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  • Bush defends policies on Iraq, Iran, North Korea Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - 36 minutes ago
    US President George W. Bush has defended his much-criticized policies toward Iraq, Iran and North Korea, even as Congress moved toward a vote assailing his Iraq troop increase.
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  • Senate Democrats follow House lead on Iraq resolution Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - 32 minutes ago
    Senate Democrats have decided to push aside a stalled bipartisan resolution opposing President Bush's troop boost in Iraq in favor of a more simplified measure now being debated in the House.
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  • Bush insists that Iran provides weapons for Iraq Open this result in new window
    USA Today - 1 hour, 11 minutes ago
    President Bush on Wednesday stood by his charge that Iran is providing weapons used against U.S. troops in Iraq but denied that his aggressive stance toward Tehran is a "pretext for war."
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  • GOP vs. GOP in House Iraq debate Open this result in new window
    USA Today - 1 hour, 5 minutes ago
    The Democrats now control the House, but for two hours Wednesday, they took a back seat as Republicans argued amongst themselves over President Bush's Iraq policy.
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  • 12 Republicans Break Ranks on Iraq Resolution Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Feb 14 6:36 PM
    A dozen House Republicans lent their names to a resolution intended to rebuke President Bush for his Iraq policy.
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  • A Prewar Slide Show Cast Iraq in Rosy Hues Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 2 hours, 55 minutes ago
    In 2002, the U.S. military predicted that by now a broadly representative government would be in place and as few as 5,000 U.S. troops would be in Iraq.
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  • Giuliani, Saying He Is Running for President, Offers His Views on the War in Iraq Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 2 hours, 52 minutes ago
    Without mentioning President Bush by name, Rudolph W. Giuliani offered pointed criticism on how the Iraq war has been handled.
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  • White House opens doors to Iraq refugees Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 14 6:24 PM
    The Bush administration agreed Wednesday to greatly expand the number of Iraqi refugees allowed into the country and to pay more to help Iraq's Arab neighbors cope with the human tide fleeing increasing violence and economic hardship in their country.
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  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq at 3,132 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 14 6:07 PM
    As of Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007, at least 3,132 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 2,512 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
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  • Parties put their vets out front for Iraq debate Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Feb 14 4:31 PM
    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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  • U.S. military documents had upbeat view of Iraq by 2007 Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - 1 hour, 6 minutes ago
    In 2002, officials thought that as few as 5,000 U.S. troops would be in Iraq four years after Saddam Hussein was ousted.
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  • Quotes from the House Iraq debate Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 14 2:32 PM
    Quotes from Wednesday's House debate on Iraq:
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  • Video Released Of Local Soldier Kidnapped In Iraq Open this result in new window
    WDIV ClickOnDetroit.com via Yahoo! News - Feb 14 4:12 PM
    The local family of an Iraq-American U.S. soldier kidnapped in Baghdad four months ago has new proof he is alive.
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  • Bush: Iran supplying weapons in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 14 2:27 PM
    Challenged on the accuracy of U.S. intelligence, President Bush said Wednesday there is no doubt the Iranian government is providing armor-piercing weapons to kill American soldiers in Iraq. But he backed away from claims the top echelon of Iran's government was responsible.
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  • Ads featuring wounded mark Iraq debate Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 14 2:24 PM
    Army Spc. Tomas Young, shot and partially paralyzed on his fifth day in Iraq, is in the vanguard of a new deployment.
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  • Military: Six U.S. soldiers die in Iraq Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Feb 14 2:20 PM
    The U.S. military said Wednesday that six more American soldiers had died in Iraq. The deaths raise to at least 3,132 members of the U.S. military who have died since the Iraq war started in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. Names were not released pending notification of families.
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  • Democrats, Republicans clash over Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 14 12:00 PM
    House lawmakers on Wednesday argued passionately about the wisdom of sending more troops to Iraq, stressing that the world was watching. President Bush agreed that the Washington debate is being followed closely, saying "people are wondering about our commitment to this cause."
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  • UN to hold Iraq refugee donor conference in April Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 14 12:40 PM
    The United Nations will hold a donors conference in April to raise funds to help hundreds of thousands of Iraqi refugees inside Iraq and in neighboring countries, a senior UN official announced.
