Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Spies should 'speak truth to power'

There was an interesting interview with writer John Le Carre on this morning's Today programme. A former spy himself, he makes some pertinent comments about the responsibility, and failure, of the intelligence services to 'speak truth to power'. If they had done so, and presented the real evidence about the lack of WDM in Iraq, it would have been impossible for Blair to have deceived the country into going to war. You can listen to the interview here.