10:00 am EST - 11:30 am EST

Past Event

The Bumpy Road to Baghdad: The Hard Fighting Leads to Political Reverberations at Home and Abroad

Thursday, April 03, 2003

10:00 am - 11:30 am EST

Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC

As coalition forces resume their push to the Iraqi capital, the fighting promises to get tougher and uglier. At the same time, the Administration has come under criticism for underestimating the enemy’s strength. Republicans are privately worried, and Democrats are trying to support the troops without seeming to praise the President. Bush, meanwhile, has lost congressional votes on other issues. In Europe, anti-American feelings continue to rise.

This week’s Brookings Iraq Series briefing will address these issues, as well as other late developments in the war.