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  • VOTERS MUST KNOW THE MESSY TRUTH ABOUT EXITING IRAQ Open this result in new window
    Cynthia Tucker via Yahoo! News - Mar 30 5:56 PM
    Given deep-seated discontent with the war in Iraq, the new Democratic majority in Congress believes it has a political mandate for withdrawal of U.S. troops. Last week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid succeeded in passing bills that borrow heavily from the Iraq Study Group, which proposed a significant force reduction over the next two years.
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  • Analysis: Iraq disputes echo past fights Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Mar 30 4:28 PM
    Republicans miscalculated a decade ago and were blamed for forcing a government shutdown in a spending standoff with President Clinton. Now President Bush and congressional Democrats are on a collision course on Iraq spending a high-stakes confrontation to see who blinks and who can successfully accuse the other of shortchanging U.S. troops.
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  • Despite polls, the GOP stands by their man on Iraq Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Mar 30 3:54 PM
    There's a standoff between Congress and President Bush over Iraq. Whose side are the people on?
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  • Pentagon comdemns Iraq poison gas attack Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Mar 30 2:16 PM
    Ratcheting up its rhetoric against Iraq's Sunni insurgents, the Pentagon on Friday condemned their recent use of chlorine gas as a weapon, calling it the first use of a poison gas against Iraqis since Saddam Hussein ordered mustard gas attacks on Kurds in northern Iraq nearly 20 years ago.
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  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq at 3,245 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Mar 30 3:10 PM
    As of Friday, March 30, 2007, at least 3,245 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 2,621 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
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  • British sailors will not be swapped for Iranians in Iraq: US Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Mar 30 2:09 PM
    The United States rejected any suggestion Friday that 15 British naval personnel detained by Iran for the past week could be swapped for five Iranian officials held by US forces in Iraq since January.
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  • Radical cleric blames U.S. for Iraq woes Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Mar 30 11:46 AM
    The radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr issued a scathing attack on the United States on Friday, following one of the country's bloodiest days, blaming Washington for Iraq's troubles and calling for a mass demonstration April 9 the fourth anniversary of the fall of Baghdad.
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  • New barbs hit home in US Iraq showdown Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Mar 30 12:29 PM
    The White House lashed Congress Friday for going on "vacation" before signing off on legislation funding troops in Iraq, driving up tensions in a showdown with Democrats for control of the war.
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  • Rice calls Saudi envoy over king's criticism of US in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Mar 30 11:42 AM
    US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice telephoned Saudi Arabia's ambassador Friday after Saudi King Abdullah rattled his US allies by criticizing the US military presence in Iraq as "illegitimate," a senior official said.
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  • Al-Sadr faults U.S. occupation for Iraq's woes Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Mar 30 8:03 AM
    U.S. and Iraqi forces detained a suspect linked to networks bringing sophisticated roadside bombs into Iraq during a raid Friday in the main Shiite district in Baghdad. The suspect was believed to be tied to networks bringing the weapons known as explosively formed projectiles, or EFPs, into Iraq, the military said.
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  • Radical cleric calls for U.S. withdrawal from Iraq Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Mar 30 1:12 PM
    Shiite religious leaders delivered a message from the radical Shiite cleric Moktada al-Sadr on Friday condemning the American presence in Iraq, while militiamen loyal to Sadr fought Iraqi soldiers in Baghdad.
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  • Bloody week in Iraq points to emboldened al Qaeda Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Mar 30 7:59 AM
    A surge of violence in Iraq in the past week demonstrated the ability of al Qaeda to strike virtually anywhere at will with a seemingly limitless supply of explosives and suicide bombers to wreak chaos.
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  • Coaltion forces detain Iraq bomb suspect Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Mar 30 6:06 AM
    U.S. and Iraqi forces detained a suspect linked to networks bringing sophisticated roadside bombs into Iraq during a raid Friday in the main Shiite district in Baghdad.
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  • Senate approves Iraq spending bill Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Mar 30 7:06 AM
    Senate Democrats ignored a veto threat and pushed through a bill Thursday that would require President Bush to start withdrawing troops from "the civil war in Iraq," dealing a rare, sharp rebuke to a wartime commander in chief.