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  • Don't seek revenge, Iran cleric tells Iraq Shi'ites Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 14 12:14 PM
    Influential Iranian cleric Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani called on fellow Shi'ite Muslims in Iraq on Wednesday not to pursue revenge against Sunnis in the Arab state which is on the verge of a sectarian war.
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  • Some Republicans cross party lines in House debate on Iraq Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Feb 14 3:50 PM
    Their testimony suggested that the debate over how to proceed in Iraq was no longer unfolding simply along partisan lines.
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  • Iraq launches Baghdad security crackdown Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 14 10:30 AM
    Iraq imposed draconian new security rules on its war-torn capital as US President George W. Bush accused Iranian agents of supplying weapons that have killed scores of American troops.
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  • Bush blames Iraq weapons on 'part of' Iranian government Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Feb 14 10:31 AM
    President Bush said Wednesday that "a part of the Iranian government" is involved in sending deadly explosives into Iraq but acknowledged he didn't know whether top Iranian leaders were responsible.
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  • U.S. brigade ordered to Afghanistan instead of Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 14 9:56 AM
    A U.S. Army brigade scheduled to deploy to Iraq will now go to Afghanistan to maintain higher troop levels intended to boost operations against the Taliban, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.
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  • Bush: Iraq plan on course Open this result in new window
    Sports Illustrated - Feb 14 8:28 AM
    Iraq is fulfilling its commitment to increase troops and security in Baghdad, President Bush said Wednesday.
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  • U.S. backs away from linking Iran govt to Iraq chaos Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 14 8:44 AM
    The United States backed away on Wednesday from a U.S. official's comments implicating Iran's government in arming Iraqi militants and said it was not trying to "hype" evidence of Iranian weapons being used in Iraq.
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  • U.S. says "sophisticated weaponry" hit chopper in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 14 9:13 AM
    A transport helicopter that crashed in Iraq last week, killing all seven on board, was brought down by a "sophisticated piece of weaponry," the U.S. military said on Wednesday.
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  • Bush insists Iran is providing weapons for Iraq Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Feb 14 9:39 AM
    The U.S. president said he was convinced that the Iranian government is supplying deadly weapons to fighters in Iraq.
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  • Bush calls on Congress to fund U.S. troops to Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 14 9:36 AM
    President George W. Bush said on Wednesday that the U.S. Congress must fund the additional troops he is sending to Iraq as part of a strategy that Democrats, who are in the majority, and some Republicans have opposed.
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  • Unclear if Iran leaders ordered weapons to Iraq: Bush Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 14 8:40 AM
    President George W. Bush said on Wednesday he did not know if the leaders of Iran ordered members of the Quds Force of Iran's Revolutionary Guards to provide improvised explosive devices to militias in Iraq.
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  • Bush Insists Iran Sending Arms To Iraq Open this result in new window
    CBS News - 2 hours, 34 minutes ago
    President Bush said he's certain the Iranian government is supplying deadly weapons used by fighters in Iraq against U.S. troops. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton warned Bush not to take any military action against Iran without congressional approval.
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  • Bush says military morale is not deflated over Iraq Open this result in new window
    Los Angeles Times - 2 hours, 23 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON -- President Bush said Wednesday that he does not believe the morale of troops in Iraq has declined because of repeated deployments to the war zone, saying his commanders would have informed him if any problems existed.
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  • Top general casts doubt on Tehran's link to Iraq militias Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Feb 14 5:59 AM
    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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  • Officials: Anti-American cleric flees Iraq for Iran Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Feb 14 6:20 AM
    The chief U.S. military spokesman in Iraq said Wednesday that Muqtada al-Sadr has left the country and is believed to be in Iran, despite denials from the radical Shiite cleric's supporters.
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  • House Iraq Resolution Gains Republican Backers Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 14 4:45 PM
    For the second day, the House debated a Democratic-sponsored resolution disapproving of President Bush's plan to send additional soldiers to Iraq. Eleven Republicans gave speeches opposing the troop increase -- joining Democrats who are near unanimous in their opposition.
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  • Sadr leaves Iraq for Iran, U.S. says Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Feb 14 9:45 AM
    The powerful Shiite cleric Moktada al-Sadr has left Iraq and has been living in Iran for the last several weeks, senior Bush administration officials say.
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  • Iraq refugee resettlement planned Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Feb 14 9:44 AM
    Moving to address the flood of refugees fleeing Iraq, the Bush administration and the United Nations have developed a plan that would send several thousand of them to the United States over the next 10 months, according to officials familiar with discussions of the plan.
