One more strike for freedom


Senior counter-terrorism officials now believe that the intelligence that led to the raid on a family house last Friday in a search for a chemical device about to be used to attack Britain was wrong, the Guardian has learned.

Counter-terrorism officials were under pressure last night after days of meticulous search of the house in east London failed to produce anything to link the two men they arrested to a chemical plot. But a senior police officer said they had been left with “no choice” but to force entry into the house because there was specific intelligence of a threat to public safety.… 

What’s the chance of the Australian newspaper acknowledging its mistake in praising British authorities on the raid just yesterday, when it had already emerged that the “intelligence” was faulty? Or perhaps the Murdoch press would like to praise the Blair government for assisting the CIA in torture flights? You can almost smell freedom, democracy and liberty in the air.