Blair: Iraq War Justified

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In a joint news conference with President Bush, British Prime Minister Tony Blair says he "stands by" intelligence on Iraq's weapons programs. Blair also tells a joint meeting of Congress that history would forgive the U.S.-led war in Iraq even if weapons of mass destruction are not found. Hear NPR's Don Gonyea and NPR's Andrea Seabrook.

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