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French-U.S. Tussles Reopen NATO Wounds

Tussles between France and the United States over how to bring security to Iraq and Afghanistan brought a sour end to a NATO summit Tuesday that was meant to heal the divisions of last year’s Iraq war. President Bush traveled to Europe facing domestic pressure in a presidential election year to show he has allies in Iraq. But France muddied the picture by querying Bush’s interpretation of deals forged at the summit. “We are friends (of the United States), we are allies. We are not servants, of course. And when we don’t agree we don’t say it aggressively but we say it in a firm manner,” French President Jacques Chirac told a news conference. Full Story

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