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Sexed-Up Lies & Videotape

by | 9th, July 2003

‘WHAT is clear about the fall-out from the farce of the Government’s Iraq dossiers is that the BBC, Government and the men in shiny suits at MI6 operate a swap shop of information.

‘Where’s the whistle?’

It’s a bit like the alleged relationship between Al Jazeera, the Arabic TV station, and the Iraqi security services, only obviously far less awful and underhand.

But even in this small world there is room for secrecy and subterfuge, and the Guardian leads today with news that the Beeb is refusing the name its whistle blower.

In any case, the Ministry of Defence says that is knows who he is. Yesterday it released a statement saying it had identified the possible source of the broadcaster’s story into ‘sexed-up’ dossiers.

We now know that this official is ‘middle-ranking’, an ‘expert on WMD’ and for all we know wears a large bristling moustache and answers to the name Saddam.

He also may or may not live in the inhospitable isolation of Niger. This country has been in the news of late, being as it

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