What's Next in Iraq and on Capitol Hill?

Hosted by

Official Washington--and much of the world--are waiting for Wednesday's televised announcement of the President's "new strategy" for the war in Iraq. Most reports say it will mean an increase in troop strength of 20,000 or more, which Democrats now call an "escalation," in reference to Vietnam. The latest reports also say that the President will ask the Iraqi government to meet certain "benchmarks."  The new leaders say voters rejected the war, but what power does Congress have to change the way it's conducted?  Does the Iraqi government have the will or the capacity to meet "benchmarks" that may be demanded by President Bush?




Warren Olney