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Christine Ockrent is regarded as one of France's most respected broadcasters, the only journalist granted an interview with Saddam Hussein in the middle of the Gulf War. As well as becoming the first woman to anchor and edit the prime time news, Christine has also edited the current affairs journal L'Express, worked as the deputy director-general of France's TF1 channel and presented the country's flagship magazine and program on French and European politics, France-Europe Express. She also anchors a monthly program on international affairs on TV5Monde. Close.

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Paris, France

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No Exit Now

Paris, France - There is no way for the U.S. to withdraw from Iraq now. The occupation may have been handled in a deplorably, but that's no reason to mess up the next phase. The administration and the Democratic Congress should agree on a timetable for progressive withdrawal. This must be discussed with the Iraqi authorities.

Meanwhile, the political process in Iraq must be improved. A federal system should be created that includes as many levels of devolution as necessary -- certainly more than just a Kurdish, a Shia and a Sunni entity. As it is, the last two are far more inextricably linked than currently admitted.

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