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  • Stakes high as Bush's Iraq strategy gets underway Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - 52 minutes ago
    The make-or-break US strategy to quell the violence in Iraq has begun in earnest with the new commander of US troops Lieutenant General David Petraeus set to spearhead the offensive.
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  • Clint Eastwood against Iraq war, but admires Bush "tenacity" Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - 23 minutes ago
    Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood has said he opposed the United States' decision to go to war in Iraq but said he admired the "tenacity" of President George W. Bush.
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  • Iraq, U.S. Advised To Avoid Offensive Against Militiamen Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - 1 hour, 28 minutes ago
    BAGHDAD, Feb. 8 -- Iraqi and U.S. forces should not launch a military offensive against the militias -- most of them Shiite -- that are a major source of turmoil in Iraq, but should instead rely on nonviolent steps to bring militiamen into the political fold, according to an Iraqi report that draws...
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  • Official's Key Report On Iraq Is Faulted Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - 1 hour, 28 minutes ago
    Intelligence provided by former undersecretary of defense Douglas J. Feith to buttress the White House case for invading Iraq included "reporting of dubious quality or reliability" that supported the political views of senior administration officials rather than the conclusions of the intelligence...
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  • British police charge five in investigation into 'Iraq-style' plot Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - 34 minutes ago
    British police have charged five men with terrorism offences following raids last week in the central English city of Birmingham in connection with an alleged "Iraq-style" kidnap and beheading plot.
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  • Democrats Set House Debate to Rebuke Bush Over Iraq Policy Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 2 hours, 48 minutes ago
    Party leaders sought to reassure Democrats that the rebuke was a first step but not a final one toward asserting Congressional powers on Iraq.
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  • White House treads carefully on Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 27 minutes ago
    The White House is attempting an awkward straddle as Congress debates resolutions critical of the Iraq war, determined to avoid a repudiation of President Bush yet reluctant to lobby too aggressively for fear of triggering a Republican backlash.
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  • Senate remains tied in knots on Iraq Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Feb 08 5:28 PM
    What people are saying about the Iraq resolution debate.
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  • British police charge man in investigation into 'Iraq-style' plot Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 34 minutes ago
    British police have charged a 36-year-old man with three terrorism offences following raids last week in the central English city of Birmingham in connection with an alleged "Iraq-style" kidnap and beheading plot.
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  • House leaders plan for vote on Iraq resolution next week Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Feb 08 6:21 PM
    House Democratic leaders prepared for a war policy debate next week that is likely to end in a resolution opposing President Bush's plan to increase troop numbers in Iraq.
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  • Judge Clears Contractor of Fraud in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Feb 08 6:07 PM
    A federal judge has dismissed a civil case against a military contractor accused of improperly billing Iraq reconstruction authorities for tens of millions of dollars worth of security services that it did not provide.
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  • Pentagon did "inappropriate" Iraq work, sources say Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 08 6:03 PM
    A U.S. watchdog agency has concluded a Pentagon office conducted intelligence work in the build-up to the Iraq war that was not illegal but was inappropriate, U.S. defense officials said on Thursday.
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  • US House readies for marathon Iraq debate Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 08 3:50 PM
    Democrats in the US House of Representatives readied plans for a marathon debate over President George W. Bush's Iraq policy just days after Republicans blocked a similar effort in the Senate.
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  • Among Democrats, Biden's crystal ball clearest on Iraq Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Feb 08 2:16 PM
    Nearly four years ago, just days before the U.S. invasion of Iraq, then-presidential candidate Howard Dean asked: "What I want to know is what in the world some of these Democrats are doing supporting the president's unilateral intervention in Iraq?"
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  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq at 3,114 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 08 4:04 PM
    As of Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007, at least 3,114 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 2,497 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
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  • INVESTIGATE HOW THE PRESS LED US INTO IRAQ Open this result in new window
    Richard Reeves via Yahoo! News - Feb 08 3:23 PM
    LOS ANGELES -- I don't think there is much argument now that the United States made a mistake going into Iraq. We have destroyed the image we had earned or had tried to create as the necessary nation, the benevolent and humble superpower. Instead, with unbelievable arrogance, we have sowed civil war, scorn and hatred that will last for decades and almost certainly spread through the Middle East ...
