Most of the Republican presidential hopefuls stood by President Bush's policy in Iraq while trying to grab a piece of Ronald Reagan's popular legacy Thursday in their first face-to-face debate of the 2008 campaign.
The House Republican leader said Sunday that GOP support could waver if President Bush's Iraq war policy does not succeed by the fall.
Nine U.S. soldiers died in Iraq on Sunday, including six killed in a roadside bombing northeast of Baghdad, the U.S. military reported.
Iraq's foreign minister said Sunday that he expects to soon see "substantive discussions" among U.S., Iranian and Iraqi diplomats on improving security and stability in his country. But it was unclear if the United States and Iran had agreed to a meeting.
US Vice President Dick Cheney leaves Tuesday on a four-country visit of the Middle East, looking to shore up support for Iraq among its neighbors and increase pressure on Iran, US officials say.
One of America's premier newspapers wrote Sunday that the time has come to bring US troops home from Iraq, as support across the United States for continuing US military operations there continues to erode.
As of Sunday, May 6, 2007, at least 3,373 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 2,738 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
Eight American soldiers were killed in Iraq on Sunday, including six who died along with a European journalist in a roadside bomb attack north of Baghdad, the U.S. military said.
Democratic congressional leaders said on Sunday they would "shake the White House" to pressure President George W. Bush to get U.S. troops out of Iraq as they seek a new war-funding bill to replace the one Bush vetoed.
A British soldier who was seriously injured by a roadside bomb in southern Iraq last week died on Sunday in a hospital, the defence ministry said.