Funding the Troops; Fighting the Enemy in Iraq; Safety in the Green Zone

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Democratic leaders in the House and Senate hope to send President Bush an Iraq spending bill by the end of this week.  It would include political benchmarks for the Iraqi government but not a timeline for withdrawal of troops.  A car bomb has killed at least 25 people and wounded 60 or more today in a Baghdad market.  Also, Inside the Green Zone, the US is building a complex that will be the largest US embassy in the world.  Waiting for it to be finished, US State Department employees are angry over what they call inadequate safety precautions. 

Credits

Guests:
Ned Parker - Reuters News Service - @nedmparker1, Richard Miniter - Adjunct Fellow, Hudson Institute, Gareth Stansfield - Middle East expert and author , Leila Fadel - Washington Post - @LeilaFadel, Robert Scales - US Army (retired)

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Dan Konecky, Vanessa Romo