Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Mea Culpa

Finally George Bush takes the blame for the "faulty" intelligence that supposedly made him attack Iraq:

President Bush accepted responsibility on Wednesday for going to war with faulty intelligence, but firmly defended a decision that has deeply divided the country. "We cannot and will not leave Iraq until victory is achieved," he said.

"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," the president told a foreign policy forum on the eve of elections to establish Iraq's first permanent, democratically elected government. "And I'm also responsible for fixing what went wrong by reforming our intelligence capabilities. And we're doing just that."

What a mess. We have broken into the wrong house and totalled its contents. Some of the inhabitants lie dead or bleeding. And now we are just going to do what? Put the chairs back up and prop the corpses on them, close the door and leave? Say we are sorry?

The elections better be good.