September 24, 2003 |
Since it illuminates a problem common to almost all new TV series, it's worth noting that the first episode of David E. Kelly's "The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire," premiering tonight on CBS, is actually a slightly retooled version of what was originally intended to be the second episode: The pilot has been scrapped as contrary to the series' unfolding direction.
September 2, 2003 |
Weapons expert David Kelly felt betrayed by his bosses at Britain's Ministry of Defense after being caught up in a political storm over the government's case for war in Iraq, his widow testified Monday. Janice Kelly said that in the days before her husband's apparent suicide, he was distressed about being identified as the possible source of a British Broadcasting Corp.
August 6, 2003 |
A top aide to British Prime Minister Tony Blair apologized Tuesday for comparing the dead Iraq weapons inspector at the center of his government's worst political crisis to a fictional fantasist. The suicide of scientist David Kelly days after he appeared in front of a parliamentary panel investigating whether the case for war in Iraq was exaggerated has turned into a test of the government's credibility.
July 21, 2003 |
The British Broadcasting Corp. said that David Kelly, a Ministry of Defense scientist whose suicide intensified a fierce debate over whether the government inflated claims about Iraqi weapons, was its main source for the story that inflamed the dispute. "Having now informed Dr. Kelly's family, we can confirm that Dr. Kelly was the principal source" for a radio piece in which Andrew Gilligan reported that the government had "sexed up" a dossier on Iraq, the network said.
July 20, 2003 |
The biological weapons expert whose death fanned a political crisis over British Prime Minister Tony Blair's decision to go to war in Iraq committed suicide by slashing his left wrist, authorities said Saturday. Police said they found no signs of foul play in the death of David Kelly, an advisor to the Defense Ministry and former weapons inspector for the United Nations in Iraq. His body was found Friday on a rural path near Oxford.
July 19, 2003 |
Police in central England found a corpse Friday believed to be a missing Ministry of Defense scientist who was a reluctant figure in an uproar over allegations that the British government exaggerated evidence of Iraq's arsenal to justify going to war. Police said the body matched the description of David Kelly, an eminent microbiologist and former U.N. weapons inspector in Iraq. Kelly's family had reported the night before that he had gone out for a walk, despite a rainstorm, and didn't return.