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Shiite Goals Complicate U.S. Timetable for New Iraq

Retired Gen. Jay Garner, U.S. civil administrator for Iraq, seeks to speed efforts to form an interim administration. But Shiite clerics press for an Islamic state similar to neighboring Iran. NPR's Guy Raz and NPR's Ivan Watson report.

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Ivan Watson
Ivan Watson is currently based in Istanbul, Turkey. Following the 9-11 terrorist attacks, he has served as one of NPR's foreign "firemen," shuttling to and from hotspots around the Middle East and Central Asia.