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2006-09-03 12:15:00

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON -- There is substantial support among U.S. Senate Democrats for a resolution demanding the resignation of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, a senior Democrat said on Sunday. "I believe there is a lot of sentiment to push for such a resolution, indeed," New York Sen. Charles Schumer said on Fox News Sunday. Senate Democrats are expected to discuss this week whether to push for a vote of no confidence in Rumsfeld as part of a pre-election offensive on what they see...

2006-09-01 12:34:35

By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Violent deaths among civilians in Iraq may have fallen by a quarter last month, statistics indicated on Friday, despite a bloody week in Baghdad that ended with 70 dead in a series of explosions late on Thursday. The partial data, provided by Iraq's Interior Ministry and based on figures from the Health Ministry, tend to confirm U.S. military confidence that a crackdown in the capital has slowed the bloodletting but also that dozens are still...

2006-08-31 15:09:02

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has expanded its force in Iraq to 140,000 troops, the most since January and 13,000 more than five weeks ago, the Pentagon said on Thursday, amid relentless violence in Baghdad and elsewhere. This follows July's decision by commanders to augment the U.S. military presence in Baghdad to try to curb escalating sectarian violence that has heightened concern about all-out civil war in Iraq. As American troops continue to fight a...

2006-08-31 15:25:00

By Tabassum Zakaria SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - President George W. Bush fought back against political critics of the Iraq war on Thursday, with an election-year warning that Americans could be battling Islamic militants on their own city streets if the United States gave up in Baghdad. Bush, whose Republican party is fighting to keep control of Congress in November elections amid growing public discontent with the Iraq war, said the conflict was part of a contest against a movement unified by...

2006-08-28 23:52:21

By Patricia Wilson and Kristin Roberts WASHINGTON/RENO, Nevada (Reuters) - Vice President Dick Cheney, seizing on Democratic calls to pull troops out of Iraq, on Monday linked early withdrawal to the possibility of terrorist attacks in the United States. As Cheney and President George W. Bush try to help Republicans keep control of the U.S. Congress on November 7, polls show public support for the war ebbing. Bush gets better marks for his handling of terrorism. "Some in our own...

2006-08-28 15:39:51

By Patricia Wilson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Dick Cheney on Monday seized on Democratic calls to pull troops out of Iraq to draw an election-year link between early withdrawal and the possibility of terrorist attacks in the United States. As Cheney and President George W. Bush try to help Republicans keep control of the U.S. Congress on November 7, polls show public support for the war ebbing away. But Bush gets better marks for his handling of terrorism and Cheney tied...

2006-08-23 15:58:51

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A majority of Americans no longer see a link between the war in Iraq and Washington's broader anti-terrorism efforts despite President George W. Bush's insistence the two are intertwined, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll released on Tuesday. Fifty-one percent of those surveyed said the war in Iraq was separate from the U.S. government's war on terrorism. The findings were a considerable shift from polls taken in 2002 and early 2003, when a majority...

2006-08-22 21:25:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A majority of Americans no longer see a link between the war in Iraq and Washington's broader anti-terrorism efforts despite President George W. Bush's insistence the two are intertwined, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll released on Tuesday. Fifty-one percent of those surveyed said the war in Iraq was separate from the U.S. government's war on terrorism. The findings were a considerable shift from polls taken in 2002 and early 2003, when a majority considered...

2006-08-15 05:35:23

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - A suicide bomber detonated a truck rigged with explosives outside the offices of a top Kurdish political party on Tuesday in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, killing nine people and wounding 36, police said. Five Kurdish peshmerga militiamen were among the dead, police said. The blast outside the office of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, led by Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, also wounded 24 militiamen. The rest of the victims were civilians. Mosul, a...

2006-08-13 08:42:06

By Steve Holland CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) - President George W. Bush faced major security challenges on three fronts on Sunday as he prepared to return to Washington after a 10-day working vacation at his ranch. The fighting in southern Lebanon, concerns about whether there are still suspects at large in the British terror plot and the ongoing war in Iraq represented formidable issues facing the president. White House officials were under no illusions that a U.N. Security Council...


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