: Assessing U.S. Policy in Iraq and the Middle East
Assessing U.S. Policy in Iraq and the Middle East
Featured Remarks by Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher (D-CA)
Luncheon Keynote Address by Congressman Lee Hamilton (D-IN)
On the eve of the fourth anniversary of the start of the Iraq war, the United States stands at a critical juncture in its Iraq policy. With additional U.S. forces entering Iraq in an attempt to stem the violence and the United States taking steps to encourage Iraq’s leaders to advance their country’s political transition and economic reconstruction, a debate is raging in Washington over the impact of the Bush administration’s “New Way Forward” policy in Iraq. To explore these issues, the Center for American Progress has invited a panel of distinguished experts to examine Iraq’s impact on regional dynamics and diplomacy and to debate U.S. military strategy in Iraq.