The White House response to a Center for Public Integrity study that says the Bush administration made at least 935 false statements about Saddam Hussein’s Iraq in the two years after 9/11: Yeah? Well, a lot of people said things that weren’t true.
Here’s Dana Perino at today’s White House press briefing:
“I hardly think that the study is worth spending time on. It is so flawed, in terms of taking anything into context or including — they only looked at members of the administration, rather than looking at members of Congress or people around the world. Because, as you’ll remember, we were part of a broad coalition of countries that deposed the dictator based on a collective understanding of the intelligence.
“And the other thing that that study fails to do is to say that after realizing that there was no WMD, as we thought as a collective body that there was, that this White House, the president set about to make reforms in the intelligence community to make sure that it doesn’t happen again.”