In the opening paragraph of your Reuters article today, you wrote, "...President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair vowed to stamp out all violence in Iraq."
I know this is nit-picking, and I understand that I should really be paying more attention to the main thrust of the story (about a US serviceman being held captive by Iraqi fighters), but come on: "stamp out... violence"? Why not just write "eschew obfuscation" and be done with it?
You're supposed to be a professional writer. Do better.