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Robert Ford, former deputy U.S. Ambassador to Iraq

Detailed Iraq administrative map with country flag and location on a blue globe.
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A map of Iraq.

Twenty years after the United States government decided to invade Iraq on false pretenses of weapons of mass destruction, what is the state of the country? Iraq gets far less attention than Iran and some other neighbors, but Iraq suffered its own governmental crisis and deadly public protests this year. Corruption has driven the country for years.

Our guest is a former deputy U.S. Ambassador to Iraq who is visiting Rochester to discuss the progress -- or lack thereof -- in Iraq. Our guest:

  • Robert Ford, former deputy U.S. Ambassador to Iraq
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