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  • Senate Democrats may be splintering on Iraq Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - 49 minutes ago
    Senate leaders said Tuesday they will hold off debating a repeal of the 2002 Iraq war authorization, possibly due to divisions that have emerged in the Democratic caucus over how to proceed on addressing the war in Iraq.
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  • U.S. joins regional talks to secure Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 1 hour, 24 minutes ago
    In a diplomatic turnabout, the Bush administration will join an Iraq-sponsored "neighbors meeting" with Iran and Syria, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday.
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  • U.S. to sit down with Syria, Iran for regional conference on Iraq Open this result in new window
    USA Today - 1 hour, 45 minutes ago
    Envoys from the West and Islamic nations including Iran, Syria and the United States are expected to attend a conference next month on efforts to stabilize Iraq, a diplomatic adviser said Tuesday.
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  • U.S. Set to Join Iran and Syria in Talks on Iraq Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 2 hours, 47 minutes ago
    The discussions, which are to focus strictly on stabilizing Iraq rather than other disputes, could crack open a door to a diplomatic channel.
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  • Spy chief uses 'civil war' to describe Iraq Open this result in new window
    USA Today - 1 hour, 56 minutes ago
    The nation's spy chief said Tuesday that the violence in Iraq resembles a civil war and the Iraqi government has the "close to impossible" job of trying to end the violence.
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  • Iraq Bill Vexes Democrats Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Feb 27 6:39 PM
    House Democratic leaders offered a full-throated defense last night of their plans to link Iraq war spending with rigorous standards for resting, training and equipping combat troops, saying that they would hold President Bush accountable for failing to meet those readiness tests.
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  • Military, Democrats debate Iraq troop increase Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 27 6:20 PM
    A plan to impose conditions on U.S. troops ordered to Iraq would damage their ability to fight, the top American military officer warned on Tuesday, while congressional Democrats considered a possible alternative.
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  • Pelosi: Bush thinking on Iraq 'impaired' Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - 2 hours, 37 minutes ago
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that she believes President Bush's judgment on the Iraq war "is a little impaired."
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  • Conflicting reports over Iraq blast Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 27 2:50 PM
    Iraq's government and police said a bomb blast near a soccer field in the western city of Ramadi on Tuesday killed 18 people, mostly children, but the U.S. military said it was unaware of such an attack.
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  • U.S., Iran and Syria may talk face to face about Iraq Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Feb 27 3:28 PM
    The United States and its adversaries in Iran and Syria may for the first time since the Iraq war began meet face to face at a conference next month to discuss the situation in Iraq.
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  • US strategy change sees Iran, Syria in Iraq talks Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 27 3:32 PM
    In a potential policy shift, the United States said Tuesday it would join a conference with Iraq's neighbors which could see senior US officials hold direct talks with foes Iran and Syria.
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  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq at 3,161 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 27 4:28 PM
    As of Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2007, at least 3,161 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 2,543 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
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  • U.S. launches new talks to secure Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 27 1:56 PM
    Changing course, the United States is joining the Iraqi government in a diplomatic initiative inviting Iran and Syria to a "neighbors meeting" on stabilizing Iraq, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday.
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  • Democrats delay debate on revoking Bush war authority in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 27 1:51 PM
    Senate Democrats on Tuesday deferred debate on revoking President George W. Bush's Iraq war authority, after failing to reach consensus on the best way to hasten the end of US military involvement there.
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  • Al-Qaeda will come back to haunt US if it fails in Iraq: Rice Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 27 1:53 PM
    US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice warned a doubting US Congress Tuesday that Al-Qaeda will "come back to haunt us" if the United States does not pursue its effort to stabilize Iraq.
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  • All new U.S. Iraq troops will be ready: commanders Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 27 12:12 PM
    All U.S. military units sent to Iraq as part of a troop increase ordered by President George W. Bush will be fully trained and equipped, commanders promised on Tuesday, after Democratic contentions that the Pentagon could not afford to do so.
