In the final stop on his European and Mideast tour, President Bush arrives in Qatar to thank U.S. troops for their efforts in the war in Iraq, saying they accomplished their mission to "remove a grave threat and liberate an oppressed people." Bush also meets with Gen. Tommy Franks and civilian administrator L. Paul Bremer to discuss the progress of Iraqi reconstruction. Hear NPR's Don Gonyea.
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio.