2000-2009 | Blair's crimes | Iraq | MI6 crimes

Highly misleading intelligence dossier on the danger from Iraqi WMD

24 September 2002 At 8 am on 24 September 2002, only thirty minutes prior to the deadline for the headline in the Evening Standard‘s first edition, Charles Reiss, the paper’s political editor, was allowed to see the government’s intelligence dossier on Iraq’s supposed Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). After reading about Iraq’s ‘strategic missile systems’ and its…

2000-2009 | United States

Worries about the wrong sort of spin over Guantanamo

16 January 2002 Writing in his diary on 16 January 2002, Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair’s Director of Communications, expressed apprehension over the potential political fallout from a recent statement by US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Campbell noted that Rumsfeld had admitted ‘he couldn’t care less about the conditions of al-Qaeda/Taliban people in Cuba (Guantanamo Bay).’…