The Foreign Office is bracing itself for heavy criticism for his department's failure to keep proper records about the build up to the Iraq War, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.
19 Jul 2013 - The Foreign Office is bracing itself for heavy criticism for his department's failure to keep proper records about the build up to the Iraq War, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.
William Hague’s department admitted in a Whitehall business plan that it was worried that the inquiry by Sir John Chilcot will express displeasure with “gaps” in the Foreign Office’s book-keeping in the years around the war.
The news comes after The Daily Telegraph disclosed that former Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair will be warned this month that he is to be criticised by inquiry.
Sir John wrote to David Cameron earlier this week to inform him that “individuals” had been identified who would be criticised in his long-awaited report. read more>>>
Just a touch of what came out in the public hearings in the early days of:
24 November 2009 - Even before Bush's administration came to power an article written by his then national security adviser, Condoleezza Rice, warned that "nothing will change" in Iraq until Saddam was gone
30 November 2009 - George Bush tried to make a connection between Iraq and al-Qaida in a conversation with Tony Blair three days after the 9/11 attacks, according to Blair's foreign policy adviser of the time.
3 December 2009 - Boyce mentions the "dysfunctionalism" of Washington. He says that he would find himself briefing his American counterparts on what was happening in different parts of the US administration. Rumsfeld was not sharing information