Iraq War a Clerical Error
For Immediate release: Typo caused War
(ACPA-Washington) A red faced President Bush has admitted the war in Iraq was caused by a clerical error.
In a briefing to journalists, Bush confirmed that handwritten CIA field reports on WMD had been poorly transcribed by an intern who mistook an N for a Q.
Subsequently, the CIA was taken by surprise when Bush spoke of war against Iraq in his critical 2002 State of the Union speech. But Agency Analysts assumed his information must have come from a Defense Department investigation so they kept quiet, hoping to embarrass their bitter rival.
"It was all a misunderstanding really and I'm deeply sorry for the inconvenience caused," President Bush told the assembled journalists. "I fully intend to have better spell-checks and balances going forward to catch these sorts of things."
The President also pointed out that the responsible intern has been fired and will be punished to the fullest extent of the law.
But it's not all bad news according to the President. "We may have invaded the wrong country but heck, the troops and planes ended up being pretty darn close to where they were supposed to be. So that's going to save a lot of time and effort going forward as we prepare for the Iran war."
In Teheran, President Ahmadinejad was impeached for endangering Iranian troops by shouting, "Bring it on" in response to Bush's remarks.
Meanwhile, over in Belfast, Gerry Adams of Northern Ireland's IRA, was heard heaving a loud sigh of relief.
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