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Opinion Page: 'Present at the Disintegration'

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Opinion Page: 'Present at the Disintegration'

Iraq

Opinion Page: 'Present at the Disintegration'

Opinion Page: 'Present at the Disintegration'

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An Iraqi Army soldier passes campaign posters for political candidate Ahmed Chalabi Dec. 12. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Is the new Iraq constitution a recipe for civil war? As part of an ongoing series on Sunday opinion pieces, Neal Conan talks with a prominent expatriate who says Iraqi political elites have failed the fledgling democracy.

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Guest:

Kanan Makiya, president of the Iraqi Memory Foundation; wrote the op-ed piece "Present at the Disintegration" for Sunday's New York Times