Blair can't get rid of Anderson or Scarlett - they know too muchJuly 8/9 2004 ~ An emailer writes, " If you can get at this on the Newsnight part of the BBC website try and catch this. David Kay (former weapons inspector) was interviewed by Gavin Esler - re the forthcoming Butler report. He said that in the USA the Commission published its report about the way intelligience was handled and George Tenet goes - here in the UK John Scarlett gets promoted.
Asked by Esler why this was - Kay says its strange how the same situation is treated differently/interpreted differently by the different administrations.
Perhaps the difference was that the US Inquiry was open, up in front of the cameras, and transparent - and there was no fudging of the outcome. Here we have the Butler Inquiry behind closed doors - and we don't get to hear the evidence.
Just like Anderson - Scarlett has to be kept inside the tent - and on side with the Govt. If ditched they would no doubt have much to say which would embarass Blair and the Govt. As it is Blair can't get rid of Anderson or Scarlett - they know too much."