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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 12/14/2005 6:35:03 AM EST
President Bush today accepted responsibility for decision to go to war against Iraq based on faulty intelligence
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 6:37:17 AM EST
Oh well....too bad Saddam's going to be executed and the world is rid of him and his sons!

Link Posted: 12/14/2005 6:38:02 AM EST

Originally Posted By warlord:
President Bush today accepted responsibility for decision to go to war against Iraq based on faulty intelligence

until a reliable source is noted.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 6:38:41 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 6:41:59 AM EST
Yeah, way back when during a press conference, the press asked Bush was this solid info/intell and Bush's reply was, "the CIA is always right." The blame could be laid on former Prez Bill Clinton, during his rein he screwed up the CIA with his stupid policies.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 6:51:19 AM EST
Victor Ostrovsky: "The Other Side of Deception."
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 6:51:22 AM EST
If Bush wasn't happy with the intel, "because Clinton screwed things up so bad", he probably would have stated strong reservations, or maybe, never even pursued the whole thing. But he didn't so its our (every American's) baby now.

As others have stated, the ends will justify the means.

Just trying to encourage pause when we are struck by the temptation to place blame or avoid responsibility. I just don't think Clinton was rubbing his hands together and cackling "YEsssss....we'll GUT the intelligence establishment...bwahahaha!". But was he bowing to pressure to avoid expensive and "unpleasant" activities involved in collecting HUMINT? Well, after Mogadishu, naturally....how else do you get re-elected unless you play nice? It's a game ALL politicians play.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 7:00:12 AM EST
Bush: Iraqi election 'watershed moment'

Accepts responsibility for invading after faulty intelligence

Wednesday, December 14, 2005; Posted: 11:43 a.m. EST (16:43 GMT)

Programming Note: CNN's Anderson Cooper will report live from Iraq this week on the country's historic election. His reports will air at 10 p.m. ET.

Link Posted: 12/14/2005 7:02:01 AM EST
He believed it to be true at the time of the decision, he didn't he knew it was faulty and went anyway. Big difference. He made the right decision based on the information he and others like Kerry and a slew of demoncrats had.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 7:05:50 AM EST
Regardless of who is at fault, the news media will certainly castigate him for the simple reason that he is a Republcan
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