Vice President Dick Cheney says he is "willing to bet" that Democratic lawmakers will back down and approve a war-spending bill that doesn't call for U.S. troops to leave Iraq. Top Democratic leaders shot back that Cheney has lost all public credibility.
Cars, minibuses and roadside bombs exploded in Shiite Muslim enclaves across the city Sunday, killing at least 45 people in sectarian violence that defied the Baghdad security crackdown, while a radical anti-U.S. cleric raised a new threat to Iraq's government.
Kurdish northern Iraq is largely a peaceful corner of a nation devastated by war, but its desire for independence could create even more instability
The White House and Democratic leaders in Congress will spend much of this week arguing over Iraq war funding. On Sunday, Vice President Cheney called Democrats "irresponsible" for including timetables for troop withdrawals in military spending legislation.
Anti-U.S. Shiite cleric and militia leader Muqtada al-Sadr will announce Monday the departure of his movement's six ministers from Iraq's government to press demands for the U.S. to leave Iraq, the bloc's spokesman Saleh al-Ageili told CNN.
As of Sunday, April 15, 2007, at least 3,300 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 2,674 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
Vice President Dick Cheney called Congressional Democrats irresponsible for using a war spending bill to set a timetable for withdrawing troops from Iraq.
Vice President Dick Cheney said on Sunday the United States can win in Iraq and accused Democrats pushing for a US troop withdrawal of being "irresponsible."
Two people were killed and one very seriously wounded Sunday when two British military helicopters crashed in Iraq, Defence Secretary Des Browne said.
A string of car bombs and suicide attacks across Iraq on Sunday killed and wounded dozens in what has been a bloody weekend for the war-ravaged nation.