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April 20, 2004
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The United States should have addressed the Israeli-Palestinian problem before invading Iraq, an adviser to the Iraqi governing council said. “I believed at the time before 2001 and 2002 that the United States should first see to it that there was a solution of the Israeli-Palestinian problem before going into Iraq,” Feisel Istrabadi, a constitutional adviser to the U.S.-supported council, told “One on One,” a PBS show broadcast over the weekend. “Clearly, it is the major bone of contention between the broad masses — I’m not talking about the radicals, but the broad masses of the Arab and Islamic world and the United States.”

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