Axis of Evil

As President Bush prepares to deliver his State of the Union address tonight, NPR's Mike Shuster examines the most famous phrase from Mr. Bush's last State of the Union address. "Axis of Evil" was a line that linked Iran, Iraq and North Korea even though there is not much connection between them. Critics say the phrase fails to acknowledge the complexity of the real world while implying that North Korea and Iran will be attacked next. That has complicated U.S. policy toward both Pyongyang and Tehran.

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