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  • Democrats demand Iraq withdrawal in 2008 Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 17 minutes ago
    US Democrats unveiled a double-pronged attack on President George W. Bush over Iraq Thursday, demanding the withdrawal of all US combat troops from the unpopular war as early as March 2008.
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  • Iraq to seek neighbor nations' help Open this result in new window
    USA Today - 2 hours, 15 minutes ago
    Iraq will ask neighboring countries to help improve its security at a rare regional summit in Baghdad on Saturday that will be attended by the United States. he Iraqi government will lobby Iran, Syria and other countries to tighten their borders, stop funding sectarian militias and crack down on religious leaders in their countries who encourage violence.
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  • Democrats draw up Iraq deadlines Open this result in new window
    USA Today - 1 hour, 36 minutes ago
    House Democrats put themselves on a collision course with President Bush today by unveiling legislation that would set a deadline to begin withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq in March 2008.
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  • Brother's Departure for Iraq Weighs On Church's Family Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - 1 hour, 52 minutes ago
    As the Nationals celebrate Armed Forces Appreciation day, outfielder Ryan Church can't help but think of his brother who will be deployed to serve in Iraq on Sunday.
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  • Democrats seek 2008 Iraq troop withdrawal Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Mar 08 4:00 PM
    Democratic leaders in the U.S. Congress on Thursday proposed withdrawing all American combat troops from Iraq by mid-2008, saying President George W. Bush's war strategy had failed and that the United States must instead focus on a brewing storm in Afghanistan.
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  • Democratic bill would have troops out of Iraq by fall 2008 Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Mar 08 3:39 PM
    Democrats in the House and Senate pushed legislation Thursday that would have U.S. combat troops out of Iraq by August 2008, or sooner if certain benchmarks of progress aren't met, but the White House said the president would veto any such proposal.
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  • Petraeus: More needed to end Iraq unrest Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Mar 08 2:30 PM
    Military force alone is not sufficient to end the violence in Iraq and political talks must eventually include some militant groups now opposing the U.S.-backed government, the new commander of U.S. forces in Iraq said Thursday. "This is critical," Gen. David Petraeus said in his first news conference since taking over command last month. He noted that such political negotiations "will determine ...
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  • Democrats want Iraq pullout by fall 2008 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Mar 08 3:21 PM
    In a direct challenge to President Bush, House Democrats unveiled legislation Thursday requiring the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Iraq by the fall of next year. The White House said Bush would veto it.
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  • Clinton proposes new 'GI Bill' for US wounded in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Mar 08 3:59 PM
    Presidential candidate Senator Hillary Clinton denounced Thursday the shabby rehabilitation of US soldiers wounded in Iraq and proposed new standards of care.
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  • A look at Democratic plans on Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Mar 08 3:17 PM
    Highlights of separate measures on the Iraq war that House and Senate Democratic leaders released Thursday:
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  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq at 3,188 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Mar 08 3:55 PM
    As of Thursday, March 8, 2007, at least 3,188 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 2,564 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
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  • Woodlands Soldier Killed In Iraq Open this result in new window
    KPRC Click2Houston.com via Yahoo! News - Mar 08 3:20 PM
    A soldier from The Woodlands was killed in an explosion in Iraq, KPRC Local 2 reported Thursday.
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  • U.S. will not rebuff Iran, Syria on talks about Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Mar 08 1:32 PM
    The United States on Thursday sent its clearest signal yet it is open to bilateral talks with Iran and Syria by saying it will not rebuff them if they wish to discuss stabilizing Iraq at a regional meeting this weekend.
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  • Every day is a sad women's day for women in Iraq. Open this result in new window
    The Nation via Yahoo! News - Mar 08 1:29 PM
    The Nation -- It's Women's Day in Iraq, again, but not the bread-and-roses kind of day women want. The fact is, since the US invasion, every day has been a sick-and-twisted kind of women's day in that country -- a day on which Iraqi women's rights and their lives are under assault.
