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Reply to "Bush Admits Faulty Iraq Intel"

Originally posted by Isome:

He's still lying! It wasn't faulty intelligence... it was manipulated intelligence. And, he is responsible for the manipulating.

Yes, he's still lying. It was manipulated intelligence with the intention of doing exactly what he did.

And I love this gibberish and double-speak:

"It is true that much of the intelligence turned out to be wrong. As president I am responsible for the decision to go into Iraq. And I'm also responsible for fixing what went wrong by reforming our intelligence capabilities. And we're doing just that."

In other words...

"Faulty intelligence was responsible for everything that went wrong in Iraq, not me. But as president I am responsible, but I'm not really responsible and I certainly don't want to do anything to correct my mistake. Which wasn't really a mistake because my decision to remove Saddam Hussein was the right decision."

"And I've done a lot to fix our intelligence capability by appointing a known terrorist, John Negroponte, to a cabinet leval post."