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Imaginary Enemies

by | 4th, June 2003

‘THE best form of defence is attack and the best target for attack is one which can’t defend itself.

”I don’t even know a Mr Higgins”

Thus, Hilary Clinton blamed a shadowy right-wing conspiracy for the attacks on her husband while he was in the White House.

And this morning senior ministers are blaming ”rogue elements within the intelligence services” for using the row over weapons of mass destruction to undermine the Government.

The Times says the claims, which echo the allegations that MI5 tried to destabilise the Harold Wilson government in the 1960s and 1970s, are part of a concerted counter-attack against charges that Tony Blair exaggerated the threat posed by Saddam Hussein and his weapons of mass destruction.

Leader of the Commons John Reid said opponents of the Government had been receiving uncorroborated briefings by potentially rogue elements of the security services.

”I find it difficult to grasp why this should be believed against the word of the British Prime Minister and the head of the Joint Intelligence Committee,” he told the Times.

”This is getting ridiculous. We have not found WMD yet, but we have not found Saddam Hussein – and everyone knows he existed.”

Or do we? Consider – he is a nondescript Middle Eastern-looking man with a moustache.

He has several doubles to excuse the fact that his appearance seems to change from one day to the next.

He sleeps in different houses every day so no-one can ever find him.

And he appeared on the international scene just at the time Tom Selleck was looking for work after the final series of Magnum PI.

Makes you wonder…

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