Archive for September, 2012

Stumbing quietly into the debate?

By andrewsimon - Last updated: Tuesday, September 25, 2012

by Andrew Mason The publication of Kevin Marsh’s new book ‘Stumbling Over Truth’ seems to have attracted little media attention and has so far generated no wider commentary about the circumstances it describes and the issues it raises. John Kampfner, writing for the Observer last Sunday, appears to be the only mainstream journalist to have […]

The deceitfulness of Jack Straw (again)

By chrislamb - Last updated: Monday, September 17, 2012

by Chris Lamb I am posting the reply sent by the Information Commissioner, Christopher Graham, to my Open Letter of 23 August and a further e-mail of 31 August. I shall not revisit the contents of the Open Letter which was posted on the Digest a few weeks ago. Nevertheless, I am disappointed both that […]

Forthcoming event – the dossier 10 years on

By andrewsimon - Last updated: Saturday, September 8, 2012

by Andrew Mason The University of Westminster (in conjunction with the Media Society and Biteback Publishing) will be hosting a debate about the continuing and serious fallout that the publication of the notorious September 2002 dossier on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction and the following ‘dodgy’ February 2003 paper on Iraq’s infrastructure of concealment, deception […]

No Honesty, even ten years on

By Chris Ames - Last updated: Saturday, September 8, 2012

by Chris Ames Today’s Guardian carries a conversation between LibDem Menzies Campbell and former Labour minister Charles Falconer to mark 10 years (almost) since the publication in September 2002 of the notorious dossier on “Iraq’s Weapons of Mass Destruction”.   Sadly, even ten years on Falconer feels the need to dodge the truth. When Falconer claims […]

CIA ‘mea culpa’ published

By andrewsimon - Last updated: Friday, September 7, 2012

by Andrew Mason Washington, DC, September 5, 2012 – The online magazine ForeignPolicy.com today published an extraordinary CIA document on the recent Iraq war which the National Security Archive obtained through a Mandatory Declassification Review (MDR) request to the CIA. The document, “Misreading Intentions: Iraq’s Reaction to Inspection Created Picture of Deception,” dated January 5, […]

On the WMD ‘lie’

By andrewsimon - Last updated: Tuesday, September 4, 2012

by Andrew Mason Kevin Marsh, formerly the editor of the BBC’s Radio 4 Today programme at the time when Andrew Gilligan made his now most infamous comment that Tony Blair’s government probably knew that the 45 minute claim was wrong (even before it was written into the September 2002 Iraq WMD dossier), has now entered […]