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Iraqi Insurgency Clouds Political Goals

Nearly three months after the transfer of sovereignty in Iraq, insurgents continue to disrupt the interim government's efforts to achieve control. Hear NPR's Scott Simon, Bathsheba Crocker of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Gen. William Nash of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.