Perhaps the NY Times is so reticent about owning up to its failures because someone might decide they are liable for helping start the war in Iraq. This from RawStory –

The White House Iraq group was founded by Bush chief of staff Andrew Card and operated out of the Vice President’s offices.

To spread its message that Saddam Hussein was a nuclear threat, WHIG relied heavily on New York Times reporter Judith Miller, who, after meeting with several of the organization’s members in August 2002, wrote an explosive story that many critics of the war believe laid the groundwork for military action against Iraq.

On Sunday, Sept. 8, 2002, Miller wrote a story for the Times quoting anonymous officials who said aluminum tubes found in Iraq were to be used as centrifuges. Her report turned out to be wrong.

Perhaps the families of those killed in Iraq and the wounded soldiers should consider a civil action against the Times and Judy Miller, not to mention WHIG