President George W. Bush makes a statement as Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne, background, listens during a news conference.
President George W. Bush makes a statement as Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne, background, listens during a news conference. Chuck Kennedy / MCT
President George W. Bush makes a statement as Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne, background, listens during a news conference. Chuck Kennedy / MCT

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