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  • Moderate House Republicans Back Iraq Resolution Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 14 4:55 PM
    On the second day of the House of Representatives' debate of a resolution protesting President Bush's plan to boost U.S. troop levels in Iraq, the president sidestepped the substance of the resolution itself in a morning press conference.
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  • U.S. military insists cleric left Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 14 5:24 AM
    The chief U.S. military spokesman in Iraq said Wednesday that Muqtada al-Sadr has left the country and is believed to be in Iran, despite denials from the radical Shiite cleric's supporters. Maj. Gen. William Caldwell declined to comment on the reasons al-Sadr had left the country or give more details.
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  • GOP Activists Lament That Bush Won't Listen On Iraq Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 14 4:58 PM
    Here's another measure of how much trouble President Bush is in politically: Even once-loyal Republican activists are complaining that Bush's senior advisers, including political architect Karl Rove, don't want to listen to their ideas about changing policy in Iraq.
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  • Making the Case for Iran's Involvement in Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 14 4:56 PM
    All Things Considered , February 14, 2007 President Bush said today that regardless of where their orders come from, he is certain that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard or Quds Force is supplying deadly weapons to militias in Iraq. Michele Norris talks with Karim Sadjadpour, who recently authored a report on the influence of Iran in Iraq. Sadjadpour is an Iran analyst for the International ...
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  • Bush Warns Congress Not to Interfere on Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 14 3:30 PM
    President Bush warns Congress not to contest his authority to prosecute the war in Iraq as he sees fit. Speaking at an hourlong news conference at the White House, the president also touted the latest agreement with North Korea, meant to limit its nuclear weapons program.
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  • Helicopter in Iraq hit by sophisticated weapon: U.S. Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 14 5:32 AM
    A Marine Ch-46 Sea Knight transport helicopter that crashed in Iraq last week was brought down by a "sophisticated piece of weaponry," the U.S. military said on Wednesday.
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  • U.S. Army Translator Pleads Guilty to Possessing Iraq Documents Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Feb 14 4:27 PM
    Feb. 14 (Bloomberg) -- An Arabic translator for the U.S. Army who had a top-secret security clearance pleaded guilty to unauthorized possession of documents concerning plans to combat insurgents in Iraq.
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  • Anti-American cleric Sadr reported seen in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Los Angeles Times - Feb 14 3:42 PM
    An Iraqi lawmaker with close ties to radical cleric Muqtada Sadr said today that he saw the Shiite Muslim leader four days ago in Iraq, continuing a war of words with U.S. officials about Sadr's whereabouts.
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  • Bush Says Iranian Forces Supplying Iraq Militias (Update3) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Feb 14 2:58 PM
    Feb. 14 (Bloomberg) -- President George W. Bush said he's convinced that Iranian forces are supplying deadly explosives to militias in Iraq even as he acknowledged the U.S. doesn't have proof that top Iranian leaders sanctioned the action.
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  • US House of Representatives debates Iraq war policy Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 14 4:04 AM
    The US House of Representative was entering a second day of debate over President George W. Bush's war policy in Iraq, with opponents deriding the measure being discussed as a "charade" that comforts terrorists and US enemies.
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  • House plunges into debate on Iraq war Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 14 4:00 AM
    House Republicans are pulling out all the stops to win over GOP colleagues who may be wavering on whether to publicly rebuke President Bush's decision to send more troops into Iraq.
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  • Sadr aides say cleric in Iraq, laying low Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 14 2:42 AM
    Radical Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr is in Iraq and has not left for Iran, his aides said on Wednesday, after American officials suggested he may have departed to avoid an offensive against militants.
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  • US House of Representatives debates the Iraq war Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 14 2:45 AM
    The US House of Representatives has entered a second day of debate over President George W. Bush's war policy in Iraq, with opponents calling a symbolic measure being discussed a "charade" that comforts terrorists and US enemies.
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  • Bush Defends Iraq Plan in News Conference Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 14 12:45 PM
    President Bush held a news conference this morning, defending his plans for Iraq. Bush acknowledged that reports of violence in Iraq are disturbing to hear, but that such violence would worsen if U.S. forces left the country. Bush also addressed reports that Iran is supporting Iraqi insurgents.
