The editors of the Washington Post weigh in on the 16 words:
We still don’t have all those facts — and some of the investigations of them, unfortunately, will not be completed before the November election. But over the past 10 days two major official reports, by the Senate intelligence committee and a special British commission, have concluded that the claim in the “sixteen words” may, after all, have been justified. Britain’s Butler report called it “well-founded”; the bipartisan Senate investigation said the conclusion was a reasonable one at least until October 2002 — and that Mr. Wilson’s report to the CIA had not changed its analysts’ assessment.
And what about the New York Times?
[Sound of crickets chirping]