A Conversation with Iraq's Vice President

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Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi, a Sunni, has lost three siblings to Iraq's sectarian violence. i

Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi, a Sunni, has lost three siblings to Iraq's sectarian violence. Tracy Wahl, NPR hide caption

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Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi, a Sunni, has lost three siblings to Iraq's sectarian violence.

Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi, a Sunni, has lost three siblings to Iraq's sectarian violence.

Tracy Wahl, NPR

Unending sectarian violence continues to push Iraq closer to the brink of an all-out civil war. Iraq's Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi, a Sunni, has lost two brothers and a sister to the fighting. Hashemi tells Debbie Elliott about his recent meeting with President Bush and how the Iraqi bloodshed might end.

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