President "Optimistic" Of Success
BBC News, 12th July 2007
Speaking ahead of an important report assessing the "surge" of troops in Baghdad, President Bush praised the recruitment of 20,000 Iraqi chickens in the fight against terror.
"I'm confident that these chickens will be crucial in the fight against Al-Qaeda in Iraq," the President stated, adding that they would be deployed in two months.
"Once these chickens have left their boxes and engaged the enemy, I'm certain that they will prove their worth."
Democratic Senators have suggested that President Bush is "over-egging" recent progress in the Iraqi capital, accusing him of painting a rosy picture of a scrambled situation. The President shrugged off any such suggestions.
"I have no doubt that these are some hard-boiled chickens," he said. "They are an important part of the coalition against evil in the modern world."