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U.S. Administrator Pledges to Restore Order to Iraq

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U.S. Administrator Pledges to Restore Order to Iraq

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U.S. Administrator Pledges to Restore Order to Iraq

U.S. Administrator Pledges to Restore Order to Iraq

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Paul Bremer, the new U.S. administrator for Iraq, vows to restore law and order in the country. He also promises to purge the government of former Baath party officials. U.S. forces say they did not anticipate the scale and depth of the looting and lawlessness after the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime. Some Iraqis and aid groups say the Bush administration failed to properly plan post-war efforts. NPR's Eric Westervelt reports.

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