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July 31, 2009
Bomb attacks near mosques break peace in Baghdad

For U.S. troops and Iraqi civilians, this has been one of the least deadly months since the war in Iraq began six years ago. In fact, a senior U.S. military officer has broken ranks with his superiors and U.S. President Barack Obama, saying it’s time for the U.S. to declare victory in Iraq and go home.

But then there are days like Friday, when a series of bombs exploded near five Shiite mosques in Baghdad, killing at least 29 people and shattering the perception, at least for now, that Iraq is a much safer place than it used to be.

Michael Wahid Hanna, a fellow at the Century Foundation, joins Martin Savidge to discuss the attacks and U.S. troop withdrawals.

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Thanks so much to Worldfocus for allowing the public to hear the highly intelligent and refreshingly grounded comments of Mr. Hanna.

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