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Iraqi Hearts and Minds
Aired 10/9/2003

Leading up to and following the war in Iraq, a crucial view has been missing from the debate over the future of this pivotal nation: the opinions of actual Iraqis. Now, new polls conducted by Zogby and Gallup International are among the first efforts to get a reading of Iraqi hearts and minds. The results reveal mostly optimism about the future of their nation, but mixed views on the best road to take from here. What do Iraqis think about democracy? About the occupation? About the Interim Council? About the cost of war? And what does it mean for U.S. policy in Iraq?
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  Ivo Daalder
    Senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, member of the National Security Council during the Clinton Administration, and co-author of "America Unbound: The Bush Revolution in Foreign Policy"
  Karl Zinsmeister
    Domestic Policy Advisor to President George W. Bush, editor-in-chief of The American Enterprise magazine and author of "Dawn over Baghdad: How the U.S. Military Is Using Bullets and Ballots to Remake Iraq."

Originally Aired: 10/9/2003

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