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photoIn Kuwait City, a team of almost 200 American administrators under former U.S. General Jay Garner is hammering out a blueprint for a transitional government that will lead Iraq after the U.S.-led war ends. Who should and who will run Iraq on the first day after the war?

Bathsheba Crocker, resident at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and author of "Post-War Iraq: Are We Ready?" thinks that the 3-month-long U.S. plan for rebuilding Iraq after the war ends, is too short a time to prepare Iraqis to take over the governing of their own country.

Nile Gardiner, Visiting Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, thinks that the U.S. and Britain should run post-war Iraq. In his view, the U.N. lacks the capability and the moral authority to run post-war Iraq.

Click the "Listen" link to hear more about the challenges of and who should lead the rebuilding process of post-Saddam Iraq.

Guests:

Bathsheba Crocker, resident at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and author of "Post-War Iraq: Are We Ready?"

Nile Gardiner Ph.D., Visiting Fellow at The Heritage Foundation and author of a recent brief entitled "Limit the Role of the United Nations in Post-war Iraq"

Colonel Dennis Murphy, Director of Operations, Center for Strategic Leadership at the Army War College, Author of "The Day After: The Army in Post-War Iraq."

This program aired on April 3, 2003.

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