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Lugar urges Bush to change course soon in Iraq (CNN.com)
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Tue, 26 Jun 2007 03:45:55 GMT

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."

GOP senator: Iraq plan not working (USA Today)
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Tue, 26 Jun 2007 03:19:52 GMT

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.

US: Biased Shiites moved from Iraq force (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Tue, 26 Jun 2007 01:42:50 GMT

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.

Iraq war divides U.S. mayors (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Tue, 26 Jun 2007 01:45:16 GMT

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.

Deadly blast hits Iraq peace talks (CNN.com)
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Mon, 25 Jun 2007 23:34:50 GMT

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.

U.S. military deaths in Iraq at 3,562 (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Tue, 26 Jun 2007 00:06:07 GMT

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.

GI survives breast cancer to serve in Iraq (USA Today)
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Mon, 25 Jun 2007 18:01:17 GMT

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.

Iraq Bomb Kills U.S.-Allied Sheiks (CBS News)
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Tue, 26 Jun 2007 03:48:31 GMT

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.

Lugar changes course on Iraq (UPI)
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Tue, 26 Jun 2007 03:55:51 GMT

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.

U.K. official denies urging Iraq apology (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Mon, 25 Jun 2007 17:12:51 GMT

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.