The Democrats and Prospects for Change

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While Democratic victories are creating a host of expectations about the next Congress, especially when it comes to Iraq, President Bush says his replacement for Donald Rumsfeld will bring a "new perspective" on Iraq. Meantime, the old, Republican Congress still has work to do, not least of which is the passage of spending bills to keep the government going.  President Bush also wants warrantless wiretaps, an energy bill and nuclear technology for India.  We hear about his chances and look at the options for changing the course in Iraq, including "regional diplomacy" with Syria and Iran.  We look at the options and what might be expected from the Secretary of Defense-designate, Robert Gates.  What about diplomacy with Syria and Iran? 

Credits

Guests:
Gail Russell Chaddock - Christian Science Monitor - @RussellChaddock, James Dobbins - RAND Corp - @Jim_Dobbins, Reuel Marc Gerecht - Foundation for Defense of Democracies - @followFDD, Richard Shenkman - George Mason University - @rickshenkman

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Vanessa Romo, Karen Radziner