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2008-09-22 12:00:25

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Sundance Channel will recognize Veteran's Day, November 11, 2008, with the television premiere of the feature documentary Body of War winner of the National Board of Review award for Best Documentary. Written, produced and directed by legendary talk show host and first time director Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro, the film explores the experience of Iraq War veteran Tomas Young, whose spine was severed by a sniper's bullet within a week of arriving in Iraq,...

2006-09-03 08:59:46

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - It took years for the Vietnam war to "come home" to U.S. moviegoers, but a series of fall films will soon test the appetite for cinematic tales about U.S. politics and the human toll of the war in Iraq. Whether the movies, which include documentary "The Ground Truth" and feature film "Home of the Brave" from Oscar-winner Irwin Winkler, will challenge White House policies or impact audiences is open for debate. But audiences will find it...

2006-09-03 08:24:22

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - It took years for the Vietnam war to "come home" to U.S. moviegoers, but a series of fall films will soon test the appetite for cinematic tales about U.S. politics and the human toll of the war in Iraq. Whether the movies, which include documentary "The Ground Truth" and feature film "Home of the Brave" from Oscar-winner Irwin Winkler, will challenge White House policies or impact audiences is open for debate. But audiences will find it...

2006-08-31 01:19:01

By Caren Bohan SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Reuters) - For the third time in less than a year and two months before crucial U.S. elections, President George W. Bush is launching a new campaign to counter opposition to the Iraq war with a series of speeches he insists are not political. The first of the speeches is planned for Thursday at the American Legion annual convention in Salt Lake City, and Bush will continue the theme of the Iraq war and national security through mid-September,...

2006-08-30 19:20:36

By Caren Bohan NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - For the third time in less than a year and two months before crucial U.S. elections, President George W. Bush is launching a new campaign to counter opposition to the Iraq war with a series of speeches he insists are not political. The first of the speeches is planned for Thursday at the American Legion annual convention in Salt Lake City and Bush will continue the theme of the Iraq war and national security through mid-September,...

2006-03-30 13:01:09

By Jon Hurdle PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Almost two years after the videotaped beheading of U.S. contractor Nick Berg in Iraq, his father is running a third-party race for the U.S. Congress on a platform seeking a complete withdrawal of American troops. Michael Berg, a veteran anti-war activist and retired schoolteacher who campaigns in jeans and a T-shirt, is the Green Party candidate for the Delaware seat of seven-term Republican Rep. Michael Castle. Berg, 61, acknowledges that his...

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 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....

2006-02-09 15:13:35

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Cindy Sheehan, the anti-Iraq war activist whose son was killed in the conflict there, put an end to speculation on Thursday that she would launch a long-shot bid to become a U.S. senator from California. Sheehan, speaking in front of San Francisco City Hall, said she would not run for the office. "If I thought that running for Senate would bring our young people home more quickly I would do it in a minute, but I am not convinced that that would do so,"...

2005-11-30 15:40:15

By Vicki Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Minority leader Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday backed a call by Democratic Rep. John Murtha to quickly start the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, and said she believed a majority of her caucus supported it as well. "I will be supporting the Murtha resolution," Pelosi said of his plan calling for withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq at the earliest practicable date. Pelosi, a California congresswoman who had opposed the...


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