Iraq Intelligence

July 14, 2004 3:00 AM

British data on Iraq flawed, not misused, report finds, 7/14/04

Prime Minister Tony Blair used seriously flawed intelligence to sell his nation on the need for a preemptive war on Iraq, but he didnt intentionally mislead, according to an official inquiry into prewar intelligence released Wednesday. Five months in the making, the report on British intelligence was widely seen as a threat to Blairs slipping grip on office. But initial reaction indicated that the report may not be sufficiently damaging to threaten Blairs grip on power.

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