Update on Military Situation in Iraq Part 1

U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker and General David Petraeus gave their opening statements at a hearing on the status of the war and political… read more

U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker and General David Petraeus gave their opening statements at a hearing on the status of the war and political developments in Iraq. General Petraeus said that there has been significant but uneven security progress in Iraq. He asserted that levels of violence and civilian deaths have been reduced substantially since the troop surge began but that the progress made is fragile and reversible. Ambassador Crocker focused on the political, economic, and diplomatic situations in Iraq. He acknowledged that there are still immense challenges to be faced, but said that despite this he thinks there is a positive trend toward a united, stable democracy in Iraq. In particular, he said that the Iraqi Parliament has enacted some key pieces of legislation, that Iraq’s Council of Representatives has developed as a national institution, and that sectarian hatred between Iraqis has diminished. They also answered questions from members of the committee. 

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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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House Committee
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House Committee
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Apr 9, 2008

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  • Apr 09, 2008 | 8:59am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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  • Apr 09, 2008 | 10:50pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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