Aussie PM not embarassed by US claims http://news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,6726163%5E1702,00.html PRIME Minister John Howard today said he was not embarrassed by American admissions over claims Iraq had sought to buy uranium for its nuclear weapons program.Senior White House officials have said President George W Bush should not have mentioned the uranium claims in his State of the Union speech, which laid out the case for war on Iraq. And a British inquiry was critical that the claim was included in a British intelligence dossier on Iraq several months after US intelligence agencies had found the claim to be false. Mr Howard quoted British intelligence on the uranium claim in his major speech to Parliament on February 4 when he laid out the case for Australia to join the war. But Mr Howard today refused to apologise and said his comments in February were based on the best information he had available at the time In my opinion, this is a very embarassing admission by the USofA. Condoleeza Rice, has openly admitted on US television overnight that the valid information on WMD, that the White House was looking for, was indeed, buried in the "bottom layers" of the CIA and FBI. Tony Blair told a hearing today in London, that 10 Downing Street was indeed told that WMD "programmes" did exist. I liken this to very poor housekeeping. Poor chains of communication. Poor entries into journals. Poor cash book receipting. Its like doing a massive spring clean, when only a vacuum was required. I really believe that Bush should step down over this. This is not my attack on America. This is about integrity now and the office of the President of the United States. The world will run with this debacle. Am i wrong?