Sports Illustrated - Feb 13 12:14 PM
    Iraq plans to close its borders with Iran and Syria for 72 hours in an attempt to secure the capital, the Iraqi commander in charge of Baghdad's security plan announced Tuesday.
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  • Pace questions whether Iran arming Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 13 1:13 PM
    The top U.S. military officer said Tuesday the discovery that roadside bombs in Iraq contained material made in Iran does not necessarily mean the Iranian government was involved in supplying insurgents.
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  • The Iraq Resolution: Just a First Step? Open this result in new window
    Time Magazine - Feb 13 12:59 PM
    Congress debates a nonbinding measure expressing "disapproval" of the war. But the Democrats are seeking more ways to curtail the President's latitude in Iraq
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  • In northern Iraq, another war looms Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 13 11:09 AM
    While the world focuses on Baghdad's security, a series of bombings here may be the long-feared start of a second deadly war in Iraq this one between Kurds and Arabs, both with claims on a territory atop one of the world's largest oil reserves.
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  • Iraq creates new genre of war film Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 13 9:50 AM
    As the fighting in Iraq drags on, a new genre of film is emerging and evolving into something vastly different from the classic war movie canon established by previous generations.
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  • House begins debate on Iraq war Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 13 10:20 AM
    Prodded by Democrats now in control, the House plunged into an emotional and historic debate Tuesday on a resolution disapproving President Bush's troop buildup in Iraq a war Speaker Nancy Pelosi lambasted as a commitment with "no end in sight."
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  • Iraq to shut borders with Iran, Syria Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 13 10:46 AM
    Iraq announced plans on Tuesday to close its borders with Iran and Syria and lengthen a night curfew on vehicles in new emergency measures to try to curb unrelenting violence in Baghdad.
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  • Iraq war debated in House Open this result in new window
    Chicago Tribune - 50 minutes ago
    Democrats push measure stating disapproval of troop buildup The House began a heated debate Tuesday on President Bush's plan to send 21,500 additional combat troops to Iraq as Democrats pushed a resolution that would mark the strongest and most formal rebuke of the administration's conduct of the war.
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  • Iraq to close borders with Iran and Syria Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 13 10:34 AM
    Iraq announced it will close its borders with Iran and Syria and impose draconian emergency-style security measures on Baghdad after two days of bombings left around 100 dead.
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  • Iraq: Borders with Syria, Iran to close Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 13 9:46 AM
    Iraq will close its borders with Syria and Iran for 72 hours as part of the drive to secure and pacify Baghdad, the Iraqi commander of the crackdown said Tuesday, hours after a suicide bombing in a mainly Shiite neighborhood killed at least 15 people.
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  • Australia's Labor Wants Withdrawal of Troops in Iraq (Update1) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - 1 hour, 6 minutes ago
    Feb. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Australia's opposition Labor leader Kevin Rudd, leading opinion polls ahead of an election this year, supports a staged withdrawal of Australian troops from Iraq.
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  • Calif. Senate OKs resolution against Iraq Open this result in new window
    Los Angeles Times - 30 minutes ago
    Amid accusations that it would give comfort to America's enemies, the California Senate approved a resolution Tuesday calling for a halt to boosting the number of troops in Iraq or spending any more taxpayer dollars on the war without explicit approval from Congress.
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  • Timeline: U.S. involvement in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 13 9:12 AM
    A timeline of U.S. military involvement in Iraq since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001:
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  • Democrats bar GOP Iraq alternative Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 13 9:11 AM
    House Republicans assailed Democrats Tuesday for barring them from offering their own Iraq resolution during this week's landmark war debate, accusing them of stifling votes on a vital issue.
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  • Iraq closes borders with Iran and Syria Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 13 9:07 AM
    Iraq has closed its borders with Iran and Syria and imposed Draconian emergency-style security measures on its war torn capital after two days of bloody bomb attacks left around 100 people dead.
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  • Iraq to close border with Iran and Syria Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 13 8:14 AM
    Iraq is to close its border with Iran and Syria for at least three days, the commander of Baghdad's new security plan Lieutenant General Abboud Gambar has announced on state television.
