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U.S. Outreach to Islamic World Gets Slow Start, Minus Leaders

The Bush administration’s outreach to the Islamic world is in no hurry. And it includes no Muslims. Karen Hughes, who was appointed a month ago to craft a bold new approach for U.S. public diplomacy, is not expected to take the job until as late as the fall, according to administration and congressional sources. The delay is already undermining U.S. credibility, with a well-placed U.S. official warning about “the gap between rhetoric and reality.” Full Story

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