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Lebanese cleric derides Bush policies

Lebanon’s top Shiite cleric charged Wednesday that President Bush’s policies have turned the Middle East into a “hell” of strife, delivering more scathing commentary on the U.S. leader just days after calling him “the devil’s messenger.” In an interview with The Associated Press, Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Hassan Fadlallah also waded into Lebanese politics, charging that every sect except his own wants to dominate the small, diverse nation and insisting Hezbollah needs its weapons to defend the country. Full Story

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