WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.), Maurice Hinchey (D-New York), and Maxine Waters will be co-chairing a second forum on ending U.S. military operations in Iraq and bringing U.S. troops home, while helping the Iraqis regain control over their country and their future.
What: Bipartisan Congressional Forum on How to Bring the Troops Home from Iraq
Thursday, April 27, 2006 9:00 AM – 11:00 A.M.
2325 Rayburn House Office Building
Hosted by U.S. Representatives Barbara Lee, Lynn Woolsey, Maurice Hinchey, and Maxine Waters, plus other Members of Congress
Witnesses to include:
Dr. Paul Pillar, Former National Intelligence Officer for the Near East and South Asia from 2000-2005 and long
career in the CIA, faculty member of the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University, and author of Foreign
Affairs feature article in March/April issue entitled "Intelligence, Policy, and the War in Iraq"
U.S. Congressional sponsors of pending legislation specifying plans and timelines for concluding U.S. military operations in Iraq and bringing home U.S. troops (U.S. Representatives Jim McGovern and Barbara Lee)
Ms. Faiza al-Arji. She is a native Shia Iraqi, married to a Sunni Iraqi. They have three sons who currently live in
Amman, Jordan. She will speak about her family’s experiences in Iraq before and during the war and subsequent occupation.
Dr. Dahlia Wasfi. She was born to a Jewish mother and an Iraqi father. She recently put her medical career on hold to visit with family members in Iraq, and recently returned from a three-month stay in Basra and Baghdad. She will describe her experiences in Iraq and discuss the life of Iraqis under occupation.
Charlie Anderson (Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class, U.S. Navy-Ret.) He served with the Marine Crops’ Second Tank Battalion during the invasion of Iraq. He is now the Southeast Regional Coordinator of Iraq Veterans Against the War and will
discuss his experiences in the military during the war in Iraq.