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WASHINGTON _ President Bush marked the 100th day of the war against terrorism Thursday by confronting directly one of its many unforeseen complexities: the rising tensions between Pakistan and India, two essential American allies in the anti-terror effort who are also nuclear-armed antagonists.
Bush called for a crackdown on the financial networks of two Pakistani terrorist groups, one of which he said was helping al-Qaida acquire nuclear weapons. The other is one of two groups India accuses of leading last week's bloody attack on the Indian parliament in New Delhi.
Bush targeted the finances of Umma Tameer-e-Nau, a charity set up by a former Pakistani nuclear scientist that Bush said has provided money and information on nuclear weapons to al-Qaida, the terrorist network led by Osama bin Laden. The president also singled out Lashkar-e-Taiba, a group that has repeatedly attacked India in a longstanding dispute over the Kashmir region claimed by both countries.
India has accused the government of Pakistan of backing Lashkar-e-Taiba, but Bush pointedly referred …