The escalating violence and brazen attacks by insurgents threaten Iraq's national elections, nervously slated for January. Now, some senior Bush administration officials say the U.S. strategy of creating a democratic, free and stable in Iraq is in danger of failing.
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Anthony Cordesman, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
Babak Dehghanpisheh, Baghdad correspondent for Newsweek
Anne Bernard, Baghdad correspondent for The Boston Globe
Howard LaFranchi, Baghdad correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor.
This program aired on September 15, 2004.