Despite the conflict and the kidnappings and the uncertainty, the Bush administration is in campaign mode and relentlessly assuring people in the U.S. that democratic elections will take place in Iraq in just a few months. But in what some call a symbolic move, the State Department has asked Congress to shift billions of dollars that was marked for reconstruction aid towards security efforts. A sign that even the most hard-line supporters of the war in Iraq will admit, shows that stability remains frighteningly elusive.
Brian Bennett, reporter for Time Magazine
Ret. Col Patrick Lang, former director of Middle East intelligence at the Defense Intelligence Agency
Senator Lincoln Chafee (R-RI)
Richard Murphy, Army Reservist
Imad, Iraqi in Baghdad