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  • Iraq Debate Mostly Follows Party Lines Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 14 10:59 AM
    The House continues its marathon 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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  • Rev: What about war in Hub? Council ripped for debating Iraq resolution Open this result in new window
    Boston Herald - 31 minutes ago
    City councilors led by Chuck Turner spent 48 minutes yesterday debating a symbolic measure calling for the withdrawal of troops from Iraq as Boston neighborhoods face deadly violence exploding outside...
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  • House split on plan for troop surge in Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Virginian-Pilot - 30 minutes ago
    The debate over the plan to add 21,500 troops to the U.S. force in Iraq settled Wednesday into a mostly respectful disagreement. Rep. Randy Forbes got his five minutes worth.
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  • Bush: Iran Involved in Sending Weapons to Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Feb 14 12:11 PM
    Bush Addresses Iraq, Iran and Congressional Debate in First Press Conference of the Year
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  • Kerry legislation would punish profiteers in Iraq rebuilding Open this result in new window
    Boston Herald - 44 minutes ago
    With millions already wasted in the Iraq reconstruction effort, Sen. John F. Kerry will push today for federal legislation to punish war profiteers, root out cronyism in post-war contract awards and give...
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  • Anti-American cleric flees Iraq for Iran Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 14 12:20 AM
    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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  • Democrats, Republicans Clash Over Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Feb 14 11:11 AM
    House Divides Over Military Buildup in Iraq; Bush Urges Congress to Back U.S. Troops
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  • Democrats, Republicans Clash Over Iraq Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 14 10:09 AM
    House lawmakers on Wednesday passionately debated the wisdom of sending more troops to Iraq, stressing that the world was watching. President Bush looked beyond it to a looming showdown over funding for the war effort.
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  • Bush to Congress: Give new Iraq strategy a chance to work Open this result in new window
    Chicago Tribune - Feb 14 10:34 AM
    President Bush, facing a congressional vote of protest over his escalation of military force in Iraq, confronted a growing challenge to his presidency with complaints Wednesday that members of Congress are pressing for a symbolic vote without allowing his new strategy a chance to restore security inside Iraq.
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  • Wisdom of the ages invoked in Iraq debate Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 14 12:05 AM
    House debate over the Iraq war did more than pit Democrat against Republican. It pitted ghosts of the past against each other.
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  • UN welcomes US Iraq refugee plan Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Feb 14 9:29 AM
    The UN refugee chief says US willingness to take up to 7,000 Iraq refugees is "a very good step".
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  • Al-Qaeda's Deputy Says Bush Bet on Iraq and Lost Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Feb 14 12:25 AM
    CAIRO, Feb. 13 -- Al-Qaeda's deputy leader said President Bush was an alcoholic and a lying gambler who wagered on Iraq and lost, according to a new audiotape released Tuesday by a U.S. group that tracks extremist messages.
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  • French police round up 9 in al-Qaeda-linked recruiting network for Iraq fighters Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Feb 14 12:59 AM
    French counterterrorism police arrested nine suspects in a pre-dawn sweep on Wednesday aimed at breaking up an alleged al-Qaeda-linked recruiting network to send radical Islamic fighters to Iraq, the Interior Ministry said.
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  • Sadr has left Iraq for Iran: U.S. officials Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 13 10:27 PM
    The U.S. military believes anti-American Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has left Iraq and is now in Iran, two senior U.S. officials said, amid an accelerating offensive against militants in Baghdad.
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  • Bush: Iran Supplying Weapons In Iraq Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 14 10:09 AM
    President Bush said Wednesday he's certain the Iranian government is supplying deadly weapons used by fighters in Iraq against U.S. troops, even if he can't prove that the orders came from top Iranian leaders.
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  • Schneider: The public wants action on Iraq -- now Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Feb 13 10:48 PM
    Americans are getting frustrated over the Iraq war -- and not just with the Bush administration.
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  • Rep. Mark Udall's remarks on the Iraq resolution Open this result in new window
    Rocky Mountain News - Feb 14 1:05 PM
    Rep. Mark Udall, D-Eldorado Springs, made a speech in the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday to oppose President Bush's planned increase of troops in Iraq.
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  • Group of House Republicans Back Iraq Resolution Open this result in new window
    Fox News - Feb 14 8:29 AM
    Lawmakers enter second day of a four-day marathon debate over a nonbinding resolution that opposes President Bush's plan to send more U.S. troops to Iraq.
