Blair welcomes probe into Iraq dossier

The prime minister has been criticized since media reports emerged that the government might have punched up the dossier to exaggerate claims that Saddam Hussein would be able to launch a chemical or biological attack within 45 minutes.

No one has found any weapons of mass destruction inside Iraq, increasing pressure on the British government to explain the dossier that formed the underpinnings of Blair’s decision to go to war.

Last week, BBC Radio quoted a source within the British intelligence community as saying intelligence officers had cast doubt on the validity of the 45-minute reference in the dossier.

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