The New York Times has commendably corrected an article which last week erroneously reported President Obama’s statements at the AIPAC conference regarding Iran’s nuclear program. The error, which we flagged on our Snapshots blog, and correction follow:
Error (New York Times, Helene Cooper, 3/5/12): Mr. Obama, who has often lamented the United States invasion of Iraq in 2003, made reference to European and American intelligence assessments that have found no evidence that Iran has decided to pursue a nuclear weapon
Correction (3/13/12): Because of an editing error, an article on March 5 about President Obama’s speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee referred incorrectly to his comments about intelligence assessments of Iran’s ability to produce a nuclear weapon. Mr. Obama said, “The United States and Israel both assess that Iran does not yet have a nuclear weapon, and we are exceedingly vigilant in monitoring their program.” His speech did not mention some European intelligence reports that have said there is no evidence that Iran has made a final decision to pursue a nuclear weapon.