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President Bush Calls for Support for Moderation

President Bush has restated the message he delivered to the United Nations General Assembly earlier this week, a call to support moderates and reformers in the Middle East.

In his weekly Saturday radio address, Mr. Bush said the alternative is to yield the future to terrorists and extremists.

Mr. Bush noted that while he was in New York this week, he met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. He said that by supporting moderate leaders like Mr. Abbas, the United States can help Palestinians and Israelis achieve peace in the Middle East.

The president said he plans to meet next week with the presidents of Pakistan and Afghanistan to discuss the fight against terrorism in their region.