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  • Edwards stakes out his turf on Iraq policy Open this result in new window
    The Hill - Feb 14 5:04 PM
    Former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) yesterday jumped back into the Iraq debate with more specifics on how the U.S. should extricate itself from the region, casting himself as the 2008 presidential contender most opposed to the war.
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  • Four U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News - 2 hours, 46 minutes ago
    Four U.S. soldiers were killed by roadside explosions during combat operations in Iraq's Diyala province on Wednesday, the U.S. military said.
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  • Oberstar's speech on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune - Feb 14 4:44 PM
    Speech by Rep. Jim Oberstar support the House resolution against President Bush's troop increase in Iraq. Delivered Feb. 14 This is the moment that a majority of Americans who voted late November have waited for; a time when Congress does something about Iraq. And that something the people asked of us is to get us out of Iraq. The resolution before us will not, of itself, get U.S. forces out of ...
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  • US says Shia cleric has left Iraq Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Feb 14 6:49 AM
    The US says radical Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr has left Iraq for Iran but his aides deny the claim.
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  • Democrats, Republicans Clash Over Iraq Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 14 8:09 AM
    Democrats argued that President Bush must be stopped from compounding the tragedies of Iraq while Republicans warned that this would signal retreat as the House wrangled anew Wednesday over sending more U.S. troops into battle.
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  • U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq at 3,132 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! Asia News - Feb 14 6:07 PM
    As of Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007, at least 3,132 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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  • Iraq May Adopt M'sia's Constitution, Says Hammoudi Open this result in new window
    Bernama - 2 hours, 27 minutes ago
    PENANG, Feb 15 (Bernama) -- Iraq, scouting for a new constitution model to rebuild the war-torn nation, may adopt Malaysia's constitution, Iraq's Constitution Review Committee chairman Sheikh Humam Hammoudi said last night.
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  • Bush: Iran Supplying Weapons In Iraq Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 14 8:09 AM
    President Bush said Wednesday he's convinced that the Iranian government is supplying deadly weapons to fighters in Iraq, even if he can't prove the orders came from the highest levels in Tehran.
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  • Mich. lawmakers take a stand on Iraq; Upton breaks with GOP Open this result in new window
    Detroit News - Feb 14 12:21 PM
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, said today that he will vote for a resolution opposing President Bush's plan to send more than 20,000 additional U.S. troops to Iraq, becoming the first Michigan Republican to break with the White House.
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  • Bush Defends Iraq Plan in News Conference Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 14 1:05 PM
    Day to Day , February 14, 2007 President Bush held a news conference this morning, defending his plans for Iraq. Bush acknowledged that reports of violence in Iraq are disturbing to hear, but that such violence would worsen if U.S. forces left the country.
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  • PM 'to have troops in Iraq for decades' Open this result in new window
    News Interactive - 1 hour, 44 minutes ago
    FEDERAL Opposition Leader Kevin Rudd has accused Prime Minister John Howard of being willing to leave Australian troops in Iraq for decades.
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  • Bush defends policies on Iraq, Iran, N. Korea Open this result in new window
    ABS-CBNNEWS.com - 2 hours, 18 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - US President George W. Bush defended Wednesday his much-criticized policies toward Iraq, Iran and North Korea, even as Congress moved toward a vote assailing his Iraq troop increase.
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  • Shays says he'll opppose House resolution on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Feb 14 12:23 PM
    Rep. Christopher Shays' Iraq war support nearly cost him his seat last fall, but Connecticut's lone GOP congressman said Wednesday he's standing firm against a House resolution publicly rebuking President Bush's plan to send more troops to Iraq.
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  • Iraq to close borders with Iran, Syria Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 13 8:28 PM
    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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  • PM won't set Iraq pull-out date Open this result in new window
    ABC via Yahoo!7 News - Feb 14 5:01 PM
    Prime Minister John Howard says establishing a date for withdrawing troops from Iraq would be dangerous.
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  • UPDATE:Some House GOP Break Ranks To Oppose Iraq Troop Surge Open this result in new window
    Nasdaq - Feb 14 4:06 PM
    WASHINGTON (AP)--Breaking ranks, a small band of House Republicans declared their opposition to a troop buildup in Iraq Wednesday, and U.S. President George W. Bush appeared resigned to passage of a nonbinding measure disapproving of his decision.
