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2009-02-27 13:53:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today after President Obama delivered a speech at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina on responsibly ending the war in Iraq: "President Obama's announcement of a withdrawal...

2008-07-21 18:00:03

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Brendan Daly or Nadeam Elshami, both of the Office of the Speaker of the House, +1-202-226-7616 WASHINGTON, July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today reacting to comments by a spokesman for the Iraqi government, following a meeting between Senator Barack Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, in which the spokesman said Iraqis would like to see the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops by 2010....

2008-07-09 15:00:13

The major party presidential candidates are fine-tuning their plans to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq, their campaigns say, now that Baghdad wants a timetable. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., says he wants U.S. combat troops pulled out of Iraq carefully, while Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is rethinking his position on timetables after the U.S.-backed Iraqi leadership made such a request part of a security agreement, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. In a statement, Iraqi President Nouri...

2006-08-28 15:39:51

By Patricia Wilson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Dick Cheney on Monday seized on Democratic calls to pull troops out of Iraq to draw an election-year link between early withdrawal and the possibility of terrorist attacks in the United States. As Cheney and President George W. Bush try to help Republicans keep control of the U.S. Congress on November 7, polls show public support for the war ebbing away. But Bush gets better marks for his handling of terrorism and Cheney tied...

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...

2006-07-17 18:31:32

DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) - Vice President Dick Cheney told Republicans on Monday to keep security issues prominent ahead of November's elections and condemned Democratic calls for a timetable on troop withdrawal from Iraq as "a bad idea." "As we make our case to the voters this year, it is vital to keep issues of national security at the top of the agenda," Cheney told donors at an Iowa fund-raiser for Republican congressional candidate Jeff Lamberti. "The president and I welcome...

2006-06-29 05:57:57

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania plans to withdraw its troops from Iraq by the end of this year, Prime Minister Calin Tariceanu said on Thursday. The announcement regarding Romania's 890 troops follows a similar move by Italy, while Japan began withdrawing its troops from the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq last week. Tariceanu said the Iraq mission was too costly for the poor ex-communist country, which hopes to enter the European Union next year. It was also unpopular with many Romanians....

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. George Casey, but reiterated that any decision on troop reductions would be based on the situation on the ground in Iraq, where a violent insurgency persists. "But in terms of our troop presence there, that decision will be...

2006-06-26 10:42:53

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. George Casey, but reiterated that any decision on troop reductions would be based on conditions on the ground. "In terms of our troop presence there, that decision will be made by General (George) Casey as well as the sovereign...


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