More and more American troops dying in Iraq


Last year, before President George W. Bush launched his controversial “troop surge” in Iraq, Pentagon war planners warned him the strategy would sharply increase American troop casualties.

Nine more American soldiers dead in Iraq

As the standoff between President George W. Bush and Congress continues in Washington, violence in Iraq escalates as the death toll of American soldiers and civilains mounts.

Nine more Americans have died in Bush’s failed war.

Bush’s stubborn defiance of the reality of war

I met an old friend and colleague on K Street the other day and she looked a bit weary. She told me that her son’s tour in Iraq had been extended because of President Bush’s surge and she expressed concern that his planned wedding although a year away might have to be postponed.

Suicide bomb attacks kills nine more soldiers


The surge, President George W. Bush claims, is working in Iraq. This may come as a surprise to the soldiers and Iraqi civilians who die daily from stepped-up attacks from insurgents.

While Bush and Congress posture, each morning brings renewed reports of attacks and death.

Iraq and Vietnam

As the confrontation over Iraq escalates between President Bush and Congress, the current wave of violence in Baghdad includes one distinctive event: A terrorist bomb in a cafeteria within the national parliament building killed a member of the legislature, and wounded many others.

Suicide bomber kills 9 American soldiers


In one of the deadliest attacks on American ground forces since the Iraq war started more than four years ago, a suicide car bomber struck a patrol base northeast of Baghdad and killed nine U.S. soldiers and wounded 20, officials said.

More suicide bombers, more death in Iraq

042307bombings.jpgThree suicide bombers launched attacks in different parts of Iraq on Monday, killing at least 27 people and wounding nearly 60 on Monday, police and politicians said.

A parked car bomb also exploded outside the Iranian Embassy in Baghdad, killing one civilian, and a drive-by shooting wounded two guards at Tunisia’s Embassy in the capital, police said.

Suicide bombers kill 13 in Baghdad

042207iraq.jpgTwo suicide car bombers attacked a police station Sunday in western Baghdad, police said, killing at least 13 people and turning nearby buildings into piles of rubble.

The violence underscored Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s efforts to win Arab support for his struggling government on a four-nation tour around the region.

Pentagon planning to extend surge


The Pentagon is laying the groundwork to extend the U.S. troop buildup in Iraq. At the same time, the administration is warning Iraqi leaders that the boost in forces could be reversed if political reconciliation is not evident by summer.

Iraqis hunt for relatives among war dead


Devastated Iraqis hunted for dead relatives in city morgues on Thursday after brutal car bombings killed 190 people in Baghdad and raised questions about the US-led security plan for the capital.