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WAR: About that War

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by Joe Galloway (McClatchy)

There's no high ground left to capture by either a stubborn president who won't see or hear the truth about where his path to "victory" in a lost war really leads, or the new Democratic majority in Congress, which is too timid and f

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AP

Now that the White House is searching for a 'war czar,' IT BEGS THE QUESTION OF WHO HAS BEEN COORDINATING US INVOLVEMENT IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN THE PAST FOUR YEARS. (Some leader isn't he)

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BBC

Gen Sir Michael Rose also told the BBC's Newsnight programme that the US and the UK must "admit defeat" and stop fighting "a hopeless war" in Iraq. Iraqi insurgents would not give in, he said. "I don't excuse them f

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AP

In a survey of U.S. troops in combat in Iraq, less than half of Marines and a little more than half of Army soldiers said they would report a member of their unit for killing or wounding an innocent civilian.

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Daily Telegraph

American forces have completed construction of a concrete wall around the Baghdad district of Adhamiya despite protests from the Iraqi prime minister and local residents who claim that they are now at the mercy of militants.

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UPI

As calls in the U.S. Congress grow for a scheduled troop withdrawal from Iraq, similar demands are escalating in Iraq's National Assembly. Some 133 Iraqi lawmakers from different political blocs, calling themselves the "free deputies,

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NY Times

Kurdish and Sunni Arab officials expressed deep reservations about the draft version of a national oil law and related legislation, misgivings that could derail one of the benchmark measures of progress in Iraq laid down by President Bush.

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AP

US-led forces killed a top al-Qaeda in Iraq figure linked to kidnappings of a Christian Science Monitor reporter and other Westerners, the military said Thursdayas mourners gather at the slain terrorist's home in a Sunni insurgent stronghold

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LA Times(Alexandra Zavis)

In one video, a US soldier blasts insurgent gunmen with a heavy sniper rifle as the room fills with smoke. In another, members of an Iraqi family throw their arms around soldiers, weeping and rejoicing, after learning that their kidnapped relative h

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Think Progress

On May 1, 2003, President Bush stood underneath a “Mission Accomplished” banner and announced that “Major combat operations have ended. In the battle of Iraq, the US and our allies have prevailed.” Here’s a by-the-numbers look at then, compared to no

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McClatchy News

The bitter fight over the latest Iraq spending bill has all but obscured a sobering fact: The war will soon cost more than $500 billion. That's about 10 times more than the Bush administration anticipated before the war started four years ago,

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AP

President Bush vetoed legislation to pull U.S. troops out of Iraq in a showdown with Congress over whether the unpopular and costly war should end or escalate. It fell on the fourth anniversary of Bush's "Mission Accomplished" speech de

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National Review(Bruce Bartlett)

(Bargain for whom Mr. Bartlett) the study looks more carefully at the costs and benefits of war to Iraq than any previous analysis. It concludes that war is actually a good thing for Iraq. (There's link to the study here as well. My God)

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Washington Post

Brushing aside White House opposition, Republican leaders in Congress said yesterday that negotiations on a second war spending bill should begin with benchmarks of success for the Iraqi government, and possible consequences if those benchmarks are n

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DEBKAfile

This view was leaked hours before the Israeli Winograd panel published its harsh criticisms of the Olmert government's conduct of the war Monday, April 30, in Jerusalem. It represents another of the grave setbacks Israel has suffered in the wake

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by Mark Yannone

In a troubling sign for the American-financed rebuilding program in Iraq, inspectors for a federal oversight agency have found that in a sampling of eight projects that the United States had declared successes, seven were no longer operating...

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Politico

Two videos of Sen. John McCain calling for withdrawal of US forces from past conflicts in Haiti and Somalia have been posted on You Tube by the antiwar group Americans Against Escalation in Iraq. In the clips, the Arizona Republican uses

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