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Wednesday, December 05, 2007



by Scot Siegel

When asked to describe the specifics
of his phone conversation this morning
with President Putin, President Bush said
he would not discuss the specifics of any

conversation with a world leader, any more
than he would want other leaders sharing
the details of his conversations with them; lest
their words get misinterpreted and misused…

Then Bush said he could share some general
themes of his conversation with Mr. Putin. He said,
“we discussed the issue of Iranium…”
and left it at that –

Scot Siegel is a land use planner and poet from Land Oswego, Oregon. His poems have appeared in New Verse News, The Sunday Oregonian, Open Spaces Magazine, and Red River Review, among others.