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  • Iraq eyes future tourism Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Mar 30 6:33 AM
    Thinking about Spring Break in Iraq? Odds are, probably not. But an exhibition organized this past week by Iraq's Tourism Ministry sought to lay the groundwork for one fine day in the future when intrepid tourists might just consider taking a vacation here.
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  • Nearly 400 killed in Iraq bloodletting Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Mar 30 6:00 AM
    Nearly 400 people have been killed in Iraq over the past three days, officials and medics said Friday, as insurgents and sectarian militias defied a massive US security crackdown billed as a last chance to restore order to Baghdad.
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  • Al-Sadr Blames U.S. For Iraq's Woes Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Mar 30 3:30 PM
    The radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr issued a scathing attack on the U.S., blaming Washington for Iraq's troubles and calling for a mass demonstration April 9 ? the fourth anniversary of the fall of Baghdad.
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  • Dems edge closer to showdown over Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Mar 30 3:08 AM
    A defiant, Democratic-controlled Senate approved legislation Thursday calling for the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Iraq within a year, propelling Congress closer to an epic, wartime veto confrontation with President Bush.
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  • Japan to continue support in Iraq Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Mar 30 3:06 AM
    TOKYO, Japan (Reuters) -- Japan's cabinet on Friday approved extending a law that allows its air force to fly support missions to Iraq for another two years.
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  • Al-Sadr blames Iraq's woes on U.S., calls protest Open this result in new window
    The Washington Times - 32 minutes ago
    BAGHDAD -- The radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr issued a scathing attack on the United States yesterday, following one of the country's bloodiest days, blaming Washington for Iraq's troubles and calling for a mass demonstration April 9 -- the fourth anniversary of the fall of Baghdad.
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  • Iraq war funding in limbo on Hill Open this result in new window
    The Washington Times - 27 minutes ago
    House and Senate negotiators won't meet to hammer out a final emergency war-funding bill until Congress' spring break ends April 16 -- a day after Pentagon officials say money starts running out for U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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  • US Senate defies Bush, ties Iraq war funds to withdrawal Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Mar 30 12:29 AM
    Fresh battlelines were drawn Friday as the Democratic-led US Congress and the Republican White House faced off again over Iraq after both chambers approved a timetable for withdrawing US troops.
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  • Soldier in Iraq sees newborn via video connection Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Mar 30 4:45 PM
    Far away in Iraq, Army Col. Jim Close was able to see his 2-day-old son Friday, thanks to an hour-long videoconference set up by an organization between his base and the hospital where the boy was born.
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  • U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq at 3,245 Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Mar 30 5:16 PM
    As of Friday, March 30, 2007, at least 3,245 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 2,621 died as a result of...
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  • Japan Cabinet extends Iraq airlift mission Open this result in new window
    UPI - Mar 30 11:15 AM
    Japan's Cabinet Friday approved extending its military airlift mission in Iraq by two years, but not without some opposition. The Kyodo news service ...
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  • Saudi King Blasts U.S. "Occupiers" In Iraq Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Mar 30 10:30 AM
    King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia's harsh attack on the U.S. military presence in Iraq could be an attempt to build credibility among fellow Arabs, but it also marked a rare moment of discord between the White House and the House of Saud.
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  • U.S. expert slams USG Iraq claims Open this result in new window
    UPI - Mar 30 11:15 AM
    A prominent U.S. military expert Thursday told Congress U.S. officials had lied about progress in Iraq.
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  • Gen: Reduction of forces would harm Iraq Open this result in new window
    UPI - Mar 30 11:14 AM
    A top U.S. Marine general Friday warned against reducing U.S. troops in Iraq, one day after the Senate approved a timeline for withdrawal from Iraq.
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  • Milk firm seeking Iraq pact cries foul Open this result in new window
    UPI - Mar 30 11:35 AM
    A Louisiana company is challenging a taste test that indicated U.S. troops in Iraq prefer Middle Eastern dry milk to the American product.
