More than four years after Saddam Hussein's ouster, the Security Council voted Friday to shut down the U.N. inspection bodies that helped uncover his illegal weapons programs but were then banned from Iraq by the United States.
As Democratic leaders sit mired in low approval ratings, they plan a legislative blitz on Iraq.
The Marines won't kick out an Iraq war veteran who made anti-war statements in a speech and wore part of his uniform at a protest, the service said Friday, despite a recommendation to discharge him early.
British police defused two car bombs Friday which could have caused carnage in London's entertainment district and which counter-terrorism experts said resembled those used in Iraq.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Democratic leaders vowed Friday to keep up the pressure on President Bush to end the Iraq war with more votes next month on withdrawing U.S. troops.
As of Friday, June 29, 2007, at least 3,576 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 2,934 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
Anti-war Democrats fine-tuned a new line of attack over Iraq Friday, hoping to exploit President George W. Bush's political woes with a fresh call for troop withdrawal timetables.
As the United Nations officially disbanded its weapons inspections unit for Iraq on Friday, the United States again defended faulty intelligence it had cited to justify its 2003 invasion of the country.
The U.N. team searched for weapons that the U.S. and Britain said were held by Hussein and posed an imminent threat. — The Security Council on Friday shut down the weapons inspection program that was at the heart of the U.N.'s effort to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
Democratic leaders of Congress Friday took the wraps off a new effort to force troop withdrawals from Iraq, hoping to heap more political misery on a weakened President George W. Bush.