S. Hrg. 110-153: Securing America's Interest in Iraq: The Remaining Options, Hearings before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, First Session, January 10- February 1, 2007   [open pdf - 4MB]

From the opening statement of Richard Lugar: "United States policy in Iraq would benefit greatly from meaningful executive branch consultations with legislators, and from careful study by Members of Congress, that's directed at dispassionately evaluating the President's plan and other options. Members of this committee and the entire Congress must be prepared to make reasoned judgments about what the President is proposing. Initially, the President and his team need to explain what objectives we are trying to achieve: If forces are expanded, where and how they will be used; why such a strategy will succeed; and how Iraqi forces will be involved; how long additional troops may be needed; what contingencies are in place if the situation does not improve." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Joseph R. Biden, Richard G. Lugar, Phebe Marr, Michael O'Hanlon, Paul Pillar, Yahia Said, Benjamin Cardin, Jim Webb, Barbara Boxer, Robert P. Casey, Jr., Norm Coleman, Bob Corker, Christopher J. Dodd, Russell D. Feingold, Chuck Hagel, Johnny Isakson, John F. Kerry, Robert Menendez, Lisa Murkowski, Bill Nelson, Barack Obama, Condoleezza Rice, John E. Sununu, David Vitter, George Voinovich, Jim Webb, Ted Galen Carpenter, Peter W. Galbraith, Frederick W. Kagan, Daniel Serwer, Richard Haass, Vali Nasr, Dennis Ross, Joseph P. Hoar, Jack Keane, Barry McCaffrey, William E. Odom, Leslie Gelb, Lawrence J. Korb, Newt Gingrich, John Murtha, Michael D. Jones.

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