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Iraq 10 years on: 'Fools gold' intelligence

18 March 2013 Last updated at 21:37 GMT

It has been 10 years since the start of the Iraq war and on this anniversary the BBC has learned that two key pieces of intelligence, which could have prevented the conflict, were either dismissed or used selectively.

The information came from two members of Saddam Hussein's inner circle, his head of intelligence and foreign minister, and said that Iraq did not have an active programme of weapons of mass destruction.

But it has been claimed this information was rejected as propaganda.

Peter Taylor has this exclusive report.