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  • US and its foes to attend Iraq security meet Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 27 11:13 AM
    Iraq said on Tuesday it is hosting a high-level meeting on its security next month that could provide a rare opportunity for direct contact between the United States and its archfoes Iran and Syria.
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  • Rice: U.S., Iraq to invite Iran and Syria to 'neighbors meeting' Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Feb 27 10:50 AM
    The United States and the Iraqi government are launching a new diplomatic initiative to invite Iran and Syria to a "neighbors meeting" on stabilizing Iraq, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday.
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  • US, Iran and Syria to join ministerial conference on Iraq: Rice Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 27 11:14 AM
    The United States will attend a ministerial level meeting of Iraq's neighbors, including Iran and Syria, as well as other world powers to discuss Iraq's future, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice indicated Tuesday.
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  • US, Iran and Syria to join conference on Iraq: US official Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 27 10:17 AM
    US officials will take part alongside Syria, Iran and other regional states in a planned March meeting in Baghdad on Iraq's future, a senior US official said Tuesday.
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  • Democrats struggle with next step on Iraq Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Feb 27 9:49 AM
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats' ambitious plans to limit President Bush's war authority and force a change of course in Iraq are faltering amid party divisions over how quickly and aggressively they should act.
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  • U.S. Might Join Iraq Meeting With Iran and Syria Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Feb 27 9:28 AM
    Plans for security talks between Iraq and its neighbors may now also include the United States and Britain.
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  • U.S. willing to attend Iraq regional conference Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 27 10:30 AM
    The United States would be willing to attend a regional conference in Iraq next month that would include Iran and Syria, the White House said on Tuesday.
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  • Four U.S. Soldiers Killed, Three Wounded in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Feb 27 10:32 AM
    Four American soldiers were killed and three wounded by improvised explosive devices in Iraq, the U.S. military announced today.
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  • Majority in U.S. want troop deadline in Iraq: poll Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 27 9:28 AM
    A narrow majority of Americans favor setting a deadline for the withdrawal of U.S. forces in Iraq and a record number disapprove of the war, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll released on Monday.
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  • Talabani recovering in hospital: Iraq envoy Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 27 9:52 AM
    Iraqi President Jalal Talabani is in stable condition and will be recuperating in an Amman hospital for several more days, Iraq's ambassador to Jordan Saad al-Hayani said on Tuesday.
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  • U.S. to join Iraq, Iran, Syria in 'neighbors' conference' Open this result in new window
    Chicago Tribune - 2 hours, 37 minutes ago
    In a significant diplomatic shift, the Bush administration announced Tuesday that it will join Iran and Syria at the table during a "neighbors' conference" in Iraq to discuss how to stabilize the security situation there.
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  • Iran, Syria and U.S. to attend Baghdad talks: Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 27 7:02 AM
    Officials from regional states including Iran and Syria will join U.S. and British envoys at a meeting in Baghdad next month to seek ways to stabilize Iraq, the Iraqi foreign minister said on Tuesday.
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  • McCain firm on Iraq war despite cost to candidacy Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Feb 27 6:01 AM
    At stake in Iraq is not only President Bush's legacy but also 70-year-old John McCain's last hope for the White House. In a crowded field of candidates, he is the only full-throated defender of the increase in U.S. troop levels and the war itself.
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  • Iraq And U.S. Invite Syria, Iran To Meet Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 27 5:00 PM
    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the U.S. and the Iraqi government are launching a new diplomatic initiative to invite Iran and Syria to a "neighbors meeting" on stabilizing Iraq. The move reflects a change of approach by the White House.
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  • Iraq bombs kill 22 as attack on VP probed Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 27 6:38 AM
    Iraq's relentless insurgent bombing campaign claimed at least 22 more victims Tuesday as police probing an attempt on the life of the Shiite vice president interrogated government employees.
