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Arts & Entertainment - January 20, 2012

The war at home

Powerful drama puts a personal face on Iraq conflict

by Karla Kane

Average Americans may think about the most recent war in Iraq only in abstract terms, or buzz words — when they think of it at all. Images that come to mind might be the overthrow of a brutal dictator; a Bush-administration blunder; the horrors of Abu Ghraib; a far-off incident in a foreign land. How many Americans have ever met an Iraqi, know something of their war experience, or are familiar with Iraqi culture?

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