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  • Iraq Troop Boost Erodes Readiness, General Says Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - 1 hour, 33 minutes ago
    Outgoing Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker said yesterday that the increase of 17,500 Army combat troops in Iraq represents only the "tip of the iceberg" and will potentially require thousands of additional support troops and trainers, as well as equipment -- further eroding the Army's readiness to respond to other world contingencies....
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  • Iraq debate shows separate problems for GOP, Democrats Open this result in new window
    USA Today - 1 hour, 45 minutes ago
    This week's showdown votes in Congress over Iraq may dramatize the breadth of discontent with the White House war strategy, but they also demonstrate the limits of how far Democrats are willing to go to change it.
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  • Broad Swath of GOP Defecting on Iraq Vote Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - 25 minutes ago
    From the moderate suburbs of Delaware to the rural, conservative valleys of eastern Tennessee, House Republican opponents of President Bush's latest Iraq war plan cut across the GOP's ideological and regional spectrum.
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  • Biden Favors Revised Iraq War Resolution, Promotes Partition Plan Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 1 hour, 21 minutes ago
    All of the other candidates in the crowded field for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination share Delaware Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr.s strong opposition to President Bushs effort to increase American troop strength in Iraq even though Biden has been able to play a particularly visible and vocal role on the war as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
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  • Auditors: Billions squandered in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 2 minutes ago
    About $10 billion has been squandered by the U.S. government on Iraq reconstruction aid because of contractor overcharges and unsupported expenses, and federal investigators warned Thursday that significantly more taxpayer money is at risk.
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  • Al-Qaeda in Iraq Leader Injured Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - 2 hours, 11 minutes ago
    BAGHDAD, Feb. 15 -- The leader of the Sunni insurgent group Al-Qaeda in Iraq, known by the alias Abu Ayyub al-Masri, was injured in a clash with Iraqi police near Samarra Thursday night, a spokesman for the Iraqi Interior Ministry said.
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  • Extent of Iraq-Iran link 'unknown' Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - 2 hours, 41 minutes ago
    It is not known whether senior Iranian political leaders are aware of the military Quds force's involvement in providing armor-piercing explosives to militants in Iraq, two top U.S. defense officials have said.
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  • US lawmakers set for historic vote against Bush's Iraq plan Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 22 minutes ago
    Democratic lawmakers will call a pivotal vote on a resolution repudiating President George W. Bush's decision to deploy more troops to Iraq, setting up a major showdown over US war policy.
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  • Murtha moves to forefront of Iraq debate Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 15 6:22 PM
    Rep. John Murtha is quickly emerging as one of President Bush's most formidable foes in the Iraq war debate.
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  • Follow the Iraq resolutions with benchmarks for Bush Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Feb 15 6:30 PM
    Follow the Iraq resolutions with benchmarks for Bush
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  • 'Delusional' Iraq plans envisaged only 5,000 troops by now, group says Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Feb 15 5:13 PM
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some of the planning by Gen. Tommy Franks and other top military officials before the 2003 invasion of Iraq envisioned that as few as 5,000 U.S. troops would remain in Iraq by December 2006, according to documents obtained by a private research organization.
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  • Sadr orders militia heads out of Iraq: president Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 15 4:18 PM
    Radical Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has ordered heads of his Mehdi Army militia to leave Iraq and asked the government to arrest "outlaws" under a U.S.- backed crackdown, Iraq's president said on Thursday.
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  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq at 3,133 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 15 5:05 PM
    As of Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007, at least 3,133 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 2,513 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
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  • Pentagon Blames Iran for Bombs Used in Iraq Against U.S. Troops Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Feb 15 3:21 PM
    Pentagon leaders blamed the Iranian government again today for deadly explosive devices being used against American soldiers in Iraq and tried to tamp down suggestions of a dispute on the subject.
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  • Al-Qaida in Iraq leader wounded Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 15 3:00 PM
    The leader of al-Qaida in Iraq was wounded and an aide was killed in a clash Thursday with Iraqi forces north of Baghdad, the Interior Ministry spokesman said.
