December 23rd, 2004


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"Mr Bush faces fundamental questions about his strategy for bringing stability to Iraq. How can the United States - with the help of Iraqi security forces whose performance is uneven at best - assure the safety of Iraqis who go to the polls on 30 January when it cannot keep its own troops safe on their own base?"
-Richard W. Stevenson

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LiveOnline chat transcript with Carolyn Hax.

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From PBS's News Hour:
Struggle for Security
Correspondent Spencer Michels reports on the current state of the Iraqi insurgency. Then, Gwen Ifill leads a discussion on the insurgency with Kenneth Pollack, the Brookings Institution's director of research at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy, and Ralph Peters, retired Army lieutenant colonel and author of "Beyond Baghdad: Postmodern War and Peace."

If you don't have time for the whole story, I pulled out the best excerpts below.

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