Arms for Diplomacy in the Middle East

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The Bush Administration is negotiating a state-of-the-art arms sale to Saudi Arabia at the same time the Saudis are accused of destabilizing Iraq and condoning terror. Israel and Egypt are getting new weapons, too. Is the US helping important allies or fueling the arms race in an unstable region? Also, an update on Chief Justice John Roberts, who suffered a seizure yesterday while vacationing in Maine and, on Reporter's Notebook, it appears that Rupert Murdoch will be the owner of the Wall Street Journal.

US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice meet with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in a meeting aimed at encouraging their allies to help stabilize Iraq and bolster the US-backed Baghdad government.Photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images