Iraq Democratic Goals in Doubt As violence continues to roil Iraq, many question whether planned January elections are even feasible. Some analysts say the U.S. and allied leaders have gradually compromised their commitment to building a secular democracy in Iraq in favor of better security. Hear NPR's Tom Gjelten.
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Security Seen Trumping Democratic Goals in Iraq

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Security Seen Trumping Democratic Goals in Iraq

Security Seen Trumping Democratic Goals in Iraq

Security Seen Trumping Democratic Goals in Iraq

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As violence continues to roil Iraq, many question whether planned January elections are even feasible. Some analysts say the U.S. and allied leaders have gradually compromised their commitment to building a secular democracy in Iraq in favor of better security. Hear NPR's Tom Gjelten.