Author`s name Dmitry Sudakov

Hillary Clinton goes to Iraq to discuss Bush’s new war plan

Democratic Sen. Hillary Clinton is headed to Iraq this weekend with two other lawmakers, as the rest of Congress engages in a fierce debate over President George W. Bush's plan to send 21,500 additional troops to salvage the U.S. effort there.

Clinton, who is considering running for president, is traveling with Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh, who had also eyed the 2008 race but opted out, and Republican Rep. John McHugh.

The three, who are all members of armed services committees, are to meet with top Iraqi officials, U.S. military commanders, and also travel to Afghanistan.

"This was the first opportunity we had to be able to go because of the long weekend, and it turns out that the timing is propitious because of the president's plans," Clinton told The Associated Press.

During the trip, Clinton and McHugh will spend time with troops from the Army's 10th Mountain Division, which is deployed in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

Bush's plan, which he outlined Wednesday night, has met with stiff opposition from Congressional Democrats and some Republicans, who have said it was desperate and even dumb, the AP wrote.

Administration officials have argued that what is new in the plan is that it requires Iraqi leaders to accept more responsibility for what is going on in their country.

Representatives of the North Korean administration issued a statement saying that the United States and its allies have lost the "political and military confrontation" to the DPRK

North Korea declares victory over USA

Putin made his first public comment on the subject of the recent decision of US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel

Putin makes first comment on Trump's Jerusalem decision
Comments
Russia to rebuild its former Soviet naval base in Syria's Tartus
Putin in Egypt: Who's the big player in the Middle East?
Russia to rebuild its former Soviet naval base in Syria's Tartus
Putin in Egypt: Who's the big player in the Middle East?
Putin in Egypt: Who's the big player in the Middle East?
Putin in Egypt: Who's the big player in the Middle East?
Putin: Russia is ready to launch direct air communication with Egypt
Russia works on MiG-41 doomsday fighter jet
Russia works on MiG-41 doomsday fighter jet
Russia works on MiG-41 doomsday fighter jet
Russia works on MiG-41 doomsday fighter jet
Russia works on MiG-41 doomsday fighter jet
Mr. Trump: Are you the leader of the free world?
Pentagon can not accept Russia's victory over terrorists in Syria
Turkey's Erdogan urges others to recognise Jerusalem as capital of Palestine
Turkish President Erdogan issues ultimatum to Washington and Brussels
Turkey's Erdogan urges others to recognise Jerusalem as capital of Palestine
USA no longer wants Bashar Assad to go
From Cast Lead to Schabas's defeat: The collective punishment repeats
Pentagon can not accept Russia's victory over terrorists in Syria
Turkey's Erdogan urges others to recognise Jerusalem as capital of Palestine