Apparently Tony Blair and his friends can’t decide what to do about the David Kelly case. Up to now, their line has been that the BBC fabricated its report that Kelly had said that the Blairites with ordered that intelligence about Iraqi WMDS be “sexed up.” (*) But their new story seems to be that Kelly, a scientist for the Ministry of Defense who committed suicide after being cross-examined by a House of Commons committee investigating the allegations, was in the grip of “Walter Mitty” fantasies.(*)
Putting aside the ethics of making rude remarks about a dead man before he’s even been buried, I don’t think the PM and his supporters can have it both ways.
I rather admire Blair, and wish he were here running as the Democratic candidate for President, but this looks bad. Perhaps the British inquiries will eventually shed some light on what UK intelligence had or had not “learned” about the Iraqi WMD program.