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  • Troops Shared Firm Belief in Iraq Service Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Feb 08 2:41 PM
    One was a Navy medic, the other a Marine sergeant. Both begged to go back to Iraq for another tour of duty. A third followed her brother into the Marine Corps and, eventually, into the war.
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  • Liberal Bloggers Paying Iraq Bet Offered by Conservative Pundit Open this result in new window
    Editor and Publisher via Yahoo! News - Feb 08 2:27 PM
    NEW YORK Progressive bloggers pledged about $800 as of this morning toward the $1,000 that Jonah Goldberg said -- on Feb. 8, 2005 -- he'd give the USO if the Iraq War was still going badly in 2007.
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  • Congress bill praises US troops, slams Bush over Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 08 12:55 PM
    A bill in the House of Representatives rebuking President George W. Bush's Iraq policy will voice support for US troops while expressing disapproval with Bush's plan to "escalate" America's military presence there, leading Democrats said.
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  • Syria blames US for 'humanitarian catastrophe' in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 08 1:43 PM
    Syria's vice president blamed Washington for the "humanitarian catastrophe" caused by an outflow of refugees from war-torn Iraq, official media reported.
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  • No link found in Iraq helicopter crashes: Pentagon Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 08 1:06 PM
    The US military has not established a link connecting five US helicopter crashes in Iraq over the past three weeks, a Pentagon spokesman said.
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  • House plans to challenge Bush on Iraq next week Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 08 12:20 PM
    Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday vowed to challenge President George W. Bush's Iraq strategy with a short, simple repudiation of his plan to send more troops to the war.
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  • Former US commander in Iraq backed as US Army chief Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 08 10:58 AM
    US Senators approved the nomination of General George C. Casey as the new US Army chief of staff even as he came under fire for the chaos in Iraq.
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  • Senate confirms shift of Gen. Casey from Iraq to Army chief of staff Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Feb 08 10:01 AM
    The Senate on Thursday confirmed Gen. George Casey as the next Army chief of staff, despite reservations by several lawmakers over his direction of the Iraq war.
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  • Top Republicans again ready to oppose Bush on Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 08 7:41 AM
    Democrats in the US Congress vow a war of attrition to protest President George W. Bush's new Iraq strategy, as leading Republicans indicate they are again ready for a full debate on the controversial war policy.
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  • 7 GOP senators to force debate on troops in Iraq Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Feb 08 7:52 AM
    Seven Republican senators, who support a resolution that opposes sending more troops to Iraq, are considering political tactics to force debate on the measure, which stalled in the Senate this week.
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  • House Democrats to offer resolution on Iraq troop buildup Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Feb 08 11:46 AM
    House Democratic leaders said Thursday that the Iraq war resolution scheduled to be debated next week would be limited to President George W. Bush's plan to dispatch more troops to Baghdad, leaving any decisions over war spending for a later discussion.
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  • House measure on Iraq to measure its language Open this result in new window
    Los Angeles Times - Feb 08 5:59 PM
    WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives next week will confront President Bush with a short, straightforward resolution expressing opposition to his plan to boost troop levels in Iraq.
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  • Mistrial in case of US army officer who called Iraq war illegal Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 08 6:40 AM
    The court martial against a US army officer who refused to fight in Iraq because he said the war was illegal ended unexpectedly Wednesday in a mistrial.
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  • Al-Qaida in Iraq aide said detained Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 08 6:36 AM
    Iraqi security forces detained an aide to the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq in a raid early Thursday at a gas station south of Baghdad, state-run television and a security official said.
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  • There were no WMDs in Iraq, admits Spain's Aznar Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 08 5:32 AM
    Former prime minister Jose Maria Aznar has admitted there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, four years after he took Spain into the 2003 US-led invasion and helped topple Saddam Hussein.
