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Bush Says U.S. More Secure Due To Troop Sacrifices --> Bush speaking today at Arlington Cemetery (AFP) May 28, 2007 -- U.S. President George W. Bush says the United States is more secure from terrorist attacks because of the sacrifices its soldiers have made.

Bush made his remarks today at the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, on Memorial Day, the annual commemoration of U.S. war dead.

He said from the deaths of U.S. soldiers "must come a world where the cruel dreams of tyrants and terrorists are frustrated, and foiled," and where "the gift of liberty is secured for millions who have never known it."

Also today, the Kremlin said Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin have discussed an upcoming summit of the Group of Eight (G8) leading industrialized nations in a telephone conversation.

The Kremlin said the two leaders also "exchanged opinions on current international issues."

They spoke as part of preparations for a June 6-8 meeting of G8 leaders in Germany's Baltic sea resort of Heiligendamm.

(Reuters, dpa, AP)
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