Thursday, July 29, 2004


Journalist Laura Rozen, blogging from Boston, writes:

I got to briefly grab former British foreign minister Robin Cook, a man I respect very much for his leadership on the humanitarian interventions in Bosnia and Kosovo, for a brief conversation about a subject near and dear to my heart: those alleged other British sources of intelligence on the African uranium issue. [You will remember Cook resigned from the Blair government expressing the belief that Blair was going to war in Iraq on false pretenses/hyped up intelligence]. Cook's response: there are none. There are no other British sources of intelligence that Iraq was seeking uranium in Niger. He said the French control Niger's uranium and any other intelligence on this issue the British had would have come from the French, and the French obviously didn't give it much credence.

Interesting. Josh Marshall has certainly tried to get to the bottom of this (see here, here, and here), but he seems to keep stepping into the proverbial wilderness of mirrors. Maybe mirrors are all that's there.

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