The Butler arrives

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth

The Butler Report into the intelligence used to justify the Iraq war is out. Boy, it doesn’t look good for the intelligence services:

BBC NEWS | Politics | At-a-glance: Butler report

The Channel 4 News report is worth a read, too.

All in all, a fairly comprehensive kicking for both the intelligence services and the Government, which should be enough to give even the most ardent pro-war supporter pause. It’s a damn shame that nothing will change within the Government as a result, though. When did our politicians become so brazen that mistakes on this scale happen without anyone taking responsibility and resigning?

However, the more paranoid elements of the anti-war camp might also want to note that “No evidence was found that Britain went to war to secure continued access to oil supplies”.

Get your own copy of the report here.

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