Is Tony Blair a liar on WMD?

At the very least a hostage to fortune.

Robin Cook claims that

Blair privately admitted that Saddam Hussein had no weapons posing a "real and present danger"

From a Downing Street spokesman today:

A spokesman said: "The idea that the prime minister ever said that Saddam Hussein didn't have weapons of mass destruction is absurd.

"His views have been consistent throughout, both publicly and privately, as his Cabinet colleagues know.

"Robin Cook's views are well known and have been expressed many times before."

I will merely point out that the Downing Street statement does not actually deny Robin Cook's statement.