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Colombia's president-elect Alvaro Uribe spent this week in the United States asking for more money to fight drugs and the FARC guerillas in his country. While President Bush wants to lift restrictions on aid, some government officials are reluctant. They say Colombia needs to first set realistic goals for dealing with the guerillas. Others are unsure how the money will be used, since Colombia's attorney general is still trying to find $2 million in U.S. anti-drug aid believed to be stolen by the police. But as NPR's Jennifer Ludden reports, the Bush administration is still eager to help Uribe.