Will Afghanistan Provide Lessons for Rebuilding Iraq?

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Former General Jay Garner arrived in Baghdad only today, but Iraqis already have been pouring into the streets, demanding that their American -liberators- go home. President Bush says America will stay in Iraq long enough to stabilize the economy and establish democracy. Will the US devote the time, patience and money required to make good on the President-s promise? Skeptics point to Afghanistan, which is in deep trouble just 18 months after the fall of the Taliban. Is Afghanistan a model for promoting peace and democracy, or something else? We look at America-s record of exporting values by force with an award-wining historian, a correspondent for Financial Times, a former US diplomat who-s overseen nation-building efforts in several regions, and a policy analyst at the Center for Strategic and International Studies- Pacific Forum.
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