Planning and Conduct of Iraq War

The Senate Democratic Policy Committee held an oversight hearing on the planning and execution of the war in Iraq. Retired military leaders testified about… read more

The Senate Democratic Policy Committee held an oversight hearing on the planning and execution of the war in Iraq. Retired military leaders testified about decision making at the Department of Defense, prosecution of military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the readiness status of U.S. forces. Several called for the resignation of Defense secretary Rumsfeld saying he had poorly planned for the U.S. invasion of Iraq, dismissed the prospect of an insurgency, and sent American troops into the fray with inadequate equipment. In his testimony Major General John R.S. Batiste charged that Secretary Rumsfeld and others in the Bush administration “did not tell the American people the truth for fear of losing support for the war in Iraq.” He also told the committee, “If we had seriously laid out and considered the full range of requirements for the war in Iraq, we would likely have taken a different course of action that would have maintained a clear focus on our main effort in Afghanistan, not fueled Islamic fundamentalism across the globe, and not created more enemies than there were insurgents.”

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Program ID:
194439-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Meeting
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 25, 2006 | 1:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
May 17, 2007 | 4:55am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Sep 25, 2006 | 1:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 26, 2006 | 12:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 26, 2006 | 4:46am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 29, 2006 | 7:06pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 30, 2006 | 10:04am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 16, 2007 | 11:06pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 17, 2007 | 4:55am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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