Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid caused a stir Thursday when he said Gen. Peter Pace failed in his job of providing Congress a candid assessment on the Iraq war and that he was concerned Gen. David Petraeus might be guilty of the same.
The Senate's top Democrat, facing a mini-storm of Republican attacks over his reported criticism of military leaders, said on Thursday he had high regard for the U.S. commander in Iraq but wished Gen. David Petraeus would be "more candid" about the difficulties there.
A Senate panel voted to expand brain screenings and counseling for wounded veterans of the Iraq war.
The top Democrat in the US Senate on Thursday fired off unusually frank criticism of the generals running operations in Iraq, in an acerbic aside to his quarrel with the White House over the war.
Iraq is planning a second meeting with American and Iranian officials on improving security in the war-torn nation as a follow up to talks last month that broke a 27-year diplomatic freeze, Iraq's foreign minister said Thursday.
The remains of a Brazilian engineer who was kidnapped in Iraq in 2005 have been found and positively identified, the Brazilian foreign ministry said Thursday.
As of Thursday, June 14, 2007, at least 3,515 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 2,885 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
A handful of Sunni mosques were attacked or burned Thursday, but curfews and increased troop levels kept Iraq in relative calm a day after suspected al-Qaida bombers toppled the towering minarets of a prized Shiite shrine.
June 14 (Bloomberg) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid criticized Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Peter Pace and suggested that the top U.S. commander in Iraq, General David Petraeus ``isn't in touch with what's going on in Baghdad.''
The US Senate's Democratic leader on Thursday fired off unusually frank criticism of the generals running the Iraq war, in the latest escalation of a showdown with the White House.