The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Monday, July 18, 2005

On your mark, get set, DISCREDIT!

A spooky story from the UK suggests that a top British diplomat, Sir Jeremy Greenstock, has been blocked from publishing a book that gives an account of the post-war situation in Iraq.

Reportedly critical not only of the Blair government, but of such high-profile Americans as Condi Rice and Coalition Provisional Authority head L. Paul Bremer (with whom Greenstock worked), the UK government has asked the author to remove "substantial passages," the reporter states that the blocking will be regarded as "an attempt by ministers to avoid further embarrassing disclosures over the conduct of the war and its aftermath from a highly credible source."

The main concern seems to be that private conversations at the top levels of the British government are included in the text. Wouldn't we love to see those...