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Second British general bashes US strategy in Iraq (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Sun, 02 Sep 2007 03:34:19 GMT

The British backlash over the US handling of post-invasion Iraq grew Sunday as another military commander blasted Washington's "fatally flawed" policy.

Iraq Far From U.S. Goals for Energy (Washington Post)
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Sun, 02 Sep 2007 01:42:21 GMT

Iraq's crucial oil and electricity sectors still need roughly $50 billion to meet demand, analysts and officials say, even after the United States has poured more than $6 billion into them over more than four years.

Briton Blames Rumsfeld for Situation in Iraq (Washington Post)
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Sun, 02 Sep 2007 01:09:09 GMT

LONDON, Sept. 1 -- The general who headed the British army during the 2003 Iraq invasion said that former U.S. defense secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld's handling of postwar Iraq was "intellectually bankrupt" and pointed to Rumsfeld as "one of those most responsible for the current situation in Iraq."

2 Venice films look at Iraq war horrors (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Sun, 02 Sep 2007 00:57:12 GMT

Two Hollywood films that take up the politics of the Iraq war grew out of the conviction that the American public was not getting the full picture of the violence.

U.S. military deaths in Iraq at 3,738 (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Sat, 01 Sep 2007 23:23:19 GMT

As of Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007, at least 3,738 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 3,061 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

Iraq war marches onto centre stage at Venice film fest (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Sat, 01 Sep 2007 21:21:08 GMT

The Iraq war has emerged as the big topic at this year's Venice film festival, with a film Saturday by a Canadian director showing the harrowing toll it is taking on returning US soldiers.

Saudis mull next move on Iraq embassy (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Sat, 01 Sep 2007 19:10:14 GMT

Saudi Arabia is examining a report by a technical team which recently visited Iraq to decide its next move on reopening its embassy in Baghdad, a minister said on Saturday.

Lawmaker home from Iraq visit calls for end to war (CNN.com)
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Sat, 01 Sep 2007 17:45:03 GMT

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush's strategy in Iraq isn't working, a Democratic congresswoman said Saturday as she repeated calls to start withdrawing U.S. troops.

Bush, Congress to renew battle over Iraq (Los Angeles Times)
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Sun, 02 Sep 2007 04:32:35 GMT

President Bush and the Democratic-led Congress are heading for another collision over the war in Iraq this month, framed by a flurry of conflicting assessments of military and political progress, and culminating in an impassioned debate over how soon U.S. forces should be withdrawn.

Senate Democrats Ready to Change Approach on Iraq War Deadlines (CQPolitics.com via Yahoo! News)
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Sat, 01 Sep 2007 15:45:49 GMT

Senate Democrats are revising their major war legislation to attract votes to pass and potentially launch a withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq by year’s end.