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  • Iran May Skip Talks on Iraq If U.S. Keeps Six Detainees Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Mar 29 10:46 PM
    Iran may not send a delegation to a key meeting with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, tentatively planned for next month, unless six Iranians detained by the United States in Iraq are released, a senior Iranian official said yesterday.
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  • Saudis on U.S. in Iraq: 'illegitimate foreign occupation' Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Mar 29 9:15 PM
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- King Abdullah's harsh -- and unexpected -- attack on the U.S. military presence in Iraq could be a Saudi attempt to signal to Washington its anger over the situation in Iraq and build credibility among fellow Arabs.
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  • Market bombs kill 119 across Iraq Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Mar 29 9:52 PM
    Bombers launched two deadly strikes Thursday in crowded Shiite marketplaces in Baghdad and a town north of Iraq's capital, killing 119 people and wounding 171. At least 17 others died in other bombings and gunfire around the country.
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  • Retired general: Time to stabilize Iraq running out Open this result in new window
    Stars and Stripes - Mar 30 4:51 PM
    ARLINGTON, Va. The United States should plan on having three years left to conduct major operations in Iraq, said retired Gen. Barry McCaffrey.
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  • Japan extends air force mission in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Mar 29 9:09 PM
    Japan's Cabinet approved a two-year extension of the country's air force mission in Iraq after it expires in July, the foreign minister announced Friday.
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  • Shields and Lowry Debate Senate Iraq Vote, Presidential Race Open this result in new window
    The Online NewsHour - Mar 30 5:21 PM
    The Senate passed an Iraq war funding bill with a timetable for troop withdrawal this week, while former Sen. Fred Thompson is mulling a presidential run. Analysts Mark Shields and Rich Lowry discuss these events.
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  • Bomb-sniffing robots put to test in Iraq Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Mar 30 12:41 PM
    As it increases its use of robots in war zones, the military will begin using an explosive-sniffing version that will allow soldiers to better detect roadside bombs, which account for more than 70 percent of U.S. casualties in Iraq.
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  • U.S. blamed for deadly day in Iraq by some Shiites Open this result in new window
    Los Angeles Times - Mar 30 8:04 AM
    Angry rhetoric in some Shiite Muslim mosques today blamed the United States for one of Iraq's bloodiest days in months, a pair of bombings Thursday that killed more than 125 people in a Baghdad market and a town north of the capital.
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  • Radical Cleric Blames U.S. for Iraq Woes Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Mar 30 6:58 AM
    Radical Cleric Denounces U.S., Blames Occupation for Iraq's Woes
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  • Iraq, four years later Open this result in new window
    The Japan Times - Mar 30 4:36 PM
    This month marked the fourth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. To the surprise of virtually all the war's supporters, coalition forces are still present in Iraq. They are working to stabilize a... Read more ...
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  • More than 100 are killed in Iraq in wave of sectarian attacks Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Mar 30 12:04 AM
    The attacks around Iraq that included two suicide bombings extended an extraordinary surge of sectarian violence in Iraq this week.
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  • Baldwin helps pay college tuition of Iraq bound solider Open this result in new window
    The West Australian - 39 minutes ago
    Actor Alec Baldwin was so moved by the story of an 18-year-old Army soldier who is scheduled to serve in Iraq, he is going to help pay for her college education after she leaves the military.
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  • Attacks halved in Iraq's `Heart of Darkness' Open this result in new window
    Long Beach Press-Telegram - 1 hour, 7 minutes ago
    5-day operation a success, but leaders say long-term troop presence is needed. RAMADI, Iraq - It began with a house-to-house sweep through what U.S. forces said was one of this city's last insurgent strongholds.
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  • Japan OKs Iraq air force extension Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Mar 29 7:02 PM
    The Japanese Cabinet approved a two-year extension of Japan's air force mission in Iraq after it expires in July, the foreign minister announced Friday.
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  • U.S. hails Japan's move to extend airlift operations in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News - Mar 30 3:33 PM
    _ The United States welcomed Japan's decision Friday on a bill to extend for two years the Air Self-Defense Force deployment in Iraq to provide airlift support to U.N. and multinational forces, the State Department said.
