President Jalal Talabani left Iraq on Sunday for a nearly three-week trip to the United States that was expected to include a medical checkup.
Sgt. First Class Scott Brown, 33, was killed in Iraq Friday when his vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb.
A former Brookfield High School student has died fighting in Iraq.
As of Sunday, May 20, 2007, at least 3,421 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 2,773 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
Roadside bombings killed seven US soldiers and an interpreter, the military said on Sunday, putting May on track to be one of the deadliest months for US forces in Iraq since the March 2003 invasion.
President George W. Bush has turned a "tin ear" to intense criticism over Iraq and should compromise with Democrats on a new war funding bill, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.
US President George W. Bush has been told to prepare for a British U-turn on Iraq once Gordon Brown becomes prime minister, The Sunday Telegraph newspaper said.
May 20 (Bloomberg) -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said congressional Democrats will stick to demands for some form of accountability from President George W. Bush in any legislation to pay for U.S. military operations in Iraq.
Prime minister designate Gordon Brown on Sunday defended his government's decision to take the country to war in Iraq in the face of heckling from a protestor at a Labour Party meeting on Sunday.
President Bush has a "tin ear" when it comes to Iraq and should compromise with majority Democrats on a war spending bill with a timetable for U.S. troops to leave, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.