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2008-07-22 09:00:12

By Brian Murphy and Qassim Abdul-Zahra Associated Press BAGHDAD -- Face to face with Iraq's leaders, Barack Obama gained fresh support Monday for the idea of pulling all U.S. combat forces from the war zone by 2010. But the Iraqis stopped short of actual timetables or endorsement of Obama's pledge to withdraw troops within 16 months if he wins the presidency. The Democratic presidential contender also got a military briefing -- and a helicopter tour -- from the top U.S. commander in the...

2008-07-22 00:00:20

BAGHDAD _ Sen. Barack Obama received a fresh boost Monday to his troop withdrawal plan from the Iraqi government, which directly affirmed for the first time that it shares Obama's goal of pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq by the end of 2010. On the first day of a two-day visit to Iraq aimed at burnishing his foreign policy credentials, Obama was given a red-carpet reception by a newly assertive Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who has only recently started calling for a troop withdrawal...

2008-07-21 08:44:37

U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., arrived in Iraq Monday for talks with U.S. and Iraqi officials and to meet U.S. troops, a U.S. Embassy spokesman said. Obama, the presumptive Democratic Party presidential candidate, is to meet with U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus, commanding general of the Multi-National Force in Iraq; U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Accompanying Obama on his second visit to Iraq are Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., a member of the...

2008-07-20 15:00:02

By JOHN E MULLIGAN With Sen. Jack Reed at his side, the presidential candidate meets with an Afghan official not far from where Osama bin Laden escaped after 9/11. Sen. Barack Obama landed in Kabul yesterday on an extraordinary wartime fact-finding mission with a strong political dimension. The Democratic candidate for president has an opportunity to raise -- or diminish -- his standing as a potential commander in chief and to argue the case that Afghanistan, not Iraq, should be the...

2008-07-20 12:00:20

By Peter Nicholas and M. Karim Faiez Los Angeles Times KABUL, Afghanistan -- Barack Obama met with U.S. troops Saturday, breakfasted with them today and received a military briefing on conditions in Afghanistan during the opening leg of an overseas trip designed to showcase his appeal in major foreign cities and reassure American voters that he would make a reliable commander-in-chief. Obama's trip is scheduled to include a visit to Iraq, and his foreign policy judgment got what appeared...

2008-07-20 09:00:12

Likely U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama had breakfast with U.S. troops in Afghanistan Sunday before meeting with the the country's president. Sen. Obama, D-Ill., ate his meal in the mess hall of an American military base in Kabul as he prepared for his first meeting with President Hamid Karzai, whose policies he has criticized in the past, CNN reported. Obama arrived in eastern Afghanistan Saturday with two other U.S. Senators, Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., and Jack Reed, D-R.I.,...

2008-07-18 18:00:20

WASHINGTON _ Barack Obama will spend next week touring the Middle East and Western Europe, a trip that has galvanized much of the world's attention because of his charisma, race and family background and the 180-degree shift he's promising from the Bush administration's foreign policy. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee will meet with top leaders of five nations considered key allies of the United States _ Jordan, Israel, Germany, France and England _ as well as with...

2008-07-15 15:00:00

By John E Mulligan As Sen. Barack Obama prepares to travel to Iraq with Sen. Jack Reed, Republicans question whether the Democratic candidate has softened his stance on a troop withdrawal. WASHINGTON -- As he prepares for his first trip to Iraq as a Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama is defending his 16-month timetable for pulling out U.S. combat forces, reasoning in part that it will permit a shift of troops to Afghanistan, which he depicted yesterday as the proper...

2008-07-15 00:00:15

By The Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) - Barack Obama said Saturday there is "little doubt we've moved into recession," underscoring the country's need for a second economic stimulus package, swift steps to shore up the housing market and a long-term energy policy to reduce reliance on foreign oil imports. The Democratic presidential contender also said removing U.S. forces from Iraq won't be "perfectly neat," yet a call from Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for a withdrawal timetable...

2008-07-14 15:00:21

By JOHN E MULLIGAN; Sen John McCain Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has called on a bipartisan pair of Army veterans, Senators Jack Reed and Chuck Hagel, to accompany him to war-torn Iraq and Afghanistan. WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has called on a bipartisan pair of Army veterans, Senators Jack Reed and Chuck Hagel, to accompany him to war-torn Iraq and Afghanistan, a tour that could burnish his credentials for the fall campaign against...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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