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  • Defying Bush, Senate Passes Iraq Spending Measure Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Mar 29 6:22 PM
    The bill provided more than $97.5 billion for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan but ordered troop withdrawals from Iraq to begin within 120 days.
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  • Study shows Pentagon has enough Iraq funds through July Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - 1 hour, 23 minutes ago
    The Pentagon can fund military operations in Iraq through July even under a possible protracted standoff between Democrats and the Bush administration, according to a study released in Washington Friday.
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  • ASDF Iraq airlift mission extended for two years; DPJ to push exit bill Open this result in new window
    The Japan Times - Mar 30 4:34 PM
    The Cabinet on Friday approved a two-year extension of the Air Self-Defense Force deployment to Kuwait to provide airlift support to U.N. and multinational forces in Iraq, but the Democratic Party of... Read more ...
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  • Iraq's 'Arab Idol' contestant captivates nation Open this result in new window
    WKYC Cleveland - 2 hours, 52 minutes ago
    Iraq's 'Arab Idol' contestant captivates nation
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  • U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq at 3,245 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! Asia News - Mar 30 3:10 PM
    As of Friday, March 30, 2007, at least 3,245 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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  • Pentagon compares poison gas attacks in Iraq to Saddam era Open this result in new window
    WHNT-TV Huntsville - 2 hours, 46 minutes ago
    PENTAGON The Pentagon says recent chlorine gas attacks in Iraq are the first use of poison gas on Iraqis since Saddam Hussein. Major General Michael Barbero says he...
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  • Iraq attacks up 30 per cent: US general Open this result in new window
    AAP via Yahoo!7 News - Mar 30 1:38 PM
    A US general says suicide attacks and car bombings have soared 30 per cent since the start of a security crackdown in Iraq last month.
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  • Pentagon compares poison gas attacks in Iraq to Saddam era Open this result in new window
    KTRE-TV East Texas - Mar 30 6:44 PM
    PENTAGON The Pentagon says recent chlorine gas attacks in Iraq are the first use of poison gas on Iraqis since Saddam Hussein. Major General Michael Barbero says he strongly believes they should not be dismissed as simply a new tactic or trend.
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  • Congressional delegation splits on Iraq timetable Open this result in new window
    Rapid City Journal - Mar 30 4:51 PM
    Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., calls the troop withdrawals from Iraq required by a Senate spending bill a "surrender" and a "major victory" for the nation's enemies.
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  • Saudi King Decries 'Occupation' of Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Mar 30 5:29 AM
    At a summit of Arab leaders this week, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia said the U.S. is illegally occupying Iraq. What are the political implications for such a statement from a key ally in the region?
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  • Former Dutch PM slams incumbent government on Iraq war Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - 2 hours, 50 minutes ago
    Former Dutch Prime Minister Dries van Agt on Friday criticized fellow party member and incumbent prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende for blocking an investigation into the circumstances surrounding Dutch involvement in the Iraq war, Dutch news agency ANP reported.
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  • Bush Rejects Senate's Iraq Timetable Open this result in new window
    NPR - Mar 30 5:26 AM
    Morning Edition , March 30, 2007 The Senate, defying the threat of a presidential veto, approves $122 billion in war funds while setting a timeline for withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. President Bush says U.S. military funding should be accomplished with no strings attached.
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  • White House rejects Saudi view on Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Mar 29 4:50 PM
    The Bush administration on Thursday rejected criticism by a key Arab ally of the U.S. role in Iraq. Touching off an unusual public exchange, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia declared Wednesday at an Arab League meeting in Riyadh that the United States was occupying Iraq illegally.
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  • WNY Mom Gathering Golf Equipment For Troops in Iraq Open this result in new window
    WGRZ-TV Buffalo - Mar 30 6:12 PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- It's not exactly Pebble Beach, but it's got plenty of sand traps. Some U.S. soldiers want to set up a driving range in Iraq, so they can sharpen their golf skills between missions.
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  • Senate defies Bush, ties Iraq war funds to withdrawal Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Mar 29 3:09 PM
    The US Senate tied Iraq war funding to a timetable for withdrawing US troops, on Thursday setting the stage for a bitter fight with President George W. Bush.
