Wednesday, December 14, 2005

The War On Error

It only took overwhelming evidence, but President Bush has admitted the intelligence that he used to justify the invasion of Iraq was wrong. This is what the Prez had to say today:
"And it is true that much of the intelligence turned out to be wrong. As President, I'm responsible for the decision to go into Iraq -- and I'm also responsible for fixing what went wrong by reforming our intelligence capabilities." You can watch the speech here.
Notice that he takes no responsibility for not questioning that intelligence despite warnings from the CIA that the intelligence was flimsy.
"Given Saddam's history and the lessons of September the 11th, my decision to remove Saddam Hussein was the right decision. Saddam was a threat -- and the American people and the world is better off because he is no longer in power. (Applause.) We are in Iraq today because our goal has always been more than the removal of a brutal dictator; it is to leave a free and democratic Iraq in its place."
Ah... that's it. It was all about removing Saddam and bringing democracy to Iraq. Somehow I don't recall that reasoning from any Bush's speeches running up to the invasion of Iraq. I seem to remember Dick Cheney talking about "mushroom clouds".


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