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  • IRAQ: Sparks Rise From a Time Bomb Open this result in new window
    OneWorld.net via Yahoo! News - Feb 27 6:17 AM
    ARBIL, Feb 26 (IPS) - The security situation in Iraq's northern oil rich-city Kirkuk has deteriorated over the past few weeks as a constitutional deadline approaches to determine the fate of the city.
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  • Former Iraq Vice President Ramadan Loses Bid to Block Transfer Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Feb 27 5:51 PM
    Feb. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Iraq's former vice president, Taha Yassin Ramadan, lost a bid to prevent the U.S. military from handing him over to that country's government.
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  • Majority in US want deadline for troop withdrawal from Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 27 6:44 AM
    Domestic opposition to the US-led war in Iraq is increasing, with a majority supporting a deadline for bringing the troops home, according to a Washington Post/ABC News poll out Tuesday.
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  • House Democrats Rule Out Ending Iraq Funds Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 27 5:30 PM
    House Democratic leaders are backing away from a plan to scale back U.S. involvement in the Iraq war by withholding money in the budget. Instead, leaders are weighing a proposal that would attempt to embarrass Bush into abandoning his war strategy.
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  • Wounded newsman sheds light on Iraq veteran care Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 27 5:40 AM
    The explosion in Iraq blew bits of rock into Bob Woodruff's neck, broke open his skull, and put the ABC News journalist in a coma for 36 days.
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  • U.S. to Attend Iraq Meeting Where Iran, Syria Invited (Update3) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Feb 27 3:34 PM
    Feb. 27 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. diplomats will attend a conference on Iraq to which envoys from Iran and Syria are invited, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said at a Senate hearing today.
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  • U.S. Spy Chief: Iraq Living Up to Promises, So Far Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 27 4:57 PM
    U.S. spy chief Mike McConnell says that so far, Iraq's government is living up to its commitment to try to turn around the security situation there. But, McConnell added, there's still a long way to go before Iraqi security forces will be able to control the country. McConnell testified before the Senate Armed Services committee.
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  • Israel to sell armoured vehicles to US troops in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 27 5:38 AM
    An Israeli firm is to sell the United States 60 armoured vehicles for use by its troops in Iraq.
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  • Iraq's New Oil Law May Affect World Markets Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 27 3:58 PM
    The new oil law that Iraq's Cabinet approved Monday declares that oil revenue will be shared among the provinces or regions based on population, a key concern for Sunnis. But the legislation would also have big implications for oil companies around the world.
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  • U.S. to Attend Iraq Meeting Where Iran, Syria Invited (Update2) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Feb 27 2:04 PM
    Feb. 27 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. diplomats will attend a conference on Iraq to which envoys from Iran and Syria are invited, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said at a Senate budget hearing today.
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  • U.K.'s Beckett: Failed Iraq a great risk Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 27 3:45 AM
    A failed Iraq would pose as great a risk to international security as Afghanistan when it was controlled by the Taliban and provided a secure base for al-Qaida, Britain's foreign secretary warned Tuesday.
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  • Gates: Money needed for Iraq ops soon Open this result in new window
    UPI - Feb 27 3:09 PM
    U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates Tuesday testified the military needs supplemental funds to pay for the Iraq war by April.
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  • Rice: Iran, Syria should join Iraq talks Open this result in new window
    UPI - Feb 27 2:09 PM
    U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Tuesday announced a "new diplomatic offensive" for Iraq during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing.
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  • Iraq contractors need reform: report Open this result in new window
    UPI - Feb 27 1:49 PM
    U.S. policy on the use of contractors in war zones like Iraq and Afghanistan needs reform, a U.S. think tank said Monday.
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  • Bush warns US Congress on cutting Iraq war funds Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 27 2:23 AM
    President George W. Bush warned opposition Democrats against any attempt to cut funding for the US war effort in Iraq, as a new poll out Tuesday showed growing support for a timeline for a US troop withdrawal.
