Thursday, July 22, 2004
You'll never believe this, this has happened nowhere else:
Australia relied on "thin, ambiguous and incomplete" intelligence to go to war in Iraq, according to an inquiry.
But the independent report by Philip Flood, a diplomat and former spy master, clears Prime Minister John Howard of "politicising" intelligence.
Also note how the fair and balanced BBC headlines this as "Australia's Iraq war case damned", even though the facts in the article don’t really support such a bold statement. I suppose there’s nothing like creating the "right" impression initially. Who knows, with a bit of luck the false impression will stick.