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U.S. President George W. Bush wasn’t lying about Iraq after all, and those of us who said he was owe him an apology.

Saddam Hussein did have weapons of mass destruction. We just didn’t read the small print. When Bush said in a speech: “Facing clear evidence of peril, we cannot wait for the final proof — the smoking gun — that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud,” we thought that he was talking about nuclear weapons. And many of us didn’t believe him.

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