President Bush drew sporadic, startling criticism Tuesday night from Republican White House hopefuls unhappy with his handling of the Iraq war, his diplomatic style and his approach to immigration.
US Republican presidential hopefuls hammered Democrats on Iraq Tuesday and began to split with beleaguered President George W. Bush, in their third 2008 campaign debate.
U.N. inspectors warned that insurgents in Iraq were using chlorine to kill and wound civilians and could, given the country's expertise in chemical arms in the past, develop other weapons-grade toxic agents.
Several Republican senators Tuesday called for President Bush to implement a new war strategy based on recommendations by the Iraq Study Group, which advocated winding down the U.S. combat mission.
As of Tuesday, June 5, 2007, at least 3,494 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 2,838 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
Republican presidential hopefuls hammered Democrats over Iraq Tuesday and denied the United States had been wrong to go to war, in a hawkish start to their third presidential debate.
Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Sam Brownback of Kansas both admitted Tuesday night they voted to authorize the U.S. military invasion of Iraq without reading the formal National Intelligence Estimate in advance.
Iraq would descend into chaos if the United States pulls out of the country, the US envoy to Baghdad said in an interview to air Wednesday.
At least 19 people were killed and 25 others were wounded when a suicide bomber blew up his car in a market just outside Iraq's western city of Falluja on Tuesday, police said.
New challenges to President George W. Bush over Iraq brewed in a restive US Congress Tuesday, following a bloody month for US troops and a further erosion in public backing for the war.