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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 ...
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Iraq: The Bullet and the Ballot, Part Two
Aired 3/24/2005

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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