The Trial of Saddam Hussein and The Fallout of The War

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The fallout in the Middle East from the regime change in Iraq

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Secrets Begat Secrets and Lies

It seems that the release earlier this week of the first draft of the "dodgy dossier", which was used by Blair to take Britain to war in Iraq, was not quite as full and frank as some may have believed.

The Guardian reports that the Foreign Office successfully fought to keep secret any mention of Israel in the release this week. The Foreign Office succeeded before a tribunal in having a handwritten mention of Israel kept secret.

What was on that handwritten note?

A reference to Israel's nuclear arsenal, and an inference that Israel had flouted the United Nations' authority in a manner similar to that of the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein.

Unfortunately for the Foreign Office, their meddling has been made public and their attempt to suppress the note has failed.

The question now arises as to what else is being withheld from the British public?

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