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  Leader Stifled by War's Reality - Obstacles Confound Md. Lawmaker's Tour of Duty in Iraq
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News DateSunday, February 20, 2005 06:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionBAGHDAD -- If the United States were at peace, Del. Anthony G. Brown would be making deals in the Maryland State House in Annapolis. Instead, Lt. Col. Brown is sipping sugary tea in a bureaucrat's cubicle here, trying to wrest a tangible accomplishment out of his year in Iraq.

On a crisp morning early this month, he sits down with a senior official of the Ministry of Displacement and Migration, which Brown serves as a U.S.-appointed consultant. He wants the ministry to support low-cost housing for uprooted Iraqis in the north-central Diyala province. A nonprofit group has arranged funding for a pilot project.
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