US President George W Bush has accepted responsibility for going to war in Iraq on the basis of faulty intelligence, but said it was still the right choice.
"Many intelligence agencies judged that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, and it’s true that much of the intelligence turned out to be wrong," said Mr Bush in the speech at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington.
But he added that Saddam Hussein was nonetheless a threat, and had been looking for the opportunity to restart his weapons programmes.
Note: Faulty Intelligence? Whose? Bush’s or CIA’s
Which Intelligence – Economic or Emotional?
How would he have got rid of Saddam without going to war? His father went to war and had the golden opportunity to finish off saddam but didn’t. It had all the hall marks of a deliberate and calculated move. Why did he keep Saddam to be finished off and that too by his, a-sandwich-short-of-a-picnic, son?