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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...

2006-08-21 14:17:02

By Sue Pleming WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush voiced concern on Monday over talk in the United States of a civil war in Iraq, prompting speculation he may be coming around to the idea and considering a future exit strategy. Bush's administration has insisted for months that Iraq is not sliding into civil war despite sectarian violence that has killed hundreds of Iraqis. "I hear a lot of talk about civil war," Bush told a news conference. "I'm concerned about that of...

2006-08-21 09:03:01

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Three members of a U.S. Marine unit were killed in action in western Iraq on Sunday, the U.S. military said in a statement. The statement released on Monday gave few details of what appeared to be a single incident: "Two Marines and one sailor assigned to Regimental Combat Team 7 died from wounds sustained due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province." U.S. Navy medics serve with the Marines in the desert province, where Sunni Arab insurgents are active.

2006-08-20 12:13:55

By Stuart Grudgings WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sen. Joseph Lieberman, seeking to slip out of a perceived White House embrace, insisted on Sunday he was a loyal Democrat and criticized the Bush administration's post-invasion Iraq war policy. The 2000 vice-presidential candidate lost the Democratic primary vote in Connecticut to an anti-war rival this month, but is now running for re-election as an independent candidate in a contest that has exposed deep U.S. divisions over the unpopular...

2006-08-17 14:32:37

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Amid a largely bleak picture in Iraq, President Bush received an update on the security situation from top commanders on Thursday and the White House said "huge challenges" remain. Bush held talks with Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and senior advisers. Participating by video link were top generals George Casey and John Abizaid. White House spokesman Tony Snow said he suspected there could be some discussion about U.S. troop levels in Iraq...

2006-08-17 12:27:23

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Amid a largely bleak picture in Iraq, President Bush received an update on the security situation from top commanders on Thursday and the White House said "huge challenges" remain. Bush held talks with Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and senior advisers. Participating by video link were top generals George Casey and John Abizaid. White House spokesman Tony Snow said he suspected there could be some discussion about U.S. troop levels in Iraq...

2006-08-11 13:18:01

CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) - President George W. Bush condemned on Friday a suicide bomber's attempt to blow up one of Shi'ite Islam's holiest shrines, which he called a symbol of peace throughout the world. The suicide bomber killed at least 35 people and wounded more than 120 Thursday near the Imam Ali shrine in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf. "On behalf of the American people, I join Iraqi leaders of all communities who have condemned this barbarous action in the strongest...

2006-08-11 05:41:59

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The bodies of two missing U.S. servicemen have been discovered among the wreckage of their helicopter which crashed in Iraq's Anbar province, the U.S. military said on Friday. "We have recovered the bodies of the two missing soldiers from the wreckage of the aircraft," the military said in a statement concerning Tuesday's crash. The U.S. Army Blackhawk helicopter from the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing crashed into water and divers were needed to find and recover the...

2006-08-11 01:16:20

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The bodies of two missing U.S. servicemen have been discovered in the wreckage of their helicopter which crashed in Iraq's Anbar province, the U.S. military said on Friday. "We have recovered the bodies of the two missing soldiers from the wreckage of the aircraft," said a U.S. military statement concerning Tuesday's crash. The military had said after the crash that it was not the result of enemy action.

2006-08-10 08:01:21

NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 35 people and wounded more than 120 on Thursday near one of Shi'ite Islam's holiest sites, the Imam Ali shrine in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf. A little-known Iraqi insurgent group said it had carried out the attack, the bloodiest since July 18, when 59 people were killed by a suicide bomb in nearby Kufa. That bombing was claimed by al Qaeda, which has attacked Shi'ites in a bid to inflame sectarian passions and trigger...


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