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  • Democrats propose Iraq pullout by late 2008 Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Mar 08 12:17 PM
    House Democrats intensified debate with President George W. Bush on Thursday, announcing legislation that would pull troops out of Iraq before the fall of 2008. Photo: Speaker Nancy Pelosi at a press conference.
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  • Democrats demand withdrawal from Iraq by late 2008 Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Mar 08 11:59 AM
    US Democrats directly challenged President George W. Bush Thursday, with a plan to withdraw troops from Iraq by September 2008, and much sooner if he cannot demonstrate progress in the unpopular war.
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  • Analysis: Iraq solution proves elusive Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Mar 08 12:34 PM
    America's new top general in Iraq said Thursday that force alone cannot halt the violence and the U.S. must talk to insurgent groups an old idea that's been tried before but has in the past faltered in the complex web of Iraqi politics.
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  • U.S. says it's willing to talk with Iran, Syria at Iraq meeting Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Mar 08 12:05 PM
    The United States is open to bilateral talks with Iran or Syria at a conference in Baghdad this weekend if either country approaches U.S. officials to discuss stabilizing Iraq, a top State Department official said Thursday.
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  • Georgia to double troops in Iraq Open this result in new window
    BBC News - 23 minutes ago
    Georgia announces that it will more than double the number of its troops fighting as part of the US-coalition in Iraq.
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  • As Iraq Exit Plan Arrives, Democrats' Rift Remains Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Mar 08 12:15 PM
    Even in her conservative Kansas district, calls and letters to freshman House Democrat Nancy Boyda show a constituency overwhelmingly ready for U.S. troops to come home from Iraq.
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  • Democrats Propose Iraq Pullout by Fall 2008 Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Mar 08 10:43 AM
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the deadline would be attached to legislation providing nearly $100 billion for the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns.
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  • Main players in Iraq regional conference Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Mar 08 11:58 AM
    A regional conference in Baghdad on Saturday aims to rally support behind the Iraqi government and map out ways to cooperate in easing the country's bloody conflict. But the participants are coming in with starkly different agendas. The session gathers diplomats from Iraq's Arab neighbors as well as Iran, Turkey, the United States and the four other permanent members of the U.N. Security Council.
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  • Pentagon to send more troops to Iraq, keep high levels to 2008 Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Mar 08 10:54 AM
    Brushing aside US public opinion, the Pentagon is to send more soldiers to Iraq on top of the extra troops announced in January which may now have to stay in the country until February 2008.
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  • U.S. commander in Iraq assessing necessary troop level Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Mar 08 10:38 AM
    The new commander of U.S. forces in Iraq said Thursday he is assessing how many U.S. troops are needed there.
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  • No military solution to Iraq, U.S. general says Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Mar 08 9:53 AM
    The new commander of U.S. troops in Iraq has warned that military force alone will not be enough to quell the country's violent insurgency.
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  • New US commander says no military solution to Iraq conflict Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Mar 08 9:38 AM
    The new US commander in Iraq, General David Petraeus, urged Iraq's leaders on Thursday to put aside sectarian rancour and warned there was no "military solution" to the nation's conflict.
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  • House Democrats seek mid-2008 Iraq withdrawal Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Mar 08 10:02 AM
    Democratic leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday proposed legislation that would bring American combat troops out of Iraq by August 2008 at the latest.
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  • Democratic bill would have troops out of Iraq by fall 2008 Open this result in new window
    Sports Illustrated - Mar 08 9:44 AM
    House Democrats proposed legislation Thursday that would have U.S. combat troops out of Iraq by August 2008 -- or sooner if certain benchmarks of progress aren't met.
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  • New US commander says no military solution for Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Mar 08 9:36 AM
    The new US commander in Iraq, General David Petraeus, said on Thursday reinforcements pouring into Baghdad have a long task ahead of them and warned there is no military solution to the conflict.
