This is an audiopost created by Marc.
He called into National Public Radio on Wednesday's Talk of the Nation with speakers
*Michael Rubin - former political advisor to Paul Bremer and the Coalition Provisional Authority, 2003-2004. Visits Iraq frequently; was there for two weeks in September; will visit again in December after Iraqi elections; now a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, Washington, D.C.
*Sam Gardiner - retired Air Force colonel; has taught strategy and military operations at the National War College, Air War College and Naval War College
Marc sought more explanation of the US's role in exacerbating the conflict previous to the first Gulf War.