Ex-Baathists Renounce Party Ties

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At a ceremony in Mosul, hundreds of Iraqis renounce their membership in the Baath Party — a key move for gaining employment with the new Iraqi government. U.S. military commanders, who organized the ceremony, see it as a first step toward reconciliation. But former Baathists remain outcasts, and their ultimate fate lies in the hands of the Iraqi governing council. Hear NPR's Anne Garrels.



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