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  • Iraq says closes borders with Syria, Iran Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 13 8:51 AM
    Iraq's government said on Tuesday it would close its borders with Syria and Iran and extend the hours of a night curfew in Baghdad under a U.S.- backed security plan to rein in violence in the capital.
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  • House Dives Into Debate on Iraq War Resolution Open this result in new window
    NPR - 2 hours, 32 minutes ago
    The war in Iraq invaded Capitol Hill on Tuesday. From early in the afternoon, through the day, late into the evening and with still more to come as the week goes on, Democrats and Republicans took to the floor of the House of Representatives to debate a brief and blunt resolution.
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  • Iraq To Close Borders With Iran, Syria Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 13 6:08 PM
    The Iraqi commander of the Baghdad security crackdown announced Tuesday that Iraq will close its borders with Syria and Iran and ordered the return of unlawfully seized homes, as part of the drive to end the violence that has threatened to divide the capital along sectarian lines.
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  • Americans oppose U.S. troop increase in Iraq: polls Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 13 7:34 AM
    A majority of Americans do not approve of U.S. President George W. Bush's plan to send another 21,500 troops to Iraq, according to new polls released as the U.S. House of Representatives takes up a nonbinding resolution condemning the troop increase.
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  • No evidence Iran arming Iraq militants: US general Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 13 7:07 AM
    Top US General Peter Pace has said the discovery of Iranian-made bombs and arrest of Iranians in Iraq did not indicate Tehran had been arming insurgents fighting coalition forces, contradicting claims by the US government.
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  • U.S.: Militant Cleric Fled Iraq For Iran Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 13 5:30 PM
    Muqtada al-Sadr fled Iraq for Iran ahead of a security crackdown in Baghdad, a senior U.S. official said. Meanwhile, the top U.S. military officer backed away from the claim that the Iranian government was involved in supplying insurgents.
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  • Nearly two-thirds in US want troops back from Iraq by end-2008 Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 13 7:32 AM
    Nearly two-thirds of Americans -- 63 percent -- want US troops home from Iraq by the end of 2008, according to a new poll.
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  • Britain destroys plane damaged during landing 'incident' in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 13 7:11 AM
    British forces have destroyed a military transport plane that was heavily damaged during a landing "incident" in Iraq in which two passengers were slightly hurt, the Ministry of Defence said.
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  • House Opens Iraq Debate Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 13 4:30 PM
    The House began an emotional debate on President Bush's plan to send more U.S. troops to the war in Iraq. Democrats, with some GOP support, expect to pass a nonbinding resolution disapproving of the president's decision by week's end.
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  • Iran government link to Iraq not clear, says U.S. general Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 13 6:16 AM
    Iranian weapons found in improvised explosive devices in Iraq and the capture of some Iranians did not by themself implicate Tehran, the head of the U.S. military's joint chiefs of staff said on Tuesday.
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  • Pelosi launches debate over House Iraq resolution Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Feb 13 5:16 AM
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi led the way Tuesday as the Democratic-controlled House embarked on an extraordinary debate over the Iraq war, declaring that the public has decided that President Bush's policies "have not worked, will not work and must be changed."
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  • House Hears Members' Views on Iraq Resolution Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 13 4:58 PM
    The House of Representatives begins debate on a Democratic resolution objecting to President Bush's proposed troop buildup in Iraq. Many Republicans say they aren't being permitted to offer amendments, but a considerable number in the party still plan to vote in favor of the resolution.
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  • Pelosi to lead way in debate over Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 13 4:51 AM
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi will lead the way Tuesday as the Democratic-controlled House embarks on an extraordinary debate over the Iraq war, declaring that the public has decided that President Bush's policies "have not worked, will not work and must be changed."
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  • Melinda Henneberger: GOP PR Strategy Blames Dems For "Status Quo" On Iraq Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Feb 13 5:02 PM
    "Stay the course" has been so discredited as the way to proceed in Iraq that House Republicans tried to fob their used slogan off on the Democrats today. "This is the stay-the-course, stiffen-the-enemy, begin-our-collapse resolution," Texas Republican Louie Gohmert said of the resolution opposing President Bush's decision to send 21,500 more troops into Iraq. "The resolution the Democrats ...
