Tony Blair’s spin doctor escapes Iraq inquiry's rebuke

Former British Prime Minister Toby Blair’s spin doctor Alastair Campbell is reportedly set to be cleared of any wrongdoing by the Chilcot inquiry into the UK’s role in the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Campbell will escape serious criticism by the inquiry report due on July 6, sources said on Sunday, despite having a role in compiling  the infamous “doggy dossier” that made the case for the Iraq war.

The dossier, which was based on faulty intelligence, said that former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction that could hit British targets in Cyprus within 45 minuets.

Campbell, who worked as Director of Communications and strategy for former Labour premier Blair, had reportedly a role in creating the dossier that was presented to the government and the media.

The Chilcot inquiry’s blame will therefore fall on Blair and intelligence officials.

It is reported that Campbell has not received a letter from the inquiry that sets…

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