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  • Text of Rep. Jim Matheson's speech opposing the troop surge in Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Salt Lake Tribune - Feb 14 3:40 PM
    The text of Rep. Jim Matheson's speech delivered Tuesday night on the House resolution opposing the troop surge in Iraq, from the Congressional Record. Utah's Republican members will speak on the measure this week. Mr. MATHESON. Madam Speaker, I rise in support of this resolution. This afternoon I went to Walter Reed and I visited some injured soldiers.
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  • Our View Congress should debate Iraq Open this result in new window
    Mankato Free Press - 54 minutes ago
    On the debate about the Iraq war resolution debate, the first question that needs to be put to rest is this: Is it reasonable and helpful that Congress should make a statement on President Bushs troop buildup at this time?
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  • U.S. spokesman says al-Sadr has left Iraq, despite denials Open this result in new window
    Seattle Times - Feb 14 12:09 PM
    he chief U.S. military spokesman in Iraq said today that Muqtada al-Sadr has left the country and is believed to be in Iran, despite denials from the radical Shiite cleric's supporters.
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  • House square off over Iraq policy Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Feb 13 7:28 PM
    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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  • Iraq debate defined along partisan lines Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Feb 14 5:54 AM
    House lawmakers, stressing that the world was watching, spoke passionately Wednesday on the wisdom of sending more troops to the troubled conflict in Iraq, but President Bush was already looking beyond the debate to a coming battle over troop funding.
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  • Officials: al-Sadr Fled Iraq for Iran Open this result in new window
    Time Magazine - Feb 13 7:48 PM
    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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  • Russell Shaw: Happy Valentine's Day, Iraq War Widows Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Feb 14 7:26 AM
    While I am opposed to our actions in Iraq, I propose that we furlough our outrage for today. I, for one, would like to write a post of caring to our thousands of Iraq war widows. I can picture the look of love and pride you gave your beloved the last time you glimpsed into their eyes- at the airbase, at the airport gate, at portside, over an Internet video connection. You told him that you ...
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  • Giuliani?s Iraq Views May Provide Cover Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Feb 13 7:07 PM
    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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  • Ramstad's speech on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune - Feb 14 3:14 PM
    Rep. Jim Ramstad's speech on the House floor, favoring the resolution against President Bush's troop increase in Iraq. Delivered Feb. 14 Mr. Speaker, the President has said for more than four years that he would follow the advice of his commanders on the ground with respect to troop levels in Iraq. That's why I am surprised and disappointed the President did not follow the advice given as ...
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  • Thornberry Opposes Iraq Resolution Open this result in new window
    NewsChannel 10 Amarillo - 43 minutes ago
    A resolution against the President's plan to send more troops to Iraq is opposed by local representative Mac Thornberry.
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  • More House debate on Iraq resolution Open this result in new window
    KTRE-TV East Texas - 39 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON The House today enters a second day of debate on President Bush's plan to put more troops in Iraq. Friday, just about every Democrat is expected to vote for the non-binding resolution opposing the troop buildup.
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  • Bush Insists Iran Is Providing Weapons To Iraq Open this result in new window
    CBS 2 Los Angeles - 2 hours, 6 minutes ago
    President Bush said Wednesday he's certain the Iranian government is supplying deadly weapons used by fighters in Iraq against U.S. troops, even if he can't prove that the orders came from top Iranian leaders. CBS News Interactive: Bush's Plan For Iraq
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  • Bush to Hold 11 a.m. News Conference Amid Iraq Debate (Update2) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Feb 14 7:04 AM
    Feb. 14 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. President George W. Bush will hold his first press conference of the year at 11 a.m. today amid a roiling debate in Congress about his strategy in Iraq and a just-announced agreement on North Korea's nuclear program.
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  • Four U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - 2 hours, 43 minutes ago
    Source: Reuters BAGHDAD, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Four U.S. soldiers were killed by roadside explosions during combat operations in Iraq's Diyala province on Wednesday, the U.S. military said. Three soldiers died when ...
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  • Rhetoric Flies as House Tackles Iraq Debate Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 14 6:00 AM
    The House debates a Democratic-led resolution opposing President Bush's plan to send 20,000 more troops to Iraq. Approval of the resolution is expected Friday. Meanwhile, every member of the House gets a say.
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  • Analysis: Dems barricade Iraq debate Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 13 6:49 PM
    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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