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Baath Party Documents Allow Glimpse at Iraq Society

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Baath Party Documents Allow Glimpse at Iraq Society

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Baath Party Documents Allow Glimpse at Iraq Society

Baath Party Documents Allow Glimpse at Iraq Society

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A cache of Baath Party records discovered in a party office in Baghdad shows how Saddam Hussein used his political base to maintain an iron grip on power. Some of the memos also provide a glimpse into how Iraqi society was suppressed for so long. NPR's Scott Simon reports.

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