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Campbell, center, is locked in a bitter war of words with the BBC

Weapons Of Mass Spin
U.K. Tony Blair's communications chief launched a bold and determined, though not entirely successful, campaign to discredit a BBC report that Downing Street had "sexed up" intelligence reports about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction in order to sell the war to the country. Alastair Campbell insisted to a House of Commons committee that top intelligence officers, not anyone at Downing Street, had been responsible for the September claim that Iraq had WMD ready for use within 45 minutes.

Campbell then attacked the BBC for basing its story on a single...

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