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Iraq: The Bullet and the Ballot, Part One
Aired 2/24/2005

In January of 2005, Iraqis headed to the polls for their first free elections in half a century. But as the new government takes shape, a violent insurgency and ethnic tensions continue to threaten hopes for a stable Iraq. What is the future of Iraqi democracy? What are the implications for the broader Middle East? What are the stakes for America?
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  Reuel Marc Gerecht
    Resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, former CIA analyst, and author of "The Islamic Paradox: Shiite Clerics, Sunni Fundamentalists, and the Coming of Arab Democracy."

Originally Aired: 2/24/2005

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