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Kissinger, Albright Testify about Iraq before Senate Panel

Former Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and Madeleine Albright called for talks with Iraq's neighbors and increased autonomy for clashing Iraqi groups, testifying before a Senate panel Wednesday. The NewsHour reports on the hearings.

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  • RAY SUAREZ:

    Secretaries Albright and Kissinger agreed on this much: Both told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee the road ahead in Iraq and the Middle East is going to be difficult.

    MADELEINE ALBRIGHT, Former Secretary of State: I will speak both plainly and bluntly. There are no good options. If there were, many of us, including many of you, would not have been issuing such urgent warnings for the past four years. Those warnings were ignored; the result is that every available alternative now carries with it grave risks.