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Admitting Intelligence Flaws, Bush Stands by Need for War

Promising to enhance the nation’s espionage operations overseas, President Bush acknowledged on Friday that the prewar intelligence on Iraq was flawed, but nevertheless defended his decision to go to war. Campaigning in Pennsylvania, Mr. Bush reacted to a Senate Intelligence Committee’s report criticizing the intelligence agencies by once again asserting that Saddam Hussein had posed a threat to the United States and other nations. But Mr. Bush defended his decision to invade Iraq, referring to his repeated suggestions that Saddam Hussein possessed banned weapons that posed a threat to the United States and other nations. “Listen, we thought there was going to be stockpiles of weapons,” he said at an appearance in Kutztown, Pa. “I thought so. The Congress thought so. The U.N. thought so. I’ll tell you what we do know. Saddam Hussein had the capacity to make weapons.”Full Story

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