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Bush draws Vietnam parallel in warning over Iraq withdrawal (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 22 Aug 2007 04:15:57 GMT

US President George W. Bush in a speech on Wednesday will warn that a US withdrawal from Iraq could produce a catastrophe similar to what occurred in Southeast Asia after US forces left Vietnam.

Obama: No military solution in Iraq (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 22 Aug 2007 03:08:40 GMT

Democrat Barack Obama said Tuesday the recent increase in American troops in Iraq may well have helped tamp down violence, but he insisted there is no military solution to the country's problems and U.S. forces should be redeployed soon.

41% - Iraq War: Right or Wrong? (Pew via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 22 Aug 2007 04:00:00 GMT

Some 41% of Americans now believe the U.S. made the right decision in using military force against Iraq, down from 45% in April of 2007. A 53% majority now say that using military force against Iraq was the wrong decision. And the number saying the U.S. military effort is not going well stands at 59% in the current survey.

Democrats Refocus Message on Iraq After Military Gains (Washington Post)
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Wed, 22 Aug 2007 02:27:49 GMT

Democratic leaders in Congress had planned to use August recess to raise the heat on Republicans to break with President Bush on the Iraq war. Instead, Democrats have been forced to recalibrate their own message in the face of recent positive signs on the security front, increasingly focusing the...

Bush to discuss Vietnam's legacy in speech on Iraq (USA Today)
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Wed, 22 Aug 2007 01:54:34 GMT

President Bush plans to argue today that a hasty "retreat" from Iraq would lead to the kinds of bloodbaths that followed U.S. withdrawals from Vietnam and Cambodia in the 1970s.

U.S. Uncovers Iraq Bribe Case (Washington Post)
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Wed, 22 Aug 2007 02:27:58 GMT

U.S. officials call it the largest bribery case to come out of the Iraq war. But where did the $9.6 million go?

Bush to invoke Vietnam in arguing against Iraq pullout (CNN.com)
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Wed, 22 Aug 2007 02:04:28 GMT

As he awaits a crucial progress report on Iraq, President Bush will try to put a twist on comparisons of the war to Vietnam by invoking the historical lessons of that conflict to argue against pulling out.

Bush sees progress, but speaks of 'frustration' with Iraq's leadership (CNN.com)
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Wed, 22 Aug 2007 02:05:41 GMT

President Bush acknowledged a mood of "frustration" hanging over Iraq's fractious, paralyzed government Tuesday.

Obama Sees a ?Complete Failure? in Iraq (New York Times)
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Wed, 22 Aug 2007 01:25:43 GMT

Senator Barack Obama said that even if the military escalation in Iraq was showing signs of progress, American troops should not be entangled in the strife there.

Reversing Course, France Seeks an Active Role in Iraq (New York Times)
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Wed, 22 Aug 2007 00:38:35 GMT

France believes that it may hold the key to peace in Iraq, proposing itself as an ?honest broker? between the Sunni, Shiite and Kurdish factions there.