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  • Congress plans Iraq pullout deadlines Open this result in new window
    Chicago Tribune - 2 hours, 50 minutes ago
    Laying out their toughest challenge for the Bush administration since taking control of Congress, Democrats in the House and Senate moved Thursday to set firm deadlines to withdraw all U.S. combat troops from Iraq in 2008.
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  • U.S. will not walk away from talks with Iran on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Mar 08 8:38 AM
    The United States sent on Thursday its clearest signal to date that it is open to bilateral talks with Iran and Syria, saying it will not "walk away" if either approaches to discuss stabilizing Iraq at a neighbors conference this weekend.
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  • No military solution for Iraq: US commander Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Mar 08 8:51 AM
    The new US commander in Iraq warned Thursday that there is no military solution to the conflict and urged political talks.
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  • Dems Want Fall 2008 Iraq Pullout Open this result in new window
    Time Magazine - Mar 08 9:14 AM
    House Democrats unveiled legislation Thursday requiring the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Iraq by the fall of next year
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  • Bush Threatens to Veto Democrats' Iraq Plan Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Mar 08 8:42 AM
    Bush administration officials escalated the fight over a new spending package for the Iraq war yesterday, saying for the first time that the president will veto a House Democratic plan because it includes a timetable to start bringing troops home within a year and would undermine military efforts.
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  • Iraq conference will test US readiness to deal with Iran, Syria Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Mar 08 7:06 AM
    Saturday's conference in Baghdad bringing US, Iranian and Syrian officials together around the same table will put to the test Washington's readiness to engage its adversaries to end the chaos in Iraq.
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  • General says work in Iraq will take a long time Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Mar 08 12:07 PM
    The new U.S. commander in Iraq, General David Petraeus, warned that U.S. troops faced a long road ahead and left open the possibility that even more soldiers would be called to serve.
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  • Dems push timetable for Iraq pullout Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Mar 08 7:31 AM
    Congressional Democrats have decided to push a specific timeline for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.
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  • House Democrats to unveil Iraq war plan Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Mar 08 6:37 AM
    In a direct challenge to President Bush, House Democrats are advancing legislation requiring the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Iraq by the fall of next year.
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  • Dems To Unveil Iraq War Plan Open this result in new window
    Time Magazine - Mar 08 6:45 AM
    House Democrats are advancing legislation requiring the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Iraq by the fall of next year
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  • Petraeus: Force 'not sufficient' to quell violence in Iraq Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Mar 08 5:56 AM
    U.S. Gen. David Petraeus declined to predict the size of the expected Diyala, Iraq, reinforcements Thursday. But he stressed that military force alone is "not sufficient" to end the violence in Iraq and political talks must eventually include some militant groups now opposing the U.S.-backed government.
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  • Democrats want Iraq pullout by late 2008 Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Mar 08 10:25 AM
    In a direct challenge to President Bush, House Democrats unveiled legislation Thursday requiring the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Iraq by the fall of next year.
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  • Georgia to more than double troops in Iraq Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Mar 08 5:26 PM
    The embassy of the Republic of Georgia said Thursday the former Soviet republic is raising the number of soldiers it has with the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq to more than 2,000 from its current 850.
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  • 8 Captured In Iraq Security Crackdown Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Mar 08 4:30 PM
    U.S. and Iraqi troops captured eight suspected insurgents in raids as part of a campaign to stop insurgents from regrouping outside Baghdad during the ongoing security crackdown. Meanwhile, the top U.S. commander in Iraq says more troops are needed.
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  • Democrats set Iraq pull-out plans Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Mar 08 12:28 PM
    Democrats in the US Congress propose legislation requiring all US troops to leave Iraq by August 2008.
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  • 3rd ID prepares for third deployment to Iraq Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Mar 08 4:17 PM
    In a continuing "NBC Nightly News" series called "On the Line," NBC's Mike Taibbi is following members of the Third Infantry Division, 2nd Battalion, 69th Regiment to Iraq. In this installment, Mike reports from Fort Benning, Ga., as the soldiers -- and their families -- prepare for deployment.