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  • Insider believed behind attack on Iraq VP Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 27 2:17 AM
    Police probing how a bomb was smuggled into a Baghdad ministry in a bid to kill Iraq's Shiite vice president believe the attack was carried out by an insider.
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  • U.S. to Attend Iraq Meeting Where Iran, Syria Invited (Update1) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Feb 27 12:19 PM
    Feb. 27 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. diplomats will attend a conference on Iraq to which envoys from Iran and Syria are invited, according to remarks Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will deliver to a Senate hearing today.
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  • U.S. military, Democrats debate Iraq troop increase Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News - 1 hour, 1 minute ago
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A plan to impose conditions on U.S. troops ordered to Iraq would damage their ability to fight, the top America military officer warned on Tuesday, while congressional Democrats considered a possible alternative.
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  • Investment still a risk with Iraq oil law Open this result in new window
    UPI - Feb 27 12:24 PM
    Iraq oil investment requires proof of contract legitimacy, a business risk analyst says, and large projects could give companies very favorable terms. ...
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  • U.S. Spy Chief: Iraq Living Up to Promises, So Far Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 27 5:08 PM
    All Things Considered , February 27, 2007 U.S. spy chief Mike McConnell says that so far, Iraq's government is living up to its commitment to try to turn around the security situation there.
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  • US to attend key Iraq conference Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Feb 27 8:51 AM
    The US says it will attend a meeting on Iraq in Baghdad which will include delegates from Syria and Iran.
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  • Poll: 64 percent disapprove of Iraq war Open this result in new window
    UPI - Feb 27 12:24 PM
    A new poll suggests 64 percent of U.S. citizens do not consider the Iraq war to be worth fighting and 67 percent disapprove of the president's handling of ...
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  • U.S., Iraq Inviting Iran, Syria to Limited Talks Open this result in new window
    Fox News - Feb 27 10:55 AM
    The State Department says the United States will join the Iraqi government in a new diplomatic offensive that includes inviting Iran and Syria to a "neighbors meeting" on stabilizing Iraq.
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  • U.S. Launches New Talks to Secure Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Feb 27 11:33 AM
    Rice: U.S. Joins Iraq in Inviting Iran and Syria to New Talks on Regional Stability
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  • U.S. Will Attend Iraq Conference With Iran and Syria, Rice Says Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Feb 27 11:34 AM
    Feb. 27 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. diplomats will attend a conference on Iraq alongside envoys from Iran and Syria, according to remarks Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will deliver to a Senate hearing today.
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  • U.S. to attend Iraq meetings; Iran, Syria invited Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News - 2 hours, 22 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Tuesday it will attend regional conferences on stabilizing Iraq to which Iran and Syria have also been invited, opening the way to a diplomatic dialogue that critics have long demanded.
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  • Iraq's New Oil Law May Affect World Markets Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 27 3:53 PM
    All Things Considered , February 27, 2007 The new oil law that Iraq's cabinet approved Monday is politically significant, says that oil revenue will be shared among the provinces or regions based on population. That was a key concern for Sunnis.
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  • 18 kids reportedly killed in Iraq bombing Open this result in new window
    UPI - Feb 27 11:38 AM
    Eighteen children playing on a soccer field in Ramadi reportedly died from a car bomb Tuesday on another violent day in Iraq.
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  • U.S. to join Iraq diplomatic push with Iran and Syria Open this result in new window
    Orange County Register - Feb 27 6:25 PM
    Until now, the Bush administration has resisted engaging the two nations they say are meddling in Iraq.
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  • Senate Democrats backtrack, opt not to tackle Iraq in 9/11 Commission bill Open this result in new window
    The Hill - Feb 27 6:30 PM
    Senate Democrats reversed course yesterday and vowed to keep the Iraq war out of the ongoing 9/11 Commission bill debate, but the lack of a consensus approach exposed by the new majoritys move risks alienating anti-war allies and giving political momentum to Republicans.
