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The following news item comes courtesy of United Press International:


British official: Bush admin. is 'crap'

LONDON, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- British Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott neither confirms nor denies a report that he called the Bush administration "crap" at a London meeting this week.

     Prescott was meeting Tuesday with members of Parliament when he used the word to characterize Washington's handling of the Middle East, The Independent reported.

     Some of those present at the meeting said they could not remember Prescott making the remark. But Harry Cohen -- a Member of Parliament who represents an area where police have carried out raids in connection with the alleged plot to blow up airliners -- told the newspaper Prescott plainly used the word.

     "He was talking in the context of the 'road map' in the Middle East," said Cohen. "He said he only gave support to the war on Iraq because they were promised the road map. But he said the Bush administration had been crap on that."

     Cohen said asked that the remark be left out of the meeting's minutes.

Prescott's office declined to confirm or deny the use of the word "crap."

     "These discussions are intended to be private and remain within the four walls," said one official. "They are private so that there may be frank discussions."




HERE is the link to the original article in The Independent.

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