The government's carefully co-ordinated propaganda offensive took an embarrassing hit tonight after Downing Street was accused of plagiarism.
Read sample of the accused plagiarised text The target is an intelligence dossier released on Monday and heralded by none other than Colin Powell at the UN yesterday.
Middle East Review Of International Affairs | September 2002 | by Ibrahim al-Marashi Iraq's security and intelligence network: a guide and analysis Ensuring the survival of President Saddam Hussein are five primary agencies that make up the Iraqi security apparatus: Special Security, General Security, General Intelligence, Military Intelligence and Military Security. In addition to preventing coups and protecting Saddam, these agencies, whose duties largely overlap, maintain internal domestic security and conduct foreign operations. These intelligence agencies along with the Baíth Party organizations and select units of the military form Saddamís security network, permeating every aspect of Iraqi life and ensuring his total control over the state.
They call themselves, self-mockingly, the Cabalóa small cluster of policy advisers and analysts now based in the Pentagonís Office of Special Plans. In the past year, according to former and present Bush Administration officials, their operation, which was conceived by Paul Wolfowitz, the Deputy Secretary of Defense, has brought about a crucial change of direction in the American intelligence community. These advisers and analysts, who began their work in the days after September 11, 2001, have produced a skein of intelligence reviews that have helped to shape public opinion and American policy toward Iraq. They relied on data gathered by other intelligence agency.