"It is true that much of the intelligence turned out to be wrong. As President, I'm responsible for the decision to go into Iraq and I'm also responsible for fixing what went wrong by reforming our intelligence capabilities."
On December 14, President Bush addresses the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington. While acknowledging the lack of solid intelligence in the run up to the war, Bush defends the invasion of Iraq: "Given Saddam's history and the lessons of September the 11th, my decision to remove Saddam Hussein was the right decision." Critics express frustration that the President continues to connect Iraq to 9/11 despite the findings of the 9/11 Commission Report.