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Ex-U.K. Official Questions Intel Gathering

A former British intelligence chief expressed concern Monday that government policy toward Iraq influenced intelligence gathering in the runup to the war. The comments by former Defense Intelligence chief Sir John Walker come two days before the release of a potentially damaging report on the quality of British intelligence on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction. The report will be published Wednesday by retired civil service chief Lord Butler. Walker told British Broadcasting Corp. radio Monday that information produced by the spy agencies normally guided government policy. But in the months leading up to the war, that principle had been reversed, he said. Full Story

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