Republican support for President Bush's Iraq war policy suffered a significant crack Monday evening when Republican Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana urged the president to change course in Iraq "very soon."
Sen. Richard Lugar, a senior Republican and a reliable vote for President Bush on the war, said Monday that Bush's Iraq strategy was not working and that the U.S. should downsize the military's role.
More than a third of Iraq's national police battalion commanders are now Sunni after a purge of Shiites who had a sectarian bias, a U.S. general said Monday.
The U.S. Conference of Mayors narrowly endorsed a resolution Monday calling for the Bush administration to begin planning for the swift withdrawal of troops from Iraq.
A suicide bomber detonated his explosives inside a busy central Baghdad hotel, killing at least 12 people -- most of them Sunni and Shiite tribal leaders meeting as part of Iraq's reconciliation effort -- Iraqi officials said.
As of Monday, June 25, 2007, at least 3,562 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 2,906 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Cowie's mission and dream of serving in Iraq almost ended before it began when tests on a tumor confirmed the worst: She had breast cancer.
A suicide blast at a Baghdad hotel has killed at least 13 people, including four Sunni sheiks whose group joined the U.S. fight against al Qaeda, and a senior politician who recently told CBS News about his plan to oust Iraq's prime minister.
Sen. Richard Lugar, a key Republican supporter of President Bush on the war in Iraq, Monday called for a change of direction to protect vital U.S. interests.
The new deputy leader of Britain's governing Labour Party on Monday denied saying the government should apologize over Iraq, despite a broadcast debate showing her agreeing that an apology was in order.