A discussion about the U.S. effort to stabilize and rebuild post-war Iraq. In the six months following President Bush's declaration of the end to major combat in Iraq, more American soldiers were killed than during the war itself. No weapons of mass destruction were found. And for many Iraqis life under occupation turned out to be worse than it was before the war. Experts from the region are interviewed and the occupation is explored from the perspective of Middle Eastern TV news reports, viewed by more than 280 million people in the region.
This Special Report was originally aired six months after the end of "major combat" in Iraq.
Baha Al-Shibib - Iraqi, engineer (retired), former high ranking Baath Party official and CEO of Iraq Electric Industries who fled Iraq under threat of death and advised the U.S. State Dept. on post-Iraq plans.
Abbas Kadhim - Iraqi, graduate student and instructor at UC Berkeley who took part in the uprising in Southern Iraq after the 1st Gulf War and also fled Iraq under threat of death.
Jamal Dajani - Director of Middle Eastern Programming and co-producer of Mosaic.
For links to further information about the reconstruction effort in Iraq, click here.