Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Iraqi cab driver was source for Iraq WMD claim, British MP says

By John Byrne, The Raw Story, Dec 8, 2009

blair bush image 300 779722 Iraqi cab driver was source for Iraq WMD claim, British MP saysA British parliamentarian claimed in a report published Tuesday that an Iraqi cab driver was the source of an infamous claim made by Prime Minister Tony Blair that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.

The member of Parliament, a member of the conservative British Tory Party, claims that he was told by a British intelligence official that the claim actually came from an Iraqi taxi driver, and that it was considered highly unreliable but was tacitly backed by Blair’s government in public statements anyway.

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