The Iraq dossier left a legacy which we don't deserve. It was produced in good faith, but the fact that it happens to have been wrong has infected everything that is said about intelligence. It has created a trust gap.It has become part of what you have to say these days, that the dossier was produced in good faith. The involvement of the government's spin doctors on the inside of the drafting process had nothing to do with it.
Sunday, 1 July 2007
In good faith
The Telegraph reports that "Lord" Carlile, "who acts as a one-man watchdog reviewing anti-terrorist legislation", is calling for a wide-ranging review of the role of the intelligence services on the basis that: