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On Saddam's Birthday, Garner Meets with Iraqi Groups

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On Saddam's Birthday, Garner Meets with Iraqi Groups

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On Saddam's Birthday, Garner Meets with Iraqi Groups

On Saddam's Birthday, Garner Meets with Iraqi Groups

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In Baghdad, retired U.S. Gen. Jay Garner meets with prominent members of Iraq's majority Shiite and minority Sunni communities for talks on the country's future government. The meeting is held on Saddam Hussein's birthday, once a public holiday filled with celebration. This year, few Iraqis are marking the day. Hear NPR's Guy Raz.

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