The Najaf Standoff and Iraqi Politics

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The crisis in Najaf has major implications for two Iraqis in particular: Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and Prime Minister Ayad Allawi. Hear NPR's Scott Simon and Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland.



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