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2006-05-02 09:39:53

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three U.S. soldiers who took video cameras to Iraq to make a new film called "War Tapes" have strong, varied and sometimes surprising views but they agree on one thing -- Americans don't know enough about war. Edited from 800 hours of footage filmed over a year in Iraq, the documentary which had its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival this weekend aspires to change that. "There's three individuals, one is pro-Bush (and) pro-mission, another...

2006-05-02 09:38:35

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three U.S. soldiers who took video cameras to Iraq to make a new film called "War Tapes" have strong, varied and sometimes surprising views but they agree on one thing -- Americans don't know enough about war. Edited from 800 hours of footage filmed over a year in Iraq, the documentary which had its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival this weekend aspires to change that. "There's three individuals, one is pro-Bush (and) pro-mission, another...

2006-04-23 16:50:35

TWENTYNINE PALMS, California (Reuters) - President Bush on Sunday called Iraqi leaders, including the new prime minister-designate, to congratulate them on moving to form a unity government, saying they had "awesome responsibilities" to the Iraqi people. Bush called Shi'ite leader Jawad al-Maliki, prime minister-designate, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, a Kurd, and Sunni Islamist Mahmoud al-Mashhadani, who was elected parliamentary speaker. "It was a remarkable phone call," Bush...

2006-04-06 17:47:02

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Britain on Thursday turned up the pressure on Iraqi leaders to form a government of national unity, with Britain's defense minister saying delays only served to help terrorists. "There is a great deal of urgency about this," John Reid said during a joint Pentagon briefing with Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. "I think it is the most important thing on the agenda in Iraq, which is to respond to the efforts of the...

2006-03-31 15:20:00

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. military deaths declined in the Iraq war for a fifth straight month in March even as insurgent attacks continue unabated with Iraqis increasingly the targets. There have been 2,327 U.S. military deaths in the war, and another 17,381 troops have been wounded in action, the Pentagon said on Friday. But the monthly U.S. military death toll has steadily dropped since reaching 96 last October, the fourth deadliest month of the war. There were at least 29...

2006-03-30 10:46:51

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia denied on Thursday a Pentagon report that a Russian diplomat gave intelligence on U.S. military moves to Baghdad during the Iraq War and said the report was intended to distract attention from problems in Iraq. Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Mikhail Kamynin said in a statement that Moscow had looked into the assertions but that they were wrong. U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice had asked Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov to look into the report...

2006-03-28 13:30:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon has photographs that show Iraqi and U.S. forces were fired on from buildings filled with weapons in an operation that has generated controversy after Shi'ite accounts of a mosque massacre, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John Warner, said on Tuesday. Accusations of a U.S.-led massacre of unarmed worshipers on the weekend have prompted the Shi'ite-led Iraqi government to demand that U.S. forces give up control of security. U.S. commanders in Iraq...

2006-03-22 15:16:03

By Steve Holland WHEELING, West Virginia (Reuters) - President George W. Bush urged Iraqi leaders on Wednesday to settle differences and form a unity government and for Iraqi troops to get ready to defend their country, in a reflection of U.S. impatience. Bush attempted to rally flagging American support for the Iraq war in a speech at the ornate Capitol Music Hall. Wednesday was the fifth consecutive day he has spoken in public about the increasingly unpopular conflict, which began...

2006-03-20 16:29:53

By Tabassum Zakaria CLEVELAND (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said on Monday he understands that unrelenting violence in Iraq has shaken Americans' confidence but pledged the United States will not abandon the country as the fourth post-invasion year begins. In a series of speeches, Bush is trying to convince an increasingly skeptical public that he has a winning strategy for Iraq amid widespread concerns that sectarian violence is turning into civil war. Speaking to the City...

2006-03-20 16:02:17

By Tabassum Zakaria CLEVELAND (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said on Monday he understands that unrelenting violence in Iraq has shaken Americans' confidence but pledged the United States will not abandon the country as the fourth post-invasion year begins. In a series of speeches, Bush is trying to convince an increasingly skeptical public that he has a winning strategy for Iraq amid widespread concerns that sectarian violence is turning into civil war. Speaking to the City...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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