Death of the Inspector

While British Prime Minister Tony Blair was still basking in the glowing reviews for his appearance before the U.S. Congress, a plot twist worthy of a John Le Carre spy novel was unfolding back home that could complicate his already shaky political standing. Three days after Dr. David Kelly, Britain's leading expert on biological weapons and an adviser to the Ministry of Defense, testified before a parliamentary committee looking into whether intelligence on Iraq's weapons program had been hyped, his body was found in a field near his home. Police said he had slit his left wrist.

The suicide kicks the...

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