Monday, 22 July 2013

Britain's Former Top Spy Threatens To Expose The 'Dodgy Dossier' Used To Push Iraq War

Sources close to Sir Richard said that he insists Chilcot should recognise the role played by Tony Blair and the Prime Minister's chief spokesman Alastair Campbell in informing media reports which suggested Saddam could use chemical weapons to target British troops based in Cyprus, a claim which led to Britain entering the war in Iraq.

Sir Richard is said to remain extremely unhappy that this piece of intelligence, which his agents stressed only referred to battlefield munitions which had a much shorter range, led to media reports that UK bases were under threat.

However, he accepts that some of MI6's information on the WMDs was inaccurate, the Mail on Sunday reported.

Mr Blair and Mr Campbell have repeatedly denied making misleading statements about WMD.

Blair and Campbell's denials are like Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld's denials. All of these people made repeated claims about Iraq's WMDs that were not correlated in any of the intelligence they were given. In other words they made stuff up as part of their excuse to engage in an aggressive and unnecessary (unjustified) war.

All of the above people should be charged with War Crimes. They were the ones that made the decision to go to war, and they lied about the necessity to do so. There was no need to go to war.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 22nd, 2013.]

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