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That September Report on Iraq? It's Not the Only One. (Washington Post)
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Thu, 26 Jul 2007 02:16:52 GMT

The White House may have killed attempts to revive the much-heralded Iraq Study Group, but the Bush administration will still face a tough, independent evaluation of the progress in Iraq -- from one of its own agencies.

Hollywood Quickly Bringing the Iraq War Home (New York Times)
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Thu, 26 Jul 2007 02:23:55 GMT

Paul Haggis?s movie, ?In the Valley of Elah,? is part of a new willingness in the entertainment business to push even the touchiest debates about post-9/11 security, Iraq and the troops? status from the confines of documentaries into the realm of mainstream political drama.

House Resolution Rejects Permanent Bases in Iraq (New York Times)
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Thu, 26 Jul 2007 01:55:43 GMT

The House voted overwhelmingly to bar permanent U.S. military installations in Iraq as lawmakers readied for yet another clash over a demand to withdraw troops.

House Bill Bars Permanent Bases in Iraq (Washington Post)
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Thu, 26 Jul 2007 01:05:28 GMT

The House overwhelmingly approved legislation yesterday that would bar the establishment of permanent military bases in Iraq or use federal dollars to exercise control over Iraqi oil resources.

Our Enemy In Iraq Is Al-Qaida (Investor's Business Daily via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 25 Jul 2007 23:00:00 GMT

War On Terror: President Bush has given us concrete evidence that al-Qaida is our main foe in Iraq. Knowing this, those who push for a quick withdrawal can no longer plead ignorance of what their policy would mean.

Iraq envoy slams US over arms supplies (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 25 Jul 2007 23:22:56 GMT

Iraq's ambassador to the United States Wednesday launched a withering attack on US reluctance to provide basic weaponry to his country's ill-equipped armed forces.

Can Soccer Save Iraq? (Time Magazine)
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Wed, 25 Jul 2007 22:32:14 GMT

Iraq's Shi'ites, Sunnis and Kurds all celebrated the triumph of their national soccer team. If only politics were as easy

U.S. military deaths in Iraq at 3,638 (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 25 Jul 2007 23:20:36 GMT

As of Wednesday, July 25, 2007, at least 3,638 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 2,989 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

Iran ready to consider talks with U.S. on Iraq (USA Today)
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Wed, 25 Jul 2007 21:31:15 GMT

Iran is ready to consider high level talks with the United States regarding security in Iraq, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported Wednesday. The statement came a day after the American and Iranian ambassadors to Iraq met in Baghdad and agreed to set up a security subcommittee to carry forward talks on restoring stability in the wartorn nation.

House Democrats push new Iraq bill (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 25 Jul 2007 21:46:31 GMT

House Democrats have drafted new Iraq legislation they hope will appeal to Republicans fed up with the war: Start withdrawing troops in two months but leave it up to President Bush to decide when to complete the pullout.