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McCain Plays Follow-the-Leader With bin Laden

“The central battleground in the battle against al Qaeda is in Iraq today,” McCain said, noting a message allegedly released by Osama bin Laden last week calling Iraq ‘a perfect base.’ Bush: U.S. deaths in Iraq ‘laid foundations for peace’ … Continue reading

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American Death Toll in Iraq War Hits 4,000

The overall U.S. death toll in Iraq rose to 4,000 after four soldiers were killed in a roadside bombing in Baghdad, a grim milestone that is likely to fuel calls for the withdrawal of American forces as the war enters … Continue reading

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Petraeus: Iraqi Leaders Not Making ‘Sufficient Progress’

Iraqi leaders have failed to take advantage of a reduction in violence to make adequate progress toward resolving their political differences, Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, said Thursday. Petraeus: Iraqi Leaders Not Making ‘Sufficient Progress’ … Continue reading

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Study: Public unaware of Iraq toll

Twenty-eight percent of the public is aware that nearly 4,000 U.S. personnel have died in Iraq over the past five years, while nearly half thinks the death tally is 3,000 or fewer and 23 percent think it is higher, according … Continue reading

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Admiral William Fallon quits over Iran policy

Admiral William Fallon, Commander of US Central Command (CENTCOM), the unit of the armed forces tasked with the Middle East, East Africa and Central Asia, resigned his commission today. The Admiral cited differences with the administration over foreign policy (what? … Continue reading

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The Hits, They Keep A-Coming

The news has been making a small deal about this (hilariously awkward) exchange between a New York Times reporter and John McCain. Some background: Earlier at a town hall event, someone (jokingly?) reminded McCain about a conversation with John Kerry … Continue reading

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