Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Iraq dossier 'based on spin doctors arguments'

By Rosa Prince, Political Correspondent Last Updated: 1:43am GMT 19/02/2008

The "dodgy dossier" on Iraq which the Government claimed gave the intelligence agencies' case for war bore a striking resemblance to a draft by a Government spin doctor, it emerged on Monday.
The public was finally allowed to compare the two documents more than six years after they were drawn up after the release of a draft by John Williams, a former Foreign Office press officer.
Opposition politicians said the report proved that the case for war had been based on the arguments and rhetoric of spin doctors rather than an impartial analysis by intelligence experts.


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