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Iraq/Euro-Atlantic Rift

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Iraq/Euro-Atlantic Rift

Iraq/Euro-Atlantic Rift

Iraq/Euro-Atlantic Rift

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This week, German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder joined a chorus of European opponents to a potential U.S. invasion of Iraq. For the past several months, there's been discussion in the European press — and inside European bureaucratic circles — of a Euro-Atlantic Rift. The question is, how new is the rift? And what makes the modern rift different from trans-Atlantic disputes in the past? NPR's Guy Raz reports.