September 01, 2003


Marital conflict may have a been an element in David Kellyís suicide, the Telegraph reports:

The widow of Dr David Kelly, who is to appear tomorrow before the Hutton Inquiry into her husband's death, has confided in friends about the damage inflicted on the couple's marriage by the Ministry of Defence investigation into his case.

The strain resulted in a series of domestic rows in the days and hours before Dr Kelly's apparent suicide, say the friends, adding that the domestic tension may have added to Dr Kelly's sense of isolation.

And itís been revealed that Kelly believed in military action against Saddam:

The British weapons expert David Kelly believed armed action against Iraq had become the only way to "conclusively disarm" Saddam Hussein and stop him developing weapons of mass destruction to "military maturity".

Posted by Tim Blair at September 1, 2003 02:33 AM

It's Blair's fault. Campbell's fault. The BBC's fault. Ministry of Defence's fault. Now it's his wife's fault.

Such is the power of the nagging British housewife.

Posted by: pooh at September 1, 2003 at 02:30 PM

Re. the late Dr Kelly... it's hard to believe, but I read John Pilger trying to use his legacy recently, suggesting that the late doctor was one of his ilk. It's such a daft idea I couldn't resist blogging it...

Posted by: Wilbur at September 1, 2003 at 07:41 PM