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Petraeus to argue against big Iraq troop cuts (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
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Mon, 10 Sep 2007 04:31:17 GMT

In a report considered crucial to U.S. strategy in the highly unpopular war in Iraq, the top U.S. commander there is expected to tell Congress on Monday that U.S. troop levels should not be cut deeply.

US commander's testimony is key for Iraq policy (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Mon, 10 Sep 2007 04:24:27 GMT

Lawmakers girded for a week of political clashes as the US war commander in Iraq, General David Petraeus, prepares to plead Monday for more time to pacify the fractured nation.

Back From Iraq, Still Facing Fire (New York Times)
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Mon, 10 Sep 2007 03:08:25 GMT

The Op-Ed page asked six experts on the Iraq conflict to come up with three questions they would pose to the United States ambassador to Iraq, Ryan Crocker, and the top American general there, David Petraeus.

The Iraq Report's Other Voice (Washington Post)
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Mon, 10 Sep 2007 02:24:48 GMT

Two witnesses will testify to Congress today on progress in Iraq. One arrived last week from Baghdad aboard a military aircraft, flanked by a bevy of aides and preceded by a team of advisers assigned a suite of Pentagon offices. The other flew commercial, glad that the flight was long enough to q...

Poll: Most want Iraq pullout deadline (USA Today)
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Mon, 10 Sep 2007 03:10:49 GMT

A USA TODAY/Gallup Poll taken Friday and Saturday finds that a White House push to spotlight progress in Iraq, including President Bush's surprise stop in Anbar province last week, hasn't fundamentally changed attitudes toward the war.

Democrats' Struggle to Change Course in Iraq Has Produced Much Debate, Little Action (Washington Post)
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Mon, 10 Sep 2007 02:24:58 GMT

On the morning of Dec. 18, 2006, the phone lines in the office of incoming Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid suddenly lit up -- a warning signal that the coming debate over Iraq could prove a perilous exercise for congressional Democrats.

Democrats talk Iraq in Univision debate (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Mon, 10 Sep 2007 01:28:02 GMT

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton insisted Sunday night it's time to start pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq as she and her Democratic presidential rivals debated the war on the eve of a much-awaited assessment by U.S. commanding Gen. David Petraeus.

Congress, White House Battle Over Iraq Assessment (Washington Post)
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Mon, 10 Sep 2007 01:31:30 GMT

On the eve of crucial testimony on Capitol Hill about the war in Iraq, the White House and its allies are feuding with congressional Democrats over the credibility and independence of one of today's star witnesses, Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, the commander of U.S. forces there.

Military Holds Most Trust in Iraq Debate, New Poll Finds (New York Times)
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Sun, 09 Sep 2007 23:23:05 GMT

Americans trust military commanders far more than the Bush administration or Congress to bring the war in Iraq to a successful end, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News Poll.

Clinton pushed on Iraq in Spanish debate (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Mon, 10 Sep 2007 00:04:22 GMT

Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday it's time to start bringing U.S. troops home from Iraq, no matter how optimistic an assessment President Bush's leading advisers give of the war there.