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Iraq's Constitution and Sectarian Divisions

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Iraq's Constitution and Sectarian Divisions

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Iraq's Constitution and Sectarian Divisions

Iraq's Constitution and Sectarian Divisions

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Iraq's new government has an August deadline to write the country's new constitution. So far, the drafting committee has yet to meet because there's no agreement on Sunni representation.

Guests:

Laith Kubba, spokesman for Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari

Michael Rubin, former political adviser to the Coalition Provisional Authority, 2003-2004 and frequent visitor to Iraq

Saleh Mutlak, spokesman for the National Dialogue Council, one of the Sunni groups involved in talks

Sayed Hossein Qazwini, a 23-year-old University of California-Berkeley graduate who has returned to Iraq and is studying to become an imam

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