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Bush Urges Allied Unity Against Terror

President Bush challenged allies Saturday to overcome their bitterness and mistrust over the Iraq war and unite in the struggle against terrorism. “This is no time to stir up divisions in a great alliance,” he warned. Bush used a somber visit to the former Nazi death camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau to recall the horrors of the Holocaust and caution that the world still faces grave threats. “The enemies of freedom have always preferred a divided alliance,” Bush said, “because when Europe and America are united, no problem and no enemy can stand against us.” With his wife, Laura, the president saw gas chambers where more than 1.5 million Jews and tens of thousands of others died. They paused at displays of shoes taken from children and hair shorn from women before they were killed, to be sold later. The camps “remind us that evil is real and must be called by name and must be opposed,” Bush said, addressing an audience in the courtyard of ancient Wawel castle, a national Polish shrine that was seized by the Nazis in 1939. Full Story

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