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  • Bombings in Iraq kill at least 18 Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Feb 27 7:55 AM
    Bombings across Iraq kill at least 18 people, as US and Iraqi forces launch raids against insurgents and militias.
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  • Iraq Car Bomb Attack Kills 18 Children Playing on Soccer Field Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Feb 27 9:50 AM
    Feb. 27 (Bloomberg) -- A car bomb exploded at a soccer field in Iraq, killing 18 children, as bombings and mortar attacks left dozens of people dead around the country.
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  • Ariz. legislator back at Capitol after Iraq duty Open this result in new window
    The Arizona Republic - Feb 27 2:40 PM
    State Rep. Jonathan Paton returned to the State Capitol on Tuesday after nearly six months of Army Reserve duty in Iraq.
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  • In Rush To Iraq, Army Units Skip Training Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 27 8:30 AM
    Two Army units are being sent to Iraq without their usual desert training following President Bush's decision to deploy thousands more troops to Baghdad. Some observers question whether the Army is cutting corners in preparing the units for combat.
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  • Rice: U.S. to invite Iran, Syria to discuss stabilizing Iraq Open this result in new window
    Houston Chronicle - Feb 27 12:39 PM
    The move reflects a change of approach by the Bush administration, which previously resisted calls by members of Congress and by a bipartisan Iraq review group to include Iran and Syria in diplomatic talks on stabilizing Iraq.
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  • Army Medic Pleads Guilty To Iraq Murder Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 27 9:30 AM
    An Army medic accused of fatally shooting a fellow soldier during a night of heavy drinking in Iraq pleaded guilty to unpremeditated murder and other charges. Officials said he could face life in prison when he is sentenced.
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  • US Democrats in disarray as they ponder best exit from Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABS-CBNNEWS.com - 2 hours, 10 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON - Democrats in the US Congress struggled Tuesday to find consensus on the best way to exit war-torn Iraq while still trying to provide sufficient support to US troops deployed there.
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  • Melinda Henneberger: Governors Told Not To Ask Questions About Iraq Troop Withdrawal Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Feb 27 9:17 AM
    Before their Iraq briefing at the White House yesterday, the nation's governors were instructed that they were not to ask any pesky questions about a timetable for bringing the troops home. So by the time California's Arnold Schwarzenegger was on his third question about a timetable for bringing the troops home, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Peter Pace was just the tiniest bit out of patience ...
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  • Webb not satisfied with Iraq/Iran answers Open this result in new window
    The Hill - Feb 27 6:32 PM
    Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) said yesterday that he is not satisfied with the Bush administrations response to his inquiries on whether the White House believes its signing statement accompanying the 2002 Iraq war authorization gives the president authority to attack Iran.
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  • Iraq's Cabinet Backs Contentious Oil Measure Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Feb 26 7:36 PM
    BAGHDAD, Feb. 26 -- Iraq's cabinet approved draft legislation Monday that would enable the government to manage the country's vast oil resources and distribute revenue throughout the country, a step toward meeting a U.S. demand that the country's parliament pass such a law.
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  • U.S. Joins Regional Talks to Secure Iraq Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Feb 27 11:33 AM
    In a diplomatic turnabout, the Bush administration will join an Iraq-sponsored "neighbors meeting" with Iran and Syria, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday. It marked a change of approach by the United States, which has resisted calls by...
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  • To Iraq And Back Open this result in new window
    WTVM 9 Columbus - 1 hour, 3 minutes ago
    Nearly everyday, U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan are hurt in attacks, much like the roadside bomb that nearly killed ABC reporter Bob Woodruff. For many, the road to recovery is a long and painful struggle.
