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Political Junkie: The Impact of the Iraq Reports

Lawmakers are considering how recent progress reports from Iraq will affect war policy. Has testimony from Gen. Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker changed opinions in Congress? In this edition of the Political Junkie, guests and callers discuss the prospects of new political strategies for the war.

Ken Rudin, NPR's political editor, writes the Political Junkie column on and has a weekly podcast, It's All Politics

Andrew Kohut, president of the Pew Research Center; director of the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, and the Pew Global Attitudes Project

Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA), member of the Senate Foreign Relations committee

Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), 2008 Republican presidential candidate

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