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Iraq war inquiry: Blair government 'massaged' Saddam Hussein WMD threat

Iraq war inquiry: Blair government 'massaged' Saddam Hussein WMD threat --Former diplomat Carne Ross says exaggeration, accretion and editing of intelligence documents led to lies in threat assessment 12 Jul 2010 Tony Blair's government "intentionally and substantially" exaggerated assessments of Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction culminating in highly misleading statements about the threat that amounted to lies, the inquiry into the war in Iraq was told today. Carne Ross, a British diplomat to the UN who was responsible for Iraq in the runup to the invasion, said intelligence was "massaged" into "more robust and terrifying" statements about Saddam's supposed WMD.