In this particular case, the president's comments were appropriate and I think the post itself can be criticized for headlining that the president's response was "lame." The report was by republicans and dems, it did not criticize Bush and he would have been a fool to start arguing about it.
I too take issue with the word "lame" but the fact remains, this committee only politicize the obvious without the facts of, where are they? we know he had them! With out the Whitehouse going toe to toe with these committees to answer the two questions of where are they or what happened to them in their opinion, this will continue one committee after another giving Moore credence to the DemoRats arguments. It just seems that this administration continues to allow committees to report the obvious without conclusions. Every day the Iraqi Survey Group finds out more and more but the political damage keeps getting worse. Does any of these committee members have nuclear science degrees? Did any of them work at chemical weapons depots? If any of them did then there is no way they could come up with this report! Uranium has been found in Iraq and chemical traces have been found in the water and sand. Newt is giving them heck now!!!