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  • Senate leaders schedule weekend showdown on Iraq Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Feb 15 2:39 PM
    Setting up a new showdown over Iraq, Senate Democratic leaders announced Thursday they will hold a key test vote Saturday on a resolution opposing President Bush's plan to send additional troops into combat.
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  • Reid Schedules Saturday Vote on House's Iraq Resolution Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Feb 15 3:09 PM
    Senate Democratic leaders abruptly switched course in the Iraq war debate today, shelving a complicated non-binding resolution that has run into procedural hurdles, in favor of a House version that simply states Congress's objections to President Bush's troop escalation plan.
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  • Auditors: Billions wasted in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 15 1:39 PM
    The U.S. government is at risk of squandering significantly more money in an Iraq war and reconstruction effort that has already wasted, overcharged or poorly tracked $10 billion in taxpayer money, federal investigators said Thursday.
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  • Biden vows to narrow Bush's Iraq mandate Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 15 1:30 PM
    Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Thursday he would move to repeal the authority Congress gave President Bush in 2002 to send U.S. troops into Iraq and replace it with a narrower mandate.
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  • US Senate to hold unusual weekend vote on Iraq troop 'surge' Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 15 1:34 PM
    US congressional debate on Iraq took a rare turn as the Senate's leadership opted to cut into lawmakers' time off to hold a vote Saturday on President George W. Bush's plan to send more troops to Iraq.
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  • Bush plan for Iraq insufficient: US diplomat Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 15 12:07 PM
    The diplomat nominated to be the new US ambassador in Baghdad called President George W. Bush's new strategy for Iraq "essential" but insufficient to fully secure the country.
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  • Iraq adviser: Al-Sadr in Iran Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 15 11:45 AM
    An adviser to Iraq's prime minister said Thursday that radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is in Iran, but denied he fled due to fear of arrest during an escalating security crackdown. Sami al-Askari said al-Sadr traveled to Iran by land "a few days ago," but gave no further details on how long he would stay. A member of al-Sadr's bloc in parliament, who spoke on condition of anonymity because ...
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  • Senate to try again on Iraq troop debate Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 15 12:24 PM
    The U.S. Senate will try again to confront President George W. Bush over his troop buildup in Iraq, Democratic leaders announced on Thursday, more than a week after senators shelved the issue in a procedural brawl.
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  • Rep. Murtha touts way to choke off Iraq war Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 15 11:34 AM
    U.S. Rep. John Murtha, a leading congressional opponent of the war in Iraq, on Thursday said his plans for placing conditions on how President George W. Bush can spend $93.4 billion in new combat funds would effectively stop an American troop buildup.
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  • Pre-war plans envisioned only 5,000 US troops in Iraq by now Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 15 11:44 AM
    Pre-war plans for the US invasion of Iraq assumed that only 5,000 US troops would be left in the country by the end of 2006, disclosed military briefing slides disclosed show.
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  • Auditors: Billions wasted in Iraq war Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 15 9:46 AM
    The U.S. government is at risk of squandering significantly more money in an Iraq war and reconstruction effort that has already wasted or otherwise overcharged taxpayers billions of dollars, federal investigators said Thursday.
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  • Iraq shuts borders, clamps down in Baghdad Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 15 8:03 AM
    Iraq closed its borders with Iran and Syria as U.S. and Iraqi troops tightened their grip on Baghdad on Thursday, searching neighborhoods and setting up checkpoints that stopped and searched even official convoys.
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  • Car bombs kill 7 amid Iraq crackdown Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 15 8:39 AM
    U.S. and Iraqi troops moved into a Sunni neighborhood in southern Baghdad on Thursday, while insurgents struck back with car bombs that killed seven people. In southern Iraq, British troops sealed off the border with Iran to prevent weapons smuggling.
