Notes: This I'm posting early this week. Happy Fourth weekend. I'm taking off.

According to Reuters on July 2, "President Bush on Wednesday challenged militants who have been killing and injuring U.S. forces in Iraq, saying 'bring them on' because American forces were tough enough to deal with their attacks."

"There are some who feel like that conditions are such that they can attack us there, " Bush told reporters at the White House. "My answer is bring them on. We have the force necessary to deal with the situation."