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"Overwhelming Margin" of U.S. Public Thinks War Cost Hurting Economy

Reporter John Broder: "With long-term estimates of the cost of the Iraq war ranging from $1 trillion to $3 trillion or more, the question naturally arises of what else the country could have done ...

Times Harps on McCain's "Embarrassing Mistake" on Al Qaeda

The paper won't let go of McCain's brief slip during Tuesday's questioning of Gen. David Petraeus when he described Al Qaeda as Shiite, and immediately corrected himself.

McCain's Sunnis vs. Obama's Iraqis: Double Standards on Testimony Gaffes?

The Times again finds McCain's Shia-Sunni gaffes fascinating - but what about Obama's confusing of Iran with Iraq?

Times Trumpets Poll Showing Americans Think US "On Wrong Track"

One question just added to the NYT/CBS News poll: "From what you know, how much do you think the cost of the war in Iraq has contributed to the U.S. economic problems - a lot, some, not much or ...

The Times Finds Its Third "Grim Milestone" in the Latest Deaths in Iraq

The paper has used the same formulation in three out of its four commemorations of the latest 1,000-death mark in Iraq.

Times Can't Figure Out Why Media's Ignoring Iraq Lately

Could the surge and resulting decline in the fatality rate for U.S. troops have something to do with it? The Times gives five other reasons before even making the suggestion.

Nostalgia for the Good Old Days in Pre-War Iraq

Robert Worth's watercolor memory of pre-war Iraq: "Their Iraq was Basra before the first Gulf War, when it was full of cafes and canals, still known as 'the dark land' because of its thick canopy ...

ABC's Raddatz Recoils from True Political Leadership

Reporter is appalled that Cheney refuses to base Iraq strategy on public opinion polls, as network coverage of the war's fifth anniversary emphasizes costs, ignores benefits.

John Burns Reflects on Iraq Five Years Later

John Burns: "My own experience, invariably, was that Iraqis I met who felt secure enough to speak with candor had an overwhelming desire to see American troops remain long enough to restore ...

Clintonites and NYT Reporters, Together Again

The Times touts a loaded survey showing military officers are concerned about the state of the military - but ignores the Clintonites and Times reporters on the staff of one of the organizations.
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