(From Agence France Presse)
A senior US senator called for a full-fledged congressional investigation into possible US intelligence failures or distortions leading up to the war on Iraq.
Senator Robert Byrd, one of the most outspoken critics of US policy in Iraq, rejected as inadequate closed door intelligence reviews currently underway in the Senate and House of Representatives.
"Congress must face this question squarely," Byrd said on the floor of the Senate.
"Congress should begin an immediate investigation into the intelligence that was presented to the American people about the pre-war estimates of Saddam's weapons of mass destruction …