Bipartisan Study Group Releases Its Plan for Iraq
December 7, 2006 Alan Simpson and William Perry were members of the Iraq Study Group and helped write the panel's report. Perry served as Bill Clinton's secretary of defense and Republican Simpson served in the Senate from 1979 to 1997. The two tell Deborah Amos about the compromises reached to write the report.
December 7, 2006 The Iraq Study Group is recommending that the Bush administration launch a diplomatic offensive in the Middle East that would encompass both Iraq's neighbors and the larger issue of the Arab-Israeli conflict. It's a suggestion that many are ready to reject.
December 6, 2006 Melissa Block talks with the co-chairs of the Iraq Study Group: James A. Baker III, former secretary of state; and Lee H. Hamilton, former congressman. Congress formed the Iraq Study Group to give an independent assessment of the current and prospective situation on the ground in Iraq, the surrounding region, and consequences for U.S. interests.
December 6, 2006 Reaction to the recommendations of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group was generally positive in Washington, D.C., Wednesday. Congressional leaders praised the commission's blunt assessment of the shortcomings of current U.S. policy on Iraq. President Bush promised to "take every proposal very seriously." Read a sampling of reactions.
December 6, 2006 It's impossible to read the Iraq Study Group report as anything other than a clear rebuke of the Bush administration's strategy in Iraq. Irony abounds, since Bush family friend James Baker is the man helping deliver the news that U.S. policy in Iraq has failed.
December 6, 2006 Read excerpts from portions of the Iraq Study Group report, which was released Wednesday.