Visit to Iraq NPR's Steve Inskeep reports that three Democratic members of Congress have just returned to Washington from Iraq. They're facing criticism from their colleagues for the trip. One Republican representative accused them of "cavorting with the enemy." But Rep. David Bonior (D-MI) justified the visit, saying war is "very, very, very serious business," and that "the implications are broad, ... staggering, and they need to be looked at soberly, deliberately." (3:15)
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NPR's Steve Inskeep reports that three Democratic members of Congress have just returned to Washington from Iraq. They're facing criticism from their colleagues for the trip. One Republican representative accused them of "cavorting with the enemy." But Rep. David Bonior (D-MI) justified the visit, saying war is "very, very, very serious business," and that "the implications are broad, ... staggering, and they need to be looked at soberly, deliberately." (3:15)
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