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  • Dems take simple tack on Iraq war debate Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 08 4:53 AM
    House Democratic leaders are considering a straightforward approach to next week's Iraq war debate, planning a short and simple measure opposing President Bush's decision to send more forces into combat.
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  • Officials indict 5 in Iraq contract scam Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 08 4:54 AM
    Three U.S. Army Reserve officers were indicted Wednesday, accused of taking part in a bid-rigging scam that steered millions of dollars for Iraq reconstruction projects to a contractor in exchange for cash, luxury cars and jewelry.
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  • The Shiite Strategy In Iraq by William S. Lind UPI Commentator Washington (UPI) Feb. 6, 2007 Open this result in new window
    Space War - Feb 08 6:42 PM
    U.S. President George W. Bush's splurge is already bringing premature claims of success, even though the first troops are just arriving in Iraq. A column in the Jan. 29 Washington Times by retired Marine Col. Oliver North quotes an American officer in Iraq as saying, "Do they (Members of Congress opposed to the war) even know that in the last two weeks we have set AQI (al-Qaida in Iraq) and the ...
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  • Iraq's deputy health minister arrested Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 08 3:56 AM
    U.S. and Iraqi forces detained Iraq's deputy health minister on Thursday, a senior member of a radical Shi'ite political group, in the first major sign that a security crackdown in Baghdad was under way.
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  • House Plans Simple "Yes Or No" On Iraq Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 08 3:00 PM
    With debate in the Senate stalled, House Democrats are planning a vote next week on a bare-bones resolution opposing President Bush's plan to send more U.S. forces to Iraq but voicing support for the troops.
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  • Learning on the Job: Defusing IEDs in Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 08 3:57 PM
    In Iraq, improvised explosive devices pose a constant threat to security forces. The makeshift bombs are stashed on the sides of roads or hidden in trash. The U.S. military has sought to train Iraqi security forces to handle them on their own. But things don't always go as planned.
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  • Republicans Try To Outflank Waxman On Iraq Probe Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 08 3:58 PM
    As Rep. Henry Waxman begins a series of high-profile hearings into waste, fraud, and abuse in the Iraq contracting process, Republicans on Capitol Hill are trying not to totally be on the receiving end of the barrage of negative press that's bound to follow and to appear proactive on the oversight front.
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  • House Liberals Seek a Simple Yes-or-No Iraq Resolution Open this result in new window
    US News & World Report - Feb 08 3:11 PM
    The House will debate for three days next week a simple up-or-down resolution on the president's Iraq plan. A simple resolution had the most chance for holding the party's many views on the war together, concede progressive Democrats who advocate for much stronger action.
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  • Pentagon Says No Link Found In Iraq Helicopter Crashes Open this result in new window
    Space War - Feb 08 6:41 PM
    by Staff Writers Washington (AFP) Feb 8, 2007 The US military has not established a link connecting five US helicopter crashes in Iraq over the past three weeks, a Pentagon spokesman said Thursday.
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  • Mass. Marine Killed In Iraq Open this result in new window
    WCVB TheBostonChannel.com via Yahoo! News - Feb 08 4:00 AM
    A Swampscott, Mass., Marine is the latest fallen hero in Iraq.
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  • Sniper kills Spotsylvania Marine in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Richmond Times-Dispatch - 10 minutes ago
    FREDERICKSBURG -- A day before being killed by a sniper, Marine Sgt. Joshua J. Frazier had called his mother to tell her of his promotion in Iraq.
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  • Deadly jobs of Iraq contractors examined in Congress Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Feb 08 12:37 AM
    A manager for a private security contractor warned executives that he lacked proper equipment in Iraq a day before four of its employees were killed and two were left hanging from a bridge, a House committee disclosed Wednesday.
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  • Iraq films battle for Oscar glory Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Feb 08 8:09 AM
    Two films about post-invasion Iraq are in the running for this year's best documentary Oscar.
