Britain's Iraq War inquiry agrees deal to publish 'gist' of Bush-Blair pre-invasion messages

May 29, 2014 5:36 PM

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LONDON – British officials have agreed to make public some details of the exchanges between then-Prime Minister Tony Blair and U.S. President George W. Bush before the invasion of Iraq — but the full versions of the conversations will remain secret.

A British inquiry into decisions and mistakes in the planning and execution of the war began in 2009. Its report has been delayed for several years by negotiations over the inclusion of classified material, including 25 notes and 130 records of conversations between Blair and Bush ahead of the U.S.-...

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