President Acknowledges Iraq WMD Intel Wrong

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on December 14, 2005

As a follow-up to Administration Presents Strategy For Victory in Iraq, today the President Discusses Iraqi Elections, Victory in the War on Terror, The Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, D.C.: “When we made the decision to go into Iraq, many intelligence agencies around the world judged that Saddam possessed weapons of mass destruction. This judgment was shared by the intelligence agencies of governments who did not support my decision to remove Saddam. 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.”

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