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Analysis: Iraq's Interim Government

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Analysis: Iraq's Interim Government

Analysis: Iraq's Interim Government

Analysis: Iraq's Interim Government

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Ghazi al-Yawer is chosen as Iraq's interim president, a mostly ceremonial post. His selection was controversial: members of Iraq's Governing Council accused the U.S. of trying to install its favorite candidate, Adnan Pachachi. Yawer's selection was endorsed by the United Nations and the Governing Council dissolved itself. NPR's Steve Inskeep discusses the developments with Juan Cole, professor of Middle East history at the University of Michigan.