COZYING UP TO SYRIA

PRESIDENT BUSH has always made it clear where he stands on the matter of terrorism: "You're either with us or against us." But the Administration is showing a surprisingly nuanced attitude toward one country long designated a state sponsor of terrorism: Syria. Desperate to stop the terrorists, money and weapons that the U.S. says are crossing Syria's border into Iraq and fueling the insurgency there, the U.S. has initiated talks with Syria to join in controlling the frontier. A senior U.S. official tells TIME the talks are aimed at creating a "military-to-military" relationship and that "joint border patrols" involving U.S. and...

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