Britain's WMD inquiry: Did Blair Get Off Too Lightly?

While President Bush struggled with his problems related to weapons of mass destruction (WMD) last week, British Prime Minister Tony Blair faced his own, related test. An official inquiry into the suicide last year of government weapons expert David Kelly had produced widespread expectations that some blame would attach to the Prime Minister, perhaps enough to unseat him. On the one hand, Blair and his government were comprehensively cleared by the inquiry's report. On the other, the exoneration was so total that it may create problems for Blair by leaving his detractors unmoved. One poll showed that 50% of the British...

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