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Chalabi Pushed to Sidelines in Iraq

In the build-up to the war in Iraq, Ahmed Chalabi, exiled head of the Iraqi National Congress, was the darling of U.S. military planners, who flew him into southern Iraq as the war subsided. But now, U.S. occupation forces are keeping their distance from Chalabi and other former opposition leaders. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports.

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Michele Kelemen has been with NPR for two decades, starting as NPR's Moscow bureau chief and now covering the State Department and Washington's diplomatic corps. Her reports can be heard on all NPR News programs, including Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
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