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Spanish Leader Reasserts Plan to Leave Iraq

Spain's new leader reiterates his pledge to withdraw troops from Iraq, saying Tomahawk missiles and bombs are not the way to defeat terrorism. Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, whose Socialist Party defeated Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar's ruling Popular Party in Sunday's elections, repeated his claim that the occupation of Iraq is a fiasco. NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports.

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Sylvia Poggioli is senior European correspondent for NPR's International Desk covering political, economic, and cultural news in Italy, the Vatican, Western Europe, and the Balkans. Poggioli's on-air reporting and analysis have encompassed the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, the turbulent civil war in the former Yugoslavia, and how immigration has transformed European societies.
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