And he basically said: "we're winning" and "I'm on it."
But seriously, this speech, theoretically one taking responsibility for the war, and attempting to inject hope, etcetera, etcetera, is a cactus-spined poison pill aimed right down the Democrats' throat.
If anybody needed a demonstration that the Bush/Rove mind-control lasers are working well, how's this play by play action?
B/R- Bush will remain strangely silent about Democratic war criticism
Dems- Democrats will paste him with the "quagmire" approach and the false-intel charge
B/R- Bush then comes out and says "The intel was a goof, but don't despair, we're still kicking butt."
Results: The anti-war Dems now look like school-yard pansies -- an image they spent their own money to achieve.
Ouch. Just ouch. This is the kind of rug-pulling rope-a-dope that Clinton used to play while he danced circles around ol' Hapless Hastert.