The President is alleged to have said to Australia Deputy Prime Minister Mark Vaile recently, "We're kicking ass," in reference to military performance in Iraq.
Hmmmm... usually when "kicking ass" you don't get much of a bloody nose. I'd say we're getting more than a bloody nose in Iraq. When "kicking ass" the other person generally doesn't get a chance to hurt back; again, not so in Iraq.
David, thanks for the link. Somehow I missed the quote.