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Analysis: Baathists in the New Iraq

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Analysis: Baathists in the New Iraq

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Analysis: Baathists in the New Iraq

Analysis: Baathists in the New Iraq

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When the United States toppled Saddam Hussein's regime, members of the ruling Baath party were removed from their positions. But as reconstruction has progressed, many of these officials have been allowed to resume their posts. How will the inclusion of Baathists affect Iraq's political future? NPR's Renee Montagne speaks with Bathsheba Crocker, of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Phebe Marr, author of The Modern History of Iraq.

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