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Profile of Proposed Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Patrick Cockburn, correspondent for Great Britain's Independent newspaper, about Iyad Allawi, the man picked by Iraq's U.S.-appointed governing council lead the nation's interim government beginning July 1. They discuss Allawi's time as an exile, and the potential problems with his selection.

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Prior to his retirement, Robert Siegel was the senior host of NPR's award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered. With 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel hosted the country's most-listened-to, afternoon-drive-time news radio program and reported on stories and happenings all over the globe, and reported from a variety of locations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. He signed off in his final broadcast of All Things Considered on January 5, 2018.