Mixed Verdict


BESIEGED Blair and Hoon must still await Hutton's judgment

It's official: no one in Tony Blair's government "sexed up" the dossier on Iraqi weapons, the charge that launched a thousand headlines and the nastiest crisis of his six years in office. That was the verdict of Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee, the cross-party watchdog cleared to see secrets and interrogate top spies. It found the dossier was entirely the product of the intelligence services, whose independence "had not been compromised in any way." But the British Prime Minister can't relax yet. The committee also said the dossier should have clarified that many of its judgments rested on spotty data, and...

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