Reporter's Notebook on Iraq

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While the Bush team is congratulating itself for topping the polls on war leadership, John Kerry is starting to find his voice, accusing the president of “living in a fantasy world of spin.”

Meanwhile, the worsening situation on the ground in Iraq is prompting leaders like the King of Jordan to say elections will not likely be held in that country on time. This hour, a chance to hear from Ivan Watson, an NPR correspondent just back from Iraq, who says the conflict is even bloodier and more violent than what we see or hear.


Ivan Watson, NPR’s correspondent based in Istanbul, Turkey

Howard LaFranchi, staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor

Pam Hess, UPI Pentagon reporter