Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Diplomat Gives Explosive Evidence on Iraq
A senior diplomat has launched an astonishing attack on the government for its behaviour over Iraq. Click HERE for the details. Carne Ross, who resigned from the Foreign Office over the Iraq war told the Intelligence Committee that the government had "manipulated" the evidence over weapons of mass destruction. He accused the Foreign Office of being "politicised" and most explosively that the legal advice from the FO on the legality of the war was ignored (i.e. politically inconvenient / not supporting Blair's narrative for war). It raises many questions, not least this one: Are the mandarins now clearing their conciences and reputations at the fag-end of the Blair regime? Expect NuLab smears against Ross, shortly.