Thursday, November 16, 2006

P-55 And the TRUTH will land you in jail...

Danes on trial over Iraq secrets

he editor and two reporters from one of Denmark's main newspapers have gone on trial charged with publishing secret intelligence about Iraqi weapons......In articles published in 2004 they quoted from analysis by a Danish intelligence agent, Frank Grevil.....His report, written before the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq, concluded that there was no evidence of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in Iraq.

It is being viewed as a landmark case in Denmark, which is usually an ardent defender of freedom of expression..... An offence of publishing confidential Danish government documents is punishable by fines or up to two years in prison.

Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen supported the US-led invasion of Iraq and told parliament he was convinced former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was in possession of WMD..... In October 2003, seven months after the invasion, the body set up by the US to search for WMD, the Iraq Survey Group, reported that no such weapons had been found.


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