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Judy Miller Grants Herself Absolution


We thought we were done with Judy Miller, but last night she gave an interview on BBC's Newsnight that showed such a stunning unwillingness to hold herself accountable for her WMD reporting that it deserves to be noted as a postscript in our Judy Miller file.

"I'm deeply sorry our intelligence community got it wrong," she said.

"I am deeply sorry that the President was given a national intelligence estimate which concluded that Saddam Hussein had biological and chemical weapons and an active weapons program," she said.

"I think it's a terrible failure, it's a shocking failure, it's a deeply troubling failure," she said.

Even when Miller tip-toed up the self-examination confessional, she ultimately granted herself absolution: "I'm deeply sorry that the stories were wrong."

The stories were wrong? Oh, so they wrote themselves now did they?

True to form -- and contrary to the BBC News headline on the story, "Miller 'sorry' for WMD inaccuracies" -- at no point did Judy Miller say she was sorry that she had got it so very wrong.