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  • WH scoffs at Democrat's Iraq plan Open this result in new window
    UPI - Mar 08 4:04 PM
    The White House Thursday called the Democrats' Iraq withdrawal plan as precipitous and a non-starter with the U.S. government.
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  • U.S. Leaves Door Open to Talks With Iran on Iraq (Update1) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Mar 08 2:49 PM
    March 8 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. envoy to a meeting of Iraq's neighbors in Baghdad left open the possibility of direct talks with Iran and Syria about their interference in Iraq.
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  • Rep. Hilda L. Solis: My Trip to Iraq Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Mar 08 3:33 PM
    This past weekend I had the great privilege to travel to Iraq to visit with our servicemen and women and see for myself what was happening on the ground. After speaking with our troops, their commanders, and several Iraqi lawmakers, my belief was confirmed that we must redeploy our troops out of Iraq. Every day our brave servicemen and women face needless challenges that increase the risk to ...
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  • House Democrats Call for 2008 Pullout from Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Mar 08 3:42 PM
    After a contentious intra-party debate, Democrats in the House of Representatives outline a plan requiring U.S. troops to be withdrawn from Iraq by August of 2008. The provision is attached to a bill providing more funding for the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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  • Democrats Seek Withdrawal of Troops From Iraq in 2008 (Update5) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Mar 08 2:19 PM
    March 8 (Bloomberg) -- House Democrats said they will seek to force the withdrawal next year of U.S. combat troops from Iraq, a proposal that President George W. Bush's aides immediately said he would veto.
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  • No military solution to Iraq - U.S. chief Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Mar 08 2:59 AM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) -- U.S. and Iraqi security forces cannot solve the problem of violence in Iraq without political action and reconciliation with some militant groups, the U.S. commander in Iraq said on Thursday.
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  • GOP Eyes the Democrats' New Plan on Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Mar 08 3:42 PM
    Melissa Block talks with Rep. Adam Putnam (R-FL), the chairman of the Republican Conference. They discuss how Republicans will respond to the Democrats' proposal on withdrawing troops from Iraq in 2008.
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  • Sadr renews demand for US forces to leave Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Mar 08 4:10 AM
    Radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, whose whereabouts remain a mystery three weeks after US commanders said he had fled to Iran, renewed his demand on Thursday that US forces should leave Iraq.
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  • GOP Eyes the Democrats' New Plan on Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Mar 08 3:37 PM
    All Things Considered , March 8, 2007 Melissa Block talks with Rep. Adam Putnam (R-FL), the chairman of the Republican Conference. They discuss how Republicans will respond to the Democrats' proposal on withdrawing troops from Iraq in 2008.
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  • Democrats pitch Iraq pullout plans Open this result in new window
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - 18 minutes ago
    Washington - Declaring that U.S. troops don't belong in Iraq's civil war, House and Senate Democrats on Thursday put forward two bold proposals to begin redeploying forces out of the country and have them out in 2007 or 2008.
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  • U.S. general says no need now for more Iraq troops Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Mar 08 2:38 AM
    The U.S. military commander in Iraq said on Thursday he currently saw no immediate need to request more U.S. troops other than those already announced, but they would need to stay "well beyond the summer."
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  • Dal LaMagna: Members of U.S. Congress Conduct Live Video Conference with Members of Iraq Parliament Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Mar 08 2:02 PM
    Congressman Jim McDermott convened Members of the U.S. Congress in the House Recording Studio in the Rayburn Building to speak with Members of the Iraq Parliament who were convened in a studio in Amman Jordan by Dal LaMagna and Raed Jarrar of the Progressive Government Institute. Six Democrats: Jim McDermott D-WA, William Delahunt D-MA, Keith Ellison D-MN, Jay Inslee D-WA, Lynne Woolsey ...
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  • Military action alone won't solve Iraq's problems, Petraeus says Open this result in new window
    Los Angeles Times - Mar 08 1:42 PM
    The new U.S. commander in Iraq acknowledged today that U.S.-led forces could not protect all Iraqis from "thugs with no soul" bent on reigniting sectarian warfare.
