July 11, 2006

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This isn't the only issue, but what did Joe Lieberman say about Iraq?

Campos: "The situation in Iraq is a lot better that it was a year ago," Lieberman observed. The Iraqis "are on the way to building a free and independent Iraq. Two-thirds of their military is now ready, on their own, to lead the fight with some logistical backing from the U.S. or stand up on their own totally. That's progress. And the question is, are we going to abandon them when they are making that progress?"

From the Cafferty file:

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Cafferty: Wolf, it was another horrible day in Iraq. Attacks near the Green Zone in Baghdad killed between 5- 16 people, 10 others died carrying a body to Najaf for burial. An Iraqi diplomat was kidnapped in Baghdad. The U.S. military is condemning a video posted on Islamic websites that claims to show the bodies of two U.S. soldiers kidnapped, killed and mutilated last month in Iraq. And this all comes as the House holds a hearing to evaluate the Bush administration's national strategy for victory in Iraq. Meanwhile a recent Gallup poll found that about two out of three Americans want a U.S. withdrawal from Iraq and 31 percent want it to start immediately.

Here's the question: at what point can the U.S. claim victory in Iraq? E-mail your thoughts to CaffertyFile@CNN.com or go to CNN.com/CaffertyFile. Just horrible over there today, Wolf. 10 people killed while carrying a body for burial in Najaf. I mean, that's an ugly place.

BLITZER: It's been horrible now for several days. In fact, I guess you could go on and say for several weeks. Some people suggesting, Jack, they're teetering on the brink of civil war.

CAFFERTY: Yes, that's come up again. The sectarian violence certainly isn't going down, it's getting worse it seems.

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