Sunday, July 13, 2003

It takes a big man to "forgive"

Bush stands by CIA after Iraq mistake

Tenet admits error in agency's approval of president's speech

ABUJA, Nigeria (CNN) -- President Bush said Saturday that he remained confident in George Tenet after the CIA director took responsibility for the now-discredited line in the State of the Union address alleging that Iraq was trying to buy uranium in Africa.

The White House now says the allegations were unsubstantiated.

"I've got confidence in George Tenet, I've got confidence in the men and women who work at the CIA," Bush told reporters Saturday during an appearance with Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo.

How touching. You can almost hear Chrissie Hynde singing, "I'll Stand by You" in the background. Hey Dubya, the question is whether men and women anywhere have confidence in you.

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