David Shayler

Iraq: Their Word is Not Enough

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Ex-MI5 whistleblower David Shayler exposes the abuse of intelligence to justify war.

I was the Libyan desk officer - the expert on Libya - when I was in the intelligence services. For many years Libya made diplomatic overtures to Britain and the US to try and get rid of the sanctions regime. Tony Blair has recently claimed that Colonel Gadaffi has renounced his weapons of mass destruction because of the war in Iraq. But that is simply not true. For ten years he‘s been trying to come back into the fold. What we have in Libya now, of course, is someone on our side, a country that is under control - an ally.

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