US Authorizes Military to Kill Iranian Operatives in Iraq

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The Senate today confirmed General David Patraeus, President Bush's choice as his new Iraq commander. The vote was unanimous, but objections from both parties have not changed the President's mind about increasing troops in Iraq. The President also confirmed reports that he's ordered soldiers to kill or capture Iranian operatives inside Iraq.  We get an update from Baghdad from Dafna Linzer, who broke the story of the President's order in the Washington Post, and Borzou Daragahi who is in Baghdad for the Los Angeles Times.

Credits

Guests:
Dafna Linzer - ProPublica, Borzou Daragahi - BuzzFeed News - @borzou

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Karen Radziner, Frances Anderton, Dan Konecky, Christian Bordal