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12 January 2010

Iraq inquiry: here are the two key quotes

Will Alastair Campbell be asked about the "foreword" to the dodgy dossier?

By Mehdi Hasan

The entire document was the product of the pen of the Joint Intelligence Committee chairman [John Scarlett].

– Alastair Campbell speaking at the Commons foreign affairs committee (FAC) on 25 June 2003.

I saw the document or the foreword as something quite separate from the text of the dossier itself. The text of the dossier itself I was clearly responsible for drafting. The foreword was overtly a political statement signed by the Prime Minister.

– Sir John Scarlett speaking at the Iraq inquiry on 8 December 2009.

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