Good news for anyone who was afraid that the United States and the United Kingdom entered into the war in Iraq based upon intelligence from a source that was somewhat less than sound.
Turns out we learned everything we needed to know from some cab driver guy…
An Iraqi taxi driver may have been the source of the discredited claim that Saddam Hussein could unleash weapons of mass destruction within 45 minutes, a Tory MP claimed today.
Adam Holloway, a defence specialist, said MI6 obtained information indirectly from a taxi driver who had overheard two Iraqi military commanders talking about Saddam's weapons.
The 45-minute claim was a key feature of the dossier about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction that was released by Tony Blair in September 2002. Blair published the information to bolster public support for war.
Man, cab drivers really are just so full of information. Like, the one I had the other night, he knew everything that was going to happen to my soul after I die unless I renounce my evil iPod-listening-to ways. You'd be surpised at how detailed his information was.
Is there anything we can't learn from these wise men who drive amongst us?
(via Glenn Greenwald, who has more)
Tags: Iraq, Saddam Hussein, United Kingdom, WMDs