In December, we sat down with Gov. Ted Kulongoski for a lengthy interview that we’ll be running a good portion of in this Wednesday’s paper.

Between now and then, we’re running video excerpts of that interview. In today’s clip, Kulongoski talks about the war in Iraq, his attendance at the funerals of military men and women, and his visit to Iraq to sign a memorandum between the Iraqi government and Oregon State University on an engineering program.

It was one of the more emotional moments in the interview.

And if you missed it, here’s the first video clip we ran earlier this week covering Kulongoski’s views on prisons.