Deconstructing Iraq's Election

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Supporters hope Iraq's election will be a turning point, but few expect dramatic change any time soon. With voting over and counting underway, Neal Conan and guests look at voter turnout: Who went to the polls Sunday and who didn't?


Imam Sayed Mustafa al-Qazwini, imam at the Islamic Education Center of Orange County.

Larry Diamond, adviser to Paul Bremer, former civil administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad, from January to April 2004; senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

Michael Rubin, political adviser to Paul Bremer and the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad, 2003-2004; he recently returned from a two-week trip to Iraq. Rubin is now a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.

Karl Vick, Washington Post reporter in Baghdad.

Steve Fainaru, Washington Post reporter in Mosul.

Douglas Struck, Washington Post reporter in Najaf.



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