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  • Attacks kill at least 21 in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 08 12:41 AM
    At least 21 people have been killed and 25 wounded in a string of attacks across Iraq, even as Iraqi and US troops intensified an operation to overrun insurgent hotbeds in the capital Baghdad.
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  • Learning on the Job: Defusing IEDs in Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 08 4:38 PM
    All Things Considered , February 8, 2007 In Iraq, improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, pose a constant threat to security forces. The makeshift bombs are stashed on the sides of roads, buried in trash or hidden just about anywhere.
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  • Officials report sixth helicopter downing in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 08 12:30 AM
    A helicopter operated by a private security firm came down in Iraq last week, U.S. officials said on Thursday, an incident that marks the sixth downing of a helicopter in three weeks.
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  • Iraq Car Bombings Kill 22 People, Wound More Than 60 (Update1) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Feb 08 10:34 AM
    Feb. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Two car bomb attacks in Iraq killed at least 22 people and wounded more than 60, as Iraqi and U.S. forces built up their strength in the capital, Baghdad, for a security clampdown.
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  • Dems united on Iraq bill, but divided on Iran Open this result in new window
    The Hill - 2 hours, 28 minutes ago
    As the House is set to proceed on a resolution addressing the war in Iraq, a potential divide is surfacing over Democratic bills regarding Iran.
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  • Two Marylanders die in Iraq actions Open this result in new window
    Baltimore Sun - 2 hours, 48 minutes ago
    Victims are Marine from Bel Air, Navy corpsman from Shore Two young Marylanders -- a Marine from Harford County and a sailor from the Eastern Shore -- died in separate incidents Wednesday in Iraq.
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  • Senate Democrats Consider Anti-Iraq War Bill With Teeth Open this result in new window
    Fox News - Feb 08 8:25 AM
    The No. 2 Democrat in the Senate said Thursday the debate over non-binding resolutions on Iraq is over, and Democrats are now looking at legislation introduced last month by Sen. Ted Kennedy opposing the troop surge proposed by President Bush.
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  • U.S. mum on Japan minister Aso's comment on U.S. Iraq policy Open this result in new window
    Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News - Feb 08 6:34 PM
    _ The U.S. government has chosen to keep silent about Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Aso's recent remarks calling the U.S. occupation of Iraq "very naive."
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  • To Help Iraq, Let It Fend for Itself Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Feb 07 9:28 PM
    The sooner President Bush can get his extra troops for a ?surge? in Iraq, the sooner he will be able to announce that all American troops are coming home because of the inevitable failure of the Iraqi government to ?live up to its side of the bargain.?
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  • Pentagon did "inappropriate" Iraq work Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! Singapore News - Feb 08 5:46 PM
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. watchdog agency has concluded a Pentagon office conducted intelligence work in the build-up to the Iraq war that was not illegal but was inappropriate, U.S. defence officials said on Thursday.
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  • Iraq Vet says it's Lies Open this result in new window
    KXMB CBS12 Bismarck - 27 minutes ago
    When is our time in Iraq over? The North Dakota Peace Coalition says it's now. At a press conference this afternoon they discussed a North Dakota resolution to persue peace in Iraq and bring troops home. Senator Tim Mathern says its
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  • Silent accomplices on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - 2 hours, 34 minutes ago
    Geoffrey Wheatcroft's unspoken truth reminds us that ministers and MPs were not on "an Antarctic expedition" when the decision to invade Iraq was taken (Blair is dishonoured by Iraq - but not as much as Brown and Hain, February 7).
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  • Shinedown on Iraq Open this result in new window
    antiMUSIC - Feb 08 5:52 PM
    (Atlantic) Shinedown recently took a trip over to Iraq to play for the troops. It was an amazing experience for the guys and they took a bunch of footage while they were over there.
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  • How Not to Inflame Iraq Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Feb 07 8:13 PM
    A coalition of convenience like the one the United States government now contemplates to counter Iranian influence will prove dangerous to the region as a whole and internally destabilizing for Iraq.
