Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, delivered an address at the Brookings Institution Tuesday on the aftermath of the war in Iraq.
Kerry assessed the Bush administration’s efforts to rebuild Iraq and offer an alternative course for bringing stability to the war-torn country. He recently introduced legislation with Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (D-Del.) on raising the $87 billion President Bush has requested to cover military and reconstruction costs in Iraq.
Sen. Kerry was introduced by James B. Steinberg, vice president of foreign policy studies at Brookings, and took questions from the audience following his remarks.
The Brookings Leadership Forum provides high-level government officials from around the world the opportunity to address members of the Washington policy community and to share their insights and perspectives on world events as well as on issues of particular concern to their countries.