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2006-03-09 12:45:00

By Vicki Allen WASHINGTON -- Iraqi security forces, not U.S. troops, should be the ones to try to deal with any civil war in Iraq, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said on Thursday. Rumsfeld was confronted with mounting concerns among senators over the risks of a civil war when he appeared before a congressional committee to defend massive U.S. spending on the Iraq war. "The plan is to prevent a civil war," Rumsfeld said in response to questions by Sen. Robert Byrd, a West Virginia...

2006-03-07 12:40:00

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said on Tuesday there has always been a risk Iraq could slip into a civil war but he accused the news media of exaggerating the severity of the current situation. "I do not believe they're in a civil war today," Rumsfeld told a Pentagon briefing. "There's always been a potential for a civil war. That country was held together through a repressive regime that put hundreds of thousands of human beings into mass graves." "It was held...

2006-03-07 11:41:24

By Miral Fahmy DUBAI (Reuters) - Three Christian peace activists held hostage in Iraq were shown in a video aired on Al Jazeera television on Tuesday, but the fourth captive, an American, was not seen. The men, who were kidnapped in November, called on Gulf Arab leaders and their own governments to help free them, the Qatar-based station said. The video, dated February 28, was the first since the hostage takers said in January that U.S.-led forces had one last chance to free Iraqi...

2006-03-07 11:28:07

By Miral Fahmy DUBAI (Reuters) - Three Christian peace activists held hostage in Iraq were shown in a video aired on Al Jazeera television on Tuesday, but the fourth captive, an American, was not seen. The men, who were kidnapped in November, called on Gulf Arab leaders and their own governments to help free them, the Qatar-based station said. The video, dated February 28, was the first since the hostage takers said in January that U.S.-led forces had one last chance to free Iraqi...

2006-03-05 06:18:04

By Mark Trevelyan, Security Correspondent BERLIN (Reuters) - Allegations about the role of German spies in Iraq appear set this week to trigger an inquiry that could embarrass the intelligence services and hamper Berlin's efforts to improve relations with Washington. A steady drip of media reports since January has alleged that two German agents in Baghdad in early 2003 fed information to the United States to help it launch the invasion of Iraq which the Berlin government had...

2006-03-04 05:05:00

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair said God and history would judge whether he was right to go to war in Iraq, according to the transcript of a television interview to be broadcast later on Saturday. In a rare reference to his Christian religious faith, Blair told broadcaster Michael Parkinson he had struggled with his conscience over the decision. "That decision has to be taken and has to be lived with," he told ITV's Parkinson program. "In the end there is a judgment that,...

2006-03-03 12:16:21

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. commander in Iraq said on Friday the crisis of sectarian violence triggered by last week's bombing of a Shi'ite shrine has passed but added the latest bloodshed would factor into his recommendation this spring on possible troop cuts. Army Gen. George Casey also refused to rule out the possibility of civil war in Iraq, a country gripped by sectarian and ethnic tensions, in a briefing to reporters at the Pentagon by teleconference...

2006-02-28 19:26:54

By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush, hit by polls showing America's support for the Iraq war at an all-time low, denied on Tuesday Iraq was sliding into civil war, despite the worst sectarian strife since a U.S. invasion. The decline in Bush's public approval ratings came as he told Iraqis they faced a choice between "chaos or unity" amid violence that has dented U.S. hopes for the stability needed to pave the way for a U.S. troop withdrawal. At least...

2006-02-28 18:26:10

By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush, hit by polls showing America's support for the Iraq war at an all-time low, denied on Tuesday Iraq was sliding into civil war, despite the worst sectarian strife since a U.S.-led invasion. The decline in Bush's public approval ratings came as he told Iraqis they faced a choice between "chaos or unity" amid violence that has dented U.S. hopes for the stability needed to pave the way for a U.S. troop withdrawal. At...

2006-02-28 18:20:59

By James Mackenzie and Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN (Reuters) - U.S. media reports that German intelligence agents helped the American-led invasion of Iraq were a smear tactic against Berlin as a European power firmly opposed to the war, leading German politicians said on Tuesday. The politicians from major parties, including the Social Democrats (SPD) of ex-chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, were reacting to reports that could embarrass current Chancellor Angel Merkel because she leads a...