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2006-06-25 04:37:30

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two U.S. soldiers have been charged in connection with the shooting death of an unarmed Iraqi civilian, the U.S. military said on Sunday. Specialist Nathan B. Lynn was charged with voluntary manslaughter for the shooting on February 15. He was also charged with obstructing justice, along with Sergeant Milton Ortiz Jr, the military said in a statement.

2006-06-24 16:06:35

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States should begin pulling troops out of Iraq this year, the head of the Democratic Party said on Saturday as he accused Republicans of lacking a plan to move forward after more than three years of violence. "The Republicans don't have a plan," Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean said in his party's weekly radio address. "'Stay the course' is not a plan. Saying the problems in Iraq will be left to the next president, is not a plan."...

2006-06-24 12:18:36

Corrects duration of war in lead. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States should begin pulling troops out of Iraq this year, the head of the Democratic Party said on Saturday as he accused Republicans of lacking a plan to move forward after more than three years of violence. "The Republicans don't have a plan," Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean said in his party's weekly radio address. "'Stay the course' is not a plan. Saying the problems in Iraq will be left to...

2006-06-24 11:59:50

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States should begin pulling troops out of Iraq this year, the head of the Democratic Party said on Saturday as he accused Republicans of lacking a plan to move forward after four years of violence. "The Republicans don't have a plan. 'Stay the course' is not a plan. Saying the problems in Iraq will be left to the next president, is not a plan," Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean said in his party's weekly radio address. The...

2006-06-23 06:16:13

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour, taking aim at the U.S.-led war on terrorism, reminded all states on Friday of their duty to ban torture and give all security detainees a fair trial. In a speech to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Arbour also voiced concern at the alleged existence of secret detention centers, saying they facilitate abusive treatment. Her remarks -- clearly aimed at the United States and its...

2006-06-22 19:13:48

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. commander in Iraq expressed confidence on Thursday the military will be able to cut the U.S. force there over the rest of the year, as the Pentagon considered reductions of a few thousand troops in the coming months. "I'm confident that we will be able to continue to take reductions over the course of this year," Army Gen. George Casey told a Pentagon briefing after meetings with Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Casey did not say...

2006-06-22 19:13:05

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. commander in Iraq expressed confidence on Thursday the military will be able to cut the U.S. force there over the rest of the year, as the Pentagon considered reductions of a few thousand troops in the coming months. "I'm confident that we will be able to continue to take reductions over the course of this year," Army Gen. George Casey told a Pentagon briefing after meetings with Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Casey did not say...

2006-06-22 17:54:03

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. commander in Iraq expressed confidence on Thursday the military will be able to cut the U.S. force there over the rest of the year, as the Pentagon considered reductions of a few thousand troops in the coming months. "I'm confident that we will be able to continue to take reductions over the course of this year," Army Gen. George Casey told a Pentagon briefing after meetings with Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Casey did not say...

2006-06-22 13:28:50

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pentagon leaders are considering reducing the U.S. force in Iraq by a few thousand troops in the coming months, defense officials said on Thursday, as the U.S. Senate rejected setting a timetable for withdrawal. Army Gen. George Casey, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, was in Washington this week for meetings with Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld about future force levels and other issues. Defense officials, speaking on condition of anonymity,...

2006-06-22 11:04:16

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republicans on Thursday defeated two Democratic plans to start pulling U.S. forces from Iraq, rejecting a plan to start the withdrawal this year but give President George W. Bush leeway to set the time frame, and another to pull combat forces by next July. The Senate rejected the plan for withdrawal without a deadline 60-39 after first defeating the amendment for a timed withdrawal by 86-13. Republicans branded the Democratic plans as "cut and run"...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.