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  • Comparing the Iraq war spending bills Open this result in new window
    Kansas City Star - Mar 30 12:27 PM
    Senate passage of a $123 billion bill Thursday that fully funds the Iraq war but demands that U.S. forces start to exit paves the way for a showdown with President Bush.
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  • British sailors will not be swapped for Iranians in Iraq: US Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! Canada News - Mar 30 12:38 PM
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States rejected any suggestion Friday that 15 British sailors detained by Iran for the past week could be swapped for five Iranian officials held by US forces in Iraq since January.
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  • Sadr lambasts US for Iraq woes Open this result in new window
    The Peninsula - Mar 30 5:14 PM
    baghdad Radical cleric Muqtada Al Sadr issued a scathing attack on the United States yesterday, following one of the countrys bloodiest days, blaming Washington for Iraqs troubles and calling for a mass demonstration on April 9 the fourth anniversary of the fall of Baghdad.
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  • Coalition forces detain Iraq bomb suspect Open this result in new window
    WKBT La Crosse - 44 minutes ago
    BAGHDAD A man believed to be connected to networks bringing roadside bombs into Iraq has been detained in Baghdad.
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  • Pentagon condemns Iraq gas attack Open this result in new window
    Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune - Mar 30 11:11 AM
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Ratcheting up its rhetoric against Iraq's Sunni insurgents, the Pentagon on Friday condemned their recent use of chlorine gas as a weapon, calling it the first use of a poison gas against Iraqis since Saddam Hussein ordered mustard gas attacks on Kurds in northern Iraq nearly 20 years ago. Maj. Gen. Michael Barbero, a deputy operations director on the Joint Staff, said he was ...
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  • Congress tells Bush: Get us out of Iraq Open this result in new window
    Seattle Times - Mar 30 10:42 AM
    A defiant, Democratic-controlled Senate approved legislation Thursday calling for the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Iraq...
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  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq at 3,244 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Mar 29 4:06 PM
    As of Thursday, March 29, 2007, at least 3,244 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 2,621 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
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  • The deadliest days in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Mar 29 3:52 PM
    The deadliest days in Iraq since the war began in March 2003. Totals include people known to have died on that day as well as bodies found that day:
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  • Iraq car bombings up 30 percent Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News - Mar 30 10:31 AM
    A U.S. general on Friday said suicide attacks and car bombings soared 30 percent since the start of a security crackdown in Iraq last month, and that insurgents had used a child in a second suicide attack last week.
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  • Japan's Cabinet approves two-year extension of air force mission in Iraq Open this result in new window
    KTRE-TV East Texas - Mar 30 4:01 PM
    TOKYO Japan says it's extending its air force mission in Iraq by two years. The Japanese foreign minister made the announcement.
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  • Senate OKs war bill with Iraq timeline Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Mar 29 2:35 PM
    Senate Democrats ignored a veto threat and pushed through a bill Thursday requiring President Bush to start withdrawing troops from "the civil war in Iraq," dealing a rare, sharp rebuke to a wartime commander in chief.
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  • Radical Shiite cleric blames U-S for Iraq's woes Open this result in new window
    WSTM-TV NBC 3 - 2 hours, 31 minutes ago
    BAGHDAD A radical Shiite cleric in Iraq has issued a scathing attack on the U-S along with a call for a mass demonstration next month.
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  • US speaker to visit Iraq Open this result in new window
    News Interactive - Mar 30 11:01 AM
    HOUSE Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to visit Syria soon, amid deep tensions between Damascus and Washington over Lebanon and Iraq, a US congressional aide said overnight.
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  • Senate OKs Iraq bill, withdrawal plans Open this result in new window
    Philadelphia Tribune - Mar 30 2:29 PM
    WASHINGTON Senate Democrats ignored a veto threat and pushed through a bill yesterday requiring President Bush to start withdrawing troops from the civil war in Iraq, dealing a rare, sharp rebuke to a wartime commander in chief.
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  • Suicide bombers kill 130 in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Mar 29 1:27 PM
    Suicide bombers killed nearly 130 people in a crowded market in a Shi'ite district of Baghdad and a mainly Shi'ite town on Thursday, one of the bloodiest days in Iraq in months.
