Cabinet Office ordered to release secret memos on Iraq dossier

The Government’s case for the war was set out in the dossier about Saddam Hussein’s weapons capabilities, published on 24 September 2002 and overseen by the head of the Joint Intelligence Committee, Sir John Scarlett.

Mr Campbell suggested 11 changes to the draft, which were all adopted in the final week before publication, included changing how biological weapons “could be used” to “are capable of being used”, and changing “may have” to “have”, regarding the authority of Saddam’s sons’ to launch chemical or biological weapons. Tony Blair famously claimed in the document that Saddam could deploy weapons of mass destruction “within 45 minutes of an order to use them”. >>>>>

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