Judgement Days


EXPECTING THE WORST: Blair is braced for this week's intelligence report

America and Britain are still coming to terms with the faulty intelligence they presented the world during the walkup to war in Iraq — and the political fallout is getting heavy. Last week, the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee issued a blistering critique of the CIA for exaggerating the threat of Saddam Hussein's illegal weapons, excoriating what it called a "global intelligence failure." That could be a bad omen for British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his intelligence chiefs, who are bracing themselves for the release this week of an independent report into the U.K.'s pre-invasion intelligence on Iraqi WMD. When he...

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