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Iraqi Parliament Urged to Support Saddam

At an emergency parliament session, Iraqi lawmakers are urged to rally behind Saddam Hussein and defend the country. Meanwhile, residents flee Baghdad and nearly 300,000 U.S. and British soldiers deployed in the Persian Gulf area prepare to invade Iraq. Hear NPR's Anne Garrels and NPR's Mike Shuster.

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Anne Garrels
Mike Shuster
Mike Shuster is an award-winning diplomatic correspondent and roving foreign correspondent for NPR News. He is based at NPR West, in Culver City, CA. When not traveling outside the U.S., Shuster covers issues of nuclear non-proliferation and weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, and the Pacific Rim.