As the US prepares to send 30,000 or more troops to Afghanistan, Iraq has seen a dramatic decrease in violence. But politics is another matter. Today, Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi was given a few more days to approve or veto a new election law that is crucial to the benchmarks established for US withdrawal.
Iraq: That 'Other' War
Warren Strobel - Reuters - @WStrobel, Lawrence Korb - Center for American Progress Action Fund - @LarryKorb, Rahman Aljebouri - Senior Program Officer on the Middle East and Africa, National Endowment for Democracy, Gordon Lubold - Wall Street Journal - @glubold