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US dilemma: dealing with Hamas

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrives in Cairo Tuesday on the first stop of a trip aimed at addressing the delicate issue of Hamas – with decisions pending on dealing with the Palestinian Authority that are as portentous as almost any the Bush administration has made on Middle East affairs. How the administration handles the militant group’s role in a Palestinian government will permeate President Bush’s democratization program for the Middle East. Repercussions from the US response to Hamas’s rise to government will spill over into Iraq, while playing an important role in America’s image in the region. Full Story

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