I asked [ABC News President David] Westin what he most proud of and what represented his biggest regret at ABC News.
He said that his greatest satisfaction stemmed from pairing Gibson and Sawyer on “Good Morning America.” His biggest disappointment centered on conversations he had had with Jennings before the U.S. invasion in 2003.
“Peter said, ‘Don’t count on WMDs.’ I said, ‘Peter, I guarantee you, there are WMDs.’ I regret not listening to him.”
If Westin could do it over again, he said: “I’d assign Brian Ross to investigate the WMDs.”
Westin said that the intelligence reports coming out of Iraq apparently “underestimated Saddam Hussein’s wiliness.”
I swear, some days the posts write themselves.