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  • Iraq and the Senate: A Lot of Talk, No Debate Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 08 6:57 AM
    Despite failing to gather enough votes to debate an Iraq resolution on Monday, senators are still talking about what comes next. But so far, colorful and sometimes accusatory rhetoric has failed to break the impasse.
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  • Mistrial in case of US officer who refused to fight in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 07 8:41 PM
    The court martial of a US army officer who refused to fight in Iraq has been ruled a mistrial after the military judge hearing the case tossed out a pre-trial agreement.
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  • Stakes high as Bush's Iraq strategy gets underway Open this result in new window
    TODAYonline - 50 minutes ago
    US President George W. Bush (R)meet with incoming Commander of Multi-National Force Iraq Lt. Gen. David Petraeus (L) in the Oval Office of the White House.
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  • Few Veteran Diplomats Accept Mission to Iraq Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Feb 07 6:41 PM
    The White House?s strategy calls on diplomats to head to some of Iraq?s most hostile regions, but many refuse to go.
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  • White House facesclash on Iraq war Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - Feb 08 6:19 PM
    The White House is likely to face its most significant confrontation with Congress so far over its handling of the Iraq war after House Democrats agreed yesterday on plans to debate a simple resolution next week that would oppose the escalation of the war but express support for funding the troops already on the ground.
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  • House leaders move toward Iraq vote Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 07 7:03 PM
    House Democratic leaders coalesced Wednesday around a stripped-down measure that disapproves of President Bush's decision to send more forces to Iraq and declares support for the troops, according to party aides who said a vote was likely next week.
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  • House Democratic Leaders Plan Iraq Vote Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Feb 08 6:51 AM
    House Democratic Leaders Plan Vote on Measure Opposing Bush's Iraq Strategy
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  • Exit Iraq, enter Darfur? Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Feb 08 5:52 AM
    For 2008 presidential candidates, will withdraw from Iraq and intervene in Darfur prove to be an appealing message?
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  • Iraq and the Senate: Lots of Talk, No Debate Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 08 6:52 AM
    Morning Edition , February 8, 2007 Despite failing to gather enough votes to debate an Iraq resolution on Monday, senators are still talking about what comes next. But so far, colorful and sometimes accusatory rhetoric has failed to break the impasee.
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  • Military Must Fill Iraq Civilian Jobs Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Feb 07 7:09 PM
    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told Congress yesterday that more than 40 percent of nearly 300 State Department positions to be added in Iraq as part of President Bush's new strategy will have to be filled by military personnel.
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  • Iraqs refugee crisis is nearing catastrophe Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - Feb 08 2:39 PM
    Nobody in the world with access to a television can be in any doubt that the US-led invasion of Iraq four years ago has been a disaster.
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  • Public to Congress: Why no action on Iraq? Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Feb 08 6:53 AM
    The Senates failure to act on Iraq, even with a non-binding resolution, makes some wonder whether Congress gets it.
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  • Troops understand debate over Iraq resolution, says Gates Open this result in new window
    Stars and Stripes - Feb 08 3:21 PM
    WASHINGTON Secretary of Defense Robert Gates told lawmakers Wednesday that he isnt worried a resolution opposing increased military presence in Iraq will hurt troops morale, because servicemembers are sophisticated enough to appreciate how democracy works.
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  • U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq at 3,114 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! Asia News - Feb 08 4:04 PM
    As of Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007, at least 3,114 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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  • Four Marines Killed; Iraq Official Held Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Feb 08 6:03 AM
    Four Marines Killed; Ministry Spokesman Says Iraq's Deputy Health Minister Detained in Baghdad
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  • British police charge man in investigation into 'Iraq-style' plot Open this result in new window
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation - Feb 08 6:43 PM
    British police have charged a man with three terrorism offences following raids last week in the central English city of Birmingham in connection with an alleged "Iraq-style" kidnap and beheading plot.
