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You can tell that the Brits have been affected by all the Bush Kool-Aid — they attempt to apologize for the Iraq f*ckup, even as they retract it in the next sentence, lol. (BBC):

Trade and Industry Secretary Patricia Hewitt has made the government’s first direct apology for using inaccurate intelligence to justify the Iraq war.

Appearing on BBC One’s Question Time, Ms Hewitt said she was speaking on behalf of the entire Cabinet.

“All of us who were involved in making an incredibly difficult decision are very sorry and do apologise for the fact that that information was wrong.”

But she added: “I don’t think we were wrong to go in.”

Ms Hewitt was responding to members of the audience who challenged her comment that Prime Minister Tony Blair had already apologised for the inaccuracy of the intelligence.

At Labour’s annual conference last week, Mr Blair said: “I can apologise for the information that turned out to be wrong, but I can’t, sincerely at least, apologise for removing Saddam.”

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