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White House Criticized for Foreign Policy Wavering

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White House Criticized for Foreign Policy Wavering

White House Criticized for Foreign Policy Wavering

White House Criticized for Foreign Policy Wavering

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The White House's drawn-out deliberations on how to deal with Liberia fits a pattern in the Bush administration's foreign policy, according to critics and even some administration insiders. From Liberia to Iran to Syria to North Korea, the President's advisors are divided on what the U.S. response should be, so decisions on these "problem nations" are deferred. One camp in the administration favors regime change in these countries, while the other favors "hard-nosed" engagement. Michele Kelemen reports.

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