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  • Schofield Soldier Killed In Iraq Open this result in new window
    KITV TheHawaiiChannel.com via Yahoo! News - Feb 15 8:46 AM
    A soldier from Schofield Barracks was killed in Iraq this week, according to the Department of Defense.
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  • Bush insists that Iran provides weapons for Iraq Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Feb 15 6:12 AM
    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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  • Bush defends policies on Iraq, Iran, North Korea Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 15 6:14 AM
    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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  • Iraq war tests unity among U.S. Muslims Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 15 6:11 AM
    Leaders of the U.S. Islamic community are fearful that sectarian slaughter tearing Shi'ite and Sunni communities apart in Iraq is testing unity among Muslim immigrants in the United States.
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  • CORRECTED: Iraq shuts borders Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 15 5:16 AM
    Iraq closed its borders with Iran and Syria as U.S. and Iraqi troops tightened their grip on Baghdad on Thursday, setting up more checkpoints that stopped and searched even official convoys for weapons.
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  • Official: Al Qaeda In Iraq Leader Wounded Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 15 4:05 PM
    The leader of al Qaeda in Iraq was wounded and an aide was killed in a clash with Iraqi forces near a major U.S. base, the Interior Ministry spokesman said. Meanwhile, U.S. troops pushed deeper into Sunni militant strongholds in Baghdad.
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  • Iraq security push intensifies Open this result in new window
    Denver Post - 1 hour, 18 minutes ago
    U.S. and Iraqi forces pushed deeper Thursday into Sunni militant strongholds in Baghdad - where cars rigged with explosives greeted their advance - while British-led teams in southern Iraq used shipping containers to block suspected weapon-smuggling routes from Iran.
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  • Irans Quds Force enmeshed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Feb 15 4:34 PM
    Irans secretive Quds Force, accused by the United States of arming Iraqi militants with deadly bomb-making material, has built an extensive recruiting network in Iraq. Still unclear is how closely Irans top leadership is directing its operations.
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  • Hodes: Diplomacy, economic reconstruction needed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - 1 hour, 6 minutes ago
    New Hampshire Rep. Paul Hodes on Thursday joined the debate in the House on a nonbinding measure opposing the Bush administration's plan to increase troops in Iraq, saying the focus should be on diplomacy and economic reconstruction, instead.
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  • Most Americans Say U.S. Should Withdraw From Iraq, Poll Finds Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Feb 15 3:42 PM
    Feb. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Public support for the war in Iraq declined, with an increasing number of Americas saying the U.S. should bring its troops home as soon as possible, according to a poll by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press.
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  • On Iraq, the House Debates. But Who's Listening? Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 15 4:25 PM
    All Things Considered , February 15, 2007 While Congress has been debating the Iraq resolution this week, the audience for their discussion has been an open question. In Florida, some have been paying attention to this policy discussion on Capitol Hill and some haven't.
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  • Green Zone a New Hot Zone for Iraq Envoy Pick Open this result in new window
    NPR - 1 hour, 39 minutes ago
    Morning Edition , February 7, 2007 President Bush has chosen Ryan Crocker to be the next top U.S. diplomat in Iraq. The challenging post is in Baghdad's Green Zone the fortressed compound that's under constant mortar attack. But this is business as usual for the current ambassador to Pakistan.
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  • Senate Dems Send Bush a President's Day Message on Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Feb 15 3:26 PM
    Reid Schedules Senate Vote on Iraq House Resolution
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  • Auditors: Billions Squandered In Iraq Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 15 2:09 PM
    The U.S. government has squandered as much as $10 billion in public money on Iraq reconstruction aid because of overcharges and unsubstantiated expenses. More is yet to come, federal investigators said Thursday.
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  • Meehan to lead congressional delegation to Iraq Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - 2 hours, 19 minutes ago
    Rep. Martin Meehan will lead a congressional delegation to Iraq this weekend to gauge the war's progress and to probe alleged reconstruction fraud that may have cost taxpayers billions of dollars.
