For more than a year, we've all been berated by crazies shouting "Bush Lied!!!" from the mountain tops. Why? Because the President said:
Bush "misled every one of us," huffed Sen. John Kerry.
Well, as it turns out, Bush didn't lie:
…on Wednesday in London, Lord Butler will publish his report into the quality of the intelligence on which rested Britain's case for going to war with Iraq….he says that the statements about Iraq and Niger are justified and supported by the intelligence. In other words, the British Government did learn that Saddam Hussein did seek significant quantities of uranium from Africa.
Of course, if you would rather not wait for the British report, there's always the US Senate report:
French and British intelligence separately told the United States about possible Iraqi attempts to buy uranium in the African nation of Niger, the report said. The report from France is significant not only because Paris opposed the Iraq war but also because Niger is a former French colony and French companies control uranium production there.
Joseph Wilson, a retired U.S. diplomat the CIA sent to investigate the Niger story, also found evidence of Iraqi contacts with Nigerien officials.
Now, can we all please cut the crap with the "Bush Lied!!!"