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  • Iraq To Close Borders With Iran, Syria Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 13 4:08 PM
    The Iraqi commander of the Baghdad security crackdown announced Tuesday that Iraq will close its borders with Syria and Iran for 72 hours as part of the drive to end the violence that has threatened to divide the capital along sectarian lines.
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  • House debate to focus on Bush Iraq plan Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 13 3:50 AM
    More than four years after Congress gave President Bush wide latitude to wage war in Iraq, House Democrats are trying to take it back.
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  • US Congress to hold first major debate on Iraq war since 2002 Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 13 4:09 AM
    The US Congress will holds its first major debate on the Iraq war since it authorized President George W. Bush to invade the country in 2002.
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  • House Dives Into Debate on Iraq War Resolution Open this result in new window
    NPR - 2 hours, 51 minutes ago
    NPR.org , February 13, 2007 The war in Iraq invaded Capitol Hill on Tuesday.
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  • House debate challenges Iraq war policy Open this result in new window
    Los Angeles Times - Feb 13 12:44 PM
    Four and a half years after Congress authorized President Bush's invasion of Iraq, House Democrats today challenged White House war policy with a lengthy debate of a brief resolution opposing Bush's policy of sending more troops.
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  • Defence condemns Iraq death sentence Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 13 2:02 AM
    The lawyer of Iraq's former vice president Taha Yassin Ramadan has denounced the decision by an Iraqi tribunal to sentence him to death after a court had initially given him life imprisonment.
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  • Iraq to seal borders with Syria and Iran Open this result in new window
    The Washington Times - 35 minutes ago
    BAGHDAD -- The Iraqi commander of the Baghdad security crackdown announced yesterday that Iraq will close its borders with Syria and Iran for 72 hours as part of the drive to end the violence that has threatened to divide the capital along sectarian lines.
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  • House Ready to Take Up Iraq Debate Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 13 12:52 PM
    The House prepares to begin debate on a resolution opposing the Bush administration's Iraq policy. Every lawmaker gets five minutes to weigh in on the two-line proposal.
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  • House Debate Begins on Iraq Resolution Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 13 12:42 PM
    The House of Representatives begins debate Tuesday on a non-binding resolution expressing disapproval of President Bush's plan to increase U.S. combat troops in Iraq. The debate could extend through the end of the week.
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  • Iran's Shi'ites get access to Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Washington Times - 35 minutes ago
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES PAVEH, Iran If Hajj Ali, a man in his 70s, was relieved to be going home after his pilgrimage to Karbala in Iraq, southwest of Baghdad, he did not show it.
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  • Four Wars in Iraq? Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 13 12:42 PM
    Earlier this month, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the United States is actually involved in four wars in Iraq. Phil Carter, a columnist for the online magazine Slate who served in Iraq as a trainer for that nation's fledgling police force, calls the assessment "telling."
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  • Measure on Iraq stirs Council fight Open this result in new window
    Boston Herald - 31 minutes ago
    City Councilor Chuck Turner will file a resolution today to debate the war in Iraq at a City Council hearing, infuriating some colleagues who say meddling in foreign affairs does a disservice to the citizens...
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  • Barnwell confronts the Iraq war Open this result in new window
    The State - 33 minutes ago
    BARNWELL Despite differences over the Iraq war, residents here are rallying to support the family of Chief Warrant Officer Jason Garth DeFrenn.
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  • As US focuses on Iraq turmoil, will it miss the bigger picture? Open this result in new window
    The Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News - Feb 13 12:00 AM
    In a little over a year, the US mission in Iraq seems to have narrowed dramatically. Instead of the lofty goals of fostering a democracy that could serve as a regional beacon, the US now aims to curb the violence, especially in Baghdad.
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  • House Hears Speeches on Iraq Resolution Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 13 4:08 PM
    All Things Considered , February 13, 2007 The House of Representatives begins debate on a Democratic resolution objecting to President Bush's proposed troop buildup in Iraq. Many Republicans are unhappy that they aren't being permitted to offer amendments, but a considerable number in the party still plan to vote in favor of the resolution.
