I remember a senior Labour defense minister explaining to me bitterly after Iraq that Short’s department was only interested in the army if it was handing out food parcels and being nice to people. Otherwise, they weren’t interested in engaging much with the process. Demanding a properly rigorous curfew and robust military government until civic society could be rebuilt? Not really DFID’s scene. How, like, totally militaristic, man.
Thursday, 4 February 2010
A Short filleting
Iain Martin is rapidly heading for my "daily must-read" list. He savages Claire Short's testimony at the Chilcot enquiry: