Eighteen months of occupation to take Iraq from dictatorship to fledgling democracy. Critics warn the plan is a dangerous fantasy, and that "democratizing" the Middle East is foolhardy, if not impossible.
Marina Ottoway, senior associate and co-director at the Democracy and Rule of Law Project at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Joshua Muravchik, resident scholar, American Enterprise Institute
David Sanger, Washington correspondent, New York Times
This program aired on January 8, 2003.