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Daily Mail Re-open MI6 Can of Iraq Worms - 9/11 7/7 Valerie Plame David Kelly Gareth Williams Where Will It End...

Posted on the 14 August 2011 by Freeplanet @CUST0D1AN
THE ART OF BETRAYAL by 'the BBC’s well-informed security correspondent' Gordon Corera (a whistle-blowing book on which this blogpost is based) is published this week by Weidenfeld & Nicolson.
Daily Mail re-open MI6 can of Iraq worms - 9/11 7/7 Valerie Plame David Kelly Gareth Williams where will it end...Shaming of our spooks: MI6 produced bogus Iraq war evidence under pressure from Downing Street
By Tony Rennell
The exhausted secret intelligence officer was heading home after a heavy session analysing reports from Iraq. As he stepped out through the high-security air-lock exit from MI6’s grand headquarters beside the Thames in London, a newspaper-seller’s placard caught his eye — ‘45 minutes from attack,’ it proclaimed.
Alarm bells rang in his head. It was September 2002, and Prime Minister Tony Blair had that day unveiled with great fanfare the government’s dossier detailing Saddam Hussein’s arsenal of weapons of mass destruction, as a justification for going to war.
He knew, in a way the public did not, the precise background to that headline. His first thought was that this was not what the original intelligence report had said. ‘If this goes wrong, we’re all screwed,’ he muttered to himself...
[source MAIL ONLINE]

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