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Bush Meets with New Georgian Leader

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Bush Meets with New Georgian Leader

Bush Meets with New Georgian Leader

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President Bush meets with Georgia's new president, Mikhail Saakashvili, who led protests that toppled Eduard Shevardnadze last November. A former Soviet republic, Georgia generates much interest in Washington, D.C., because of its strategic position in the Caucasus and its potential as a transit country for Caspian oil. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports.