US admits Iraq-African uranium link 'bogus'
The two chief advocates of war in Iraq – George W. Bush and Tony Blair – came under concerted pressure on Monday over their use of intelligence to justify military action against Saddam Hussein. The White House was forced to admit that an assertion by President Bush this year that Iraq was seeking to buy uranium from Africa was based on “bogus” information. Responding to accusations that the White House twisted information to exaggerate the Iraqi threat, Ari Fleischer, the president’s press secretary, insisted Mr Bush did not know the reports were wrong when he made the allegation – one of the central elements of his case against Iraq – in the State of the Union address in January. Full Story