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  • U.S. House opens debate on U.S. troop buildup in Iraq Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Feb 13 4:46 AM
    The House opened the most extensive debate over the Iraq war in more than four years as it began considering a resolution Tuesday to reject President George W. Bush's plan to send more troops to Baghdad.
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  • U.S. House Democrats unveil measure denouncing Iraq buildup Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Feb 12 11:40 PM
    The nonbinding resolution is expected to pass with overwhelming Democratic support but also with a bloc of votes from Republicans increasingly disenchanted with the administration's Iraq policy.
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  • Iran leader softens his tone on Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 12 10:59 PM
    Iran's hard-line president, who has berated the United States and refused to compromise on his nuclear program, is now softening his tone, saying Monday he wants dialogue rather than confrontation in Iraq. Tehran also denied it gave sophisticated weapons to militants to attack U.S. forces.
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  • Vermont lawmakers call for U.S troop withdrawal in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Feb 13 2:39 PM
    Vermont lawmakers called on Congress and the president Tuesday to immediately withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq, becoming the first state legislature to do so.
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  • US House of Representatives Holds 2nd Day of Debate on President's Iraq Troop Buildup Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - 2 hours, 26 minutes ago
    A second day of debate gets underway Wednesday in the U.S. House of Representatives on President Bush's Iraq strategy. VOA's Dan Robinson reports from Capitol Hill.
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  • Iraq unveils new security plans Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Feb 13 8:06 AM
    Iraq will close its borders with Iran and Syria for up to three days as part of its new security plan for Baghdad.
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  • New al-Qaida Tape Says Bush Iraq Policy Headed for 'Abyss' Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - 2 hours, 26 minutes ago
    A new audio message purportedly from Al-Qaida's second in command, Ayman al-Zawahiri, calls for Muslim unity and says U.S. policy in Iraq is headed for failure.
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  • Pelosi: Iraq resolution is just the beginning Open this result in new window
    The Hill - Feb 13 5:46 PM
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told her colleagues and the country yesterday that the non-binding resolution disapproving of President Bushs troop surge is only the first step in congressional action on Iraq, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said he is taking steps to bring the same measure to a vote in the upper chamber.
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  • Pace Questions Whether Iran Arming Iraq Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Feb 13 2:17 PM
    The top U.S. military officer said Tuesday the discovery that roadside bombs in Iraq contained material made in Iran does not necessarily mean the Iranian government was involved in supplying insurgents. The comments by Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the...
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  • Democrats deny GOP a wedge in Iraq debate Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 12 10:22 PM
    Given a chance, many House Democrats might support a resolution committing Congress to fund U.S. troops in Iraq. But fearing that might muddle their message opposing President Bush's Iraq policy, party leaders are not giving them the opportunity.
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  • Anti-US Cleric Flees Iraq For Iran Open this result in new window
    Sky News via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News - 2 hours, 49 minutes ago
    A radical anti-American cleric has fled Iraq for Iran ahead of a security crackdown in Baghdad.
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  • House Democrats unveil Iraq resolution that would rebuke Bush's strategy Open this result in new window
    The Southern Illinoisan - 13 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON - House Democrats rolled out their resolution opposing President Bush's troop increase in Iraq on Monday, setting up a likely rebuke in a political landscape turned upside-down since Congress' overwhelming 2002 endorsement of force against Saddam Hussein.
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  • Quotes from Vermont Legislature's debate on Iraq resolution Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Feb 13 2:39 PM
    Quotes from the Vermont Legislature's debate Tuesday on resolutions calling for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq:
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  • McCaskill delays Iraq trip to speak at Woods service Open this result in new window
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Feb 13 2:20 PM
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Claire McCaskill is postponing her trip to Iraq this week so she can attend a memorial service for former pioneering Missouri Democrat Hariett Woods.
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  • US Officials: Moqtada al-Sadr Left Iraq for Iran Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Feb 13 6:18 PM
    U.S. officials say radical Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr left Iraq for Iran two to three weeks ago. Senior Bush administration officials tell reporters that Sadr left by car for Tehran, as thousands of U.S. and Iraqi troops began moving into Baghdad to crack down on militias and insurgents.
