The report by the Senate intelligence committee says basically that our spies blew it when it came to accurate information about Iraq a few years back. Several conservative opinionists have jumped on this as proof that W isn’t a liar, at least when it comes to the reasons for taking the country to war. Fair enough – W wasn’t lying.

However, the "evidence" was flimsy and conflicting, public support was mediocre at best, and we had almost no backing from the rest of the world. So, W was irresponsible, lacking in judgement, pig-headed, narrow minded and reckless. Gee, that’s much better than lying.