Contributors and Supporters

Our contributors, supporters and partners are listed below.

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Chris Ames, Editor, writer, journalist

Dr Hans Blix, responsible for the IAEA inspections of the nuclear sector from 1991 to 1997 and for the UN inspections of the biological, chemical and missile sectors between 2000 and 2003

The late Dr Brian Jones, Defence Intelligence Staff 1987-2002

Dr Rod Barton, weapons inspector and member of the Iraq Survey Group

Michael Smith, journalist

Dr Christopher Lamb, freedom of information campaigner

Tony Bartlett, legal consultant

Iain Paton, RAF officer 1998-2004

Andrew Mason, researcher and web writer

Rose Gentle, mother of Gordon Gentle, killed in Iraq

Clarissa Mitchell, NGO founder trustee

Aminah Khan, freelance journalist

Richard Heller, author and journalist, and former chief of staff to Denis Healey

Stan Rosenthal, web writer

Craig Burton, web designer

The late Ken Coates, Chairman of the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation (

Dr Brian Rappert, academic

Dr Piers Robinson, academic

Dr Eric Herring, Senior Lecturer in International Politics, University of Bristol

Anthony Miller, comic

Supporters and Partners

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Dr Glen Rangwala, fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge University

Andrew Mackinlay, former Labour MP and member of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee

John Baron, MP, Conservative member of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee

Bill Wilson MSP, Scottish National Party

Tertia Boshoff, mother of Royal Marine Sholto Hedenskog, killed in Kuwait

Peter Oborne, journalist

Peter Curran, blogger and author

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Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation

2 comments to this article

  1. Stan Rosenthal

    on October 7, 2009 at 5:03 pm -

    Mr Ames,this site is being presented as an impartial watchdog over the proceedings of the Chilcot inquiry, whereas the names and writings of the key contributors would suggest that it is mainly about interpreting the proceedings from an anti-war stance to produce as much material as possible to discredit the proponents of the war or if such material does not emerge to dismiss the whole thing as a whitewash.

    Why don’t you come clean and admit this in your preamble so we all know where you are coming from?

  2. Peter Curran

    on October 20, 2009 at 11:56 am -

    As far as I can see, Stan, there is nothing to stop anyone, whatever their position of the Iraq War, from supporting and contributing to this site. There is nothing to “come clean” about.

    For the record, I was totally opposed to the war and believe that the the Commons and the British electorate were lied to, but I am also fully prepared to keep an open mind, and listen to the conclusion of an objective and impartial enquiry if Chilcot proves to be such, as most hope it will.

    Nothing Chilcot or anyone else could say now could convince me that the decision to go to war was right. Nothing that Blair said then would have convinced me that it was right, even if he was not lying, and did not deceive the Commons and the people.

    Have you got anything to “come clean” about, Stan?