Five Years in Iraq: My Conversations with War Critics and Supporters

On the fifth anniversary of the war in Iraq, I did a series of conversations to find out how both critics and supporters of the war effort see the current situation. Some of the critical voices I listened to are Les Gelb, President Emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations, the New Yorker's George Packer and two young Iraqis living in the United States. Here are excerpts from those conversations:


Les Gelb:

George Packer

Ali Fadhil and Sinan Antoon

To get the other side's perspective, I talked to Richard Perle and Fred Kagan of the American Enterprise Institute. Here are parts of those conversations:

Richard Perle and Fred Kagan