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  • Three US soldiers killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    NDTV - 1 hour, 40 minutes ago
    A roadside bomb blast killed three US soldiers on Tuesday southwest of Baghdad, the military said. The soldiers, assigned to a unit based in Baghdad, were killed by an improvised explosive device, or IED, a makeshift mine that is the deadliest killer of US soldiers in Iraq.
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  • Bush to talk with Iran on future of Iraq Open this result in new window
    Daily Telegraph - Feb 27 6:44 PM
    President George Bush signalled a dramatic shift in his Middle East policy last night by agreeing to discuss the future of Iraq with Iran and Syria.
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  • Mineral man killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Times-Reporter - 22 minutes ago
    Those who knew Sgt. Jeremy D. Barnett, 27, of Mineral City say it was typical for him to volunteer for the kind of duty that cost him his life. Barnett answered the call for a volunteer to help on patrol Wednesday at Ad-Dujayl, Iraq, which is north of Baghdad.
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  • Niagara Falls Soldier Killed In Iraq Open this result in new window
    WGRZ-TV Buffalo - 53 minutes ago
    Another western New York soldier has been killed in Iraq. According to Father Stewart Lindsay from St. Charles Borromeo Church, Army Specialist Lorne Henry Jr., 21, Niagara Falls, New York was killed Tuesday while serving in Iraq.
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  • Analysis: Iraq's Cincinnatus option Open this result in new window
    UPI - Feb 27 6:22 AM
    The late Peter Ustinov once remarked, "Terrorism is the war of the poor and war is the terrorism of the rich." The trouble in Iraq is that the poor have ...
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  • U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq at 3,161 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! Asia News - Feb 27 4:28 PM
    As of Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2007, at least 3,161 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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  • Disapproval On Iraq Hits Record Open this result in new window
    KGO-TV Bay Area - Feb 27 6:39 PM
    A record number of Americans disapprove of the war in Iraq and a clear majority now favors the eventual withdrawal of U.S. forces, according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll.
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  • Majority wants troop deadline in Iraq: poll Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 26 7:23 PM
    A narrow majority of Americans now favor setting a deadline for the withdrawal of U.S. forces in Iraq and a record number say they disapprove of the war, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll released on Monday.
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  • ABC newsman Woodruff, wounded in Iraq, talks about road to recovery Open this result in new window
    Seattle Times - Feb 27 11:15 AM
    Bob Woodruff meets with reporters for the first time since a roadside bomb in Iraq tore off part of his skull 13 months ago...
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  • Democrats Say Swing Voters Are Angry on Iraq Open this result in new window
    US News & World Report - Feb 27 7:11 AM
    Swing voters want Congress to stand up to President Bush more aggressively regarding Iraq, according to new focus groups sponsored by Democrats. Democratic polls also find that 60 percent of Americans disagree with the president's policy in Iraq.
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  • US strategy change sees Iran, Syria in Iraq talks Open this result in new window
    Khaleej Times - 1 hour, 54 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON - In a potential policy shift, the United States said on Tuesday it would join a conference with Iraqs neighbours, which could see senior US officials hold direct talks with foes Iran and Syria.
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  • Rice: Iraq plans to hold 'neighbors meeting' Open this result in new window
    Baltimore Sun - Feb 27 1:20 PM
    Iran, Syria have been invited by Iraqi leaders to gathering in mid-March Changing course, the United States is joining the Iraqi government in a diplomatic initiative inviting Iran and Syria to a "neighbors meeting" on stabilizing Iraq, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said today.
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  • Syria and Iran to attend Iraq meeting Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - Feb 27 2:03 PM
    The US and Britain will sit down with officials from Syria and Iran and other western and regional powers in Baghdad next month, Iraq foreign ministry officials said on Tuesday.
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  • Reid says Democrats will be united on Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Hill - Feb 27 2:45 PM
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Democrats are united in the efforts to change the United States' course in Iraq, contradicting Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), who said the majority party is "somewhat [in] disarray" on its next steps on the issue.
