Blair's Big Search

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UNDER PRESSURE: British Prime Minister Tony Blair

Tony Blair's tenacious performance in the House of Commons last week has won him a temporary reprieve — beating back a push for an independent inquiry into whether he exaggerated the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. But though he has won points for sticking to his story, he hasn't convinced a skeptical Britain that he was right to go to war. So what's his next move?

Since only a major weapons discovery in Iraq will put this story to rest, Blair's playing for time. He has been stressing that the coalition's Iraq Survey...

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