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Iraq: The Bullet and the Ballot, Part One
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?
Read the full transcript
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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