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'Resurrecting Empire': Is the U.S. Doomed to Fail in Iraq?

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Rashid Khalidi about his new book Resurrecting Empire: Western Footprints and America's Perilous Path in the Middle East. Khalidi is a critic of the Bush administration's Iraq policy, which he believes is doomed to fail. Iraqis, he says, are mistrustful of the United States because of the West's colonial domination of the Middle East for the past two centuries.

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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.