SEARCH BLOG: IRAQ
I was up at 4 a.m. so when I saw William S' email with the following links, I began the arduous process of going through them. Most of you hear the nightly "capsules" of information about Iraq. These links are probably more than you can chew on, but do contain some very interesting insights about the politics and military operations in Iraq. I recommend the Charlie Rose interview.
You ought to at least scan the 1227 Report to Congress... and wonder how may congressmen actually heard/read it.Full Transcript (90 minute interview on Iraq)A conversation with President BushInterview with Charlie Rose, aired 24 April 2007transcript made available by the International Herald Tribuneor here (a French source):full transcript in one long page (text size is adjustable):and video:Full Transcript (lengthy news media Q&A)DoD News Briefing with General Petraeus from the PentagonApril 26, 2007 10:00 AM EDTU.S. Department of Defenseand video:C-SPAN video of DoD briefing by General Petraeus - 26 April 2007(the video may not be available)March 20079010 Report to Congress (45 pages)Measuring Stability and Security in IraqU.S. Department of Defenseand here:HTML version (excluding charts in the original)April 2007Section 1227 Report to CongressU.S. Department of State
Just one other thought: Americans seem to be fascinated with videos of explosions and the insurgents in Iraq are very aware of this fascination. It's like the sleight-of-hand tricks of the sideshow magician who gets you to focus on one thing and miss what is actually happening.