Manningham Buller, Chilcot and reasons for the war against Iraq

The Chilcot Inquiry rumbles on and almost lost in the news was the rather important evidence given by the former head of MI5, Ms Manningham-Buller on 20th July. She said that going to war in Iraq increased the terror threat in the United Kingdom, she had to ask for her budget to be doubled to meet the increased terror threat, the war had “radicalised” young Muslims and opened the door for Osama Bin Laden to operate in Iraq. All this was made known to Mr Blair at the time and it actually should not come as a surprise to anyone. Continue reading