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France, Germany Shift Course on Iraq

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France, Germany Shift Course on Iraq

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France, Germany Shift Course on Iraq

France, Germany Shift Course on Iraq

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U.S. special envoy to Iraq James Baker won commitments in Paris and Berlin Tuesday to ease Baghdad's $120 billion debt burden. The conciliatory move represents a shift in strategy for France and Germany, both of which opposed the war, refused to contribute troops, and have been excluded from bidding on reconstruction contracts. Hear NPR's Guy Raz.

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