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Independent on Sunday 'Dodgy dossier' still posted on Downing Street website http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/story.jsp?story=415554 Alastair Campbell, the Prime Minister's director of communications, has apologised to the intelligence services for claiming that a dossier on Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction, mostly plagiarised from specialist magazines and a 12-year-old student thesis, was compiled from intelligence sources. Yet the "dodgy dossier", which Mr Campbell admitted "had not met the required standard of accuracy", is still posted on the Downing Street website. Nearly five months after its publication, there is no indication that its contents have been copied - inaccurately in a number of cases - from published sources or that numbers were rounded up and the language hardened. "I'm absolutely surprised that the document is still up there," said Ibrahim al-Marashi, the Oxford PhD student whose work was copied. In September 2002 a chapter on Iraqi security from his undergraduate dissertation was published in the Middle East Review of International Affairs and lifted without acknowledgement by a Downing Street team under Alison Blackshaw, Mr Campbell's personal assistant..... ... Prime Minister's Forward http://www.number-10.gov.uk/output/Page284.asp Iraq's programme for Weapons of Mass Destruction - The assessment of the British http://www.number-10.gov.uk/output/Page275.asp PART 1: IRAQ'S CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL, NUCLEAR AND BALLISTIC MISSILE PROGRAMMES http://www.number-10.gov.uk/output/Page273.asp _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk