Iraq And A Hard Place

Friday, April 09, 2004

It's been a year since the world watched the fall of Saddam's reign, but violence and resentment continue to rush into the power vacuum left behind. This week, American troops were on the defensive across Iraq, as Shia rebels took up the fight that had been limited to Sunni areas. Many reporters covering the conflict are wise to the positive spin that American officials in Washington and Baghdad are putting on events, but are also finding it more and more dangerous to get the real story. Bob talks to Washington Post correspondent and 2004 Pulitzer Prize winner Anthony Shadid.

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