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Debate Swirls over Origins of Iraqi Discontent

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Debate Swirls over Origins of Iraqi Discontent

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Debate Swirls over Origins of Iraqi Discontent

Debate Swirls over Origins of Iraqi Discontent

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Who is behind the violent opposition to the American occupation of Iraq and the deadly bombing at the U.N. compound in Baghdad? U.S. military leaders blame terrorists. Some analysts are less certain. Hear NPR's Linda Wertheimer, Rashid Khalidi, director of the Middle East Institute at Columbia University, and Loren Thompson, military affairs specialist at the Lexington Insitute.

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