Geoff Hoon, UK Minister of Defence, testified yesterday, whilst giving giving evidence to the defence committee, that:
|"Since it was not a big issue at the time, it was not a matter we discussed"|
referring to the exact status of the Iraqi weapons to which the '45 minute' delivery label had been attached. It seems hardly credible.
As one who was strongly in favour of the action to remove the odious Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq, and who remains firmly of that view, I am nevertheless nonplussed at the seeming lack of attention to details which really do matter, coupled with a meticulous attention to the minutiae when it serves only to cover one's own back. I think Hoon tests my credulity somewhat beyond previously tested limits!