The War Of The Words

The British government's dossier, "Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction," was meant to sharpen public appetite for war with Saddam. Instead it has become a political game with deadly consequences and Tony Blair's toughest test of credibility in office. The plot is worthy of Le Carré, the detail can be dizzying and the stakes are enormously high. Here, in the words of the main characters, is a chronology of events so far

Late Aug. 2002 In a...

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