The military is conducting DNA tests on flesh and blood recovered from the scene, but indications are that al-Zarqawi is not among those killed. "The information was solid. We just missed him," said one Pentagon source.
When the disappeared are finally found, on the streets, in the dumps, or in the river, their bodies bear the all-too-telling signs of a savage beating, often with electrical cables, followed by the inevitable bullet to the head.
The Iraqi informant's German handlers say they had told U.S. officials that his information was 'not proven,' and were shocked when President Bush and Colin L. Powell used it in key prewar speeches.
Col Tim Collins, the controversial Iraq war commander, trained his soldiers to use white phosphorus, which burns through flesh to the bone, in combat against enemy troops.
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has asserted that he did not press for the US-led invasion of Iraq, as public disaffection for the US military operation there reaches new highs.
Bombs around Baghdad killed 33 people yesterday, but out of sight is a much more shadowy conflict - one in which the US and Britain seem unable to stop death squads and disappearances.
Tony Blair had virtually accused the Iranians of helping the Shi’ite militias to murder British soldiers with armour-penetrating “shaped charge” bombs triggered when a vehicle breaks an infrared beam across the road.
All of the Bush administration's junkyard dogs are out on the attack, feigning righteous indignation that anyone would suggest that they manipulated the intelligence and misled the American people.
Republican lawmakers say that ties between Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) and his brother’s lobbying firm, KSA Consulting, may warrant investigation by the House ethics committee.
Abu Noor's town had become so hostile to Shiites that his wife had not left the house in a month, his family could no longer go to the medical clinic and mortar shells had been lobbed at the houses of two of his religious leaders.
His war policies under siege at home, President Bush said Saturday there would be no early troop withdrawal because "sober judgment" must prevail over emotional calls to end the military mission before Iraq is stabilized.
A Democratic national politician for the first time managed to do what Al Gore, Sen. John Kerry and more than $150 million of Democratic consulting and campaign failed to do: He mauled President George W. Bush.
-- The top U.S. commander in Iraq has submitted a plan to the Pentagon for withdrawing troops in Iraq which includes numerous options and recommends that brigades to begin pulling out of Iraq early next year.
The refrain of the Democrats about being misled into supporting the invasion of Iraq has become really tired. The Democrats cannot be allowed to use faulty intelligence as a crutch to hold up their unforgivable support for the Iraq invasion.
The debate over the use of white phosphorus in the battle of Fallujah took a new twist when it emerged the US Army teaches senior officers it is against the "laws of war" to fire the incendiary weapon at human targets.
It is time to start waving the bloody shirt. There is no longer any doubt that the men that the United States has installed in power in Iraq are monsters. They are monsters armed, trained and supported by the Bush administration. The one that defends
The Republican heads of the two congressional intelligence committees urged the U.S. government on Friday to let the public help translate a massive backlog of documents captured in counterterrorism operations.
In a maneuver to strike at Iraq war critics, the Republican-led House of Representatives engineered a vote on Friday on a resolution to pull U.S. troops within 6 months from Iraq, which was defeated nearly unanimously.
The polls leave no doubt that the sentiment against the war in the U.S. is overwhelming. Fully 60% of Americans want some or all troops withdrawn from Iraq at once. Yet the Dems like the Republicans are for "staying the course."
Guess the public wants to cut and run. The primaries will be interesting for both parties.
I still maintain that President Bush made a serious tactical mistake, from his perspective, in criticizing congressional Democrats for "rewriting history" about the use of intelligence (and the quality thereof) during the run-up to the Iraq
In recent months, the Mujahideen-e Khalq (MEK) and its attempts to prove that the Islamic Republic of Iran intends to develop nuclear weapons garnered widespread media coverage and speculation. While bringing forth a modicum of new information, the a
South Korea plans to bring home about one-third of its troops from Iraq next year, the Defense Ministry said. The announcement comes a day after South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun met President Bush.
A shocked world watched the televised confession of Sajida Mubarak Atrous al-Rishawi, wife of one of the Amman suicide bombers. The Iraqi woman, who failed to detonate her explosive belt in the Radisson Hotel appeared cold, detached, and unemotional.
The United States government was roundly condemned by the United Nations Commission on Human Rights for refusing to allow it full access to its detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. "The writ of international human rights does not stop at the
American Philip Bloom, who controlled three companies that worked on reconstruction in Iraq, was charged on Wednesday with paying bribes and kickbacks to U.S. occupation authorities and their spouses.
U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dismissed growing calls for the United States to start withdrawing forces from Iraq, saying Iraq was several years behind Afghanistan as a secure country.
Two men have been charged under the Official Secrets Act following the leak of a secret government memo. The document involved - the Foreign Office's Iraq in the Medium Term - referred to "heavy-handed" US tactics.
When the air and ground operation wound down, nearly 200 insurgents had been killed and close to 1,000 detained. But interrogations and other analyses carried out showed that none of those captured was from outside Iraq.
An audiotape in the name of al-Qaida in Iraq threatened to chop off King Abdullah II's head and bomb more hotels and tourist sites. The speaker, identified as Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, said the suicide bombers did not intend to bomb a Jordanian wed