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  • Duluth council votes for Iraq pullout Open this result in new window
    Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune - Feb 27 2:41 PM
    DULUTH The Duluth City Council has added another voice to the call for the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq. On Monday, the Council voted 6-2 to pass a resolution opposing the war in Iraq. The resolution, which will be sent to President Bush and federal and state lawmakers, requests "an orderly and comprehensive withdrawal of United States military personnel from Iraq," along with ...
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  • As Jewish groups huddle, quagmire in Iraq undermines resolve on Iran Open this result in new window
    JTA - Feb 27 3:22 PM
    WASHINGTON (JTA) For weeks ahead of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs plenum, community leaders tiptoed around how to deal with growing Jewish opposition to the Iraq war: Mention it? Debate it? Pass a resolution addressing it?
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  • U.K.'s Beckett: Failed Iraq a Great Risk Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Feb 27 5:34 AM
    U.K.'s Beckett: Failed Iraq Would Threaten World Security Like Taliban-Ruled Afghanistan
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  • US invites Iran and Syria to talks on Iraq in reversal of Bush policy Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - Feb 27 4:19 PM
    The Bush administration gave up one of the central tenets of its Middle East strategy yesterday, reversing its much criticised effort to isolate Iran and Syria by inviting both states to negotiations on stabilising Iraq.
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  • Latvia to withdraw force from Iraq, boost troops in Afghanistan Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - 2 hours, 15 minutes ago
    Latvia would withdraw its troops from Iraq by July, but its troops in Afghanistan would stay on and receive reinforcement, the Defense Ministry said Tuesday.
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  • Palestinians Among Refugees from Iraq War Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 27 5:57 AM
    An estimate 2 million people have fled Iraq since the start of the war. Among them are thousands of Palestinians. At a refugee camp in eastern Jordan, Palestinian refugees find themselves seeking asylum again.
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  • House Democrats Back Away From Cutting Off Iraq Funds Open this result in new window
    CBS 46 News Atlanta - 2 hours, 43 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Democratic leaders are backing away from a plan to scale back U.S. involvement in the Iraq war by using Congress' most powerful tool -- withholding money in the budget.
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  • US intelligence chief predicts worse violence in Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABC via Yahoo!7 News - Feb 27 2:03 PM
    The United States director of national intelligence, Mike McConnell, is warning the violence in Iraq may get much worse.
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  • Rice Says Syria, Iran Should Join in Iraq Talks Open this result in new window
    Fox 6 News San Diego - Feb 27 6:20 PM
    "The Bush administration fully supports a regional diplomatic conference, which was one of the key findings of the Iraq Study Group," Rice said.
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  • U.S. military, Democrats debate Iraq troop increase Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - Feb 27 3:51 PM
    Source: Reuters (Recasts with Democrats comments) By Andrew Gray and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - A plan to impose conditions on U.S. troops ordered to Iraq would damage their ability to fight, ...
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  • Iraq oil law passes first stage Open this result in new window
    AME Info - 2 hours, 36 minutes ago
    Iraq's cabinet has approved a draft oil law, the BBB reports. The bill allocates oil revenues based on population between the country's 18 provinces. It will now go before parliament for a vote.
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  • Gates sees long-term low-level US presence in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - Feb 27 4:06 PM
    Source: Reuters WASHINGTON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Tuesday the United States may have a military presence in Iraq for a "prolonged period" and drew a comparison with U.S. ...
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  • 'Long Road Home' chronicles ambush in Iraq, aftermath Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Feb 26 5:28 PM
    An Army captain told ABC News' Martha Raddatz at lunch last week that civilians often ask, "You couldn't get another job, that's why you're in the Army?" It didn't surprise the officer, a Harvard alum with a postgraduate degree. Nor did it surprise Raddatz, ABC's White House correspondent, who spent 12 years covering the Pentagon and has made frequent trips to Iraq since the U.S. invasion
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