Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is now conferring with Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili in Tbilisi, the country’s capital city, Bush said. Rice is in Georgia to express “America’s wholehearted support for Georgia’s democracy,” Bush said.
Bush said Rice will later travel to his ranch in Crawford, Texas, to update him on the situation in Georgia. Bush also said Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is keeping him briefed on the ongoing humanitarian mission in Georgia.
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