UK Iraq weapons dossier rewritten to make it ‘sexier’
“A dossier compiled by the government on Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction was rewritten to make it “sexier”, a senior British official has told the BBC.
The intelligence official told the BBC the dossier had been “transformed” a week before it was published on the orders of Downing Street.
He said: “The classic example was the statement that weapons of mass destruction were ready for use within 45 minutes. “That information was not in the original draft.
It was included in the dossier against our wishes because it wasn’t reliable. He said “most people in intelligence” were unhappy about the changes because they “didn’t reflect the considered view they were putting forward”.
I believe that this making a report “sexier” is also known as “lying”.