The Spies Who Fooled the World

On the eve of the tenth anniversary of the Iraq War, Panorama reveals how key aspects of the secret intelligence used by Downing Street and the White House to justify the invasion were based on fabrication, wishful thinking and lies. Peter Taylor tracks down some of those responsible and reports on the remarkable story of how, in the months before the war, two highly-placed sources – close to Saddam Hussein – talked secretly to the CIA and MI6. Their intelligence said Iraq did not have an active WMD programme – but it was simply dismissed.

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  1. it’s the way we work, who is surprised by this? We want Saddam’s head for killing his people with Chemical weapons. We went one better we killed his and ours and anyone else that dies over there these days over a lie e knew about. No one is going to pay more than that families of the dead.

  2. Not everybody was fooled. This is Elitist propaganda. Millions protested the war saying there was a no proof. BBC = Elitist propaganda.

  3. I guess the Defector really hated Sadaam