- Making News: Blair Sets up Iraq Inquiry, Is Heckled in House of Commons
Yesterday, Prime Minister Tony Blair announced his own investigation into the quality of intelligence information on Iraq, but barred the panel from asking if he made the right decision in going to war. Today, Parliament was suspended after hecklers disrupted proceedings with shouts of -murderer- and -whitewash.- Mary Dejevsky, diplomatic editor of London's Independent, reports on growing "popular protest and resentment."
- Reporter's Notebook: US Changes Direction in Middle East Policy
In 1975, American policy makers floated the idea of seizing the Saudi oil fields to break the oil cartel that had disrupted America-s economy. That April, the US ambassador to Saudi Arabia sent a confidential cable to Washington denouncing the idea as -criminally insane.- That-s from today-s Wall Street Journal, which obtained the 34-page document under the Freedom of Information Act. Andrew Higgins wrote the story.
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