Lee Hamilton '52 Discusses Iraq on NBC's Today
July 16, 2007
July 16, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - Lee Hamilton, who co-chaired the Iraq Study Group, "says he's 'extremely doubtful' that Iraqi forces will be able to take over the country's security any time soon," reports the Associated Press. On this morning's edition of NBC's Today show, Hamilton, a 1952 graduate of DePauw University, "said Iraqi forces 'are not close to being able to meet' their logistical, medical and support needs."
The story continues, "Referring to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's comments that security forces would be ready 'at any time,' Hamilton says 'his rhetoric is pretty good,' but 'his performance is pretty bad.' He says the most important shortcoming is that the government is 'not close at all' to including all elements of society."
Lee Hamilton, who served 34 years in Congress and was vice chair of the 9/11 Commission, contributes an op-ed to today's Indianapolis Star, headlined "Let's unite for change in Iraq." Access the column at the newspaper's Web site.Back