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Bush Requests U.N. Help in Iraq

In an address to the U.N. General Assembly, President Bush defends the U.S. decision to go war in Iraq and warns that the move toward Iraqi self-government will take time. Bush asks for greater international assistance in stabilizing Iraq. U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and others criticize the U.S. decision to go war without the U.N. Security Council's approval. Hear NPR's Vicky O'Hara and Lionel Barber of the Financial Times.

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Vicky O'Hara
Victoria (Vicky) O'Hara is a diplomatic correspondent for NPR. Her coverage of the State Department and foreign policy issues can be heard on the award-winning Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition as well as on NPR's newscasts.