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January 21, 2003
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A senior Pentagon official said the Bush administration will focus on Israeli settlements and a Palestinian state as soon as an anticipated war against Iraq is over. In an interview in the Washington Post last Friday, Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz said, “Our stake in pushing for a Palestinian state will grow” after the war, and that he preferred “concrete steps, like dealing with the settlements” over the advancement of diplomacy.

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