- Making News: Former Chief Weapons Inspector David Kay Testifies on Iraq WMD
America-s former top weapons expert, David Kay, told a Senate Committee today he no longer thinks that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. Before last year-s invasion, he believed there were such weapons in Iraq-and he was not alone. Michael Isikoff, who has been following this story for Newsweek magazine, says the story is turning out to be more complicated than either side anticipated.
- Reporter's Notebook: BBC Criticized in Hutton Report
Britain's Tony Blair has been exonerated of claims that he -sexed up- a report about weapons of mass destruction to gain support for the war in Iraq. Blair was cleared today by the much-awaited report of Lord Hutton, who also said the Prime Minister was not responsible for the suicide of weapons expert David Kelly. Mary Dejevsky, diplomatic editor for London's Independent, says the BBC now faces a crisis of credibility.
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