Glenn Greenwald - British political news has been consumed for the last several weeks by a formal inquiry into the illegalityand deceit behind Tony Blair's decision to join the U.S. in invading Iraq. Today, Blair himself ispublicly testifying before the investigative commission and is being grilled about numerous false claims he made in the run-up to the war, not only about Iraqi weapons programs (his taxi-cab-derived "45-minutes-to-launch!!" warning) and Saddam's ties to Al Qaeda, but also about secret commitments he made to join the U.S. at a time when he and Bush were still pretending that they were undecided and awaiting the outcome of the U.N. negotiations and the inspection process.
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