NPR's Michele Kelemen reports President Bush now says he'll give diplomacy "weeks, not months" to find a solution to the Iraq crisis. The president also says the U.S. would welcome exile for Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein as an alternative to war. President Bush met today with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and with Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al Faisal.
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