Concern Raised over U.S. Role in Iraqi Constitution

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Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad.

Zalmay Khalilzad, right, and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, in an April 2005 photo. State Department hide caption

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The U.S. ambassador to Iraq, Zalmay Khalilzad, is a familiar face to many Iraqis — some say too familiar. As the constitution is being drafted, there are concerns among Iraqis that Khalilzad's omnipresence is a sign of excessive U.S. influence.

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