Dead Men Left

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

War, lies, yoghurt

Chicken Yoghurt delivers the goods on the liar occupying Number 10. Go read, especially this choice excerpt, transcribed from a Radio 4 interview between Jack Straw and John Humphrys:

Humphrys: Tony Blair said last week, "I don't believe we had any option but to disclose the name of Dr David Kelly". That is what he said last week to Jeremy Paxman. On the 22nd of July 2003 he said, "I did not authorise the leaking of the name of David Kelly". Can you reconcile those two statements?

Straw: Yes I can, because in one case he uses the first person singular and in the other case he uses first person...

H: Ah. Oh, right. So when he says "I" he doesn't speak for the Government then, there is no collective Government responsibility is there?