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Iraq Parliament Reinstates Baathists

First Posted: 03/28/08 03:45 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 01:20 PM ET

Baathists Reinstated In Iraq

AP:

Iraq's parliament passed a benchmark law Saturday allowing lower-ranking former members of Saddam Hussein's Baath party to reclaim government jobs, the first major piece of U.S.-backed legislation it has adopted.

Traveling in Manama, Bahrain, President Bush hailed the law as "an important step toward reconciliation."

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