Politics Jul 18

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Iraqi Government Slow to Reintegrate Baathists

More than four years after military forces toppled Saddam Hussein's Baathist government, Iraq is wrestling with reintegrating former members of his party, a policy trumpeted by American leaders but met with tough resistance by some Iraqi factions.

An Iraqi appeals court upheld a death sentence for Saddam Hussein Tuesday and ordered his execution within 30 days, although the decision must be ratified by President Jalal Talabani and Iraq's two vice presidents under Iraqi law.