Readers of this blog know that I like timelines since they can help to make a sequence of events much clearer.
Some readers may be interested in this timeline produced by the BBC about the 45-minute claim: Timeline: The 45-minute claim.
One of the issues which the timeline doesn't deal with is the use and the subsequent abandoning of use of the 45-minute claim by the Blair Government.
It seems plausible to me that the Blair Government knew around 25th September 2002 that the 45-minute claim was non-credible.
That (stunning?) realisation led to the Blair Government immediately stopping using the 45-minute claim in its public propaganda in favour of a war with Iraq.
Is there a better explanation of why the Blair Government abruptly stopped using the 45-minute claim?
If they knew the 45-minute claim was false, who told them it was false?
And, if all that is true, why didn't Blair, Campbell and others publicly acknowledge it to be false.
Surely a British Government wouldn't go to war on the basis of "intelligence" it knew to be false?