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Op-Ed: Iran Losing Pull In Iraq

From NPR's Talk of the Nation:

All U.S. troops are set to withdraw from Iraq by the end of this 2011, and many believe Iran will move to assert more influence over Baghdad. But Ray Takeyh, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, argues that Iran has already lost Iraq.