The Blame Game

ALASTAIR GRANT/PA

One senior British official joked that he "liked living in a bunker." There was a grim, defensive mood in Whitehall last week as those who might be implicated in the tangled chain of events that ended in the suicide of David Kelly, the British bioweapons expert found dead in an Oxfordshire field two weeks ago, all jockeyed to prove themselves blameless.

His death was a tragedy, but it's the cascade of potential political damage that has everyone scrambling, from Tony Blair to Defense Secretary Geoff Hoon to Downing Street aides and the BBC. Already, the British public suspects...

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