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2006-06-18 16:18:01

By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats plan to offer a resolution in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday seeking a timetable for a phased withdrawal from Iraq, California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said on Sunday. Recent polls show a slight majority of Americans favor such a course but White House spokesman Tony Snow said President George W. Bush would not consider it. Setting a timetable "would be an absolute, unmitigated disaster, not merely for the people of Iraq, but the larger...

2006-06-18 15:06:58

By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats plan to offer a resolution in the Senate on Tuesday seeking a timetable for a phased withdrawal from Iraq, California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said on Sunday. Recent polls show a slight majority of Americans favor such a course but White House spokesman Tony Snow said President George W. Bush would not consider it. Setting a timetable "would be an absolute, unmitigated disaster, not merely for the people of Iraq, but the larger war...

2006-06-17 09:13:30

By Patricia Wilson CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Saturday urged other nations to make good on $13 billion in pledges to help the new Baghdad government and said the United States had come too far to abandon Iraq now. Bush, who is keen to show progress even as polls say a majority of Americans think the 2003 invasion was a mistake, laid out an ambitious agenda for U.S. assistance, including helping the Iraqis increase oil and electricity production by...

2006-06-15 19:15:16

By Vicki Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate on Thursday rebuffed a call to withdraw U.S. forces from Iraq this year as both chambers of Congress engaged in high-stakes election-year debates over the unpopular war. On the day the U.S. military death toll in Iraq reached 2,500, Senate Republicans moved to renounce calls for a quick withdrawal from the conflict by forcing a vote on an amendment from Massachusetts Democrat John Kerry to pull out of Iraq by year's end. The...

2006-06-15 18:30:10

By Vicki Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate on Thursday rebuffed a call to withdraw U.S. forces from Iraq this year as both chambers of Congress engaged in high-stakes election-year debates over the unpopular war. On the day the U.S. military death toll in Iraq reached 2,500, Senate Republicans moved to renounce calls for a quick withdrawal from the conflict by forcing a vote on an amendment from Massachusetts Democrat John Kerry to pull out of Iraq by year's end. The...

2006-06-15 17:04:15

By Vicki Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate on Thursday rebuffed a call to withdraw U.S. forces from Iraq this year as both chambers of Congress engaged in high-stakes election-year debates over the unpopular war. On the day the U.S. military death toll in Iraq reached 2,500, Senate Republicans moved to denounce calls for a quick withdrawal from the conflict by forcing a vote on an amendment from Massachusetts Democrat John Kerry to pull out of Iraq by year's end. The...

2006-06-15 13:56:49

By Vicki Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats accused Republicans of playing election year politics with the Iraq war on Thursday, as the U.S. House of Representatives debated a resolution that wrapped the unpopular conflict into the overall war on terrorism. On the day that the U.S. military death toll in Iraq reached 2,500, House Republicans put forward a resolution proclaiming that the United States would win the war on terror and declaring that it was not in the nation's...

2006-06-13 15:39:55

By Steve Holland and Omar al-Ibadi BAGHDAD (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said during a surprise trip to Baghdad on Tuesday he was encouraged by Iraq's new government but warned of difficult times ahead, as al Qaeda in Iraq vowed retaliation for the death of its leader. Bush, on his second trip since the 2003 U.S. invasion, was boosted by last week's killing of al Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, but he was only cautiously optimistic. "There are going to be tough days...

2006-06-13 14:05:58

By Steve Holland and Omar al-Ibadi BAGHDAD (Reuters) - President George W. Bush made a surprise visit to Baghdad to try to bolster the new government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Tuesday, days after U.S. forces killed al Qaeda's chief in Iraq. "I have come to not only look you in the eye; I've also come to tell you that when America gives its word, it will keep its word," Bush told Maliki, who faces continued violence across Iraq and a new threat of vengeance from the slain al...

2006-06-13 09:41:48

By Bernd Debusmann, Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Suicide bombs rather than chemical, biological or nuclear weapons are the most serious threat to the United States, according to a survey of top American foreign policy and terrorism experts. The pace of suicide strikes around the world accelerated sharply since the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington, with hundreds of people killed in Indonesia, Jordan, Israel, Madrid and London. Suicide bombs, strapped to...


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