Rebuilding Iraq, While Others Tear It Down

There's two daily stories coming out of Iraq right now: The progress of reconstruction and attacks on coalition forces. President Bush says the United States will stay the course in Iraq; we'll discuss how long it may take before stability takes hold.


Magnus Ranstorp
*Director, Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, University of St. Andrew's

Daniel Benjamin
*Senior fellow, International Securities Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
*Co-author, The Age of Sacred Terror: Radical Islam's War Against America (Random House 2002)

Julia Taft
*Director of the United Nations Development Program Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery

Amatzia Baram
*Professor of Middle Eastern history at the University of Haifa in Israel
*Senior fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C.

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