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Quotes From Iraq Hearings

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Some quotes from lawmakers during Tuesday's Senate hearings on Iraq, which featured testimony from Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker: _...

Baghdad Orders Lockdown As Petraeus Testifies

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Unauthorized vehicles will be banned in Baghdad from 5 a.m. to midnight on Wednesday, the fifth anniversary of the city's capture by U.S. troops, the ...

General Petraeus Iraq Hearings: Updates Here

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***LAST UPDATED 4/9 1:17pm*** Click Here For Videos Of The Hearings --- Petraeus Won't Say He'd Advise New President On Withdrawal: Spencer Ackerman...

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Biden Flummoxes Crocker With God Question

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Joe Biden may not have impressed enough voters while he was out on the stump to sustain his campaign, but he truly finds his stride in the com...

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Lieberman Tells Petraeus: Iraq Has Shown 'More Political Progress' Than America

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If President Bush's Iraq Wwar were a fine wine, it would have no more fawning a sommelier than Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman. Lieberman was in ty...

As Petraeus Testifies, Baghdad Teeters On Edge Of Erupting

McClatchy Newspapers | Leila Fadel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Army Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker were critical of Iran when they testified Tuesday before the Senate, barely giving credit for an ...

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Evan Bayh Cautions: Don't 'Take Marching Orders From Osama bin Laden'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Soft-spoken Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) may have been the last questioner of this morning's hearings on Iraq, but he ended up being a highlight of the he...

Petraeus Iraq Hearings: General Testifies To Congress

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

McCain Wants To Avoid Looking Like "Eager Cheerleader": The New York Times notes that John McCain "risks looking like an eager cheerleader if he heaps...

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Wall Street Journal Pregames Petraeus, Discounts Dissent

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On one level, it is fortunate that the Wall Street Journal, a day before General David Petraeus arrives on Capitol Hill to re-engage his attempts to s...

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Dana Perino, The Gift That Keeps On Giving: A Neverending Surge

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Years after missions were declared to have been accomplished in Iraq, it's still difficult to get a straight answer out of the Bush administration as ...

Pentagon Divided Over Iraq Strategy

LA Times | Julian Barnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By many important measures, the U.S. military has reason to feel better about Iraq. Violence has declined, casualties are down, the president is touti...

Clinton Praises Gen. Petraeus

NY Times | Patrick Healy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As critical as she is about the Bush administration's conduct of the Iraq war, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton gave a relatively rare shout-out to the ...

David Petraeus: Iraqis Not Making "Sufficient Progress"

Washington Post | Cameron Barr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With a Senate appearance looming to explain the success of President Bush's surge in Iraq, Gen. David Petreaus has offered his starkest commentary yet...

Security Gains From Surge Backsliding

Washington Independent | Spencer Ackerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It was the crescendo of an otherwise flat State of the Union address. "Ladies and Gentlemen," President George W. Bush declared Monday night, "some ma...

Joint Chiefs To Give Own View On Troop Cuts In Iraq

Associated Press | Robert Burns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Pentagon's top generals and admirals will make their own assessment for President Bush on whether to continue pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq in t...

Army Might Return To 12-Month Tours This Summer

Army Times | Lolita Baldor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The top Army officer said Wednesday that the Army may begin moving to 12-month battlefield tours this summer, a shift seen as critical to reducing the...

General Petreaus Considered For Top NATO Pose

Financial Times | Michael R. Gordon and Eric Schmitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Pentagon is considering General David H. Petraeus for the top NATO command later this year, a move that would give the general, the top American c...

New Iraq Approach Acknowedges Benchmarks Unmet

Washington Post | Karen DeYoung and Thomas Ricks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the year since President Bush announced he was changing course in Iraq with a troop "surge" and a new strategy, U.S. military and diplomatic offici...

Bush: We Could "Easily" Be In Iraq For Another 10 Years

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

U.S. President George W. Bush said on Friday the United States would have a long-term presence in Iraq that could "easily" last a decade, but that it ...

Petraeus: No Interest In Presidency

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Bush's top Iraq war commander said Sunday that as far as he knows, his command performances now and in the future will be strictly military...

Iraq Progress Remains 'Fragile:' Petraeus

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

US commander General David Petraeus Sunday hailed "fragile" progress towards damping down sectarian bloodshed in Iraq but cautioned against a faster w...

Pew Poll: Petraeus Report Fails To Change Public's Desire For Iraq Withdrawal

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gen. David Petraeus' report to Congress and President Bush's nationally televised address have had little impact on Americans' distaste for the Iraq w...

Military Families: Bush/Petraeus "Drawdown" Is Pure Politics

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In endorsing Gen. David Petraeus's recommendations on Iraq, President George W. Bush said Thursday night that at least 21,500 U.S. combat forces, plus...

Brian Williams Calls Out Petraeus on Al Qaeda Fearmongering

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

This week has been marked by two big news events: The Petraeus hearings in Washington, and the sixth anniversary of 9/11. It is probably safe to say t...

What If No One's Watching?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It fell to The Daily Show to take up the question as to whether Petraeus' testimony was truly the product of an independent observer.