In an Oval Office conversation about his past and his future, President George W. Bush, said Friday that his mission has been accomplished.
"We will let history be the judge," he said. "I will tell you this. I have a great sense of accomplishment, and I am going home with my head held high."
Bush acknowledged some mistakes, gave himself high marks and said he is leaning toward giving a farewell address to thank the nation and to talk about "lessons learned."