"... the progress of our efforts to defeat the terrorists and train the Iraqi security forces so they can take the lead in defending their own democracy ... and we saw the fruits of those changes in recent days in Iraq."... news reports shattered Bush's "real progress" rhetoric:
At least 63 bodies have been found in Baghdad over the last day, authorities said, sparking fears that sectarian reprisal killings are continuing at a grisly pace. Many of the victims were bound and strangled. Others suffered fatal gunshot wounds.