I have an increasingly dim view of the whole Hutton inquiry. Although an inquiry on Kelly's death ought to be made, I think elevating it to the main question of politics is at best unproductive and at worst a dangerous diversion. It obscures what ought to be political questions:
- Who benefited from the war in Iraq?
- What was the outcome?
- Was the outcome as advertised?
- Should we be pursuing such policies?
- Is the government trustworthy in general?
I also note that dealing with politics in such a black-and-white manner seems to be an anglo-saxon tradition. Oliver North would be pleased.