Election Has Iraq-s Neighbors on Edge

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The results of Sunday-s elections won-t be known for a week and the real winners may not emerge until the end of this year. Meantime, the outcome is being watched with trepidation in the rest of the Middle East. When Iraq-s Shiite majority comes to power, will it pose a challenge to Sunni rulers in other countries? If the Kurds in Northern Iraq get serious about independence, would that bring intervention by Turkey? Would civil war in Iraq destabilize the entire region? Would real democracy make it harder for kings, dictators and clerics to hold on to power? We hear from CNN's Semih Idiz in Turkey and former US Ambassador Peter Galbraith in Kurdish northern Iraq. (An extended version of this segment was broadcast earlier today on To the Point.)
  • Reporter's Notebook: Black Contract with America
    African Americans have long been the most reliable Democratic voters, but yet another effort to change that is underway today. Republicans see a future in black churches, and one of the largest black churches in Los Angeles will see the unveiling of a new manifesto. We hear more from Bishop Harry Jackson, Jr., who crossed party lines to vote for President Bush's Republican social conservatism, and reporter Tom Hamburger, who's covering the Black Contract with America for the Los Angeles Times.

Los Angeles Times' article on Iraqi Kurds, statehood

David Fromkin's A Piece to End All Piece

Black Contract with American on Moral Values, press release on

Jackson's High-Impact African-American Churches

Rev. Lou Sheldon, Traditional Values Coalition

Hamburger's article on GOP and black churches



Warren Olney


Frances Anderton