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  • U.S. envoy sworn in on deadly day in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Contra Costa Times - Mar 30 9:47 AM
    A devastating series of bombings in a crowded market in a Shiite Muslim neighborhood of Baghdad and in a predominantly Shiite town north of the capital killed more than 130 Iraqis on Thursday, the same day a new U.S. envoy asserted at his swearing-in that the American mission in Iraq was not an "impossible" one.
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  • Funeral set for Frazee soldier killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune - Mar 30 11:02 AM
    FRAZEE, Minn. Funeral arrangements have been set for next Wednesday for a soldier from Frazee who was killed in Iraq. A funeral mass for Sgt. Greg Riewer, 28, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Frazee High School. Bishop Victor Balke of the Crookston Catholic diocese will preside.
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  • Iraq and Iran -- assessing the U.S. response Open this result in new window
    Minnesota Public Radio - Mar 30 10:23 AM
    While Congress and President Bush remain at odds over whether to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq, leaders in Iran continue to assert their intention to pursue nuclear weapons. Midday discusses the daunting foreign policy challenges in the region.
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  • First Albany-based Marine dies in Iraq Open this result in new window
    WALB News 10 - Mar 30 2:33 PM
    Albany--The Marine Corps Logistics Base prepares to say a final good-bye to the first Albany-based marine ever to die while deployed overseas. Corporal Dustin Lee of Quitman, Mississippi was killed in Iraq on March 21st. He was only 20-years-old. The base is planning a memorial service to honor Lee.
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  • Radical cleric Sadr blames U.S. for Iraq violence Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News - Mar 30 9:01 AM
    Radical Shi'ite Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr launched one of his strongest broadsides against the United States on Friday, saying the invasion of Iraq had burdened the country with violence and poverty.
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  • US seeks Saudi 'clarification' on Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Mar 29 1:01 PM
    The United States on Thursday expressed surprise at Saudi King Abdullah's sharp criticism of the Iraq war and sought a "clarification," as US officials acknowledged a chill in relations with Riyadh.
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  • Bush takes flak from all sides over Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Mar 29 12:38 PM
    Already feeling the heat at home to pull out of Iraq, US President George W. Bush was under mounting international pressure Thursday to bring American troops home.
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  • Iraq military losses listed in memorial Open this result in new window
    Corvallis Gazette-Times - Mar 30 6:39 PM
    The Iraq Names Memorial is on display in the Corvallis Library meeting room through the end of the month. It has all the names of the U.S. military fatalities from March 19, 2003, to March 19, 2007, a total of 3,218 names. Other tags represent Iraqi fatalities.
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  • U.S. rejects Saudi view of Iraq as occupied Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Mar 29 12:41 PM
    The United States on Thursday rejected Saudi Arabia's charge that Iraq is under an "illegitimate foreign occupation" and said U.S. troops are there at Iraq's invitation, under a U.N. mandate.
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  • Intel Vets Question the Iraq-UK Crisis Open this result in new window
    consortiumnews.com - Mar 30 12:51 PM
    The frenzy in Americas corporate media over Irans detainment of 15 British Marines who may, or may not, have violated Iranian-claimed territorial waters is a flashback to the unrestrained support given the administrations war-mongering against Iraq shortly before the attack.
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  • U.S. objects to Saudi description of Iraq as occupied Open this result in new window
    Los Angeles Times - Mar 30 12:13 AM
    White House asserts that its troops are deployed under U.N. mandate WASHINGTON The United States on Thursday rejected Saudi King Abdullah's charge that Iraq is under an "illegitimate foreign occupation," and said U.S. troops were there at Iraq's invitation under a United Nations mandate.
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  • Rice Calls Saudi Ambassador To Discuss Criticism Over Iraq Open this result in new window
    Nasdaq - Mar 30 9:17 AM
    WASHINGTON (AP)--U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice telephoned Saudi Ambassador Adel al-Jubeir to discuss critical remarks about U.S. policy toward Iraq by Saudi King Abdullah at this week' Arab summit in Riyadh.