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  • Legislators' letter expresses concerns over Iraq Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - 2 hours, 39 minutes ago
    Ninety-two House and Senate Democrats along with one independent from the Maine Legislature have signed a letter to Congress that was released Thursday expressing concern over United State policy toward Iraq.
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  • Al-Qaida in Iraq Leader Wounded Open this result in new window
    Chicago Tribune - Feb 15 2:50 PM
    Iraq's Interior Ministry spokesman has said al-Qaida in Iraq's leader was wounded and an aide was killed in a clash north of Baghdad.
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  • Students welcome teacher back from Iraq Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - 2 hours, 53 minutes ago
    Sixth-graders at the Truman School were glad to hear that teacher Michael Vollero won a Bronze Star for gallantry in Iraq, but they were far more grateful that he had returned to them alive.
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  • Iraq Push Grows, Despite Car Bombings Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 15 1:27 PM
    U.S. and Iraqi forces pushed deeper into Sunni militant strongholds in Baghdad, while British-led teams in southern Iraq used shipping containers to block suspected weapon smuggling routes from Iran.
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  • Iranian border points closed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 15 3:34 AM
    Iraqi and British forces in southern Iraq closed border crossings with Iran on Thursday in an attempt to choke off smuggling networks that Washington says are used to supply militant groups.
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  • The House Debates on Iraq. But Who's Listening? Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 15 3:15 PM
    While Congress has been debating the Iraq resolution this week, the audience for their discussion has been an open question. In Florida, some have been paying attention to this policy discussion on Capitol Hill -- and some haven't.
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  • House Holds Marathon Debate on Bush's Iraq Plan Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 15 3:15 PM
    The House holds its third day of debate on a nonbinding resolution opposing the troop increase in Iraq. All representatives have been offered time to speak their minds. Also, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says that the Senate will take a vote Saturday on moving ahead with a debate on a similar resolution.
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  • Iraq's Iranian links fall under scrutiny Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 15 1:20 AM
    In Iraq, the ties to neighboring Iran are as apparent as the desert sun. They reach back to Islam's earliest days, and before.
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  • Iraq shuts borders with Iran, Syria Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 15 2:04 AM
    Iraq has closed its borders with Iran and Syria as part of a security crackdown aimed at stopping foreign fighters and weapons entering the country, an Iraqi Interior Ministry official said on Thursday.
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  • Questionable Iraq Contracts May Exceed $10 Billion (Update1) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Feb 15 12:58 PM
    Feb. 15 (Bloomberg) -- The amount of questionable or unsupported charges to the U.S. by contractors for Iraq reconstruction may wind up exceeding the $10 billion found so far by auditors, Representative Henry Waxman said.
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  • Billions wasted in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Richmond Times-Dispatch - 6 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON -- About $10 billion has been squandered by the U.S. government on Iraq reconstruction aid because of contractor overcharges and unsupported expenses, federal investigators said yesterday.
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  • Iraq al-Qaeda leader reported wounded in clash Open this result in new window
    CBC - 13 minutes ago
    There are reports Friday that the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Ayyub al-Masri, has been wounded and one of his aides killed.
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  • Petri plans to oppose troop surge in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - 55 minutes ago
    Washington - House Republican Tom Petri of Fond du Lac is poised to cast a historic vote today critical of sending 21,500 more U.S. troops into Iraq.
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  • Colorado lawmakers react to Iraq war resolution Open this result in new window
    Rocky Mountain News - Feb 15 3:50 PM
    More Colorado lawmakers weighed-in Thursday as the U.S. House of Representatives continued its marathon debate over a planned troop "surge" in Iraq.
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  • Iraq considering constitutional changes Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 15 1:36 AM
    Iraq is looking to ethnically diverse and harmonious Malaysia as a possible model for a new Iraqi constitution, an official was reported as saying Thursday.
