45 MINUTES….The Independent’s breathless prose makes it a little hard to make out the real story here, but it appears that the British government has been, um, a little less than totally forthcoming about some of its prewar intelligence. Here are (I think) the key points of what the Independent is reporting:

So a key piece of evidence was withdrawn a year ago, and Tony Blair says he didn’t know about it until last week? Either he’s lying or else his control of his own intelligence services is monumentally sloppy. I wonder which?

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