NPR logo

Bush Adviser Takes Responsibility for Iraq Claim

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1354643/1354644" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Bush Adviser Takes Responsibility for Iraq Claim

Bush Adviser Takes Responsibility for Iraq Claim

Bush Adviser Takes Responsibility for Iraq Claim

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1354643/1354644" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Stephen Hadley, President Bush's deputy national security adviser, takes the blame for a line in the State of the Union address that Iraq tried to buy uranium from Africa. Hadley says he was told the CIA doubted the validity of the claim and concedes that he should have alerted speechwriters. The White House says Bush has "full confidence" in Hadley. Hear NPR's Don Gonyea.