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2009-05-14 16:49:00

WASHINGTON, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the Supplemental Appropriations Act for Iraq and Afghanistan, which passed the House today by a vote of 368 to 60. "History will look back at the Iraq war as a tragic miscalculation that cost America far too many lives, far too much money, and distracted us from the real fight against terrorism for far too long. Today, the House begins to close this sad chapter in our history, to end the...

2008-09-15 06:00:03

By Stephen McGinty DURING the darkest days of his command, General David Petraeus, the US military commander in Iraq, would ponder the words of Ulysses S Grant. The Union Army general who won the American Civil War was approached by a fellow officer after the disastrous battle of Shiloh and told: "Well, we had a tough day, today." Grant, chewing on his ubiquitous cigar replied: "Yup. Lick 'em tomorrow, though." When appointed commanding general of United States and international forces...

2008-08-12 09:00:43

First group of Iraqi refugees leave Egypt for home CAIRO, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- The first batch of Iraqi refugees in Egypt left Cairo for home on Monday, Egypt's official MENA news agency reported. At the Iraqi government expenses, the 250 Iraqis who are willing to return to Iraq gathered at Cairo airport and flew home on board a free-of-charge flight. The Iraqis have fled their home country after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, Iraq's charge d'affaires in Egypt Saad Mohamed...

2008-07-16 00:00:06

WASHINGTON _ On the eve of a trip to foreign capitals in the Middle East and Europe, Barack Obama sharpened distinctions with John McCain over Iraq in a lengthy foreign-policy address Tuesday that left no doubt Obama intends to press forward with a policy of reducing U.S. troop commitments to Iraq. While the address did not break significant new ground in Obama's foreign policy stands, Obama provided a detailed explanation of his thinking on Iraq and how his views on the war fit into a...

2008-07-13 06:00:18

By Danny Hooley, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jul. 13--Beginning tonight, TV viewers have the choice of watching two very different Iraq war dramas on Sundays. Lifetime's hit "Army Wives" and HBO's new "Generation Kill" are likely to have few fans in common, but neither series can be accused of representing any particular stance about the Iraq war. By not taking political sides, both shows have potential to attract hawks or doves, depending on their taste in television. Both...

2008-07-06 12:00:09

By Brian Murphy Associated Press The last major remnant of Saddam Hussein's nuclear program -- a huge stockpile of concentrated natural uranium -- reached a Canadian port Saturday to complete a secret U.S. operation that included a two-week airlift from Baghdad and a ship voyage crossing two oceans. The removal of 550 metric tons of "yellowcake" -- the seed material for higher-grade nuclear enrichment -- was a significant step toward closing the books on Saddam's nuclear legacy. It also...

2008-06-30 12:03:07

U.S. officials had a hand in an Iraqi decision to allow five Western oil companies do to business in the country, sources say. The New York Times reported Monday despite past assurances from the Bush administration Iraq would be free as a sovereign nation to make its own decisions about its vast oil reserves, a group of U.S. State Department advisers played a integral part in a move by Iraq to award no-bid oil infrastructure contracts to Exxon Mobil, Shell, BP, Total and Chevron. It said...

2008-06-30 09:00:42

By Michael R. Gordon Soon after U.S. forces toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003, General Tommy Franks surprised senior U.S. Army officers by revamping the military command in Baghdad. The decision reflected the assumption by Franks, the top U.S. commander for the Iraq invasion, that the major fighting was over. But according to an army history that is to be made public on Monday, the move put the military effort in the hands of a short- staffed headquarters led by a newly promoted three-star...

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2008-03-26 18:30:00

Behind the Pentagon's closed doors, U.S. military leaders told President Bush Wednesday they are worried about the Iraq war's mounting strain on troops and their families. But they indicated they'd go along with a brief halt in pulling out troops this summer. The Joint Chiefs of Staff did say senior commanders in Iraq should make more frequent assessments of security conditions, an idea that appeared aimed at increasing pressure for more rapid troop reductions. The chiefs' concern is that...

2008-02-03 09:00:34

By Stephanie Heinatz, Daily Press, Newport News, Va. Feb. 3--LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE -- There's one Army medic whom Air Force Maj. Melissa O'Neill can't forget. During the early years of the war in Iraq, the National Guard soldier watched as a homemade bomb exploded, hitting a military truck carrying one of his childhood friends. The medic was the first to try to save his friend from fatal wounds. When he returned from that first deployment to Iraq, the medic kept secret the pain of...


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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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