President Bush held up Israel as a model for defining success in Iraq, saying Thursday the U.S. goal there is not to eliminate attacks but to enable a democracy that can function despite violence.
As of Thursday, June 28, 2007, at least 3,571 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 2,931 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
Army Sgt. Chris Tucker is a textbook case of the wear and tear of multiple deployments to Iraq and the strain this remarkably frustrating war has been on the men and women who serve in it.
On the day before it is due to be shut down, the U.N. unit that found no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq but failed to stop the U.S.-led invasion said on Thursday time had justified its methods and work.
President George W. Bush pleaded with Americans Thursday to give time for his troop "surge" in Iraq to work amid signs of increasing skepticism in his Republican party.
NEWPORT, Rhode Island (Reuters) -- President Bush pleaded for patience on his Iraq strategy Thursday as he scrambled to prevent further defections by fellow Republicans skeptical of his handling of the war.
President Bush held up Israel as a model for defining success in Iraq, saying Thursday that the goal of the U.S. mission there is not eliminating attacks but enabling a democracy that can function despite continuing violence.
New Prime Minister Gordon Brown appointed some critics of the Iraq war to his youthful circle of senior Cabinet ministers Thursday, underlining his ambition to heal rifts over the conflict and win back the support of disenchanted.
Just 27% of Americans believe that President Bush is doing a good or an excellent job handling the situation in Iraq. That's unchanged from a month ago. Twenty-two percent (22%) say the President is doing a "fair" job while 50% rate his performance as "poor" when it comes to Iraq.
Iraq is worrisome, but in the end it's an Iraqi and American fight.