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2006-08-09 07:25:48

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sixty percent of Americans oppose the U.S. war in Iraq and a majority would support a partial withdrawal of troops by year's end, a CNN poll said on Wednesday.

2006-08-06 11:25:26

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, a frequent Republican critic of President George W. Bush's Iraq policy, said on Sunday it was irresponsible and wrong to send more U.S. troops to Baghdad. Speaking on the CBS show "Face the Nation," Hagel said pouring more U.S.

2006-08-04 15:46:37

By Patricia Wilson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After struggling for months to patch over differences on Iraq, U.S. Democrats now say they are more unified than ever and feel confident they can convert public discontent with the war into votes later this year. With control of the U.S.

2006-08-03 10:01:43

By Kristin Roberts and Vicki Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld warned on Thursday against pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq prematurely, saying it would be seen as a victory by extremists who want to control a region extending beyond the Middle East.

2006-08-03 09:34:32

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Central Command on Thursday said sectarian violence in Baghdad was as bad as he has ever seen and could lead to a civil war. "Sectarian violence probably is as bad as I've seen it, in Baghdad in particular," Army Gen.

2006-07-31 17:42:16

By Vicki Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Trying to patch over their differences before November elections, top congressional Democrats urged President George W. Bush on Monday to start pulling U.S. troops from Iraq this year but did not specify a time frame for completing the withdrawal.

2006-07-12 05:39:05

By Kristin Roberts BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, in Baghdad on Wednesday for an unannounced visit to U.S. commanders, said security in Iraq now depends as much on the Iraqi government's political success as on beating the insurgency militarily.

2006-07-12 03:17:59

By Kristin Roberts and Ross Colvin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld flew into Baghdad on Wednesday for security talks with Iraqi leaders as worsening sectarian violence has renewed fears of all-out civil war.

2006-06-26 11:21:47

By Tabassum Zakaria WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House confirmed on Monday that the top U.S. military commander in Iraq has drafted a plan for U.S. troop cuts there, but said the plan was just one option. President George W. Bush said he had met with Gen.

2006-06-26 10:08:09

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said on Monday he had met with the top U.S. commander in Iraq, who has drafted a plan for troop withdrawal, but said any decision on troop reductions would be based on conditions on the ground.

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