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FRIENDS AGAIN? Bush and Schröder

THE UNITED NATIONS
Old Promises Die Hard
The ghost of campaigns Past came back to visit Gerhard Schröder, with Germany taking a seat in the United Nations Security Council just as the body braces for renewed debate over a war against Iraq. Schröder was re-elected Chancellor last fall on a pledge to oppose such a war, which he dubbed a U.S. military "adventure." He has since softened his position, but — aware of overwhelming German opposition to a war — has been cautious about saying so. When the debate comes to the Security Council, however, Schröder will have...

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