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May 18, 2008 3:01 PM

Bush ends 5-day Middle East trip with few concrete gains

Wrapping up a five-day tour of the Middle East, President Bush on Sunday told his Arab allies that expanding democratic reforms and isolating Iran and Syria were crucial steps to a secure and prosperous future for the region. But Bush heads home to Washington with few, if any, concrete gains on his largely ceremonial tour.

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