donderdag, juli 22, 2004

Another boilerplate inquiry, suprise, surprise, lets Howard off the hook

BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Australia's Iraq war case damned

"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."

Hey, guys, you know, why did we have to go to all the expense of four different enquiries (Hutton, Butler, 9-11 Commission and now Flood) if all you were going to do was photocopy the original?