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  • Senate ties Iraq funds to pullout timetable Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Mar 29 11:36 AM
    The US Senate on Thursday approved a bill tying funding for the war in Iraq to a timetable for withdrawing US troops, setting the stage for a bitter fight with President George W. Bush.
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  • Senator Corker votes against Iraq war funding Open this result in new window
    WREG-TV Memphis - Mar 30 1:21 PM
    Tennessee's two Republican Senators voted against providing funding for the Iraq war. They say it's because it includes deadlines for bringing American troops home.
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  • Bush administration rejects criticism over Iraq Open this result in new window
    KATC 3 Lafayette - Mar 30 12:51 PM
    CAPITOL HILL The Bush administration says it will "seek clarification" about remarks made by a key Arab ally concerning the role of the U-S in Iraq. Responding to...
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  • Should a date be set for Iraq withdrawal? Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Mar 30 2:36 AM
    US President George W Bush renews a vow to veto any bill linking funding for troops in Iraq to a deadline to leave. Is a deadline bad policy?
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  • U.S. caught off guard by Saudi king's criticism / But some experts say remarks on Iraq are gambit to check Iran Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Mar 30 3:52 AM
    King Abdullah's sharp criticism of the American presence in Iraq raised eyebrows in Washington, but experts say that the Saudi Arabian monarch's intentions probably complement, rather than conflict with, U.S. goals in the region. Abdullah made his...
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  • Iraq car bombings up 30 percent, U.S. general says Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - Mar 30 10:34 AM
    Source: Reuters By Kristin Roberts WASHINGTON, March 30 (Reuters) - A U.S. general on Friday said suicide attacks and car bombings soared 30 percent since the start of a security crackdown in Iraq last month, and ...
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  • Alec Baldwin offers to help pay college tuition of soldier departing for Iraq Open this result in new window
    Asbury Park Press - Mar 30 7:59 AM
    Actor Alec Baldwin was so moved by the story of an 18-year-old Army soldier who is scheduled to serve in Iraq, he's going to help pay for her college education after she leaves the military. Baldwin was so moved by a March 4 New York Times story about Pvt. Resha Kane's last day with family and friends before going for training to prepare for serving in Iraq that he not his people tracked down ...
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  • Group decries 'egregious earmarks' in Democrats' Iraq funding bill Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Mar 30 6:11 AM
    A group that tracks Congressional earmarks, aka pork-barrel spending, says the military spending bills that Democrats pushed through Congress dedicate tens of billions to projects and causes that are in no way related to the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan....
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  • Pedaling to Iraq Open this result in new window
    WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg - Mar 30 12:33 PM
    Local students are pedaling a two-wheel taste of home to local soldiers serving in Iraq.
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  • U.S. toll in Iraq Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Mar 30 3:51 AM
    As of Thursday, at least 3,244 members of the U.S. military had died in Iraq since the beginning of the war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The latest identifications reported by the military: - Marine Staff Sgt. Marcus A....
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  • US seeks clarification on Saudi king's Iraq comments Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Mar 29 10:46 AM
    Washington was surprised by comments from Saudi King Abdullah criticizing the US presence in Iraq and was seeking clarification, US Under Secretary of State Nicholas Burns said Thursday.
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  • Iraq government racing against `despair' Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Mar 30 5:02 PM
    Suicide bombers and militiamen fought back ferociously in the seventh week of the Baghdad security crackdown, killing at least 508 people in the past six days, but the government vowed Friday it would win the race against terrorism and despair.
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  • Milk firm seeking Iraq pact cries foul Open this result in new window
    New Kerala - Mar 30 6:34 PM
    METAIRIE, La., March 30: A Louisiana company is challenging a taste test that indicated U.S. troops in Iraq prefer Middle Eastern dry milk to the American product.
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  • Iraq Leaves Us Vulnerable Globally and at Home Open this result in new window
    Central Connecticut State University Recorder - Mar 30 2:50 PM
    The war in Iraq has left us not only more vulnerable, but it has also emboldened our enemies. One of the many criticisms of the war in Iraq has been that it has left the United States with very few options to respond to any other crisis that may arise around the globe.
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