Without any hint of irony, Rumsfeld said last night on Fox News that he was amazed that she could be so wrong, adding, that "has got to be embarrassing":
RUMSFELD: I watched the presentation, and I thought it was amazing that someone in her position would go on with that degree of certainty, that fast and that authoritatively and be that wrong.
VAN SUSTEREN: Do you think she was perhaps hung out to dry? Because I thought it was unusual that the ambassador of the U.N. would be making that appearance right after that event. I would have expected some other member of the administration, not the ambassador to the U.N.
RUMSFELD: I agree. It would have been more likely that someone from the cabinet or the White House staff or the NSC staff might have said something. It may very well be that she was already scheduled and they just used her. But her — her presentation was demonstrated to be inaccurate within a matter of hours, which has got to be embarrassing.
I guess ignoring the warnings prior to 9/11 and then relying on intelligence from people like Curveball to start an illegal and immoral war in Iraq isn't embarrassing.