Director of Central Intelligence George Tenet has taken responsibility for incorrect statements on Iraq and African uranium. Mr. Tenet stated that the information given by Bush in his 2003 State of the Union address was believed correct at the time, but was based on what was considered unreliable information.
Already the liberal spin machine is running around yelling "BUSH LIED" despite the complete lack of evidence that Bush knew the intelligence was false at the time. Furthermore, the evidence at the time did indicate the possibility of such a connection.
Clearly there needs to be an investigation into the intelligence process that led to this mistake being made. However, the basis for the war is not in doubt. Even Gen. Wesley Clark has admitted that all available evidence points to Iraq possessing weapons of mass destruction, although he still disagrees with the war.
In the end, the Democrats are going to try to make as much political hay as they can, and already the usual suspects are doing just that. But at the end of the day, they cannot prove that Bush deliberate falsified information, nor can the argue that the war was wrong. While this is an embarrassing failure, and heads deserve to roll for it, the world is still better off without the Hussein regime. The Democrats will continue to try to push this story, and the more they do the more it will look like mere partisan wrangling.