By Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball Newsweek Updated: 5:38 p.m. CT Sept 12, 2007 Sept. 12, 2007 - In a new embarrassment for the Bush administration's top spymaster, Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell is withdrawing an assertion he made to Congress this week that a recently passed electronic-surveillance law helped U.S. authorities foil a major terror plot in Germany. Continue... Error is a good euphemism in this case. It's sounds better than admitting to a lie anyways. How would that look to the public? "Spymaster Admits To Lying", naw that wouldn't work. Kudos to Newsweek for soft pedaling McConnell's attempted (neo) con job on the people.