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Christopher Hill '74 on NPR's On Point With Help From John Wihbey '98

Story posted September 04, 2009

U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Christopher Hill '74 was a guest on the National Public Radio (NPR) program On Point with Tom Ashbrook September 1, 2009.

Speaking by phone from the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Hill discussed efforts to reconcile the various political factions in Iraq and the recent violence that had inflamed tensions among them.

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Christopher Hill '74

"Now ironically, it's the security situation that hits the headlines, the various hideous bombings that one sees," Hill said during the interview.

"But it's the political situation that I think worries a lot of people, because this idea of working together and trying to have rules of the road for the political process is a bit of an elusive concept here."

Hill also spoke of Prime Minister Maliki's recent political "dating game" and what he calls the "elusive concept" of having firm political rules in Iraq.

Listen to the segment. Hill joins the show 28 minutes in.

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John Wihbey '98

John Wihbey '98, a producer at On Point who also blogs for the show, coordinated the Hill interview and posted an article on its Web site.

Read Wihbey's blog about the interview with Ambassador Hill.

On Point originates at Boston NPR affiliate WBUR, where it is broadcast live from 10 a.m. to noon.

The show airs throughout the day on more than 150 NPR stations across the country.

Read more about Ambassador Hill, including an in-depth and wide-ranging interview with Bowdoin magazine.

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