"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Friday, 28 May 2010

More Trouble Over Iraq

The Chilcot Inquiry, which resumes again within the next two months, is being refused access to an MoD internally-commissioned report by Lt-Gen Chris Brown
However, Brown's criticisms were so harsh that they have been suppressed following the intervention of Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup, chief of the defence staff, and other officials, who considered them too embarrassing even for internal consumption at the MoD.  Defence chiefs also appear to be worried that once Brown's study was passed to Sir John Chilcot to help him with his inquiry, they would lose control of the contents.
The Inquiry must be given sight of this important report to allow it to come to any sort of reasonable conclusion, although it's very unlikely it will ever be released to the public.

Blogging:  'Blog-lite' will continue for a while.  I couldn't even find any 'Good News' to post this morning, since what qualifies as good news is all a matter of perception.  I think the result of the Malton & Thirsk by-election could be included though since Labour was once again relegated to third place.

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