"I don't think they need to apologize. In lieu of an apology we need more truth-telling [from the Bush Administration] -- and part of the truth would be to admit that the Administration isn't composed of gods. It's composed of human beings who [apparently] made mistakes in their interpretation of intelligence...and acted on the basis of that intelligence."
from Daryl Koehn on the ethics of war. It's a nice quick read (and doesn't try to overreach). But this statement is what hit home with me.
This is also mentioned by Christopher Layne in The American Conservative, arguing that
"the Bush administration should "stop digging," admit that its Iraq policy is "in shambles" and bring the troops home"