Iraq, the 'Surge' and US Withdrawal

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The US military says violence has been reduced in Iraq to the lowest point in two years, but top officers complain that Iraq's government is missing the opportunity for political reconciliation. What's it like on the streets of Baghdad? Can Iraqi forces keep it that way as the "surge" comes to an end? Also, federal investigators slip bomb-making components past airport security guards and, in the absence of federal immigration reform, San Francisco gets ready to issue its own "passports" to undocumented workers.


Photo of Ahmad Chalabi: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Katie Cooper, Sonya Geis