5,594. 2/4/2004

The Hutton Inquiry, the British investigation into the death of former UN weapons inspector in Iraq David Kelly, deemed on January 28, 2004, that U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair did not intentionally deceive the public about the threat posed by Iraq. On February 4, 2004, Blair addressed the House of Commons, saying: " 'If any part of the intelligence turns out to be wrong…or if the threat from Saddam was different or changed from what we thought, I will accept this as I should, but let others accept that ridding Iraq of Saddam Hussein has made the world not just better but safer.' "

¬†– Patrick E. Tyler, “Blair Tells Commons that Results in Iraq Are More Important Than Faulty Intelligence,” The New York Times, Feb. 5, 2004,

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