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  • House Dems Ready for Showdown on Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Mar 08 12:50 PM
    Pelosi: Out of Iraq by 2008
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  • Iraq's northeastern border an open door for smugglers Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Mar 08 12:17 AM
    A truck loaded with crates of fruit shuddered over the muddy stream marking the northeastern limit of Iraq and halted while customs agents gave it a cursory once over.
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  • On Iraq visit, governor witnesses progress, high morale Open this result in new window
    The Arizona Republic - Mar 08 3:29 PM
    After a whirlwind, two-day visit to Iraq, Gov. Janet Napolitano said U.S. officials are seeing progress in the country and that she is not yet ready to call for a troop withdrawal.{b} Governor visits Afghanistan
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  • Murray leads the fight for wounded vets of Iraq war Open this result in new window
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer - 1 hour, 9 minutes ago
    Iraq veterans get shortchanged in the healing process: An anti-war senator becomes their advocate.
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  • Dems push for '08 exit from Iraq, GOP balks Open this result in new window
    Boston Herald - 24 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON - House Democrats unveiled a bill yesterday that would require the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Iraq by fall 2008. The White House said President Bush would veto it. Speaker Nancy...
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  • Democrats Seek Withdrawal of Troops From Iraq in 2008 (Update2) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Mar 08 11:34 AM
    March 8 (Bloomberg) -- House Democrats said they will seek to force the withdrawal next year of U.S. combat troops from Iraq in an escalation of their dispute with President George W. Bush over the war.
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  • Democrats push own plan to withdraw troops from Iraq Open this result in new window
    St. Petersburg Times - 1 hour, 28 minutes ago
    They want a deadline. The president promises a veto. WASHINGTON - House Democratic leaders unveiled an ambitious plan Thursday to require the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq by August 2008, or earlier if the Iraqi government fails to meet benchmarks for democracy, governance and security.
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  • Berlin man killed in Iraq, handling explosive device Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Mar 08 4:29 PM
    A Berlin man who dismantled explosives in Iraq for an environmental management, consulting and technical services company was killed on the job Thursday, WMUR-TV reported.
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  • Democrats Set Deadline for Iraq Withdrawal Open this result in new window
    NPR - Mar 08 11:42 AM
    Congressional Democrats agreed Thursday to set a date for troop withdrawal from Iraq. The deadline is fall of 2008. Disagreement remains within the Democratic party on an Iraq exit strategy, but one lawmaker predicts an ultimate resolution.
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  • House Democrats Push Iraq Troop Withdrawal Open this result in new window
    The Online NewsHour - Mar 08 6:29 PM
    House Democrats proposed a plan Thursday that would pull U.S. troops from Iraq by August 2008, though the White House has threatened a veto. Two Democratic representatives detail the legislation and discuss its prospects for success.
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  • Democrats Set Deadline for Iraq Withdrawal Open this result in new window
    NPR - Mar 08 11:52 AM
    Day to Day , March 8, 2007 Congressional Democrats agreed Thursday to set a date for troop withdrawal from Iraq. The deadline is fall of 2008. Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA), a vice admiral in the Navy who served in Afghanistan, talks with Alex Chadwick.
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  • Pelosi has steadfastly opposed President Bush's policies in Iraq [AP] Open this result in new window
    Aljazeera - 15 minutes ago
    Democratic leaders in the US House of Representatives have proposed legislation that would bring American combat troops out of Iraq by August 2008 at the latest.
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  • Iran big winner in Iraq so far Open this result in new window
    The Washington Times - 2 hours, 6 minutes ago
    Iraqi Shiites and Sunnis agree on one thing -- the big winner so far in the bitter sectarian strife in their country is Iran. "America handed Iraq to Iran on a golden plate," Saleh al-Mutlaq, a Sunni politician, told the Chicago Tribune.
