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Bush Gives Iraq Diplomacy 'Weeks, Not Months'

President Bush says he'll give diplomats "weeks, not months" to find a solution to the Iraq crisis. But he also says he would welcome exile for Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein as an alternative to war. Meanwhile, eight European states show support for U.S. policy regarding Iraq in a Wall Street Journal op-ed piece. Hear NPR's Michele Kelemen and NPR's Sylvia Poggioli.

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Sylvia Poggioli is senior European correspondent for NPR's International Desk covering political, economic, and cultural news in Italy, the Vatican, Western Europe, and the Balkans. Poggioli's on-air reporting and analysis have encompassed the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, the turbulent civil war in the former Yugoslavia, and how immigration has transformed European societies.
Michele Kelemen has been with NPR for two decades, starting as NPR's Moscow bureau chief and now covering the State Department and Washington's diplomatic corps. Her reports can be heard on all NPR News programs, including Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
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