Bush seeks to comfort embattled Olmert

US President George W. Bush has phoned embattled Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to extend his warm wishes. A White House spokesman said Bush talked with the Olmert Wednesday just before the prime minister announced that he will resign in September. Spokesman Gordon Johndroe said Bush intends to work closely with Olmert until that time, and wishes him well. Johndroe says Bush has appreciated Olmert's friendship, leadership and work for peace.