"This could be the beginning of a major breakthrough, ending more than 21/2 decades of estrangement



"This could be the beginning of a major breakthrough, ending more than 21/2 decades of estrangement between Tehran and Washington."
Analyst Davoud Hermidas Bavand
A professor of international relations at Tehran's Imam Sadeq University, on Iran's offer to enter into talks with the United States aimed at stabilizing Iraq.
"Everybody supports the troops and everyone knows ... we're going to give them what they need. ... I just regret that we have to pass this (debt) on to future generations."
Rep. Norm Dicks, D-Wash.
After the House voted to give President Bush $92 billion more for Iraq, Afghanistan and Gulf Coast hurricane relief.

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