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Blair Bows to Pressure, Calls Iraq WMD Inquiry

Prime Minister Tony Blair buckled under growing pressure Tuesday, calling an inquiry into the quality of British intelligence about banned Iraqi weapons after Washington set up its own probe into the reasons given for war. “I think it is right…that we have a look at the intelligence that we received and whether it was accurate or not,” Blair told a senior parliamentary committee. Until now, he has firmly resisted calls for an inquiry although no banned weapons have been found, months after Saddam Hussein was toppled. Clamor has grown to explain apparent flaws in intelligence that led Blair to state, prior to the war, that Iraq was a “serious and current” threat and that it had continued to produce chemical and biological weapons. Full Story

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