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  • Democrats Want Iraq Pullout by Fall 2008 Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Mar 08 9:03 AM
    Congressional Democrats Unveil Plan to Withdraw U.S. Troops From Iraq by Fall of 2008
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  • More US troops sought for Iraq: Gates Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Mar 07 9:59 PM
    The top US commander in Iraq has requested 2,200 more US military police for Iraq, US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday, adding to a surge of US combat forces already underway.
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  • Dems introduce 2008 deadline for Iraq exit Open this result in new window
    UPI - Mar 08 9:24 AM
    House Democrats were meeting Thursday to discuss a new Iraq plan that calls for troops to begin withdrawal in early 2008.
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  • Democrats and Bush head for Iraq showdown Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - Mar 08 5:18 PM
    The Bush administration and the Democratic party squared up for what could turn into a bitter constitutional showdown over a congressional plan unveiled on Thursday that is designed to force the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq by 2008.
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  • Democrats bill will pull US troops out of Iraq by August 2008 Open this result in new window
    The Scotsman - 59 minutes ago
    DEMOCRAT leaders in the United States' House of Representatives have proposed legislation that would bring American combat troops out of Iraq by August 2008 at the latest.
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  • Main players in Iraq regional conference Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Mar 08 1:07 PM
    A regional conference in Baghdad on Saturday aims to rally support behind the Iraqi government and map out ways to cooperate in easing the country's bloody conflict. But the participants are coming in with starkly different agendas. The session gathers diplomats from Iraq's Arab neighbors as well as Iran, Turkey, the United States and the four other permanent members of ...
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  • Democrats Seeking Troop Withdrawal From Iraq by End of 2008 Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Mar 08 8:34 AM
    March 8 (Bloomberg) -- House Democrats will seek a vote on legislation requiring the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of 2008 as part of a military spending measure, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.
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  • Key Iraq Sunni group warns against oil law Open this result in new window
    UPI - Mar 08 8:10 AM
    The top Sunni clerical group in Iraq has warned parliament not to approve the hydrocarbons law, claiming it will deprive Iraqis from its oil wealth. "We ...
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  • Turkey: Foreign firms want into Iraq oil Open this result in new window
    UPI - Mar 08 8:09 AM
    The Turkish energy minister says foreign companies are contacting its state oil company about ventures for oil in Iraq. Hilmi Guler said companies have ...
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  • Outside View: Iraq's economic war Open this result in new window
    UPI - Mar 08 7:49 AM
    Late last month the U.S. Department of Defense sent out an email asking for Army Reserve soldiers and civilian employees to volunteer for service in Iraq ...
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  • Pull out plans spark heated debate about Iraq in Colorado Open this result in new window
    9 News Denver - 16 minutes ago
    KUSA - The Democratic plan to set a deadline for troops to pull out of Iraq is, with little surprise, causing a deep divide between politicians in Washington and here in Colorado.
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  • Petraeus: More Needed to End Iraq Unrest Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Mar 08 7:34 AM
    U.S. Gen. David Petraeus Says More Than Military Force Needed to Stop Iraq Violence
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  • Petraeus says Iraq troop surge likely to last well beyond summer Open this result in new window
    Stars and Stripes - Mar 08 4:36 PM
    BAGHDAD The new U.S. commander in Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus, said he sees no immediate need to bring in more U.S. troops beyond the planned surge in Baghdad but that those coming in are likely to stick around well beyond the summer.
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  • U-S military in Iraq says insurgent attacks intensifying Open this result in new window
    Fox21 - 52 minutes ago
    BAGHDAD, Iraq The new U-S commander in Iraq says insurgents are trying to intensify their attacks despite the new U-S-Iraqi sweep of Baghdad. General David Petraeus says additional American forces will be sent to areas outside Baghdad where militants are regrouping.
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  • Iraq extra troops to stay beyond summer Open this result in new window
    Reuters.co.uk - 2 hours, 47 minutes ago
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The new American commander in Iraq said on Thursday military force alone will not end violence without political reconciliation and said U.S. troop reinforcements will probably stay "well beyond the summer".
