- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 12, 2009

LONDON (AP) - New documents show that British officials who drafted a prewar dossier on Iraq worried that Britain risked exaggerating the threat posed by Saddam Hussein’s regime.

E-mails published Thursday following a Freedom of Information request show that some officials raised concerns about the document’s tone.

The September 2002 dossier on Iraq’s Weapons of Mass Destruction was circulated to lawmakers as then-British prime minister Tony Blair argued that Britain might have to join U.S.-led military action against Iraq, if it occurred.

An inquiry in 2004 criticized intelligence officials for relying in part on flawed or unreliable sources when compiling the document.

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