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U.K. ‘Dragged’ into Iraq War: Former Top MI-6 Official

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4 May 09 | Raw Story

In a revealing speech delivered this weekend, the former deputy director of Britain’s secret intelligence service said the Iraq war “was always against” the “better judgment” of the agency.

Nigel Inkster was deputy director of MI6, Britain’s foreign intelligence service, during Tony Blair’s Administration. According to an article in the Telegraph Sunday, Inkster was being groomed to succeed Sir Richard Dearlove, then MI6 chief, but may have been passed over because of his opinions regarding Iraq.

In a speech at the Institute for Public Policy Research, Inkster blamed the Foreign Office — the UK equivalent of the State Department — for allowing his country to get “dragged into” a war which intelligence officials found dubious at best. >>>

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4 May 2009 at 2:49 pm

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