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U.N. Bombed in Baghdad

photoA suicide attacker's bomb exploded at United Nations' headquarters in Baghdad today, leaving 17 dead and dozens wounded. The attack is a further blow to security in U.S.-occupied Iraq, and further complicates the U.N.'s role there. After playing second fiddle to British and American aims in Iraq, can the U.N. avoid stepping into the line of fire?

Guests:

Ghaith Abdul Ahad, Iraqi citizen and Web Blogger

David Mack, vice president of the Middle East Institute, former deputy assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs who served twice in Baghdad

Richard Wolfe, diplomatic correspondent, "Newsweek"

This program aired on August 19, 2003. The audio for this program is not available.

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