London, United Kingdom of Great Britain
CHAIRMAN FOR THE HOUSE OF COMMONS FOREIGN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE DONALD
ANDERSON ADDRESSES NEWS CONFERENCE....
Chairman for the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee Donald
Anderson addresses a news conference after delivering the select
committee's findings on the "decision to go to war with Iraq" report
July 7, 2003. British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his government did
not mislead parliament or doctor evidence to justify the war on Iraq, a
parliamentary committee concluded on Monday. The Foreign Affairs
Committee, which has been probing charges officials exaggerated
intelligence on Iraq's weapons to strengthen the case for war, cleared
Blair, a top aide and ministers of the allegations, made on the BBC.
But the committee did slap the government's wrists for giving undue
prominence to questionable intelligence in a September dossier on
Iraq's weapons and for plagiarising a student thesis for a second
dossier published in February. REUTERS/Russell Boyce