FROM Ben Quinn
Tony Blair Testifies about the Iraq War Seven years ago, Prime Minister Tony Blair made Britain America’s most prominent ally in the war in Iraq, ultimately committing 40,000 soldiers. But no weapons of mass destruction were ever found, and Blair’s actions helped lead to his ouster from office. Today, he defended his actions in public, as the star witness before an official inquiry into Britain’s role in the war. Ben Quinn is reporting from London for the Christian Science Monitor .
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