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Images of Saddam Hussein’s capture by the U.S military were shown worldwide yesterday. A panel joins Diane to talk about his apprehension and what it may mean for Iraqis and the U.S. led reconstruction effort.
- Ruth Wedgwood professor of international law at Johns Hopkins University and senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations
- Fawaz Gerges professor of Middle East and international affairs at Sarah Lawrence College; author of "Journey of the Jihadist: Inside Muslim Militancy"
- Dana Priest investigative reporter for "The Washington Post" and author of "The Mission: Waging War and Keeping Peace with America's Military"
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