But it was in that area that he also acknowledged mistakes. He said that "not finding weapons of mass destruction was a significant disappointment." The accusation that Saddam had and was pursuing weapons of mass destruction was Bush's main initial justification for going to war.
He also cited the abuses found to have been committed by members of the U.S. military at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq as "a huge disappointment."
"I don't know if you want to call those mistakes or not, but they were — things didn't go according to plan, let's put it that way," Bush said.
Associated Press story 1/12/09 at http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090112/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush_news_conference