Sides Argue Iraq's Role in War on Terror NPR's Michele Kelemen examines the debate between those who say the war in Iraq has harmed the anti-terrorism efforts and those who say it will help the war on terror. Critics of the Iraq invasion say it has spawned terrorism in a country that didn't have much of it before and that it will spawn Islamic extremists throughout the Muslim world. Administration supporters say a democratic Iraq will eventually reduce the threat of terrorism in the region.
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Sides Argue Iraq's Role in War on Terror

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Sides Argue Iraq's Role in War on Terror

Sides Argue Iraq's Role in War on Terror

Sides Argue Iraq's Role in War on Terror

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NPR's Michele Kelemen examines the debate between those who say the war in Iraq has harmed the anti-terrorism efforts and those who say it will help the war on terror. Critics of the Iraq invasion say it has spawned terrorism in a country that didn't have much of it before and that it will spawn Islamic extremists throughout the Muslim world. Administration supporters say a democratic Iraq will eventually reduce the threat of terrorism in the region.