Snow: We’re no longer ‘getting killed’ in Iraq.

In an interview with the AP, outgoing White House Press Secretary Tony Snow claimed that the United States is now winning in Iraq:

If you had asked two months ago, ‘Is the surge succeeding?’ people would have said, ‘Ah, we’re getting killed.’ I mean literally,” White House press secretary Tony Snow said in an interview. “But now it’s very obvious that on the military side there has been some profound progress. And that progress also has real political implications in terms of the Iraqi people standing up to the folks who have been trying to blow up the government.”

Seven U.S. troops were killed in Iraq yesterday, bringing the month’s total to 18. August was the second month in a row that Iraqi civilian deaths rose.