Shia, Sunni, and the U.S. in Iraq

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photoSome of the fiercest fighting since the fall of Saddam Hussein occurred Wednesday in Iraq The United States is waging a two-front war, against Sunni Muslim insurgents west of Baghdad and against a growing Shiite uprising in the south and center of the country.

Tonight, On Point, the emerging leaders in the resistance and U.S. strategy in Iraq.


Youssef M. Ibrahim, former New York Times Middle East correspondent and energy editor at the Wall Street Journal. He is managing director at the Dubai-based Strategic Energy Investment Group, a consulting firm that assesses political risk in the Middle East.

Rachel Bronson, director, Middle East and Gulf Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. She is an expert on U.S. security and foreign policy toward the Middle East.

This program aired on April 7, 2004.


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