The Great Defamation, part 194
Feeble addition to the Daily Mail’s propaganda campaign against a war eight years ago about which it hedged its bets at the time. It would appear that the newspaper has bought the rights to Gordon Corera’s new book, The Art of Betrayal, but that, as might be expected of a scrupulous journalist such as Corera, it failed to provide the smoking cliché that Paul Dacre wanted.
Some unfortunate, Tony Rennell in this case, was therefore assigned the task of writing a standard anti-war screed, which refers occasionally to uncontentious stuff from Corera’s book.
Needless to say, there is nothing in the text to support the sub-headline’s assertion that “MI6 – under pressure from Blair and Campbell – produced bogus evidence to make the case for the Iraq war”. What this means is that MI6 reported evidence that turned out to be false. However, the clear implication is that it knew that it was false when it produced it, and that it did so because it was “under pressure” from Tony Blair and Alastair Campbell, which is the Great Defamation peddled by the antis since May 2003.chilcot, iraq inquiry
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