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Rumsfeld Courts Europeans on Iraq; Arabs Expect War

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, in Europe to rally support for regime-change in Iraq, says he doesn't know how long a war in Iraq would last, but doubts it would take six months. Meanwhile, Arab leaders have tried to avert conflict in Iraq, but many now say hope for a peaceful solution is fading fast. Hear reports from NPR's Tom Gjelten and NPR's Kate Seelye.

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Tom Gjelten reports on religion, faith, and belief for NPR News, a beat that encompasses such areas as the changing religious landscape in America, the formation of personal identity, the role of religion in politics, and conflict arising from religious differences. His reporting draws on his many years covering national and international news from posts in Washington and around the world.