Segment #2: Insurgency Frustrates Iraqi Efforts at Democracy
As Washington focuses on the US Supreme Court, at a recruiting station that's become a favorite target of suicide bombers, at least 10 people were killed today when another man blew himself up. Meantime, Sunni Muslims have suspended their work on a new Iraqi constitution after two colleagues were assassinated by gunmen. At a Baghdad restaurant, law professor Mijbil Issa told a reporter for the Los Angeles Times he felt safe because he understood the insurgents. Less than an hour later he lay dead on the street outside. As the civilian death toll continues to rise, is the US presence causing more harm than good? We hear conflicting views from a historian, military analyst and the spokesman for the Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari.
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