Bush administration chastised as 'dead wrong' by study panel on prewar intelligence
A presidential commission has released a scathing report on the country's prewar intelligence. It says spy agencies were "dead wrong" in most judgments about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.
It also says the country knows "disturbingly little" about other nations' weapons programs and threats posed by many of America's adversaries. President Bush formed the commission a year ago to examine why spy agencies mistakenly concluded that Iraq had stockpiles of such weapons. Today the commission says the agencies were unable "to collect good information" and made serious errors in analyzing what information it could get about Iraq.
The commission is making more than 70 recommendations to make sure the mistakes aren't repeated.