Thursday, March 27, 2008

Inquiring minds

The Tories, led in debate by William Hague, have failed in their latest bid for an inquiry into the decision to go to war in Iraq.

Thing is, that decision was made by 412 MPs, so presumably you could go round them with a clipboard and learn a lot.

The thinking back then of one W Hague, for instance, was that the intelligence, if anything, probably “underestimated and understated” Iraq’s nuclear programme, so that there was “at least a significant risk of the utter catastrophe of Iraq possessing a nuclear device without warning” and therefore “the risk of leaving the regime on its course today far outweigh[s] the risk of taking action quite soon”.

About as embarrassing as David Miliband trying to maintain the line that we can’t possibly have an inquiry now because it’d distract the troops.

1 comment:

Chris said...

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