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  • Biden Wants to Repeal Authority to Send Troops Into Iraq Open this result in new window
    Fox News - Feb 15 12:29 PM
    Sen. Joe Biden says he wants to repeal the authority Congress gave President Bush in 2002 to send U.S. troops into Iraq.
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  • Rep. Murtha Crafts Bill to Prevent Iraq Troop Deployments Open this result in new window
    Fox News - Feb 15 12:29 PM
    Powerful Democrat and Iraq war foe Rep. John Murtha said legislation he intends to introduce in the coming weeks would effectively end President Bush's plans to send 21,500 more troops into Iraq
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  • Murtha gears up for legislative battle on Iraq war funding Open this result in new window
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 8 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON -- As the House prepares to vote today on a symbolic bill criticizing President Bush's Iraq strategy, Pennsylvania's Rep. John Murtha is getting ready to pivot to a much tougher legislative battle over restricting funding for the war.
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  • Delegation opposes Bush policy on Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Providence Journal - 1 hour, 18 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON With unusual numbers of Rhode Islanders urging them on, members of the states all-Democratic congressional delegation prepared to cast votes today and tomorrow against President Bushs plan to send more troops to Iraq.
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  • Democrats challenge Bush on Iraq and Iran Open this result in new window
    Orange County Register - 1 hour, 7 minutes ago
    House speaker questions the president's authority to invade Iran as Senate leader vows Saturday vote on Iraq buildup.
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  • As US lawmakers debate Iraq, lots of backstage help Open this result in new window
    The Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News - Feb 15 12:00 AM
    House members who won't get their five minutes at the podium until Thursday - after 300 or so colleagues have already said their piece on President Bush's Iraq war strategy - need not wring their hands and wonder what's left to say. Help is at hand.
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  • Rudd 'unclear' over troop deployment in Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABC via Yahoo!7 News - 37 minutes ago
    Foreign Affairs Minister Alexander Downer has accused Opposition Leader Kevin Rudd of being unclear on whether Labor would pull troops out of Iraq if elected.
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  • Skepticism Over Iraq Haunts U.S. Iran Policy Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Feb 15 12:08 AM
    The specter of the war in Iraq -- a war the Bush administration denied it was planning, supported by evidence that turned out to be false -- looms large over administration policy toward Iran.
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  • U.S. Agrees To Resettle Refugees From Iraq Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Feb 15 12:12 AM
    The United States will accelerate the resettlement of about 7,000 Iraqis referred by the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees and will contribute $18 million to the agency's appeal for Iraq, about one-third of the total, Undersecretary of State Paula J. Dobriansky said Wednesday.
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  • Joel Barkin: Iowa State Senate Sends Message to Presidential Candidates on Iraq Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Feb 15 11:55 AM
    A resolution condemning the President's proposed escalation in Iraq sailed through the Iowa State Senate, sending a powerful message to Presidential candidates preparing for the critical early caucus. The resolution praises the troops courage, while criticizing President's handling of the war. The resolution goes on to urge Congressional leaders, many who have already declared their candidacy ...
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  • Brigade Slated For Iraq Going To Afghanistan Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Feb 14 10:51 PM
    An Army unit that had been scheduled to go to Iraq is being sent instead to Afghanistan, where fighting has increased and the U.S. troop level is at its highest of the war.
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  • Qaeda leader in Iraq reportedly wounded Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! Singapore News - 2 hours, 46 minutes ago
    DUBAI (Reuters) - The leader of al Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Ayyub al-Masri, has been wounded by Iraqi troops in a clash north of Baghdad, Arab television stations on Friday quoted the Iraqi Interior Ministry as saying.
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  • House Holds Marathon Debate on Bush's Iraq Plan Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 15 3:20 PM
    All Things Considered , February 15, 2007 The House holds its third day of debate on a non-binding resolution opposing the troop increase in Iraq. All representatives have been offered time to speak their minds.
