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Alberto Gonzales Defends 'War On Terror' Phrase

Host Michel Martin continues her conversation with the former attorney general. He discusses the Bush Administration's decision to use military tribunals — rather than civil courts — to try terror suspects, and how he overcame his initial skepticism about the phrase "war on terror." Gonzales also shares his views of how America has changed since Sept. 11.
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Baghdad College And America's Shifting Role In Iraq

First opened in the 1930s by New England Jesuits, Baghdad College became the Iraqi capital's premier high school. It also symbolizes an era when the United States was known in the Middle East not for military action, but for culture and education, says journalist Anthony Shadid.

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