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Long-Held Resentments Against Baath Party Flare

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Long-Held Resentments Against Baath Party Flare

Long-Held Resentments Against Baath Party Flare

Long-Held Resentments Against Baath Party Flare

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With Saddam Hussein's regime toppled, Iraqis retaliate against members of the Baath Party, which held power for 30 years and treated political opponents harshly. Baath headquarters are torched, and party leaders go into hiding. NPR's John Burnett reports from Baghdad.

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