intelligence services

Debriefing the President

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A book by an ex-CIA “leadership analyst” who admires George Bush senior and constantly seeks the best ways to defend American interests might not be the normal fare of Socialist Review.

However, this account of agent John Nixon’s meetings with the recently imprisoned Saddam Hussein has caused some minor ripples in the stagnant ponds of the bourgeois press for what it exposes of the American state and security services, and the way it clearly demolishes any lingering justifications of the US and Britain attacking Iraq.

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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