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  • Iraq death coroner's video decision Open this result in new window
    PA via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News - 2 hours, 49 minutes ago
    A coroner is due to decide if a video showing US pilots gunning down two British Army tanks in Iraq and killing a British serviceman should be shown to his court.
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  • Artists call for Iraq troop withdrawal Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - Feb 15 6:17 PM
    Battalion of artists call for British troops to be withdrawn from Iraq and urge MPs to vote against the replacement of Trident.
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  • Al-Qaeda Iraq leader wounded Open this result in new window
    News Interactive - 1 hour, 26 minutes ago
    ABU Ayyub al-Masri, the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq "fled in flight" after being wounded when Iraqi troops stormed a base north of Baghdad, Arab television has reported.
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  • US Officials Worried About Iranian Involvement in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Feb 15 6:18 PM
    U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he is concerned to find Iranians involved in some of the explosives aimed at coalition troops in Iraq. But he added that he does not know whether the Iranian government is behind it. VOA's Stephanie Ho reports from Washington.
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  • McCain Preaches More War As Son Prepares for Iraq Deployment Open this result in new window
    Fox News - Feb 15 9:29 AM
    Sen. John McCain is treading a treacherous path as he heads into 2008 as a presidential candidate who supports the president's controversial troop surge plan even as his Marine son prepares to head to Iraq.
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  • Nominees for US Ambassadors to Iraq, Afghanistan Appear Before Congress Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Feb 15 4:33 PM
    President Bush's nominees to be the next ambassadors to Iraq and Afghanistan assured a Senate panel Thursday that if confirmed, they would work to promote stability in both countries. VOA's Deborah Tate reports from Capitol Hill.
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  • Senate Democrats follow House lead on Iraq resolution Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Feb 14 9:12 PM
    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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  • Al-Qaeda leader in Iraq reported wounded, aide killed Open this result in new window
    The Toledo Blade - Feb 15 5:14 PM
    The leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq was wounded and an aide was killed in a clash today with Iraqi forces north of Baghdad, the Interior Ministry spokesman said. The clash occurred near Balad, a major U.S. base about 50 miles north of the capital, Brig. Gen. Abdul-Karim Khalaf said.
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  • Iraq invasion plan 'delusional' Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Feb 15 5:30 AM
    US commanders originally thought only 5,000 troops would be in Iraq by the end of 2006, documents show.
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  • State delegation's views reflect split on Iraq resolution Open this result in new window
    The Patriot-News - 35 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON - At least one Pennsylvania Republican likely will join his Democratic colleagues today to support a resolution against President Bush's plan to send an additional 21,500 troops to Iraq.
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  • Iraq aide says radical Shiite cleric is in Iran Open this result in new window
    Daily Bulletin - 1 hour, 22 minutes ago
    AGHDAD, Iraq An adviser to Iraq s prime minister said today that radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is in Iran, but denied he fled due to fear of arrest during an escalating security crackdown.
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  • Local marine killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    News Virginian - 17 minutes ago
    Marine Lance Cpl. Daniel Todd Morris - a trumpeter who high-stepped across football fields with the Wilson Memorial High School marching band - died fighting in Iraq on Wednesday.
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  • Dodd blasts resolution on Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Nashua Telegraph - 30 minutes ago
    CONCORD Sen. Chris Dodd began his visit to New Hampshire on Thursday with criticism for the war in Iraq and politicians who engage in clever political moves. ... - By PHILIP ELLIOTT The Associated Press
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  • Open debate on Iraq part of our democracy Open this result in new window
    The Patriot-News - 38 minutes ago
    My best memory of Kirby Fanus is being on patrol on a dirt road in Nasiriyah, Iraq, nearly four years ago. To the amusement of his squad, Fanus, then a 19-year-old Marine reservist, killed a barking dog he thought was ready to take a bite out of his leg.
