Friday, February 22, 2008
How nice to see Nanny apologising, for once, over something that she said that she said that was based on "incorrect" information.
Nanny has been very embarrassed, and a tad pissed off with her chums in the Bush administration, over the revelation that previous denials about the US using British airports for rendition flights were in fact bollocks.
Can you guess what the problem was?
Yes, that's right; seemingly the US has been using British airports for rendition flights!
Gosh, what a surprise!
David Millipede, Nanny's foreign secretary, told MPs that contrary to "earlier explicit assurances" two flights landed at Diego Garcia, the British Indian Ocean territory where the US has a large air base, in 2002. He said the flights had been mistakenly overlooked in previous US internal inquiries carried out at the UK's behest.
Ah, "mistakenly overlooked"; yes that must be the reason for the earlier denials!
Seemingly the US only found out about the renditions when CIA flight crews were interviewed directly. John Bellinger, chief legal adviser in the US state department, said CIA officials were now "as confident as they can be" that no other detainees had been flown through Britain on secret rendition flights over the past six years of America's so called "war on terror".
Great, so that's alright then isn't it?
Errmmm...could Nanny possibly answer one teeny weeny question please?
If this has only just come to light, how come I wrote about rendition way back in July 2006, and took the piss out of it in December 2005?
-Was I in a time warp?
-Am I member of the CIA?
I don't think so!
I wrote about it because the whole farking world knew that rendition was being conducted using British bases, it was only Nanny and her chums in "W's" administration that chose to deny it!
What else is Nanny not telling us?
A lot more is going to come out about this.