In a report to be released today, a panel of experts assembled by the U.S. Institute of Peace calls for a 50 percent reduction in U.S. forces in Iraq within three years and a total withdrawal and handover of security to the Iraqi military in five years.
President Bush met with wounded soldiers and military commanders Saturday before heading for the White House and a renewed fight with the Democratic-run Congress over future U.S. involvement in Iraq.
Elliott Nesch has walked more than 1,600 miles in protest of the Iraq war since he set out from Denver six months ago.
Bombs killed 20 people in Iraq on Saturday, including 15 in Baghdad, police said, as U.S. President George W. Bush said his resolve to press on with the job of stabilizing Iraq was as strong as ever.
President Bush wrapped up his participation at an Asia-Pacific summit Saturday and prepared for a renewed fight with the Democratic-run Congress over the future of the U.S. involvement in Iraq.
US President George W. Bush, expected to make a major speech next week to defend his Iraq strategy, urged war-weary lawmakers and the US public on Saturday to keep an open mind.
Republican presidential candidate John McCain warned Saturday that U.S. failure in Iraq would eventually pull America into a "wider and more difficult war" in the troubled region.
UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 8 -- The United Nations has delayed the release of a quarterly report on human rights in Iraq to avoid criticizing Washington and Baghdad while they are seeking to rally congressional and international support for the war effort, according to U.N. officials.
As of Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007, at least 3,760 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 3,071 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
President George W. Bush said on Saturday his resolve to press ahead with the effort to stabilize Iraq was as strong as ever, the latest indication he is unlikely to call for a major change in strategy when he delivers a report to Congress next week.