Probably because this Congressional Progressive Caucus forum, convened Sept 26, was by led by Democrats. (PoliticsTV.com)
Below are a handful of YouTube links, comprising about 40 minutes of testimony.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=ELjgVq6GtPA: This one is particularly powerful, from an Iraqi woman doctor, Dr. Dahlia Wasfi, with experience of life on the ground in Basra.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=PrUPz11YGQI&mode=related&search= : This one is a scene setter by Dr. Paul Pillar, a former analyst on the CIA's Middle East desk, and it is sobering to say the least.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=voLzijUEIhM&mode=related&search=: Former Gen. William Odom, now at the conservative Hudson Institute, provides the 'establishment' (but not the Bushevik) point of view on the 'interests' served by the occupation. Key point: "You cannot stay longer and make things better."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xr1VjDr1UD: A veteran, named Charlie Anderson, explains why he's no longer in the military. The reason? PTSD.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=rcuHw3hwkB0&mode=related&search=: The general replies to a war-hawk Rep from NJ: "It takes a high level of ignorance to believe that any government the US left behind in Iraq qould NOT be anti-american."
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