Does Democracy in Iraq Have a Future?

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US combat troops are scheduled to leave Iraq starting in August, presuming that violence is down and that a stable government has been established by fair elections. This week's renewed bombings in Baghdad suggest that the scenario might not be so rosy. Also, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is grilled by a House committee on the AIG bailout, and Apple's new iPad has been unveiled. Can it live up to expectations?

Banner image: An Iraqi man walks past a municipal worker clearing debris a day after a bomb blast near the Hamra Hotel in Jadriyah, south of Baghdad, on January 26. Photo: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images