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2008-07-23 09:00:29

The following editorial appeared in the Dallas Morning News on Tuesday, July 22: ___ President Bush, Sen. Barack Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki might actually have found a common basis for discussing Iraq's future, although plenty of room remains for caveats and conditions to get in the way. All three are discussing the idea of a "time horizon" for U.S. troops to leave Iraq. For Bush, this marks a shift from his position that it's still too early to discuss withdrawal...

2008-07-22 21:00:20

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Republican National Committee, +1-202-863-8614 Obama's Misjudgment On The Surge And Ignorance Of The Consequences Of His Withdrawal Plan Show He Is Not Ready To Lead WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by the RNC: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080519/RNCLOGO) Today, Obama Claimed That He Said There Was "No Doubt" The Surge Would Reduce Violence In Iraq: Obama:"What I can say is that there's no...

2008-07-22 18:00:27

DEMOCRATIC US presidential hopeful Barack Obama met the Iraqi prime minister and US troops yesterday at the start of a major foreign tour. It was his first visit to Iraq in almost three years, and only his second ever, but the Iraqi government suggested it shared the Illinois senator's hope that US combat forces could leave the country by 2010. Mr Obama held talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki after calling for a withdrawal of US troops within 16 months of taking office in a...

2008-07-22 15:00:00

By JOHN E MULLIGAN The Democratic presidential candidate concedes that the troop surge he opposed reduced the level of violence, but notes that Iraqi leaders also favor a U.S. troop withdrawal by 2010. WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's talks with U.S. commanders and the prime minister of Iraq have reinforced his view that the correct war policy is to withdraw U.S. combat forces from Iraq by the summer of 2010, he said yesterday. Troop reductions in Iraq...

2008-07-22 15:00:00

By Liz Sly, Chicago Tribune Jul. 22--BAGHDAD -- Sen. Barack Obama met with Sunni tribal leaders in Iraq's once-troubled Anbar province on Tuesday before heading for Amman, Jordan, where he told reporters that Iraqis now needs to resolve their political differences. "There is security progress, but now we need a political solution," Obama said at his first news conference since he began his six-nation world tour over the weekend. On Monday, Obama received a fresh boost to his troop...

2008-07-22 12:01:02

KBR, an engineering, construction and services company, has announced that its 55% owned subsidiary MW Kellogg has won a contract from StatoilHydro to provide pre-engineering services for the Double Inlet Crossover Project at the Karsto Gas Plant near Stavanger, Norway. The project aims to provide increased regularity and blending possibilities for incoming gas supplies to the facility which will be achieved by providing two cross over lines. The award follows an earlier feasibility study...

2008-07-22 12:00:13

By Joseph Morton, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Jul. 22--WASHINGTON --The United States can build a "new kind of partnership with Iraq" and refocus its foreign policy on fighting terrorists in Afghanistan and Pakistan, according to a joint statement issued Monday from Iraq by Sens. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., Barack Obama, D-Ill., and Jack Reed, D-R.I. Obama, the presumed Democratic presidential nominee, and the two other senators traveled to Iraq after visiting Afghanistan and other parts of...

2008-07-22 09:00:30

The Associated Press WASHINGTON The New York Times defended its decision not to publish an op-ed article as submitted by presumptive GOP presidential nominee John McCain about the Iraq war on grounds it customarily reviews such pieces with the author. McCain's campaign sent the op-ed Friday. In it, he describes how the buildup of U.S. forces in Iraq has helped curb violence. He chides presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama for outlining his plan for Iraq before meeting with...

2008-07-22 09:00:12

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Back in the United States, Republican rival John McCain said he hoped Obama's visit would open his eyes to the danger of withdrawal timetables. Said the Arizona senator, who was meeting with President Bush's father, the former president, in Maine: "When you win wars, troops come home." He said of Obama: "He's been completely wrong on the issue." By Brian Murphy and Qassim Abdul-Zahra The Associated Press BAGHDAD Face to face with Iraq's leaders, Barack Obama...

2008-07-22 09:00:12

By Brian Murphy and Qassim Abdul-Zahra Associated Press BAGHDAD -- Face to face with Iraq's leaders, Barack Obama gained fresh support Monday for the idea of pulling all U.S. combat forces from the war zone by 2010. But the Iraqis stopped short of actual timetables or endorsement of Obama's pledge to withdraw troops within 16 months if he wins the presidency. The Democratic presidential contender also got a military briefing -- and a helicopter tour -- from the top U.S. commander in the...


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