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Allawi Thanks the U.S. for Removing Saddam

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Allawi Thanks the U.S. for Removing Saddam

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Interim Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi addresses a joint meeting of Congress as Vice President Dick Cheney (left) and Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert applaud. Reuters hide caption

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Ayad Allawi, the interim prime minister of Iraq, addresses a joint meeting of Congress, thanking the United States for removing Saddam Hussein from power and promising to hold elections for a new government in January. Allawi said conditions in Iraq are better than portrayed in the media. NPR's David Welna reports.