An End to the Civil War in Iraq?

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The "surge" of US military forces in Iraq has reduced the level of violence, as promised. However, not until this week did the "so-called "breathing room" lead to "benchmark legislation" from the Iraqi parliament. The Shiite-dominate legislature has passed a a law promoted by the United States, that's supposed to open the government to Sunnis bureaucrats, engineers, teachers, soldiers and police officers from Saddam-Hussein's Baath Party. But today's New York Times reports that it could make matters worse.


Solomon Moore - Criminal Justice Reporter, New York Times, Rend Al-Rahim - former Iraq Representative to US, Douglas Ollivant - New America Foundation - @DouglasOllivant, Conrad Crane - Army War College's Military History Institute, Laith Kubba - Spokesman, former Iraqi Prime Minister al-Jaafari

Warren Olney

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