Apr 8, 2013 - Ian Fletcher has had a stellar past - well before political controversy erupted over his new appointment.
Ian Fletcher apparently knew about plans for invading Iraq before most.
Documents released in the inquiry into the Iraq war show Mr Fletcher was privy to 'extremely sensitive' and secret documents forecasting the march to war.
Ian Fletcher came to the role of Kiwi spymaster after a front-row seat at one of the greatest and most criticised intelligence operations of recent time.
And he was interviewed and hired to run the GCSB while under investigation for contempt of the Queensland Parliament. The complaint went no further after Mr Fletcher made a correction to the parliamentary record. read more>>>