Three Iraqi Lawmakers Discuss U.S. Strategy

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
  • Transcript

The infusion of 30,000 more American troops into Iraq began six months ago. As the Sept. 15 deadline approaches for assessing the situation on the ground, Day to Day is posing the same question to six different categories of players.

This week, we focus on Iraqi politicians. The question: Is Iraq better off or worse off now than before the surge began? Mahmoud Othman, a Kurdish member of parliament, and Adnan Pachachi, a Sunni member of parliament, talk to Alex Chadwick about their assessment.

Related NPR Stories



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.