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The U.N. Plan for Iraq

The United Nations wants to dissolve the U.S.-appointed Iraqi Governing Council in favor of a transitional government chosen by the U.N. Hear NPR's Scott Simon, Iraqi-American lawyer Faisal Istrabadi -- who helped draft Iraq's interim constitution -- and Hamid Dabashi, chairman of Columbia University's Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures.

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.