rumsfeld-saddam-small.jpg Well, after the Brits have been exposed for plagiarism, the Bush Administration admits to being wrong about mobile biological weapons factories in Iraq, wrong about Saddam Hussien’s links to Al Qaeda and proven wrong about African uranium and aluminum tubes and after the fraudster/crook turned scapegoat Chalabi has fallen from grace the New York Times has admitted that they were wrong concerning WMD‘s in Iraq:

… we have found a number of instances of coverage that was not as rigorous as it should have been. In some cases, information that was controversial then, and seems questionable now, was insufficiently qualified or allowed to stand unchallenged. Looking back, we wish we had been more aggressive in re-examining the claims as new evidence emerged — or failed to emerge.

A sample of the coverage in question is available here. In related news, the “War on Terror” received a sound blasting from Amnesty International which stated that “Governments are losing their moral compass, sacrificing the global values of human rights in a blind pursuit of security” and that “global security agenda promoted by the US Administration is bankrupt of vision and bereft of principle”. Canada also received a deserved blasting for police brutality, the detaining of individuals for more than 2 years on the basis of a “security certificate”, and Canada’s role in the deportation of Maher Arar to Syria where he was tortured.

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