Bush on Iraq: "We're kicking ass"

Forget the GAO. Here's the president's assessment.

By Tim Grieve
Published September 5, 2007 7:27PM (UTC)
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A day after the Government Accountability Office reported that the Iraqis have met just three of 18 benchmarks they had agreed to meet, George W. Bush offered a slightly rosier assessment of the war during his visit to Australia today. Asked by Deputy Prime Minister Mark Vaile to say how things are going in Iraq, the president of the United States declared: "We're kicking ass."

Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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