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  • House Plunges Into Debate on Iraq War Open this result in new window
    RedNova - 27 minutes ago
    By DAVID ESPO WASHINGTON - Democrats relentlessly assailed President Bush's policy in Iraq as a catastrophic failure Tuesday as the House plunged into momentous debate on a war that has lost public support and cost more than 3,100 U.S. troops their lives.
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  • Anti-American cleric al-Sadr flees Iraq for Iran Open this result in new window
    Baltimore Sun - Feb 13 5:37 PM
    Top U.S. official says he left ahead of Baghdad security crackdown Anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr fled Iraq for Iran ahead of a security crackdown in Baghdad and the arrival of 21,500 U.S. troops sent by President Bush to quell sectarian violence, a senior U.S. official said today.
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  • Cleric Sadr 'in Iran' ahead of Iraq crackdown Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - Feb 13 5:14 PM
    The radical Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr is said to have fled Iraq and sought shelter in Iran ahead of a US crackdown.
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  • A SPLIT:Jones differs with Bush on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Winston-Salem Journal - 3 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON A Republican congressman from North Carolina has split with many in his party, going so far as to co-sponsor a resolution opposing President Bush's plan for additional troops for Iraq. Rep. Walter Jones, R-3rd, is a member of the House Arme
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  • Mark Weisbrot and Robert Naiman: Who Will Stop an Attack on Iran, If Not the "Out of Iraq" Caucus in the House? Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Feb 13 9:03 AM
    The intelligence-cookers are at it again, trying to link the government of Iran to attacks on U.S. soldiers in Iraq. Many reporters are deeply skeptical, like Helene Cooper and Mark Mazzetti at the New York Times and Dafna Linzer at the Washington Post . (Michael Gordon, the go-to guy at the New York Times for the war faction in the Administration, hasn't had a byline since he took ...
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  • Sergeant Chose Second Iraq Tour to Be With Friends Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Feb 12 9:17 PM
    Army Sgt. Mickel Garrigus was not ordered back to Iraq for a second tour of duty. The 24-year-old military police officer returned voluntarily in November because of his unrelenting passion for his country and the friendships he had forged with so many other soldiers, family said.
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  • Texans in House follow party line on Iraq debate Open this result in new window
    San Antonio Express-News - Feb 13 4:45 PM
    Texas lawmakers split along party lines Tuesday as the House debated a non-binding resolution resolution opposing President Bush's plan to increase the number of U.S. troops in Iraq.
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  • US House clashes on Iraq policy Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Feb 13 5:36 AM
    There are sharp exchanges in the US House of Representatives at the start of a marathon debate on Iraq.
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  • Bush Aims to Isolate Iran With Charges on Iraq Arms Shipments Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg via Yahoo! News - Feb 12 9:13 PM
    Feb. 13 (Bloomberg) -- President George W. Bush and his aides said the weapon of choice against Iranian interference in Iraq is political pressure, seeking to allay concerns that the U.S. is preparing the way for a military confrontation.
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  • Four Wars in Iraq? Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 13 12:53 PM
    Day to Day , February 13, 2007 Phil Carter, a columnist for the online magazine Slate , served in Iraq as a trainer for that nation's fledgling police force.
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  • Walz' speeches on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune - Feb 13 4:15 PM
    Rep. Tim Walz was expected to address the House three times Tuesday on the war in Iraq, favoring the resolution expressing support for U. S. troops and urging President Bush not to increase troops in Iraq. This is the full text of his first two speeches. Statement #1 "Madame Speaker, this week the House will have an opportunity to truly support our troops by having a substantial debate here in ...
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  • Legislative letter expressing concerns over Iraq readied Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Feb 13 12:35 PM
    Democratic state lawmakers, apparently dropping plans for a legislative vote, circulated a letter for signing to Maine's congressional delegation Tuesday expressing opposition to the addition of more U.S. troops in Iraq.
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  • House square off over Iraq policy Open this result in new window
    WZZM 13 Grand Rapids - 1 hour, 7 minutes ago
    A sharply divided House of Representatives squared off today over a resolution opposing President Bush's troop escalation in Iraq, with Democrats calling the debate long overdue and Republicans condemning it as a "political charade" that will embolden America's enemies.
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