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GOP support for Iraq war slips (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 27 Jun 2007 03:47:35 GMT

Republican support for the Iraq war is slipping by the day. After four years of combat and more than 3,560 U.S. deaths, two Republican senators previously reluctant to challenge President Bush on the war announced they could no longer support the deployment of 157,000 troops and asked the president to begin bringing them home.

Poll: GOP support for Iraq war beginning to waver (CNN.com)
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Wed, 27 Jun 2007 03:14:06 GMT

Public support for the war in Iraq has fallen to a new low. Not only that, but Republican support is beginning to waver.

GOP Skepticism On Iraq Growing (Washington Post)
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Wed, 27 Jun 2007 02:30:31 GMT

Key Republican senators, signaling increasing GOP skepticism about President Bush's strategy in Iraq, have called for a reduction in U.S. forces and launched preemptive efforts to counter a much-awaited administration progress report due in September.

G.O.P. Senator Splits With Bush Over Iraq Policy (New York Times)
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Wed, 27 Jun 2007 01:58:07 GMT

Senator Richard G. Lugar of Indiana, the ranking Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee, has called for a change to the president?s Iraq policy.

Fighting for women's rights in Iraq (CNN.com)
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Tue, 26 Jun 2007 23:26:42 GMT

Yanar Mohammed left the comfort of her Toronto, Canada, home to return to Iraq and fight for a cause she says is overlooked in her native country -- women's rights.

Al-Qaida affiliate in Iraq claims Baghdad hotel bombing (International Herald Tribune)
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Wed, 27 Jun 2007 03:31:47 GMT

An Al-Qaida front group in Iraq claimed on Tuesday responsibility for the suicide bombing at Baghdad's Mansour hotel which killed 13 and wounded 27 people at a gathering of U.S.-allied tribal sheiks.

US chiefs: Iraq not ready to hold ground (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Tue, 26 Jun 2007 23:20:28 GMT

American military commanders now seriously doubt that Iraqi security forces will be able to hold the ground that U.S. troops are fighting to clear — gloomy predictions that strike at the heart of Washington's key strategy to turn the tide in Iraq.

U.S. military deaths in Iraq at 3,565 (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Tue, 26 Jun 2007 23:22:08 GMT

As of Tuesday, June 26, 2007, at least 3,565 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 2,927 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

Wavering Republicans prod Bush on Iraq (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Tue, 26 Jun 2007 22:19:37 GMT

President George W. Bush's fragile political firewall against Iraq war critics was under siege Tuesday, after two Republican senators broke cover and called for changes in US strategy.

Republicans reignite Iraq war debate (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
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Tue, 26 Jun 2007 21:09:11 GMT

President George W. Bush's Iraq war policy suffered a second blow in as many days on Tuesday when another senior senator from his Republican party publicly called for U.S. troop withdrawals.