Despite a reduction in violence and democratic elections in Iraq, the U.S. Department of State’s recently-released report on conditions in Iraq throughout 2008 stated that there is “widespread, severe corruption at all levels of government.”
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At a press conference during President George W. Bush's fourth and final visit to Iraq, Iraqi journalist Muntader al-Zaidi threw a pair of shoes at the American leader. Worldfocus producer Mohammad al-Kassim discusses the significance of the incident.
David Andelman of World Policy Journal discusses developments in Iraq since the war began in 2003, including the role of democracy in the Middle East and the future of American involvement in Iraq.
Scott Peterson of The Christian Science Monitor discusses the integration of the Awakening Councils into the Shia-led Iraqi government. Also, a timeline of the major power transfers within Iraq over the last five years.