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  • Democrats weigh goals for resolution on Iraq policy Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Feb 07 7:08 PM
    For more than a year, Rep. Howard Coble, a conservative Republican from North Carolina, has been an outspoken critic of the Iraq war. Even so, he's waiting for specifics before he decides whether he'll back a House resolution opposing President Bush's plans to send more troops to Baghdad.
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  • Author examines U.S. policy in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Wisconsin State Journal - Feb 08 6:38 PM
    "I think for us to get American military personnel involved in a civil war inside Iraq would literally be a quagmire. Once we got to Baghdad, what would we have? Would it be a Sunni government, a Shia government, a Kurdish government? Would it be secu lar along the lines of the Ba'ath Party?
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  • British police charge five in investigation into 'Iraq-style' plot Open this result in new window
    TODAYonline - 50 minutes ago
    A British police officer stands outside an internet cafe in Birmingham. British police have charged a 36-year-old man with three terrorism offences following raids last week in the central English city of Birmingham in connection with an alleged "Iraq-style" kidnap and beheading plot.
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  • British police charge five in investigation into 'Iraq-style' plot Open this result in new window
    Channel NewsAsia - Feb 08 6:28 PM
    LONDON: British police on Friday charged five men following raids last week in the central English city of Birmingham in connection with an alleged "Iraq-style" kidnap and beheading plot.
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  • Donation fund set up for soldier killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    KVBC Las Vegas - 2 hours, 16 minutes ago
    A 50th Military member with ties to Nevada has died in Iraq. Sergeant Mickel Garrigus died Saturday after being hit by a roadside bomb. The 24 year old Washington native was on his second tour in Iraq.
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  • Bel Air Marine, Eastern Shore Sailor Dead In Iraq Open this result in new window
    WJZ 13 Baltimore - 2 hours, 24 minutes ago
    A 2004 graduate of Fallston High School who followed her older brother into the Marines is killed during fighting in Iraq.
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  • View from Iraq: A dialogue with the Sunnis will not help the Shia difficulties Open this result in new window
    Independent - Feb 08 4:30 PM
    The United States is stepping up the war in Iraq. For almost four years, it has been fighting the Iraqi Sunni community. Now it has started to confront the followers of Muqtada al-Sadr, the nationalist Shia cleric who leads the powerful Mehdi Army militia.
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  • U.S. helicopter crashes in Iraq, killing all 7 on board Open this result in new window
    The Southern Illinoisan - Feb 08 6:31 PM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - A U.S. Marine transport helicopter crashed in flames Wednesday in a field northwest of Baghdad, killing all seven people aboard, the U.S. military said. It was the fifth U.S. aircraft lost in less than three weeks and the latest sign of growing problems with aviation in Iraq.
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  • U.S. helicopter crash in Iraq kills seven Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Feb 07 6:28 PM
    A U.S. Marine transport helicopter crashed Wednesday in the insurgent stronghold of Anbar province. It was the fifth U.S. aircraft lost in Iraq in three weeks.
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  • Bush and Congress set to clash over Iraq Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - Feb 08 2:18 PM
    The White House is likely to face its most significant confrontation with Congress so far over its handling of the Iraq war after House Democrats agreed on Thursday on plans to debate a simple resolution next week that would oppose the escalation of the war but express support for funding the troops already on the ground.
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  • Fifth Hemet High School graduate killed fighting in Iraq Open this result in new window
    KESQ - Feb 08 6:24 PM
    Another local soldier fighting the war in Iraq is dead tonight. 41-year-old Chief Warrant Officer Keith Yoakum of Hemet was one of two soldiers killed when their Army helicopter went down north of Baghdad last week.
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  • Because of Iraq war, a small religious group suffers Open this result in new window
    phillyburbs.com - Feb 08 1:07 PM
    TRENTON, N.J. - Among the casualties of the Iraq war is a little-known religious faith called Mandaeanism that has survived roughly two millennia and whose adherents believe that John the Baptist was their great teacher.
