Democracy in Iraq

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photoOne year after Bush declared war in Iraq, 100,000 U.S. troops are still stationed in the country. The larger goal of the invasion, to bring democracy to Iraq and the Middle East, has not yet been achieved. How feasible is it, and is it worth the cost in human lives and taxpayer dollars?


Stephen Walt, professor of International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School at Harvard University. He is the author of "The Origins of Alliances" and "Revolution and War" as well as numerous articles on international politics and foreign policy

Michael McFaul, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is also an associate professor of political science at Stanford University and a non-resident associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He is author of "Popular Choice and Managed Democracy: The Russian Elections of 1999 and 2000" and "Russia's Unfinished Revolution: Political Change from Gorbachev to Putin"

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and a senior editor for The Atlantic Monthly.

This program aired on March 19, 2004.


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