There is a good reason this is Bush's 3rd primetime press conference, he's a terrible speaker, but I do think overall he helped his case to stay in Iraq to the American people. I was glad to see Bush being very serious about what was going on in Iraq for once, saying that everyone hates seeing dead people was very candid for a change. He still won't admit a mistake, or at least he couldn't think of one. Although he did come very close when the reporter asked him "in the past you have joked that your biggest mistake was trading Sammy Sosa. Now that you're president, what would you say is your biggest mistake?" And Bush stammered for about 30 seconds then started taking about WMD, but he still didn't say it was a mistake. Supposedly Rove was looking pretty pissed. I wanted to slap the reporter that asked Bush if he would apologize and I would have liked it if Bush had said right off the bat "I have nothing to apologize for, I didn't fly those planes into the WTC", but at least he said basically the samething midway through the speech. I watched the Hardball coverage after the conference, and they brought up a pretty important point that the war in Iraq used to be the front and center area for the war on terror, but in Bush's speech he called it a part of the war on terror. Bush also seemed to realize that his reelection right now is hinging on Iraq improving.