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2006-03-07 02:40:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Eight in 10 Americans believe that recent sectarian violence in Iraq has made civil war likely, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll released on Monday. The parliamentary elections in December had produced a sharp gain in public optimism that the United States was making progress in Iraq, but the slide toward civil war has erased those gains just as quickly, ABC said. More than seven in 10 Republicans and eight in 10 Democrats and political independents believe...

2006-02-28 19:26:54

By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush, hit by polls showing America's support for the Iraq war at an all-time low, denied on Tuesday Iraq was sliding into civil war, despite the worst sectarian strife since a U.S. invasion. The decline in Bush's public approval ratings came as he told Iraqis they faced a choice between "chaos or unity" amid violence that has dented U.S. hopes for the stability needed to pave the way for a U.S. troop withdrawal. At least...

2006-02-28 18:26:10

By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush, hit by polls showing America's support for the Iraq war at an all-time low, denied on Tuesday Iraq was sliding into civil war, despite the worst sectarian strife since a U.S.-led invasion. The decline in Bush's public approval ratings came as he told Iraqis they faced a choice between "chaos or unity" amid violence that has dented U.S. hopes for the stability needed to pave the way for a U.S. troop withdrawal. At...

2006-02-28 18:34:59

By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush, hit by polls showing America's support for the Iraq war at an all-time low, denied on Tuesday Iraq was sliding into civil war, despite the worst sectarian strife since a U.S.-led invasion. The decline in Bush's public approval ratings came as he told Iraqis they faced a choice between "chaos or unity" amid violence that has dented U.S. hopes for the stability needed to pave the way for a U.S. troop withdrawal. At...

2006-02-28 16:09:44

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush denied on Tuesday that Iraq was headed for civil war as the country was rocked by a new surge of sectarian violence. Bush told ABC News he had spoken to leaders of all Iraqi sects after last week's bombing of a major Shi'ite mosque and "I heard loud and clear that they understand that they're going to choose unification, and we're going to help them do so." In the worst week of sectarian bloodshed since a 2003 U.S.-led invasion,...

2006-02-28 14:17:11

By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - America's backing for President George W. Bush's handling of the war in Iraq has tumbled to an all-time low, and the vast majority of troops fighting there want out within the next year, new polls showed on Tuesday. The latest surveys painted a grim picture for the U.S. president as he decried a surge of sectarian violence that has pushed Iraq to the brink of civil war and dented U.S. hopes for stability needed to pave the way for a U.S....

2006-01-17 16:41:56

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. forces in Iraq will get a new operational commander this week while the top overall commander, Army Gen. George Casey, will continue in his job for the foreseeable future, officials said on Tuesday. Army Lt. Gen. Peter Chiarelli replaces Army Lt. Gen. John Vines on Thursday as the No. 2 general in the U.S. command, said Lt. Col. Barry Johnson, a military spokesman in Baghdad. Vines, who last week forecast continuing violence in Iraq, is...

2006-01-10 15:35:37

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush denounced some critics of the Iraq war as irresponsible on Tuesday and called for an election-year debate that "brings credit to our democracy, not comfort to our adversaries." In a speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Bush made clear he was girding for battle with Democrats in the run-up to the mid-term congressional election in November, when he will try to keep the U.S. Congress in the hands of his Republican...

2005-12-18 22:01:02

By Steve Holland and Adam Entous WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush made an unusually direct personal appeal to Americans on Sunday night not to give in to despair over Iraq, insisting "We are winning" despite a tougher-than-expected war. Confronting American doubts about the war, Bush said in an Oval Office address he recognized that people wondered whether the U.S. mission had created more problems than it is solving. "I do not expect you to support everything I...

2005-12-18 17:51:26

By Steve Holland and Adam Entous WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush, trying to regain American confidence in his Iraq war strategy, will point to Iraq's election on Sunday night as evidence the war is not lost and cite communications from insurgents suggesting that "they feel a tightening noose." "This election will not mean the end of violence," Bush will say, according to speech excerpts released by the White House. "But it is the beginning of something new:...


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