Condi Goes to Europe and the Middle East

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"Whirlwind" is Condoleezza Rice's term for a trip to eight countries in just seven days. In Berlin, Rice brushed over past disagreements and thanked Chancellor Schroeder for help to the Iraqi people. In London, she harshly admonished Iran not to use the cover of nuclear power to develop nuclear weapons, but admitted that consideration of military action was not on the agenda. Now, she's on her way to Poland, Turkey, Jerusalem, the West Bank, Brussels and Paris, where she'll make a "major address" next Tuesday. Can the new Secretary of State mend fences and promote the Bush agenda at the same time? As it reaches out to long-time allies, is the US as important to them as it used to be? We hear what Rice has being saying about the Atlantic Alliance, Iraq, and the possibility of a US attack on Iran.
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