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  • Dems to seek withdrawal from Iraq by '08 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Mar 07 9:09 PM
    House Democratic leaders intend to propose legislation requiring the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Iraq by the fall of 2008, and even earlier if the Iraqi government fails to meet security and other goals, congressional officials said Wednesday night.
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  • Iraq: US unveils plans for troop pullout Open this result in new window
    NDTV - 5 minutes ago
    In a direct challenge to President George W Bush, Democrats in the House of Representatives unveiled legislation requiring the withdrawal of US combat troops from Iraq by late 2008.
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  • Congressional Democrats Challenge Bush on Iraq Troop Withdrawals Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Mar 08 3:18 PM
    President Bush faces new challenges from the Democratic-controlled Congress over new troop deployments in Iraq and funding for military operations.
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  • U.S. to Have Additional Troops in Iraq by Early June (Update2) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Mar 08 7:49 AM
    March 8 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. military commander in Iraq, General David Petraeus, said the deployment of 21,500 additional soldiers and Marines will be complete by early June.
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  • Berlin man dies in Iraq Open this result in new window
    New Hampshire Union Leader - 29 minutes ago
    A Berlin native who worked in Iraq dismantling and destroying confiscated explosives and ordnance died yesterday when ammunition he was handling detonated, his sister said.
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  • Democrats and Bush head for Iraq showdown Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - Mar 08 6:35 PM
    The Bush administration and the Democratic party yesterday squared up for what could turn into a bitter constitutional showdown over a congressional plan unveiled yesterday designed to force the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq by 2008.
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  • House Dems proposes timeline for Iraq withdrawal Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Mar 08 11:01 AM
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her House Democratic leadership took direct aim at President Bush's Iraq policy today, proposing the withdrawal of all American troops by the end of 2008 -- just as Bush's two terms in the White House draw to a close. The...
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  • Violence leaves at least 90 dead across Iraq Open this result in new window
    Fox21 - 51 minutes ago
    BAGHDAD, Iraq Violence across Iraq Wednesday left about 90 people dead.
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  • US 'surge' in Iraq has positive impact, says top general Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - Mar 08 6:40 PM
    The top US general in Iraq yesterday said the military surge would continue "well beyond the summer", as leading Democrats in Congress vowed to press ahead with legislation setting a timetable for withdrawal.
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  • Dems to seek withdrawal from Iraq by '08 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Mar 07 8:39 PM
    House Democratic leaders intend to propose legislation requiring the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Iraq by the fall of 2008, and even earlier if the Iraqi government fails to meet security and other goals, Democratic officials said Wednesday night.
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  • Council on Foreign Relations Report Recommends US Troop Withdrawal From Iraq in 12-18 Months Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Mar 08 3:33 PM
    A new report by a senior analyst at the Council on Foreign Relations recommends the United States withdraw most of its armed forces from Iraq within the next 12 to 18 months.
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  • Army medic killed in Iraq deserves a hero's send-off, friend says Open this result in new window
    Winston-Salem Journal - 30 minutes ago
    GREENVILLE An Army medic from North Carolina who was killed while trying to help fellow soldiers after a bomb exploded in Iraq deserves a hero's send-off, a family friend said Wednesday. Spc. Ryan D. Russell, 20, of Elm City died Monday when an improv
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  • Petraeus: Force alone won't solve Iraq woes Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Mar 08 6:41 AM
    Military force alone is "not sufficient" to end the violence in Iraq and political talks must eventually include some militant groups now opposing the U.S.-backed government, the new commander of U.S. forces in Iraq said Thursday.
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  • Pentagon approves sending 2,200 more MPs to Iraq Open this result in new window
    Stars and Stripes - Mar 08 4:36 PM
    The Pentagon has approved a request to deploy an additional 2,200 military police to Iraq to support the increase of troops in Baghdad. And according to congressional testimony by Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England this week, up to 7,000 support troops could be needed to augment the surge.
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