WEB EXCLUSIVE: CBS's Dozier on Her Road to Recovery

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CBNNews.com - Reporting on the Iraq war was Kimberly Dozier's job as Baghdad-based correspondent for CBS News.

But a roadside bomb on Memorial Day 2006 made her the focus of reporting. Dozier spoke with CBN News' Melissa Charbonneau about her fight for survival and her road to recovery, and her view of the war in Iraq today.

"The feeling in the publishing industry was--is--that there have been too many things written about Iraq, and that the country is turned off to the story," Dozier said.

"It's also part of this knee-jerk reaction where people say, 'Let's get out, let's get out, let's get out.' As I as a middle East analyst, I never liked how we got in because I was listening to our allies in the region and a lot of the advice we were given. A lot of the advice that was ignored at the time, in terms of waiting to form an Arab coalition to go in, so that it would not be seen as a western invasion," she explained.

"Now that we're there, and I think we have to look at the consequences of what we do next," Dozier said. "A lot of Iraqis you'll speak to, what they'll tell you is 'We want you to stay until it's secure.' Well, how long is that? Well, you know, you know, until its secure. Well, how long is a piece of string? But that said, I know where they're coming from."

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Reporting on the Iraq war was Kimberly Dozier's job as Baghdad-based correspondent for CBS News.

Reporting on the Iraq war was Kimberly Dozier's job as Baghdad-based correspondent for CBS News.

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