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Bush backs Olmert after probe

The White House spoke in support of Ehud Olmert after a
commission of inquiry censured the Israeli prime minister’s handling of last
year’s Lebanon war. Asked how President Bush regarded the Winograd Commission
report issued Monday, White House spokesman Tony Snow said, “Well, obviously
he works very closely with Prime Minister Olmert and thinks that he’s essential
in working toward a two-state solution. The president remains committed to
it. We’re not going to comment on, obviously, internal investigations within the
Israeli government.”

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