George W. Bush tried to improve his image with the American public by issuing a mea culpa over the intelligence used to justify his invasion of Iraq. Sorry, George, what you say simply doesn't wash.
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
The intelligence was indeed wrong. In fact, a good portion of it was manufactured. There were solid pieces of intelligence that was accurate... and it was ignored.
Given Saddam's history and the lessons of Sept. 11, my decision to remove Saddam Hussein was the right decision.
Another attempt to link Sept. 11th and Saddam. The guy just won't quit, will he? Nothing about the decision was right. But he does have one thing accurate: His decision (a unilateral one) was to remove Saddam. He had no other reason to go to Iraq and that statement virtually proves it.