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No 10 blocks envoy's book on Iraq


By Martin Bright and Peter Beaumont
Sunday July 17, 2005, The Observer

A controversial fly-on-the wall account of the Iraq war by one of Britain's most senior former diplomats has been blocked by Downing Street and the Foreign Office.

Publication of The Costs of War by Sir Jeremy Greenstock, UK ambassador to the UN during the build-up to the 2003 war and the Prime Minister's special envoy to Iraq in its aftermath, has been halted. In an extract seen by The Observer, Greenstock describes the American decision to go to war as 'politically illegitimate' and says that UN negotiations 'never rose over the level of awkward diversion for the US administration'. Although he admits that 'honourable decisions' were made to remove the threat of Saddam, the opportunities of the post-conflict period were 'dissipated in poor policy analysis and narrow-minded execution'.

Regarded as a career diplomat of impeccable integrity, during his time in post-invasion Iraq, Greenstock became disillusioned with the Coalition Provisional Authority, led by Paul Bremer. Their relationship had deteriorated by the time Greenstock returned to Britain.

The decision to block the book until Greenstock removes substantial passages will be interpreted as an attempt by ministers to avoid further embarrassing disclosures over the conduct of the war and its aftermath from a highly credible source.

Officials who have seen the book are understood to have been 'deeply shocked' over the way in which Greenstock has quoted widely from 'privileged' private conversations with Tony Blair, Foreign Secretary Jack Straw and from the private deliberations of the UN Security Council.

Greenstock has been asked to remove all these sections before the book can be cleared for publication. 'I think some people are really quite surprised that someone like Sir Jeremy has done this,' said one source. 'In particular the way he has quoted private conversations with the Prime Minister.' Greenstock is also thought to be scathing about Bremer and US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Greenstock's British publishers, Random House, were remaining tight-lipped but it is thought that the book is almost certain not to be published in the autumn as planned. It was also to be serialised in a British newspaper.

Greenstock, now director of the foreign policy think tank, the Ditchley Foundation, was set to give a series of public appearances, including one at next month's Edinburgh Book Festival. The Foreign Office last night issued a statement: 'Civil Service regulations which apply to all members of the diplomatic service require that any retired official must obtain clearance in respect of any publication relating to their service. Sir Jeremy Greenstock's proposed book is being dealt with under this procedure.'

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LEAK IT U.K. Hero, leak it!!

http://www.boston.com/news/world...terror_in_iraq/

This is HUGE!! This article must be read by every American before we are done. We must make sure this article and what it says are spread far and wide and often and LOUD.

http://www.boston.com/news/world...terror_in_iraq/
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Study cites seeds of terror in Iraq
War radicalized most, probes find

By Bryan Bender, Globe Staff | July 17, 2005

WASHINGTON -- New investigations by the Saudi Arabian government and an Israeli think tank -- both of which painstakingly analyzed the backgrounds and motivations of hundreds of foreigners entering Iraq to fight the United States -- have found that the vast majority of these foreign fighters are not former terrorists and became radicalized by the war itself...

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BUSH/HITLER
SAME SHIT-- DIFFERENT ASSHOLE!

PNAC terrorists and Zionists are in cahoots together this time- I suspect the Al Qaeda are too, because, why aren't we looking for Osama ?

THE NET RESULT OF THE IRAQ WAR- BUSH USED BILLIONS OF SOCIAL SECURITY DOLLARS TO PERFORM ETHNIC CLEANSING UPON THE SUNNIS EFFECTIVELY LEAVING IRAQ WITH A TOTALLY UNSTABLE PRO-IRANIAN GOVERNMENT AND MILLIONS OF SUNNIS WHO HAVE TAKEN A BLOOD OATH TO DIE FOR THE GENOCIDE THAT BUSH AND BLAIR HAVE PERPETRATED.
THE SUNNIS HAVE BECOME THE MIDDLE EAST'S NEW PALESTINIANS WITH NO HOME AND NO GOVERNMENT. WHEN THERE IS NO JUSTICE THERE IS VIOLENCE AND DEATH.
GEORGE W BUSH IS A PSYCHOPATH AND AN EMBARRASSMENT TO ALL CIVILIZED PEOPLE. HOPEFULLY,HE WILL BE IMPEACHED FOR TREASON AND CRIMES AGAINST THE CONSTITUTION AND MADE ACCOUNTABLE FOR HIS ACTIONS.

..$200 billion would go a long way towards many a good cause.

I sincerely hope that Mr. Greenstock can publish his uncensored material on the internet as soon as possible. It is clear that Bush and Blair will hide behind any excuse to shield the truth from seeing the light of day. It is not a crime to make public information which exposes another crime, especially when such truth exposes the abuses of power by elected public officials. In this case Bush & Co. and Blair should face the wrath of a fully informed public about their respective conduct in the lead up to the Iraq war.

I also sincerely hope that Mr. O'Neil and the other former Bush administration officials who have been smeared by the Bush hackers come out and join the growing cause to hold Bush and Co. acccountable in this country. Gentlemen, come forward, be heard, help the people restore America to its greatness and promise! Mr. Greenstock, do not allow your book to be sanitized by representatives of those who wish to hide behind laws intended to protect public officials from legitimate clandestine activity.

People of good will all over the world beg all of you officials with any knowledge to come forward and provide the information necessary to hold Bush & Co. and Blair accountable.

We should all recall the words of Patrick Henry the great American Revolutionary, "GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH"! Henry sought liberty from the tyrant, King George, of England. Now we good citizens of the US and UK need to rreacquire our liberty from the tyrants, George W. Bush and his lap dog, Tony Blair.

perhaps someone at random house needs to leak the book.

"Co-authour" with an American. We have freedom of the press and will gladly publish it. Claim an American ghost writer, we have freedom of the press and will publish it.

I don't care how you do it, just get it published. We need to expose the the bb's (bush and blair) for the warmongers they are.

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