John Kerry on CNN’s “American Morning”
In what amounts to the most extensive independent assessment of the nearly four-year-old conflict that has claimed the lives of more than 2,800 Americans and tens of thousands of Iraqis, the Iraq Study Group bluntly warns that "current U.S. policy is not working." Citing rising violence and the Iraqi government's failure to advance national reconciliation, the panel paints a grim picture of a nation that Bush has repeatedly vowed to transform into a beacon of freedom and democracy in the Middle East.
John Kerry discussed the panel's report earlier today on CNN's "American Morning." For our readers who have followed Kerry position on Iraq including his speeches and OP/ED's over the past couple of years and various debates on the Senate floor, it's clear that the Iraq Study Group report recommends much of what Kerry has been calling for, for some time now.
The video and transcript are available here.