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  • CONGRESS NOTEBOOK: Debating about how to debate Iraq Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Feb 08 9:01 AM
    Bipartisanship, that quaint goal, offspring of the November elections, blew apart this week. Not over how to end the war in Iraq. Over how to debate ending the war.
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  • Smith Among GOP Senators Calling For Debate On Iraq Open this result in new window
    Oregon Public Broadcasting - Feb 08 5:11 PM
    Oregon Senator, Gordon Smith, last night joined a handful of other Republican senators in trying to clarify where they stand on debating the Iraq war.
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  • After the disaster of Iraq, Bush turns his attention to Algeria Open this result in new window
    Independent - Feb 08 4:28 PM
    War, it is said, is God's way of teaching Americans geography. As Iraq sinks into the mire, President Bush's attention is turning to Algeria.
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  • Iraq Car Bombings Kill at Least 22 People, Wound More Than 60 Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Feb 08 4:06 AM
    Feb. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Two car bomb attacks in Iraq killed at least 22 people and wounded more than 60, as Iraqi and U.S. forces were building up their strength in the capital, Baghdad, for a security clampdown.
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  • Local soldier injured in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Collier Citizen - 21 minutes ago
    Hometown boy and meritorious Marine Cpl. Bobby Joseph knows the meaning of sacrifice. In 2003, he missed the birth of his first child while serving in Iraq. In 2005, just days after the birth of his second son, he was re-deployed to Iraq, where he sustained serious injury to his leg in a bomb attack. Twenty pounds lighter and using crutches, Joseph stopped by the Golden Gate Community Center, ...
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  • U.S. air crash in Iraq kills seven Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 07 4:24 PM
    All seven crew members and passengers aboard a U.S. Marine helicopter were killed when it came down near Baghdad on Wednesday, the fifth such aircraft to crash in Iraq in less than three weeks, the U.S. military said.
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  • General: Idaho pilots haunted by Iraq friendly fire death Open this result in new window
    The Times-News - 15 minutes ago
    BOISE, Idaho - Two Idaho Air National Guard pilots involved in a 2003 friendly fire case in Iraq that killed a British soldier are visited daily by images from that desert mission, said a general who oversees their fighter wing.
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  • A call for change in Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Daily Targum - 1 hour, 33 minutes ago
    Nearly four years ago, President George W. Bush sent our nation's troops into an unnecessary and unjustified invasion of Iraq. Bush's reasons for invading Iraq have long since been discredited, and our continued presence there exacerbates the sectarian conflicts that have torn Iraq apart since the removal of Saddam Hussein from power.
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  • Many U.S. diplomats refuse to work in Iraq Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Feb 07 7:40 PM
    The State Department, under Secretary Condoleezza Rice, has had trouble filling positions throughout the war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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  • Senate confirms shift of Gen. Casey from Iraq to Army chief of staff Open this result in new window
    Deseret Morning News - Feb 08 11:16 AM
    The Senate handily confirmed Gen. George Casey as the next Army chief of staff Thursday in a roll call vote that some lawmakers used to dramatize their anger over his direction of the war in Iraq.
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  • General: Idaho pilots visited daily by Iraq friendly-fire incident Open this result in new window
    The Times-News - 14 minutes ago
    BOISE, Idaho - Two Idaho Air National Guard A-10 pilots in the 2003 friendly fire incident in Iraq that killed a British soldier are visited daily by images from that deadly desert mission.
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  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq at 3,110 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 07 4:34 PM
    As of Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007, at least 3,110 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 2,492 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
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  • US to use army reservists for Iraq reconstruction Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 07 3:10 PM
    The US State Department will have to use military reservists on its Iraq economic reconstruction teams until it obtains funds to hire civilian contractors, a senior official said.
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  • Two Lehigh County Natives Die in Iraq Open this result in new window
    WNEP 16 Pennsylvania - Feb 08 3:26 PM
    The war in Iraq has claimed two men from the same high school in Lehigh County. An Army captain and a Marine lance corporal both died in Iraq in the last two weeks.
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