Will US Occupation Bring Iraqis Democracy or Civil War?

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Since Iraq's new government was announced three weeks ago, guerrilla attacks have killed more than 400 people, and car bombs and assassinations have become part of daily life for Iraqi citizens. On Sunday, Secretary of State Rice visited the country in an appeal to Shiite leaders to reach out to Sunni Arabs and forge a critical bridge. Further complicating the situation is a recent series of dialogues between Iraq and Iran, and a strained relationship between Tehran and Washington. Against an August 15 deadline for drafting a new Iraqi Constitution, US military commanders today proffer a sobering outlook, suggesting that American military involvement in Iraq could last many years. Can Iraqis sort out their ethnic divisions? Guest host Diana Nyad speaks with journalists, historians, veteran CIA analysts and State Department envoys, and a spokesman for Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari
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Guest host Diana Nyad, who was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 2002 as the world record-holder for the longest swim without the aid of a cage -- from Bimini to Florida, 102.5 miles! -- is a business sports columnist for Marketplace, has served as senior sports correspondent for Fox News, and has hosted her own show on CNBC. She's also the author of three books, Other Shores, Basic Training and The Keyshawn Johnson Story.

WSJ/NBC News Poll on voters' dissatisfaction with President Bush, Congress

Secretary of State Rice's remarks with Kurdistan Democratic Party Leader Massoud Barzani

Peterson's article on Iraqis adapting to life in the "danger zone"

Bar- Diaz's article on Cubans questioning the timing of Posada arrest



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