The handover of limited sovereignty is just 11 days away but, lately, Iraq has looked like too much for anyone to handle. President Bush remains optimistic, saying on Wednesday that "a democratic, free Iraq is on the way." Glimmers of hope can be found but the country Iraqis will be handed on June 30th, 2004 is a country on a hard road.
Click the "Listen" link to hear about Iraq on the homestretch to handover and the turmoil of transition.
Michael O'Hanlon, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Thanassis Cambanis, correspondent for the Boston Globe
Tony Perry, correspondent for the LA Times
Bobby Ghosh, senior editor, LA Times.
This program aired on June 18, 2004.