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  • GOP vs. GOP in House Iraq debate Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Feb 14 8:39 PM
    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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  • Reports: Al-Qaeda leader in Iraq wounded Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Feb 15 3:05 PM
    Iraqi police have wounded Al-Qaeda's leader in Iraq, Abu Ayyub al-Masri, and killed his top aide, CNN and the Associated Press are reporting. An Iraqi Interior Ministry spokesman said a firefight erupted when police encountered insurgents on the road between...
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  • Legilslators urge delegation to block Iraq troop surge Open this result in new window
    Record-Journal.com - 32 minutes ago
    House Majority Leader Christopher G. Donovan of Meriden and 116 other Democrats in the General Assembly sent a letter Thursday to the state's congressional delegation urging it to block plans to send 21,500 more troops to Iraq.
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  • Iraqi Officials say al-Qaida Leader in Iraq Wounded in Clash Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Feb 15 4:03 PM
    Iraq's Interior Ministry says troops have wounded the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq, Abu Ayyub al-Masri. A spokesman for the Interior Ministry did not provide many more details about the clash near Balad, north of Baghdad. He said an aide to al-Masri was killed in the clash.
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  • U.S. Seeks To Confirm Whether Qaeda Leader Was Hurt in Iraq Open this result in new window
    The New York Sun - 1 hour, 28 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON American military and intelligence officials are scrambling to confirm whether Iraqi forces yesterday wounded Al Qaeda's no. 1 man in Iraq, Abu-Ayyub al-Masri. Yesterday, Arab satellite stations reported first that a firefight outside of Baghdad on the road to Fallujah had claimed the life of Mr. Masri's security chief, Abu Abdullah al-Majemaai and had wounded the leader of Al Qaeda ...
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  • Iraq criticism follows Howard across the Tasman Open this result in new window
    7News via Yahoo!7 News - Feb 15 4:12 PM
    Anger over the Iraq war has followed John Howard across the Tasman.
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  • Part 4: Iraq War Deepens Sunni-Shia Divide Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 15 5:45 AM
    When the United States invaded Iraq four years ago, it didn't set out to deepen the Sunni-Shia divide in the Islamic world. But that may be one of the most important outcomes of the war.
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  • U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq at 3,133 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! Asia News - Feb 15 5:05 PM
    As of Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007, at least 3,133 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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  • Al-Qaeda's Iraq leader wounded, claims ministry Open this result in new window
    The Scotsman - Feb 15 6:38 PM
    THE leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq was wounded and an aide was killed in a clash with Iraqi forces north of Baghdad last night, an interior ministry spokesman said.
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  • Republican Military Veterans Defend Bush's Iraq War Plan Open this result in new window
    Fox News - Feb 15 6:29 AM
    Republican military lawmakers defend President Bush's Iraq war plan on Thursday in debate over the nonbinding resolution to oppose the policy.
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  • Plans Predicted 5,000 U.S. Troops in Iraq in December 2006 Open this result in new window
    Fox News - Feb 15 7:00 AM
    Some prewar planning expected only 5,000 U.S. troops to remain in Iraq by December 2006, documents show.
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  • Abercrombie, Hirono attack president's troop surge plan for Iraq Open this result in new window
    KHNL News 8 Honolulu - 26 minutes ago
    HONOLULU Hawaii Representatives Neil Abercrombie and Mazie Hirono spoke out to on the floor of the House against President Bush's plan to increase troop strength in Iraq.
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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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  • Sadr orders militia chiefs out of Iraq Open this result in new window
    The West Australian - 1 hour, 34 minutes ago
    Radical Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has ordered heads of his Mahdi Army militia to leave Iraq and asked the government to arrest "outlaws" under a US-backed crackdown, Iraq's president says.
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  • Al Qaeda's Leader In Iraq Injured Open this result in new window
    Sky News via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News - Feb 15 4:18 PM
    Al Qaeda's leader in Iraq is reported to have been wounded in an armed clash north of Baghdad. The Gulf-based Al Arabiya TV channel quoted the Iraqi Interior Ministry as saying Abu Ayyub al Masri had sustained unspecified injuries.
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