David Kelley Synopsis

Basically, Tony Blair’s office wanted to claim that Iraq had WMD that they could deploy in 45 minutes against the United States. British Intelligence knew that claim was untrue. Blair claimed it anyway. The BBC caught on that the claim (and many others including the one that showed up in Bush’s State of the Union) was false. David Kelley was one of several British scientists that revealed to the BBC that the claim was false and that the report had been “sexed up” to make the Iraq threat seem greater than it was. Kelley apparently committed suicide, possibly because he feared that he would be revealed as one of the BBC sources of information.

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