Monday, July 18, 2005

No. 10 Downing Street pre-emptively blocks a senior diplomat's book on Iraq that could help place The Downing Street Memo in its proper context

From The Observer | Politics | No 10 blocks envoy's book on Iraq:
"A controversial fly-on-the wall account of the Iraq war by one of Britain's most senior former diplomats has been blocked by Downing Street and the Foreign Office.

Publication of The Costs of War by Sir Jeremy Greenstock, UK ambassador to the UN during the build-up to the 2003 war and the Prime Minister's special envoy to Iraq in its aftermath, has been halted. In an extract seen by The Observer, Greenstock describes the American decision to go to war as 'politically illegitimate' and says that UN negotiations 'never rose over the level of awkward diversion for the US administration'.[ . . .]
Here's a repressive power of Tony Blair's I bet Bush envies. Bush has to rely on his blind faith in the fact that the American media will continue to ignore the question of war aims, and that American people will continue not to care how we were dragged into the current war. But what if Colin Powell finally decides to tell all? Until then ...
Remember Downing Street Memo day on June 23,
True Blue Liberal

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