Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Bush: "I am responsible for the decision to go into Iraq,"

Bush has admitted that his decision to go to war with Iraq was motivated by, "Faulty Intelligence". "It is true that much of the intelligence turned out to be wrong," says Bush.

A special commission that Bush appointed to investigate the intelligence lapses prior to the US invasion concluded that the administration had been "dead wrong" about the presence of WMD's in Iraq.

What intelligence had the US gathered which indicated that there was credible evidence for Iraq possessing weapons of mass destruction? Why was the entire free world (with the exception of Great Britain and a few other allies) opposed to our invasion?

In 2002 Saddam Hussein, in a letter to Hans Blix, invited UN weapons inspectors back into the country. And on March 7, 2003, Blix's last report to the UN security Council, prior to the US invasion, described Iraq as, "actively and proactively cooperating with inspectors" and that it was, "within months of resolving key remaining disarmament tasks."

I'm surprised Bush failed to mention this in his speech.

"I am responsible for the decision to go into Iraq," says Bush. "I'm also responsible for fixing what went wrong by reforming our intelligence capabilities, and we're doing just that."

The President has taken no responsibility for the invasion. He has assigned the blame on our intelligence gathering capabilities and once again completely ignored the UN weapons inspection process.


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