State of Iraqi Society and U.S. Politics: Two Views

 A new Iraqi border patrol police officer (L) receives his certificate. Credit: Reuters

A new Iraqi border patrol police officer, left, receives his certificate from a U.S. officer at a ceremony after completing a four-week training course at the Jordan International Police Training Center near Amman. Reuters hide caption

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The state of Iraqi society weighs heavily in U.S. political discussions, with much riding on the promise of free elections there. For two views on current U.S. policy in Iraq, NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Fareed Zakaria, editor of Newsweek International, and Juan Cole, professor at the University of Michigan.

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