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SET FOR A FALL? British Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon

Dry, courtly Lord Hutton, exemplar of the British establishment, formally ended his brisk, floodlit march into its innermost corners last week. He will not have an easy time figuring out why weapons expert David Kelly was moved to kill himself in July. A psychiatrist suggested that Kelly's public exposure — after admitting to his managers that he had talked to BBC journalist Andrew Gilligan — had caused "the severe loss of self-esteem ... from feeling that [his employers] had lost trust in him." But whatever Hutton can deduce about the anguish that Kelly took to his grave, the millions of...

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